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Best and Brightest 2017: Math mentor wants to better the environment
Best and Brightest 2017: Math mentor wants to better the environment

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Teaching math to seventh graders became more than Sarah Weidman expected. She spent three weeks last summer as a mentor and teaching assistant at...

The Gazette's Best & Brightest Class of 2017
The Gazette's Best & Brightest Class of 2017

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The Gazette's Best and Brightest is in its 26th year. The Class of 2017 includes 20 high school seniors recognized for their outstanding academic...

Rural Utah school district offers $80,000 teaching salaries
Rural Utah school district offers $80,000 teaching salaries

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MONTEZUMA CREEK, Utah — A school district in southeastern Utah is in the middle of a test program to see if offering salaries of up to $80,000 can...

Vanguard School ranks as one of the best high schools in Colorado
Vanguard School ranks as one of the best high schools in Colorado

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 15 hr ago

One Colorado Springs high school again is a top dog in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the nation's best...

Best and Brightest 2017: Independence teaches valuable lesson
Best and Brightest 2017: Independence teaches valuable lesson

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One of Anna Chavez's defining moments occurred in the third grade after her father spent about two months in the hospital. Her dad was diagnosed with...

Best and Brightest 2017: Taught to love learning, student headed for engineering
Best and Brightest 2017: Taught to love learning, student headed for engineering

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Shepherd Kruse loves rockets. In fact, he has even experimented with making rocket fuel in his mother's kitchen by mixing sugar and potassium nitrate....

Seniors get computers, lessons from Widefield teens
Seniors get computers, lessons from Widefield teens

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Ralph Jordan, 77, has a master's degree and decades of experience serving in the Army and in civilian life working as a purchasing agent. But he...

What a night: Proms special time for Colorado Springs-area teens
What a night: Proms special time for Colorado Springs-area teens

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The promposal, the dress, the tux, the photos, the dinner and dancing, the crowning of the king and queen, and the memory. It's prom season. Some...

Water leak to close Abrams Elementary School on Monday
Water leak to close Abrams Elementary School on Monday

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

A water leak has prompted school officials to cancel classes at Abrams Elementary School on Fort Carson on Monday. Reported Sunday, Fountain 8 School...

Insights: Arts accreditation is a stage to lift rural Colorado students
Insights: Arts accreditation is a stage to lift rural Colorado students

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

An important piece of legislation by state Sen. Mike Merrifield of Colorado Springs would make the arts one of the ways schools are measured for...

Best and Brightest 2017: Air Academy student wants to inspire others to succeed
Best and Brightest 2017: Air Academy student wants to inspire others to succeed

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

This is the eighth of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2017. At first glance, ballet and engineering don't have that much in...

Colorado Springs Civil Air Patrol cadets earn national cybersecurity honor
Colorado Springs Civil Air Patrol cadets earn national cybersecurity honor

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Homegrown students could end up playing a key role in fending off cyber attacks against businesses and government agencies. Five high school juniors...

Project-based charter school proposal piques D-11's interest
Project-based charter school proposal piques D-11's interest

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

After denying proposals from other charter schools for reasons that included concerns about costs and duplication, Colorado Springs School District...

Tax money from marijuana sales helping students pay for college in Colorado
Tax money from marijuana sales helping students pay for college in Colorado

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

DENVER -- Marijuana is a $1.3 billion industry in Colorado, and the ensuing tax revenue is helping students pay for college. Pueblo County is one...

Air Force Academy boss among finalists for top UCCS job
Air Force Academy boss among finalists for top UCCS job

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Nearly 80 applicants for the job of chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs have been whittled down to three, CU system President...

Northeast Colorado Springs school district's losses continue with death of Falcon High 10th-grader
Northeast Colorado Springs school district's losses continue with death of Falcon High 10th-grader

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Falcon High School students and parents were informed Thursday morning of another tragic loss. "It is almost unbelievable that we must share more sad...

Funeral for Falcon High School student Michael Finley scheduled Friday
Funeral for Falcon High School student Michael Finley scheduled Friday

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

A funeral Mass for Michael Finley, a Falcon High School senior killed when a suspected drunken driver turned in front of him, is scheduled for 12:30...

Douglas County students arrested for making false reports attempting to shut down schools

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Two Douglas County students were arrested Thursday for making threats in attempt to shut down their school on the April 20 anniversary of the Columbine...

LIST: 2017 graduation calendar for Colorado Springs-area high schools, colleges
LIST: 2017 graduation calendar for Colorado Springs-area high schools, colleges

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 20, 2017

It will soon be celebration time for thousands of high school and college students around Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.  The...

Best and Brightest 2017: Wake-up calls define student's connections
Best and Brightest 2017: Wake-up calls define student's connections

By: - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

This is the fourth of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2017. In March of her junior year of high school, Anna Borden noticed...

Colorado Springs autism center turning a corner after run of bad luck
Colorado Springs autism center turning a corner after run of bad luck

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The Alpine Autism Center's string of bad luck over the last two years is coming to an end. For the first time in years, the center is expanding...

Best and Brightest 2017: Overcoming technological adversity motivates teen
Best and Brightest 2017: Overcoming technological adversity motivates teen

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

There are computer problems and then there are really bad computer problems. Just ask Holly Rieping who almost ruined a chance of a lifetime in the...

Keeping grades separate improves mood, learning at Fountain Middle School
Keeping grades separate improves mood, learning at Fountain Middle School

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

A mid-school-year schedule change that ended a common practice of mixing students from different grades already has improved the atmosphere at Fountain...

Parents worried about dangerous drivers near Colorado Springs middle school
Parents worried about dangerous drivers near Colorado Springs middle school

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Parents are worried about a dangerous driving trend near a Colorado Springs middle school. "I know one of these days somebody's going to get hit,"...

Colorado Springs colleges team up to promote innovation in downtown center
Colorado Springs colleges team up to promote innovation in downtown center

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The Quad Innovation Space in downtown Colorado Springs isn't planned as a home for startups, the latest technology or cool products but instead is...

Colorado Springs Promise brings much-needed computers to low-income students
Colorado Springs Promise brings much-needed computers to low-income students

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Searching for a job shouldn't be this hard, but Mitchell High School sophomore Mercedes Gomez found herself hopping from the school library to public...

Best and Brightest 2017: Future physician wants to serve humanity
Best and Brightest 2017: Future physician wants to serve humanity

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

This is the second of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2017. Atop 9,000-foot Machu Picchu mountain, Colin Welge looked down...

Free city bus rides for UCCS staff, employees runs all week
Free city bus rides for UCCS staff, employees runs all week

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

All University of Colorado at Colorado Springs students and employees can ride Mountain Metropolitan Transit fixed-route buses for free this week....

Counselors a source of solace when tragedy hits Colorado Springs-area schools
Counselors a source of solace when tragedy hits Colorado Springs-area schools

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Crisis counseling teams in Colorado Springs' largest public school districts have been operating in overdrive. "School campuses are really big...

Best and Brightest 2017: Math whiz ready for next challenge
Best and Brightest 2017: Math whiz ready for next challenge

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

This is the first of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2017. Amy Wang has always loved puzzles. What started as a love for...