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  • Report outlines impact of national parks in Va.

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Fewer people visited Virginia's national park sites last year and spent less money during those visits, according to a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The report outlines the number of visits and the economic impact at the country's 400-plus sites...

  • Park Service assesses impact of W.Va. attractions

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four National Park Service attractions in West Virginia drew a total of 1.5 million visitors last year. A Park Service report looked at attendance in 2013 at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic...

  • 2 uptown NYC museums to host block parties

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two uptown New York City museums are teaming up this summer to attract more visitors with some cool outdoor activities. The Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio are partnering for the first time with "Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th and Fifth."...

  • Artifact dig planned at Sioux City rail museum

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City complex that was once home to a repair and maintenance terminal for steam locomotives will be the site of an archaeological dig next month. The Sioux City Journal (http://bit.ly/1rARiI8 ) reports the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association...

  • Eastern Ky. touted in culinary tourism promotion

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Forty-eight food destinations in eastern Kentucky are included in a new guidemap to promote culinary tourism. The mapguide was developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The Bon Appetit Appalachia tourism mapguide showcases 283 distinctive food...

  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar...

  • 60th annual Colorado Springs-area Parade of Homes starts Aug. 1

    By RICH LADEN rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs' Parade of Homes will mark its 60th year next week - a period over which homebuilding has changed almost as much as the community. Sixty years ago, smaller, ranch-style homes of roughly 1,000 square feet dominated many post-World War II neighborhoods in Colorado...

  • Alaska sets record for number of visitors

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation's northernmost state. The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014. That beats the previous mark...

  • Video: Get your pork shank on

    By Eric Singer, The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The smells of something awesome cooking on the grill permeated The Warehouse Restaurant at 25 West Cimarron St. in Colorado Springs. Food Editor Teresa Farney and I had the pleasure of watching Executive Chef and Owner Chip Johnson prepare a smoked orange chipotle barbecued pork...

  • Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday. Deb Greene, a 65-year-old retiree, waited all night to be first in line at the Cannabis...

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