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  • Who's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame?

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government. Amid high tension between Russia and the West over violence in Ukraine, Russia's ambassador to France says the "tree is a message of peace." When the rector...

  • Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the last month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine. A large sign outside the Dutch capital's Central Station warned Thursday,...

  • Las Vegas visitor traffic up 3 percent in October

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 percent compared with a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that visitor traffic has been up every month this year compared with the same time a...

  • In their words: Gazette readers give thanks

    The Gazette
    Updated: 13 min ago

    This year for Thanksgiving, we asked Gazette readers to tell us what they are thankful for. This is what is on their minds:  --- “I am thankful for the Mason family for inviting my daughter and I over for Thanksgiving! They are a beautiful family!” Heather Blair, 27, of...

  • UA marks anniversary of meteorite hitting woman

    Updated: 28 min ago

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — There's only one documented case of a meteorite hitting a person, and it happened in the east Alabama town of Sylacauga. The University of Alabama is marking the 60th anniversary of that odd occurrence at the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Tuscaloosa. A...

  • Massachusetts sloshing through messy winter storm

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents were sloshing their way through a messy winter storm that descended on the state on the day many people take to the highways for Thanksgiving travel. The first major winter storm of the season hit the state Wednesday, bringing a sloppy mixture of...

  • Glow Run 5K to benefit Empty Stocking Fund

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Show your shining support for red-nosed reindeer - and The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund - at the first Holiday 5K Glow Run, 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Colorado Springs. Get your glow on by donning reflective gear and headlamps and carrying glow sticks; lighted...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Nov. 27, 2014

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    ALMANAC Cycling ONGOING The Joy Ride - Family-friendly 5- to 6-mile bike ride, meet between 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St.; tinyurl.com/bzpmq8p. Hiking ONGOING Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes - 1805 N. 30th St., free;...

  • Colorado fishing report for Nov. 27, 2014

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife -
    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Conditions Northeast Colorado Eleven Mile - Trout (fair): Large fish hitting crawlers and PowerBait (chartreuse and pink working the best). Wooly Buggers, tube jigs and Tasmanian Devils (pink and black) are still doing well. Nice trout are still being seen at Lazy Boy, Rocking Chair...

  • Trail Talk: Castle Rock park shows what can be achieved with hefty investment

    By Susan Davies Special to The Gazette -By Susan Davies Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    By now you might have heard of the new "Incline Lite" or "Mini-Ini" in Castle Rock. The 200-stair Challenge Staircase can be conquered in under five minutes. It's just one of many amenities in the town's new Philip S. Miller Regional Park. The 240-acre park includes 7 miles of trail,...

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