• Rabid dead bat found at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A dead bat found at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has tested positive for rabies. The county's Health and Human Services Agency said in a statement Friday that the bat — which was not one of the zoo's animals — was found on a public walkway between the Gorilla...

  • Around the house: Leave mitigation of radon to the experts

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Dear Ken: I have a 40-year-old, ranch-style home. The radon level in the basement bedroom is 7.8. How can I mitigate this? - Ed Answer: Mitigation can get complicated, so you need to leave it up to the experts. It depends a great deal on your foundation's configuration and how much...

  • Spring fever means it's time to scratch that gardening itch

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Mary Jane Ray's hands were quivering, and her nose twitched like a rabbit's. She almost could feel and smell the damp, fertile earth awakening from its winter nap. When spring fever hits, look out. Although Ray is longing to reconnect with the loam that's calling, it's too early to...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting March 28, 2015

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday Kids Class: Egg Heads - 10 a.m., Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway, free. Registration: 574-8058. Plant Start Swap - During the Colorado Farm and Art Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave.; farmandartmarket.com....

  • Year-round gardening: Spring is here and there's work to be done

    By Eileen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    It's spring, and there's lots to do in the garden. Here's a primer for next month: Early April Vegetables outdoors - Plant asparagus crowns (roots) in trenches 6 inches deep. Then, as plants grow, gradually fill with soil. In established asparagus beds, work nitrogen fertilizer...

  • From pastels to 'Noir,' the colors of 2015 decor

    By Kim Cook The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    For 2015, the hot colors in home decor range from yummy ice cream pastels to a few deep, saturated hues. The pastels include blush, sky blue, vanilla, lilac and pale peach, hues traditionally associated with tropical or desert climes. Mint and shell pink might seem lightweight or...

  • Analysis: Kara Tippetts, Brittany Maynard and 'death with dignity'

    By Cathy Lynn Grossman Religion News Service -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Metastatic breast cancer took Kara Tippetts from her pastor husband, Jason, and their four children Sunday. She was only 38. But in her last years of life, her saga of accepting suffering became, in a quietly powerful way, a cultural force for another way of choosing death with...

  • Hecla Mining to acquire Revett in $20M stock deal

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Hecla Mining Co. moved Friday to acquire Revett Mining Co. in a $20 million stock deal that anticipates closing one silver and copper mine in northwestern Montana and pushing forward with the development of another. Shareholders of Revett, which is based in...

  • Patriotic till the end: Colorado Springs veteran, 87, dies building flagpole

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Age was no barrier for Richard "Dick" French, who, at 87, set out to build a 20-foot flagpole in the yard of his Colorado Springs home to show off his immense patriotism. For months, he talked up the project to family members and couldn't wait for the weather to warm up so he could...

  • Museum's 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Arab American National Museum is sending its exhibition about one of the earliest Arab-American settlements to Ellis Island, the same place where many of those immigrants first set foot in the U.S. The "Little Syria" exhibit documents the once-thriving Lower...