Supporters withdraw push for marijuana ballot measure

DENVER (AP) — Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative to allow marijuana use in some Denver clubs, bars and hotels withdrew the measure Thursday while they negotiate with city officials amid concerns the measure...

Jerusalem-based artist's collages convey political turmoil

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Andi Arnovitz manipulates ancient Islamic motifs into vibrant collages that convey the Iranian nuclear threat and other regional political turmoil.

Thirty-three pieces by the...

State encourages tourists to head to Lake Powell for holiday

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — State environment officials say tourists heading to Lake Powell for the Labor Day holiday need not worry about the quality of the water following a mine spill.

The Arizona Department of...

US: Military, diplomatic families can leave Turkey base area

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of military and diplomatic family members near Incirlik air base in southern Turkey are being told they can leave the country, U.S. officials said Thursday, citing increased worries about...

Whether on foot or by car, a trip up Pikes Peak offers prime wildlife viewing

By: Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com

Every year, as summer turns to fall and snow returns to Pikes Peak, a couple dozen resident bighorn sheep trade in their native scree slopes for greener pastures.

They descend from the rocky shoulders of the...

Essentials: New finds and old favorites in California's Napa

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Sunlit hills of lush green vineyards, blue skies, fine red wines: Some things about wine country never change. But others do, like where to eat, stay and play. Here's a roundup of what's new and...

Indiana Beach amusement park bought by California company

MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Beach amusement park has a new owner for just the second time in its nearly 90-year history.

California-based Apex Parks Group is taking over the park along Lake Shafer...

Gazette contest: The best reader Labor Day Lift Off Balloon Festival photo

By: The Gazette

    Do you want your balloon photo to appear in The Gazette newspaper?    It's easy. The Colorado Springs sky will be full of hot air balloons this Labor Day weekend and we want your photos. All...