• Denver Art Museum offers free admission to kids

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Every day is now a free day for kids at the Denver Art Museum. Anyone 18 and under— whether on a school trip or visiting on their own — can now get into the museum for free. The museum says it will also help pay for school bus trips to the museum and offer $5 youth...

  • Vermont House defeats $2 hotel occupancy fee

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House has soundly rejected a proposal to raise about $10 million in new revenue with new $2 occupancy fee on hotel rooms. Rep. Susan Davis of Washington proposed the amendment as part of a revenue bill, saying the money would enable the state to...

  • Colorado Senate considers expanded snow tire requirement

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER — A debate over expanding requirements for snow tires on Colorado highways faces a test Thursday in the state Senate. The bill would require snow tires or chains on noncommercial vehicles at all times during winter and spring months, an attempt reduce accidents and mountain...

  • Teton motorists asked to be careful of migrating wildlife

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Motorists in and around Grand Teton National Park are being asked to be cautious over the next few weeks as wildlife migrate from wintering areas toward summer ranges. Park officials say that with the receding snowpack, elk on the National Elk Refuge have begun to...

  • Plane hit by de-icing truck at DIA

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    DENVER — No injuries are reported after a Delta Airlines plane was hit by a de-icing truck Wednesday morning at Denver International Airport. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery says Delta Flight 1780 was bound from Denver to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport when it was hit...

  • House committee approves bill to reopen mining museum

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — A House committee has passed a bill to reopen the Mining and Mineral Museum that closed in 2011. The proposal by Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford transfers the stewardship of the museum from the Arizona Historical Society to the Arizona Geological Survey. The...

  • Aging LA eyesore to be briefly transformed into work of art

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Its days might be numbered, but if LA's seedy, long-abandoned Sunset Pacific Hotel is going out, it will at least be doing so in style. French experimental artist Vincent Lamouroux plans to bathe the aging Sunset Boulevard structure and its surrounding trees in...

  • AP PHOTOS: Russia's Nenets celebrate Reindeer Herders' Day

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    NADYM, Russia (AP) — It's a holiday celebrated annually in Russia's Yamal-Nenets region in the Arctic. For the indigenous nomadic Nenets people, Reindeer Herders' Day offers a chance to show their prowess in wrestling, high jumps and other traditional local sports, but, above all, in...

  • Icy commute Wednesday for residents in parts of North Dakota

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Recent freezing rain and snow led to an icy commute for residents in parts of North Dakota. The state Transportation Department issued a travel alert for the south central and northeastern parts of the state due to the road conditions early Wednesday. The alert...

  • Take a dive at Natural History Museum, manta ray included

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — If you've ever wanted to see coral reefs but don't fancy getting wet then London's Natural History Museum may be the place for you. The museum's new show plunges into the underwater world, featuring a "virtual dive" that provides a 180-degree view of five coral reefs...

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