• Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates 100th anniversary

    Updated: 8 min ago

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Rocky Mountain National Park has had its ups and downs during the past century. In the 1940s, gas rationing cut attendance, and the park is still trying to recover from devastating floods in 2013. On Monday, the park marks its 100th...

  • Side Streets: Queen of Prince of Blades carved business out of swordplay

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    In 1994, Dorothy Bretag came into a small inheritance. As she considered how to invest the money, her daughter asked her what she loved. Her answer: swords. It stemmed from watching classic swashbuckler movies about pirates and knights when she was a child. So she and her...

  • More families opt to celebrate life with unique, personal services

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Ruth Solazzi was born June 15, 1920. She was a dedicated teacher and opera singer who earned a master's degree in music in the early 1940s, at a time when only about 6 percent of females pursued higher education. She raised four children, was grandmother to nine and took pride in the...

  • Here's the faith in the 'American Sniper' you won't see in the film

    By Sarah Pulliam Bailey Religion News Service -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Chris Kyle, often described as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, wrote in his autobiography that he prioritized his life in the following order: God, country, family. But God doesn't make a central appearance in the film "American Sniper," which opened nationwide last...

  • Philharmonic's new season: From Bugs Bunny to Pink Floyd

    By David Sckolnik david.sckolnik@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs Philharmonic unveiled its 2015-16 lineup Saturday night at Pikes Peak Center. While not groundbreaking in its offerings, the new season reflects the positive position of the organization. In high demand in Europe, where he is general music director of...

  • Air Force cadets gobble up vegetables as academy moves to healthier meals

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The restaurant describes its main course portions in ounces. All 40,000 of them. That's a ton and a quarter of a light lunch, not counting the side dishes and salad. Welcome to Mitchell Hall, the Air Force Academy's legendary dining hall that 60 years into the school's history...

  • AROUND TOWN: New downtown communities

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Hello, New South End. And the new North Tejon Street neighborhood. It was an event to experience new downtown communities and to welcome the first men to a special public meeting of Artemis Women. The Jan. 17 "Creating Neighborhoods" at Tim Gill Center for Public Media drew an...

  • Colorado Springs area literary events starting Jan. 25, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    SIGNINGS Book Signing - Jason Meents will sign a "Spawn" comic book featuring his illustration, "Spawn Tyke," 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Muse Comics + Games, 1350 N. Academy Blvd.; 573-7096, musecomicscolorado.com. LITERARY EVENTS American Girl Book Club - 3 p.m. Wednesday, Manitou...

  • Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting Jan. 25, 2015

    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    HELPING HANDS These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment. - Another Life Foundation of Colorado Springs - Volunteers needed to work with those battling depression and suicidal behaviors; anotherlifefoundation.org. - Care and Share Food...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Jan. 25, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "Brief History of Music" - 3 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., $10, $5 for children; pikespeakringers.com. SATURDAY AND FEB. 1 "Legends" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 7 p.m. Saturday, Broadmoor Community Church,...

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