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  • Grandparenting From Afar

    By, Nancy Dyson
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    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.

  • Where does Colorado rank among the happiest, healthiest states in the USA?

    By Mary Bowerman, USA TODAY Network
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    When it comes to well-being, Alaskans nabbed the top spot in the United States, according to an annual ranking. West Virginia, however, came in dead last for the sixth time in six years, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Hawaii and South Dakota followed...

  • Video Game Haiku Review - 'Evolve'

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Title: Evolve Format: PC, PS4, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Developer: Turtle Rock Studios Publisher: 2K ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+) The Grade: B –   Evolve Haiku Review Team up, kill monsters From peeps who made Left 4 Dead DLC costs what?!? What’s it all about:...

  • Money Museum has free admission Saturday for adults, children

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., offers free admission for children and adults on the third Saturday of every month, including Feb. 21. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can see rare and unusual coins, a Treasures of the Deep exhibit, the Harry W. Bass Gallery,...

  • Prevent slips, trips and falls inside, outside this winter

    By Dr. Theodore Stefani, M.D., Kaiser Permanente
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    With a few more months of wintery weather in the forecast, Coloradans are at risk of slipping, tripping or falling. However, falls tend to be more serious and costlier for older adults.

  • Colorado school vaccination, exemption rates difficult to analyze

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    A first-of-its-kind look at vaccination compliance and exemption rates at schools in the Colorado's 20 largest public school districts is drawing concerns about the accuracy of the data. "We are collectively, at the local and state health level, intrigued by the report, but there are...

  • Side Streets: Manitou woman's fascination with playground equipment leads to book, future museum exhibit

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Playing with her toddler at a Manitou Springs playground, photographer Brenda Biondo noticed the equipment had changed dramatically since she was a child. Gone were the wooden seesaws, metal slides, steel spinners and jungle gyms she fondly recalled. What happened to the classic...

  • Bighorn sheep star of the show at Bighorn Sheep Day

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., free; visitcos.com/bighorn. If you're lucky, a bachelor herd of bighorn sheep just might wander into sight this weekend. Colorado's state animal is the guest of honor Saturday at the 10th...

  • Questions abound as Colorado's standardized testing season looms

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    "What now?" is the question many are asking after the Colorado attorney general's ruling announced Tuesday that the State Board of Education does not have authority to grant waivers to school districts wanting to forgo state-mandated tests. With new standardized testing for third-...

  • Widefield teacher to speak to Congress about P.E. funding

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Josh Tutje, a P.E. teacher at Sproul Junior High in Widefield School District 3, will meet with lawmakers in Washington D.C. Tuesday and Wednesday to advocate for federal support for physical education and health programs in public schools. Tutje will be among 122 teachers from 37...

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