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  • Hawaii tourism officials expect slower growth

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tourism officials are tempering their expectations for the industry but vowing continued growth. Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice President David Uchiyama said Thursday the state agency expects 8.2 million visitors to come to the islands this year, followed by 8.4...

  • Grants awarded to protect battlefields in 3 states

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded more than half a million dollars in grants to help protect four Civil War battlefields in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The funding includes $267,164 to preserve about 107 acres of the Bentonville Battlefield in...

  • 1.5M from Carolinas traveling this Labor Day

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Fueled by lower gas prices, an estimated 1.5 million residents from the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season, the highest number since the Great Recession. AAA Carolinas says in a release almost 90 percent of...

  • Think you know Pikes Peak region history? Meet Blanche Burton and Laura Belle McDaniel

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    What: Summer Speaker Series, "Think You Know History," with Blanche Burton and Laura Belle McDaniel (portrayed by actors Dianne Hartshorn and Diana Hall) Blanche Burton Connection to Colorado Springs: A savvy businesswoman, Burton was the first madam to set up shop in the all-male...

  • A look back in Colorado Springs: Ready for football in 1904

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A group of young men pose on steps in front of an entrance to a stone building in Colorado Springs in 1904.  "Cutler Academy" is chiseled into the left pillar and the young men are identified as the academy's football team. Their uniforms include padded pants, striped jerseys...

  • Video: Monument's Miguel Dakota named 'America's Got Talent' finalist

    Linda Navarro
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    He has become “the heartthrob” of this season’s “America’s Got Talent” but Miguel Dakota’s vocals also swept him into the first six spots of the Top 12 on Wednesday night in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Dakota, 22, and his band Spiral Lion, will have a little time...

  • North Cheyenne Canon Park roads close due to flooding

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Flood damage roiled access to North Cheyenne Cañon Park on Wednesday, though repairs are expected to be complete by this weekend. Rain gouged deep ruts into Gold Camp Road above Helen Hunt Falls, prompting a closure just below the parking lot at the High Drive gate, said Kurt...

  • Todd Martz remembered as an inspiring force of personality and love

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Everyone at Wooglin's Deli has a Todd Martz story, and it usually goes something like this: Customer enters the restaurant. Todd, a 42-year-old busboy, is usually standing near the cash register and calls out: "Hi, how ya doing? What are you gettin'?" Or maybe "How's your mom?...

  • Denali National Park to host military day

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Denali National Park and Preserve plans to host a military appreciation day for up to 400 active service members and their families in September. National Park Service officials say participants in the Sept. 16 visit will be able to drive the Denali Park Road....

  • Six Flags Great Adventure plans new roller coaster

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure plans to build a new roller coaster for 2015. The theme park announced on Thursday Looping Dragon will join the park's other thrill rides. The park says 24 riders sitting in face-off seats will pitch forward and backward...

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