More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Kids raise over $20,000 at county fair for family hit by tragedy

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    KEENESBURG — Children competing at the county fair in Keenesburg have raised over $20,000 for the family that lost a father and son in an apparent murder-suicide last week. KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1sNKaY7) reports that 10 children voluntarily donated a portion of the sale of their 4H...

  • Anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado teens starting

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    DENVER — A campaign to discourage Colorado youths from using marijuana titled "Don't Be a Lab Rat" will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/QGTPpQ ) that the goal of the campaign is to tell teens about the...

  • Royal Gorge and Park to close as final repairs are made before holiday weekend reopening

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    CAÑON CITY - The Royal Gorge and Park will close to the public starting Monday as final repairs and construction begin. The attraction is tentatively set to reopen again at the end of the month. Ram Kumar and his wife just finished a tour of the park and gorge Saturday and had...

  • Back to school list: New year, challenges

    By Debbie Kelley and Carol McGraw
    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    It seems like summer has just gotten underway and already, youngsters are having to wake up early, grab their backpacks and head out the door to school. Classes resumed in one area district on Friday, and more districts open this week. In a few weeks, students in all 17 Pikes Peak...

  • Zoo visitors, reviewers agree: Cheyenne Mountain among the nation's best

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Paula Stewart was just starting her first trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Wednesday afternoon, but she was already pleased with her visit. She watched giraffes slurp lettuce from the hands of children, enjoyed the zoo’s “natural feel” and admired the views of the surrounding area....

  • Respect outdoors and earn badges

    Rick Cookson, The Gazette
    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, a statewide nonprofit, have launched #YourCO Digital Badge Program. The program is designed to recognize and reward those who have shown respect for Colorado’s natural resources. Specific badges are given to people who participate in the Volunteers...

  • Blog: Hillside Community Center plans event offering free food, backpacks, health care exams

    Jakob Rodgers
    Published: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    A free upcoming event aims to connect families in need with services across the city. The Hillside Community Center will host a community day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Fountain Park, which is next to the center at 925 S. Institute St. More than 30 organizations...

  • WWII bomber flight signals approach of Colorado Springs air show

    By Nick Beadleston, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Takeoff was something akin to being tossed around inside a malicious drying machine: hot, violent and deafeningly loud. But the WWII B-25 bomber was not designed for comfort. It was designed to deliver devastating blows to the enemy while taking a beating itself. More than 70 years...

  • Colorado Springs-area police, deputies joining annual National Night Out tonight

    By Lisa Walton, The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Police Department, along with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, will join dozens of communities across the country in celebrating the 31st Annual National Night Out tonight. The annual event is aimed at promoting crime and drug prevention through community...

  • Subaru recalls 5 models for air bag problem

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    DETROIT — Subaru is recalling an undetermined number of vehicles because of air bag problems that have affected much of the global auto industry. The recall covers the 2003-2005 Baja, Legacy and Outback and the 2004-2005 Impreza, as well as the 2005 Saab 9-2X made by Subaru....

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