More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • New program dishes up Colorado Springs students' meals

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    One of the Pikes Peak region's most impoverished school districts leads the state in the number of students eating free meals through a federal program that started last fall. Harrison School District 2, in which nearly three-quarters of its 11,441 students come from low-income...

  • Program will help area families prepare tax returns for free

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Starting Saturday, low- to moderate-income families can get free tax return preparation assistance through the Tax Help Colorado program. Pikes Peak Community College is working with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to provide the service. IRS-certified PPCC students will prepare...

  • Olympians help spread fencing exposure to area elementary teachers, students

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Youth interest in fencing has grown in recent years. Fencer Tim Morehouse is helping make sure it never slows. The two-time Olympian, who took home a 2012 silver medal in team fencing, and fellow national team member Jeff Spear launched the first fencing program for Colorado Springs...

  • Girl, 4, dies after falling through ice on northern Colorado pond

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    LOVELAND — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl is dead after she fell into an icy pond at a Loveland park. Police say the girl, whose name has not been released, was at the Loveland Sports Park with her family for soccer practice Wednesday evening. She was supposed to stay at a nearby...

  • Sky High Ranch again to offer summer resident camps for girls

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Girl Scouts of Colorado is re-opening resident camp this summer at Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park, and registration has begun. Sessions are open to all girls over age 6 and include such activities as a zipline, archery, backpacking, photography and rock climbing. Resident camps...

  • Fountain man constructs doghouses to match owner's RVs

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Let's get this out of the way: My Buddy RVs are not for dolls. The miniature campers, modeled after their life-sized counterparts, are strictly for the dogs - and their owners. "This almost became a Barbie RV ... almost," said Bob Ruston, of Fountain, a former heavy line mechanic...

  • Refusing measles vaccine could put others at risk

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    One in five toddlers across El Paso County went without the measles vaccine in the first half of 2014. Statewide immunization rates haven't been much better. That, public health officials say, is a problem. After tracking down hundreds of El Paso County residents recently exposed...

  • More students puts strain on some Pikes Peak region schools

    By DEBBIE KELLEY AND MARIA St. louis-Sanchez The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Skyview Middle School near Dublin and Powers boulevards started the 2014-2015 school year with 100 more students than in the fall of 2013. The spike in enrollment pushed the school to more than 200 students over the building's capacity. That has meant changes. There are five lunch...

  • Several in El Paso County quarantined due to measles exposure

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Several people across El Paso County have agreed to be quarantined in light of a multistate measles outbreak that began at two California theme parks. In all, more than 300 people may have been exposed to a patient treated for measles at a Colorado Springs hospital, some of whom may...

  • Gazette Parents Virtual Education Fair is now open

    Leslie Massey, Gazette Parents
    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    The Pikes Peak region offers a wide-array of educational opportunities and therefore Gazette Parents has created a digital Education Fair to help you explore these options on your own time, with no pressure or wasting valuable time trying to locate these choices on your own.