• Businesses back Maine national park plan east of Baxter park

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A group of more than 200 Maine business owners say they support the creation of a national park and recreation area on 150,000 acres east of Baxter State Park. The businesses sent letters to Maine's congressional delegation on Thursday urging support for the...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for March 27, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    On TV "Hart of Dixie," 7 p.m., CW: Season 4 concludes. "Bride By Design," 7 p.m., TLC: Get ready for more brides, more dresses and (probably) more conflict in this new reality series. TRIBUNE NEWS sERVICE Birthdays Actor Julian Glover is 80. Actor Jerry Lacy ("Dark...

  • Arkansas House backs changes to lottery-funded scholarships

    Yesterday

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has approved two major changes to the way lottery-funded scholarships are awarded. By a 64-23 vote, the House approved legislation that would cut the scholarships incoming freshmen would receive and base eligibility solely on standardized...

  • Spring excitement in the air at Colorado ski resorts

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Children from kindergarten through the fifth grade are eligible to ski for free at Vail Resorts next year - provided they sign up by Memorial Day. The promotion is part of the Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack, which provides four days of free skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek,...

  • Mexico double-transplant patient eyes US humanitarian entry

    Yesterday

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double-organ transplant has filed a third application for entry into the United States after twice being denied a visa. Jose Chua, 20, who suffers from a life-threatening condition, was...

  • Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust. They greet us at the door of the plane in their crisp, military-style uniforms, then welcome us aboard with that familiar soothing drawl over the PA system as we buckle ourselves in. When there's turbulence, they...

  • For skiers of Colorado 14ers, mistakes can be deadly

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Perched on the snowy summit of 14,025-foot Pyramid Peak, Austin Porzak had no alternative but to perform flawlessly. Skiing any of Colorado's fourteeners involves a host of deadly threats, from rock fall and avalanche danger to ski-snagging obstructions in the hard, wind-carved snow....

  • Gazette travel: A taste of India

    By Mark Reis mark.reis@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    India is almost too much. A trek through the country offers an all-out assault on the senses, with overpowering smells, tastes and colors, and constant noise, congestion and chaos. Its beauty and people, though, make it a photographer's dream - especially a photographer who prefers...

  • Tribe turns to international commission in ski resort fight

    Yesterday

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has turned to an international human rights commission that has dealt with death penalty cases and foreign killings in its effort to draw attention to a northern Arizona mountain that tribes consider sacred. Getting the case considered by the...

  • Denver Art Museum offers free admission to kids

    Yesterday

    DENVER (AP) — Every day is now a free day for kids at the Denver Art Museum. Anyone 18 and under— whether on a school trip or visiting on their own — can now get into the museum for free. The museum says it will also help pay for school bus trips to the museum and offer $5 youth...

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