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  • List: Public swimming pools (and a beach) in Colorado Springs

    Want to cool off in Colorado Springs and looking for a public swimming area? Here are some options:  Portal Pool 3535 N. Hancock Ave. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Monument Valley Pool 220 Mesa Road 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Memorial Park Recreation Center 280 S....

  • List: 17 great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend around Colorado Springs

    Here's a list of Fourth of July events Saturday and the entire weekend in the Colorado Springs area. - Will 100,000 show up for Colorado Springs Philharmonic concert and fireworks at Memorial Park? - Watch what you light on Fourth of July in Pikes Peak region - Friday-Sunday Pikes Peak Art and Music Festival - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10...

  • Shedding light on fear of the dark

    Chad Cramer knows a thing or two about the simple flip of a light switch. During the day, his 4-year-old twin boys run around the house recreating scenes from superhero movies. At night, though, when the closet door creaks or something near the window makes a sound, they scream out for Dad to save them. After a slew of these sleepless,...

  • List: Loads of free summer concert series in Pikes Peak region parks

    Clean up the folding chairs, pack a picnic and head to a free concert in one of the numerous parks across the Pikes Peak region. This summer, you can find live music almost every night of the week, with opportunities to hear your favorite local bands or to check out new musicians from around the state. FIRST & MAIN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES...

  • 8 spots to cool off in Colorado

    Spots to cool off in Colorado  Boulder Reservoir: Colorado is known worldwide for its skiing, but that fun doesn't have to be limited to snow. This 700-acre reservoir is ideal for showing off your moves - whether on skis or a wakeboard. More info: bouldercolorado.gov/parks-rec/boulder-reservoir Water World: The Federal Heights water...

  • Giant slip 'n slide coming to Colorado Springs street

    While Colorado Springs doesn't have a park to rival Water World near Denver, this summer it will have a city block-long slip 'n slide. The internationally known Slide the City will arrive Aug. 15. "I think adults need to be like kids," said Randi Hitchcock, event coordinator for UpaDowna, a local nonprofit dedicated to getting people...

  • Colorado Springs street breakfast draws those seeking taste of the west

    Portable grills sizzled with pancake batter and eggs as the sun rose over downtown Colorado Springs on Wednesday morning. The annual Western Street Breakfast's 5:30 a.m. start time was a little early for Mattie Lynn Dunnam, 7. Her mother, Lara, didn't mind letting the dark-haired girl rest her heavy head in the belly of her sweatshirt. She...

  • Fire throwing jugglers, feasts, jousts mark beginning of Colorado Renaissance Festival

    10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 2, 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Larkspur, $19.50-$21, $8-$9 ages 5-12, free 4 and younger; 1-303-688-6010, coloradorenaissance.com While juggling won't ever be called death-defying, The London Broil Show ups the stakes to at least thrilling. The three-person juggling troupe will perform...

  • 'Cover model family' sought for Colorado Springs vacation guide; deadline Friday

    When you and the brood say "cheese," do strangers stop and pull out their camera phones? Are your family vacation pics routinely photo-bombed by cartoon songbirds and rainbows? If so - and you live and recreate in the Pikes Peak region - why not put those good mugs to work for local tourism? The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors...

  • Pack the car: 16 quality places to camp in and around Colorado

    It's the season of wanderlust, but the snow has yet to melt from the high country. While it's a bit early to begin your backcountry adventures, there is perhaps no better time to hit the road for some quality car camping. Inspect your gear, make a list of stuff you can't forget - s'mores come to mind - and dream up some tall tales to tell...

  • Food, fun and run await at annual Springs Spree at Memorial Park

    9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Park; springsspree.org It's baaack. Springs Spree is gearing up for its 38th annual round this weekend in Memorial Park. For all of the kiddos, foodies and music junkies out there, the two-day event is a whirlwind of things to taste, do and ooh and aww at. Beyond the face-painting...

  • Photos: 33 greatest 2015 graduation moments in the Colorado Springs area

    Graduation season is in full swing in the Colorado Springs area. The Gazette is photographing graduations for the Pikes Peak region's Class of 2015. You can see your school's photo gallery, order prints and share your own photos at gazette.com/graduation, presented by Presented by Phil Long Dealerships. Tag your photos #GazGrads on...

  • First comes love, then comes marriage - years later

    "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage." So the old playground rhyme goes. These days, however, many couples are taking a long time getting from step 1 to step 2. They're waiting until they're in their 30s or 40s to wed, with or without kids, after five, six, seven, eight or more years being in a...

  • More studies link Facebook use and depression

    If Facebook has taught us anything, it's that a picture can be worth a thousand boasts. The social media platform, where users share posts and photos about their noteworthy (and mundane) activities, is certainly a highlight reel. For most of us, it's more or less a real reel, an accurate summary of our lives - or at least the parts we want on...

  • "Literary Walk in the Woods" pairs famous naturalists with Colorado Springs-area experts and an easy hike

    Hikes are 1-3 p.m. Meet your fellow hikers and hike leader at Cheyenne Mountain State Park visitor center, 410 JL Ranch Heights; lecture and walk are free, $7 state park day pass (good for 24 hours) required to enter park; reservations required; 576-2016. - Saturday: Enos Mills portrayed by John Stansfield - June 27: Terry Tempest Williams...

  • Recent youth suicides a 'terrifying situation' that must be addressed, El Paso County official says

    In what an official from the El Paso County Coroner's Office calls "a terrifying situation," two students from West Middle School committed suicide in the past few weeks. "It is a problem in our society that we don't properly deal with, and every effort should be made with prevention before it happens," Dr. Leon Kelly, deputy chief medical...

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Things to do with your kids June 2015

Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

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