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  • Texas construction firm paying $300k fine over environmental violations at Air Force Academy

    Katherine Blunt katherine.blunt@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    El Paso, Texas-based Hunt Building has agreed to pay $310,000 to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at two construction sites at the Air Force Academy, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. In 2008 and 2009, the federal agency conducted four inspections of...

  • CU moves to fire professor over sex assault probe

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    BOULDER — The University of Colorado is moving to fire a tenured philosophy professor who launched his own investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving two graduate students. The alleged victim claimed associate professor David Barnett said she was "sexually promiscuous"...

  • Researchers hope to understand long-term effects of trauma through survey of Black Forest, Waldo Canyon fire victims

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    A group of researchers are turning their attention to the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires with the hope of learning more about families and how they cope with disaster. A behavior expert and a research associate from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are part of the...

  • Air Force Academy program opens millions in research to Pikes Peak area entrepreneurs

    BY Katherine Blunt katherine.blunt@gmail.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will introduce a program at its Aug. 20 MashUp event that allows local businesses to jump-start growth using the resources of the Air Force Academy. The MashUp is a networking opportunity for local entrepreneurs. Air Force officials...

  • Back to school list: New year, challenges

    By Debbie Kelley and Carol McGraw
    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    It seems like summer has just gotten underway and already, youngsters are having to wake up early, grab their backpacks and head out the door to school. Classes resumed in one area district on Friday, and more districts open this week. In a few weeks, students in all 17 Pikes Peak...

  • Cripple Creek council tells library district to re-open negotiations with school district

    By debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Cripple Creek City Council on Wednesday night strongly encouraged the Southern Teller County Library District to re-open negotiations with Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1. A dispute over a contract the two taxing entities have renewed annually since 1976 started a few...

  • Colorado College rakes in more than $18 million from fundraising

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Colorado College announced Wednesday that the 2014 fiscal year was one of the best fundraising efforts in the school's history. The college raised $18.6 million in cash gifts between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, a 27 percent increase compared to the previous year. That total was...

  • Most Colorado Springs-area school cafeterias have been cited for 'critical' health violations

    By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez, maria.sanchez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    It's 9:30 a.m. on a Wednesday morning in July, and the kitchen staff at the Roy J. Wasson Academic Complex in Colorado Springs School District 11 is hard at work. During the school year, this kitchen is in charge of the baked goods prepared for District 11 elementary students, as...

  • Back-to-school help from professional organizers

    By KATHERINE ROTH The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Success in school often depends on how well a student manages to organize everything from demanding schoolwork to a dizzying array of after-school activities to technological distractions. That's a lot to ask of a child, or even of busy parents. For those with disposable income, a...

  • Jewish children enjoying summer camp, but concerned over conflict

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    The kids at the JCC Ranch Camp were faced with a day of unrelenting rain Wednesday. Boring, huh? Not if you love playing in the mud. Lots and lots of mud. On feet. On faces. On shorts and T-shirts. And, of course, getting some on the camp counselors. "It's disgusting," said Jake...

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