• Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    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...

  • Around the house: Now might be time to replace old water heater

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Dear readers: I wrote about new water heater regulations several weeks ago that will require manufacturers to install more efficient insulation around the tank to save energy. The retail cost will increase between $200 and $300, according to my friends in the plumbing industry. So if...

  • Year-round gardening: It's May so get those garden tools ready

    By Eileen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -by Eilleen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    May is one of the busier months in the garden. Here's a look at some activities you should start planning. Early May - Clean and sharpen garden tools. - Change oil in lawnmower and sharpen blade and replace air filter if needed. - Mugo pines might be the first pruning challenge of...

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

    Updated: 56 min 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...

  • Vegas airport passenger count ticks up 1.8 percent in March

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport increased a modest 1.8 percent last month, compared with the same month in 2014. Monthly numbers released Friday showed about 67,000 more passengers arrived and departed the Las Vegas airport in March 2015....

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Teen aims to merge interests in science, art

    By Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    This is the sixth of 20 profiles about The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2015. For Allison Grossberg, the distance between art and science is not vast, which is why someday she wants to merge her interest in both. “Eventually what I’d love to do is transfer my knowledge of...

  • Blog: World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is Saturday

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Even if you know nothing about tai chi or qigong, the Tai Chi Association of Colorado Springs invites you to participate in World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at America the Beautiful Park. Beginning in New Zealand, the event will spread time zone by time zone across 60 countries and six...

  • Thorough sweep of Statue of Liberty turns up no explosives

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A bomb threat made by an anonymous 911 caller forced the evacuation of hundreds of tourists Friday from the Statue of Liberty, but a thorough sweep of the landmark by investigators turned up no explosives. The caller made the threat late Friday morning, "stating they...

  • Side Streets: Colorado Springs man offers no defense for accumulated junk cars, quickly convicted

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    A five-year battle that pitted one man against his neighborhood and city code enforcement officers over unlicensed and junk vehicles and debris he collected at his Pulpit Rock home ended with a whimper Wednesday. A year after being issued four summons for his junk cars and debris,...

  • Smithsonian hosts symposium on Ferguson, race, police force

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After several cases of police shooting unarmed black men have drawn protests and national scrutiny, the Smithsonian Institution is examining this moment in American history. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is holding a daylong symposium...

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