• National Cowboy Poetry Gathering begins in northeast Nevada

    Yesterday

    ELKO, Nev. (AP) — What does the word "buckaroo" mean to you? For poets, musicians and fans, it's the focus of an annual celebration of ranching culture and the rural West in northeast Nevada. The 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering begins Monday and runs all week in Elko. The...

  • Cornerstone Arts Week in Colorado Springs brings in poet Robert Pinsky and dance duo HIJACK

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A former United States poet laureate, Colorado College alumnae turned professional dancers and a 13-foot-tall sculpture made of vinyl and zippers. That's what the annual Cornerstone Arts Week is all about - celebrating art and the collaborations between artistic disciplines. The...

  • A carefree deviled egg you won't need to struggle over

    By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    For me, it's just not a party without deviled eggs. Doesn't matter if it's a summer barbecue or a winter Super Bowl shindig. I need deviled eggs. And I know I am not alone! Which isn't to say it's always easy to make that happen. The last time I made them for whatever reason the eggs...

  • Session beers: More flavor, but less buzz for the Super Bowl

    By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. - When it comes to beer, Super Bowl Sunday is a marathon, not a sprint. So if you're hoping to sip craft brews throughout the game, you might consider more "sessionable" beers to keep yourself from passing out before halftime. These naturally lower-alcohol brews also get...

  • Live Well: How to cultivate a yoga practice at 89

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Don't ever tell Avis Breyer you're too old to do something. The perky, white-haired grandmother from Security was 85 when she first stepped onto a yoga mat next to her daughter. She'd been struggling with balance, and her doctor gave her two options: do yoga or get a cane. "I...

  • Dating apps more about looks and hook-up efficiency, duh

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Remember the salad days of online dating? The painstaking hours you spent preening your profile on Match.com or the like, listing your likes and dislikes, answering soul-revealing questions such as "Would you ever eat something out of the trash?" and "How much do you weigh?" The...

  • Guests evacuated after reports of smoke at Orlando hotel

    Yesterday

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials say an extended stay hotel near Orlando has been evacuated after reports of smoke on the third floor. The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/18jFS4u ) reports a pot on a stove caused the smoke to fill the third floor of the Extended Stay Hotel in South...

  • AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets

    Yesterday

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia on Monday scrapped fuel surcharges on tickets following the decline in global oil prices. AirAsia said the move also applies to flights under its long-haul arm AirAsia X. Oil prices are now below $50 per...

  • Looking for a winter hobby? Learning to knit can be easy

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    When you're stuck inside during a long, cold winter, working on a knitting project can be fun and rewarding. And although sweaters and lacy shawls can seem daunting, knitting is a fairly easy hobby to adopt. Brand-new knitters have plenty of resources. Yarn stores and crafts retailers...

  • Drive-thru review: Get yourself over to Denny's for a skillet before they go bye-bye

    By Ken Hoffman King Features Syndicate -
    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    When I was growing up, I had a friend whose grandfather would take 25 different leftovers in unmarked, undated plastic containers, throw them into a big frying pan, toss in a handful of flour and some butter, and simmer the mess on low heat for about 30 minutes. It's still one of the...

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