More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • 5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    DORSET, Minn. — Robert "Bobby" Tufts may have lost his bid for a third consecutive term as mayor of his tiny northern Minnesota tourist town, but the 5-year-old isn't taking it too hard. After helping raise money for local charities and declaring ice cream the top of the food...

  • Pets, kids hardwired to take shelter when thunder signals that storms are coming

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    In an early scene in the 1982 movie "Poltergeist," the father character (played by Craig T. Nelson) comforts his son, Robbie, during a storm by having the boy count aloud the seconds between lightning and thunder. If the interval between each flash-and-boom set gets longer, dad...

  • A Colorado Springs native travels the nation with free ice cream and a message to love the planet

    By CELINE WRIGHT celine.wright@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Caleb Kruse has always loved to explore. It all started in the woods behind his home in the Black Forest, and has continued into his adult life in many forms - from hiking in the mountains to traveling the world. Now, as a 22-year-old college graduate, he's trying to share that...

  • Colorado's birthday celebrated by stepping back in history

    Corrie Sahling, The Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    To celebrate the 138th birthday of their state, Coloradans could take a step back in time. The History Colorado Center opened its doors Friday with free admission, like many other museums around the state, and provided a day full of performances, food and hands-on activities....

  • Side Streets: Urban fair unlike anything Colorado Springs has ever seen

    By bill vogrin The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Over the years, I've been to many county fairs and a few state fairs. One year we came home from Pueblo with a white bunny we called Glacier. And then a black one we called Midnight. (Sadly, the neighborhood bobcat called them both "dinner" after it ripped open their hutch.) But...

  • Jewish children enjoying summer camp, but concerned over conflict

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    The kids at the JCC Ranch Camp were faced with a day of unrelenting rain Wednesday. Boring, huh? Not if you love playing in the mud. Lots and lots of mud. On feet. On faces. On shorts and T-shirts. And, of course, getting some on the camp counselors. "It's disgusting," said Jake...

  • Three generations of southern Colorado family continue tradition of climbing fourteeners

    By Carie Canterbury, Cañon City Daily Record
    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Fremont County Commissioner Tim Payne and his wife, Julie, have instilled a strong sense of family tradition into the lives of their sons, Tanner, 35, and Travis, 32, but they also have inspired a love and appreciation for Colorado's majestic mountains. Friday, Travis, alongside his...

  • Then and Now: Photographs re-create days gone by for friends and families

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    We laughed. We cried. We clicked back and forth between your original and re-created photos in our Then and Now contest. We received dozens of entries last month, including shots of puppies morphing into elderly dogs, a truck and even a 1950s aerial photo of Glockner-Penrose Hospital...

  • Eat Well: App feeds kids' interest in healthy eating

    Teresa Farney
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Not that you should need an excuse to eat well, but August is Kids Eat Right Month and I've got just the ticket to help you jump on the bandwagon. It's an app for iPads and iPhones by Bean Sprouts titled "Cooking Fun For Kids: Healthy Playful Recipes, Food Games, and Videos for Kids in...

  • Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help children across U.S.

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Parents who flocked to Colorado in search of medical marijuana oil to treat their children's severe epilepsy reacted with guarded optimism to legislation announced Monday aimed at legalizing the oil - calling it a first step at returning home. The bill by a Pennsylvania...

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