• Higher penalties for NC carnival ride accidents approved

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maximum fines for carnival ride accidents in North Carolina would rise exponentially in legislation that's now passed both chambers in one version or another. The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for a measure that increases the top civil penalties fivefold,...

  • Noah's ark developer seeking lost Kentucky tax incentive

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawyers for a Christian ministry building a Noah's ark theme park said Wednesday that Kentucky officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a tax incentive worth millions. Answers in Genesis, developer of the 510-foot...

  • Pikes Pub: Storybook looks to next chapter

    By Robert S. Johnson rob.johnson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Pete Kilman has a day job, but his dream is to have a storybook ending in which his beer pays the bills. Brewing, talking and drinking beer is too much fun for the owner of Colorado Springs' Storybook Brewing for him to want to stay forever at a stock-trading software company. Every...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting July 2, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    ALMANAC Cycling ONGOING Pro Cycling Mountain Bike Group Rides - 5:30 p.m.; facebook.com/teamprocycling. - Red Rocks Open Space, leave from Red Rocks parking lot, 31st Street south of Rudy's Bar-B-Q, Tuesday. Hiking ONGOING Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado...

  • Dining review: Wood-fired pizza to savor at Colorado Springs pizzeria

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Standing in line to order a meal often conjures negative images; after all, it's part of what makes fast food, well you know: fast. Fortunately, neither all lines nor all cuisines are created equal. Yes, Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza does have a queue and its menu is posted on the wall...

  • Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot." The White House on Wednesday ended a long-standing ban on tourists taking photos or using social media during public tours of the...

  • Vegas Strip pedestrian bridges to get $26 million upgrade

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pedestrian bridges linking four Las Vegas casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip at Tropicana Avenue are getting a $26 million upgrade. The Nevada Department of Transportation said Wednesday the renovated bridges linking the Excalibur, New York-New York, the Tropicana...

  • Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) — The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the...

  • Colorado Springs well known chef bowing out following a long career

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Lawrence "Chip" Johnson has hung up his knife roll. The former owner and executive chef of The Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, 25 W. Cimmarron St., announced via email June 23 at 6:20 p.m., "I am departing The Warehouse and retiring from the restaurant business effective...

  • Sculpture, dance, bluegrass, progressive music concert at Green Box Arts Festival

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Saturday through July 12, multiple times and locations in Green Mountain Falls, many events are free, fee for adult classes and workshops, complete schedule online; 465-3065, greenboxarts.org Green Mountain Falls channels the vibrant performing arts culture of New York City for a...

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