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  • Tips to check your cat for obesity, keep it trim and sleek

    Fat cats are those guys who are rolling in dough. But if you have a fat feline who's been rolling in too much tuna, it could be a health problem. How do you know if your cat is obese? Sometimes it's not easy, especially with the naturally big guys. An average cat weighs between 7 pounds and 11 pounds. Ask your veterinarian what the right...

  • Tips for kids, adults for safe and fun Halloween

    Halloween is less than a week away and parties are already in full swing. Here are seven tips from AAA for trick-or-treaters and adults to have a safe and fun time. Trick-or-Treaters and Parents 1. Look for light, bright and reflective costumes that make trick-or-treaters easy to see. Add reflective tape to costumes, treat buckets and bags...

  • Moving the Future: How to avoid weight gain this holiday season

    Halloween is just around the corner - and those bite-sized candy bars and other sweet treats are so tempting, and they're everywhere! But that is child's play compared to the real monsters that await: Thanksgiving. Holiday parties. Look around; some of us gained 5 pounds just reading that. We go through a year of ups and downs. Then comes...

  • Video Game Review - 'Sunset Overdrive'

    Title: Sunset Overdrive Format: Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: Insomniac Games ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+) The Grade: B+ What is it? The year is 2027 and you live in the American metropolis of Sunset City. The action begins with a massive party where an evil mega-corporation, Fizzco, debuts its new...

  • Test scores: Most students in Pikes Peak region, Colorado not on track in social studies, science

    Local elementary and middle school students nearly parallel state averages in science and social studies knowledge and how on track they are to graduate ready for college or the job market, according to standardized test results the Colorado Department of Education released Monday. The scores from the new Colorado Measures of Academic...

  • Xbox One gets a limited time holiday price drop

    Looking to give its latest console a sales bump this holiday, Microsoft today announced a limited-time promotional offer on its Xbox One console. Starting this Sunday (Nov. 2) and running until Jan. 3, 2015, the Xbox One will be available for $349. The special pricing of $50 off the system applies to any Xbox One console, including special...

  • Map: Most Googled Halloween costume for Colorado

    The most trending Halloween costume in Colorado is Medusa of Greek mythology. Not sure why or how, but hey, at least we aren’t trying to be a banana for Halloween.  Right, Minnesota? SumoCoupon posted some spooky data from Google search and this is the map produced via Huffington Post. I can’t remember a recent movie with Medusa. Uma...

  • Scary ending: Gazette readers provide creative endings to Halloween story

    This month, The Gazette asked writers in grades 1 through 8 to dream (or, nightmare) up endings to an unfinished spooky story written by reporter Stephanie Earls. More than 70 young scribblers took up the challenge, wrapping up our ghostly Halloween tale with conclusions that were sweet, chilling and, overall, wildly creative, with hamsters and...

  • Community comes together to bring high-speed Internet to remote Colorado mountain town

    There's no gas station in the remote mountain town of Guffey, about 60 miles west of Colorado Springs, but there is a post office with 420 boxes, a library, a school, an auto repair shop, three restaurants and now, high-speed Internet for all. "It's huge," said resident Kim McAlear. Life hasn't exactly been stuck in the Stone Age, but some...

  • Pucker up: lip balms, treatments having a moment

    Artisanal or oozing with luxury, lip balms are having a moment. Joining cutesy offerings intended for kids and go-to standards around for years are newer lip scrubs, color tints and balms. The world market for lip care products is projected to reach $1.7 billion by 2015. In the U.S., lip treatments were valued at $534 million in sales last...

  • Drive-thru review: Wendy's pleases with pulled pork pig-out

    Wendy's is climbing aboard the pulled pork train, big time - although McDonald's, Burger King, Subway and Carl's Jr. are saying, "You're late; go to the back of the train." The rivals have one, maybe two pulled pork items. Wendy's has three entries: Pulled Pork Cheeseburger, Pulled Pork Cheese Fries and a plain ol' Pulled Pork Sandwich....

  • Flexible mummies for Halloween decor

    Count me among those who find the "Elf on the Shelf" just a bit creepy. That said, wouldn't it make more sense to have a slightly spooky creature keeping an eye on your kids around Halloween instead of Christmas? With just a few inexpensive craft materials, you can make a miniature mummy perfect for perching on shelves, bookcases, pumpkins and...

  • 10-year-old with cerebral palsy aids school for special-needs children

    TULSA, Okla. - Ten-year-old Keith Boyd might be considered an unlikely business magnate. Over the summer, Keith's Ice Cold Lemonade Stands raised about $150,000, and he donated the proceeds from the 10 lemonade stands he operated for 10 consecutive weeks to The Little Lighthouse, a Christian school for special-needs children that Keith...

  • Colorado school panel rejects book ban for middle-school students

    GRAND JUNCTION — The best-selling novel "Ender's Game" by author Orson Scott Card will still be part of a Mesa County school district language arts program after a special committee convened by the district voted to keep the text in the curriculum over the objections of a parent. The review committee issued its opinion Friday after reading...

  • Latest survey on LGBT students show schools remain hostile environments

    The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network released on Friday its biennial National School Climate Survey report, which shows how ongoing hostile school climates impact the safety and mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, as well as their education. “Progress is being made in our nation’s schools,” Eliza...

  • Registration open for Colorado Springs education summit

    Registration is open for the 8th annual Educating Children of Color Summit in January. Educating Children of Color nonprofit organization aims to reduce the burden on public assistance programs and eliminate the "cradle to prison pipeline" through education. The day-long event will be held from 8-5 p.m. Jan. 17 at Colorado College. It will...

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