• WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — More than seven decades after the Doolittle Raiders rallied their nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes will again add to their legacy with a presentation to a museum in Ohio. The group will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on April 15 in...

  • Woodland Park man, and 'ponies,' to ride 1,000 miles for combat vets

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    When it comes to life on the trail, former Green Beret Ray Knell relies on his team: three mules and a horse named Mustang Sally. The ponies - as the burly, bearded Afghanistan War veteran calls them - do more than pull their weight, and they seem to take his chatter in stride. And...

  • Photos: Marchers want more recognition of Cesar Chavez in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The steady strumming of guitars accompanied marchers singing and chanting in Spanish through downtown Colorado Springs as dozens of people celebrated the legacy of the late labor advocate Cesar Chavez. Saturday's march, which went from Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum north to Acacia...

  • Colorado Springs woman's master's project aim to improve students' healthy eating, fitness

    BY ELLIE COLE Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Nicole Leth would love for her master's degree project, Fueling the Future, to expand across the country. "That would be my dream," she said. Her goal is to help children in military families take up healthy eating and exercise habits at young ages. She piloted the program in...

  • Woodmen Valley Chapel hosts caring ministry workshop

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." - Galatians 6:2 Biblically speaking, ministering is not only a pastoral duty, but the obligation of all faithful. "The law of Christ boils down to loving your neighbor and loving everyone," said the Rev. Brent...

  • HBO's 'Going Clear' leaves future of Scientology unclear

    By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The only murky thing in "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," HBO's scathing new documentary, is: What will happen to the church that sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard built more than 60 years ago after it airs? The two-hour film directed by Academy Award-winning director...

  • Patriotic till the end: Colorado Springs veteran, 87, dies building flagpole

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Age was no barrier for Richard "Dick" French, who, at 87, set out to build a 20-foot flagpole in the yard of his Colorado Springs home to show off his immense patriotism. For months, he talked up the project to family members and couldn't wait for the weather to warm up so he could...

  • Prescribed burn planned in NC's Pisgah National Forest

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    MARS HILL, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 450 acres in the Pisgah National Forest to reduce the possibility of wildfire. The Forest Service says the controlled fires will take place beginning Sunday in the Appalachian Ranger District, about...

  • Meet the Muslim actor playing Jesus in Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Jesus'

    By Jonathan Merritt Religion News Service -
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    "Bless you for playing Jesus, peace be upon him." This was the response of Lebanese-born actor Haaz Sleiman's mother after she learned that her son had been cast as Jesus in National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus." The three Abrahamic religions will collide on Palm Sunday when...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fun on the Boardwalk to help victimized children

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Shades of New Jersey, walking the Boardwalk, playing carnival games and winning kitschy little prizes. This was the Boardwalk Safe Passage style, circa the 1930s, down the hallways and in the ballroom at the Marriott Hotel on March 7. In true Safe Passage fundraiser gala fashion, the...

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