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  • Cooperstown gearing up for big induction weekend

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Businesses in the upstate New York home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame are gearing up for the biggest weekend of the summer tourist season. Cooperstown is expected to be packed with tens of thousands of people for Sunday's induction ceremony featuring...

  • Air Force Academy vision includes raising tourist levels to pre-9/11 numbers

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The Air Force Academy's visitor center would move outside the gates of the 18,500-acre campus under a plan tied to the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The academy announced Thursday that the $20 million attraction would be located just east of the academy's northern...

  • State Patrol asks drivers to slow down in wake of recent construction-zone incidents

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The circumstances of the death in the Interstate 25 expansion project construction zone last Friday was exactly what Colorado State Patrol Corporal Ryan Novotny feared. At about 1:30 a.m. on July 18, a 36-year-old Monument man driving a 2007 Ford truck swerved into the middle lane of...

  • Nevadans voting for final 150th birthday medallion

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The fourth and final medallion commemorating Nevada's 150th birthday will feature Lake Tahoe, Great Basin National Park, the Hoover Dam or a combination tribute to cattle drives and casinos. Nevadans started casting votes online Wednesday for the last of the...

  • Vegas customs line set to shorten with new program

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Overseas visitors coming to Las Vegas could soon be spending less time in customs lines. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that McCarran International Airport will be participating in a pilot program that offers more flexibility in scheduling...

  • Gunmen kill female tourist on Kenya coast

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A female tourist was shot dead in the coastal town of Mombasa, the second foreigner shot in same area this month, police officials said Thursday. Two men, one armed with a pistol, rounded the corner of a building along Kuze Road in the Old Town area in Mombasa,...

  • Grand Canyon urges visitors to stay away from bats

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon officials are encouraging visitors who came into contact with rabid bats at the national park to seek medical care. One bat crawled on a woman for 10 minutes in front of the Tusayan Museum on July 16, drawing an afternoon crowd....

  • Detroit museum to start putting up art in suburbs

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    WIXOM, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is going to start putting up reproductions of paintings at outdoor sites throughout the area. This marks the fifth year of the DIA's Inside/Out project. More than 80 high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the museum's...

  • 5 free things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln may be famous for Husker football, but Nebraska's capital city also welcomes visitors with free attractions for history buffs and families on a budget. Here are five free things to see and do in Lincoln. THE NEBRASKA CAPITOL Few places speak to...

  • Last chance for Illinois State Fair discount pass

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Time is running out to snag the best discount for carnival rides at the Illinois State Fair. In an announcement made Wednesday, fair officials said the price of the carnival Mega Pass will increase from $65 to $75 on Monday. The Mega Pass is good for...

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