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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...

Yellowstone National Park plans safety checkpoints

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Rangers in Yellowstone National Park intend to hold traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Labor Day weekend.

Officials say they checkpoints in the park will target traffic and safety...

Record Labor Day weekend travel expected at LAX

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport is expecting a record number of travelers during the Labor Day weekend.

An airport statement says 835,500 passengers are expected to pass through LAX...

3 Indians get 20 years in jail for raping Japanese student

JAIPUR, India (AP) — A court on Friday sentenced three Indian men to 20 years in prison for raping a Japanese student who was sightseeing in one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.


Las Vegas expects 315,000 visitors this Labor Day weekend

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City is expected to see a boost in Labor Day traffic and visitors with officials estimating 315,000 people will fill most of the Las Vegas area's 149,000 hotel rooms.

The Las Vegas...

Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Sept. 4, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson


"Bering Sea Gold," 7 p.m., Discovery: A new season begins.

"American Masters," 9 p.m., PBS: This episode looks at groundbreaking African-American tennis pro Althea Gibson.


Illinois officials to crack down on Labor Day drunk driving

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State and local police will swarm Illinois roadways this weekend in search of drunk drivers in the statewide campaign, "Driver Sober, or Get Pulled Over."

The Illinois Department of...

Transportation Department halts lane closures for Labor Day

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Transportation Department is making sure travelers on Tennessee highways aren't delayed by road construction over the Labor Day weekend.

The department is halting all lane closure...

New Hampshire tourism officials predict booming weekend

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire tourism officials are predicting a 5 percent increase in visitors this Labor Day weekend.

Officials say a decrease in gas prices and increase in consumer spending account...

Water park set to open in North Augusta next year

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a new water park will be opening in North Augusta next year.

North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones said Thursday that Scuttle's Island water park with 24 attractions will open in...