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  • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space. Government-backed Aabar Investments on Sunday announced a competition to award an Emirati a free spot aboard Virgin Galactic's spaceship...

  • US Forest Service promotes summer fun at ski areas

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Three Vermont ski areas at least partially located in the Green Mountain National Forest could expand their summer recreational activities by taking part in a new national program designed to promote year-round recreation activities on the federal land....

  • Carlsbad among parks with free weekend admission

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Those looking to save some money Easter weekend and are near a national park may want to consider a trip. The National Park Service is waiving admission fees this weekend as part of National Park Week. The various parks are hosting special events such as...

  • Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

    By Dan Elliott The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It's been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more...

  • Easter reflections from the Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Coined by author J.R.R. Tolkien, a "eucatastrophe" is a sudden plot twist near a story's close that saves the characters from certain doom, making way for a happy ending. A devout Catholic, Tolkien saw the story of Jesus as a perfect example of a eucatastrophic tale, a story of good...

  • Colorado Springs residents clean, play and celebrate at Earth Day festival

    by Jesse Byrnes jesse.byrnes@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Whether hiking rocky trails, skiing at snowy elevations or basking in spring sunshine, Coloradans are known for their outdoorsy tendencies. So when a bunch of down-to-earth, mountain-air breathing folks pitch in to clean up a park for an unofficial national environmental holiday, Earth...

  • Mount Everest tragedy reminds local mountaineer of bond with Sherpa

    By LANCE BENZEL The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    For five decades Don Ingram worked to achieve his childhood dream of attaining Mt. Everest's lofty summit. When he succeeded after a weeks-long trek on May 21, 2013, the Colorado Springs mountaineer owed a debt of gratitude to a guide named Phinjo - one of the native Nepalese Sherpas...

  • Interior secretary pays visit to Crater Lake

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    CRATER LAKE NATONAL PARK, Ore. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Crater Lake National Park on Saturday to mark the beginning of National Park Week. Jewell joined students from the Network Charter School in Eugene, Ore., for a snowshoe hike along the Hemlock Trail....

  • Legacy of the Ludlow Massacre lives on

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    On a windswept prairie near Trinidad, nestled in a grove of trees, a little-seen roadside memorial still preserves a place remembered as the "death pit." It's where two women and 11 children suffered fiery deaths during a Colorado National Guard raid on a camp of striking coal miners...

  • Travel agent accused of stealing from client

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Windsor woman working as a travel agent is facing charges she used a customer's credit card to pay for shopping, limousine services and flights. The Journal Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1jkyBAI ) 64-year-old Elaine H. Miller was arraigned Thursday in...

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