• Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Feb. 25, 2015

    Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    CLASSES ONGOING Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990, chefmatthews@aol.com. - Basic Bourbon Training, 8-10 p.m. Fridays. Cost is minimal and varies. Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave....

  • Colorado Springs area beer related events starting Feb. 25, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    BREW CALENDAR Mondays Brewers Day Off - Home and commercial brewers receive 30 percent off 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, drink@greenmantaps.com. Mondays-Sundays Great...

  • New York City cookbook author perfects small batch soup recipes

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A new cookbook is taking soup recipes where others haven't gone: scaling them back to create mini servings for feeding smaller households. An empty nest served as the inspiration for Joanna Pruess' latest cookbook, "Soup for Two - Small-Batch Recipes for One, Two or a Few." "I love...

  • Highly skilled immigrant spouses can soon work in US

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When Neha Mahajan's husband got a job transfer from New Delhi to New Jersey, she was excited to come along. But the thrill faded when the television reporter realized there was no way she could get a job in the United States because immigration rules barred her...

  • Lawmaker facing expenses questions hires lawyers, PR experts

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock has hired top lawyers and public relations experts in the wake of recent questions surrounding his travel and entertainment expenses. Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, had spent taxpayer and campaign funds...

  • Hawaii hotels bring in record $5.4B in revenue last year

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's hotel industry generated a record $5.4 billion in revenue last year as average room rates climbed and more visitors traveled to the islands. Industry consultant Hospitality Advisors LLC said Tuesday the average daily rate rose 5.5 percent to $242.63 last year....

  • Dryers: Homes' energy guzzlers just got greener

    KATHERINE ROTH, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    For the first time in six years, Energy Star certification, a standard seal of approval for energy efficiency, has been expanded to include another major household appliance.

  • Sleet, snow, ice move into metro Atlanta and north Georgia

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Snow was blowing across highways in the north Georgia mountains and ice coated cars in some of metro's Atlanta's northern suburbs as the latest winter storm struck the state Tuesday. The National Weather Service said the greatest threat of a wintry mix of rain, sleet...

  • Colorado Springs among 'fit' cities — with a footnote

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Let's all pat ourselves on the back — and then maybe go for a run. Colorado Springs is near the head of the pack when it comes to the nation's healthier cities, but there's plenty of room to improve. That's the thrust of an assessment released last week by...

  • Eat Well: Healthy berries and flour-less pizza crust add up to good nutrition

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Recently I came across two new-to-me products packed with healthy nutrients. Let's start with aronia berries, or chokeberries. There's a reason they're called chokeberries: These purple berries offer an astringent taste. The fruit is native to North America and was a staple in the...

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