• Locals do their part to help community as start of school begins in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Crayons, markers, glue, notebooks and other school necessities don't seem like they should cost much, but when you add it up, school supplies can top $100. The price is even more for older students, who need items such as scientific calculators and flash drives. Parents who have...

  • Urban Peak hosts annual fundraiser breakfast Wednesday to benefit homeless youth

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Urban Peak Colorado Springs, the region’s nonprofit serving homeless youth, is hosting its annual Off The Street breakfast fundraiser 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, under the Colorado Avenue Bridge just northeast of America the Beautiful Park. Youth from Urban Peak programs, which include...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson school district opens in-person registration Aug. 3

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Schools in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 will hold on-site fall registration starting Aug. 3 for students who have not registered for the upcoming school year. All returning and new students must register, including kindergarten students who completed the intent to enroll...

  • Colorado Springs-headquartered trades school to receive nine VISTA workers

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    The Career Building Academy has received an AmeriCorps grant for $108,000 per year for three years to fund nine VISTA workers. They will be based at the Walsenburg campus and support all four Colorado campuses. Among their jobs, the VISTA members will help with long-range planning for...

  • National school choice group selects Colorado Springs mom as president

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    The board of PublicSchools.org, a national parent-led nonprofit organization that advocates for greater access and equitable funding for public school options, has named Tillie Elvrum of Colorado Springs as its president. Elvrum has worked in the education reform movement since 2005...

  • Annual Peace Camp has openings for 1st-8th graders

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    There are still spaces available for first through eighth grade students to participate in Peace Camp, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27-31 at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. A project of the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, this year’s theme will be...

  • Mitchell musicians from the decades gathering for concert in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Although they graduated in different years, Mitchell High School alumni will assemble this weekend as one huge class beaming their mighty Marauder pride. "It's cool because we're bringing together 50 years' worth of singers and musicians connected by their love of music and passion...

  • Enlisted airmen get basic training repeat as Air Force Academy prep students

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Dozens of airmen got a repeat of basic training last week at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School, which welcomed the biggest group of former airmen to its halls in years. The school accepted 56 former enlisted airmen to begin the five-year road to officership, a leap in enlisted...

  • AROUND TOWN: Delta Sigma Theta Hats Off Luncheon

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Each year, the Colorado Springs Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority honors women from throughout the local community who are committed to public service. It's also a time for sorority members to don the most festive of hats for the Hats Off Luncheon, a tribute to the late...

  • Colorado Springs kids get a thrill from astronaut's talk

    BY JACK HOWLAND jack.howland@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Shannon Howarth perked up in her chair when former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao mentioned first longing to leave Earth's atmosphere as a second-grader staying up to catch the Apollo 11 moon landing. The 10-year-old has been similarly enamored by space for as long as she can...

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