When budget cuts make it impossible to get new technology in the classroom, a group of teachers at the Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Canon City decided to take matters into their own hands. They've teamed up with their principal and started writing grants for the small school.... more »
Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Canon City is one of a small number of schools in the area equipped with state of the art, interactive white boards and tablets for students. That is thanks in part to fifth grade teacher Lowell Miller, February's Teacher's First award winner.
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DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43... more »
Talks of school closures have come up again for District 11 in Colorado Springs; the biggest school district in the area.
"What's best for our students, and the community, in the future, in the long run? And we're going to try and stream line and make things a little... more »
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Army National Guard has sent a helicopter and crew to help fight wildfires in Colorado. Nebraska Guard officials say they deployed a UH-60 Black Hawk and four-member crew from the 1-376th Aviation Battalion. They've been sent to the Fort Collins, Colo., area. The helicopter... more »
Today's warmer than normal temperatures and the already dry conditions are making things a bit difficult for fire crews all along the Front Range. Fire crews in La junta just completed fighting a fire along Hwy 50 that burned more than 100 acres. Fire crews have already rushed to grass... more »
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Oil and gas leases over the Niobrara shale formation in western Nebraska are in high demand.
Richard Endacott of the Nebraska Bureau of Educational Lands & Funds says the board's last two lease auctions have been the most lucrative in its history. They brought in... more »