• Deadline nearing for arts scholarship

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The deadline for graduating Manitou Springs high school students to apply for the annual Commonwheel scholarship for excellence in the arts is April 24. The scholarship is given each spring to a student who exemplifies dedication to the arts; visual, musical or theatrical....

  • Three local teams take first in Winter Guard competition

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Three local teams won their divisions in the state Winter Guard competition held April 4 in Denver. Rampart High School won the Scholastic A Division. Air Academy High School won the National Scholastic A Division. Both schools are in Academy School District 20. Rampart also...

  • Colorado House gives initial OK to American Indian mascot bill

    By Lynn Bartels, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Several American Indians watched Monday as the Colorado state House gave initial approval to a bill that bans the use Indian names or images for school mascots without approval from a panel of American Indians. House Bill 1165 would fine school districts $25,000 a month if they...

  • Witness refuses to testify in alleged sex assault case at Air Force Academy

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    It didn't take long to air the evidence against an Air Force Academy freshman accused of sexual assault. Defense attorneys for cadet Phillip Hendrix IV say the two-hour hearing Monday - brief by military standards - shows there is not enough evidence to merit his court-martial. "The...

  • Denver police: Boys who brought guns, device to school didn't intend to harm anyone

    Denver Post
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    After three boys were arrested on suspicion of bringing two guns and a smoke device to Skinner Middle School on Friday, parents and students gathered Monday morning to show support for police, teachers and staff. Police said Monday they don't believe the students intended to harm...

  • School violence liability debate begins in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    DENVER — A bill to make Colorado schools liable for shootings faces its first test Monday in the state Legislature. A Senate committee starts work on the measure inspired by the 2013 shooting death of Claire Davis at Arapahoe High School in Littleton. The bill allows shooting...

  • PPCC to move Falcon campus closer to D-49 high schools in effort to increase enrollment

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Pikes Peak Community College is relocating its Falcon campus east of Colorado Springs and will add courses in the fall geared toward high school students in Falcon School District 49. "It's a win-win for us and the school district. The location is a great fit," said Allison Cortez,...

  • Professionals share their enthusiasm with kids at Colorado Springs engineering fest

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Liz Staten was "amazed" when, as a child, she first saw the freeway interchange for interstates 25 and 40 in Albuquerque. While Staten did not know it at the time, seeing that structure would turn out to be the seminal moment that led her to what would became her chosen career. "I...

  • AFA Superintendent: Cadets must learn to lead with - and without - directions

    By Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson U.S. Air Force Academy -
    Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    My husband and I have twin 12-year-old boys, perhaps a rarity for a woman in my position - three-star Air Force general and superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy. However, one recent weekend my boys helped crystalize for me some of the work we're doing to modernize the...

  • Boys in custody after guns, device found at Denver school

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    DENVER — Three students — two found with guns, the other with some kind of device — are in custody after causing a one-hour lockdown at a Denver middle school. No one was injured. Police say students reported the boys Friday to officials at Skinner Middle School, but officers didn't...

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