• Deadline nearing for applications for law enforcement's first Teen Academy

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    There are still a few more days left to apply for the first annual Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy, sponsored by the Colorado Spring Police Department, the Fountain Police Department, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The deadline for applications is Sunday,...

  • Colorado Lottery accepting applications for program and project funding

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Starburst Award applications are being accepted for projects using Colorado Lottery funds. Submissions are open to any entity that has completed a Lottery-funded project in the past five years. Submissions may include programs and projects such as trails, skate parks, playgrounds,...

  • English, math tests for 3-11th graders will be shorter next school year

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Education commissioners and superintendents from 11 states and the District of Columbia, that are members of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, have agreed to shorten test time and consolidate testing of English language arts and math, starting next...

  • Security procedures at Air Force Academy delay high school graduation ceremony

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Going to a high school graduation at the Air Force Academy on Thursday? Make sure to arrive early and expect delays. With increased security measures at the campus and a rush of people attending three Academy School District 20 ceremonies there, traffic backups could occur on...

  • Rain brings 'mud days' for schools in eastern El Paso County

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Practically every school district in Colorado closes for a snow day or two during the school year. But not many declare a mud day. That's what has happened on the eastern plains in recent weeks. On Tuesday, Miami- Yoder School District JT-60 canceled classes because the roads were...

  • Colorado Springs student suspended for bringing medical marijuana to school

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    A disabled Sand Creek High School student was suspended Monday after school officials discovered medical marijuana in his lunch box, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

  • Coroner rules on death of Notre Dame student from Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A University of Notre Dame senior's death the day before his graduation was an accident when he fell 35 feet from the roof of a campus sports arena, the St. Joseph County coroner has ruled. Coroner Chuck Hurley said Monday that an autopsy found William Meckling,...

  • UCCS chancellor honored at Colorado College graduation

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Along with having to abandon a soggy campus and trek across town for Colorado College's graduation festivities Monday, another special moment happened midway through the ceremony. A well-known local academician who has conferred thousands of degrees for more than a decade became the...

  • Woodland Park school becoming a haven for international students

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Last fall was rough for Theodor Olofsson. "My name is Theodor" were the only words he knew how to say in English when he started kindergarten at Gateway Elementary School in Woodland Park in August. "He was 5 years old and fearful," said his mom, Linda Olofsson. "'No one understands...

  • Colorado law firm endows marijuana law professorship

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado law firm specializing in marijuana law has endowed a professorship at the University of Denver. The three-year endowment is believed to be the first funded by the new marijuana industry. The professorship at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will be...

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