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Best of the Springs: Top 10 bed and breakfasts

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Here is a list of the Pikes Peak region's best bed and breakfasts, using reader voting from the Best of the Springs magazine and TripAdvisor.com rankings.

For the list of all the 2016 Best of the Springs winners visit: thebestofthesprings.

Colorado travel calendar starting May 1, 2016
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Colorado Calendar

Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change....

PHOTOS: Winter Park's 48th annual Spring Splash
By: - 0 Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Winter Park Resort closed its ski and snowboard season with its 48th annual Spring Splash on Sunday, April 24.

While Mary Jane and Parsenn...

Colorado travel calendar starting April 24, 2016
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Colorado Calendar

Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change....

PHOTOS: 8 national parks and monuments in Colorado
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 24, 2016

To celebrate its centennial year, the National Park Service is offering an extended schedule of fee-free days - 16 in total - including nine straight...

List: 11 Colorado ghost towns you can visit
By: - 0 Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Colorado has over 1,500 ghost towns, over 600 of which have some sort of remains. Here's a list of some of our favorites.

Colorado Springs hotel occupancy at highest first-quarter rate since 1999
By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Tue, Apr 19, 2016

The Colorado Springs hotel industry is off to its best start since at least 1999 and a top industry official believes the good times will continue...

Denver-to-DIA train opening Friday, and it's considered a game-changer
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Twenty-three miles. Thirty-seven minutes. Nine dollars.

That's the distance, the duration and the price of a one-way trip between Union...

Denver International Airport back on track after snowstorm
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

DENVER — The latest on Rocky Mountain weather (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

Denver International Airport has returned to its normal...

Colorado travel calendar starting April 17, 2016
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Colorado Calendar

Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change....

5 most photogenic lakes in Colorado
By: Ernestas Tyminas - 0 Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Colorado is home to more than 2,000 lakes.

We have narrowed the list down to the 5 most photogenic of the bunch. 

PHOTOS: 8 scenic drives in colorful Colorado
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Click here to see 8 drives in Colorado that are worth the gas.

Colorado travel calendar starting April 10, 2016
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Colorado Calendar

Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change....

The position of 'Chief Wombat Cuddler' is open
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 7, 2016

Whether you love or hate your job, here's a position you might be happier in: Chief Wombat Cuddler.

Tourism Tasmania is holding a contest for...

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Light-up gowns and gladiators: Met Gala fashion was fierce

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NEW YORK (AP) — They came as robots and gladiators, light-up princesses and high-haired goddesses shimmering in green, copper and silver.

As predicted, the annual parade of fashion and star power at the Met Gala on Monday night included an...

Private management company to run Playland amusement park
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RYE, N.Y. (AP) — Westchester County is allowing a private management company to run the 87-year-old Playland amusement park.

County lawmakers...

Selfie stick halts Disney roller coaster ride
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A roller coaster ride at Disney California Adventure park was halted for about two hours when someone pulled out a selfie...

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Metallics reign on tech-heavy Met Gala red carpet
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Met Gala red carpet gleamed on Monday with sparkly metallics and shiny, futuristic-looking fabrics as stars paid homage to this...

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Cleveland delays tearing down gazebo where Tamir Rice killed
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has agreed to a request from the Smithsonian's new African-American history museum to delay the demolition of a gazebo...

The Might of Mickey: Orlando still top US destination
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando's hotels and theme parks.

Tourism officials announced Monday that the...

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Outrage over college's plans to sell political memorabilia
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of America's largest troves of political and campaign memorabilia is headed for the auction block, spurring protests from...

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Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades
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HAVANA (AP) — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into...

Cruise ship stomach bug: CDC investigates after 97 fall sick
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The CDC is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week.

The Centers for...

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Germany wants to extend border controls for another 6 months
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BERLIN (AP) — Germany and some other EU countries are planning to ask the European Commission for an extension of border controls within the Schengen...

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Met fashion exhibit explores dialogue between hand, machine
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NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, argues Andrew Bolton, the star curator of blockbuster fashion exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we've all been...

National Wrestling Hall of Fame revokes Hastert's awards
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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The National Wrestling Hall of Fame said Monday that it has revoked all honors for Dennis Hastert after the former House...

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Foam Home: Plastic replica of Stonehenge to be relocated
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NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (AP) — "Foamhenge," a life-sized plastic foam replica of England's famous Stonehenge monument, has made appearances in TV shows...

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Olafur Eliasson creates waterfall in Versailles palace show
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PARIS (AP) — Artist Olafur Eliasson is vowing to turn visitors into explorers in his summer project at the palace of Versailles outside of...

Chinese police patrol in Italy to make tourists feel safer
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ROME (AP) — Chinese policemen are in Italy to start patrols with Italian officers in Rome and Milan in a two-week experiment.

Interior Minister...