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Not often do eighth-graders write a book, and if they do, it’s less likely they’ll get paid for it. But the former eighth graders in Nick Noland’s honors English class at Manitou Middle School did just that. A business plan started by parent and newspaperman John Weiss ended with the Manitou kids, now ninth-graders, netting […]
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Over the years, people have called School District 49 a lot of things. Traditional is not one of them. The district has raced to combat negative news multiple times during the past decade — dealing with contentious boards, removal of a superintendent, falling educational scores, racial harassment complaints and even charging students to ride the […]
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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is all grown up and headed into a new school year as one of the region’s emerging economic drivers. The university, once a small commuter college, now packs a $310 million economic punch to the local economy and is growing. This year, the university is building a $17.5 […]
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The 21st Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium will take place from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The National Character and Leadership Symposium brings together distinguished scholars, military leaders, corporate executives, world-class athletes and others to explore a character-related theme. This year’s theme is Character Overcoming Conflict: Individual Stories, […]
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Several girls gathered to the west of the giant, muddy puddle that had formed just outside the boundaries of Sondermann Park, where the sounds of Interstate 25 are all but lost alongside the gurgle of Mesa Creek. “I’m not touching any mud,” one said, matter-of-factly. “Me either,” was the response. All of that changed. The […]
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The City of Colorado Springs has announced the nominees for its inaugural Mayor’s Young Leader Awards, five of whom will be honored during an event Wednesday. One person will be chosen in each of the five award categories — future industries, economic impact, creative industry, innovation in education and innovation in sports and wellness. Winners will […]
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The Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy is moving from its far south Colorado Springs location into a three-story building at Union and Academy boulevards. The move allows the academy to double its space to nearly 18,000 square feet, and give the school a more campus-like feel, said Sandy Chandler, academy owner and director. The academy […]
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In the past 30 years, women have caught up to men in the professions of business, law and medical sciences. But they have not made the same gains in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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The next few years should prove productive downtown for Pikes Peak Community College, which is anticipating the launch of a $20 million series of expansion projects that will more than double the size of its center-city campus. PPCC President Lance Bolton said that the school is currently planning a two-phase expansion of its Downtown Studio […]
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Pikes Peak Community College has several plans in the works to educate people, ranging from teaching graphic arts to raising chickens to helping veterans after their service in the field. Later this month, PPCC President Lance Bolton will testify before the Capital Development Committee at the Colorado Legislature, requesting state funding for a proposed project […]
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Fresh from victory on school financing ballot issues at the polls, local school districts are already preparing to fund their most pressing needs. Voters approved funding measures Nov. 7 for Colorado Springs School District 11, Widefield School District 3, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 and Peyton School District. For D-11, a mill levy override will […]
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Some may not see the connection between weather forecasting and organizational communication. For Matt Meister, however, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. The former KRDO chief meteorologist began in April as director of communications for Falcon School District 49. In his new position, Meister hopes to transfer his ability to clearly deliver important information from the […]
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