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  • How Colorado Springs-area school districts are responding after fatal teen crash

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Counselors were on hand at Palmer Ridge High School throughout the day Tuesday to talk with grieving students after two students died in an auto crash. State troopers said speed and alcohol were factors in the deadly single-vehicle crash in Black Forest that killed seniors Beau...

  • Community grieves loss of Monument students; school districts provide education, support

    By andrea sinclair and LISA WALTON The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Palmer Ridge High School began the day Tuesday with a moment of silence in honor of two students who were killed in a Monday morning car crash, and a wooden cross erected at the crash site near Black Forest quickly was signed with messages from mourners. "Forever," "miss you," "love"...

  • Free McDonald's breakfast Wednesday to Colorado K-8th graders

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Breakfast is on the house Wednesday for kindergartners through eighth-graders in Colorado. The house of Ronald McDonald, that is. McDonald's restaurants throughout the state will supply free breakfast to children under age 15 who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The...

  • Poland honors UCCS English professor

    By debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    "Dad would be proud." As he stood on stage during an academic conference in Warsaw, Poland, over the summer, Tom Napierkowski's thoughts turned to the man who cultivated his appreciation of his Polish-American culture and heritage: his late father. Those were the first words that...

  • Music program tailored to kids a sweet sound in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    There's piano or guitar lessons, and then there's Kids' Music Playground. It's like Grandma's broccoli-and-bean bake versus a Happy Meal. Music teacher extraordinaire Cheri Roggow came up with the idea and has been offering it in Colorado Springs for 10 years. The program, for...

  • UCCS continues to grow with record-setting enrollment

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has shattered another enrollment record. Preliminary figures for the fall semester, which began Monday, show that 11,199 students are enrolled. That's 601 more students than last year's record 10,598 enrollees. "We have a happening...

  • Bomb scare closes District 20 school for more than half-hour Friday

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Discovery Canyon School in northern Colorado Springs was on lockdown Friday morning after school officials received a bomb threat at about 9 a.m. According to District-20 spokeswoman Nanette Anderson, the elementary, middle and high schools at the campus on North Gate Boulevard were...

  • No foul play suspected of CU-Boulder student from Colorado Springs

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOULDER — Foul play isn't suspected in the death of a University of Colorado student found dead in his dorm room this week. The coroner identified the student on Thursday as 21-year-old George Graham of Colorado Springs. His body was found Tuesday, the second day of classes of the...

  • Cripple Creek district, library board reach agreement; books to stay in high school

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    After a summer of conflict that included preparing to pick up and move shop, the public library in Cripple Creek is staying put. At a monthly meeting Monday, the school board for Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 gave final approval on a 20-year memorandum of understanding...

  • New Colorado Springs D-11 executive chef tasked with creating 'awesomeness' in schools

    ByTERESA J. FARNEY teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Nathan Dirnberger has been driven to follow his dream to be a leader - and he's getting his chance. Dirnberger, 27, is the newly hired executive chef for School District 11. But it hasn't been an easy journey for this young chef. His parents divorced when he was 5, leaving his mom to...

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