More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Many spring break options for Pikes Peak region kids

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Next week is spring break for all local public schools and most private schools in the Pikes Peak region. While some families plan annual vacations around their children's time off, others look for staycation choices. There are several opportunities, from daylong camps at community...

  • Ziplines, new hiking trail in store at Seven Falls

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Western-themed restaurant evoking Colorado's gold rush past won't be the only new amenity at Seven Falls when it reopens this summer. Among the new perks slated for the popular tourist spot is a "canopy-soaring experience," or a series of ziplines that will allow paying visitors to...

  • 'Fast & Furious’ franchise coming to Xbox in video game form

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Launching on March 27, 2015, “Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious” is a stand-alone expansion to “Forza Horizon 2” for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The new expansion will put players behind the wheel of vehicles from the “Fast & Furious” film series, including new cars...

  • AROUND TOWN: Imagination Library brings books to area children's mailboxes

    By Linda Navarro Linda.Navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    "The Little Engine That Could" is chuga-chugaing its way into thousands of of area homes, teaching kids "I think I can. I think I can" as it brings them the magic of books. This is the first book in a program that mails books monthly to 8,000 children from newborn to 5 years old all...

  • Summer job fairs scheduled for those ages 16 through 21

    The Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Three Pikes Peak-area job fairs for those ages 16 through 21 are coming in April as part of the annual Governor’s Summer Job Hunt, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center said this week. The fairs are: • 1-6 p.m. April 9 at the Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs • 1-4 p.m. April 23 at...

  • New 'Cinderella' excels with old-fashioned charm

    By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairy tales, where we've learned that some of our favorite characters really aren't what they seemed, the striking thing about the studio's sumptuous new live-action "Cinderella" may not be what it is, but what it isn't. It isn't...

  • Toddler rescued from El Paso County sump pump hole

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    A toddler who fell into a sump pump hole Wednesday afternoon was quickly rescued by emergency responders, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. The boy, 2, was playing outside on the 3500 block of Red Baron Drive and fell in the hole, according to Jackie Kirby, a...

  • Red Cross Hometown Heroes: Girl Scouts honored with youth award

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    "On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times And to live by the Girl Scout Law." Recited at every meeting, the Girl Scout Promise is a reminder to each member that her mission doesn't end when it's time to go home. For three members of Girl...

  • Ruining the athlete: Parents, coaches err by forcing children into just one sport

    By Milo F. Bryant Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Soapbox in place. Stepping onto it. We should be ashamed of ourselves. Early specialization among our young sports enthusiasts is bordering on an epidemic. Call it the systematic killing of the great athlete. And we are the culprits. "We" refers to the adults among us who force...

  • Praise can foster brain development

    By Ginger Klein Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    One way to express admiration and approval is through praise. Sometimes, such as with coaching or parenting, praise is used to promote a recurrence of behavior. Other times, it is used to foster positive feelings and provide encouragement. Not all praise is created equal. When used in...

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