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

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    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 jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    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

    CPR
    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

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    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

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    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...

  • Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    NEW YORK — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the authors project that...

  • Watch: Colorado Springs group researches, re-enacts medieval English combat arts

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    In a few centuries, when reruns of "Game of Thrones" and "Lord of the Rings" spark an obsession with medieval English swordplay on campuses galaxy-wide, fans won't have to look far for a playbook. Those lucky future geeks will be able to turn to the compendiums of The Black Falcon...

  • Lego blocks teach Palmer Elementary students new skills

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Every kid knows what Lego blocks are for. In no time, the colorful plastic bricks snap together and become castles, race cars, dinosaurs, robots and other fanciful creations that come from the minds of the young. Now, with the help of technology, Lego toys also are teaching...

  • Drive-thru review: Skip Arby's secret menu in favor of its regular one

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    It's no secret that most fast-food joints have a so-called secret menu, with items not found on the big board behind the cash register. Mostly they're mash-ups of ready menu favorites. But Arby's takes it to extremes. The Meat Mountain isn't only a couple of things - it's everything in...

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