• UCCS to honor former dean who left a legacy in health care

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Nursing education wouldn't be as healthy and strong as it is in Colorado Springs if it weren't for a visionary woman who will be remembered Sunday with a community celebration and unveiling of plans to continue her legacy. The late Carole Schoffstall's contributions to Colorado...

  • Sports physicals for Colorado Springs student athletes held Saturday

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group will offer sports physicals to student athletes of Colorado Springs School District 11 and Academy School District 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the medical group's north campus at 4110 Briargate Parkway, Suite 300. Orthopedists and medical...

  • Colorado Springs car dealerships collecting school supplies

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Larry H. Miller Dealerships in Colorado Springs, in conjunction with Volunteers of America, are participating in a "Stuff for Student's school supply drive, starting Friday and running through Aug. 31. Backpacks, pens, pencils, filler paper, two-pocket folders, spiral notebooks,...

  • Free vaccinations, music, food, services at Harrison School District 2 summer fest

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A back-to-school Summer Fest for students of Harrison School District 2 is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Southeast Armed Services YMCA. Attendees can park in the west Sierra High School parking lot by the baseball field, 2190 Jet Wing Drive. Free food and music and a variety of...

  • Colorado board's history class review leads to recall effort

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    GOLDEN — Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism turned in signatures Tuesday to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push. The clash in Colorado's second-largest school...

  • Lawyer: Colorado school that blocked gay speech didn't discriminate

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    LONGMONT — A school that pulled a graduation speech by a valedictorian who wanted to disclose his sexual orientation didn't discriminate by blocking the speech. That's the conclusion of an outside attorney hired by Twin Peaks Charter Academy to investigate the decision. The...

  • Mermaid dreams come true at Colorado Springs swimming school

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    A local swimming school is making mermaid and merman dreams come true. Five girls showed up for a recent class at Mermaid Cove Swim School. They perched on the edge of the 95-degree, saltwater pool, wriggled into colorful fabric tails and shoved their feet into monofins, large...

  • More than 100 volunteers turn out to help build Colorado Springs playground

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Rhonda Freeman wasn't a member of one of the organizations taking part in a playground build at a local Boys & Girls Club Saturday, but she was eager to help. The second grade teacher at Bristol Elementary School in Colorado Springs said her students live in the area and use the...

  • El Paso, Teller counties fill November ballot

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Twenty-two governmental jurisdictions in El Paso County plan to present candidates and/or issues to voters on the Nov. 3 ballot, according to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office. In Teller County, five entities have submitted letters of intent to participate in the...

  • Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly hazy with flowing ice

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice. The team responsible for the New Horizons flyby of Pluto last week released new pictures Friday of the previously unexplored world. Scientists say layers of haze stretch...

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