• Patriotic till the end: Colorado Springs veteran, 87, dies building flagpole

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Age was no barrier for Richard "Dick" French, who, at 87, set out to build a 20-foot flagpole in the yard of his Colorado Springs home to show off his immense patriotism. For months, he talked up the project to family members and couldn't wait for the weather to warm up so he could...

  • DIY ideas for the Easter brunch table

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Make the most of your Easter celebration by preparing a brunch table with a few easy, handcrafted items. "A couple of special touches will make it feel like a more special gathering," says Taryn Mohrman, senior lifestyle editor at Woman's Day magazine. She recommends keeping things...

  • Dear Donna: Woman should keep dating options open

    By Donna Shugrue Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Dear Donna, I met a man who I was very excited about getting to know. After three dates, he asked me if I was dating anyone else. I told him there is another man I met recently who I likely was going to see again. I could tell he was not happy about my response, but he dropped the...

  • Colorado Springs area events for seniors starting March 30, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    SENIOR CALENDAR Unless noted, events take place at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., and registration is required: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. If cost not listed, call Senior Center for information. Tuesday Internet...

  • Small tsunami generated in Pacific after earthquake

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries. A tsunami of half a meter (1.5 feet) was measured in the harbor of...

  • Send your questions about disaster preparation and recovery to The Gazette

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    It's that time of year again, when residents around El Paso County should gear up for wildfire and flood season in Colorado. While no one can predict disasters - and it's still too early to tell if the county might have a bad wildfire year - it's never to early to prepare. Do you...

  • Bill would use casino taxes for bridges, little for tourism

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers met Sunday and neared final approval of House Bill 1630, which would use $36 million a year in casino taxes mainly to rebuild deficient bridges on state highways. Lawmakers agreed after casinos opened to use that revenue stream for road...

  • WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — More than seven decades after an audacious bombing run by the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" rallied their own nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes are still adding to their legacy. The group will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on April 15 in...

  • Carnival Cruises return to Baltimore with renovated ship

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines has returned to the Port of Baltimore after completing extensive renovations to the Carnival Pride ship. The Maryland Port Administration celebrated the ship's return Sunday. The Carnival Pride left Maryland in October 2014 to undergo a...

  • Some lanes closed until July on Port Huron border bridge

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Traffic will be squeezed until summer on the Blue Water Bridge, which links Port Huron and Ontario. Westbound lanes closed Sunday morning for a construction project that's expected to end in early July. Cars and trucks going in both directions will have one...

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