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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., 7193888287 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Monument Valley Pool 220 Mesa Road, 7195786636 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Memorial...

  • Brew tour takes charitable giving message to Colorado Springs craft beer crowd

    The Community Partnership for Child Development is taking its message on the road in a vehicle inspired by, and tailored for, the craft beer demographic. Hops on the Bus invites those of legal drinking age on board for a two-hour tour of three west-side Colorado Springs breweries, complete with chauffeured ride, beer samples and appetizers....

  • Local family wins cover model contest for Colorado Springs' 2016 Official Vacation Planner

    The five-member Kerscher family is winningly adorable. Patrick and Stephanie Kerscher, their 7-year-old daughter, Caroline, and two 5-year-olds, Callie and S.J., a brother and sister they adopted, were selected as the cover family for the 2016 Official Vacation Planner. The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau and Pikes Peak...

  • Mermaid dreams come true at Colorado Springs swimming school

    A local swimming school is making mermaid and merman dreams come true. Five girls showed up for a recent class at Mermaid Cove Swim School. They perched on the edge of the 95-degree, saltwater pool, wriggled into colorful fabric tails and shoved their feet into monofins, large fish-shaped fins that then were tucked under the fabric. With a...

  • The tips you need to navigate another year of packed lunches

    There was a time when a lunch box was simply that, a box into which your parents packed your lunch. For many years they were metal and came emblazoned with your favorite cartoon or movie characters, as well as a matching thermos. By the '80s, metal was passe, making way for plastic. But the basic design was the same. And you liked it. Until...

  • Stuff the Bus school supply drive underway in Colorado Springs

    Another long-time and large-scale local school supply drive kicked off this week. Christmas Unlimited's "Stuff the Bus Operation Back to School Supply Drive" will collect supplies until Aug. 7. Supplies may be dropped off at the five local Louie's Pizza restaurants and at any Colorado Springs fire station, as well as the Black Forest,...

  • Kids on Bikes celebrates decade of supporting cycling youth

    Kids on Bikes is celebrating 10 years of building healthy, happy and active kids, families and communities. Join Kids on Bikes for a free family PopCycle Ride at 1 p.m. every Sunday at America the Beautiful Park through the summer. The six-mile ride creates a fun space for kids to connect through their bicycles. Riders travel north on the...

  • Colorado family learns to let girl live as 'truegender'

    Elsa, a 9-year-old from Boulder, insisted as soon as she could speak that she was a girl, even though she was assigned male at birth. After family counseling last year, Elsa’s parents let her choose her own name and live as a girl. Click here to read more about Elsa from The Denver Post.

  • 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...

  • Gazette travel: Not just for spring break: South Padre Island a great family getaway

    South Padre Island off the tip of Texas is not a good vacation destination in March and the first half of April. Unless, of course, you are a college student. In that case, South Padre Island is the place to be. For decades, the small barrier island, flanked on the west by Laguna Madre Bay and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico, has had a...

  • Colorado testing results show steep learning curve for students

    The steep, rocky learning curve associated with new standardized tests for Colorado students hasn't changed much since the trial run of 2014. The Colorado Department of Education released scores Thursday from this spring's science and social studies tests known as the Colorado Measures of Academic Success. The results show that student...

  • Head Start program preps area 4-year-olds for success in school

    In her short four years of life, Olivia has been through more than most kids: she was removed from her birth home due to abuse and neglect; moved in and out of three foster homes; and finally arrived at the Martins’ home, where she was officially adopted last winter. Though she is now in a loving, permanent home, the trauma Olivia has...

  • Falcon Scouts collect more than 6 tons of food for neighbors in need

    Boy Scout Troop 149 of Falcon collected 13,278 pounds of food during the Scouting for Food Drive 2015 in April. Cub Scout Packs 149, 159 and 231 also helped collect food during the drive to donate to the High Plains Helping Hands food pantry (HPHH), a Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado agency that serves families in Falcon and the...

  • Young Springs musicians thrive under caring Conservatory instruction

    There is room for all local youth at the Colorado Springs Conservatory – regardless of experience, ability or socio-economic status. The Conservatory offers instruction and performance opportunities for students ages 3-19 in instrumental music, vocals, theater, dance/movement and its singular Recording Arts Program. With founding CEO Linda...

  • CASA volunteer: 'I am for the child'

    Jesse Murillo is a busy professional with a full-time job in the education, and because he is passionate about the well-being of children, he makes time to volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Pikes Peak Region. CASA trains and supports citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected...

  • Instagram: Share your photos with us, we will share them with the world

    Colorado is a beautiful place and we capture it often on our smart phones and cameras. OK, so now you have this awesome photo, now what? Share your talent with us and we'll share it with the world. The Gazette has an Instagram page that captures your photos. Simply add the #csgazette tag to your Instagram photos and it willl be part of our...

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