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  • Colorado Springs man part of project aiding Haitian children

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    The Spirit Airlines red-eye from Denver to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, connects through Miami, one of the richest cities in the world, and two hours later touches down in one of its poorest. "If you want to help people, there's an opportunity and you don't have to go to Africa or New...

  • Superintendent wants to end standardized testing in D-11

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    A renegade attempt by the area's largest public school district to pull back from the pack of standardized testing stalled before it got legs. But one part of the movement will proceed. At a work session Wednesday night, Colorado Springs School District 11 Superintendent Nicholas...

  • Wildflower students having fun on the playground they helped pay for

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The 506 students at Wildflower Elementary School are very proud of their new $27,000 playground. They ought to be. They paid for it themselves. For two years, Wildflower students brought in pennies and quarters and dollar bills to fill their Pennies for Playground jugs. They...

  • More than $150,000 can be refunded to state fair visitors

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    More than $150,000 deposited onto preloaded "cashless cards" at the Colorado State Fair last year went unused and can now be refunded, organizers said. Last year, fair-goers were able to buy snacks, drinks and tickets at the Pueblo fairgrounds with a pre-loaded smart card. This year,...

  • School memorabilia on display Saturday in Manitou Springs

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    School memorabilia from as far back as 1872 will be on display Saturday at Manitou Springs Elementary School. The free public Heritage Hall Tour is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. In 1997 the Heritage Center received an endowment to keep up the collection housed...

  • A Message From Sensei Eric: The Top 5 Ways to Prepare yourself to be a Back 2 School Super Mom

    Sensei Eric Davis
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    It has arrived! The moment every parent rejoices in the back 2 school season. Although it might get a little busy for you in the next few weeks, afterwards you will enjoy a moment of quiet solitude. This has been the thing we as parents have been dreaming of since school got out back in...

  • Christmas is already here for at least one Colorado Springs retailer

    Rich Laden
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Christmas in July is a marketing gimmick for some retailers. But Christmas in August? It's for real. The Sam's Club at Academy Boulevard and Woodmen Road in northern Colorado Springs already has Christmas/holiday merchandise for sale in its store: artificial trees, including a...

  • Colorado Springs children show support for Ferguson with music video

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Upset about the recent violence in Ferguson, Mo., after last week's police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, three local home-schoolers turned a music lesson into their first recording and an important message for young and old alike. Jon Martinez's sons, 10-year-old Able,...

  • Parents urged to get kids vaccinated for meningitis

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    An Aurora-based nonprofit is reminding parents as they send their children back to school to get educated about the risks of acquiring meningitis and other dangerous diseases. The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians says vaccinations help children avoid most illness, including...

  • Video Game Haiku Review - 'Metro Redux'

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Title: Metro Redux Format: Xbox One, PS4, PC Price: $24.99 (individual) or $49.99
(bundle) Publisher: Deep Silver Developer: 4A Games
 ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
 The Grade: A- Metro Redux Haiku Review Revisit Russia  Apocalyptic shooter  Looks good...

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