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Going beyond the food, fun of Territory Days can be a (gold) rush

Mon, May 30, 2016 - 8:09 AM 0

Food, music and shopping are among Territory Days' primary attractions. But as the event hit its 41st year Saturday, some attendees...

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The Country Life: Black Forest farm attracts rhubarb fans - and it's almost harvest time!

Tue, May 31, 2016 - 8:50 AM 0

Rhubarb pie, anyone? Fans of rhubarb will soon be descending upon Black Forest. The site: High Altitude Rhubarb - Organic Farm and Nursery,...

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Suffering in silence: Many embarrassed to talk about incontinence, but treatments exist
By: Jen Mulson - 0 18 min ago

About a year ago Sharon Pikul sat on a park bench and felt like she was sitting on a water balloon.

She later learned her bladder had fallen...

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Grief over gorilla's death turns to outrage
By: - 0 Tue, May 31, 2016

The killing of an endangered gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo to rescue a boy who fell into a dangerous enclosure unleashed an outpouring of grief over...

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Eat Well: New gluten-free flour options and 7 tips for using them
By: Teresa Farney - 0 3 hr ago

I thought I knew all the gluten-free flours out there, but I recently learned that's not so.

A few offbeat-sounding ones have joined the list...

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Zingy chicken salad makes for a fast, healthy picnic lunch
By: - 0 Tue, May 31, 2016

In our small hometown, Sunday evening's concert in the park is more than just a gathering of locals and tourists. It's how we mark the passage of...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting May 31, 2016
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Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send...

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Colorado Springs chefs offer expert advice, 5 tips for grilling fish and shrimp for Memorial Day
By: Teresa Farney - 0 23 hr ago

Seafood cooked over an open flame is a delight. For the landlocked among us, though, selecting the right finned choice and knowing how to cook it...

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Ohio rock stacker has his own reasons for creative hobby
By: - 0 Mon, May 30, 2016

AKRON, Ohio - It's not a Zen or chi thing, Ed Cote insisted.

Not art. Not therapy. Not even especially a skill, he will tell you.

He said...

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Teen fighting cancer embraces baldness and continues modeling
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ST. LOUIS - Within a month, Zaria McDonald, 17, had surgery, started chemotherapy, signed with a modeling agency and appeared on the cover of a...

Colorado Springs area events for seniors starting May 30, 2016
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Unless noted, events take place at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., and registration is required:...

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Around the House: Look at cost, savings in considering furnace efficiency
By: - 0 Mon, May 30, 2016

Dear Ken: We need a new furnace. Which of these would you choose? One is 90 percent efficient, and the other is a two-stage unit that they say is 94...

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Black Forest alpaca farm calls in reinforcements to shear the herd
By: Matt Steiner - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

Is there any doubt? Alpacas are simply adorable.

One look at the cuter cousin of the llama and it's hard not to fall for the fluffy fleece,...

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For 20 years, couple has officiated weddings with a personal touch at The White Rose Chapel
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

Marriage has been good for the Revs. Linda and Earl Heflinger, and they like to think they've given back in kind.

Since the early 1990s, the...

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How to mark National Park Service centennial: Find your park
By: - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

Looking for that one big event where you can take part in the celebration of the National Park Service centennial?

Sorry to disappoint, but...

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InterVarsity leader: 'I know what it's like to live in a culture not my own'
By: - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

Tom Lin, 43, a Chicago native, Harvard grad and one-time missionary to Mongolia, was recently named the first nonwhite president of InterVarsity...

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Muslim-American women try to succeed in politics in ways their fathers couldn't
By: - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

When Raaheela Ahmed knocks on doors to meet potential voters, she covers her black headscarf with a floppy hat so people won't be distracted from...

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A hometown girl goes looking for the quirky heart of Houston
By: - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

HOUSTON - The shimmery bungalow, set back a bit from sunny Malone Street in Houston's Rice Military neighborhood, looks as though it's covered in...

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AROUND TOWN: NAMI breakfast attendees donate $115K to support those with mental illness
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

They're "Embracing the Light" as they find ways to face down the stigma surrounding mental illness.

It has been a long time coming and remains...

Colorado Springs area literary events starting May 29, 2016
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Summer Reading for Teens - Students in grades 6-12 can earn prizes for reading, Wednesday-July 31. For information, go to...

Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting May 29, 2016
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These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment.

- Cerebral Palsy...

Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting May 29, 2016
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Plant Sale - 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, to benefit the zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo,...

Colorado travel calendar starting May 29, 2016
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Colorado Calendar

Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change....

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Colorado Springs area religious events starting May 29, 2016
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"Pops Concert" - Canyon Winds Concert Band, 2 p.m., outside, Trinity United Methodist...

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Colorado Big Day an attempt to see just how many birds are in state
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sat, May 28, 2016

Twenty-four hours.

Six-hundred miles.

One flat tire.

And a record-breaking number of birds.

Colorado Big Day 2016 flew...

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Boggs 'back home' as his No. 26 is retired at Fenway Park
0 Thu, May 26, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — The 'chicken man' has lost a little of the shimmer from his trademark mustache over the years, but every pilgrimage Wade Boggs makes to...

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AROUND TOWN: El Cinco de Mayo gala celebrates scholarship winners
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, May 26, 2016

They danced, clapped to mariachis, visited with friends and enjoyed a meal with the flavors of Mexico. More than anything, however, the evening of...

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Tarry awhile at Fishing Camp, in Colorado's last best wilderness
By: - 0 Thu, May 26, 2016

LAKE GEORGE - "If you've tried three flies and still haven't hooked one of these guys," said Scott Tarrant, wading farther out into the Tarryall...

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Travelers rejoice with reopening of Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, May 26, 2016

The Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center reopened last Saturday and by Sunday, a steady stream of cars, trucks, RVs and motorcycles were making a pit...

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Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 26, 2016
By: - 0 Thu, May 26, 2016


9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

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Trail Talk: Putting TABOR money toward trail maintenance worth the price of lunch
0 Thu, May 26, 2016

Just over six months ago, city voters agreed to forego their TABOR refund (the price of a nice lunch) and put that money toward trail maintenance. As...

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As you get older, let your pet carry some of the load
By: - 0 Thu, May 26, 2016

Teach your dog or cat a few tricks, and your golden years will be better for it.

The movement to improve care for older pets has been going on...

Harding Nursery helps create your perfect outdoor living space

Thu, May 19, 2016 - 2:16 PM 0

Spring is for gardening, and almost everybody gardens in one way or another. Whether simply buying houseplants or containers full of blooming...

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