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  • World War II Aviation museum gets $6 million to triple in size

    The National Museum of World War II Aviation has received $6 million in grants from a California foundation to build a permanent exhibit and education hall that will more than triple the size of the museum now operating in temporary quarters at the Colorado Springs Airport. The museum received $1 million in late June to begin design and...

  • Bronco Steven Johnson, Seahawk Greg Scruggs tease each other at youth football camp

    As Seattle Seahawks defensive end Greg Scruggs spoke to a group of kids at the Pro Football Camp about the importance of perseverance, Denver Broncos linebacker Steven Johnson crept up behind him and jokingly gave the young crowd a big thumbs-down. "So then I made them bring my Super Bowl ring up front," Scruggs laughed. "Just so I could...

  • Rain + mud = messy good time for hundreds of kids

    WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Mud Day was even muddier than usual this year. A steady rain drenched hundreds of kids and parents Tuesday as they ran, jumped and waded into a 75-by-150-foot mud pit during the 26th annual event at a suburban Detroit park. Todd Mueller missed 2013's sunny Mud Day because he had to work. But the 43-year-old consultant...

  • Tips for that elusive restful night

    You probably know that saying, "I'll sleep when I'm dead." I loathe that saying. I love sleep. Sleep is a curious endeavor. The more we quest for it, the more elusive it can be. Local sleep expert Robert N. Glidewell helped clear up some of my questions about this nightly journey into the arms of Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams. He's a...

  • Colorado Springs siblings hope to conquer English Channel

    The water will be cold, the current will be powerful, and the swim will be long. That, and more, is what Danielle, Devin and Dustin Wahl will have to overcome this month when they aim to become the first three siblings to each swim across the 21-mile English Channel at the same time. Last July, Danielle, 21, completed the swim across the...

  • Scholarship competition challenges kids to create the helicopter of the future

    Kids, ages 9-16, who have a great idea for how a helicopter of the future should be designed, can enter a competition to win a $1,000 scholarship. Contestants will design a helicopter that addresses the potential challenges of 2050 and plan for how their "Helicopters of the Future" would overcome those challenges. Entries are being accepted...

  • Mind Games: Parents can follow recipe for summer learning

    Whether you call it summer slide, brain drain or plain old learning loss, for parents, it's a conundrum that can cast a pall over sunny summer vacation. How do you keep the knowledge children earned in the classroom from slipping away in a hot haze of baseball practices, video games and cartoon marathons? Dallas-based author and teacher...

  • Christmas in July brings a little magic to Old Colorado City

    Eibhleann Boyd flashed a huge smile and pointed at the tall man standing in the Christmas-themed store in Old Colorado City on Sunday afternoon. With rosy cheeks, a fluffy white beard, classic round spectacles, Hawaiian shirt and bright red shorts, Santa Claus was a sight to behold. Boyd, 7, approached him quietly but her excitement showed...

  • Space Foundation aims to inspire kids to new exhibit

    The Space Foundation is trying to mix a bit of summer smart in with summer fun with an exhibit that opens to kids and parents this week at its facility off Garden of the Gods Road. Beginning Tuesday, the foundation will show off the Mars, Rovers and Robots exhibit with interactive games, plenty of electronic gadgets and activities for...

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