More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Kids on Bikes celebrates decade of supporting cycling youth

    By Nikki McComsey, Kids on Bikes
    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Kids on Bikes is celebrating 10 years of building healthy, happy and active kids, families and communities. Join Kids on Bikes for a free family PopCycle Ride at 1 p.m. every Sunday at America the Beautiful Park through the summer. The six-mile ride creates a fun space for kids to...

  • Colorado family learns to let girl live as 'truegender'

    By Jennifer Brown, The Denver Post
    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Elsa, a 9-year-old from Boulder, insisted as soon as she could speak that she was a girl, even though she was assigned male at birth. After family counseling last year, Elsa’s parents let her choose her own name and live as a girl. Click here to read more about Elsa from The Denver...

  • List: Loads of free summer concert series in Pikes Peak region parks

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Clean up the folding chairs, pack a picnic and head to a free concert in one of the numerous parks across the Pikes Peak region. This summer, you can find live music almost every night of the week, with opportunities to hear your favorite local bands or to check out new musicians...

  • Gazette travel: Not just for spring break: South Padre Island a great family getaway

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    South Padre Island off the tip of Texas is not a good vacation destination in March and the first half of April. Unless, of course, you are a college student. In that case, South Padre Island is the place to be. For decades, the small barrier island, flanked on the west by Laguna...

  • Colorado testing results show steep learning curve for students

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    The steep, rocky learning curve associated with new standardized tests for Colorado students hasn't changed much since the trial run of 2014. The Colorado Department of Education released scores Thursday from this spring's science and social studies tests known as the Colorado...

  • Head Start program preps area 4-year-olds for success in school

    Courtesy of CPCD
    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    In her short four years of life, Olivia has been through more than most kids: she was removed from her birth home due to abuse and neglect; moved in and out of three foster homes; and finally arrived at the Martins’ home, where she was officially adopted last winter. Though she is...

  • Falcon Scouts collect more than 6 tons of food for neighbors in need

    Courtesy of High Plains Helping Hands
    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Boy Scout Troop 149 of Falcon collected 13,278 pounds of food during the Scouting for Food Drive 2015 in April. Cub Scout Packs 149, 159 and 231 also helped collect food during the drive to donate to the High Plains Helping Hands food pantry (HPHH), a Care and Share Food Bank for...

  • Instagram: Share your photos with us, we will share them with the world

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Colorado is a beautiful place and we capture it often on our smart phones and cameras. OK, so now you have this awesome photo, now what? Share your talent with us and we'll share it with the world. The Gazette has an Instagram page that captures your photos. Simply add the...

  • 8 great places to relive history in Colorado

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    A look at eight great places to relive history in Colorado: Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave: Stop by the legendary beer town of Golden to raise a glass to the legendary American whose Wild West show encapsulated and defined the Frontier Age. True West magazine's museum of the year...

  • Colorado drive-in theaters offer summer nights of nostalgia

    By Amanda Hancock amanda.hancock@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    PUEBLO - It won't be dark for a couple of hours, so Chuck and Marianne James lean against their red pickup parked behind the snack shop and poke at a tray of fried chicken and french fries. They feed crumbs to their two dogs, who saunter in and out of the front seat, and watch as the...

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