More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • 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 jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    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...

  • Officials tell family to scale back luxe treehouse

    Updated: Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    GRANITE BAY, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities are telling a Placer County couple to prune back their deluxe treehouse. Mike and Pat Splinter's 500-square-foot treehouse features a full kitchen, a bathroom and all the plumbing. The Animal Planet cable network highlighted...

  • Oh, baby: Couple's first child is also first birth of 2015 in Colorado Springs

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Just hours before her first child was born early Thursday, a stranger stopped Angila Washington during a trip to the bank on Wednesday. "The Lord told me your son's going to be born today," the woman told her. Washington, 25, didn't quite know how to respond to that. How did this...

  • Man gets 5 years for keeping 4 sons in filthy home

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    DENVER — A father whose four young sons could communicate only in grunts when authorities rescued them from a filthy Denver apartment was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday by a judge who said he hoped it would send a message to parents that they can't treat their children like...

  • Sky Zone, other sites help kids stay on the move

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 29, 2014

    t's Friday afternoon and 10-year-old Sarah Kaczmarek is bouncing off the walls and getting away with it. She's not alone. At Sky Zone Colorado Springs, a 33,000-square-foot indoor trampoline park that opened in June, stunts that might lead to a stern word and a "timeout" in school...

  • How adoption has forced evangelicals to grapple with race relations

    By Sarah Pulliam Bailey Religion News Service -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    Before she and her husband adopted a son and daughter from Ethiopia, popular evangelical blogger Jen Hatmaker said she had a different view about race in America. "A couple years ago, I would've said we're moving to a post-racial society because I was so underexposed to people of...

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