More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • 13 Pikes Peak region Girl Scouts earn top Gold Award

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Thirteen area Girl Scouts are among 50 statewide who will receive the 2014-2015 Gold Award, the organization's highest honor that reflects participants' commitment to community service, leadership abilities and citizenship skills. The award culminates with a final project girls in...

  • Interactive: Want to entertain the kids over Spring Break? Here are some solutions around Colorado Springs

    Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    A tour of Spring Break activities in Colorado Springs

  • Buddy system helps blind Colorado Springs girl feel at home in the water

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Three years ago, Kelsey Shelton was a scaredy cat in the water. She was too afraid to put her face in and blow bubbles like other beginner swimmers. She thought she might drown. Today, 18-year-old Kelsey, a junior at Rampart High School, is as home in the water as a duck or a fish....

  • Fundraiser launched to help Colorado Springs school district buy local beef after price hikes

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Rising beef prices and new government regulations led to a tough decision for one of the region's leading advocates for locally sourced food. And, now, a fundraising drive has launched to try to reverse the course. Rick Hughes, director of food and nutrition services for Colorado...

  • Side Streets: Manitou Springs history told through artifacts carried in the pockets of pioneers

    By Bill Vogrin, The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Atop a large granite boulder in Manitou Springs' Memorial Park stands a statue of a World War I doughboy. To most park visitors, it's just a typical, weathered war memorial. But once a "History Pockets" project is completed, this summer, visitors to the Manitou Springs Heritage...

  • Blog: Local students perform with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Some local student will perform alongside the Colorado Springs Philharmonic with the help of Carnegie Hall. It's part of a collaboration between the orchestra and Carnegie's Weill Music Institute. The culmination of the year-long adventure is "Link Up: The Orchestra Moves," a spring...

  • Friday Military Salute: Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Results

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado-Pikes Peak has a healthy base of military mentors in Colorado Springs to help children learn from a positive role model and stay out of trouble. Takia Christensen, 23, is stationed at Peterson Air Force Base and is the big sister to for 17-year-old...

  • Science experiment gives Colorado Springs students a unique lesson

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    What happens to a grape when it travels to the edge of space and back? Jacob Wilson, a student in Misty Garland's advanced eighth-grade science class at Jenkins Middle School, thought it might explode. Or turn into a raisin, said Jacob's science partner, Kevin Beaudin. "I wanted to...

  • Flying W chuck-wagon dinners to return to Colorado Springs

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The Flying W Ranch plans to rebuild on its old ranch site that was ravaged by the Waldo Canyon fire and once again serve its chuck-wagon dinners, Executive Director Aaron Winter said this week. The Flying W Ranch Foundation has not made a final offer to a contractor, but expects to...

  • GOP bill expanding parental control over education fails

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    DENVER — Democrats on Tuesday rejected a Republican bill that would have given parents broad authority over their children's school curriculum and medical treatment. The measure would have allowed parents to exempt their children from "any learning material or activity." Republican...

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