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  • Girl Scout has the recipe for great meals from the food bank

    Madeline McWhorter knows that a trip to the local food bank may not conjure imagines of spicy tomato-braised chicken or baked spaghetti pie. And that needed to change. Calling upon her natural culinary creativity, McWhorter, 18, created a cookbook requiring only ingredients found at food banks. A girl scout since about kindergarten,...

  • Lawsuit filed over 2013 skier death at Aspen

    ASPEN - A civil lawsuit has been filed in a 2013 fatal collision between skiers on Aspen Mountain. The Aspen Times reports (http://bit.ly/1qAgMVS ) the lawsuit filed last week in Pitkin County Court alleges a woman who collided with 48-year-old Natalie Egleston, of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, ignored warnings to check her speed. The lawsuit also...

  • Man dies in Glacier National Park after possibly trying an illegal jump

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. - A 22-year-old Montana man has died, possibly after attempting an illegal BASE jump in Glacier National Park. The National Park Service was notified at Saturday night that Beau Weiher, of Missoula, was overdue from a solo day hike in the Many Glacier Area. Family and friends say he likely planned a hike in the Piegan...

  • Fall movie preview showcases drama, comedy and plenty of page-to-screen adaptations

    The mountain of summer sequels and reboots has finally been conquered. It's now time to make way for a bevy of darker, weirder dramatic films as the road to awards season starts to narrow. If you're a heavy reader, then you'll recognize several of these films: The term best-selling novel is almost synonymous with big-budget spectacle at...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fundraising for Colorado Springs domestic violence victims

    For 22 years TESSA's Pasta in the Park has teamed an evening of raucous pasta-
cooking competition revelry with an underlying focus of supporting victims of domestic violence. The Aug. 23 fundraiser on the Myron Stratton Campus broke all records, but no one could have foreseen that just two weeks later the issue of domestic violence would...

  • Poachers sought in death of bear in Cañon City

    Wildlife officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the poacher or poachers responsible for killing a black bear with a series of arrow strikes. The bear was shot several times and was found "within the past two weeks" in the Dawson Ranch subdivision, said Abbie Walls, a spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and...

  • We're Number ... well, something: Colorado Springs lands on lots of lists, but what does it mean?

    In a Thumbtack.com survey this year of 12,000 business owners nationwide, Colorado Springs ranked No. 1 among 82 cities as the friendliest place for small businesses. - SmartAsset.com ranked Colorado Springs No. 2 on a list of best cities to be a tech worker. - The Springs came in at No. 6 on Outside Magazine's ranking of best big cities for...

  • Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media...

  • Tips for buying an engagement ring

    You're in love and ready to buy an engagement ring. But are you ready to part with three months' salary as the diamond industry traditionally has suggested? If not, what's your magic number? Here are four tips to help you size up how much to spend on an engagement ring. 1. Consider future financial goals: Whether you have a wheelbarrow...

  • Community gets creative in support of families after Monument teens' deaths

    After the Labor Day car crash that killed two Palmer Ridge High School students and seriously injured a third, three people rolled up their sleeves and tried to make something positive after the tragedy that gripped Monument. Their efforts were simple and straight forward: set up online fundraisers for the families of the teens who died and...

  • Constant need for connecting could be a sign of insecurity

    Dear Donna, Between emails and texts, my girlfriend is connecting with me a dozen times a day. At first I thought it was cute, but now I think it is her way to keep constant tabs on me. I told her I do not have time to respond to all of her communications and it was distracting me throughout the day. She said I do not need to respond to all...

  • Teen drinking a timeless problem

    Two teens died, one was injured and a fourth faces charges of vehicular homicide. All were drinking before a Monument-area crash in the early morning hours on Labor Day. Last month, three teens were taken unconscious to hospitals from house parties in Fountain, and several adults were arrested on suspicion of supplying booze for the parties....

  • Drive-thru review: Inside the Dollar Cravings Menu at Taco Bell

    Taco Bell said its Dollar Cravings Menu is designed for "ballers on a budget." Edgy. Live mas . pay menos. I ordered the whole Dollar Cravings Menu - and the most expensive thing on my bill was a Diet Pepsi. Loved that. The biggest surprise is what's not on the menu: a Doritos Locos Taco something or other. Here's the Dollar Cravings Menu ....

  • Fall TV preview

    Every fall, TV lovers are treated to a barrage of new programs. To save you the time and effort, and because I'm a nice guy, I've watched the pilots for this fall's new shows. All 35 of them. So what's hot this fall? Shows with a main character who has great powers of perception. What's not? Comedies. I watched so many bad comedies. Keep in...

  • Senior calendar Sept. 15, 2014

    Unless noted, events take place at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. and registration is required: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. If cost not listed, call for information. TUESDAY Will or Trust - What is Best for You? - 10-11 a.m., $3. Tunes on Tuesdays - With Ballet Folklorico de La Raza, 1:30-3 p.m. TUESDAY-OCT....

  • To Do Today calendar Sept. 15, 2014

    Events Margaret Kasahara - Between the Lines Exhibit - 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., regular admission applies; csfineartscenter.org. From Job Loss to Job Search - 2 p.m., Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road West, free. Registration required: ppwfc.org. "GMO OMG" - Documentary film that explores the...

  • Dressing well may make all the difference in a job interview

    The Gazette's Get a Job Monday job seeker is Tom Hunt. He is a splendid example of someone who has gotten the message about the "to-do" list when it comes to getting hired. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center strives to help candidates put their best foot forward when it comes to that all important, first impression with a potential employer....

  • 'THE ROOSEVELTS:' The man with the words

    As problems go, winnowing down a lifetime of knowledge into a mere 14 hours ranks a tough one. "I could have done a hundred hours," says Geoffrey C. Ward, laughing. The seven-time Emmy winner has written nearly every documentary renowned filmmaker Ken Burns has produced, including "The Civil War," "Baseball" and "Jazz." Ward has also...

  • Colorado calendar Sept. 14, 2014

    Call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Monday and Tuesday - Greenwood Village, 7:30 p.m., Comedy Works, The Landmark DTC, 5345 Landmark Place, $40. Advance tickets: comedyworks.com. Wednesday - Sedalia, Public...

  • Religion calendar Sept. 14, 2014

    Music/Drama SUNDAY For the End of Time - Chamber Music in the Pines, 1:45-4 p.m., Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, $20, $17 for seniors and military, $10 for students. Advance tickets: 633-0655, benethillconcerts.wordpress.com. Americana - Presented by Rocky Mountain Music Alliance, 3 p.m., Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655...

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