• Colorado College receives unusual donation

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Alumni and other people connected to Colorado College have donated to the school ground water rights beneath a large parcel of land southeast of Castle Rock, officials announced Monday. Officials hope the donation will become liquid gold for the private, nonprofit, liberal arts...

  • UCCS hosts Caring for Caregiver workshops

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The Aging Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will host two free Caring for the Caregiver workshops, 1-4 p.m. Friday and 3-6 p.m. April 17, in the first floor classroom of The Lane Center, 4863 N. Nevada Ave. The workshops include presentations by caregiving...

  • Many spring break options for Pikes Peak region kids

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Next week is spring break for all local public schools and most private schools in the Pikes Peak region. While some families plan annual vacations around their children's time off, others look for staycation choices. There are several opportunities, from daylong camps at community...

  • Former Colorado Springs teaching assistant sentenced to at least 10 years probation

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    A former Coronado High School teaching assistant could spend the rest of his life on intensive probation after being sentenced Monday for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Benjamin Wilkerson, 27, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 10 years to life of sex offender...

  • Trash can fire prompts high school evacuation

    KKTV
    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    A small fire in a boy's bathroom prompted a short evacuation at Mesa Ridge High School on Monday, reports KKTV news partner KKTV. The district says the fire was in a trash can. It was reported just before 11 a.m. Students were evacuated while the fire department responded....

  • Prom dresses for $10? Sunday fundraising event in Colorado Springs makes it possible

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Teen girls headed to prom or women in need of an evening dress can score a pre-worn one for 10 bucks on Sunday and help homeless youths, to boot. The $10 Prom Dress Expo takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center, 2886 S. Circle Drive....

  • AROUND TOWN: Imagination Library brings books to area children's mailboxes

    By Linda Navarro Linda.Navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    "The Little Engine That Could" is chuga-chugaing its way into thousands of of area homes, teaching kids "I think I can. I think I can" as it brings them the magic of books. This is the first book in a program that mails books monthly to 8,000 children from newborn to 5 years old all...

  • Air Force Academy freshmen face test of brawn and brains to enter cadet wing

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Air Force Academy freshmen sweated and screamed through the school's biggest rite of passage Friday as upperclassmen pushed, cajoled and barked them through "Recognition." Freshmen who don't quit during the three-day trial earn their "prop and wings" pins signifying admittance into...

  • Hearing testimony reveals subterfuge of Air Force Academy informant program

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Testimony at a hearing at the Air Force Academy on Friday gave credibility to a former cadet's contention of long-term work as a spy for the Office of Special Investigations and showed that his allegations of cadet wrongdoing were backed up by a polygraph test. Testimony revealed that...

  • Summer job fairs scheduled for those ages 16 through 21

    The Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Three Pikes Peak-area job fairs for those ages 16 through 21 are coming in April as part of the annual Governor’s Summer Job Hunt, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center said this week. The fairs are: • 1-6 p.m. April 9 at the Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs • 1-4 p.m. April 23 at...

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