• LIST: Eight festivals to attend in Colorado

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Crested Butte Wildflower Festival: They don't call it the Wildflower Capital of Colorado for nothing. Wildflowers bloom all summer, but from July 13 to July 19, the little town celebrates flower power with guided hikes, garden tours and more. More info: crestedbuttewild...

  • Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $58 million face-lift

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses,...

  • Patagonia founder, others, sue over Grand Teton road paving

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The founder of the Patagonia outdoor clothing company and a well-known wildlife photographer are among those suing over plans by a subdivision where they're property owners to pave a private road in Grand Teton National Park. Meadow Road provides access through...

  • Poland advises its citizens against travel to Egypt

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish Foreign Ministry has advised its citizens against traveling to Egypt, and at least one major travel agency has responded by canceling package holidays to the country for the rest of the summer season. The ministry advised Poles on Thursday against...

  • July 4th visits, spending could set record in New Hampshire

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Visits and spending are expected to set records for the July 4 holiday period this year in New Hampshire. The Institute for New Hampshire Studies says more than 900,000 people are expected to visit the state from Friday through Monday. They are expected to spend...

  • Woman who fell 400 feet to death at Royal Gorge ID'd

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CANON CITY — Authorities have released the name of a woman who fell about 400 feet to her death at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in southern Colorado. The Fremont County coroner's office identified the woman Thursday as 45-year-old Denise McLean, of Wylie, Texas. Her death has been...

  • Colorado camp resort for pot users falls through

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing. But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company...

  • World's largest folk art market to open in Santa Fe

    Yesterday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's more than the world's largest folk art market. It's about keeping traditions alive and helping artisans from developing countries use their skills to start their own businesses. Now in its 12th year, the International Folk Art Market will feature more than...

  • New lighting system to illuminate Statue of Liberty

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Liberty is getting some new lights. The National Park Service on Thursday announced that a new lighting system, using light-emitting diodes or LEDs, is being activated next week on the grounds around the statue. The equipment is coming from Musco Lighting of...

  • North Carolina shark attack victim says fortunate to survive

    Yesterday

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest survivor in a record-breaking string of seven North Carolina shark attacks said Thursday he's very fortunate to be alive and thankful for the emergency help he received after struggling ashore. The shark attack was frightening and painful, said Andrew...

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