More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

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

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    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...

  • Fruits of Colorado College students' labor available to public

    By debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    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...

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

    By DEBBIE Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    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...

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

    Andrea Sinclair
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    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...

  • Then and Now: Photographs re-create days gone by for friends and families

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    We laughed. We cried. We clicked back and forth between your original and re-created photos in our Then and Now contest. We received dozens of entries last month, including shots of puppies morphing into elderly dogs, a truck and even a 1950s aerial photo of Glockner-Penrose Hospital...

  • 56th annual rocket event encourages science, engineering interests

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    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...

  • New Format and New Name for Pikes Peak Parent

    Leslie Massey
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    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

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    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...

  • 5 hikes for kids within an hour's drive of Colorado Springs

    By lance benzel, the gazette
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Here are five hikes within an hour’s drive of Colorado Springs, as suggested by Troy Parker in “The Best Front Range Hikes for Children.” 1 - Bear Creek Nature Trail: With mostly gentle slopes and great views of the foothills, this 1.1-mile hike is the perfect introduction to...

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

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    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,...

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