• Colorado drive-in theaters offer summer nights of nostalgia

    By Amanda Hancock amanda.hancock@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    PUEBLO - It won't be dark for a couple of hours, so Chuck and Marianne James lean against their red pickup parked behind the snack shop and poke at a tray of fried chicken and french fries. They feed crumbs to their two dogs, who saunter in and out of the front seat, and watch as the...

  • Oreos get thin, going for 'sophisticated' air

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for adults that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc. says it will add "Oreo Thins" to its permanent lineup in the U.S. starting next week. The...

  • Treasures from sunken Spanish galleon set for auction

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — A solid gold chain and an intricate gold-and-enamel spoon are among items pulled from the wreckage of a 400-year-old Spanish galleon that will be auctioned off next month. Nuestra Senora de Atocha went down in a violent hurricane in 1622 near the Florida Keys laden...

  • Get a Job Monday: New school jobs to revitalize your career

    Eric Singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    School days could take on a whole new formula for you in our Get a Job Monday segment. A small school district could be the next stop in your career. The Cripple Creek-Victor junior/senior high school has openings for substitute teachers, a math teacher, a special education...

  • Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions

    Yesterday

    CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm — a job he now pays three men to do. "The savings on labor and fuel...

  • Free Summer Flight Experience a labor of love for former pilots

    BY JACK HOWLAND jack.howland@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The teens were getting antsy while trapped indoors on a sunny Thursday morning in June. About a dozen high schoolers from the Aviation Education Foundation of Colorado's free Summer Flight Experience had been waiting in an air-conditioned hangar at Meadow Lake Airport for nearly 15...

  • No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him. That roar...

  • Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80. A spokeswoman for Burt's Bees said in an emailed statement Shavtiz died of respiratory...

  • Voice of the Consumer: You'll have to prove your innocence after partial identity theft

    Betty Sexton, KKTV 11 News
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A crafty crook has found a way to line his pockets and create headaches for a Colorado Springs couple. It's a form of identity theft. Thanks to Mr. Jeffries for sharing this incident with me. He tells me he and his wife have been getting numerous calls from a collection agency....

  • Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. The funding fight is shaping up as a major partisan brawl against the backdrop...

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