• Buddy system helps blind Colorado Springs girl feel at home in the water

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Three years ago, Kelsey Shelton was a scaredy cat in the water. She was too afraid to put her face in and blow bubbles like other beginner swimmers. She thought she might drown. Today, 18-year-old Kelsey, a junior at Rampart High School, is as home in the water as a duck or a fish....

  • Autopsy inconclusive for CSU ROTC student from Colorado Springs; scholarship set up in her honor

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    How and why a Colorado Springs student died days short of her 19th birthday in her Colorado State University dorm room in February could not be determined, according to an autopsy report released Friday. Jordyn-Rhea Tuiasosopo, 18, was found Feb. 4. She would have been 19 on Feb....

  • Fundraiser launched to help Colorado Springs school district buy local beef after price hikes

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Rising beef prices and new government regulations led to a tough decision for one of the region's leading advocates for locally sourced food. And, now, a fundraising drive has launched to try to reverse the course. Rick Hughes, director of food and nutrition services for Colorado...

  • CC senior wins statewide startup competition

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Colorado College senior Fredrik Lindseth and his iDro, a company he co-founded to develop a smartphone application that helps people grow their own food, won the Colorado University Startup Challenge Monday at the Angel Capital Summit in Denver. Lindseth and his team of Colorado...

  • No student data compromised during last week's computer system attack

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Last week's "denial of service attack" during standardized testing in Colorado Springs School District 11 did not result in any student information being compromised, according to Devra Ashby, D-11 spokeswoman. Student information was not mined during the event pn the morning of...

  • Computer attack during standardized testing delays some exams in Colorado Springs school district

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    At least one Colorado public school district's computer system was hacked during new Common Core-aligned statewide testing. Colorado Springs School District 11, the Pikes Peak region's largest public school district with about 28,400 students, experienced what's known as a denial of...

  • Blog: Local students perform with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Some local student will perform alongside the Colorado Springs Philharmonic with the help of Carnegie Hall. It's part of a collaboration between the orchestra and Carnegie's Weill Music Institute. The culmination of the year-long adventure is "Link Up: The Orchestra Moves," a spring...

  • Friday Military Salute: Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Results

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado-Pikes Peak has a healthy base of military mentors in Colorado Springs to help children learn from a positive role model and stay out of trouble. Takia Christensen, 23, is stationed at Peterson Air Force Base and is the big sister to for 17-year-old...

  • Colorado students nabbed for sharing test information via social media

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    A handful of Colorado students have been reprimanded for sharing information about new standardized test questions on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or other social media, according to the Colorado Department of Education. And Pearson State Assessment Services, the company that's...

  • Science experiment gives Colorado Springs students a unique lesson

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    What happens to a grape when it travels to the edge of space and back? Jacob Wilson, a student in Misty Garland's advanced eighth-grade science class at Jenkins Middle School, thought it might explode. Or turn into a raisin, said Jacob's science partner, Kevin Beaudin. "I wanted to...

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