<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:27:28 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Fairbanks offers free planetarium event to supporting towns]]> http://gazette.com/fairbanks-offers-free-planetarium-event-to-supporting-towns/article/feed/279976?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fairbanks-offers-free-planetarium-event-to-supporting-towns/article/feed/279976?custom_click=rss ST. JOHNSURY, Vt. (AP) — The Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury will be putting on a free planetarium presentation to residents in 15 towns that support the museum.

The free presentation and special programming takes place next Saturday, Oct. 17.

Residents in the 15 towns already get into the museum for free on any day.

The towns are St. Johnsbury, Barnet, Burke, Danville, East Haven, Granby, Kirby, Lyndonville, Newark, Peacham, Sheffield, Stannard, Sutton, Walden, and Waterford.

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]]> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:54:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Oct. 10, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-to-do-today-calendar-for-oct.-10-2015/article/1561000?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-to-do-today-calendar-for-oct.-10-2015/article/1561000?custom_click=rss Events

Mini Maker Faire - Celebrating DIY projects, creativity and tinkering, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, free; ppld.org.

Haunted Brew Fest - More than 40 brewers with more than 100 beers, costume contest and more, VIP session 11 a.m.-noon, first session noon-3 p.m., second session 4-7 p.m., Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., $35-$50. Advance tickets: hauntedbrewfest.com.

Night of Comedy - To benefit Special Kids Special Families, 6-9 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., $70 or $120 per couple. Reservations: tinyurl.com/ou3vmgj.

The Long Run - Colorado's Tribute to the Eagles, 8 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S.

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]]> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 04:10:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Officials mark Valles Caldera's addition to Park Service]]> http://gazette.com/officials-mark-valles-calderas-addition-to-park-service/article/feed/279947?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/officials-mark-valles-calderas-addition-to-park-service/article/feed/279947?custom_click=rss VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE, N.M. (AP) — A sprawling parcel of land in northern New Mexico that's home to vast grasslands and one of North America's few super volcanoes is now part of the National Park Service.

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, members of the state's congressional delegation, tribal leaders and others are gathering at Valles Caldera National Preserve on Saturday for a celebration to mark the transition.

The preserve is located in the Jemez Mountains, just west of Los Alamos.

The federal government purchased the property in 2000 with the goal of operating it as a working ranch while developing recreational opportunities for the public.

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]]> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 04:00:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Police: Trio used stolen gun to rob, kill 2 in California]]> http://gazette.com/police-trio-used-stolen-gun-to-rob-kill-2-in-california/article/feed/279925?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-trio-used-stolen-gun-to-rob-kill-2-in-california/article/feed/279925?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three young transients used a handgun that was stolen from an unlocked car to rob and kill a backpacking Canadian tourist in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and then a yoga instructor two days later on a hiking trail north of the city, authorities said.

The handgun was reported stolen on Oct. 1 from the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood in San Francisco, police commander Toney Chaplin said on Friday.

"We believe the same weapon was used in both crimes," Chaplin said, adding that it appears robbery was the motive in the two killings.

The body of Audrey Carey, 23, was found Oct. 3 in Golden Gate Park. She had been shot in the head.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:49:52 -0600 <![CDATA[Police: Trio used stolen gun to rob, kill 2 in California]]> http://gazette.com/police-trio-used-stolen-gun-to-rob-kill-2-in-california/article/feed/279679?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-trio-used-stolen-gun-to-rob-kill-2-in-california/article/feed/279679?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three young transients used a handgun that was stolen from an unlocked car to rob and kill a backpacking Canadian tourist in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and then a yoga instructor two days later on a hiking trail north of the city, authorities said.

The handgun was reported stolen on Oct. 1 from the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood in San Francisco, police commander Toney Chaplin said on Friday.

"We believe the same weapon was used in both crimes," Chaplin said, adding that it appears robbery was the motive in the two killings.

The body of Audrey Carey, 23, was found Oct. 3 in Golden Gate Park. She had been shot in the head.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:36:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Brown rejects driver's licenses to ease border crossings]]> http://gazette.com/brown-rejects-drivers-licenses-to-ease-border-crossings/article/feed/279905?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/brown-rejects-drivers-licenses-to-ease-border-crossings/article/feed/279905?custom_click=rss SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Friday that would have positioned California to be the first state on the U.S. border with Mexico to issue driver's licenses that can be used to prove citizenship when entering the country as he acted on dozens of legislative measures.

The bill, SB249, would have authorized California's Department of Motor Vehicles to negotiate with the federal government to issue "enhanced" driver's licenses similar to those issued in five U.S. states along the Canadian border.

