More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' has gone Gold, hard drive specs announced

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Earlier today Microsoft announced details on the upcoming “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” for Xbox One. The game has gone Gold, which means copies are being created on discs for distribution.  A couple of other tidbits of info were gleaned from a letter to Halo fans written...

  • List: Halloween-themed events in Colorado Springs and beyond

    By carlotta olson -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    In search of a scare? You came to the right place. Here's a list of Halloween-themed events in Colorado Springs and beyond. Did we miss one? Add it in our comments section.  Through Nov. 1: Ghouls Gulch and Sanitarium Haunted House - 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. Go online for times,...

  • Explore at city-wide Colorado Springs Science Festival

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    If Steve Rothstein has his way, a giant science museum will spring up near downtown within the next five years. In the meantime, the president of the Colorado Springs Science Center busies himself with presenting the center's fifth annual Colorado Springs Science Festival, a...

  • A few more weeks are left for students to enter the Radon Poster Contest

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Colorado students have until Oct. 31 to enter this year's national Radon Poster Contest, designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the danger of radon in their homes. Children ages 9-14 enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense...

  • Kids and their parents will find laughs in Alexander's 'Very Bad Day'

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Starring Ed Oxenbould, Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Bella Thorne; directed by Miguel Arteta; 81 minutes; PG for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language Whatever else children take from Judith Viorst's delightful "Alexander and the...

  • Comics, toys to fill tables at Springs con

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Grab your light saber - the Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con is back. The biannual show, now in its fifth cycle, offers would-be Jedis and Vulcans a chance to congregate and hawk their wares. The most recent local con, in April, drew 2,000 patrons. This fall's con will host more than...

  • MAP: Bedtimes in Colorado

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    I’m getting sleepy typing this. According to a cool bedtime map by the blog, Jawbone, Coloradans go to bed pretty early compared to other parts of the country and get around 7.5 hours of sleep a night. Hey, I’ll take it. Most of Colorado goes to bed around 10:45, Denver and nearby...

  • Tough Talks: Don't wait until a crisis to discuss sensitive subjects with aging parents

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Mary Troublefield saw the first, subtle signs in her grandfather almost 20 years ago, when he was driving her cross-country. "I was 19, and he was in his 70s. I called my mom afterward and said something like 'He just doesn't have that reaction time like he should,'" said...

  • We want you: A spooky story in need of an ending

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Gazette reporter Stephanie Earls has written the beginning to a spooky tale. How it ends is up to you. Creative writers in grades 1 through 8 are invited to finish the story, in 250 words or less, for the chance to win Halloween-themed prizes and, for one overall winner, publication of...

  • Colorado parents upset over school cafeteria noise rules

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    ASPEN — Parents in Aspen are upset after elementary school administrators put strict limits on noise in the cafeteria. Students at Aspen Elementary School have been told that loud talking and noises are prohibited and administrators will blow whistles if students violate the rules....

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