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  • Rain to bring Colorado mosquito baby boom

    BY Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com —
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Monsoon-like weather this spring and summer could spell something of a mosquito baby boom in the weeks to come, said El Paso County Public Health supervisor Lee Griffen, who’s experienced a recent uptick in calls from citizens concerned about the insects, which can transmit West Nile...

  • That bites: Mosquitoes might be more attracted to you than others

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com —
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Do mosquitoes seem to find you particularly tasty? Though scientists aren’t sure why, research supports what many have long suspected: Some people — about 20 percent — are simply more appetizing to the airborne bloodsuckers, now swarming the Front Range in the wake of an...

  • Atlanta Cyclorama painting to move across town

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — The huge Atlanta Cyclorama painting is moving across town to a new home in the city's Buckhead area. Mayor Kasim Reed announced the move Wednesday as the city commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta during the American Civil War, which is the...

  • Food & Wine Classic in Aspen attracts top-notch chefs who show off new culinary trends

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    With 50 speakers giving presentations over three days, it was hard to decide who would win my attention and precious little time at the 32nd Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in June. I zeroed in on four cooking demonstrations: "World of Eggs" by Jacques and Claudine Pepin, "Bitter Is...

  • Supreme Court upholds firing of tourism director

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 dismissal of a former state tourism director who was fired because the agency said she didn't spend millions of dollars meant to promote tourism and filmmaking in the state. Elizabeth "Betsy" Baumgart was...

  • US House passes bill prompted by LA airport attack

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill on airport security that was prompted by a gunman's attack on a Transportation Security Administration station at Los Angeles International Airport last year. The bipartisan legislation approved Tuesday on a...

  • Report outlines impact of national parks in Va.

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Fewer people visited Virginia's national park sites last year and spent less money during those visits, according to a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The report outlines the number of visits and the economic impact at the country's 400-plus sites...

  • Park Service assesses impact of W.Va. attractions

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four National Park Service attractions in West Virginia drew a total of 1.5 million visitors last year. A Park Service report looked at attendance in 2013 at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic...

  • Artifact dig planned at Sioux City rail museum

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City complex that was once home to a repair and maintenance terminal for steam locomotives will be the site of an archaeological dig next month. The Sioux City Journal (http://bit.ly/1rARiI8 ) reports the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association...

  • 2 uptown NYC museums to host block parties

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two uptown New York City museums are teaming up this summer to attract more visitors with some cool outdoor activities. The Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio are partnering for the first time with "Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th and Fifth."...

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