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  • MAP: Bedtimes in Colorado

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    I’m getting sleepy typing this. According to a cool bedtime map by the blog, Jawbone, Coloradans go to bed pretty early compared to other parts of the country and get around 7.5 hours of sleep a night. Hey, I’ll take it. Most of Colorado goes to bed around 10:45, Denver and nearby...

  • Tough Talks: Don't wait until a crisis to discuss sensitive subjects with aging parents

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Mary Troublefield saw the first, subtle signs in her grandfather almost 20 years ago, when he was driving her cross-country. "I was 19, and he was in his 70s. I called my mom afterward and said something like 'He just doesn't have that reaction time like he should,'" said...

  • We want you: A spooky story in need of an ending

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Gazette reporter Stephanie Earls has written the beginning to a spooky tale. How it ends is up to you. Creative writers in grades 1 through 8 are invited to finish the story, in 250 words or less, for the chance to win Halloween-themed prizes and, for one overall winner, publication of...

  • Colorado parents upset over school cafeteria noise rules

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    ASPEN — Parents in Aspen are upset after elementary school administrators put strict limits on noise in the cafeteria. Students at Aspen Elementary School have been told that loud talking and noises are prohibited and administrators will blow whistles if students violate the rules....

  • 'America's Got Talent' star Miguel Dakota comes home to alma mater a winner

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    The last time 22-year-old Miguel Dakota performed at Lewis-Palmer High School was during a "battle of the bands" competition in his senior year. His band lost. On Friday, when the "America's Got Talent" finalist made a surprise appearance at his alma mater's homecoming assembly, it...

  • Exhibit explores infinite possibilities of Legos

    MIKE DUNHAM, Alaska Dispatch News
    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In 1961, the first plastic Legos appeared on toy store shelves in America, and they have bedeviled vacuum cleaners and enchanted children ever since. Over the past half-century, the little multicolored interlocking bricklets have attracted the attention of...

  • Cheyenne Mountain High School graduate in 'Gone Girl'

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Lisa Banes is a local girl gone Hollywood. The 1973 Cheyenne Mountain High School graduate stars in "Gone Girl," the thriller based on the 2012 novel by Gillian Flynn that opens Friday in theaters. Banes plays the distraught, angry mother of a woman who disappears. Ben Affleck...

  • Mark your October calendar: 2 eclipses come to Colorado's sky

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    October will bring a full eclipse of the moon and a partial eclipse of the sun to Colorado skies.    The total lunar eclipse, when the Earth’s shadow is cast across the moon, will occur in the early morning hours of Oct. 8.  It is the second in a series of four...

  • Colorado Springs school kids get moving to raise money, obesity awareness

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Instead of getting stars on their school work for a job well done, Howbert Elementary students earned stickers Wednesday for a different reason. They moved their bodies. For 45 minutes, the school's 285 kindergarten through fifth-grader pupils participated in the first Westside...

  • Colorado schools counting on students on Wednesday

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Schools want every student to be in their seat when the bell rings Wednesday. Along with being National Homemade Cookie Day and National Fire Pup Day, Oct. 1 is "count day" in Colorado. That's the official pupil enrollment date for Colorado's 178 school districts to establish...