• Man finds rare Grand Canyon bird near Colorado town

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CORTEZ — A California condor "missing and feared dead" from near Grand Canyon National Park has been found by a seasonal park ranger 200 miles from home near Cortez, the Cortez Journal reported (http://tinyurl.com/qd2zxul). Franz Carver, who drives around looking for birds on his...

  • Lincoln museum celebrates 10 years with free admission

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has launched a new website, which visitors can use on a smartphone or tablet while touring the museum. The "MyLincoln" site was introduced Sunday as the museum celebrated its 10th anniversary. Admission was...

  • ND tourism officials expand motorcycle patch program

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota tourism officials are expanding a program that allows motorcycle riders to earn a patch after traveling five of the state's scenic byways and backways. Officials are making it easier for riders to earn a patch by adding new routes and state parks to...

  • North Dakota Travel Industry Conference set in Minot

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Tourism industry officials in North Dakota are gathering in Minot this week for a conference. The annual North Dakota Travel Industry Conference attracts about 200 professionals each year for education and networking sessions. This year's event is Monday through...

  • Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame to induct 3 new members

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame will induct three new members on its 30th anniversary. The ceremony will be Sunday at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Former member of the state capital press corps Charlie Cain will be inducted posthumously....

  • Holocaust victims to be remembered at Detroit-area museum

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in suburban Detroit will host Yom HaShoah Commemoration Day. The annual event at the center in Farmington Hills will be held Sunday afternoon and is a day set aside to remember the approximately six...

  • Watch: Boulder's Sphero rolls out in 'Star Wars' preview

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    BOULDER — "Star Wars" fans were treated to a bit of Boulder-bred robotic wizardry in a split-second shot toward the end of the trailer of the movie seen around the world. Sphero, the robotic ball manufacturer run by Boulder-based and TechStars alum Orbotix, crafted a rolling droid...

  • Newport gears up for international race _ and tourists

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city of Newport is gearing up to be the only North American stop for the international Volvo Ocean Race, hoping it will be a huge boost to the city-by-the-sea's economy. Sail Newport executive director Brad Reed says the race is an opportunity to "show off...

  • 'Clear voice' of emerging church, Nadia Bolz-Weber to speak in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    The rough-edged, outspoken founding pastor of Denver's House for All Sinners and Saints, Nadia Bolz-Weber, can challenge preconceived notions on both sides of the aisle - mainstream America and its body-modified progeny. "She's covered with tattoos, so she has a very intriguing image...

  • Ending well: Hospice helps people face, embrace death

    By Steve Rabey Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Paul Johnson was 46 when his parents died. They never had talked to him about death, funerals or their estate. "They were part of the silent generation, and they never spoke about their intentions or final arrangements," he says. "I had no idea what their wishes were." Now Johnson...

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