• North Dakota Travel Industry Conference set in Minot

    Updated: 56 min ago

    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Tourism industry officials in North Dakota are gathering in Minot this week for a conference. The annual North Dakota Travel Industry Conference attracts about 200 professionals each year for education and networking sessions. This year's event is Monday through...

  • Demolition work begins on famed record company building

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demolition work began Saturday at the fire-damaged former headquarters of the famed recording company that created what came to be called "The Sound of Philadelphia." The Philadelphia International Records building is being torn down to make way for a 47-story...

  • Bucolic W.Va. county offers promise as tourism frontier

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CIRCLEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Between mountain ranges and two national forests in West Virginia lies an Appalachian tourism frontier with serene, unspoiled countryside and some of the best rock climbing in the region. Pendleton County's remoteness serves as both a selling point and an...

  • Mississippi lawmakers approve list of local taxes, projects

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — That shrimp po' boy in Pascagoula or that hotel room in Houston will cost a bit extra because of local tourism taxes that legislators approved for those cities — as they did for many other communities around the state. Tourism taxes were among the many issues...

  • Andy Warhol exhibit coming to Columbia this summer

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Portraits by famed pop artist Andy Warhol are coming to the Columbia Museum of Art this summer. The State newspaper in Columbia (http://bit.ly/1IW3Diw ) reports that "From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces" is scheduled to run from June 12 through Sept....

  • List: Celebrate Earth Day at Garden of the Gods

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3105 Gateway Road, free; 634-6666, gardenofgods.com; 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com Something else: A shuttle bus will run through the day from Rock Ledge Ranch...

  • Ohio amusement park opens 44th season with new family rides

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island amusement park in southwest Ohio is debuting two new family rides as its starts its 44th season. The park north of Cincinnati is debuting Woodstock Gliders and Snoopy's Space Buggies on Saturday with the opening of the 2015 season. Woodstock Gliders is...

  • Brain exhibit featured at Nebraska Science Festival Expo

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A giant, inflatable walk-through brain exhibit will be one of the highlights of this year's Nebraska Science Festival Expo at the Durham Museum in Omaha. Called the MEGA Brain, the exhibit is approximately 18 feet long, 14 feet wide and 12 feet high. Visitors enter...

  • Year-round gardening: For healthy plants, you'll need healthy soil

    By Barbara Bates Colorado Master Gardener -by Barbara bates Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    How can you tell soil from dirt? Soil is alive, dirt is not. Healthy soil contains millions of organisms that process the mineral components of soil, making them available to plants as nutrients. As with other living organisms, these need air, water and nutrients to survive. As a...

  • Around the house: Stale water, stinky fridge can result in yucky ice cubes

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Dear Ken: My ice maker is producing cubes that taste funny. What might be happening? - Nancy Answer: There are usually two causes for yucky ice cubes. If you don't use an ice maker much, odors in either the refrigerator or freezer can contaminate the supply. Deodorize the...

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