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  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hippo in failing health is euthanized

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Wicket the hippo, who loved peanut butter sandwiches, pumpkins and pineapples, is gone. Veterinarians at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo euthanized the 45-year-old female Nile hippopotamus Thursday, after determining that it was the most humane action given her age and health, according to...

  • 5 Video Games That Deserve an HD Update

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    “Tomb Raider,” “Sleeping Dogs,” “Halo,” "GTA V" and “The Last of Us” all came out a year or more ago but received HD releases this year. Looks to me like 2014 is the year of the HD makeover. And I’m not even counting “GTA: San Andreas” which celebrated its 10-year anniversary with an...

  • Little green army men, a 1980s classic gain toy hall of fame entry

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

      ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It's mission accomplished for little green army men. The molded plastic must-haves for generations of pretend soldiers were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with the 1980s stumper Rubik's Cube, and bubbles. The trio...

  • Video game review: 'Warfare' a great installment of 'Call of Duty'

    By Terry Terrones terry.terrones@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    The game "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" is the 11th and most recent installment of Activision's popular "Call of Duty" franchise. Set in 2054, gamers play as Jack Mitchell, a former U.S. Marine who lost his arm while fighting off the North Koreans when they invaded Seoul, South...

  • Blog: Little kid lessons

    By Jennifer Mulson
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    I went tricks and treating on Halloween with my brother and his two kids, both under five. The stuff that comes out of their mouths never fails to make me laugh. That, and their little antics often serve as good reminders to me on this journey. Lesson 1: Be open. Treat even the...

  • Fans go crackers for crazy Cheez-It creations

    By MICHELLE LOCKE The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Chocolate-covered Cheez-Its, wedding cake Cheez-Its, even a Cheez-It cocktail... They're all out there. Ditto for Cheez-It jewelry and even Cheez-It tattoos (would that be Cheez-tats?). There's a legion of cracker hackers out there and they're clearly thinking outside the box. If it...

  • Head Start still making a difference after 50 years

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Casey Massengill doesn't know what she would have done without Head Start, a federally funded preschool program for low-income parents that is observing its 50th anniversary. The wife of a soldier stationed at Fort Carson and mom of two young boys, Massengill noticed her oldest son,...

  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

    By ANNE FLAHERTY The Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help. The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data we put online give members of the...

  • Host families sought for foreign exchange students

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    World Heritage Student Exchange Programs, a nonprofit organization under the sponsorship of ASSE International, is looking for American families to host high school students from European, Asian, former Soviet, Middle Eastern and African countries. The exchange students speak...

  • Peek into the heads of 10 local kids at Youth Documentary Academy screening

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    While many kids were playing their summer days away, a dozen teens spent seven weeks making documentary films at the inaugural Youth Documentary Academy. Bailey Francisco was one of them. The 17-year old senior at Fountain-Fort Carson High School produced and directed a 14-minute film...

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