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  • Royal Gorge park reopens Saturday

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    As expected, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will open Saturday for a "soft opening" Labor Day weekend. A June 2013 fire destroyed 90 percent of the park and 48 of its 52 buildings. Multiple phases of repairs and additions are planned to help restore the park, including a new...

  • Seasonal Halloween stores already scaring up business in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    It happens every year about this time. Football? Lower temperatures? Aspen leaves getting ready to change? Nah. We're talking about the arrival of seasonal Halloween stores scaring up business in late August, even before the calendar turns to Labor Day. Two of the most widely...

  • Parks Service hosting program to hear elk bugling

    News Services
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The National Parks Service will be hosting an opportunity to participate in a Rocky Mountain tradition: listening to the bugling of the bull elk (wapiti). The gatherings will be at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on Sept. 20-21 and 26-27 from 5-7:30 p.m. and Oct. 3 and 5...

  • VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Experience and fine tuning make 'Madden 15' as successful as the rest of the series

    By TERRY TERRONES terry.terrones@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    What is it? "Madden NFL 15" is the 26th edition of one of gaming's most popular sports franchises. That's right: "Madden" football titles have been around for 26 seasons. Of course, there's a reason for that. This series has been one of the most consistent and reliable in video game...

  • Young skiers, snowboarders can get free access to Colorado mountains

    By Nathan Van Dyne nathan.vandyne@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    In the Colorado outdoors, there's no better time for learning than fifth grade. Colorado Ski Country USA announced Tuesday that it will once again offer free or discounted access to 20 of the state's ski resorts through its Passport Programs. The 5th Grade Passport allows...

  • New Colorado Springs D-11 executive chef tasked with creating 'awesomeness' in schools

    ByTERESA J. FARNEY teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Nathan Dirnberger has been driven to follow his dream to be a leader - and he's getting his chance. Dirnberger, 27, is the newly hired executive chef for School District 11. But it hasn't been an easy journey for this young chef. His parents divorced when he was 5, leaving his mom to...

  • Colorado State Fair's livestock auction bittersweet for youth

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Some might call Jammer a cash cow. After all, the 1,200-pound steer fetched $4,250 at the Junior Livestock Sale on Tuesday at the Colorado State Fair. But he meant much more than dollar signs to Sierra Churchill, who has spent virtually all her free time with the steer since...

  • Boulder puts off anti-pot 'lab rat' campaign

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BOULDER — A provocative anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado youths has angered marijuana activists for its tag line, "Don't Be a Lab Rat." Now, a Colorado city is holding off on displaying a human-size cage used in the campaign after a school district raised concerns. The city...

  • Dancing Groot, Howard the Duck figures coming this holiday

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Funko, the company that makes adorable pop culture figures, recently announced that they’ll be adding two new characters this December – Howard the Duck and Dancing Groot (Vin Diesel voice over not included). If you’ve seen “Guardians of the Galaxy,” you’re familiar with the scene...

  • 'Love for Luna Day' to help recovering Colorado Springs baby

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    When Colorado Springs Dutch Bros. franchise owner Travis Pickern learned that two regular customers were struggling after their daughter was born with a severe heart defect, the emotional story hit home. Six years ago, Travis and Rita Pickern's youngest son was born with a heart...

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