• Best and Brightest 2015: Community service part of teen's upbringing

    By Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    This is the second of 20 profiles about The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Until leaving the country to teach English in Nepal last year and build houses in Bogota, Colombia, this month, Morgan Berlin had never needed a passport because she’d never before been out of the...

  • Police: Teen hit by car near Colorado Springs school will be ticketed

    BY CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    A 15-year-old girl was hit by a car in a school zone in northeast Colorado Springs on Monday morning when she exited one vehicle and stepped in front of another Monday morning, Colorado Springs police said. The teenager was taken to the hospital after suffering minor injuries to her...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Music was first escape, then passion for teen

    By Anslee Wolfe Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    This is the first of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. When his elementary school classmates poked fun at his eye condition, Patrick Jones escaped through music. "Already being really shy, the teasing and name calling drove me away a little more," he...

  • Classes canceled at Columbine on 16th shooting anniversary

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    LITTLETON — Classes are canceled at Columbine High School to mark the 16th anniversary of the shootings that killed twelve students and a teacher. A moment of silence to honor those lost on April 20, 1999 will be held at 11:20 a.m. in the school's library, which was rebuilt following...

  • CU reopening campus after 3 years of 4/20 closures

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    BOULDER — The University of Colorado is open to the public on this 4/20 marijuana holiday for the first time in three years. The university has blocked public access in recent years in an effort to snuff out crowds smoking pot to mark the unofficial celebration. But CU President...

  • Go figure: Math-challenged Manitou Springs child grows up to lead successful math-education company

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    As early as first grade, Janet Bullock realized a hard truth: She did not have a head for numbers. She recalls her first-grade math textbook, which showed a drawing of three butterflies and another of two butterflies, meant to illustrate how to add three and two. She counted them up...

  • Colorado Springs school district saves big bucks by having employees stick with one hospital

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Colorado Springs School District 11 saved $1.9 million by switching from Memorial Hospital to Penrose- St. Francis Health Services as its employees' sole hospital provider, district and hospital officials announced Friday. The savings came during the first year of a partnership...

  • Colorado Springs high school taking online learning in a new, more individualized direction

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    An online high school in Academy School District 20 will shift its focus to what the program creator believes is the next generation of online learning. "Initially, the philosophy behind online education was location - the idea that the student could do school from anywhere - and we...

  • Mentally disabled Colorado man gets 100-year term in murder of teacher

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    SIDNEY, Mont. — A mentally disabled Colorado man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday for the murder of a Montana teacher whose death highlighted the downsides of an oil boom that's sweeping across the remote Northern Plains. Michael Keith Spell, 25, of Parachute, Colorado,...

  • UCCS music festival features an eclectric group

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Through April 25; all concerts start at 7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation per concert; Information-255-5134, uccs.edu/~peakfreq. Friday, Centennial Hall Auditorium on the UCCS campus, VAPA Music Alumni Concert; Saturday, Centennial Hall Auditorium on the UCCS campus, Philip Blackburn...

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