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  • Side Streets: Colorado Springs neighborhood sends messages into future, teaches us about community

    By Bill Vogrin, The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The dining room table in Vic Appugliese's Old North End home is covered with the history of the neighborhood north of downtown Colorado Springs. There are dozens of photos and typed stories of neighbors past and present. On the floor, by the table, is a 6-foot-long PVC tube that...

  • Seductive images expose dark side of America's diet

    by T.D. mobley-martinez tracy.mobleymartinez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    It wasn't simply one commercial. It was a childhood awash in them. Like most of our childhoods, more or less. Printmaker Sam Cikauskas has channeled the sweet myth making of Mountain Dew, Heinz ketchup, Coca-Cola and other products into a series of lithographs. "I guess it's my...

  • Nevadans voting for final 150th birthday medallion

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The fourth and final medallion commemorating Nevada's 150th birthday will feature Lake Tahoe, Great Basin National Park, the Hoover Dam or a combination tribute to cattle drives and casinos. Nevadans started casting votes online Wednesday for the last of the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Picnic at Benet Hill honors military

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    For the fifth year the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery invited the public to their wooded retreat in Black Forest for a 
Sunday afternoon of natural beauty combined with face painting, basketball shooting, pony rides, climbing on firetrucks and shopping for bargains from...

  • AROUND TOWN: ReStore, Habitat say farewell to boss

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Accolades have come over the years for Paul Johnson, executive director of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, but the one from Leadership Pikes Peak in 2008 for "Modeling the Way" still nails it, attested his employees and volunteers at Johnson's July 17 retirement party.

  • Vegas customs line set to shorten with new program

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Overseas visitors coming to Las Vegas could soon be spending less time in customs lines. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that McCarran International Airport will be participating in a pilot program that offers more flexibility in scheduling...

  • Gunmen kill female tourist on Kenya coast

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A female tourist was shot dead in the coastal town of Mombasa, the second foreigner shot in same area this month, police officials said Thursday. Two men, one armed with a pistol, rounded the corner of a building along Kuze Road in the Old Town area in Mombasa,...

  • Grand Canyon urges visitors to stay away from bats

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon officials are encouraging visitors who came into contact with rabid bats at the national park to seek medical care. One bat crawled on a woman for 10 minutes in front of the Tusayan Museum on July 16, drawing an afternoon crowd....

  • Detroit museum to start putting up art in suburbs

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    WIXOM, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is going to start putting up reproductions of paintings at outdoor sites throughout the area. This marks the fifth year of the DIA's Inside/Out project. More than 80 high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the museum's...

  • 5 free things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln may be famous for Husker football, but Nebraska's capital city also welcomes visitors with free attractions for history buffs and families on a budget. Here are five free things to see and do in Lincoln. THE NEBRASKA CAPITOL Few places speak to...

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