• Garden of the Gods earns another honor with Colorado Springs trail enthusiasts

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    And the winner is . Garden of the Gods. Again. A new ranking of the Top 25 trails in the Pikes Peak region settled on one of the area's more popular and more lauded tourist attractions for its No. 1 spot. It's little wonder. The list was compiled by the Colorado Springs Convention...

  • Maricopa County measles case linked to Disneyland outbreak

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials say a recent case of the measles in Arizona is tied to an outbreak at Disney theme parks in California. The Maricopa County Department of Public Health said Thursday that a woman in her 50s tested positive for measles after visiting Disneyland last...

  • Minister: Drops in French tourism to Tunisia

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The terror attacks against a French newspaper on Jan. 7 resulted in cancellations by tourists to Tunisia after the past year already saw a drop in arrivals, said the Tunisian tourism minister Thursday. Amel Karboul told journalists that the cancellations were...

  • Author coming to Colorado Springs to help community rebuild trust

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Pikes Peak United Way and the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute want to rebuild trust in Colorado Springs among government, businesses and nonprofit groups, and they're bringing author and speaker Stephen M.R. Covey to the Pikes Peak Center next week as the first step. Covey,...

  • Pieces by NYC furniture restorer found in major museums

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Antique and fine furniture is Miguel Saco's specialty. The master restorer and conservator is known for enhancing the natural beauty of furniture from the last four centuries, including pieces found at the White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Madrid's Royal...

  • Think roasted rack of lamb is too fancy? Wrong! It's easy

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Want to wow your sweetie on Valentine's Day? One of the ways I spell romance is with a roasted rack of lamb for two. Most of us never get to enjoy this wonderful dish outside fine restaurants, but there's no reason not to make it at home. In fact, this recipe — adapted from one we used...

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

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    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...

  • Free admission for students at Lincoln museum drawing to end

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — February will be the final month for school groups to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield free of charge. The museum began offering free entry to students in January. Starting in March and running through May, admission will be...

  • Program will help area families prepare tax returns for free

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Starting Saturday, low- to moderate-income families can get free tax return preparation assistance through the Tax Help Colorado program. Pikes Peak Community College is working with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to provide the service. IRS-certified PPCC students will prepare...

  • Beard of Egypt's King Tut hastily glued back on with epoxy

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo have said. The museum is one of the city's main...

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