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  • Interactive: Want to entertain the kids over Spring Break? Here are some solutions around Colorado Springs

    Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    A tour of Spring Break activities in Colorado Springs

  • Video: Blue Angels' first female pilot takes flight

    CBS News
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    When military aviation buffs pack into the Marine Corps Beaufort Air Show in South Carolina, they'll be wowed by the Navy's Blue Angels. But a new kind of history will also take flight in the team: a woman in the cockpit. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins is the first female...

  • Grandparenting from afar: Tracing Paper – a simple idea that provides hours of fun

    By Grandma Nancy
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Tear out a picture of an animal from a coloring book, then trace the whole picture.

  • Want to play disc golf? Get started at these scenic sites

    By JENNIFER FORKER The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    You might live near a disc golf course and not know it. While many of the nearly 5,000 courses in the U.S. boast grand vistas, glorious flora and some fauna, others are tucked along steep terrain and small creeks, providing a use for parkland not suitable for much else. "Disc golf...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs bookseller bucks trends

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Can't find a title at the Bargain Book Warehouse in downtown Colorado Springs? Pay a visit to the man at the counter, Drew Surendranath, who says he keeps a mental list of the tens of thousands available, from supermarket thrillers to college textbooks to dusty tomes of Greek verse....

  • Professionals share their enthusiasm with kids at Colorado Springs engineering fest

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Liz Staten was "amazed" when, as a child, she first saw the freeway interchange for interstates 25 and 40 in Albuquerque. While Staten did not know it at the time, seeing that structure would turn out to be the seminal moment that led her to what would became her chosen career. "I...

  • Book drive to benefit needy children

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Along with feeding the tummies of hungry kids this summer, Colorado Springs School District 11 also wants to provide nourishment for their minds. The district is holding a community book drive and will distribute books collected to children who eat at free summer lunch sites D-11...

  • Colorado Springs student uses 3-D printer to improve tortoise's life

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Cleopatra the tortoise soon will be all the rage at Canyon Critters, a reptile and wolf rescue in unincorporated Boulder County. A prosthetic shell is on its way. Roger Henry, a student at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, created the device using cutting-edge...

  • Discover the past, for future's sake, at Colorado Springs Family Discovery Day

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    The most precious family heirlooms often are not the ones filed away in an album or sitting on a mantle gathering dust. For Paul Beagley, a father of five in Colorado Springs, that special treasure is a memoir from World War I written by his grandfather. "My sons have been...

  • First escape room opens in Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Fans of puzzle rooms no longer have to drive to Denver to get their fix. Escape the Place, Colorado Springs' first such room, opened last week and owners CJ Thomsen, Brittney Thomsen and Aston Teague are offering half-price tickets through Saturday. Puzzle rooms, also called escape...

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