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A month backpacking 160 miles through Glacier National Park
A month backpacking 160 miles through Glacier National Park

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

A dense blanket of fog suffocated the empty air around me, so that I could see only my feet and about 5 feet of trail in front of me. While I timidly...

Over 7M people visited Colorado national parks in 2016, spending nearly $486M
Over 7M people visited Colorado national parks in 2016, spending nearly $486M

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

STATEWIDE — When you visit our national parks, you’re also helping out our economy. A whopping 7,457,422 visitors to national parks in Colorado in...

Airlines say they're overbooking less, but passengers say they're discriminating more

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

One of the most jarring experiences of Nazia Ali's life began at the end of a dream, 10-year anniversary trip with her husband, Faisal Ali. After...

American Airlines investigates after video shows employee altercation with passenger
American Airlines investigates after video shows employee altercation with passenger

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

American Airlines is investigating after a video surfaced on social media showing a confrontation between a passenger and an airline employee aboard...

Woody Paige: The problem with air travel is the passengers
Woody Paige: The problem with air travel is the passengers

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

I've traveled more than 1.6 million miles on commercial airlines over the past 47 years. That's not bragging, but, rather, a pitiful confession....

Colorful Colorado: The value of Victor and its timeless beauty
Colorful Colorado: The value of Victor and its timeless beauty

By: Seth Boster - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

VICTOR - Much has come and gone here, but one thing that remains is the sporting goods store on 3rd Street. Gus Conley is still here, slumped behind...

United boots couple headed for wedding off flight
United boots couple headed for wedding off flight

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

A bride and groom headed to Costa Rica for their wedding got kicked off their United flight out of Houston on Saturday afternoon. The incident took...

After dragging incident, United will no longer allow crew members to displace passengers on a plane
After dragging incident, United will no longer allow crew members to displace passengers on a plane

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 16, 2017

United Airlines will no longer allow crew members to displace passengers who are already seated on a plane. Under a new policy, which is meant to...

Web of lies: One reporter's complicated relationship with spiders
Web of lies: One reporter's complicated relationship with spiders

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sun, Apr 16, 2017

A monster has taken up residence in my closet, and I'm totally cool with it. We've got a deal. My monster snacks on (other) unwelcome guests and makes...

Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats
Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Delta is letting employees offer customers nearly $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the...

I-25 interchange project on track, but expect a construction-filled summer around Colorado Springs
I-25 interchange project on track, but expect a construction-filled summer around Colorado Springs

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The $113-million Interstate 25/Cimarron Street interchange project has experienced no speed bumps and is on track to be completed by the end of this...

Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities - for your pets
Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities - for your pets

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

On a recent trip to Huntington Beach, California, Jen Reeder chose a hotel for one very specific reason: the room-service menu. For dogs. "It was...

WATCH: Video shows passenger dragged off overbooked United flight
WATCH: Video shows passenger dragged off overbooked United flight

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

CHICAGO — Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, and a...

Frontier last in annual U.S. airlines study, but industry shows improvement
Frontier last in annual U.S. airlines study, but industry shows improvement

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

DALLAS — Airlines are getting better at sticking to their schedules and are losing fewer bags. Their customers seem to be complaining less often....

Before the summer rush, a spring road trip through Alaska is just as beautiful
Before the summer rush, a spring road trip through Alaska is just as beautiful

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 2, 2017

It starts when I gaze out the plane window: Jagged white peaks loom up, practically touching the wing. One amazing snow-capped peak after another....

Travel Headlines

Trump sons seek to extend family brand into domestic markets
Trump sons seek to extend family brand into domestic markets

By: 0 2 hr ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by...

AP Exclusive: The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs
AP Exclusive: The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs

By: 0 6 hr ago

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang's now has two. But they don't work — because of new...

Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation
Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation

By: 0 16 hr ago

April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an...

Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion
Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

By: 0 17 hr ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by...

Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination
Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination

By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are...

American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident
American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident

By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into...

The Latest: Passenger says flight attendant nearly hit baby

By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the confrontation on an American Airlines flight (all times local): 6 p.m. A passenger on an American Airlines flight...

Ferry slams into breakwater in Canary Islands, 13 injured
Ferry slams into breakwater in Canary Islands, 13 injured

By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

MADRID (AP) — A large ferry slammed bow-first into a breakwater in the Canary Islands, injuring 13 passengers, Spanish authorities said Saturday....

Philly set to welcome NFL draft in grand way
Philly set to welcome NFL draft in grand way

By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yo, Roger, they did it. When the NFL chose Philadelphia to host the 2017 draft, it quickly became clear one of the world's most...

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it
Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty...

Wayne State honors broadcaster with new baseball facility
Wayne State honors broadcaster with new baseball facility

By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University has unveiled a $2.3 million baseball facility to honor a legendary Detroit broadcaster. A ribbon-cutting...

Addio! Michigan's football team heads to Italy
Addio! Michigan's football team heads to Italy

By: 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh presented players on the University of Michigan football team with an opportunity, putting them a compelling essay...

Want to own a town? Tiny Oregon community for sale for $3.5M
Want to own a town? Tiny Oregon community for sale for $3.5M

By: 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

TILLER, Ore. (AP) — In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it. But these days, this...

Judge seems reluctant to issue another travel ban injunction

By: 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday seemed reluctant to issue another nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump's revised travel...

AP PHOTOS: Remote Oregon town for sale for $3.5 million
AP PHOTOS: Remote Oregon town for sale for $3.5 million

By: 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

TILLER, Ore. (AP) — Almost an entire Oregon town is for sale for $3.5 million - or about $3.9 million if you also want the local elementary school,...

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