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Best and Brightest 2014: Kendra Baucom, Colorado Springs School

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This is the fourth of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. With varsity sports have come injuries for Kendra Baucom. A lot of injuries. "I have broken my nose several times, dislocated my jaw, broken toes, strained my knee and had almost every possible injury...

Colorado lawmaker pushes for school arrest stats

News: Local News Updated: 19 hr ago

DENVER — A Colorado state senator says she'll be pushing law enforcement agencies to report...

Best and Brightest: The Gazette's Class of 2014

News: Local News Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and...

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  • Two more alleged victims come forward in Coronado sex assault case

    Two additional alleged victims have been identified in a sex assault case involving a former Coronado High School education assistant who was arrested in February, Colorado Springs police said. Benjamin Wilkerson, 26, was arrested Feb. 18 after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student, police said. During the course of...

  • Best and Brightest 2014: Haley McCarten, Pine Creek

    This is the third of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Most 7-year-olds hardly know how to care for themselves. Yet until her grandparents intervened, Haley McCarten was doing just that and tending to her younger sister. Eventually, McCarten's grandparents were granted custody of the girls. "I worry a lot...

  • Colorado Springs-area student earns spot at prestigious science fair (plus list of state winners)

    Parents of science fair participants everywhere will undoubtedly commiserate with Ellie Thompson when she jokes that "sometimes it's a little scary." For several years, her son, Matthew Hileman, has been working on an ion propulsion system in the family basement as part of his ongoing science project to build a satellite. Basically, it means...

  • Greeley school parents' fury forces oil and gas driller to back down

    An oil and gas industry proposal to drill 19 wells within 900 feet of an elementary school in Greeley ignited such parent fury that company officials on Monday backed down. Mineral Resources Inc. officials said withdrawing their application to drill by the Frontier Academy school is an example of listening to community concerns. They made...

  • USDA awards $6 million for climate change study; CU given grant

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the grants Tuesday during a conference about climate change...

  • New agreement between CTU and community college system extends educational opportunities

    A new agreement between Colorado Technical University and the Community College System of Colorado improves educational opportunities for students who earn associates' degrees from Denver-based community colleges and transfer to a Colorado Technical University campus. Students with associate of arts and associate of sciences degrees will be...

  • Best and Brightest 2014: Divyanka Gupta, The Classical Academy

    This is the second of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Volunteering at St. Francis Medical Center had become routine for Divyanka Gupta, but one weekend shift would change her. Gupta arrived at the hospital one Saturday morning and walked into Room 5034, where an elderly woman was recovering from having a...

  • 1,200 try to save D-49 third-grader's life: record turnout shocks family

    A third bone marrow donor drive held last Saturday for a very ill third-grader at Falcon Virtual Academy produced the largest turnout of any drive in Colorado in at least five years, according to Bonfils Blood Center in Denver. Some 1,200 people showed up at the school during the four-hour event to see if they could help 10-year-old Aden...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill increasing Colorado budget reserves

    DENVER — Colorado's rainy day fund will grow again with a bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. The legislation increases the state's general fund reserves from 5 percent to 6.5 percent to $576.4 million. During the recession, the reserves dipped to about 2 percent. Hicknelooper said Monday before he signed the bill...

  • Best and Brightest 2014: Mark Estrada, Falcon High School

    This is the first of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Listening to others has always come easily to Mark Estrada, but after being in a painful situation of his own he realized it wasn't enough. "I used to be really, really shy," he said. "But when I was being bullied it was the most awful experience of my...

  • 15 years later, Columbine shooting remembered

    Sunday marks the 15th year since the shooting at Columbine High School in which 12 students and a teacher were killed. Indigo columbine flowers were in bloom around the bases of 13 stone markers at the permanent Columbine Memorial in Littleton's Clement Park on Saturday, when about 50 people honored the victims with a remembrance program....

  • Mentors to girls: 'Cool to be smart'

    They will do their best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, incredible at math and awesome at chemistry. That's how Air Force Academy cadets might update the Girl Scout Promise after an event this month to turn the Scouts toward the possibilities of science, technology, engineering and math. "We have a lot of contact with local and...

  • Air Force Academy prof's national TV interview can be viewed on Web

    An Air Force Academy professor was scheduled to appear on national television (cable's C-SPAN3) on Saturday, talking about his favorite chapter in American history. Lt. Col. Grant Weller was filmed during a classroom lecture about the end of World War II and America's decision to drive Japan to surrender by using two atomic weapons. "What...

  • More Latino than white students admitted to UC

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools. Preliminary admissions...

  • Injuries in Larimer County school bus accident

    FORT COLLINS — A car rear-ended a school bus carrying nine children near Fort Collins early Friday, slightly injuring three children and the bus driver and critically injuring the lone person in the car, authorities said. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the driver of the car suffered life-threatening injuries after the vehicle...