• GoDaddy pulls controversial Super Bowl commercial after social media uproar

    News services
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    GoDaddy has decided to pull their ad from the Super Bowl and remove it from YouTube after causing an uproar on social media, according to USA Today. The company released their Super Bowl ad early, and it certainly has people talking-- but they're probably not saying things...

  • The Country Life: How to handle a snowstorm and the challenges due to isolation

    BY BILL RADFORD bill.radford@gazette.com -

    Though winter appears to be taking a break this week, it'll be back. And recent snowstorms - including one that kept me holed up in a downtown hotel overnight instead of venturing home - have had me thinking about emergency preparedness. While I was stuck in town, my wife, Margaret,...

  • Officials: Colorado dog owners face fines over wildlife harassment

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    DURANGO — State wildlife officials are cautioning dog owners not to let their pets chase vulnerable wildlife during the winter, saying some people have been fined because of their animals' actions. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Wednesday one dog owner faces a $277 fine after a pet...

  • Trail Talk: Horses get in on fun at park

    By Susan Davies Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Staff members at Cheyenne Mountain State Park think of their park as a toddler. Opened in 2006 for day use, 150,000 annual visits is a small amount compared with older, more established state parks. Expect that number to grow - especially now that horses have been granted access to a...

  • Pet of the week: BJ

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Name: BJ Breed: Miniature Schnauzer Owner: Frankie Roland BJ's story: I rescued BJ 12 years ago. He is the first dog to get to live at the Medalion apartments, a retirement community on Bijou Street. He brings many smiles throughout the day to the residents here and he greets...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 22, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 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. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org ,...

  • Feline fame in cyberspace gives species a boost

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Cats these days aren't associated with deities the way they were in ancient Egypt, but the Internet has gotten them a little closer. We adore Nora the piano-
playing cat. We chuckle as a comical feline named Maru leaps into cardboard boxes. We revel in Grumpy Cat's permanently sour...

  • The Country Life: Bag of Chips at home in home

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    I've written about our goat Nana, who we rescued at an early age and who spent a bit of time indoors; though she and her companion, Christmas, now live outdoors, Nana has made it clear she'd be perfectly happy hanging out on the couch with the dogs. Cheryl Sellin has a goat that...

  • Fountain man constructs doghouses to match owner's RVs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Let's get this out of the way: My Buddy RVs are not for dolls. The miniature campers, modeled after their life-sized counterparts, are strictly for the dogs - and their owners. "This almost became a Barbie RV ... almost," said Bob Ruston, of Fountain, a former heavy line mechanic...

  • 'Paw-paparazzi' take note: World Dog Awards honor star pets

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Awards season is underway in Hollywood, but one show will roll out green turf instead of red carpet and celebrate achievements such as best mutt instead of best actor. At the inaugural World Dog Awards hosted by comedian George Lopez, dogs will walk in on artificial grass and wag out...