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  • State marching band winners announced

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Six local high schools placed in the finals of the 2014 Colorado Bandmasters Association state marching band competitions. In the 4A division, Air Academy High School placed first for the fifth consecutive year. Liberty High School took second, Rampart High School placed fourth and...

  • Test scores: Most students in Pikes Peak region, Colorado not on track in social studies, science

    By DEBBIE KELLEY AND MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Local elementary and middle school students nearly parallel state averages in science and social studies knowledge and how on track they are to graduate ready for college or the job market, according to standardized test results the Colorado Department of Education released Monday....

  • Sheriff: High school shooter invited victims to lunch

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday. Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said at a news conference that the...

  • Colorado State gets money to work on Ebola vaccine

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Researchers at Colorado State University have been picked to help develop a vaccine to prevent people from being infected by Ebola. The university said Monday that its Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Academic Resource Center has been awarded a $2 million Department...

  • Pikes Peak region bands march into state competition finals at Falcon Stadium

    By dEBBIE kELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    The tradition lives on. Local high schools again dominated the 4A division in the Colorado Bandmasters Association state marching band championships. Jerry Pierce, whose daughter is in the Color Guard at Air Academy High School, was excited Saturday after the eight 4A finalists...

  • Community comes together to bring high-speed Internet to remote Colorado mountain town

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    There's no gas station in the remote mountain town of Guffey, about 60 miles west of Colorado Springs, but there is a post office with 420 boxes, a library, a school, an auto repair shop, three restaurants and now, high-speed Internet for all. "It's huge," said resident Kim McAlear....

  • Colorado Springs library is ahead of the tech curve

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Remember the days when your neighborhood librarian believed silence was golden, and their domain was filled with shushes, books and walls full of card catalogs? If you haven't been in a library since you were a kid or have been hunched over your computer at home because you imagine...

  • AFA flight team wins region, eyes national championship

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette,com -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    At the National Intercollegiate Flying Association competition held at the academy's airfield this month, cadets took to the skies to show their skills in precision navigation and other feats of airmanship. For the academy, it's a stop on the way to the National Championships in Ohio...

  • Colorado school panel rejects book ban for middle-school students

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION — The best-selling novel "Ender's Game" by author Orson Scott Card will still be part of a Mesa County school district language arts program after a special committee convened by the district voted to keep the text in the curriculum over the objections of a parent. The...

  • Local graduate makes Broadway debut

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Matthew McMahan, a 2005 Woodland Park High School graduate, is performing as Feuilly with the Les Miserables cast at the Imperial Theater on Broadway in New York City.  McMahan attended Gateway Elementary School in Woodland Park, where his music teacher, Marta Dickson,...

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