More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Sky High Ranch again to offer summer resident camps for girls

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Girl Scouts of Colorado is re-opening resident camp this summer at Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park, and registration has begun. Sessions are open to all girls over age 6 and include such activities as a zipline, archery, backpacking, photography and rock climbing. Resident camps...

  • Fountain man constructs doghouses to match owner's RVs

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Let's get this out of the way: My Buddy RVs are not for dolls. The miniature campers, modeled after their life-sized counterparts, are strictly for the dogs - and their owners. "This almost became a Barbie RV ... almost," said Bob Ruston, of Fountain, a former heavy line mechanic...

  • Refusing measles vaccine could put others at risk

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    One in five toddlers across El Paso County went without the measles vaccine in the first half of 2014. Statewide immunization rates haven't been much better. That, public health officials say, is a problem. After tracking down hundreds of El Paso County residents recently exposed...

  • More students puts strain on some Pikes Peak region schools

    By DEBBIE KELLEY AND MARIA St. louis-Sanchez The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Skyview Middle School near Dublin and Powers boulevards started the 2014-2015 school year with 100 more students than in the fall of 2013. The spike in enrollment pushed the school to more than 200 students over the building's capacity. That has meant changes. There are five lunch...

  • Several in El Paso County quarantined due to measles exposure

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Several people across El Paso County have agreed to be quarantined in light of a multistate measles outbreak that began at two California theme parks. In all, more than 300 people may have been exposed to a patient treated for measles at a Colorado Springs hospital, some of whom may...

  • Gazette Parents Virtual Education Fair is now open

    Leslie Massey, Gazette Parents
    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    The Pikes Peak region offers a wide-array of educational opportunities and therefore Gazette Parents has created a digital Education Fair to help you explore these options on your own time, with no pressure or wasting valuable time trying to locate these choices on your own.

  • Selfie sticks: Tourist convenience or purely narcissi-stick?

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Selfies at tourist attractions are nothing new. But until recently, if you wanted a perfectly composed picture of yourself with Times Square or the Colosseum in the background, you might have asked a passer-by to take the photo. Now, though, relatively new gadgets called selfie sticks...

  • Test for deadly gas common to Colorado Springs area

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Radon - a gas second only to cigarette smoke in its ability to cause lung cancer - can't be seen, smelled or tasted. But now might be the perfect time to detect it. Colorado public health officials are urging residents this month to test for the noxious gas, which exists at high...

  • Kids (and adults) explore their inner outer-space dreams at Colorado Springs center

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    Toddlers and teens zigzagged through and around display cases while clutching clipboards and pointing out models of rockets, modules and spacecraft. Some whirled around in a Barany chair used for physical training for astronauts. A few tracked the International Space Station as it...

  • Deadline nears for nominating military spouses who sacrifice

    Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    The backers of an award program that honors the sacrifices of military spouses say the lives of wives and husbands of troops won't get easier with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan waning. Nominations are due by Thursday for the Military Spouse of the Year honors sponsored by...