More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • State teams with nonprofit to provide backpacks with supplies for 1,680 Colorado students

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    When a student is homeless, owning a backpack for books can be beyond reach. With that in mind, the Colorado Department of Education and Feed the Children provided 1,680 backpacks for kids in need. Feed the Children, an international nonprofit organization, also provided pallets of...

  • FOOD PLAY: A new book invites kids and parents to make whimsical candy treats

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    If you heard it once, you probably heard it a thousand times: Don't play with your food. Crafter Jodi Levine defies that mom maxim with her new book, "Candy Aisle Crafts," (Penguin Random House, 112 pages, $31.97), a glossy, easy-to-follow book on transforming standard candy-
aisle...

  • Officials: Children playing with lighter burn Colorado Springs home

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    A house fire that injured a woman and killed a pet snake Wednesday was caused by two children playing with fire in the home, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said Friday. Firefighters responded to a home at 921 Bennett Ave. just after 1 p.m. and reported heavy smoke and fire on...

  • Choking game death has spurred Calhan mother's outreach

    BY CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Space monkey, blackout, gasp, airplaning, California high, funky chicken, purple hazing, scarf game. Martha Garnett, a Calhan mother, didn't know about the choking game or any of those slang words associated with it, until her 15-year-old daughter Kimi died. Now, she wants to warn...

  • 911 system adds automated message to discourage hang-ups

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Emergency call takers are hoping that a new automated message on the Colorado Springs 911 system will keep callers on the line when they do not receive an immediate response. The message, implemented Thursday, will play after 10 seconds of ringing and will let people know that they've...

  • 'We're right in the middle of it:' Virus sickens Colorado Springs-area children

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Nearly 125 children have been seen at Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs in the past five weeks for respiratory issues amid a rare virus outbreak that has sickened hundreds of children in more than 
10 states. Word of the virus hitting children in the Pikes Peak region came as...

  • Blog: Comic Art Fest on Saturday

    Bill Radford
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Comic Art Fest 2014 runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Arts Alley just west of Escape Velocity Comics & Graphic Novels, 19 E. Bijou St. It's the fourth annual Comic Art Fest, a cdelebration of comic book art hosted by Escape Velocity. This year's special guest is artist...

  • 'What if.' brings imagination to life in Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    A crowd of young children and parents gathered around as a robot prepared to launch a large blue ball. Kids yelped in the background as the ball launched toward them and others in the crowd while some who walked were covered in colored powder. They were just part of the hundreds of...

  • Video Game Haiku Review - 'Dance Central Spotlight'

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Title: Dance Central Spotlight Format: Xbox One Price: $9.99 Developer: Harmonix
 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
 The Grade: A – Dance Central Spotlight Haiku Review Get back in the groove   Dance like Bacon in Footloose  Close the game room blinds What’s it...

  • Dutch Bros. event raises $13k for Baby Luna

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    An Aug. 26 fundraiser by Dutch Bros. Coffee in Colorado Springs brought in $13,000 for a Springs family whose daughter was born with a severe heart defect. On "Love for Luna Day," all four Dutch Bros. locations in the Springs donated $2 from the sale of every drink to Jessica DePoy...

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