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  • Kids delight in Space Foundation's Mars exhibit

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Despite their scientific endeavor, the vocabulary of the children involved was limited Saturday. "Cool." "Wow." "Woah." Those words were music to Brian Douglass' ears as he showed a half-dozen elementary schoolers the basics of Mars exploration at The Space Foundation off Garden of...

  • Marco's Pizza hosts Sunday fundraiser for Colorado Springs boy

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Marco's Pizza in Briargate will host a kid-friendly benefit event as well as donate a portion of all sales Sunday to the family of 4-year-old Logan Swearingen, a Colorado Springs boy who is fighting two major childhood diseases. Born with cystic fibrosis, a chronic illness that...

  • More than 100 experiences to explore at Colorado Springs 'What If' festival

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    reative collaboration is the key to the "What If ... Festival of Innovation and Imagination." The fifth annual Imagination Celebration event will spread out over six city blocks around the Pikes Peak Center and Pioneers Museum on Saturday. Last year, more than 25,000 people attended....

  • Children, adults can 'Explore Mars' on Saturday at Space Foundation Center

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, is offering a special day of "Exploring Mars," on Saturday, as part of its monthly "Star Days" series. Kids and adults can drive a rover on a simulated Martian terrain, play Minecraft Mission To Mars in...

  • Skinny dip yearbook photo raises eyebrows

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    PORTALES, N.M. — A New Mexico high school yearbook is raising eyebrows after it published a racy photo of students under a "Most Likely to Skinny Dip" category. KRQE-TV reports (http://goo.gl/PoQvgN) Portales High School students picked up their 2014 issues last week and found the...

  • Royal Gorge park reopens Saturday; visitor center not quite ready

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will reopen for daily visits Saturday, Sept. 6 but its new visitor center still needs final inspections and improvements. The Royal Gorge Bridge, shuttle, concessions and Royal Rush Skycoaster will be open daily starting Saturday, said Mike Bandera,...

  • No Child Left Inside! events set for Cheyenne Mountain State Park

    News Services
    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE! JOIN THE MOVEMENT AT CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Join Cheyenne Mountain State Park Saturday, Sept. 13 for No Child Left Inside! No Child Left Inside is a national initiative to encourage children to get out and play in our parks,...

  • September schedule of activities for Bear Creek and Fountain Valley Nature Centers

    News Services
    Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    El Paso County, CO, – El Paso County’s Bear Creek Nature Center and Fountain Valley Nature Center announce the events and activities for September 2014.   Bear Creek Nature Center 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 719-520-6387,  www.elpasocountyparks.com...

  • How Colorado Springs-area school districts are responding after fatal teen crash

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Counselors were on hand at Palmer Ridge High School throughout the day Tuesday to talk with grieving students after two students died in an auto crash. State troopers said speed and alcohol were factors in the deadly single-vehicle crash in Black Forest that killed seniors Beau...

  • U.S. Olympic Training Center will charge for tours

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    In an effort to avoid cutting funding for its athletes, the U.S. Olympic Training Center will charge for tours of its Colorado Springs facility starting Monday. The price for tours is $5 per adult with children under age 10 free. Senior, group and military discounts are available....

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