• Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates 100th anniversary

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Rocky Mountain National Park has had its ups and downs during the past century. In the 1940s, gas rationing cut attendance, and the park is still trying to recover from devastating floods in 2013. On Monday, the park marks its 100th...

  • Ice caves at Colorado park a winter jewel

    By Jon Mitchell, Glenwood Springs Post Independent -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    RIFLE - Walls of limestone tower above Rifle Creek as it runs through Rifle Mountain Park. Water flows down from the top of these cliffs, but not all of it reaches the creek right away, especially at this time of year. It's from December until the end of February, typically, that...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting Jan. 25, 2015

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Colorado Calendar Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Monday - Broomfield, Sam Smith, 7:30 p.m., 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane,...

  • American University Museum features 'Locally Sourced' art

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American University Museum is opening new winter exhibits, including a display of "Locally Sourced" art from community supported art programs in six cities. The exhibit "Locally Sourced" opened Saturday featuring more than 300 small works drawn from local artists...

  • Currier museum prepares 1960s, 1970s photorealism exhibition

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Currier Museum of Art is preparing to open an exhibition on life in the 1960s and 1970s. Titled "Still Life: 1970s Photorealism," the display will consist of paintings and sculptures made from photographs of that era. Featured artists include...

  • Oklahoma jazz hall plagued again by financial troubles

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The shaky finances of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame seem to be attracting more attention than the museum itself. Executives at the nearly 30-year-old Tulsa nonprofit have sternly denied that the museum was in dire straits over the past several years — even as an...

  • New York parks advocates applaud Cuomo's funding proposal

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group that advocates for parks and trails across New York says it likes what it sees in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal released this week. Albany-based Parks & Trails New York says Cuomo's spending plan for the 2015-16 fiscal year includes $110 million for...

  • Dozens of volunteers brave winter weather to count eagles

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (AP) — It was about 10 degrees outside, a few minutes before sunrise, when 63-year-old Tom Zissu pulled his 2005 Toyota Camry into a dormant amusement park along Lake Quassapaug Saturday. A biting wind made it feel much colder. Zissu drove past colorful rides dusted...

  • Expanded Blackbeard exhibit opens at museum in Beaufort

    Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) — A newly expanded exhibit about Blackbeard and his ship is opening at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The exhibit includes new artifacts from the ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, and a new conservation laboratory. It opens Saturday. Staff members from...

  • TSA: Denver International Airport top-5 in nation for checkpoint gun seizures

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DENVER - Denver International Airport ranks fifth among the nation's airports when it comes to firearms seized at security checkpoints. The Denver Post reported Friday (http://dpo.st/1yNQfaS ) that of the 2,212 guns recovered from carry-on bags in 2014, 70 were found at DIA....

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