"While I support the purpose of this bill to allow easier passage across certain borders within the Western Hemisphere, I believe there are other means, such as the U.S.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:37:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Proposal could make Evers home part of National Park Service]]> http://gazette.com/proposal-could-make-evers-home-part-of-national-park-service/article/feed/279773?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/proposal-could-make-evers-home-part-of-national-park-service/article/feed/279773?custom_click=rss

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The home where Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in 1963 gets thousands of visitors each year, operates as a college-owned museum and relies on state grants and private donations for maintenance funds. Now the state's U.S. senators are hoping the National Park Service can lend a hand.

Republican senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker said Friday they've filed a bill that would authorize a study on the national significance of the Evers home, as a step toward making it part of the Park Service. The bill is similar to one filed earlier by U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.

Making the home a National Park Service site would bring a steadier source of money from Washington.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:09:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Chicago-to-Vegas flight lands safely after emergency call]]> http://gazette.com/chicago-to-vegas-flight-lands-safely-after-emergency-call/article/feed/279873?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chicago-to-vegas-flight-lands-safely-after-emergency-call/article/feed/279873?custom_click=rss LAS VEGAS (AP) — An airport official says a commercial jetliner from Chicago landed safely in Las Vegas after reporting a possible problem with the aircraft braking and steering system.

McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says United Airlines flight 519 from O'Hare International Airport to Las Vegas declared an in-flight emergency before landing about 2:10 p.m. PDT.

No injuries were reported.

Crews says the Airbus A320 with 157 passengers and crew aboard was towed to a gate as a precaution.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:00:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Report finds improper use of Park Service lodge in Wyoming]]> http://gazette.com/report-finds-improper-use-of-park-service-lodge-in-wyoming/article/feed/279851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/report-finds-improper-use-of-park-service-lodge-in-wyoming/article/feed/279851?custom_click=rss CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A cozy cabin in Grand Teton National Park designated for official government business was rented out by the National Park Service in recent years to some politicians and others as a low-cost family vacation getaway in scenic Jackson Hole, according to an inspector general's report.

The report released this week on the Brinkerhoff Lodge, which is not available for public use, was done after media reports noted some guests, including Vice President Joe Biden, were using the lodge for personal leisure instead of official government business as stated under the lodge's governing policy.

"We're not quite sure when it started becoming this vacation spot," Steve Hardgrove, chief of staff of the U.S.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:28:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Facing ban on orca breeding, SeaWorld contemplates next move]]> http://gazette.com/facing-ban-on-orca-breeding-seaworld-contemplates-next-move/article/feed/279637?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/facing-ban-on-orca-breeding-seaworld-contemplates-next-move/article/feed/279637?custom_click=rss

SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld says denying orcas' their ability to breed is cruel, but it was unclear Friday whether the corporation will fight such a ban at its California park and risk further hurting attendance.

Company officials said they were reviewing their options a day after the California Coastal Commission approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego — but banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them. The panel's decision raised an array of questions, including whether the company would proceed with the project or raise a legal challenge, possibly on whether the commission overstepped its authority.

Deciding the next step could be tricky for SeaWorld

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:06:07 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Obama praises Nobel Peace Prize choice]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-obama-praises-nobel-peace-prize-choice/article/feed/279626?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-obama-praises-nobel-peace-prize-choice/article/feed/279626?custom_click=rss

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.


9:15 p.m.

President Barack Obama says the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to a coalition of Tunisian groups is a tribute to the perseverance and courage of all Tunisians.

Obama says in the five years since a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself ablaze to protest an authoritarian government, Tunisians have made "remarkable strides" toward building an inclusive democracy.

He credits the coalition — the National Dialogue Quartet — with playing an "indispensable role" in that arduous process.

Obama says the group is a reminder that lasting peace and security can only be achieved when people are empo

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:18:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Book review: "Popular: The Ups and Downs of Online Dating From the Most Popular Girl in New York City"]]> http://gazette.com/book-review-popular-the-ups-and-downs-of-online-dating-from-the-most-popular-girl-in-new-york-city/article/1560958?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/book-review-popular-the-ups-and-downs-of-online-dating-from-the-most-popular-girl-in-new-york-city/article/1560958?custom_click=rss Makeup artist and self-proclaimed science nerd Lauren Urasek was surprised when a reporter from a major New York magazine contacted her to interview "the most popular girl on the dating site OKCupid." Urasek had no idea trolling through a barrage of pitiful messages from eager suitors would make her an instant celebrity. With more than 15,000 4- and 5-star ratings, Urasek decided to write about her online dating do's and don'ts in her debut book, "Popular: The Ups and Downs of Online Dating From the Most Popular Girl in New York City."

