• Love your country, love your dog: Keep pets safe over July 4

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    To us, fireworks are the sparkling embodiment of July Fourth. But to dogs, they truly are bombs bursting in air. The pops and explosions, raucous block parties and other loud noises during holiday festivities can scare dogs into leaping over or digging under fences to escape the...

  • On the run: When training, don't neglect downhill running

    By Tommy Manning Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Runners throughout the Pikes Peak region are fortunate when it comes to options for backcountry trails. And most trails in and around Colorado Springs feature ups and downs. Yet many runners focus only on running uphill and bypass training on downhill technique. When downhills become...

  • Pet of the week: Leia

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Name: Leia Breed: American Longhair Owner: Anjuli Wieseler Leia's story: Leia brings great joy into my life and that of my husband's. She is a great companion and has really helped me deal emotionally with an ongoing heart condition. We were very lucky to have found her at our local...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 2, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS Dreampower - Noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838. Look What The Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org. EVENTS Wednesday Colorado Springs Sky Sox vs. Oklahoma City Redhawks...

  • Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows. The U.S. Geological Survey, the Interior Department's research arm, said updated scientific models don't...

  • Grizzly trapped near Pinedale, relocated to Yellowstone area

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials have trapped and relocated a grizzly bear in an area north of Pinedale where another bear was killing cattle. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the sub-adult male grizzly was trapped Saturday and relocated to the Five Mile Creek drainage...

  • Give peas a chance? Not in my guacamole, says Obama

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Give peas a chance? When it comes to guacamole, no way, says President Barack Obama. He dipped into the great guacamole debate Wednesday after The New York Times suggested adding fresh green peas to guacamole. The recipe triggered intense discussion on the Internet...

  • Redskins' name hinders DC's efforts for stadium site lease

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service won't grant the District of Columbia a new lease for the site of the Washington Redskins' old stadium in part because Interior Secretary Sally Jewell opposes the team's name. Jewell reiterated that position during a meeting in late April...

  • Higher penalties for NC carnival ride accidents approved

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maximum fines for carnival ride accidents in North Carolina would rise exponentially in legislation that's now passed both chambers in one version or another. The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for a measure that increases the top civil penalties fivefold,...

  • Noah's ark developer seeking lost Kentucky tax incentive

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawyers for a Christian ministry building a Noah's ark theme park said Wednesday that Kentucky officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a tax incentive worth millions. Answers in Genesis, developer of the 510-foot...

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