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  • Total ban on minors' use of tanning beds could become law in Colorado

    Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    Fake-baking" in a commercial tanning bed will no longer be an option for pasty, prom-bound teens in Colorado if state lawmakers approve a bill banning the use of artificial tanning devices by children under 18, even with a doctor's recommendation. If it passes the state Senate, the...

  • Paralympic snowboarder Keith Gabel met big goals through baby steps

    Published: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    Keith Gabel knows what it's like to face down a seemingly impossible goal. A month before his 21st birthday, in June 2005, Gabel's left foot was crushed in an industrial accident. "I had three dead toes that were completely black and rock hard. My surgeon weighed out all the options...

  • Cheers to the new Gazette beer blog, SudSisters!

    Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    From the time our first gullible ancestor took that dare and chugged a gourd of fermenting liquid, right up until the coup of commercialism, beer production was based in the home and handled primarily by women. In Anglo-Saxon times, a female brewer was known by the trade name...

  • The Oscar goes to ...

    Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    It's Oscars season, so time to flex your movie muscles. Are you a cinemaniac who's seen every nominated film and feel certain the Academy will agree with your top picks? Or are you simply a good guesser? Make your choices for best picture, actress, actor and more and compete...

  • Compassion International helps pack houses for new movie 'Son of God'

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    Compassion International is fueling a nationwide campaign to pack theaters showing "Son of God" by providing free tickets to churches in 40 U.S. cities, including Colorado Springs and Denver. The feature film, a pared-down version of the History channel miniseries "The Bible," debuts...

  • The long haul: Colorado Springs woman has run marathons in all 50 states

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    When Dagmar Knudsen says she has to run, she means it literally. She runs before work, after work and to work if the weather permits. After a long flight, the itch to move is so powerful she's been known to dump her luggage in a taxi and head off on foot to her hotel. She's run a...

  • Training helps Cheyenne Mountain Zoo residents become part of health care

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    For a giraffe, everything hinges on the neck - a powerful stalk of muscles and ligaments wrapped around 7-foot-long vertebrae. Like horses, giraffes spend most of their time on their feet, sleeping and giving birth in a standing position. Keeping the head held high isn't a dignity...

  • Avalanche deaths taking a toll on Colorado

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Lured by unusually heavy snowfall in the Rockies, snow sport enthusiasts flocking to the backcountry are getting a sobering insight into the darker side of powder. Colorado traditionally leads the nation in annual avalanche fatalities. January and February are peak times for snow...

  • Former Colorado Springs history teacher makes presidential history come to life

    Updated: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    The town criers spotted the former president exiting his truck and hustled to spread the exciting news. "It's Lincoln! Lincoln's here!" Correction: The tall guy in buff-colored breeches, stockings and tricorn hat is actually Gen. George Washington. Details. "The president's here!...

  • Olympic memories from veteran Gazette photographer Mark Reis

    Updated: Sun, Feb 16, 2014

    n the teeming sidelines of the Olympics, where world-class photographers jockey for plum spots to capture the Games' defining moments, a lapel pin can open many doors. Gazette photo chief and veteran Olympic photographer Mark Reis learned that important lesson in the trenches at the...

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