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  • Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help children across U.S.

    Parents who flocked to Colorado in search of medical marijuana oil to treat their children's severe epilepsy reacted with guarded optimism to legislation announced Monday aimed at legalizing the oil - calling it a first step at returning home. The bill by a Pennsylvania representative could get oil in the hands of parents across the nation by...

  • Fruits of Colorado College students' labor available to public

    Each year, Colorado College students become urban farmers. For an entire year of their undergraduate studies, starting in March, a group of students plans, budgets, plants, maintains and harvests produce for the school cafeteria - and they get paid to do it. This year, there's a new twist: The public can buy some of their bounty. Luke...

  • 'Schoolpool' program gives Colorado Springs-area students another option for getting to campus

    Parents who already are dreading the bottleneck congestion that occurs at student drop-off and pick-up areas may want to familiarize themselves with the phrases "bike train" and "walking school bus." Colorado Springs' Mountain Metropolitan Transit offers a free "schoolpool" program that connects families who want to do en masse alternative...

  • Colorado Springs police helps Teens with Promise get ready for school

    The Colorado Springs police will collaborate with Teens with Promise, a local non-profit dedicated to providing disadvantaged teens with the supplies they need to start and stay in school, to fill 1,000 backpacks and raise $10,000 in the following weeks. The organization is conducting donation drives at the four Colorado Springs police...

  • 56th annual rocket event encourages science, engineering interests

    Some people loved rockets when they were children. Others picked up the hobby as adults, sharing the fun with their own kids. For Dr. Warren B. Layfield, rocketry has been a lifelong passion that was strengthened after working as an engineer with NASA for a decade. About 300 amateur rocket builders and designers from around the country...

  • New Format and New Name for Pikes Peak Parent

    At the age of 21, Pikes Peak Parent Magazine reached a stage when it was time to leave the nest and transition to a new, advanced structure

  • Gazette 'Cutest Kid' photo contest supports charity, Empty Stocking Fund

    Kids, they're just so. Darn. Cute. We know, if you had a dollar for every adorable child picture stored in your cellphone ... you'd donate it to charity, right? The Gazette's Cutest Kid Photo Contest invites readers to share their most awwww-inducing portraits for the chance at a $100 prize, while helping out a fundraising campaign that for...

  • Drive-thru review: 'Heroes in a half shell' join forces with Pizza Hut

    Pizza Hut's Cheesy Bites Pizza is back. You remember the pie with 28 pull-apart puffs loaded with cheese circling the pie. As if Pizza Hut was lacking for places to hide more cheese, now even stuffed crust isn't the pole-sitter. Here's the Cheesy Bites Pizza breakdown: a large, one-topping, 14-inch pizza surrounded by 28 cheese puffs instead...

  • Academy operates STEM teacher boot camp

    As an institution of higher learning - one that specializes in science and engineering - the Air Force Academy embraces its responsibility to prepare young minds for a future in science, technology, engineering and math by opening its classrooms once a year to train teachers. The Academy Office of Research teams with the Challenger Learning...


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