• Ohio theme park adds petting farm

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Visitors to a southwest Ohio theme park who want a break from roller coasters and other thrill rides can visit its new petting farm. Kings Island plans to open Thursday its 60-animal attraction, "Snoopy's Barnyard Friends." The park says visitors can see educational...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting May 21, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -by name the gazette -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    ALMANAC Hiking ONGOING Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes - 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0108. - Daily Guided Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., meet at the trail head off the Garden of the Gods main parking lot, reservations not required. Mueller State...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 21, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 266-1224. Dreampower - For...

  • Pet of the week: Sugar

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Name: Sugar Owner: Sherry Kuhlman Sugar's story: We adopted a rescue dog 3 years ago. We named her "Sugar" as she is white & so sweet! She loves to go for rides jumping up & down with happiness when she gets to go. She follows me everywhere even to the bathroom. She tries to talk by...

  • Road for logging project challenged in Selway River corridor

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho couple and an environmental group have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service challenging the agency's decision to designate a road as public and opening it to trucks for a logging project on state land. The lawsuit filed Tuesday...

  • Mayflower II back in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for summer

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the Mayflower is back at home in Massachusetts for the busy summer tourist season. The ship has been undergoing renovations at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut since December as part of a multiyear plan. Officials hope to have the ship repaired by 2020...

  • AROUND TOWN: Amblicab party helps residents achieve independence

    by Linda.Navarro@gazette.com
    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    An Amblicab bus outside The Pinery at the Hill offered an opportunity for guests and donors to see and try out the vehicle that provides specialized transit services, taking residents to medical appointments, jobs, shopping and more. The nonprofit's Rock 'n' Roll with Amblicab...

  • Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs-area craft distillers making their mark

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    If you've attended a beer festival or bellied up to a craft bar (with a liquor-loving friend) in recent years, you've probably noticed suds aren't the only local soul-quenchers to be found. Sure, there's often hard cider and maybe wine, but more and more it's craft spirits appearing...

  • Brew calendar: Colorado Springs-area beer events starting May 20, 2015

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    A look at some of the top beer-related evebtsw around Colorado Springs: Mondays Brewers Day Off - Home and commercial brewers receive 30% and qualify for a $50 Old West Home Brew Supply gift certificate, 5-8 p.m., Green Man Taproom and Beer Garden, 320 S. Weber St.; 237-2711,...

  • Brett Favre playing football again _ for charity

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Brett Favre will be playing football again in Wisconsin, just not at Lambeau Field. The former Green Bay Packers quarterback will be participating in a charity flag football game the University of Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium on July 19. The event pitting...

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