• Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting Jan. 25, 2015

    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    HELPING HANDS These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment. - Another Life Foundation of Colorado Springs - Volunteers needed to work with those battling depression and suicidal behaviors; anotherlifefoundation.org. - Care and Share Food...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Jan. 25, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "Brief History of Music" - 3 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., $10, $5 for children; pikespeakringers.com. SATURDAY AND FEB. 1 "Legends" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 7 p.m. Saturday, Broadmoor Community Church,...

  • Ice caves at Colorado park a winter jewel

    By Jon Mitchell, Glenwood Springs Post Independent -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    RIFLE - Walls of limestone tower above Rifle Creek as it runs through Rifle Mountain Park. Water flows down from the top of these cliffs, but not all of it reaches the creek right away, especially at this time of year. It's from December until the end of February, typically, that...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting Jan. 25, 2015

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 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. Monday - Broomfield, Sam Smith, 7:30 p.m., 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane,...

  • American University Museum features 'Locally Sourced' art

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American University Museum is opening new winter exhibits, including a display of "Locally Sourced" art from community supported art programs in six cities. The exhibit "Locally Sourced" opened Saturday featuring more than 300 small works drawn from local artists...

  • Currier museum prepares 1960s, 1970s photorealism exhibition

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Currier Museum of Art is preparing to open an exhibition on life in the 1960s and 1970s. Titled "Still Life: 1970s Photorealism," the display will consist of paintings and sculptures made from photographs of that era. Featured artists include...

  • Family's dirty past: Racer Travis Bannister carries on a long legacy

    by kevin carmody sports@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    First, he was down. Then he was up. Then for his most important race, Travis Bannister's motorcycle gave out. Just another night on the 2015 AMSOIL Arenacross circuit, which on Friday made its debut at the Broadmoor World Arena for the first of two nights of racing. "When I come...

  • Oklahoma jazz hall plagued again by financial troubles

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The shaky finances of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame seem to be attracting more attention than the museum itself. Executives at the nearly 30-year-old Tulsa nonprofit have sternly denied that the museum was in dire straits over the past several years — even as an...

  • New York parks advocates applaud Cuomo's funding proposal

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group that advocates for parks and trails across New York says it likes what it sees in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal released this week. Albany-based Parks & Trails New York says Cuomo's spending plan for the 2015-16 fiscal year includes $110 million for...

  • Dozens of volunteers brave winter weather to count eagles

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (AP) — It was about 10 degrees outside, a few minutes before sunrise, when 63-year-old Tom Zissu pulled his 2005 Toyota Camry into a dormant amusement park along Lake Quassapaug Saturday. A biting wind made it feel much colder. Zissu drove past colorful rides dusted...

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