More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • We want you: A spooky story in need of an ending

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Gazette reporter Stephanie Earls has written the beginning to a spooky tale. How it ends is up to you. Creative writers in grades 1 through 8 are invited to finish the story, in 250 words or less, for the chance to win Halloween-themed prizes and, for one overall winner, publication of...

  • Drive-thru review: Skip Arby's secret menu in favor of its regular one

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    It's no secret that most fast-food joints have a so-called secret menu, with items not found on the big board behind the cash register. Mostly they're mash-ups of ready menu favorites. But Arby's takes it to extremes. The Meat Mountain isn't only a couple of things - it's everything in...

  • Free Love and Logic parenting classes coming to Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Catholic Charities of Central Colorado is offering a free six-week series of Love and Logic parenting classes, starting next month. The classes - which can cost $80 or more - will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 19, at the nonprofit's Marian House, 14...

  • Rock Ledge Ranch Traditional Powwow set to make history Saturday

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Native American veterans in headdresses. Rattling gourds. Traditional Native American drumming. And a new princess. History will be made Saturday at the Fifth Annual Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Traditional Powwow. For the first time in almost four decades, a powwow princess...

  • Service plays matchmaker between task seekers, task-doers in Colorado Springs

    By barbara cotter barb.cotter@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    In a busy world, who has time to mow the lawn, stand in line for the latest iPhone or Black Friday purchase, or bake a special dessert? On the premise that someone inevitably has the time and inclination to perform tasks that others are too time-strapped or unable to take on...

  • Q&A: Is corporal punishment legal in Colorado schools?

    The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    In May, when NFL star Adrian Peterson broke off a tree branch outside his Texas home, stripped it of leaves and gave his 4-year-old a "whooping" after the boy misbehaved, he was using the same kind of discipline he received as a child growing up in East Texas - the kind of discipline...

  • List: Select area museums will open doors for free on Saturday

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Smithsonian magazine will once again provide folks with free admission to museums around the country. The 10th annual Museum Day Live! is Saturday. Local participating museums include Miramont Castle, ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy, May Natural History...

  • Case of NFL star stirs debate over corporal punishment

    By Stephanie earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    In May, when National Football League star Adrian Peterson broke off a tree branch outside his Texas home, stripped it of leaves and gave his 4-year-old a "whooping" after the boy misbehaved, he was using the same kind of discipline he received as a child growing up in East Texas - the...

  • Project Funway empowers Colorado Springs foster teens

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Each of the 16 foster teen models looked a bit timid when they first stepped onto the runway at The Pinery on the Hill, but they stepped off beaming bright, confident smiles at a fashion event that felt a like a coming-of-age celebration. One by one, the girls showed off...

  • Dogs get blues when youngsters go back to school

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Many dogs whine and wait eagerly at the front door but eventually adjust to the absence of their...

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