More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Dear Donna: Look offline, beyond bars to meet genuinely nice guys

    Donna Shugrue
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Dear Donna, I have been divorced for several years but continue to date. I keep meeting men who want to be intimate right away. I like your rule of "no intimacy for the first three months" and see that time frame as a minimum. Are there any nice guys who believe in courting, dating...

  • Music program tailored to kids a sweet sound in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    There's piano or guitar lessons, and then there's Kids' Music Playground. It's like Grandma's broccoli-and-bean bake versus a Happy Meal. Music teacher extraordinaire Cheri Roggow came up with the idea and has been offering it in Colorado Springs for 10 years. The program, for...

  • Today's divorce can mean cake and eating it, too

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Divorce, it seems, has turned into a party - special cakes and all. Event planners, bakers, lawyers and academics note the rise of "divorce parties" over the past several years, many with cakes featuring weapon-wielding brides or gloomy black frosting on inverted tiers. "I've taken...

  • Girl Scouts help save teen boys on Pikes Peak

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Teens Rebecca Clark, Jordan Wilson and Tristina Altman began preparing for their Aug. 23 hike to the summit of Pikes Peak long before the first step. As Girl Scouts, they knew never to take nature - especially Colorado nature, at altitude - for granted. Weather on high is stormy and...

  • Royal Gorge park reopens Saturday

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    As expected, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will open Saturday for a "soft opening" Labor Day weekend. A June 2013 fire destroyed 90 percent of the park and 48 of its 52 buildings. Multiple phases of repairs and additions are planned to help restore the park, including a new...

  • Seasonal Halloween stores already scaring up business in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    It happens every year about this time. Football? Lower temperatures? Aspen leaves getting ready to change? Nah. We're talking about the arrival of seasonal Halloween stores scaring up business in late August, even before the calendar turns to Labor Day. Two of the most widely...

  • Parks Service hosting program to hear elk bugling

    News Services
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The National Parks Service will be hosting an opportunity to participate in a Rocky Mountain tradition: listening to the bugling of the bull elk (wapiti). The gatherings will be at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on Sept. 20-21 and 26-27 from 5-7:30 p.m. and Oct. 3 and 5...

  • VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Experience and fine tuning make 'Madden 15' as successful as the rest of the series

    By TERRY TERRONES terry.terrones@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    What is it? "Madden NFL 15" is the 26th edition of one of gaming's most popular sports franchises. That's right: "Madden" football titles have been around for 26 seasons. Of course, there's a reason for that. This series has been one of the most consistent and reliable in video game...

  • Young skiers, snowboarders can get free access to Colorado mountains

    By Nathan Van Dyne nathan.vandyne@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    In the Colorado outdoors, there's no better time for learning than fifth grade. Colorado Ski Country USA announced Tuesday that it will once again offer free or discounted access to 20 of the state's ski resorts through its Passport Programs. The 5th Grade Passport allows...

  • New Colorado Springs D-11 executive chef tasked with creating 'awesomeness' in schools

    ByTERESA J. FARNEY teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Nathan Dirnberger has been driven to follow his dream to be a leader - and he's getting his chance. Dirnberger, 27, is the newly hired executive chef for School District 11. But it hasn't been an easy journey for this young chef. His parents divorced when he was 5, leaving his mom to...

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