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  • Rare Jefferson letters go on display at NYC museum

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-one rarely seen letters by Thomas Jefferson have gone on display at the Museum of the City of New York. The correspondence with Robert Livingston was written from 1800 to 1803. Livingston was chancellor of New York state. He administered President George...

  • Kansas prairie park preserves vanishing tallgrass

    Yesterday

    STRONG CITY, Kan. (AP) — Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers, and twirl around like a child. It's like being inside a prairie snow globe: You're surrounded by a sea of green, brown and yellow grass, with a blue-sky dome above. The Tallgrass Prairie National...

  • Rare Air: Climbing Colorado's fourteeners in less than 2 weeks

    By Josh Friesema Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    How long does it take to climb Colorado's fourteeners? I bagged my first 14,000-foot peak at age 10 and didn't finish them all until I was 32. A lofty goal made by some is to climb them in one year. Then there are those who pursue the fastest known time. Nicknamed the Mighty Mountain...

  • Vegas airport closes runway for construction

    Yesterday

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — McCarran International Airport officials say a $67 million construction project to swap out asphalt for more durable concrete is closing the airport's longest runway until May next year. Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said Wednesday that officials don't expect...

  • Civil Rights Museum to honor Tom Brokaw

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw will receive a Lifetime Achievement Freedom Award for Journalism from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Themed "Breaking Barriers, Advancing Freedom," The Freedom Award, National Civil Rights Museum's annual...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Oct. 30, 2014

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Climbing ONGOING CityRock Climbing Center - 
21 N. Nevada Ave.
- Night of the Living Deadpoint - Halloween climbing party, for ages 12 and older, 7-10 p.m. Friday, $25-$30. Register for competitions: 
climbcityrock.com. Cycling Tuesday Colorado Springs Cycling Club Fall Open...

  • Haiti hopes to woo back tourists with resorts

    Yesterday

    COTES-DE-FER, Haiti (AP) — Off this sleepy southern Haitian village, fishermen in weathered wooden boats slowly move across azure waters. Miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches slope gently, fringed by grasses and framed by mountains. In any other Caribbean country, such a pristine...

  • Long section of Mount Herman Road to close for repairs

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Gag order placed on dead horses case A gag order has been issued in an animal cruelty case involving 10 horses found living among the skeletal remains of more than a dozen horses on a Black Forest property last month. Investigators, attorneys, law enforcement officers and Humane...

  • Things to know about Virginia rocket launch site

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — In recent years, the coastal town of Chincoteague has gotten a huge economic boost from the space industry at the nearby Wallops Island Flight Facility, where a rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station blew up shortly after liftoff. The...

  • Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals. If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

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