• List: The 10 most beautiful towns in Colorado

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    There is no doubt that Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the nation. A varied landscape from majestic mountains to lovely plains as well as a rich history that will bring out the inner photographer in anyone. From popular skiing destinations to former mining towns to...

  • Almost 3M visitors to South Florida national parks in 2014

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The National Park Service says almost 3 million visitors to South Florida's national parks generated over $231 million for the local economy last year. Federal officials say over 1.1 million people visited Everglades National Park, spending over $104 million in...

  • Peace museum to honor Ohio conscientious objector

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio conscientious objector killed 44 years ago in Vietnam is being honored by the Dayton International Peace Museum. The museum is honoring Ted Studebaker with an exhibit that opens Sunday and with the Peace Heroes Walk on May 2. Museum officials say...

  • Fairbanks Museum to honor Leahy

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is being honored by the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. Museum officials on Saturday will present Leahy with their annual Franklin Fairbanks Award, which recognizes "outstanding achievements by an individual that have...

  • Museum to honor "Flying Housewife" who flew around the world

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio museum is going to honor the first woman to fly solo around the world. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1GmdcUp ) reports that The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology in Newark announced plans for a permanent exhibit that will...

  • National Park Service plans prescribed burn on South Rim

    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service plans a prescribed burn on part of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in the coming week. Park officials announced Friday that the Shosone prescribed fire treatment is intended to decrease risks to life, resources and...

  • Sculpture to honor Air Force Academy POWs in Vietnam captures 'spirit of defiance'

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    There's a hidden message in the Air Force Academy's newest sculpture that alumni who became prisoners of war say is as profound as it is profane. The 1-ton bronze depicts life at the Hanoi Hilton, Vietnam's infamous prisoner of war camp. The prisoner shown in the work is bound at the...

  • Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That's more...

  • Bears: Remote area of Wash. national park closed to camping

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Olympic National Park says it has closed a remote area to camping after recent visitor reports of black bears approaching hikers and eating human food. Spokeswoman Barb Maynes says several visitors to the Enchanted Valley have reported seeing at least one...

  • Southwest flight diverted to DIA after pressurization issue

    Anna Gauldin, The Denver Post
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    A Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Las Vegas to Milwaukee made an unscheduled stop in Denver Friday night after reporting pressurization issues. Southwest Flight 100, which departed Las Vegas at 6 p.m. PST, was diverted to Denver after about an hour and a half, DIA...

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