• Some roads in Yellowstone set to open this week

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Officials at Yellowstone National Park report some roads are opening Friday to vehicle travel. Visitors will be able to travel by car starting on Friday from West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the...

  • Liberty Biblical Museum dedicated in Lynchburg

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University has dedicated a museum focused on the history of the Bible. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday at the Liberty Biblical Museum, which is housed in the Jerry Falwell Library in the university's Center for Judaic Studies. Museum curator J....

  • What's the buzz? Colorado Springs AM station switches format from sports to marijuana

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Listeners of KREL in Colorado Springs might have wondered if someone had spread cannabutter on their morning toast Monday when they tuned in and got marijuana programming instead of the radio station's usual sports news and talk shows. If they turn their AM dial to 1580 again, they'll...

  • Mastering the simple vinaigrette to deliver maximum flavor

    By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Most people reach for prepared salad dressings because on busy nights they can't handle the thought of making something else. After cooking a main course and some sides and tossing together a salad, who has the time and energy to make dressing? I get it. It's convenient. But homemade...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting April 15, 2015

    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING Adam's Mountain Café - 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Registration: 685-4370. - Italian, 6 p.m. Monday, $45. Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990, chefmatthews@aol.com. - Basic Bourbon Training,...

  • Wine Guy: New releases of chardonnay show better balance

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Chardonnay has a lengthy record as America's favorite white wine. Its deserved reputation for greatness (particularly the white wines of Burgundy) is at least partly responsible for that popularity. Another reason is it can be made in different styles to appeal to varying tastes and...

  • In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    MONTICELLO, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton declared herself a "champion" for struggling families Tuesday, offering a full-throated embrace of economic and good-government policies promoted by liberal Democrats at the first formal event of her young presidential campaign. "I think...

  • Survey: Most Vegas tourists married, many from California

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more, with one-third of them coming from neighboring California. That's the portrait of the average Las...

  • Study suggests adding 270 square miles to LA-area parkland

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Park Service on Tuesday recommended adding 270 square miles of land around Los Angeles to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in order to protect the vast web of wilderness and recreation areas that lie in the midst of millions of people....

  • Spring Break madness cure: Stop the 'beer, vomit and urine'

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tourism officials who survived Florida's other Spring Break fevers are ready to help Panama City Beach out of the horror show that led to a woman being sexually assaulted on the sand as hundreds of revelers looked on. "Shame on Panama City Beach for...

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