• Ky. communities benefit from visits to Lincoln Historic Park

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new report shows that visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky spent $13 million last year in nearby communities. The National Park Service report says the spending by the 241,264 visitors supported 227 jobs in the local...

  • Colorado Springs area events for seniors starting April 27, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    SENIOR CALENDAR Unless noted, events take place at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., and registration is required: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. If cost not listed, call Senior Center for information. Tuesday CLA Estate...

  • Lil Sammy shows off his wheels at Colorado Springs event

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Like other babies, Lil Sammy wears a diaper and is dressed in outfit that protects his legs when he crawls. His mother bounces him on her hip when she holds him. Unlike human babies, Lil Sammy, a 6-year-old paralyzed dachshund, will likely never be without a diaper. But his owner,...

  • Walsenburg school gives students hands-on way to thank veterans

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    A unique project that breaks ground Saturday will help the young build dreams and the old settle in to remember theirs. Students and recent graduates of an alternative, trades-oriented high school headquartered in Colorado Springs will construct the Veterans' Family Home in...

  • Best & Brightest: The Gazette's Class of 2015

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also were...

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

    By Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 23 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...

  • Photos/video: Lantern Fest at Pikes Peak International Raceway

    The Gazette
    Yesterday

    The 2nd annual Lanternfest took place Saturday at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

  • New coaster set for SeaWorld Orlando

    Yesterday

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando says it is building what will be the tallest roller coaster in Orlando. Officials said Friday the roller coaster will be 200 feet tall when it is completed next year. SeaWorld says it will release more details on the coaster next month.

  • Maine hosting New England tourism conference this month

    Yesterday

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 400 travel and tourism businesses, tour operators and other organizations from eight different countries will visit Maine this month. Maine is hosting the annual Discover New England Tourism Summit in Portland from April 27-29. The six New England...

  • Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited

    Yesterday

    AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted. The pyramids at Meroe, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of...

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