• Winter begs for stew. Try a simple and speedy veggie tagine

    By AARTI SEQUEIRA The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A pot of hearty stew is a gift in so many ways during the chilly days of winter. Simmering on the stove, it warms the kitchen (especially if you fire up the oven and bake a pan of cornbread to serve with it). Its aroma lifts the spirits, reminding anyone who walks through the door...

  • Want a dinner with easy flavor? Grab a pint of heavy cream

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Sure, we're all trying to lose those pesky 10 or 15 or whatever pounds, but that's no reason to not keep a pint of heavy cream in the refrigerator. Truth is, a little fat like that can go a long way to turning a basic dish into one that is exceedingly comforting. Steak, for example,...

  • Lone wolf following snowmobilers in Voyageurs National Park

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Several miles of trail have been closed and rerouted at Voyageurs National Park due to a lone wolf that has been following snowmobilers. Superintendent Mike Ward says the wolf has trailed or run alongside snowmobilers in three separate incidents over...

  • James scores 27 on milestone night, Cavs cruise past Celtics

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James doesn't usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception Tuesday night. James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the...

  • Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens. The...

  • Local artist pens pet cartoons for magazine

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Leslie Thompson has been drawing since she was three years old growing up in New Hampshire. “I had a dog growing up, so I’ve combined my two loves,” she said.

  • Spring pet events

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    MARCH 4 An Evening of Animal Communication 6:30-9 p.m. at Celebration Metaphysical Center, 975 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite C Featuring International Animal Communicator Anna Twinney. Through demonstrations, lectures and exercises, Anna will introduce you to the amazing...

  • PETacular Poetry

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    To submit your original works, please e-mail hannah.blick@gazette.com or mail to PETacular Magazine, 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

  • Forest Services sets meetings on proposed BWCA land swap

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a series of open houses on a proposal to swap 30,000 acres of state-owned land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for about 39,000 acres of federal land elsewhere in the Superior National Forest. The Forest Service says...

  • Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty team welcomes MRI technology to site

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Sponsored Feature Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty (PPERS) is stepping up its pet-care game with the addition of a state-of-the-art veterinary MRI, making it one of only six locations that offer MRI capabilities onsite in Colorado. An MRI – magnetic resonance imaging – scan is a...

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