• PPCC launches 'kiss the pig' fundraiser

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Pikes Peak Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is taking a unique approach to fundraising by employing the help of Diamond, a 45-pound pot-bellied pig. The public can vote for one of 18 PPCC employees, including President Lance Bolton, to kiss Diamond by donating money...

  • PARCC officials look at shortening testing

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Facing possible withdrawal of another state, officials from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career, said they are working on ways to shorten the English language arts and math tests they’ve rolled out this school year. Officials made the announcement this...

  • 36th annual ABE luncheon honors local students and art advocates

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Artists and art educators, business people and art advocates came together at the Antlers Hilton hotel Wednesday for the 36th annual Arts, Business, Education luncheon. Walls covered with colorful paintings and black and white sketchings by local elementary, middle and high school...

  • VIDEO: Bill Nye the Science Guy in Colorado Springs for Space Symposium, talks climate change

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Bill Nye the Science Guy made his presence felt at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs on Tuesday as a headliner among the stars at this who's who gathering of scientists and military minds promoting space related products. Nye didn't shirk away from questions about climate...

  • 'Technical difficulties' cause shutdown of standardized testing in Colorado

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    "Technical difficulties" caused computerized testing in Colorado to "not operate optimally" for several hours Tuesday morning, according to the Colorado Department of Education. The window for new, required science and social studies testing developed by the state opened Monday for...

  • Coronado High's robotics team gearing up for world championships

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Cougars Gone Wired, Coronado High School’s Robotics Team, is gearing up for the April 22-25 FIRST World championship, an international robotics competition held in St. Louis, Mo. This year’s student-led team of 68 students won two recent awards. The U.S. FIRST Robotics Competition...

  • 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...

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