• Colorado Springs couple transforms area summits into temporary radio stations

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Stuck on the summit without a signal? Stay calm and reach for the breath mints - at least that's the unlikely advice that Frank and Lynn Skinner might offer. The husband and wife from Colorado Springs spend weekends hunting for radio signals on summits across the Pikes Peak region....

  • Southern Colorado cliffs become hot rock climbing destination

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Shelf Road Climbing Area, north of Cañon City - Long before dusty touring vans and sticker-laden Subarus swarmed these pitted limestone cliffs, the Shelf Road climbing area was ground zero in a hidden war. It was the early 1980s, and tensions were boiling between rival bands of rock...

  • Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere. Sin City already has...

  • Wynn Resorts profit drops 72 percent in 2nd quarter

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s profit fell 72 percent in the second quarter, stymied by an on-going decline in the Asian gambling enclave of Macau and fewer high-roller Chinese baccarat players in Las Vegas. CEO Steve Wynn said Wednesday that the numbers should come as no...

  • Colorado Day: Do you have the Colorado smarts to pass our quiz?

    The Gazette
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Saturday is Colorado Day and to honor our lovely home, The Gazette has created a fun quiz. Remember, it's all in fun so try to stay away from Google search. Don't forget to post your results on Facebook so your friends can try. Why do you love Colorado? We asked readers on The...

  • Appeals court reinstates 'Roadless Rule' for Tongass

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower-court decision that reinstates prohibitions on road-building and timber harvests in roadless areas of the nation's largest national forest. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 6-5 decision,...

  • Detroit art museum says 'thanks' to Michigan with programs

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is showing its gratitude to the people of Michigan for the state's help in preserving the internationally renowned collection during the city's passage through bankruptcy. The institute announced a series of programs Wednesday, including...

  • New director named for Atlanta's High Museum of Art

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's High Museum of Art has a new director. The museum said in a news release Wednesday that Randall Suffolk will succeed Michael E. Shapiro, who's stepping down on Friday after 15 years leading the High. Suffolk is currently director and president of the Philbrook...

  • Philadelphia museum seeking nominees for award ceremony

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia museum is seeking nominations for its annual Awards of Valor ceremony honoring living police officers, correctional officers and firefighters in the region. The National Liberty Museum's 10th annual award ceremony shares the "inspirational" stories...

  • State won't investigate failure of theme park ride

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — The state won't investigate the failure of a ride at a Wisconsin Dells theme park. Earlier this month, a large cable snapped on the Catapult ride just seconds before it was supposed to launch two people into the air at Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park....

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