More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Annual gift giveaway to be held Saturday

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    A venerable giveaway spanning more than three decades and helping thousands of children each holiday season will return this year, five days before Christmas. The giveaway began in 1983 and has since ballooned into an hours-long spectacle helping thousands of people each year. Upon...

  • New DLC trailer for 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' features Exo Zombies

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Today Activision released the Exo Zombies DLC teaser trailer for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.” It’ll be released in January of 2015 and stars John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan and Jon Bernthal. Gamers may remember the Call of the Dead zombie DLC that was released in 2011...

  • List: Colorado Springs in the holiday spirit, and it's 'Frozen' in time

    The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Feeling like you're prepared for Christmas with the holiday less than a week away? Perhaps it's not a surprise, according to e-commerce retailer Zulily. Colorado Springs ranked sixth in recent weeks for places in the country where "holiday spirit is in full swing." Miami, even with...

  • Skate with Olympians downtown on Monday

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Olympians Jason Brown and Rachael Flatt will be on hand to meet fans when U.S. Figure Skating hosts a free SkateFest for all ages and skill levels Monday, Dec. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Acacia Park outdoor skating rink in downtown Colorado Springs. ...

  • Colorado audit finds foster care check problems

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    DENVER — Counties aren't properly conducting background checks before placing foster children in the care of relatives, according to a first-of-its-kind review by the Colorado Department of Human Services. Social workers are required to do four background checks on people in the...

  • Whodunnit: Murder mystery dinner theater a popular local choice in entertainment

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Detectives. Dead bodies that rise and hand clues to cops. Lying witnesses. And dinner. Don't forget dinner. Most Saturday nights you can find a throng of people champing at the bit for a taste of the mystery life, alongside a four-course dinner. They gather in an Antlers Hilton...

  • Understanding the ecosystem at Audubon Christmas Bird Count

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The number of grackles, Canada geese, several types of doves and one type of hummingbird is growing in the region. The rusty blackbird, however, is diminishing in numbers. That's the kind of information regular bird counts can provide about southern Colorado. On Saturday, the annual...

  • Norman Bridwell, 'Clifford, the Big Red Dog' creator, dead at 86

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Norman Bridwell, a soft-spoken illustrator whose impromptu story about a girl and her puppy marked the unlikely birth of the supersized franchise Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died at 86. Bridwell, who lived for decades in a house with a bright red door on Martha's Vineyard off Cape...

  • IT'S YOUR MONEY: Give your adult kids the gift of financial wisdom

    By jane young -
    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    This year, the best Christmas gift for your adult children might be the gift of financial wisdom. Unfortunately, most young adults graduate from school without a practical understanding of personal finance. Starting them out with a solid foundation and some smart financial habits can...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo gives baby orangutan a new name

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    ust like any new mom, Hadiah blatantly showed off her new, hairy baby Thursday, striking poses for cameras and leaning right up against the glass at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Her 1-month-old Bornean orangutan was born just before Halloween and finally has a name that fits perfectly....

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