More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Colorado Springs area events for seniors starting Dec. 1, 2014

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Unless noted, events take place at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., and registration is required: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. If cost not listed, call Senior Center for information. Tuesday Stress-Free for the Holidays - 1-2 p.m., $1. Wednesday...

  • AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids warms up 485 elementary students

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    When cold weather hit this fall, 485 youngsters at Pinello Elementary School in Widefield School District 3 were warm and toasty in new coats. At the same time, $10,000 became available for scholarships for aspiring young musicians at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Music and...

  • Finding the family tree takes diligence, patience and a love of research

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    You've always wanted to know if your mother's great-great-grandmother died in a Colorado Springs tuberculosis sanitarium. You may be in luck This is the "Year of the Obituaries." Hundreds of thousands of genealogy volunteers worldwide, including many in Colorado Springs, have...

  • Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    DENVER - A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today. Evidence left behind by mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths...

  • Forest Service sets Christmas tree cutting dates

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — The U.S. Forest Service is planning to open five Christmas tree cutting areas along the Front Range next month. Areas on the Pike, Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests will be open for cutting between Dec. 6 and Dec. 14. A $10 permit per tree is required before entering...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    No family or friends around for Thanksgiving, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as surrogate chef and host this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. will open its doors from...

  • Old Colorado City offers walk through time with 20th annual Holiday Tour

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Old Colorado City is perhaps best known for its charming cafes and inviting, brick-lined storefronts. But for the neighborhood's most ardent fans, it's the ghosts of history that give the place life. Reviving and celebrating those "ghosts" is the aim of the 20th annual Holiday Tour...

  • 10 home-video releases to give for the holidays

    By Frazier Moore The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK - Are you worried there will be nothing to look at once the holiday decorations come down? Here, in no particular order, is a list of 10 home-video goodies to fill the gap. They may not fit so well in loved ones' stockings, but they'll look just great on a video screen....

  • Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Tell all your gift-buying elves to wrap up a book. Among this year's Christmas selections: Board books - "Maisy's Christmas Tree," by Lucy Cousins: Maisy the mouse and pals Cyril and Tallulah prepare for...

  • Great gifts for the gamers in your life

    By Terry Terrones terry.terrones@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Chances are you have at least one child or adult video gamer (or someone who's a combination of both) in your family. How do you buy them something great without giving the surprise away? Let The Gazette's gaming gift guide point you in the right direction. With a little something for...

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