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  • Scholarship competition challenges kids to create the helicopter of the future

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Kids, ages 9-16, who have a great idea for how a helicopter of the future should be designed, can enter a competition to win a $1,000 scholarship. Contestants will design a helicopter that addresses the potential challenges of 2050 and plan for how their "Helicopters of the Future"...

  • Governor appoints new board members for Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced three appointments to the board of trustees for the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, which is located in Colorado Springs. Members advise and consult with the Commissioner of Education regarding the management of the...

  • Space Foundation aims to inspire kids to new exhibit

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    The Space Foundation is trying to mix a bit of summer smart in with summer fun with an exhibit that opens to kids and parents this week at its facility off Garden of the Gods Road. Beginning Tuesday, the foundation will show off the Mars, Rovers and Robots exhibit with interactive...

  • Student garden is growing at Galileo School

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Summer students at the Galileo School of Math and Science got to play Jack and the Beanstalk recently. As they read "Seedfolks," a children's novel about an urban garden that sprouted from an empty lot, students acted out some of the scenes - in their school's garden. Following...

  • US Ed Dept. adds 12 schools, one in Colorado, to Title IX list

    JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    BALTIMORE — The U.S. Department of Education has added 12 colleges and universities to its growing list of educational institutions being investigated for their handling of sexual abuse allegations. In May, the Department's Office for Civil Rights made public the names of schools...

  • Manitou teacher has a whole new bag of lessons after week at space camp

    By Emily Donovan, emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    For teacher Carah Barbarick, getting a class of rowdy third-graders to learn is all about being enthusiastic. That might come a little easier for the Manitou Springs Elementary School teacher now that she knows how to pilot the Endeavour space shuttle, grow plants on a lunar base and...

  • Air Force Academy ceremony honors departing commandant, welcomes new leader

    By Nick Beadleston, nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    On a green field under gray skies, several hundred cadets, friends, family and fellow airmen bid farewell to one Air Force Academy commandant and welcomed a new one as Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams replaced Maj. Gen. Gregory Lengyel to became the 27th Commandant of Cadets Tuesday. "The...

  • 'Diggers' TV stars share tips for finding treasure in Colorado

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    The path to an old outhouse, the ground beneath a clothesline, a clump of big trees or an odd ring of mushrooms in a yard may not seem like the best places to find buried treasure. But take it from the pros, Ringy and K.G.: Such locations can be gold mines. At least for amateur metal...

  • Losing house to Waldo Canyon fire inspired girl's book

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    A few months after Lily Rottenborn's house burned down with her best buddy, Hospital Bear, inside, Lily's teacher asked students to write about their experiences during the Waldo Canyon fire. Of the 27 students in Mrs. Tuttle's second-grade class at Chipeta Elementary School in the...

  • Cadets help families while learning construction skills

    by michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    While the start of fall semester is six weeks away, some Air Force Academy cadets are attending classes all summer. Among those are the 63 engineering cadets at the Field Engineering Readiness Lab at the school's Jack's Valley training area. Between their sophomore and junior...

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