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  • Colorado Springs world travelers offer tips on avoiding pickpockets

    By JOE HIGHT joe.hight@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Three experienced Colorado Springs travelers, who have been to more than 100 countries between them, offered their experiences and tips to avoid being pickpocketed after my Aug. 17 story about my misadventure on a Barcelona subway. Bill Stanley, Terry Mitchell and Tom Stockman wrote...

  • Elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors are being asked to be cautious as the elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park. Park spokesman Al Nash says bull elk are much more aggressive toward people and vehicles this time of year, and visitors should keep a safe distance from...

  • W.Va. tourism looks ahead after chemical spill

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A roller coaster of rapids will await thrill-seekers for the start of the Gauley River whitewater season as southern West Virginia businesses anticipate an influx of visitors to finish out a tourism season that for a time simmered in the stigma of a chemical...

  • Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically...

  • Michigan troopers join traffic safety initiative

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police troopers are putting special emphasis on dangerous driving behaviors over Labor Day weekend. In a news release, the state police say troopers are joining their counterparts from across the country in a traffic safety initiative called...

  • Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas." The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday announced an...

  • It's out with the old, in with the new for American Airline flights from Colorado Springs

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Passengers who fly on American Airlines out of Colorado Springs will likely get a nicer ride this year as the company shifts its five daily flights to Dallas to newer Airbus A319 aircraft and regional jets operated by its Envoy Air unit. Three of American's flights will shift from...

  • I-25 construction gets a holiday break

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Drivers will get a break from construction work on Interstate 25 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Around noon Friday, highway work on the expansion project between Colorado Springs and Monument ended. It will not resume until Tuesday. The milling and paving work is the final...

  • Hawaii tourism study finds more vacation rentals

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has about four times as many vacation rentals for travelers than the state's tourism agency previously believed. A new study indicates there are about 26,500 houses and condominiums being rented on a short-term basis around the state, Hawaii Tourism Authority...

  • Royal Gorge park reopens Saturday

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    As expected, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will open Saturday for a "soft opening" Labor Day weekend. A June 2013 fire destroyed 90 percent of the park and 48 of its 52 buildings. Multiple phases of repairs and additions are planned to help restore the park, including a new...

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