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  • El Paso County Fair opens Saturday with several 'characters'

    by Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    A man with a thousand voices is one of the stars at this summer's El Paso County Fair. OK, maybe not a thousand, but definitely at least a dozen. Joe Gandelman, a ventriloquist from San Diego, will perform daily with about 12 of his characters at the fair in Calhan. It opens...

  • Native American Intertribal Festival and Traditional Powwow opens Saturday

    by T.D. MOBLEY-MARTINEZ tracy@coloradosprings.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Grand Entry, Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave., $2 adults, Native Americans in full regalia and children age 12 and younger free, bring chairs as seating is limited; 329-0251, onenationwt.org Powwow etiquette: Don't touch...

  • Your guide to a Colorado summer

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Summer is here! And Colorado is a summer playground for natives, residents and visitors from around the world. The state, with its hot Springs, fine dining and endless adventures, appeals to all five senses in so many ways. Smell. Hear. Taste. Feel. See. Indulge in all that...

  • Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated 30-year-old guidelines to make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a...

  • School officials try healthier cafeteria options

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky...

  • The Country Life: 4-H extends beyond rural

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Our kids, Ryan and Hope, grew up in the city, but they've always had a love for the land and for animals; a variety of critters - dogs, cats, parrots, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens - were part of their childhood. Still, I sometimes wonder how different their lives might have been...

  • Families host present-free birthday parties

    MAGEN KRITSCH, Daily Journal
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — The youngster didn't unwrap a pile of trinkets and dolls for her birthday. Instead, guests at Kathleene Thomas' birthday party brought canned food to donate to the Interchurch Food Pantry. At a party for a 5-year-old in Greenwood, parents asked guests not...

  • 4-year-old girl found Sunday night wandering in Colorado Springs is identified

    by Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    The 4-year-old girl found walking around alone Sunday night has been identified but remains in Department of Human Services custody. Colorado Springs police found the girl on the 3900 block of Regency Drive near Broadmoor Valley Road around 11 p.m. She was clothed, in good health and...

  • Baby steps: Capturing beauty in the glow of an expectant mom

    By David Pico Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    I don't know whose idea it was to create the camera. It is a powerful tool, capturing images that move us, but, as a memory, it is too detailed. In my mind's eye, I am quite the specimen: handsome, charming, winning smile, no lumps. The camera's infallible brain spoils this notion....

  • Hints from Heloise: Soda box doesn't go over easy

    Heloise
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Dear readers: Here is this week's "Sound Off," about the position of UPC codes: "My Sound Off is about soft-drink companies. Why can't they put the UPC code on the same side as the opening to pick up the boxes of cans? It would be so much easier and more convenient for consumers to...

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