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  • Corporate donation will build a new space education center in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    A $400,000 grant will establish the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center at the Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. The funding from Lockheed Martin Corp., a global security and aerospace company, will provide science, technology,...

  • Efforts launched to help students apply to college, complete degrees

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    To increase the number of degrees obtained in Colorado, throughout the month of October, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and the Colorado Department of Higher Education are highlighting opportunities available to high school students to apply to college and programs available on campuses to help...

  • Colorado Springs charter school serving impoverished students gets major boost

    By debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    A big boost from Colorado Springs-based philanthropic powerhouse El Pomar Foundation will help a local charter school that caters to low-income and special education students complete its high school. El Pomar Foundation last week awarded Atlas Preparatory School a $750,000 grant....

  • Southern Colorado police: Students brought marijuana to sell at middle school

    By Sarah Rose, Canon City Daily Record
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Middle school students brought a pound of marijuana to sell at a school last week, said Florence Police Department Chief Mike DeLaurentis at Monday's Florence City Council meeting. He said the children got the marijuana from someone's back yard. "We've been experiencing more and...

  • Colorado teacher fired after lab accident

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    DENVER — A chemistry teacher has been fired after four students were burned, one seriously, when a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, a school spokeswoman said Tuesday. A letter was sent to parents...

  • Play about Columbine shooting to open in New York

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    NEW YORK — A play about the Columbine High School massacre written from the perspective of the two teen shooters will make its world premiere in New York next month, penned by a playwright who was 9 at the time of the killings and calls it "a watershed moment." Nathaniel Sam...

  • Group protests closure of Colorado College kitchen

    Stacie Scott
    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Colorado College students and community members spoke out Sunday against the closing of the community kitchen in Shove Memorial Chapel, scheduled for Nov. 16, outside the chapel. The Colorado College Community Kitchen Club, located in the Shove Memorial Chapel, has served a hot, free...

  • Colorado parents upset over school cafeteria noise rules

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    ASPEN — Parents in Aspen are upset after elementary school administrators put strict limits on noise in the cafeteria. Students at Aspen Elementary School have been told that loud talking and noises are prohibited and administrators will blow whistles if students violate the rules....

  • CSU vows to punish any students in rowdy crowd

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Colorado State University says it will help police identify any of its students who may have been part of a rowdy crowd at a house party near campus. Police say they encountered a crowd of 300 or 400 people late Saturday night, with some of them throwing bottles at...

  • 'America's Got Talent' star Miguel Dakota comes home to alma mater a winner

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    The last time 22-year-old Miguel Dakota performed at Lewis-Palmer High School was during a "battle of the bands" competition in his senior year. His band lost. On Friday, when the "America's Got Talent" finalist made a surprise appearance at his alma mater's homecoming assembly, it...

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