More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • 'We're right in the middle of it:' Virus sickens Colorado Springs-area children

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Nearly 125 children have been seen at Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs in the past five weeks for respiratory issues amid a rare virus outbreak that has sickened hundreds of children in more than 
10 states. Word of the virus hitting children in the Pikes Peak region came as...

  • Blog: Comic Art Fest on Saturday

    Bill Radford
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Comic Art Fest 2014 runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Arts Alley just west of Escape Velocity Comics & Graphic Novels, 19 E. Bijou St. It's the fourth annual Comic Art Fest, a cdelebration of comic book art hosted by Escape Velocity. This year's special guest is artist...

  • 'What if.' brings imagination to life in Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    A crowd of young children and parents gathered around as a robot prepared to launch a large blue ball. Kids yelped in the background as the ball launched toward them and others in the crowd while some who walked were covered in colored powder. They were just part of the hundreds of...

  • 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...

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