• Court rejects claim over goring in Olympic National Park

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has rejected a woman's lawsuit over her husband's fatal goring by a mountain goat that had been threatening visitors for years in Olympic National Park. However, two of the three judges on the panel suggested that plaintiff Susan Chadd...

  • AROUND TOWN: Hundreds were Off the Street and under the bridge for Urban Peak's homeless youth

    by Linda.Navarro@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Seven years ago there was a cozy breakfast for the community on the mural-lined patio at the emergency shelter for homeless youth at Urban Peak Colorado Springs. Then the Off the Street "event" was moved to a big white tent filling Cucharras Street just outside the shelter where a...

  • Malibu it's not, but North Korea seen as possible surf spot

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Here's a new take on gnarly. A pro surfer who coaches the Chinese National Surf Team and a tourism agency based in New Jersey plan a surfing expedition and training camp in North Korea, which has pristine beaches, virgin waves and, they say, the potential...

  • Neighborhoods: African-American history and more in Harlem

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Decades of African-American history have made Harlem one of America's most famous neighborhoods. It's also an essential destination for visitors to New York, offering art, architecture, restaurants, shopping and more. Attendance at Harlem's Studio Museum has soared...

  • Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel. The potential to help activists and scholars,...

  • Colorado Springs area wellness events starting July 28, 2015

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    HEALTH NOTES Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202. Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments...

  • Visits to Great Smoky Mountains Park up 8 percent from 2014

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park says more than 4.3 million people visited between January and June, an 8 percent increase from the first half of 2014. The park is the most visited of the national parks. More than 1 million people visited in May, the most...

  • Embracing a new grain for a fresh take on bibimbap bowls

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Bibimbap is incredibly trendy in urban centers right now. If you're not familiar with it, you'll want to be. Bibimbap is a Korean rice bowl - white rice topped with meats, veggies, kimchee (intensely pickled cabbage) and hot sauce. Often, the meat is tossed in Korean barbecue sauce,...

  • Eat Well: Monument-based cookbook author goes nuts for almond milk

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The price is sure right: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is offering free nutrition and cooking classes. Even better, you'll get money back for attending. The store has a Passport to Healthy Eating card, which lists all the classes being offered in upcoming weeks. Each time you...

  • Mexico struggles to clean seaweed surge from Cancun beaches

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities on Mexico's Caribbean coast said Monday they are redoubling efforts to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks. The state government of Quintana Roo, where the resort of Cancun is located, said there have been no...

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