More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Santa Patrol seeks toys, gift cards for Tri-Lakes area children

    lisa walton -
    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Santa is ditching the sleigh and reindeer for police cars and fire trucks this year in the Tri-Lakes area.
The Monument and Palmer Lake police departments, along with the Tri-Lakes Fire Department, are teaming up to deliver toys and Christmas cheer to children in the area next month....

  • Take the first Royal Gorge train to Santa's house

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Colorado Santa doesn't mess around. He has built his North Pole and workshop in the Royal Gorge, and the only way to get there is the Santa Express Train at the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The popular holiday train hits the rails for the 12th year at the Royal Gorge. "We have...

  • Grandma Nancy - Grandparenting From Afar

    Nancy Dyson
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Nancy Dyson has grandchildren in far flung places. She has developed ways to keep in touch even though separated by miles and has offered to share her experience with Gazette Parents on a monthly basis.

  • Little libraries in Colorado Springs serve as real-world hub in a digital age

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Judge a Little Free Library solely by its cover and odds are you'll assume it's something else. A birdhouse, say, or a fancy mailbox inspired by Pinterest. Like its much larger brick-and-mortar siblings, though, it is a hub for many worlds - literary and literally. "It's about the...

  • Woodland Park pool measure was decades in the making

    By monica mendoza -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The idea for a Woodland Park community swimming pool may have been conceived 70 years ago. But it wasn't until 1995 that enthusiasts presented a financing plan to voters. The plan was to increase property taxes to pay for a city-owned and -operated aquatics and recreation center. The...

  • Video Game Review - 'Assassin's Creed Unity' brings the French Revolution to life

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    Title: Assassin’s Creed Unity Format: PC, PS4, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher/Developer: Ubisoft ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+) The Grade: B +  What is it? An action adventure game set in Paris during the French Revolution. “Assassin’s Creed Unity” is the seventh game in the...

  • Holiday cookie contest: Do you have a winning recipe?

    Published: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    The holiday season is right around the corner, and nothing says holidays quite like fresh-baked cookies. So ignore the frigid temperatures outside and warm up your home with some aromatheraphy from the oven. We're looking for the best holiday cookies. Email your favorite recipe to...

  • Colorado Springs boy accepted for experimental leukemia treatment program

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Compared to other kids his age, 11-year-old Aden Knar is bony and sickly looking. He walks hunched over and complains of body aches and pains. He's nauseated and weak. But compared to other children who have cancer, he's like Hercules, says his dad, Mike Knar. "For some reason, he...

  • The City of Light comes to vivid life in 'Assassin's Creed Unity'

    By Terry Terrones -
    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    The game An action-adventure game set in Paris during the French Revolution. "Assassin's Creed Unity" is the seventh game in the "Assassin's Creed" series, so longtime fans can expect all the experiences they've come to appreciate from this franchise - a sandbox environment, lots of...

  • National Signing Day notes

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Pine Creek's 'Three Amigos' go separate ways Three volleyball players are splitting up after one heck of a ride. Pine Creek's Kristina Susak is going to Division I South Dakota, Alyssa Brinton is going to Colorado-Colorado Springs and Megan Hamstad made it official that she is...