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  • 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...

  • Women's baseball day planned at Slugger Museum

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The International Women's Baseball Center is holding its annual symposium at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. The Saturday event will feature panel sessions with prominent women in baseball, to discuss the history of women in the sport and other topics....

  • Minnesota experiencing strong summer travel season

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is experiencing a strong summer travel season despite its late start and high water levels in some areas. Explore Minnesota Tourism says it's the fifth year in a row of continued growth in travel. The state agency's end-of-summer survey shows...

  • More visitors, spending forecast for Labor Day

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More visitors — and more spending — are forecast for the Labor Day holiday weekend in New Hampshire. The Institute for New Hampshire Studies says about 560,000 out-of-state visitors are expected. That's up by 3 percent over last year. They're expected to spend...

  • Young skiers, snowboarders can get free access to Colorado mountains

    By Nathan Van Dyne nathan.vandyne@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    In the Colorado outdoors, there's no better time for learning than fifth grade. Colorado Ski Country USA announced Tuesday that it will once again offer free or discounted access to 20 of the state's ski resorts through its Passport Programs. The 5th Grade Passport allows...

  • Animal shelter cats out of quarantine and ready for adoption

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The Human Society of the Pikes Peak region resumed cat adoptions on Wednesday, about a week after quarantining its felines amid concerns of a virus outbreak. About 50 cats are available for adoption, and the rest can be adopted out once the nonprofit removes their quarantine - a...

  • Hawaii visitor arrivals, spending up in July

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The number of visitors to Hawaii rose 2.5 percent last month from the same period last year, to more than 772,000. The Hawaii Tourism Authority said Wednesday spending climbed 2.6 percent to $1.4 billion. CEO Mike McCartney says the figures were the highest on record...

  • Yellowstone National Park employee found dead

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Law enforcement at Yellowstone National Park is investigating the death a woman who worked there. Park officials say 21-year-old Kassandra "Kassie" Wieferich was found dead Tuesday night in the Old Faithful Lodge area. Officials started...

  • AP names gambling industry reporter in Las Vegas

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reporter Kimberly Pierceall has been hired to cover gambling and tourism for The Associated Press in Nevada. The appointment was announced Wednesday by West Region Editor Traci Carl, who oversees news for 13 states. Pierceall, 32, joins the AP from the Orange County...

  • Area hops picking parties put fingers, elbows to work

    Stephanie Earls
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    He grew it and they’ll brew it, but first you get to pick it — fresh-from-the-bine hops, that is. In the run-up to the “Top Hop” fresh hop beer contest, a central feature of the Sept. 20 Bines & Brews Hopfest in Monument, Rick Squires of The Twisted Bine hop farm is...

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