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  • State teams with nonprofit to provide backpacks with supplies for 1,680 Colorado students

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    When a student is homeless, owning a backpack for books can be beyond reach. With that in mind, the Colorado Department of Education and Feed the Children provided 1,680 backpacks for kids in need. Feed the Children, an international nonprofit organization, also provided pallets of...

  • Colorado woman accused of aiming gun at kids over clarinet

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    CLIFTON — A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring backyard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside. Mesa County sheriff's deputies believe 60-year-old Cheryl Ann Pifer of Clifton had been...

  • Public meeting on Sept. 22 will cover proposed boundary changes for Academy D-20

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Academy School District 20 will hold a public meeting Sept. 22 to review a change in attendance boundaries for Chinook Trail Elementary and Edith Wolford Elementary schools. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the administration building atrium, 1110 Chapel Hills Drive. The...

  • Choking game death has spurred Calhan mother's outreach

    BY CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Space monkey, blackout, gasp, airplaning, California high, funky chicken, purple hazing, scarf game. Martha Garnett, a Calhan mother, didn't know about the choking game or any of those slang words associated with it, until her 15-year-old daughter Kimi died. Now, she wants to warn...

  • Doherty High School student found dead, few details released

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The death of a teenage boy at Doherty High School on Thursday prompted an emergency closing of the school and alarmed parents who were told to pick up their children immediately but given little information. The teen, whose body was found about 7:30 a.m., was a student at Doherty,...

  • UPDATE: All lanes on I-25 open after semi crash

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The morning commute for people in northeast Colorado Springs got tougher Wednesday when a school bus crash and a separate wreck with a fuel spill blocked main traffic ways. A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured after the SUV he was a passenger in collided with a Falcon 49 School...

  • Colorado College professor to give talk on impact of Ebola virus

    Sue McMillin
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Colorado College chair and associate professor of political science Andrew Price-Smith will speak Wednesday on the expanding Ebola epidemic and its impact on global health, international governance, human rights and national security. The Ebola virus has infected thousands in West...

  • Air Force Academy, Colorado College, UCCS earn honors in annual U.S. News rankings

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Air Force Academy again earned top honors in rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The ranking released Tuesday reaffirmed the academy's status as an elite engineering school; other colleges in Colorado Springs also won plaudits for undergraduate programs. The academy came...

  • New CC professor part of $1.7 million project to attract, retain women in geosciences

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Not many women are working in science and engineering jobs - in the United States men outnumber women by nearly three to one. In some fields, such as geosciences, the gap is even larger. A new nationwide project aimed at recruiting and retaining women in the geosciences has a local...

  • Students encouraged to enter public transportation video contest

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Mountain Metropolitan Transit, the public transportation system in Colorado Springs, is holding a video contest for students age 18 and under. Students are asked to create a video, either through Vine or for YouTube, about Mountain Metro bus service, highlighting why public...

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