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  • Police: Colorado school gunman had Sandy Hook pics

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    DENVER — A student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at a suburban Denver high school last year showed a friend photos of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting and thought one of the images was "funny in a crude way," according to documents released Thursday. Karl...

  • Release of new test scores delayed due to 'small' error

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Blame it on everything being new. Shortly before the Colorado Department of Education was to publicly release scores for new standardized social studies and science tests, the agency announced some of the science scores are wrong. The inaccuracies arose from a combination of...

  • High school kids take traffic safety challenge

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Drive Smart Colorado launched its 26th annual High School Traffic Safety Challenge in Colorado Springs Thursday morning, with new options for teens to use in building their schools’ peer-to-peer, traffic safety campaigns. A $22,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation is helping fund...

  • Local student featured in Arts and Activities magazine

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Doherty High School student Elliott Chambers is featured as the Young Artist for the month of November in Arts and Activities magazine, a national art publication. Each year, the magazine features nine “Young Artists.” Students from Colorado Springs School District 11 usually...

  • Take the math geek challenge and win a gift card

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Good at math? You could win a gift card for correctly solving this problem. If you figure out the exact number of pizza combinations possible at Poor Richard's Restaurant, you could win a $250 gift card to Poor Richard's business complex downtown. Poor Richard's "Math Geek...

  • CU to address social issues on Tuesday

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    BOULDER — University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DiStefano is planning to address social issues in his state of the campus speech on Tuesday. The university is in the middle of a series of community discussions about how to make people feel welcome. DiStefano says there will be...

  • Pikes Peak-area educator named Colorado Teacher of the Year

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Everyone remembers a special teacher - the one who, with a few encouraging words helps shape the future, gives advice that makes a bad situation better or simply listens. At Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, that person is math teacher Kathy Thirkell, who has touched thousands of...

  • UCCS Radio is growing up fast

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    It's fair to say UCCS Radio is coming into its own. Started in 2003 as a project of engineering students, the online-only station - primarily operated and produced by students - struggled to get established. But now, financial backing, workable office space, up-to-date equipment,...

  • Colorado Springs business leaders urged to focus on early childhood education, care

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Forget about saving for college. Parents first must break the piggy bank to pay for child care and preschool. At about $13,000, the average annual cost for full-time infant care in Colorado exceeds the price of most in-state college tuition and fees. Not far behind is the average...

  • Hazmat science draws a crowd at annual Colorado Springs event

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Blake Ankrum was like a little kid, showing off gear to a group of eager people. He and three other members of the Colorado Springs Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Response Team were outside at the Cool Science Carnival Day on Saturday on the campus of the University of...

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