• AROUND TOWN: Yuri's Space Party for Colorado Springs Science Center

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The challenge has been made, kicked off with a $100,000 unrestricted grant from the Edson Foundation to help jump-start the 65,000-square-foot Colorado Springs Science Center, envisioned as "a landmark, leading-edge science and technology interactive museum" in lower downtown. The...

  • AROUND TOWN: Elder abuse a focus of Silver Key, Colorado's mandatory reporting system

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The elderly aren't cute like babies and puppies, but they deserve care, dignity and respect. Elisabeth Almond's words brought soft smiles and knowing head nods from 400 guests at Silver Key Senior Services' Silver Linings fundraising breakfast. The subject of the morning on April 14:...

  • Colorado Springs area literary events starting April 26, 2015

    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    SIGNINGS Book Signing - Nancy Parker Brummet will sign "Take My Hand Again," a faith-based guide for helping aging parents, 3-5 p.m., with an overview and selected readings at 4 p.m., Saturday, Family Live Services, 1880 S. Cascade Ave.; 540-8177. grancycomm@msn.com,...

  • Air Force athletics still finding its way through the complicated world of social media

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Troy Garnhart's message boils down to one simple tenant: When in doubt, don't post. So far, the Air Force associate athletic director for communications has avoided the ramifications for reckless use of social media. But it doesn't mean he's any less wary. Garnhart's preseason...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting April 26, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Colorado Calendar Call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Wednesday-Saturday - Greenwood Village, Tom Segura, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:15 p.m....

  • Graffiti-scarred Joshua Tree landmark is restored

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — After a 1 ½ year effort, conservators have restored a popular hiking spot in Joshua Tree National Park that became riddled with graffiti. Barker Dam was put off limits several years ago after vandals carved their names into the cement of the...

  • Moving the future: To move forward, welcome your failures and nuture your passions

    By Milo F. Bryant Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Look in the mirror when you finish reading this. The person looking back is the only person on the planet who can get you into those jeans and reppin' this summer's hottest looks. The opposite holds true, too. That mirror image is the only person with the uncanny ability to make you...

  • Almost 3M visitors to South Florida national parks in 2014

    Yesterday

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The National Park Service says almost 3 million visitors to South Florida's national parks generated over $231 million for the local economy last year. Federal officials say over 1.1 million people visited Everglades National Park, spending over $104 million in...

  • Peace museum to honor Ohio conscientious objector

    Yesterday

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio conscientious objector killed 44 years ago in Vietnam is being honored by the Dayton International Peace Museum. The museum is honoring Ted Studebaker with an exhibit that opens Sunday and with the Peace Heroes Walk on May 2. Museum officials say...

  • Fairbanks Museum to honor Leahy

    Yesterday

    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is being honored by the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. Museum officials on Saturday will present Leahy with their annual Franklin Fairbanks Award, which recognizes "outstanding achievements by an individual that have...

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