8 things to do at this year's Colorado State Fair

By: Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com

The Colorado State Fair is a no-brainer come August.

Where else can you buy a bunch of greasy fair food and then ride death-defying carnival rides into the wee hours of the night? There's rodeo for those so...

Hurricane Katrina robbed Air Force football assistant Derek Lewis of childhood mementos but spared his family

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Derek Lewis is often told by relatives that his 4-year-old son, Myles, looks exactly like he did at the same age.

Lewis can only take their word for it.

All of Lewis' old pictures and childhood...

Must See Must Do: 10 best bets for fun this weekend around Colorado Springs

By: linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com

Here's a look at some of your best chances for fun around the Colorado Springs area in the next few days:

FRIDAY

- The high school football season kicks off in the Pikes Peak region with a District 11...

Instagram: Share your photos with us, we'll share them with the world

By: The Gazette

Colorado is a beautiful place and we capture it often on our smart phones and cameras. OK, so now you have this awesome photo, now what?

Share your talent with us and we'll share it with the world.

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Shop with Clifford the Big Red Dog at Outlets at Castle Rock

By: MICHELLE KARAS michelle.karas@gazette.com

CASTLE ROCK - Clifford the Big Red Dog will be making an appearance Friday at the Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd.

The outlet center is teaming up with Rocky Mountain PBS to welcome the...

Memorial Hospital's Child Life Specialists help patients and families adjust

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

Laced to machines, a tube up his nose and an IV in his arm, Joseph Viegas - the boy who has something to say about pretty much everything - was so miserable he didn't want to speak. His family had expected the...

The latest twist in textiles? A spinning resurgence

By: JENNIFER FORKER The Associated Press

Like knitting and crocheting, spinning - the process of twisting fibers together to make yarn - is enjoying a comeback.

Textile artists want "to control the front end of their yarn," says Sarah Anderson,...

2 Colorado Springs high schools make Newsweek's annual top 500 list

By: Debbie Kelley

Newsweek released on Wednesday its annual survey of the top 500 high schools in the country.

The national news magazine used a range of data to “determine which institutions do the best job of preparing...