• Lincoln home visitors boosted economy by nearly $13M in 2014

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The National Park Service reports that 218,000 visitors to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in 2014 spent $12.7 million in surrounding communities. A study by the U.S. Geological Survey found the spending supported 208 jobs and contributed a total of...

  • Colorado Springs senator working on bill that could hinder Gaylord project

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Senate President Bill Cadman is working on a bill that would require a public vote before agricultural land can be declared blighted and eligible for urban renewal tax incentives, according to a draft version of the bill that The Gazette has seen. The bill doesn't have a number yet...

  • 14 students receive international travel scholarship at USD

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Fourteen students at the University of South Dakota are the first to receive scholarships to study abroad through a new international travel fund at the Vermillion instruction. The new International Opportunity Fund in USD's College of Arts and Sciences was...

  • More passengers use Colorado Springs Airport, thanks to charter flights

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Charter flights helped boost passenger traffic at the Colorado Springs Airport in February to the first year-over-year increase since October. Traffic in February rose 4.7 percent from February 2014 to 41,480, ending three consecutive months of declines. The number of passengers...

  • Museum hosts exhibit on history of Henry Ford Health System

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Historical Museum is hosting an exhibit about the evolution and growth of Henry Ford Health System during the past century. "Henry Ford Health System: 100 Years Measured in Life" opened Saturday and is on display through Jan. 3, 2016, at the museum in the...

  • Vicksburg tourism responsible for $30.9 million in spending

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A new National Park Service report has revealed the Vicksburg National Military Park created more than $30 million in economic benefits for local communities last year. A peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis says more than 550,875 visitors to Vicksburg in...

  • I-70 reopens after emergency rock fall work

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Getting to and from Colorado's mountains from the Denver was difficult Thursday because of some emergency rock fall work was done along Interstate 70. A partial closure followed by a full closure of I-70 took place Thursday morning to allow crews to bring down rock in...

  • Report: Southern W.Va. national parks help local economy

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A new report says southern West Virginia's national parks contributed more than $60 million in economic benefits to the local economy in 2014. Economists with the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey analyzed visitor spending at parks across the...

  • Bleisure: For Dubai biz travelers, soak up the sun and souq

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — If you're visiting Dubai for a long stopover or business trip, make sure to leave a little space in your bag for a bathing suit, flip-flops and souvenirs. For business travelers with just a few hours or half-day to spare in the emirate, head to the...

  • Warhol's screen tests to appear on Times Square billboards

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The electronic billboards of Times Square will show short silent films that Andy Warhol made of such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg and Lou Reed. The rarely seen footage was shot in Warhol's studio, the Silver Factory, in the mid-1960s. It will be shown every...

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