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  • Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

      NEW YORK — Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. One blog from the Huffington Post published in December has gone viral, making the rounds on the social network recently because it claims the...

  • Venetucci Farms raises vegetables, animals and Junior Farmhands

    On a Friday morning, 12 kids are doing their chores. They don't make beds or tidy rooms as you might expect, but rather feed goats, collect fresh eggs and pester chickens under the hot morning sun. It's the last day of this summer's Venetucci Farm's educational program Junior Farmhands, and the group is showing off their knowledge. "What...

  • Kids raise over $20,000 at county fair for family hit by tragedy

    KEENESBURG — Children competing at the county fair in Keenesburg have raised over $20,000 for the family that lost a father and son in an apparent murder-suicide last week. KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1sNKaY7) reports that 10 children voluntarily donated a portion of the sale of their 4H project animals to the Kilker family at the South East Weld...

  • Anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado teens starting

    DENVER — A campaign to discourage Colorado youths from using marijuana titled "Don't Be a Lab Rat" will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/QGTPpQ ) that the goal of the campaign is to tell teens about the uncertainty surrounding the effects of pot, instead of focusing on...

  • Royal Gorge and Park to close as final repairs are made before holiday weekend reopening

    CAÑON CITY - The Royal Gorge and Park will close to the public starting Monday as final repairs and construction begin. The attraction is tentatively set to reopen again at the end of the month. Ram Kumar and his wife just finished a tour of the park and gorge Saturday and had checked out the view from the former site of the firehouse,...

  • Back to school list: New year, challenges

    It seems like summer has just gotten underway and already, youngsters are having to wake up early, grab their backpacks and head out the door to school. Classes resumed in one area district on Friday, and more districts open this week. In a few weeks, students in all 17 Pikes Peak region public school districts will be cracking the books...

  • Zoo visitors, reviewers agree: Cheyenne Mountain among the nation's best

    Paula Stewart was just starting her first trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Wednesday afternoon, but she was already pleased with her visit. She watched giraffes slurp lettuce from the hands of children, enjoyed the zoo’s “natural feel” and admired the views of the surrounding area. Stewart said she likes the zoos in Tampa Bay, Fla. and...

  • Respect outdoors and earn badges

    Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, a statewide nonprofit, have launched #YourCO Digital Badge Program. The program is designed to recognize and reward those who have shown respect for Colorado’s natural resources. Specific badges are given to people who participate in the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado project or perform their own...

  • Blog: Hillside Community Center plans event offering free food, backpacks, health care exams

    A free upcoming event aims to connect families in need with services across the city. The Hillside Community Center will host a community day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Fountain Park, which is next to the center at 925 S. Institute St. More than 30 organizations will be on hand, offering information about resources for...

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