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  • Tips for kids, adults for safe and fun Halloween

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Halloween is less than a week away and parties are already in full swing. Here are seven tips from AAA for trick-or-treaters and adults to have a safe and fun time. Trick-or-Treaters and Parents 1. Look for light, bright and reflective costumes that make trick-or-treaters easy to...

  • Video Game Review - 'Sunset Overdrive'

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Title: Sunset Overdrive Format: Xbox One Price: $59.99 Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: Insomniac Games ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+) The Grade: B+ What is it? The year is 2027 and you live in the American metropolis of Sunset City. The action begins with a massive party...

  • Xbox One gets a limited time holiday price drop

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Looking to give its latest console a sales bump this holiday, Microsoft today announced a limited-time promotional offer on its Xbox One console. Starting this Sunday (Nov. 2) and running until Jan. 3, 2015, the Xbox One will be available for $349. The special pricing of $50 off the...

  • Map: Most Googled Halloween costume for Colorado

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    The most trending Halloween costume in Colorado is Medusa of Greek mythology. Not sure why or how, but hey, at least we aren’t trying to be a banana for Halloween.  Right, Minnesota? SumoCoupon posted some spooky data from Google search and this is the map produced via...

  • Scary ending: Gazette readers provide creative endings to Halloween story

    The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    This month, The Gazette asked writers in grades 1 through 8 to dream (or, nightmare) up endings to an unfinished spooky story written by reporter Stephanie Earls. More than 70 young scribblers took up the challenge, wrapping up our ghostly Halloween tale with conclusions that were...

  • Community comes together to bring high-speed Internet to remote Colorado mountain town

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    There's no gas station in the remote mountain town of Guffey, about 60 miles west of Colorado Springs, but there is a post office with 420 boxes, a library, a school, an auto repair shop, three restaurants and now, high-speed Internet for all. "It's huge," said resident Kim McAlear....

  • Pucker up: lip balms, treatments having a moment

    By LEANNE ITALIE The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Artisanal or oozing with luxury, lip balms are having a moment. Joining cutesy offerings intended for kids and go-to standards around for years are newer lip scrubs, color tints and balms. The world market for lip care products is projected to reach $1.7 billion by 2015. In the...

  • Drive-thru review: Wendy's pleases with pulled pork pig-out

    By Ken Hoffman King Features Syndicate -
    Published: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Wendy's is climbing aboard the pulled pork train, big time - although McDonald's, Burger King, Subway and Carl's Jr. are saying, "You're late; go to the back of the train." The rivals have one, maybe two pulled pork items. Wendy's has three entries: Pulled Pork Cheeseburger, Pulled...

  • Flexible mummies for Halloween decor

    By HOLLY RAMER The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Count me among those who find the "Elf on the Shelf" just a bit creepy. That said, wouldn't it make more sense to have a slightly spooky creature keeping an eye on your kids around Halloween instead of Christmas? With just a few inexpensive craft materials, you can make a miniature...

  • 10-year-old with cerebral palsy aids school for special-needs children

    By Heather Warlick The Oklahoman -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. - Ten-year-old Keith Boyd might be considered an unlikely business magnate. Over the summer, Keith's Ice Cold Lemonade Stands raised about $150,000, and he donated the proceeds from the 10 lemonade stands he operated for 10 consecutive weeks to The Little Lighthouse, a...

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