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  • Medical helicopter at UCCS no cause for alarm

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Visitors to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus Wednesday morning may see Memorial Hospital's medical transport helicopter on site. No cause for alarm, officials say. The crew will be conducting training on the campus, off Austin Bluffs Parkway near the El Pomar...

  • Small school in Woodland Park to get big donation

    By DEBBie KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    A substantial donation from a Woodland Park business owner is being hailed as the biggest thing to happen to a small private school in years - one that will change the face of education for 
60 youngsters. Jayson Baker, chief executive officer of Peak Internet, plans to donate $30,000...

  • Failed pipe bomb evacuates Colorado school

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    AURORA — Authorities in Aurora are looking for people who tried to detonate a pipe bomb outside a middle school. The attempted detonation happened Saturday evening at Mrachek (Ma-RAH'-check) Middle School but the device wasn't found until Monday morning, prompting students to be...

  • Anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado teens starting

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    DENVER — A campaign to discourage Colorado youths from using marijuana titled "Don't Be a Lab Rat" will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/QGTPpQ ) that the goal of the campaign is to tell teens about the...

  • White students no longer to be majority in school

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county says "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting. Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language...

  • 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...

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