• Gatorland, Fun Spot join forces in Orlando

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two homegrown Orlando tourist attractions are joining forces. Fun Spot America and Gatorland are breaking ground Tuesday on a new alligator-themed tourist attraction. The 15,000-square-foot attraction will be located at Fun Spot on International Drive in the...

  • Winter weekend events being held at Adirondack great camp

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    NEWCOMB, N.Y. (AP) — The popular winter weekends at a historic Adirondack great camp are being held again this winter. The events are taking place on Martin Luther King Day, the President's Day weekend in February, and the weekend of March 14 and 15. This is the third year the...

  • Baltimore celebrates Martin Luther King Day

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with art shows, performances, children's activities and roundtable discussions at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The museum will host a roundtable discussion Monday about civil rights and the evolving...

  • Surviving Great Lakes coal-fired ship gets new lease on life

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — The last coal-fired steamship operating in U.S. waters is undergoing a makeover to meet the terms of a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate pollution from the disposal of coal ash. Work on the 62-year-old SS Badger began last week in...

  • Newly renovated Harry C. Vaughan UW Planetarium open

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Officials have marked the opening of the renovated Harry C. Vaughan UW Planetarium at the University of Wyoming. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday. The planetarium has undergone a comprehensive renovation of the existing space and extensive technological...

  • National Park Service seeks input on centennial celebration

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) — The National Park Service is hosting a series of gatherings in South Dakota to get input on how to celebrate its centennial. The Park Service plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning in spring 2015 and continuing through 2016. Wind Cave...

  • Wedding bells silenced as pope's Philly visit fills hotels

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — To be fair, Natalie Suresch and Joe Felicetti claimed that weekend first. The Philadelphia couple chose Sept. 26 for their wedding and then planned accordingly: They booked their venue, a former factory building in one of the city's most historic neighborhoods....

  • Tourist numbers in Paris drop following terror attacks

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Gray skies over a half-empty Eiffel Tower. Since last week's terrorist attacks that left 17 victims and three gunmen dead, the swarms of sightseers have thinned below Paris' most visited monument, baring the dull concrete of the giant plaza. Just over a week after the...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting Jan. 18, 2015

    Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Monday-Feb. 8 - Breckenridge, International Snow Sculpture Championships, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Riverwalk Center, 150 W....

  • Colorado Springs road construction project scheduled to begin Monday

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Safety and accessibility were the overwhelming concerns of about 80 people who attended a public meeting Jan. 8 to discuss the Colorado 21/Powers Boulevard and Old Ranch Road interchange project that will start this month. Construction, which is scheduled to start Monday and continue...

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