More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Video Game Haiku Review - 'Dance Central Spotlight'

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Title: Dance Central Spotlight Format: Xbox One Price: $9.99 Developer: Harmonix
 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
 The Grade: A – Dance Central Spotlight Haiku Review Get back in the groove   Dance like Bacon in Footloose  Close the game room blinds What’s it...

  • Dutch Bros. event raises $13k for Baby Luna

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    An Aug. 26 fundraiser by Dutch Bros. Coffee in Colorado Springs brought in $13,000 for a Springs family whose daughter was born with a severe heart defect. On "Love for Luna Day," all four Dutch Bros. locations in the Springs donated $2 from the sale of every drink to Jessica DePoy...

  • Survey ranks Colorado Springs among top cities in which to retire

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Colorado Springs is no stranger to superlatives. A top city for pet owners, veterans and weekend getaways, to name a few, the city last week earned another feather: 11th Best City to Retire, based on a survey by personal finance website WalletHub. For the list, the company looked at...

  • Baby Steps: New arrival provides inspiration to be fitter

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    When my wife reached for her pregnancy cravings, I reached for the proteins and fats. I ate a lot and hit the weights. I gained muscle, but I can't say I am the leanest I've ever been. As a teenager, I used to eat jars of peanut butter and drink gallons of milk after football...

  • Why some homes become teen central

    By LISA A. FLAM The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Start with amenities such as a monster TV or fire pit, add a never-
ending supply of munchies and a relaxed attitude toward your kids bringing home a friend - or five - and you might find that your place has become THE place where the tweens and teens want to be. A hangout house is...

  • 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...

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