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  • Mount Everest tragedy reminds local mountaineer of bond with Sherpa

    By LANCE BENZEL The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    For five decades Don Ingram worked to achieve his childhood dream of attaining Mt. Everest's lofty summit. When he succeeded after a weeks-long trek on May 21, 2013, the Colorado Springs mountaineer owed a debt of gratitude to a guide named Phinjo - one of the native Nepalese Sherpas...

  • Interior secretary pays visit to Crater Lake

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    CRATER LAKE NATONAL PARK, Ore. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Crater Lake National Park on Saturday to mark the beginning of National Park Week. Jewell joined students from the Network Charter School in Eugene, Ore., for a snowshoe hike along the Hemlock Trail....

  • Legacy of the Ludlow Massacre lives on

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    On a windswept prairie near Trinidad, nestled in a grove of trees, a little-seen roadside memorial still preserves a place remembered as the "death pit." It's where two women and 11 children suffered fiery deaths during a Colorado National Guard raid on a camp of striking coal miners...

  • Travel agent accused of stealing from client

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Windsor woman working as a travel agent is facing charges she used a customer's credit card to pay for shopping, limousine services and flights. The Journal Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1jkyBAI ) 64-year-old Elaine H. Miller was arraigned Thursday in...

  • Parker honored by community college Hall of Fame

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jackie Parker, a Jones County Junior College athletic star from 1950-1952, has been selected for induction into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame. A news release from the college says the ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. on April 29...

  • Majority of legislators accept automatic raise

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A majority of Alabama legislators accepted an automatic pay raise this spring, the last one they will receive under a controversial 2007 pay raise resolution. Legislators receive an annual raise in their monthly expense allowance to reflect any increase in...

  • SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. Following its midday launch through cloudy skies, the Dragon cargo carrier...

  • DVD featuring Seward history debuts

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — On short notice, and with limited fanfare, a surprisingly large crowd of Sewardites turned out to preview a series of educational videos about the history of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. The episodes starred a team of local high school student narrators...

  • Grand Strand packed with Easter weekend visitors

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Grand Strand is expecting a crowd for the Easter weekend, and officials hope it's a sign of what's ahead for the upcoming tourist season. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/1i34viv) Taylor Damonte of Coastal Carolina University's Center...

  • Find a flair for flea markets

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece of furniture to make their home more beautiful. Many interior...

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