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No CU freshmen sought medical marijuana housing exemption this year
By: - 0 Thu, Nov 26, 2015

BOULDER — The University of Colorado in Boulder says no freshmen are using a housing exemption because they use medical marijuana.

The change...

Sources: Colorado College students expelled for posting South Park reference on Yik Yak
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Colorado College students apparently have been suspended or expelled over racist comments made in recent weeks on the anonymous smartphone app Yik...

Two local military vets among 50 Wounded Warrior Scholarship recipients
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Fifty active-duty military, veterans, spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors, including two people from Colorado Springs, have been named 2016...

41 percent respond to CU sexual misconduct survey
By: - 0 Tue, Nov 24, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado says 41 percent of its students took the school's comprehensive survey about sexual misconduct.


Postal Service kicks off Letters From Santa program
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Santa’s got his pen and is ready to reply to children’s gift wish letters to the North Pole.

To have Santa answer your child’s mail, place...

PPCC reschedules open house of its newest location to Dec. 2
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Due to the recent snowstorm, Pikes Peak Community College has rescheduled the open house for its newest location. It will now happen 5-7...

Rhodes scholars for Class of 2016 announced
By: - 0 Sun, Nov 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — The 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes scholars include a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team, an Alzheimer's disease social...

Imagination, tinkering encouraged at Colorado Springs event
By: Stephen Hobbs - 0 Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Toothbrush heads buzzed in circles across tables and through mazes as more than a dozen kids fiddled with their creations.

Equipped with watch...

Colorado high school rifle raffle stirs concerns
By: - 0 Sun, Nov 22, 2015

CORTEZ — A man who held a community drawing for a rifle to benefit the Mancos High School football team last month is facing criticism from people...

AROUND TOWN: CPCD's 'be 4' breakfast challenges attendees to think like a preschooler
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Oh what a lovely early-morning way to welcome the day.

For an hour more than 600 adults were 4 years old again. "Just pretend," they were...

Local students fare well in annual math competition
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Students from Air Academy High, Coronado High, Doherty High, Fountain-Fort Carson High, Pine Creek High and Rampart High were among the 225 students...

Academy D-20 receives award for budget presentation
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Academy School District 20 its Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in...

Colorado Springs high school didn't protect autistic son from ongoing bullying, parents say
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Parents of an autistic child say their son was bullied seven times over 15 months while attending Pine Creek High School, including two "depantsing"...

Salt Lake City library head eyed for similar job in Colorado Springs
By: Rich Laden - 0 Thu, Nov 19, 2015

The Pikes Peak Library District board has named the head of the Salt Lake City Public Library as the finalist for its executive director...

Lockdown at Colorado Springs elementary school lifted by officials
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Hunt Elementary School in southeast Colorado Springs was on a short lockdown Thursday morning after two shots reportedly were fired in the area,...

AROUND TOWN: Gingerbread & Jazz an Early Connections tradition
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Nov 19, 2015

For 21 years, one evening each fall has beckoned guests to the majestic Historic Day Nursery on Rio Grande Street for jazz, gingerbread houses and...

Colleges update mascots, mottos, amid pressure from students
By: - 0 Thu, Nov 19, 2015

BOSTON — Amherst College has turned on its mascot. Georgetown University is renaming buildings. Union College has a new motto.

Faced with...

International contingent of Colorado College students mourn victims of terror attacks
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Nov 18, 2015

In silence, Aya Ahmad grabbed a rose.

She walked silently, joining dozens of other Colorado College students mourning the victims of Friday's...