• A place to call home: Woman, son live in Springs Habitat for Humanity house being constructed in honor of Pope

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    This time next year, Elizabeth Berryman will be living in the pope's house - just not the one with gold-plated ceilings. Berryman, 31, isn't moving into the Vatican. Instead, the single mother in Colorado Springs is on pace to be the proud owner of a Habitat for Humanity house to be...

  • Fountain woman's chicken rental an egg-citing business

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    In this story, the chicken comes first. Then the eggs, and then - given a long enough timeline, in theory - the nation. For now, the homesteading and locavore movements still are tilling at the edge of mainstream, but if a growing interest in small-scale and urban farming ventures is...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting April 26, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Music/Drama Sunday Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony - 3 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., free-will offering; 633-8888. TUESDAY "A Night of Unexpected Song" - Pikes Peak Opera League, 5:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. show, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., $25;...

  • The truest GOP believers? Mormons

    Salt Lake Tribune -
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Mormons lean more heavily toward the Republican Party than any other major demographic group - whether clustered by race, age, gender, educational attainment or religion. So says a study released this month by the Pew Research Center, based on more than 25,000 survey interviews...

  • AROUND TOWN: Yuri's Space Party for Colorado Springs Science Center

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    The challenge has been made, kicked off with a $100,000 unrestricted grant from the Edson Foundation to help jump-start the 65,000-square-foot Colorado Springs Science Center, envisioned as "a landmark, leading-edge science and technology interactive museum" in lower downtown. The...

  • AROUND TOWN: Elder abuse a focus of Silver Key, Colorado's mandatory reporting system

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    The elderly aren't cute like babies and puppies, but they deserve care, dignity and respect. Elisabeth Almond's words brought soft smiles and knowing head nods from 400 guests at Silver Key Senior Services' Silver Linings fundraising breakfast. The subject of the morning on April 14:...

  • Colorado Springs area literary events starting April 26, 2015

    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    SIGNINGS Book Signing - Nancy Parker Brummet will sign "Take My Hand Again," a faith-based guide for helping aging parents, 3-5 p.m., with an overview and selected readings at 4 p.m., Saturday, Family Live Services, 1880 S. Cascade Ave.; 540-8177. grancycomm@msn.com,...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting April 26, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Colorado Calendar 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. Wednesday-Saturday - Greenwood Village, Tom Segura, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:15 p.m....

  • Graffiti-scarred Joshua Tree landmark is restored

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — After a 1 ½ year effort, conservators have restored a popular hiking spot in Joshua Tree National Park that became riddled with graffiti. Barker Dam was put off limits several years ago after vandals carved their names into the cement of the...

  • Moving the future: To move forward, welcome your failures and nuture your passions

    By Milo F. Bryant Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Look in the mirror when you finish reading this. The person looking back is the only person on the planet who can get you into those jeans and reppin' this summer's hottest looks. The opposite holds true, too. That mirror image is the only person with the uncanny ability to make you...

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