More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Nearly 6 of 10 children participate in extracurricular activities, Census Bureau reports

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

        Fifty-seven percent of children between 6 and 17 years old participate in at least one after-school extracurricular activity, according to a new report released Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report found that children were more likely to participate in sports...

  • Replay: Mild December night brings out thousands for Colorado Springs parade

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    A year after temperatures hovering near zero degrees cut attendance and some participants, the 30th annual Festival of Lights parade through downtown Colorado Springs drew animated crowds that filled the sidewalks and enjoyed the relatively warm 30-degree night. For attendees, the...

  • Report: Coronado SRO punched girl to defuse escalating student fight

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    A Colorado Springs police officer punched a Coronado High School student to break up a fight because he feared the situation would escalate if he did not act quickly, according to an incident report about the situation. School Resource Officer Adam Romine, who is assigned to...

  • Baby weighing nearly 14 pounds born in southern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    ALAMOSA — A woman in southern Colorado was surprised when she gave birth to a baby girl that tipped the scales at almost 14 pounds. Mia Yasmin Garcia was born by cesarean section in Alamosa on Monday, weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces. The Alamosa Valley Courier reports the newborn was...

  • Early investment in children's education pays off later, group says

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Pony up the money to educate disadvantaged kids from birth until they start kindergarten, or spend more taxpayer dollars later on special education, incarceration or welfare. That was the message newly elected and re-elected state lawmakers representing the Pikes Peak region heard...

  • 10 delicious ways to doctor a mug of basic hot chocolate

    Wire services -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Let us pause in our busy lives and pay homage to a great man, a man of science, a man of ideas: Sir Hans Sloane. Sloane, who lived from 1660 to 1753, was a man of many accomplishments: He developed an early method of classifying plants; he collected objects that initially made up the...

  • State to launch new Colorado-wide child abuse hotline

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    A Colorado-wide hotline for reporting child abuse or neglect is on track to open Jan. 1, state officials said Tuesday. The hotline - the first of its kind to launch across Colorado - aims to offer Coloradans a single, easy-to-remember number to call amid the state's current patchwork...

  • Admission for a day of family fun on southern Colorado railway: a donated toy

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    All aboard for the North Pole. There's a wintry new stop this year on southern Colorado's Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway, and the price of admission is a toy for the needy. On Sunday, families who bring donations for the Toys for Tots campaign - one donation per adult...

  • Report cites toys for potential hazards

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    A sheriff's badge toy set and a Piglet figurine made a list of items that a consumer advocacy group said could be dangerous to children. Twenty-four toys made the list compiled by the Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups, which Colorado organizers announced on Cyber...

  • 'Far Cry 4' one of the year's best video games

    By Terry Terrones terry.terrones@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    The game "Far Cry 4" is the fourth installment of the "Far Cry" series, which began in 2004. In this latest iteration of the action-
adventure first-person shooter, players visit the fictional country of Kyrat, based on the Chinese region of Tibet. Gamers take on the role of Ajay...

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