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  • Blog: Former Colorado Springs yoga teachers start Denver donation yoga studio

    Sarah Crowe and Jillian Keaveny, two former Springs yoga teachers loved by many, and Denverite Beth Power, want to bring a donation yoga studio to Denver's Five Points neighborhood. That's the area to the northeast of downtown Denver, along north Welton Street. Their mission: To open a studio that is accessible, un-intimidating, affordable...

  • Springs Girl Scout has the recipe for great meals from the food bank

    Madeline McWhorter knows that a trip to the local food bank may not conjure images of spicy tomato-braised chicken or baked spaghetti pie. And that needed to change. Calling upon her culinary creativity, McWhorter, 18, created a cookbook requiring only ingredients commonly found at food banks. A Girl Scout since about kindergarten,...

  • Off the wall: Class offers Colorado Springs yoga enthusiasts 'a massage from the inside'

    I did yoga hanging upside down on a wall and liked it. No, I haven't turned into a bat. I took an Intro to Yoga Wall class at Yoga Studio Satya, a new yoga studio opened by Amanda Neufeld in April. I'd been eyeballing online photos of her intriguing-looking yoga wall for months - with its adjustable straps that click into specially made wall...

  • The Country Life: A house fit for a goat - or two

    It was a nice goat house - a deluxe one, even, with skylights and a bay window. Too bad it wouldn't stay together. A used shed we got through Craigslist had housed our goats Nana and Christmas for a year and a half. The shed, made by a company named Thinking Outside, held up through the fierce winds of two winters on the prairie and the...

  • Thriller eyes L.A. dark side

    The pulsating shimmer of Los Angeles at night can seem either like a dream-scape fantasia or a topography of nightmares. In the new film "Nightcrawler," it is both, a land of opportunity and madness and left in some measure for the viewer to unravel. The directing debut for Dan Gilroy, who also wrote the screenplay, the film enters the world...

  • REVIEW: 'Destiny' offers stunning environments, fun gameplay and a fresh storyline

    What is it? Bungie, the creators of "Halo," and Activision, the publisher of "Call of Duty," have created a brand new intellectual property. With the release of "Destiny," gamers finally get their hands on one of the most anticipated new titles of the fall, playing as a Guardian of the last city on Earth, 700 years in the future. This sci-fi...

  • The People's Pharmacy: Blood pressure measurement harder than it looks

    The opening ritual for almost every doctor visit involves measuring weight and blood pressure. For such fundamental data, there is a surprising lack of attention to accuracy. There often are no standardized rules about whether to keep your shoes on when you step on the scale. People who weigh themselves at home know that getting naked makes a...

  • Health calendar Sept. 16, 2014

    HEALTH NOTES 
Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202. Bowlathon - To benefit Zach's Place, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, King Pin Lanes, 3410 N. Academy Blvd., $35. Registration...

  • To Do Today calendar Sept. 16, 2014

    Events Joscho Stephen - 7 p.m., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, $15-$20; blackrose acoustic.org. Brother Ali and Bambu - Featuring Bambu, DJ Last Word, Mally, 8 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $18- $20; blacksheeprocks.com. On TV - "New Girl," 8 p.m., Fox: Who's that girl? Who's that girl? It's - no,...

  • Lawsuit filed over 2013 skier death at Aspen

    ASPEN - A civil lawsuit has been filed in a 2013 fatal collision between skiers on Aspen Mountain. The Aspen Times reports (http://bit.ly/1qAgMVS ) the lawsuit filed last week in Pitkin County Court alleges a woman who collided with 48-year-old Natalie Egleston, of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, ignored warnings to check her speed. The lawsuit also...

  • Man dies in Glacier National Park after possibly trying an illegal jump

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. - A 22-year-old Montana man has died, possibly after attempting an illegal BASE jump in Glacier National Park. The National Park Service was notified at Saturday night that Beau Weiher, of Missoula, was overdue from a solo day hike in the Many Glacier Area. Family and friends say he likely planned a hike in the Piegan...

  • Fall movie preview showcases drama, comedy and plenty of page-to-screen adaptations

    The mountain of summer sequels and reboots has finally been conquered. It's now time to make way for a bevy of darker, weirder dramatic films as the road to awards season starts to narrow. If you're a heavy reader, then you'll recognize several of these films: The term best-selling novel is almost synonymous with big-budget spectacle at...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fundraising for Colorado Springs domestic violence victims

    For 22 years TESSA's Pasta in the Park has teamed an evening of raucous pasta-
cooking competition revelry with an underlying focus of supporting victims of domestic violence. The Aug. 23 fundraiser on the Myron Stratton Campus broke all records, but no one could have foreseen that just two weeks later the issue of domestic violence would...

  • Poachers sought in death of bear near Canon City

    Wildlife officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the poacher or poachers responsible for killing a black bear with a series of arrow strikes. The bear was shot several times and was found "within the past two weeks" in the Dawson Ranch subdivision, said Abbie Walls, a spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and...

  • We're Number ... well, something: Colorado Springs lands on lots of lists, but what does it mean?

    In a Thumbtack.com survey this year of 12,000 business owners nationwide, Colorado Springs ranked No. 1 among 82 cities as the friendliest place for small businesses. - SmartAsset.com ranked Colorado Springs No. 2 on a list of best cities to be a tech worker. - The Springs came in at No. 6 on Outside Magazine's ranking of best big cities for...

  • Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media...

  • Tips for buying an engagement ring

    You're in love and ready to buy an engagement ring. But are you ready to part with three months' salary as the diamond industry traditionally has suggested? If not, what's your magic number? Here are four tips to help you size up how much to spend on an engagement ring. 1. Consider future financial goals: Whether you have a wheelbarrow...

  • Community gets creative in support of families after Monument teens' deaths

    After the Labor Day car crash that killed two Palmer Ridge High School students and seriously injured a third, three people rolled up their sleeves and tried to make something positive after the tragedy that gripped Monument. Their efforts were simple and straight forward: set up online fundraisers for the families of the teens who died and...

  • Constant need for connecting could be a sign of insecurity

    Dear Donna, Between emails and texts, my girlfriend is connecting with me a dozen times a day. At first I thought it was cute, but now I think it is her way to keep constant tabs on me. I told her I do not have time to respond to all of her communications and it was distracting me throughout the day. She said I do not need to respond to all...

  • Teen drinking a timeless problem

    Two teens died, one was injured and a fourth faces charges of vehicular homicide. All were drinking before a Monument-area crash in the early morning hours on Labor Day. Last month, three teens were taken unconscious to hospitals from house parties in Fountain, and several adults were arrested on suspicion of supplying booze for the parties....

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