• Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some business travelers and others are applauding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to construct a 1.5 mile rail link from a transit hub in Queens to LaGuardia Airport. Salesman Tom Fiore says it has sometimes taken as long as two hours by cab from Manhattan to the...

  • Earthship village will soon land in Colorado Springs

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Earthships aren't designed to take families out of this world to explore other galaxies. But they are taking off on this planet and will soon land in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Solar Village is seeking the greenest of the green to form a community of some of the most sustainable...

  • AROUND TOWN: New downtown communities

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Hello, New South End. And the new North Tejon Street neighborhood. It was an event to experience new downtown communities and to welcome the first men to a special public meeting of Artemis Women. The Jan. 17 "Creating Neighborhoods" at Tim Gill Center for Public Media drew an...

  • Colorado Springs area business events starting Jan. 25, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    MONDAY Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Federal Jobs - How to Apply, 
10 a.m.-noon, Citizens Service 
Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, free. Registration required: 667-3777. Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Linkedln and Your Job Search, 
2-4 p.m., Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden...

  • Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers. "Every movement we make in farming takes fuel," Kansas cattle rancher and hay...

  • Added protections for consumer information on health website

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. The Associated Press reported last week that details such as consumers'...

  • Federal permit approved on SunZia transmission line

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West is one step closer to being in service after clearing its final federal hurdle. U.S. Interior Secretary...

  • Elon Musk's SpaceX drops lawsuit against Air Force

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A spacecraft company run by billionaire Elon Musk has dropped a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Air Force improperly awarded a contract to launch military satellites to a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Musk's SpaceX filed the lawsuit in the U.S. Court of...

  • Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case of...

  • Bye-bye semiprivate rooms: Memorial-UCHealth central campus to get $40 million facelift

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    University of Colorado Health is planning to launch a $40 million renovation project at its Memorial Hospital Central campus by the end of March that will turn most of its two-person rooms into single occupancy and upgrade its equipment. The nearly two-year project at the 1400 E....