More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Eat Well: App feeds kids' interest in healthy eating

    Teresa Farney
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Not that you should need an excuse to eat well, but August is Kids Eat Right Month and I've got just the ticket to help you jump on the bandwagon. It's an app for iPads and iPhones by Bean Sprouts titled "Cooking Fun For Kids: Healthy Playful Recipes, Food Games, and Videos for Kids in...

  • Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help children across U.S.

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Parents who flocked to Colorado in search of medical marijuana oil to treat their children's severe epilepsy reacted with guarded optimism to legislation announced Monday aimed at legalizing the oil - calling it a first step at returning home. The bill by a Pennsylvania...

  • Fruits of Colorado College students' labor available to public

    By debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Each year, Colorado College students become urban farmers. For an entire year of their undergraduate studies, starting in March, a group of students plans, budgets, plants, maintains and harvests produce for the school cafeteria - and they get paid to do it. This year, there's a new...

  • 'Schoolpool' program gives Colorado Springs-area students another option for getting to campus

    By DEBBIE Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Parents who already are dreading the bottleneck congestion that occurs at student drop-off and pick-up areas may want to familiarize themselves with the phrases "bike train" and "walking school bus." Colorado Springs' Mountain Metropolitan Transit offers a free "schoolpool" program...

  • Colorado Springs police helps Teens with Promise get ready for school

    Andrea Sinclair
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    The Colorado Springs police will collaborate with Teens with Promise, a local non-profit dedicated to providing disadvantaged teens with the supplies they need to start and stay in school, to fill 1,000 backpacks and raise $10,000 in the following weeks. The organization is conducting...

  • 56th annual rocket event encourages science, engineering interests

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Some people loved rockets when they were children. Others picked up the hobby as adults, sharing the fun with their own kids. For Dr. Warren B. Layfield, rocketry has been a lifelong passion that was strengthened after working as an engineer with NASA for a decade. About 300 amateur...

  • New Format and New Name for Pikes Peak Parent

    Leslie Massey
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    At the age of 21, Pikes Peak Parent Magazine reached a stage when it was time to leave the nest and transition to a new, advanced structure

  • Gazette 'Cutest Kid' photo contest supports charity, Empty Stocking Fund

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Kids, they're just so. Darn. Cute. We know, if you had a dollar for every adorable child picture stored in your cellphone ... you'd donate it to charity, right? The Gazette's Cutest Kid Photo Contest invites readers to share their most awwww-inducing portraits for the chance at a...

  • 5 hikes for kids within an hour's drive of Colorado Springs

    By lance benzel, the gazette
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Here are five hikes within an hour’s drive of Colorado Springs, as suggested by Troy Parker in “The Best Front Range Hikes for Children.” 1 - Bear Creek Nature Trail: With mostly gentle slopes and great views of the foothills, this 1.1-mile hike is the perfect introduction to hiking....

  • Drive-thru review: 'Heroes in a half shell' join forces with Pizza Hut

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Pizza Hut's Cheesy Bites Pizza is back. You remember the pie with 28 pull-apart puffs loaded with cheese circling the pie. As if Pizza Hut was lacking for places to hide more cheese, now even stuffed crust isn't the pole-sitter. Here's the Cheesy Bites Pizza breakdown: a large,...

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