Las Vegas sees 3.6 million people in August, up 1.6 percent

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says 3.6 million people traveled to the destination in August representing growth of 1.6 percent compared to a year ago.

The agency that...

On the run: Runner, take time to set goals for fall training

By: Tommy Manning Special to The Gazette

Whether I am coaching high school athletes or adults, I like to discuss goal setting. I want runners to have goals because I believe it is easier to train if there is a long-term target.

Goals can be...

Shelter dogs in new PBS series help Massachusetts county

By: SUE MANNING The Associated Press

mutt from a Massachusetts animal shelter who got a new life as a K-9 drug-detection dog stars in an upcoming episode of a new PBS series called "Shelter Me: Partners for Life."

The Worcester County Sheriff's...

Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Oct. 1, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson




The Joy Ride - Family-friendly 5- to 6-mile bike ride, meet between 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St.;...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 1, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson


9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;

Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11...

Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Oct. 1, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson


Artini 2015 - Kickoff event to celebrate the start of Arts Month, with live entertainment, martini tastings, art demonstrations and more, 6-9 p.m., The Mansion, 20 N. Tejon St., free;...

Indiana State Museum seeking Hoosier veteran photos

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Museum is looking for photos of veterans and active military personnel for a special exhibition.

WRTV-TV reports ( the exhibition called "Heroes...

Florida offers cash to hunters for captured, killed pythons

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Registration begins soon for the Python Challenge, which encourages hunters to kill or capture pythons in the Everglades for cash prizes.

Multiple media outlets report...