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D51 walking concerns: besides safety, traffic could back up

Updated: 08/16/2012 - Every school in the district has a drop off zone, but with more students walking and potentially more parents dropping students off, some worry these zones will become even more congested and cause more potential problems.

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D51 in-service days: curriculum, challenges and welcoming students

Updated: 08/15/2012 - Students around the Valley are set to start classes on Monday, but teachers have already been hard at work getting ready for their arrival. School District 51 staff members will be finishing up the last of their teacher in-service days on Thursday.

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Gust of wind flips small plane in Erie, Colo.

Posted: 08/12/2012 - Authorities say a pilot escaped serious injury when a strong wind gust sent a small plane out of control just before takeoff at Erie's municipal airport.

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Sinkhole closes highway near Cripple Creek

Posted: 08/12/2012 - Officials say State Highway 67 near Cripple Creek southwest of Colorado Springs will remain closed through Sunday -- and most likely most of Monday -- after a sinkhole opened over a mine shaft under the roadway.

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Western Slope wildflowers protected

Updated: 08/11/2012 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated 50,635 acres as critical habitat for three wildflowers it considers threatened or endangered, offering them some protection from construction or energy development.

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CMU tuition hike will be lowest in the state

Updated: 08/10/2012 - The countdown is on and in just over a week, college students will be heading back to Colorado Mesa University. This year they'll be welcomed back by a higher tuition.

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TCAP results show D51 growth, room for improvement

Updated: 08/09/2012 - As students enjoy the last few weeks of the summer break, District 51 is getting its first look at last years test scores. KKCO 11 News talked to the district about what the results revealed about student progress.

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Young voters hope to make a difference in Nov. election

Updated: 08/08/2012 - President Obama is re-gearing his message to a new demographic of voters this election season: those college-aged and younger. KKCO 11 News spoke with new voters and those in school to see what issues are going to swing their votes this November.

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