More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Summer Heat Academy gives girls a chance to build confidence, learn about fire service

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Before she began to perform CPR, Skylar Sypher looked at her sister Taylor for guidance. The two were motioning back at forth to each other, communicating what Skylar needed to do to correctly administer the procedure. Then, the 18-year-old started pumping on a dummy's chest,...

  • Add zing to notebooks, store-bought or DIY

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    When it's time to start stocking the school backpack, it's easy to grab a stack of plain, boring notebooks. But since kids have to tote these things to and fro every day, why not trade the standard-issue ones for something snazzy and personalized? There are plenty of eye-catching...

  • Hidden in cracks and crevices, Miller moths once again invade Colorado homes

    By James Hagadorn Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    For my middle-of-the-night visits to our home's smallest room, I'm usually alone. But not lately. Nocturnal moths have invaded our home. Sometimes hidden in a hung towel or closet crack, these inch-long moths are everywhere. Yesterday one burst upward at my son from beneath a closed...

  • El Paso County Fair kicks off with animals and fun

    Staff Reports, The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    The El Paso County Fair opened bright and early Saturday morning with a 4-H dog show and a breeding Boer goat show. The fair in Calhan dubbed "Cowboy Boots & Country Roots" went on non-stop until 9 p.m. with gunfighters, comedians a kids' tractor pull and a homebrew contest....

  • Fort Carson 4th on 3rd event draws thousands from around the region

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    When Fort Carson throws a birthday party, everybody is invited. More than 9,000 soldiers, family members and civilians from the community attended Fort Carson's 4th on the 3rd celebration at Iron Horse Park for fun, food, music and fireworks. The free event organized by Fort Carson...

  • Heart pounds, eyes close on tallest waterslide

    By Bill Draper The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered. And that was before I stepped foot in the raft. Two-thirds of the way up the circular stairs is a sign that says...

  • Keeping documents, artifacts safe when disaster hits

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Tim Blevins and Dennis Daily, who manage the special collections at the Penrose Library, carry small pocket-size planners at all times. When unfurled, they have access to everything they need to know in case of disaster - how to call FEMA and first responders, facilities layouts,...

  • Dining review: Her Story Café a good fit, even near books

    By Robin Intemann, Special to The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    As much as I loved libraries when I was a kid, I would have never considered eating my lunch - or anything else - in one, and I am fairly confident the librarians would have frowned upon the idea. Libraries and attitudes change, and I have to admit that eating near books, especially...

  • TERROR-dactyl: Anxiety, fear and joy on new Colorado Springs ride

    By Rick Cookson, rick.cookson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    My day began with a text from my mom reminding me to bring an extra pair of pants to work - she knew I would be riding the TERROR-dactyl. On Thursday, Cave of the Winds unveiled the ride, which sits 200 feet above the floor of Williams Canyon and reaches speeds near 100 mph. I'm...

  • TESSA of Colorado Springs gets 12K grant for domestic violence prevention

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.co -
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    TESSA of Colorado Springs has received a grant for funding a domestic violence prevention program designed for men and boys. The $12,382 grant, awarded by the Verizon Foundation, will provide funding for TESSA's "Building Healthy Relationships" school outreach program, the...

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