• Is your garden out of control? Then simplify

    By DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time- and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to better tools. "I realized one day that I was becoming a slave to my plants," said Kerry Ann Mendez, author of "The Right-Size Flower...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting July 4, 2015

    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR July 11 Vermicomposting - Worms - 10 a.m., Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway, free. Registration: phelangardens.com. July 15 Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden - 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Conservation and Environmental Center, 2885 Mesa...

  • Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia (AP) — In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby. The...

  • LIST: Eight festivals to attend in Colorado

    The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Crested Butte Wildflower Festival: They don't call it the Wildflower Capital of Colorado for nothing. Wildflowers bloom all summer, but from July 13 to July 19, the little town celebrates flower power with guided hikes, garden tours and more. More info: crestedbuttewild...

  • Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $58 million face-lift

    Yesterday

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses,...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting July 5, 2015

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama FRIDAY "Jazz in the Garden" - With Air Force Academy Falconairies, 7 p.m., Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument streets; tinyurl.com/l62nv2p. JULY 24 "Jazz in the Garden" - With Gregory Goodloe and the Light Years Ahead Band, 7 p.m.,...

  • It's time to move pasta beyond the side salad this summer

    Yesterday

    Aside from the occasional pasta salad, America's favorite carb often takes a vacation during summer. It's probably because we tend to associate it with more winter-friendly heavy and hot sauces. But pasta doesn't have to be relegated to the salad bar when the heat is on, particularly...

  • Patagonia founder, others, sue over Grand Teton road paving

    Yesterday

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The founder of the Patagonia outdoor clothing company and a well-known wildlife photographer are among those suing over plans by a subdivision where they're property owners to pave a private road in Grand Teton National Park. Meadow Road provides access through...

  • AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: 19 young women named 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes

    by Linda.Navarro@gazette.com
    Yesterday

    Nineteen young women who just celebrated their high school graduation and are planning their freshmen year in college have been chosen as the 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes. Those selected for this 49th social season were named for their school accomplishments, volunteer activities...

  • Poland advises its citizens against travel to Egypt

    Yesterday

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish Foreign Ministry has advised its citizens against traveling to Egypt, and at least one major travel agency has responded by canceling package holidays to the country for the rest of the summer season. The ministry advised Poles on Thursday against...

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