More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Snow provides plenty of options near and in Colorado Springs for winter fun

    By Kassondra Cloos -

    Pikes Peak region residents have two options for the weekend: stay cozy, warm and voluntarily snowed-in or go outside in search of great winter adventures. The abundance of snow that has graced the region, according to outdoor enthusiasts, has made winter adventures easier to reach...

  • Grandparenting From Afar

    By, Nancy Dyson
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    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.

  • How to make the most of these snow days

    By lance benzel -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    School was canceled, but fifth-grader Delilah Tefertiller showed up just the same, a sled tucked under her arm. Her lesson plan for the day: discovering the thrill of going airborne. "A lot of people like to make jumps or ramps, which are fun," the 11-year-old said between trips...

  • Colorado Springs mom stresses knowing parents' rights in education

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    "Wake up! Be informed!" That's the message a local mother of three who has been around the educational block has for other parents. Bethany Drosendahl served as a parent representative on a 15-member, statewide task force lawmakers formed last year to study Colorado's standardized...

  • Colorado Springs artist creates family-friendly superheroes

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Jason Meents grew up loving comic books and newspaper comic strips - and never minding the genre was "for kids." A kid he was. "I'd get the newspaper every day and was excited for Sunday because they were bigger and in color," said Meents, 35, who as a boy in Chicago kept binders...

  • 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

    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...