More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Annual gift giveaway to be held Saturday

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    A venerable giveaway spanning more than three decades and helping thousands of children each holiday season will return this year, five days before Christmas. The giveaway began in 1983 and has since ballooned into an hours-long spectacle helping thousands of people each year. Upon...

  • Colorado audit finds foster care check problems

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    DENVER — Counties aren't properly conducting background checks before placing foster children in the care of relatives, according to a first-of-its-kind review by the Colorado Department of Human Services. Social workers are required to do four background checks on people in the...

  • Whodunnit: Murder mystery dinner theater a popular local choice in entertainment

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Detectives. Dead bodies that rise and hand clues to cops. Lying witnesses. And dinner. Don't forget dinner. Most Saturday nights you can find a throng of people champing at the bit for a taste of the mystery life, alongside a four-course dinner. They gather in an Antlers Hilton...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo gives baby orangutan a new name

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    ust like any new mom, Hadiah blatantly showed off her new, hairy baby Thursday, striking poses for cameras and leaning right up against the glass at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Her 1-month-old Bornean orangutan was born just before Halloween and finally has a name that fits perfectly....

  • Colorado Springs pastry chefs construct a life-size gingerbread house at Broadmoor

    teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    So what happens when you cut 14 chefs loose with 400 pounds of powdered sugar, 300 pounds of flour, 
200 pounds of candy, 120 pounds 
of butter, 100 pounds of honey, 
95 pounds of egg whites, 73 pounds of eggs and 10 pounds of spices during the holiday season? They roll up their white...

  • Tree talk: Keep your Christmas tree fresh through the holidays

    By Leslie Massey, leslie.massey@gazette.com
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Christmas comes but once a year, and spending family time picking out the right tree and thoughtfully trimming it with treasured knickknacks, serves up lifelong memories.

  • What? No 'Janes?' Emma, Olivia, Liam and Noah top list of popular Colorado baby names

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Note: Scroll to the bottom of this article for an interactive graphic that shows the top Colorado baby names, year by year, since 1910. Poet Gertrude Stein's famous line "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" wouldn't quite make it today. It would be more like "Emma is an Emma is an...

  • Map: See the best Pikes Peak region holiday lights, and add yours

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    We know you're busy during the holiday season, but hope you'll get the chance to enjoy the bounty of holiday lights! We've highlighted more than two dozen shining addresses in the Pikes Peak region on our interactive holiday lights...

  • Watch: Santa and his elves (Wings of Blue) skydive

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Santa stopped by the 98th Flying Training Squad at the Air Force Academy recently with his four elves for a skydive to visiti children. The video, Wings of Blue Santa Jump, was posted Tuesday on YouTube. The 4:24 video shows Santa and his elves jump from a plane to the music from...

  • Watch: 50 giant teddy bears given to Memorial Hospital patients

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Fifty giant teddy bears were given to Memorial Hospital patients recently as part of the third annual giant holiday teddy bears donation. Nevada Auto sales donated the bears.  Bears will be given to patients in the emergency and mother baby units of Memorial Hospital.

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