• GOP bill expanding parental control over education fails

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    DENVER — Democrats on Tuesday rejected a Republican bill that would have given parents broad authority over their children's school curriculum and medical treatment. The measure would have allowed parents to exempt their children from "any learning material or activity." Republican...

  • Power outage ends school early for some Colorado Springs students

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    A power line outage sent Harrison High School students home a little early on Tuesday. Students were dismissed at 1:30 p.m. after a power line outage at Interstate 25 and Lake Avenue plunged the entire campus into darkness about an hour earlier. Power was restored shortly around...

  • USAFA Cadet STEM Club on the move

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The Air Force Academy Cadet STEM Club will spend Thursday at Pueblo's Central High School doing demonstrations in the fields of aeronautical engineering, astronautics, mechanical engineering, physics, civil engineering and electrical engineering. The purpose: to encourage and excite...

  • Colorado State names Joe Parker new athletic director

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    FORT COLLINS — New Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker's resume is filled with stops at the NCAA's Power 5 conferences. After graduating from the University of Michigan, where he was a three-time All-American swimmer, Parker earned a master's degree from the University of...

  • Colorado College receives unusual donation

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Alumni and other people connected to Colorado College have donated to the school ground water rights beneath a large parcel of land southeast of Castle Rock, officials announced Monday. Officials hope the donation will become liquid gold for the private, nonprofit, liberal arts...

  • UCCS hosts Caring for Caregiver workshops

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The Aging Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will host two free Caring for the Caregiver workshops, 1-4 p.m. Friday and 3-6 p.m. April 17, in the first floor classroom of The Lane Center, 4863 N. Nevada Ave. The workshops include presentations by caregiving...

  • Many spring break options for Pikes Peak region kids

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Next week is spring break for all local public schools and most private schools in the Pikes Peak region. While some families plan annual vacations around their children's time off, others look for staycation choices. There are several opportunities, from daylong camps at community...

  • Former Colorado Springs teaching assistant sentenced to at least 10 years probation

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    A former Coronado High School teaching assistant could spend the rest of his life on intensive probation after being sentenced Monday for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Benjamin Wilkerson, 27, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 10 years to life of sex offender...

  • Trash can fire prompts high school evacuation

    KKTV
    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    A small fire in a boy's bathroom prompted a short evacuation at Mesa Ridge High School on Monday, reports KKTV news partner KKTV. The district says the fire was in a trash can. It was reported just before 11 a.m. Students were evacuated while the fire department responded....

  • Prom dresses for $10? Sunday fundraising event in Colorado Springs makes it possible

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Teen girls headed to prom or women in need of an evening dress can score a pre-worn one for 10 bucks on Sunday and help homeless youths, to boot. The $10 Prom Dress Expo takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center, 2886 S. Circle Drive....

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