More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Dogs get blues when youngsters go back to school

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    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...

  • Rock Ledge Ranch Traditional Powwow set to make history Saturday

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    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...

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

    By Debbie Kelley -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    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...

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

    By jakob rodgers -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    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...

  • Transparency in public schools topic of panel discussion

    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    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...

  • Teen drinking a timeless problem

    By Debbie Kelley, Andrea SINCLAIR and Maria St. Louis-sanchez The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    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...

  • To Do Today calendar Sept. 15, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Mon, Sep 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; From Job Loss to Job Search - 2 p.m., Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road West, free. Registration required:...

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

    By Carol McGraw -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    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...

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

    By linda navarro -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    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-

  • Officials: Children playing with lighter burn Colorado Springs home

    by lisa walton -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    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...