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  • Parents of slain children share grief, stories at annual Colorado Springs rally

    Carol Bueno strolled up and down Vermijo Street in brisk, frigid winds Friday, carrying a poster-sized photograph of son Joshua Bueno, who was shot to death at age 22. She was one of about a dozen parents participating in the annual victims' rights rally by Mothers of Murdered Youth, held this year in front of the El Paso County Sheriff's...

  • Americans most motivated to clean house for company

    The world might hold fewer neatniks than observation alone would have us believe. A recent survey commissioned by the CLR cleaning product company revealed what professional house cleaners long have known: A majority of Americans (64 percent) are most motivated to clean when company's coming to visit. "Some people don't care. For them it's...

  • Money Museum in Colorado Springs celebrates World's Fairs for National Coin Week

    Before technology could bring the planet to the people, if you wanted to know - and see and experience - what was happening in the world, you went to the fair. The World's Fair, that is. Since the first "World Expo" in London in 1851, the often months-long expositions have served as global stages for the advancements of the age, in science,...

  • Hundreds turn out for Earth Day events at Garden of the Gods

    A couple of thousand people celebrated Earth Day at Garden of the Gods on Saturday planting seeds, touring the park and getting up close and personal with birds of prey and zoo animals. Jayden Pagano, 8, said the day for him was about "celebrating the Earth." He and his 5-year-old sister had just finished planting marigold seeds in a small...

  • 'Monkey Kingdom' reveals a revolution in cuteness

    Narrated by Tina Fey; directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill; 85 minutes; G "Monkey Kingdom," Disneynature's latest Earth Day offering, is an intriguing peek inside the social structure of macaque monkey society in Sri Lanka. So while it's got plenty of cute macaque monkeys, playing and cavorting, there's also a little social...

  • Interactive: Want to entertain the kids over Spring Break? Here are some solutions around Colorado Springs

    A tour of Spring Break activities in Colorado Springs

  • Video: Blue Angels' first female pilot takes flight

    When military aviation buffs pack into the Marine Corps Beaufort Air Show in South Carolina, they'll be wowed by the Navy's Blue Angels. But a new kind of history will also take flight in the team: a woman in the cockpit. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins is the first female pilot in the team's 69-year history.  Click here to read...

  • Grandparenting from afar: Tracing Paper – a simple idea that provides hours of fun

    Tear out a picture of an animal from a coloring book, then trace the whole picture.

  • Want to play disc golf? Get started at these scenic sites

    You might live near a disc golf course and not know it. While many of the nearly 5,000 courses in the U.S. boast grand vistas, glorious flora and some fauna, others are tucked along steep terrain and small creeks, providing a use for parkland not suitable for much else. "Disc golf courses can be built on land that is sometimes deemed...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs bookseller bucks trends

    Can't find a title at the Bargain Book Warehouse in downtown Colorado Springs? Pay a visit to the man at the counter, Drew Surendranath, who says he keeps a mental list of the tens of thousands available, from supermarket thrillers to college textbooks to dusty tomes of Greek verse. "I have a photographic memory," he said. "If something...

  • Professionals share their enthusiasm with kids at Colorado Springs engineering fest

    Liz Staten was "amazed" when, as a child, she first saw the freeway interchange for interstates 25 and 40 in Albuquerque. While Staten did not know it at the time, seeing that structure would turn out to be the seminal moment that led her to what would became her chosen career. "I think I was destined to be a civil engineer," said Staten, a...

  • Book drive to benefit needy children

    Along with feeding the tummies of hungry kids this summer, Colorado Springs School District 11 also wants to provide nourishment for their minds. The district is holding a community book drive and will distribute books collected to children who eat at free summer lunch sites D-11 hosts. To contribute, drop new or gently used books that are...

  • Colorado Springs student uses 3-D printer to improve tortoise's life

    Cleopatra the tortoise soon will be all the rage at Canyon Critters, a reptile and wolf rescue in unincorporated Boulder County. A prosthetic shell is on its way. Roger Henry, a student at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, created the device using cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned problem solving. "I had absolutely...

  • Discover the past, for future's sake, at Colorado Springs Family Discovery Day

    The most precious family heirlooms often are not the ones filed away in an album or sitting on a mantle gathering dust. For Paul Beagley, a father of five in Colorado Springs, that special treasure is a memoir from World War I written by his grandfather. "My sons have been particularly interested in it," Beagley said. "It's made their...

  • First escape room opens in Colorado Springs

    Fans of puzzle rooms no longer have to drive to Denver to get their fix. Escape the Place, Colorado Springs' first such room, opened last week and owners CJ Thomsen, Brittney Thomsen and Aston Teague are offering half-price tickets through Saturday. Puzzle rooms, also called escape rooms, are soaring in popularity across the country. A...

  • A family affair

    When Angelina Jolie wed Brad Pitt in one of the more publicized nuptials of the 21st century, she wore a jaw-dropping silk and satin gown designed by Donatella Versace. Embroidered on her floor-length veil were colorful drawings by the couple's six children. One even read "Buttock Fatock." Eldest sons Maddox and Pax walked Jolie down the...

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