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  • Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly...

  • Rough-and-tumble dogs top people on knee surgery

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    ashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch can lead to the need for a dog to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure. Playing sports such as soccer, basketball or volleyball can lead people to tear their anterior cruciate ligament, more...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events for Oct. 18, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy...

  • Pet of the week: Roxy Foxy

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Pet of the week Name: Roxy Foxy Breed: English bulldog Owner: Tina Marie Korum Roxy Foxy's story: Roxy is a special dog to me because when she greets me or just looks at me, her entire body shakes and her little stub tail just wags and you just have to put a smile on your face...

  • Year-Round Gardening: Ornamental grasses add interest to yard

    By Brook E. Mark Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    In the Pikes Peak region, autumn brings striking displays of large ornamental grasses, which "flower" late in the growing season. Such grasses are a useful tool for xeriscape gardens - their slender leaves offer a pleasing complement to perennial flowers. Local gardeners tend to use...

  • Around the House: Rely on chemicals when softening water

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Dear Ken: Do you know anything about a water softener that works with sound waves? My husband noticed it at a recent home show. They say they can hook it up outside and that it's harmless to plants and pets. - Mary Answer: I'm sure it is, because I can't imagine this system having...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden calendar for Oct. 18, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR friday Pikes Peak Environmental Forum - Topic will be "Permaculture - The Evolution of Amazing Space," with Tim and Laura Spear, noon- 2 p.m., The Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Road. Free admission, pay for lunch....

  • WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic. The stepped-up...

  • Tahoe level at 5-year low; no Truckee River flows

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe's water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River, which has been reduced to a shallow stream as it meanders down the Sierra through Reno. The Truckee Meadows...

  • Colorado ski season kicks off in style at Arapahoe Basin

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SUMMIT COUNTY - Colorado's 2014-15 ski and snowboard season officially kicked off 9 a.m. Friday when the first set of riders on the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area were swept up and deposited atop the mid-mountain run down High Noon trail....

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