More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    NEW YORK — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the authors project that...

  • Watch: Colorado Springs group researches, re-enacts medieval English combat arts

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    In a few centuries, when reruns of "Game of Thrones" and "Lord of the Rings" spark an obsession with medieval English swordplay on campuses galaxy-wide, fans won't have to look far for a playbook. Those lucky future geeks will be able to turn to the compendiums of The Black Falcon...

  • Lego blocks teach Palmer Elementary students new skills

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Every kid knows what Lego blocks are for. In no time, the colorful plastic bricks snap together and become castles, race cars, dinosaurs, robots and other fanciful creations that come from the minds of the young. Now, with the help of technology, Lego toys also are teaching...

  • Drive-thru review: Skip Arby's secret menu in favor of its regular one

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    It's no secret that most fast-food joints have a so-called secret menu, with items not found on the big board behind the cash register. Mostly they're mash-ups of ready menu favorites. But Arby's takes it to extremes. The Meat Mountain isn't only a couple of things - it's everything in...

  • Video Game Review - Beautiful 'Forza Horizon 2' offers tons of driving fun

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Title: “Forza Horizon 2” Format: Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: Playground Games ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10 and older) The Grade: A  What is it? An open world racing game set in Europe. The action in “Forza Horizon” centers on the...

  • Northern Colorado corn maze pays tribute to friend

    By Joshua Polson, The Greeley Tribune
    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    LASALLE — For 15 years, Glen Fritzler has opened his yearly corn maze south of LaSalle to myriad emotions. The maze that has become one of Colorado's premier fall events has prompted laughter, excitement and even fear. However, it has never induced sorrow — until recently. There...

  • Junior Rangers program helps kids learn about wildlife

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    A mother's shriek broke the pleasant calm of an early afternoon hike Saturday in Cheyenne Mountain Stake Park. Some people gawked. "Amazing finding a big snake like that in the wild," Todd Seidenberg said. "Unreal," said his wife, Melissa Seidenberg, while cracking a smile. In...

  • Side Streets: Colorado Springs' new Library 21c is on the cutting edge

    By Bill Vogrin, The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Armed with blocks of wood and a computer flash drive, Debi Sutherland went to the library to create graduation mementos for her daughter and nephew. She planned to use a laser cutter to etch the wood with the Liberty High School logo, senior photos and messages of love. And Debi...

  • Teens show up for event at Colorado Springs park site they lobbied for as third graders

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    After a five-year letter writing campaign by hundreds of children and residents from the Briargate neighborhood, the Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation board approved a multimillion-dollar park project called John Venezia Community Park. The children went wild with happiness. "We...

  • New 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' trailer features virtual Kevin Spacey and a new co-op mode

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    This week Activision released another trailer to get gamers prepped for November's newest "Call of Duty" offering. This time you'll get a peek at an eerily accurate looking virtual Kevin Spacey (in full on angry Frank Underwood mode) and you'll view some of the action in Exo-Survival,...

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