• AROUND TOWN: West Point Founders Day celebrated with superintendent

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    If it's March, it's celebration time worldwide for West Point graduates. The Military Academy at West Point was established by President Thomas Jefferson on March 16, 1802, and during the month of March the 140 West Point Alumni Societies honor Founders Day with a variety of...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fun on the Boardwalk to help victimized children

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Shades of New Jersey, walking the Boardwalk, playing carnival games and winning kitschy little prizes. This was the Boardwalk Safe Passage style, circa the 1930s, down the hallways and in the ballroom at the Marriott Hotel on March 7. In true Safe Passage fundraiser gala fashion, the...

  • Book review: 'Twelve Days'

    By Henry C. Jackson The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    From a shoulder-fired rocket aimed at a passenger jet that alights its opening pages, "Twelve Days" is the sort of spy thriller that locks you in a fast and ferocious grip and won't let you go. There are four continents of antics. There are drone strikes, bomb blasts and terrorist...

  • Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting March 29, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    NONPROFIT COMMUNITY EVENTS March Chefs' Gala and Silent Auction - 5 p.m. Sunday, to benefit Colorado Springs Chorale, 5 p.m., Antler Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Reservations: 634-3737, csc@cschorale.org. Barks and Bling - 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, to benefit the Humane Society of Pikes...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting March 29, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Colorado Calendar Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Wednesday - Denver, Fleetwood Mac, 8 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting March 29, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "King of Kings" Silent Film - 2 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., $5; 636-5011, ilc-cos.org. "The Thorn" - Ballet Society Dancers, 3 p.m., New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Parkway, $14-$49; thethorn.net. MONDAY...

  • National parks have billions in delayed maintenance work

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As the National Park Service approaches its centennial, it is facing billions of dollars in delayed maintenance projects — including a $278 million backlog in Utah. The cost of delayed projects nationwide came to $11.49 billion for 2014, according to a report...

  • Van Gogh exhibit to feature artist's nature paintings

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — An exhibit featuring 50 paintings and drawings of nature by Vincent Van Gogh will open in western Massachusetts in June. "Van Gogh and Nature" is the first exhibit devoted to the artist's exploration of nature. It will open at the Clark Art Institute in...

  • Popular Yosemite National Park lookout opens early in season

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A road leading to spectacular views of California's Yosemite National Park opened to drivers on Saturday, marking the earliest date for the occasion in at least 20 years. Glacier Point Road takes drivers to a lookout perched at 3, 214 feet above...

  • The Big Unit takes in BB Hall of Fame

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Randy Johnson was like all the rest — speechless at the thought of being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. "It hasn't quite sunk in yet. It really hasn't," Johnson said Saturday after taking his pre-induction tour of baseball's shine. "I'm honored and...

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