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2014 Pikes Peak All Reads selections are announced

News: Education Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

The 13th annual All Pikes Peak Reads program asks readers to engage the extraordinary, a theme reflected in the choice of books that the Pikes Peak Library District announced Thursday.

Educators: Colorado Springs area ripe for innovation

News: Education Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Seeds of innovation have been planted in the field of education in the Pikes Peak region, and what's growing now is just the beginning, according to the cultivators.

Parenting resources

Life Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

Here are links to help keep you and your family busy, including things to do and places to hold birthday celebrations. It is not a comprehensive list, but there are lots of options.

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  • Time running short for Colorado Springs boy needing bone marrow transplant

    Time is running out for 10-year-old Aden Knar. "We're at last call," said his dad, Mike Knar. The family has tried in vain to find a bone marrow donor for Aden, whose acute lymphoblastic leukemia went into remission for five years before returning in November. Aden has been fighting blood cancer for two-thirds of his life, and his chances...

  • Chipotle hiking prices as it draws more customers

    NEW YORK — Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos. The Mexican food chain said Thursday that it would raise prices in the "mid-single digits" percentage wise for the first time in three years as its popularity continues to grow. Menu boards with the new prices should be in...

  • Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con draws thousands

    More than 2,000 people got to hang out with Darth Vader and Chewbacca on Saturday and Sunday at the Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con, the fourth biannual show of its kind and the most successful. This spring's convention hosted 60 vendors and 100 tables filled with toys, memorabilia and comic books at Embassy Suites Hotel on Commerce Center...

  • Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Only about a quarter of students nationally who take developmental — or remedial — classes ever graduate. The problem is so profound that the advocacy group Complete College America...

  • Total lunar eclipse to be visible in Colorado Monday night

    Total eclipses of the moon are unusual, but not rare. Someone on the Earth gets to see one almost every year, but from any given location, you can expect to see a total lunar eclipse about once every 2 1/2 years on average. The last one seen from Colorado was Dec. 21, 2010, so we’ve been in a bit of an eclipse lull. That’s about to change,...

  • Drive-thru review: Pizza Hut gets wings right with new deep fryers

    Pizza Hut has installed deep fryers in 5,000 of its restaurants, so I opted for an eight-piece order of Crispy Bone-In Buffalo Burnin' Hot wings. Here's the blueprint: breaded chicken wings, deep-fried and tossed in your favorite sauce, wrapped in foil and delivered warm to your door. Pizza Hut wings are available bone-in (normal wings, as...

  • Face the flat facts: Many styles of low-heeled shoes are popular this year

    It wasn't that long ago that ballet flats ruled. Now flats in almost every style imaginable are demanding their share of attention. Take your pick from ankle boots, menswear-style loafers, pointed-toe skimmers, oxfords, sling-backs, jellies, ankle-wrap sandals, sleek sneakers, espadrilles and a new generation of slip-ons. Details include...

  • Dear Donna: Woman makes going out to eat a bit of an ordeal

    Dear Donna, I've started dating a lovely lady whose company I enjoy except for one aspect. She is very picky about how her food is prepared at restaurants. I appreciate that she is a wonderful cook, but it seems as though each time we dine out her instructions on how to prepare the food become more detailed and the first 15 minutes is spent...

  • Subscription sample boxes shake up beauty routines

    It's a beauty product fan's dream: a monthly box sent to the door filled with samples of lip glosses, face creams, hair treatments and nail polishes. The trend started a few years ago with companies such as Birch Box charging between $10 and $15 a month for subscriptions. But it's recently taken off with dozens of options. There are high-end...

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