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  • Weekend will see traffic holdups in Colorado Springs, statewide - partially due to cone zones

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Drivers should expect delays this weekend and next week due to construction zones throughout the region. As part of construction on Austin Bluffs Parkway, the right eastbound lane from Mallow Road to the west entrance of UCCS will be closed for paving from 7 a.m. Friday until 5 p.m....

  • Holiday World plans new winged roller coaster

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (AP) — The Holiday World amusement park in southern Indiana is building a new $22 million roller coaster that it says will launch riders to 60 miles an hour in 3.5 seconds, with a 14-story loop and four inversions. Construction of the Thunderbird coaster, which has...

  • Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour. "We developed the Battle of Atlanta mobile...

  • Smithsonian explores impact of Hawaii air travel

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is opening a new yearlong exhibit exploring the impact of air travel to the Hawaiian Islands. "Hawaii by Air" opens Friday in Washington. It includes travel posters, model planes and historical photographs from the...

  • Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop a way to stop the blight from spreading. Then there's a bigger problem — the damage may be leaving Florida's fragile wetlands open...

  • World War I Museum to host commission

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City is hosting a public meeting with members of the United States World War One Centennial Commission. The museum says in a release that the events Sunday at the museum south of downtown Kansas City...

  • Cooperstown gearing up for big induction weekend

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Businesses in the upstate New York home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame are gearing up for the biggest weekend of the summer tourist season. Cooperstown is expected to be packed with tens of thousands of people for Sunday's induction ceremony featuring...

  • Air Force Academy vision includes raising tourist levels to pre-9/11 numbers

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The Air Force Academy's visitor center would move outside the gates of the 18,500-acre campus under a plan tied to the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The academy announced Thursday that the $20 million attraction would be located just east of the academy's northern...

  • State Patrol asks drivers to slow down in wake of recent construction-zone incidents

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The circumstances of the death in the Interstate 25 expansion project construction zone last Friday was exactly what Colorado State Patrol Corporal Ryan Novotny feared. At about 1:30 a.m. on July 18, a 36-year-old Monument man driving a 2007 Ford truck swerved into the middle lane of...

  • Nevadans voting for final 150th birthday medallion

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The fourth and final medallion commemorating Nevada's 150th birthday will feature Lake Tahoe, Great Basin National Park, the Hoover Dam or a combination tribute to cattle drives and casinos. Nevadans started casting votes online Wednesday for the last of the...

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