• Contractors work to fix glitch in Air Force Academy's honor tower

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    The Air Force Academy's leaning tower of honor was leaning just a bit too much and contractors are working to fix the glass and steel structure atop the new Center for Character and Leadership Development. The building with its 105-foot tower that leans to the North Star represents...

  • Kids (and adults) explore their inner outer-space dreams at Colorado Springs center

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    Toddlers and teens zigzagged through and around display cases while clutching clipboards and pointing out models of rockets, modules and spacecraft. Some whirled around in a Barany chair used for physical training for astronauts. A few tracked the International Space Station as it...

  • Stray satellite signals help measure snowfall in arid West

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    DENVER — Climate scientists are gleaning valuable information about snowfall and droughts from errant satellite signals once considered a nuisance. The data comes from GPS receivers, mostly ones used by earthquake researchers to detect motion in the Earth's surface. The receivers...

  • Local high school senior chosen as state delegate for U.S. Senate Youth Program

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    A Colorado Springs student has been selected as one of two Colorado delegates to the 53rd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program, to be held March 7-14 in Washington, D.C. Serene Singh, a senior at Rampart High School in Academy School District 20 and senior class president, was chosen,...

  • Regional poetry contest open to students in grades 9-12

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Fountain Valley School of Colorado is calling for entries for the seventh annual Athenaea Poetry Competition for high school students in the Pikes Peak region. All students in grades 9-12 may enter. Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Janice Gould will judge the entries. Students can submit up...

  • Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping, multibillion-dollar proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce. The...

  • Manitou Springs school bus hit, students transferred to another bus

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    A vehicle slid into a Manitou Springs School District 14 bus Friday morning, but school officials said none of the elementary school students were injured. Russ Vogel, principal of Manitou Springs Elementary School, said in an email to families that the students were taken to school...

  • It's a Friday freeze around Colorado Springs; schools, military bases delayed

    BY Stephen Hobbs and Lisa Walton, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Icy roads have returned Friday morning, along with delayed starts for many schools and an expected slow commute in the Colorado Springs area. An arctic cold front similar to the one that hit the Pikes Peak region Wednesday was expected to bring freezing drizzle, snow and fog back to...

  • Colorado education board vote on state testing waivers raises questions

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    The quagmire of standardized testing became even murkier Thursday, with a surprise move by the Colorado State Board of Education leaving more questions than answers for public school districts across the state. On the heels of November's massive student protests against standardized...

  • Colorado Springs' online graduate degree programs rank among best in nation and tops in state

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Two online graduate programs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs rank above other similar programs in Colorado, according to U.S. News and World Report. UCCS' online Masters in Business Administration degree program and its online graduate engineering program placed the...

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