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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 8 great places to relive history in Colorado

    A look at eight great places to relive history in Colorado: Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave: Stop by the legendary beer town of Golden to raise a glass to the legendary American whose Wild West show encapsulated and defined the Frontier Age. True West magazine's museum of the year for 2010 is open daily through October. More info:...

  • Things to do with your kids August 2015

    1 Saturday   PEE WEE PARADE AND FAIR Calling all children and those that love them. Meet at the Wichita Parking lot on Manitou Ave near Pawnee Ave to decorate yourself and your wagon, stroller, etc for the parade leaving at 10 a.m. Parade down the sidewalk to Soda Springs park where some fun activities await, from face painting to a...

  • Colorado drive-in theaters offer summer nights of nostalgia

    PUEBLO - It won't be dark for a couple of hours, so Chuck and Marianne James lean against their red pickup parked behind the snack shop and poke at a tray of fried chicken and french fries. They feed crumbs to their two dogs, who saunter in and out of the front seat, and watch as the line of cars gradually swells. "This is it, this is really...

  • Colorado Springs earns top 10 ranking in national survey

    It looks like his grandson slipped, so Larry Grenier perks his head to the side to get a quick glimpse, waiting for either tears or an OK sign. Within a few seconds, 5-year-old Caleb, dressed in yellow swim trunks, is back up on his feet, jogging tentatively in and out of the fountain. He gives a big thumbs-up to grandpa. "He's a little bit...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Things to do with your kids July 2015

    Ongoing Library Events – check website for dates and times: ppld.org

  • 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...

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