Posted 7:32 PM 3/22/2013 by Andy Koen
COLORADO SPRINGS - As the bell rang for the start of school Friday morning at Queen Palmer Elementary, students found a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, a carton of milk, string cheese and an apple laid out on their desks. The school began serving breakfast "after the bell" two years ago as (More)
Posted 6:27 PM 3/19/2013 by Joe Bevans
The ''Bottoms Up Cafe'' at the Pikes Peak Endoscopy Center in Colorado Spings, is providing fancy coffees, lates and mochas to treatment patients. The staff are the baristas and the doctors helped name the drinks. ''Moon Me Mocha'',''Starbutts Steamer'', and ''Brewed Awakening' are some of the names. They say it helps add humor and comfort to an otherwise uncomfortable explerience. March is colon cancer awareness month.
Posted 4:33 PM 3/18/2013 by Joe Bevans
NEW YORK (AP) - A new study is detailing how years of cutbacks have affected the quality of television and newspaper news and how consumers view the work. The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism on Monday found that nearly one-third of consumers said they have abandoned a (More)
Posted 10:59 AM 3/17/2013 by Matt Stafford
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy is holding a funeral service for its first African-American graduate.The service for Charles Vernon Bush will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Memorial Pavilion.Bush died Nov. 5 at his home in Lolo, Mont. at 72. He (More)
Posted 8:39 PM 3/14/2013 by JD Downing
TRINIDAD - A robot vehicle designed by students at Trinidad State Junior College will take on the unforgiving terrain at the Great Sand Dunes National Park next month as part of NASA's Robot Challenge. The contest, now in its sixth year, puts student-designed robots through ground obstacles they (More)
Posted 6:04 PM 3/13/2013 by Joe Bevans
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) - An Estonian man has returned a library book 69 years late, partly blaming a World War II aerial bombing that damaged the library for the late return. Ivika Turkson of the Tallinn Central Library says that last week the man in his mid-80s returned the overdue book - which (More)
Posted 9:02 PM 3/12/2013 by Connie Murphy
A juvenile suspect is now being accused of arson in connection to a school fire at Evans International Elementary.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a juvenile male lit a toilet paper roll inside of a toilet dispenser on fire in the school's bathroom.
Officials say the (More)
Posted 1:38 PM 3/9/2013 by Juice Godfrey
DENVER (AP) - The Democratic sponsor of a bill to ban concealed firearms on colleges in Colorado defeated his own proposal amid strong opposition from Republicans and gun-rights advocates.Boulder Sen. Rollie Heath on Friday moved to postpone the bill until after the Legislature (More)
Posted 9:20 PM 3/8/2013 by Joe Bevans
The Beth El School of Nursing at UCCS in Colorado Springs is using ''patient simulators'' to train students. The hightech robots use computer interaction to help nurses create scenarios that really happen in hospitals. They bleed,cough,give birth, and even have heart attacks. The school say's that demand for training sites makes their make shift hospital a gold mine for nursing students.
Posted 7:55 PM 3/7/2013 by Juice Godfrey
DENVER (AP) - Adams State University in Alamosa has proposed a 16 percent annual tuition rate hike for in-state students.The Denver Post reports the proposed increase will add $611 to bills for full-time, in-state students, bringing the tuition cost to $4,416. Out-of-state students (More)
Posted 8:18 PM 3/5/2013 by David Ortiviz
As the gun debate continues across the nation, there's a unique program in Southern Colorado teaching college students how to make guns. Trinidad State Junior College has the oldest and largest gunsmith program in the nation and their graduates are in high demand.
It's a skill triggered by (More)
Posted 5:35 PM 3/1/2013 by Alyse Rzemek
AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) -- Now this is a story all about how a high school student's life got turned upside down. But it was all just a bad rap.
The teen's voicemail greeting triggered a lockdown at his Pennsylvania school after a receptionist misheard his rendition of "The Fresh Prince of (More)
Posted 5:08 PM 2/25/2013 by Jacqui Heinrich, firstname.lastname@example.org
If Congress fails to act, budget cuts could seriously impact local children and their access to early childhood education.
The 'sequester'-- a series of automatic budget cuts-- has left funding for programs like Head Start and Early Head Start on the chopping block. The program provides free (More)
Posted 2:17 PM 2/22/2013 by Joe Bevans
RYE, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire fisherman has discovered whale vertebrae, porpoise skulls and an old fuel tank that he thought was a treasure chest. Now, he may have hit the big time: a possible mammoth tooth. Mike Anderson, of Rye, was fishing for scallops near Rye Harbor, N.H., on Tuesday when (More)