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2016 Summer Camps

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SPORTS AND REC VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa: Summer Camps May 31 – Aug. 19 Ages 5 – 12 VillaSport offers a wide variety of exciting,...

Things to do with kids – August 2016

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Ongoing Library Events – check website for dates and times: ppld.org Eat Play Grow, Baby Time, Toddler Time, Storytime, Snuggle-Up Storytime, Book Break,...

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Dear Donna: Man doesn't want to be shielded from truth
Dear Donna: Man doesn't want to be shielded from truth

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Dear Donna,

Why can't women just tell you they are not interested if that's the case? I have been on the other side where I was not...

4 ideas for hanging on to school-year memories and artwork
4 ideas for hanging on to school-year memories and artwork

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 29, 2016

On crisp September afternoons, kids often come home from school bearing armfuls of classroom art. The evenings often bring comments about their day's...

Air Academy class gives students real-life engineering experience
Air Academy class gives students real-life engineering experience

By: Cassie Heeke - 0 Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Air Academy High School students Blake Danis and Hannah Peters began their senior engineering class with a problem and ended it with a business:...

Genealogy project delves into early days of Colorado Springs hospital
Genealogy project delves into early days of Colorado Springs hospital

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Maggie Steele is a genealogical Sherlock Holmes.

She's digging out mysteries more than a century old in a unique project of the Pikes Peak...

What teachers would like parents to know
What teachers would like parents to know

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Keeping the lines of communication open between parents and teachers can be a challenge, especially in this era of crowded classrooms and...

Make sure feelings being reciprocated
Make sure feelings being reciprocated

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Dear Donna,

After going out on a half-dozen dates with a man, I was feeling positive about long-term potential. While he seemed to be enjoying...

'Parent portals': pros and cons of timely online updates
'Parent portals': pros and cons of timely online updates

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Once upon a time, finding out how your child was doing in school could require weeks of patience. You waited for the parent-teacher conference, for a...

Dorm Decor Hacks: fun ideas to add flair to the basic box
Dorm Decor Hacks: fun ideas to add flair to the basic box

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Moving into a dorm is one of college life's more exciting milestones; it's the first time many kids are living away from the comfy confines of...

Nonprofit has heroic mission

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Colorado Springs nonprofit helps kids, adults in need meet superheroes

Fort Collins author published in Modern Love deals with unexpected response
Fort Collins author published in Modern Love deals with unexpected response

By: Cassie Heeke - 0 Wed, Jul 27, 2016

In late May, The New York Times published an essay by Fort Collins author Laura Pritchett. Afterward, a torrent of emails flooded her inbox:

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Magic at any age: How to throw a Harry Potter party on the cheap
Magic at any age: How to throw a Harry Potter party on the cheap

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Harry Potter parties are for wannabe witches and wizards of any age.

Those are dueling words, but I stand by them.

Whether you're 5 or...

Students to launch 50-foot-tall rocket at Fort Carson
Students to launch 50-foot-tall rocket at Fort Carson

By: Jake Allen - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Students will have the chance to launch the world's tallest future heavy rocket at Fort Carson next week.

The United Launch Alliance's annual...

Report: More Colorado families choosing charter schools; performance is mixed
Report: More Colorado families choosing charter schools; performance is mixed

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Some findings of a report the Colorado Department of Education released Friday on the state of the state's 226 charter schools may be surprising;...

Applications accepted to be appointed to Colorado Springs school district board
Applications accepted to be appointed to Colorado Springs school district board

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Any registered voter who lives in the boundaries of Colorado Springs School District 11 can apply to become a candidate for appointment to the open...

Nonprofit that helps juvenile offenders has new director
Nonprofit that helps juvenile offenders has new director

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Morgan Mote is the new executive director of Colorado Springs Teen Court. She replaces Debbie English, who helped found the organization in 1994 and...

YMCA program helps kids from the south side of Colorado Springs learn to swim for free
YMCA program helps kids from the south side of Colorado Springs learn to swim for free

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

As a single mom, Fountain resident Jessica Opps provides for her three kids, but there isn't always extra money for costly summer activities.

...

$17.5M charter school for grades 6 to 12 to break ground in Banning Lewis Ranch
$17.5M charter school for grades 6 to 12 to break ground in Banning Lewis Ranch

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Construction will start next week on a $17.5 million charter school, the Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy, in a large master-planned community in...

Colorado educator begins role as head of National Science Teachers Association
Colorado educator begins role as head of National Science Teachers Association

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Mary Gromko, a long time science educator from Colorado, on June 1 began her one-year term as president of the National Science Teachers Association...

Colorado Springs campers offer tips for treating dad to outdoor meals on his special day
Colorado Springs campers offer tips for treating dad to outdoor meals on his special day

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Step away from the grill this Father's Day and head to the great outdoors for a little hiking, fishing or general hanging out - and good eatin'. Prep...

List: Where to cool off as summer heats up around Colorado Springs
List: Where to cool off as summer heats up around Colorado Springs

By: Kelsey Kendall - 0 Fri, Jun 17, 2016

In the Colorado Springs area, there are many options when it comes to escaping the summer heat this summer. Here are some public pools to take the...

Reports of the skinny jean's death have been greatly exaggerated
Reports of the skinny jean's death have been greatly exaggerated

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Sorry, haters. Skinny jeans aren't going away soon.

Figure-hugging denim has been a staple of women's wardrobes since the mid-2000s. Even as...

Wet and wild event is returning to Colorado Springs
Wet and wild event is returning to Colorado Springs

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 6, 2016

The hilly roads of Colorado Springs are good for more than scenic drives; they make the city an ideal spot for a 1,000-foot waterslide.

On...

Local Children’s Museum Exhibit Teaches Kids About Responsible Choices
Local Children’s Museum Exhibit Teaches Kids About Responsible Choices

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 3, 2016


Pikes Peak Children’s Museum exhibit inspires eco-friendly superheroes. Opens June 1, 2016.


Pikes Peak Children’s Museum is...

Ten reasons you need to see the Switchbacks

Wed, Aug 10, 2016 - 9:19 AM 0

Flying high in third place in the Western Conference standings, the Switchbacks are facing a tough challenge with just five regular season...

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