Las Vegas leaders consider taming street performances

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An effort to tame the often rowdy gauntlet of street performances that has been turning off some tourists on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is set to be considered by the City Council...

Canyonlands National Park recognized for dark skies

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Canyonlands National Park in eastern Utah is being recognized for its dark skies and lack of light pollution.

Park officials announced this week that Canyonlands was named as an...

Ribbon to be cut on new campground at Acadia National Park

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Federal officials and conservationists are celebrating the opening of a new campground at Acadia National Park.

The more than 1,400-acre Schoodic Woods Campground is opening on...

Hawaii aims to reduce immigration lines at Honolulu airport

HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii plans to install machines to reduce the time travelers have to wait in immigration lines when they arrive at Honolulu International Airport.

The machines should reduce the...

Hiker who died in Grand Canyon park ID'd as Flagstaff man

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified a hiker who died last week in Grand Canyon National Park.

Park officials say the hiker was 51-year-old Daniel Sarr of Flagstaff.

The...

Hiker lost 9 days in forest says she regrets leaving group

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A hiker missing for nine days in California's Sierra Nevada with broken legs and forced to endure freezing temperatures at night said Tuesday that she regretted her decision to leave her group...

23 best bets for fun this Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs and beyond

By: linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com

There are plenty of great options for fun over Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs and beyond. Here are a few of the best:

First Friday Downtown - Let the kid in you - or the closet artist - loose...

'Jurassic National Monument' proposal gets local support

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal from two congressmen to convert a central Utah dinosaur fossil quarry rich in Jurassic-period bones into a national monument gained a key endorsement Tuesday from county...