More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Colorado Springs Cub Scouts show their compassion for animals

    BY Eric Singer -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A large dose of compassion was doled out Monday by Cub Scout Pack 807 at Harrison School District 2's Giberson Elementary School. Eric Perenyi, 7, and five other Pack 807 Cub Scouts collected items for care packages to be donated to the Animal Hospital of Colorado Springs. Eric, a...

  • List: Easter egg hunts are a challenge for the ages

    By Stephanie Earls -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Get eggs (from chickens or L'eggs; fake is fine). Hide eggs. Release the children. That's how it's been done, more or less, for centuries in Europe, where the tradition of egg hunts celebrated Christianity's most important holiday in a manner and context that was oh so spring....

  • DIY ideas for the Easter brunch table

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Make the most of your Easter celebration by preparing a brunch table with a few easy, handcrafted items. "A couple of special touches will make it feel like a more special gathering," says Taryn Mohrman, senior lifestyle editor at Woman's Day magazine. She recommends keeping things...

  • Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building. He's also asking private businesses to include kids who are left out of the experience because they...

  • Young 9-1-1 heroes honored by El Paso County Sheriff

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Two children were recognized on Friday by El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder with 9-1-1 Hero Awards. On Feb. 6, 11-year-old Rachel Reyes called 9-1-1 because her mother was choking in their home. She had the presence of mind to stay on the line for 12 minutes and give dispatchers...

  • Local Boy Scouts Council gets donation to help all interested youth join

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Pikes Peak Council of Boy Scouts of America has received a $50,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Scoutreach Program, which helps low-income youth join Boy Scouts and participate in activities.   The Pikes Peak Council has been serving youth for more than 100 years and...

  • Denver Zoo welcomes newborn anteater named Salvador

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER — The Denver Zoo is welcoming its latest addition with the birth of a southern tamandua, which is a type of anteater. The Denver Post reports ( ) Salvador was born earlier this month as part of an ongoing effort to ensure healthy populations and...

  • Local school district again makes top-10 list for technological advancements

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Colorado Springs School District 11 placed fourth of the top 10-ranked large school districts in the annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association. D-11 first made the list in 2009, when it placed 10th and has...

  • New Colorado Springs balloon event will offer variety

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    A wakeboarding exhibition, beer garden and a food truck competition could join hot air balloons at Memorial Park this Labor Day weekend. Scott Appelman, organizer of the inaugural Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, said those attractions and others are being considered as part of...

  • Blog: Free admission for kids at Denver Art Museum

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Time to get some culture in the littles.  The Denver Art Museum will now offer free general admission to ages 18 and younger for the next five years. It's thanks to a five-year gift from Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation. Kaiser Permanente provided a one-year grant that...