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  • Colorado Springs website encourages kid writers from across the Internet

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Children from around the world could be inspired to become writers if a kids writing website gets financial support through a crowdfunding site. KidsAreWriters.com, a website founded by Colorado Springs resident Michelle Lynn Senters, has silly photos and poses questions like "Is...

  • Retired teachers put 'good intentions' to work in gift for Waldo Canyon fire victim

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Jane Neff calls them "good intentions" - all those pieced blocks and tops that quilters hope to finish someday, but never do. Most of such craft work disappears into closets never to be seen again until they end up in a garage sale or maybe an antique store. Neff, a retired teacher,...

  • Summer Heat Academy gives girls a chance to build confidence, learn about fire service

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Before she began to perform CPR, Skylar Sypher looked at her sister Taylor for guidance. The two were motioning back at forth to each other, communicating what Skylar needed to do to correctly administer the procedure. Then, the 18-year-old started pumping on a dummy's chest,...

  • D-49 charter school will not be tied to bond issue

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The application for a proposed charter high school in Falcon School District 49 gained approval from the district's board of education Tuesday night, but it will not be tied to voter approval of a November bond issue. The measure passed on a 4-1 vote, with board members Tammy Harold,...

  • D-49 school board to discuss application for charter high school

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com —
    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The application for a charter high school that would open in 2016 in a building funded by a November bond proposal is up for approval Tuesday night at a special meeting of Falcon School District 49’s board. If board members accept the application, Trail Ridge Academy High...

  • Air Force 'Football 101' draws little heat compared to similar CU program

    by Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Amanda Calhoun is thankful two words were left off the title of the educational evening she helps conduct for Air Force's football team. The program - geared toward women - is called "Football 101." The Aug. 1 event, in its fourth year, bills itself as a fun night of food and...

  • AF Cadets mark midway point of basic training with field day

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Intense but friendly competition marked the halfway point through cadet basic training for freshman cadets at the Air Force Academy's annual field day July 11. More than 1,200 basic cadets led by their cadet cadre took to the athletic fields at the academy to compete for bragging...

  • Changes are taming chaos at Colorado Springs youth detention facility, officials say

    by debbie kelley and megan schrader THE GAZETTE -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    A combination of factors created dangerous conditions inside Spring Creek Youth Services Center in recent years, Division of Youth Corrections officials said last week. But a month after embarking on an aggressive plan to remedy the difficulties, officials say they have made...

  • Youth Corrections officials acknowledge problems at Colorado Springs center, take steps to change

    by MEGAN SCHRADER and debbie kelley The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Division of Youth Corrections officials acknowledged Thursday a gamut of problems at Spring Creek Youth Services Center while outlining steps they have begun taking to improve safety of staff and treatment of juveniles. Data provided to local lawmakers by Youth Corrections this week...

  • UCCS MPA program gets benchmark accreditation

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The Master of Public Administration program at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has been independently accredited. The accreditation is for seven years, the longest possible time, Terry Schwartz, interim dean, said Thursday in an email announcement. The accrediting agency,...

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