More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Colorado State Fair's livestock auction bittersweet for youth

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Some might call Jammer a cash cow. After all, the 1,200-pound steer fetched $4,250 at the Junior Livestock Sale on Tuesday at the Colorado State Fair. But he meant much more than dollar signs to Sierra Churchill, who has spent virtually all her free time with the steer since...

  • Boulder puts off anti-pot 'lab rat' campaign

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BOULDER — A provocative anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado youths has angered marijuana activists for its tag line, "Don't Be a Lab Rat." Now, a Colorado city is holding off on displaying a human-size cage used in the campaign after a school district raised concerns. The city...

  • Dancing Groot, Howard the Duck figures coming this holiday

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Funko, the company that makes adorable pop culture figures, recently announced that they’ll be adding two new characters this December – Howard the Duck and Dancing Groot (Vin Diesel voice over not included). If you’ve seen “Guardians of the Galaxy,” you’re familiar with the scene...

  • 'Love for Luna Day' to help recovering Colorado Springs baby

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    When Colorado Springs Dutch Bros. franchise owner Travis Pickern learned that two regular customers were struggling after their daughter was born with a severe heart defect, the emotional story hit home. Six years ago, Travis and Rita Pickern's youngest son was born with a heart...

  • Woodland Park to vote on community pool

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Residents in Woodland Park will decide in November whether the city will pay for a community pool. The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to include a question in the Nov. 4 election asking voters whether Woodland Park should increase its debt to pay for aquatic facilities in the...

  • Robotics program gets a financial boost

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company recently donated $4,500 to the robotics programs taught throughout Woodland Park School District RE-2. The donation will pay for laptop computers and Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotic kits needed for programs at Columbine and Gateway...

  • The survey says: Gen Xers favor homeschooling more than other parents

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    A recent survey by Spectrem Group's Millionaire Corner shows that Gen Xers, ages 41-50, are the biggest supporters of home schooling, over adults of other ages. Of the 56 percent of survey respondents with a net worth of less than $100,000 who said they approved of home schooling...

  • Greek Festival offers culinary, cultural treats

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Running out of food is a sign of a good party, or at least that was what folks said at the Pikes Peak region's 16th annual Greek Festival that culminated Sunday, when every pound of lamb, chicken and gyro meat had sold out an hour before the event was scheduled to end. More than...

  • Pediatricians' prescription for schools: Later start times

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    CHICAGO — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the...

  • Denver Zoo celebrates hippo's 58th birthday

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    DENVER — The Denver Zoo is celebrating the birthday of its longest resident — a 58-year-old hippo named Bertie. KMGH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1p4cjnK ) the hippo moved in Dec. 16, 1958, after zoo supporters Arthur and Helen Johnson bought him at an auction for $2,450 plus tax...

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