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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.

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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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    The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece of furniture to make their home more beautiful. Many interior designers and decorators will be joining the flea-market...

  • Bonfils offers other ways to help 10-year-old who needs bone marrow transplant

    Gazette readers who wish to help 10-year-old Aden Knar, who suffers from lymphoblastic leukemia, but cannot make it to the bone marrow drive this weekend have other opportunities to help. The Gazette published Wednesday (http://gazette.com/time-running-short-for-colorado-springs-boy-needing-bone-marrow-transplant/article/1518402) about the...

  • Your Easter weekend guide: Egg hunts, services, bunnies, brunch and more

    Here are some of the highlights this weekend in the Pikes Peak region: Chocolate bunny walk and egg hunt 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane; Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road; $5-$7, for kids ages 2-10, reservations required; 520-6745, elpasoco.com. --- Hop along the bunny...

  • Colorado makes child abuse information public

    DENVER — Colorado has created a website that provides the public with child-protection and child-abuse information for each county following a number of child deaths. The new website is part of a series of reforms for the state's child protection system. The Denver Post and KUSA-TV reported (http://bit.ly/Pbzbr2 ) caseworkers often made...

  • 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...

  • Educators: Colorado Springs area ripe for innovation

    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. "I tell our students, you're not only competing with students in your classroom but with kids globally. We want to give our kids an equal playing field," Harrison School District...

  • 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...

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