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  • Air Force Academy cadets study wind effects on air drops

    By Evelyn Bonilla, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Air Force Academy cadets are taking on one of the military's most vexing problems as they try to improve the accuracy of airdrops that in recent weeks have been used to get food to Iraqi refugees and arms to American allies. The military has long used airdrops as a way to distribute...

  • Grandfriends connect with a new generation through Colorado Springs program

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -By DEBBIE KELLEY - the gazette
    Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    There's nothing like seeing a child's face at that aha! moment - and knowing you helped produce it. The dawning of recognition when a concept clicks, and the excitement it brings never get old. And it's one of the main reasons senior citizens such as Don Holliday became a...

  • AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids warms up 485 elementary students

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    When cold weather hit this fall, 485 youngsters at Pinello Elementary School in Widefield School District 3 were warm and toasty in new coats. At the same time, $10,000 became available for scholarships for aspiring young musicians at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Music and...

  • Pikes Peak region schools earn money in physical activity challenge

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Chinook Trail Elementary in Academy School District 20 won the top prize of $2,150 in the Kaiser Permanente Fire Up Your Feet Fall Challenge. More than 5,400 students, family members, school staff and teachers at 135 schools across Colorado participated to win monetary awards to...

  • Students host rally, raise money for poor children of Haiti

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    A recent rally and march hosted by a group of high school students to benefit disadvantaged children of Haiti netted more than $1,000 in community donations. Mission FINI, a project founded by a group of Pine Creek High school students working to hand-deliver donations to the poor of...

  • Sierra High administrator gets top award

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    An assistant principal at Sierra High School in Harrison School District 2 has won the state's top award for her position. Angela Prochnow has been named the 2015 Colorado Assistant Principal of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives. She has worked in the field of...

  • First of 2 Ferguson protests in Colorado Springs leads to march through downtown

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Two protests in Colorado Springs were scheduled Tuesday in response to a grand jury decision that police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The first protest was held at Colorado College and led to a march...

  • Air Force Academy senior named Rhodes Scholar

    BY Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    An Air Force Academy senior is one of 32 students from around the country to be named as a Rhodes scholar. Rebecca Esselstein, originally from Dayton, Ohio, is the 38th Air Force Academy student to win the scholarship, and one of only a dozen student-athletes to win the honor. She...

  • Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

    MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches.

  • Divine Redeemer Junior Booster Club gets kudos

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach is presenting the Spirit of the Springs Award to Divine Redeemer Catholic School Junior Booster Club 11:30 a.m. Monday at the City Administration Building. The eighth grade Junior Booster Club members work together to organize fundraiser projects for the school and...

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