More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Report: Colorado Springs boy, 6, suspended from school after making finger into 'gun'

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A 6-year-old boy was suspended from Stratton Meadows Elementary School this week after he reportedly pointed his finger in the shape of a gun at another student, Gazette news partner KKTV reported. The student, Elijah Thurston, has been in trouble before, but his father thinks the...

  • Books here, there, everywhere: Area children, educators and service men and women celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Monday was National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. Dr. Seuss characters were greeted enthusiastically by young readers across the country, including at many area schools like Mountain Vista Community School (see photo). Even service men and women got invovled...

  • Troop honors 7 teens who stuck it out to earn Eagle Scout rank

    By ryan maye handy -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    When 16-year-old John Gaebler got up to thank his parents for supporting him along the road to becoming an Eagle Scout, he decided to start with a little honesty. "I almost quit Boy Scouts when I was in the sixth grade," said Gaebler. "And I'm so glad I didn't." Gaebler, the son of...

  • Hoop-la: Embroidery's back, with some modern twists

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Hand embroidery is making a comeback, but what crafters are doing with needle and thread transcends the "Home Sweet Home" samplers of yesteryear. They're using innovative designs and materials to take embroidery to artistic realms. Scroll through websites such as Pinterest or Etsy...

  • J.K. Simmons' touching Oscars message: Call your folks

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Call your parents. It's been said so many times before, but when actor J.K. Simmons chose to share the simple message last week during his Academy Award acceptance speech, he inspired a Hallmark moment with Hollywood might and a viral trajectory. "Everybody, call your mom. Call...

  • Snow provides plenty of options near and in Colorado Springs for winter fun

    By Kassondra Cloos -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Pikes Peak region residents have two options for the weekend: stay cozy, warm and voluntarily snowed-in or go outside in search of great winter adventures. The abundance of snow that has graced the region, according to outdoor enthusiasts, has made winter adventures easier to reach...

  • Grandparenting From Afar

    By, Nancy Dyson
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 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.