• Cuomo: Tourism economic impact in NY state hit $100B in '14

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the total economic impact of New York state's tourism topped $100 billion last year for the first time. The governor says Thursday an economic impact report conducted by the research firm Tourism Economics found that tourism's overall impact...

  • Well-known Colorado Springs chef bowing out after long career

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Lawrence "Chip" Johnson has hung up his knife roll. The former owner and executive chef of The Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, 25 W. Cimmarron St., announced via email June 23 at 6:20 p.m., "I am departing The Warehouse and retiring from the restaurant business effective...

  • Sculpture, dance, bluegrass, progressive music at Green Box Arts Festival

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Green Mountain Falls channels the vibrant performing arts culture of New York City for a week and a half every July. The Green Box Arts Festival is a surfeit of music, dance, art, classes, hikes, stargazing and more, offered mostly for free in multiple venues and locations throughout...

  • Rid the gluten from your pizza with this easy chickpea crust

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    If there's a more basic and universally loved dish than pizza, I can't name it. Bread, cheese and tomatoes... Perfect! Unless, that is, you're one of those poor souls who is sensitive to gluten. Happily, here's a pizza that swaps out the traditional Italian wheat-based crust for a...

  • Colorado by trail: 5 classic backpacking trips in the state

    By LANCE BENZEL lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    You've inventoried your gear, cleaned your water filter and replaced your boot laces. And now that the snow is melting from the high country, it's all about to pay off. Here are five suggested backpacking trips - all of them Out There tested and approved - to reacquaint you with...

  • Barcelona mayor halts new tourist accommodation licenses

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona's new leftist mayor Thursday temporarily halted the issuing of new licenses for tourist accommodation while new regulations are drawn up to govern a sector some say has grown too big in recent years. A town hall statement said the suspension would apply to...

  • Field Museum to offer glimpse of life in ancient Greece

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 500 artifacts offering a glimpse of life in ancient Greece are coming to The Field Museum in Chicago this November. The exhibition is titled "The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great." The pieces are drawn from the collections of nearly two dozen...

  • Atlanta airport anticipates busy holiday travel weekend

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International officials say the airport will host a projected 327,170 passengers during the holiday weekend. In a statement Wednesday, the airport says this represents a 14 percent increase over the same four-day period last year when 285,606...

  • 2 Ohio theme parks offer free military admission for holiday

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Two amusement parks in Ohio are offering free admission for U.S. military personnel over the Fourth of July holiday period. Kings Island in southwest Ohio and Cedar Point in northwest Ohio say active, retired and honorably discharged members of the U.S. military with...

  • 2nd person dies in Taiwan water park fire

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The death toll from a blaze at a Taiwan water park party over the weekend rose to two on Thursday, with more than 200 injured still in intensive care. Taiwan's Central News Agency said 19-year-old college student Liu Chih-wei died early in the morning after...

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