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  • Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy students chat with space station astronauts

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Students at Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy had a real out-of-this-world experience on Thursday. Eighth grader Ian Robertson got to bid "good morning" to two NASA astronauts, and sixth grader Karen Arvizo asked how they eat their food since there's no gravity in space. "It was very...

  • Two more alleged victims come forward in Coronado sex assault case

    By Lisa Walton, lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Two additional alleged victims have been identified in a sex assault case involving a former Coronado High School education assistant who was arrested in February, Colorado Springs police said. Benjamin Wilkerson, 26, was arrested Feb. 18 after allegedly having an inappropriate...

  • Best and Brightest 2014: Kendra Baucom, Colorado Springs School

    By Anslee Wolfe, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    This is the fourth of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. With varsity sports have come injuries for Kendra Baucom. A lot of injuries. "I have broken my nose several times, dislocated my jaw, broken toes, strained my knee and had almost every possible...

  • Colorado lawmaker pushes for school arrest stats

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — A Colorado state senator says she'll be pushing law enforcement agencies to report statistics showing what happens when trouble at school leads to the arrests of young people, but police see the new requirement as just one more unfunded burden. The Smart School Discipline...

  • 4th grader tries to sell marijuana in northern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    GREELEY — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus. John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said...

  • Best and Brightest 2014: Haley McCarten, Pine Creek

    By Robin Intemann, Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    This is the third of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Most 7-year-olds hardly know how to care for themselves. Yet until her grandparents intervened, Haley McCarten was doing just that and tending to her younger sister. Eventually, McCarten's...

  • Colorado Springs-area student earns spot at prestigious science fair (plus list of state winners)

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Parents of science fair participants everywhere will undoubtedly commiserate with Ellie Thompson when she jokes that "sometimes it's a little scary." For several years, her son, Matthew Hileman, has been working on an ion propulsion system in the family basement as part of his...

  • Greeley school parents' fury forces oil and gas driller to back down

    the Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    An oil and gas industry proposal to drill 19 wells within 900 feet of an elementary school in Greeley ignited such parent fury that company officials on Monday backed down. Mineral Resources Inc. officials said withdrawing their application to drill by the Frontier Academy school is...

  • USDA awards $6 million for climate change study; CU given grant

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the...

  • New agreement between CTU and community college system extends educational opportunities

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A new agreement between Colorado Technical University and the Community College System of Colorado improves educational opportunities for students who earn associates' degrees from Denver-based community colleges and transfer to a Colorado Technical University campus. Students with...

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