More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • D-38 board to review Palmer Ridge High's crisis response

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A review of the crisis response at Palmer Ridge High School following the Labor Day death of two students in a car crash is among the items that Lewis-Palmer School District 38's board of education will discuss at a regular meeting Wednesday night. Board President Mark Pfoff said...

  • Springs Girl Scout has the recipe for great meals from the food bank

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Madeline McWhorter knows that a trip to the local food bank may not conjure images of spicy tomato-braised chicken or baked spaghetti pie. And that needed to change. Calling upon her culinary creativity, McWhorter, 18, created a cookbook requiring only ingredients commonly found at...

  • Transparency in public schools topic of panel discussion

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Transparency in public schools will be the topic of a panel discussion Sept. 29 in Golden. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Jeffco Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall 2, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and Chalkbeat Colorado will...

  • Teen drinking a timeless problem

    By Debbie Kelley, Andrea SINCLAIR and Maria St. Louis-sanchez The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Two teens died, one was injured and a fourth faces charges of vehicular homicide. All were drinking before a Monument-area crash in the early morning hours on Labor Day. Last month, three teens were taken unconscious to hospitals from house parties in Fountain, and several adults...

  • To Do Today calendar Sept. 15, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Events Margaret Kasahara - Between the Lines Exhibit - 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., regular admission applies; csfineartscenter.org. From Job Loss to Job Search - 2 p.m., Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road West, free. Registration required:...

  • FOOD PLAY: A new book invites kids and parents to make whimsical candy treats

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    If you heard it once, you probably heard it a thousand times: Don't play with your food. Crafter Jodi Levine defies that mom maxim with her new book, "Candy Aisle Crafts," (Penguin Random House, 112 pages, $31.97), a glossy, easy-to-follow book on transforming standard candy-
aisle...

  • State teams with nonprofit to provide backpacks with supplies for 1,680 Colorado students

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    When a student is homeless, owning a backpack for books can be beyond reach. With that in mind, the Colorado Department of Education and Feed the Children provided 1,680 backpacks for kids in need. Feed the Children, an international nonprofit organization, also provided pallets of...

  • Officials: Children playing with lighter burn Colorado Springs home

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    A house fire that injured a woman and killed a pet snake Wednesday was caused by two children playing with fire in the home, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said Friday. Firefighters responded to a home at 921 Bennett Ave. just after 1 p.m. and reported heavy smoke and fire on...

  • Choking game death has spurred Calhan mother's outreach

    BY CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Space monkey, blackout, gasp, airplaning, California high, funky chicken, purple hazing, scarf game. Martha Garnett, a Calhan mother, didn't know about the choking game or any of those slang words associated with it, until her 15-year-old daughter Kimi died. Now, she wants to warn...

  • 911 system adds automated message to discourage hang-ups

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Emergency call takers are hoping that a new automated message on the Colorado Springs 911 system will keep callers on the line when they do not receive an immediate response. The message, implemented Thursday, will play after 10 seconds of ringing and will let people know that they've...

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