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  • Rock Ledge Ranch Traditional Powwow set to make history Saturday

    Native American veterans in headdresses. Rattling gourds. Traditional Native American drumming. And a new princess. History will be made Saturday at the Fifth Annual Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Traditional Powwow. For the first time in almost four decades, a powwow princess will be crowned - 14-year-old Shauna Jackson, who attends...

  • Service plays matchmaker between task seekers, task-doers in Colorado Springs

    In a busy world, who has time to mow the lawn, stand in line for the latest iPhone or Black Friday purchase, or bake a special dessert? On the premise that someone inevitably has the time and inclination to perform tasks that others are too time-strapped or unable to take on themselves, University of Colorado graduate Aric Franzmeier started...

  • Q&A: Is corporal punishment legal in Colorado schools?

    In May, when NFL star Adrian Peterson broke off a tree branch outside his Texas home, stripped it of leaves and gave his 4-year-old a "whooping" after the boy misbehaved, he was using the same kind of discipline he received as a child growing up in East Texas - the kind of discipline that he credits for setting him on the right path and saving...

  • List: Select area museums will open doors for free on Saturday

    Smithsonian magazine will once again provide folks with free admission to museums around the country. The 10th annual Museum Day Live! is Saturday. Local participating museums include Miramont Castle, ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy, May Natural History Museum and the American Numismatic Association Money Museum....

  • Case of NFL star stirs debate over corporal punishment

    In May, when National Football League star Adrian Peterson broke off a tree branch outside his Texas home, stripped it of leaves and gave his 4-year-old a "whooping" after the boy misbehaved, he was using the same kind of discipline he received as a child growing up in East Texas - the kind of discipline that he credits for setting him on the...

  • Project Funway empowers Colorado Springs foster teens

    Each of the 16 foster teen models looked a bit timid when they first stepped onto the runway at The Pinery on the Hill, but they stepped off beaming bright, confident smiles at a fashion event that felt a like a coming-of-age celebration. One by one, the girls showed off back-to-school, western, career and formal ensembles during Project...

  • Dogs get blues when youngsters go back to school

    Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Many dogs whine and wait eagerly at the front door but eventually adjust to the absence of their young owners when they are in class. But millions of dogs can...

  • D-38 board to review Palmer Ridge High's crisis response

    A review of the crisis response at Palmer Ridge High School following the Labor Day death of two students in a car crash is among the items that Lewis-Palmer School District 38's board of education will discuss at a regular meeting Wednesday night. Board President Mark Pfoff said although the crash did not have anything to do with the school...

  • Springs Girl Scout has the recipe for great meals from the food bank

    Madeline McWhorter knows that a trip to the local food bank may not conjure images of spicy tomato-braised chicken or baked spaghetti pie. And that needed to change. Calling upon her culinary creativity, McWhorter, 18, created a cookbook requiring only ingredients commonly found at food banks. A Girl Scout since about kindergarten,...

  • Transparency in public schools topic of panel discussion

    Transparency in public schools will be the topic of a panel discussion Sept. 29 in Golden. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Jeffco Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall 2, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and Chalkbeat Colorado will present, "Transparency 101: How to exercise your rights to...

  • Teen drinking a timeless problem

    Two teens died, one was injured and a fourth faces charges of vehicular homicide. All were drinking before a Monument-area crash in the early morning hours on Labor Day. Last month, three teens were taken unconscious to hospitals from house parties in Fountain, and several adults were arrested on suspicion of supplying booze for the parties....

  • To Do Today calendar Sept. 15, 2014

    Events Margaret Kasahara - Between the Lines Exhibit - 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., regular admission applies; csfineartscenter.org. From Job Loss to Job Search - 2 p.m., Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road West, free. Registration required: ppwfc.org. "GMO OMG" - Documentary film that explores the...

  • State teams with nonprofit to provide backpacks with supplies for 1,680 Colorado students

    When a student is homeless, owning a backpack for books can be beyond reach. With that in mind, the Colorado Department of Education and Feed the Children provided 1,680 backpacks for kids in need. Feed the Children, an international nonprofit organization, also provided pallets of school supplies, books, personal care items and snacks to...

  • Officials: Children playing with lighter burn Colorado Springs home

    A house fire that injured a woman and killed a pet snake Wednesday was caused by two children playing with fire in the home, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said Friday. Firefighters responded to a home at 921 Bennett Ave. just after 1 p.m. and reported heavy smoke and fire on the second floor. A man who climbed from a window onto the...

  • FOOD PLAY: A new book invites kids and parents to make whimsical candy treats

    If you heard it once, you probably heard it a thousand times: Don't play with your food. Crafter Jodi Levine defies that mom maxim with her new book, "Candy Aisle Crafts," (Penguin Random House, 112 pages, $31.97), a glossy, easy-to-follow book on transforming standard candy-
aisle fare into whimsical treats. Best of all, it's designed to be...

  • Choking game death has spurred Calhan mother's outreach

    Space monkey, blackout, gasp, airplaning, California high, funky chicken, purple hazing, scarf game. Martha Garnett, a Calhan mother, didn't know about the choking game or any of those slang words associated with it, until her 15-year-old daughter Kimi died. Now, she wants to warn about the potentially horrific consequences of the risky...

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