More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Regional poetry contest open to students in grades 9-12

    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Fountain Valley School of Colorado is calling for entries for the seventh annual Athenaea Poetry Competition for high school students in the Pikes Peak region. All students in grades 9-12 may enter. Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Janice Gould will judge the entries. Students can submit up...

  • Grandma Nancy: Grandparenting from Afar

    by Nancy Dyson
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Nancy Dyson has grandchildren in far flung places. She has developed ways to keep in touch even though separated by miles and has offered to share her experience with Gazette Parents on a monthly basis.

  • A word from Sensei Eric: Top 9 Goal Setting tips

    by Sensei Eric Davis
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Throughout my life I have trained under, and worked with, many great minds. Some are extremely disciplined with amazing work ethics while others, it seems, fly by the seat of their pants into adventure and success.

  • Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping, multibillion-dollar proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce. The...

  • Manitou Springs school bus hit, students transferred to another bus

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    A vehicle slid into a Manitou Springs School District 14 bus Friday morning, but school officials said none of the elementary school students were injured. Russ Vogel, principal of Manitou Springs Elementary School, said in an email to families that the students were taken to school...

  • For world's sake, get younger generation outdoors

    By Dennis Anderson Minneapolis Star Tribune -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Challenges facing outdoors enthusiasts in many cases are the same challenges, on a grander scale, the world faces. Example: North American hunters and anglers have led the charge over the past century and a half to conserve the continent's water, habitat and wildlife. Some of this...

  • Top 5 things adults need to know about going back to college

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Top five things adults need to know about going to college From Colorado Technical University      1. It’s all about a shift in priorities. If college is a priority, you can make time for it. That may mean movin other priorities or removing them...

  • High-profile cases put spotlight on domestic violence

    By Heather Warlick The Oklahoman -
    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    In the U.S., domestic violence is reported to police thousands of time every day. But sometimes it takes a year of high-profile cases, such as the video showing former NFL running back Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancee, to thrust the matter into a national spotlight. Several...

  • Drive-thru review: Laying the McNuggets 'pink slime' rumor to rest

    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    McNuggets have been around since the 1970s. They're the children's favorite. But the global brand took a hit about 10 years ago when a rumor, complete with a photo of unknown origin, swept the world's palate, claiming that McDonald's made its McNuggets from something unpleasantly...

  • List: Winter festivals fill the weekends in Colorado

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    Baby, it's cold outside. Don't worry, you'll stay warm amid all the frivolity at the state's abundant list of winter festivals. Colorado's tiny ski town and villages sure know how to reignite the cheer after the holiday season. Here are a few events woth the drive. OURAY ICE...