Urasek wastes no time warning readers that the online dating world is mainly full of strange beings who have very little couth and zero knowledge of basic grammar.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:15:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy]]> http://gazette.com/nobel-peace-prize-boosts-struggling-tunisian-democracy/article/feed/279638?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nobel-peace-prize-boosts-struggling-tunisian-democracy/article/feed/279638?custom_click=rss

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia's newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war.

In nearby Egypt, which had followed Tunisia in a democratic revolution, a coup had just overthrown the Islamist government, and some sectors in Tunisia wanted to follow suit.

Then four civil society groups — the main labor union, the bar association, the employers' association and the human rights league — stepped into the fray.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:09:31 -0600 <![CDATA[LIST: 55 Halloween and seasonally-themed events around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/list-55-halloween-and-seasonally-themed-events-around-colorado-springs/article/1560730?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/list-55-halloween-and-seasonally-themed-events-around-colorado-springs/article/1560730?custom_click=rss

From now through Oct. 31, the Gazette will be listing Halloween and seasonal events in the GO! print section each Friday. Below you'll find the latest list of spooky - or just plain fun - events in the Pikes Peak region and beyond.

To submit an event for the list, please email Carlotta Olsen at carlotta.olsen@gazette.com with the information or call her at 636-0221.



Through Oct. 31: Haunted Mines - 7-11 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., $20-$25.

Through Oct. 31: Fright in Falcon Haunted Maze - 7-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Oct. 25-31, 7310 Abilene Drive, Peyton, monetary and nonperishable food donations accepted.


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Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:11:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Egypt to restore King Tut mask after botched epoxy job]]> http://gazette.com/egypt-to-restore-king-tut-mask-after-botched-epoxy-job/article/feed/279691?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/egypt-to-restore-king-tut-mask-after-botched-epoxy-job/article/feed/279691?custom_click=rss

CAIRO (AP) — The restoration of King Tutankhamun's world-famous golden mask will begin Saturday, over a year after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back with epoxy, Egypt's state-run news agency said Friday.

A German-Egyptian team will remove the mask from its display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and repair it in another area of the museum, MENA reported.

The 3,300-year-old burial pharaonic mask was discovered in Tutankhamun's tomb along with other artifacts by British archeologists in 1922, sparking worldwide interest in archaeology and ancient Egypt.

The beard became detached during work on the relic's lighting in August 2014 and then was hastily reattached with epoxy.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:28:30 -0600 <![CDATA[NYC historical society to create center for role of women]]> http://gazette.com/nyc-historical-society-to-create-center-for-role-of-women/article/feed/279732?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nyc-historical-society-to-create-center-for-role-of-women/article/feed/279732?custom_click=rss NEW YORK (AP) — The New-York Historical Society is establishing a center devoted to women's history exhibitions and scholarship.

The Center for the Study of Women's History will be housed on a redesigned fourth floor of the museum facing Central Park.

It will also house a dramatic new glass gallery by architect Eva Jiricna for the display of its extraordinary Tiffany Studio lamp collection.

The redesign also will allow for a more engaging and larger display of its permanent collection.

The renovation of the space is underway and slated to open in early 2017.

It was inspired in part by the overlooked contributions of Clara Driscoll and the "Tiffany Girls.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:11:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Christian singer Sandi Patty announces retirement, farewell tour]]> http://gazette.com/christian-singer-sandi-patty-announces-retirement-farewell-tour/article/1560939?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/christian-singer-sandi-patty-announces-retirement-farewell-tour/article/1560939?custom_click=rss

Grammy-winning Christian singer Sandi Patty is singing her swan song.

Patty's career has spanned some four decades, during which she accumulated five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and 40 Dove Awards. She is one of only a few musicians to perform at three presidential inaugurations.

"No matter what you do, there comes a time when you should step away," Patty said. "And mine has finally come."

Patty made her musical debut at age 2, singing "Jesus Loves Me" at her family's church. She admits to being a shy child who was uncomfortable on stage most of her life.

"Music has been my voice when I felt like I have not had a voice," Patty said.

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Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:47:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area religious events starting Oct. 11, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-oct.-11-2015/article/1560938?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-oct.-11-2015/article/1560938?custom_click=rss




Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe - 7 p.m., Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument St. Go online for ticket prices: templeshalom.com.

OCT. 18

Colorado Brass Arts Ensemble - 3 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., free-will offering; 633-8888.

NOV. 7 AND 8

"Elements" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Go online for ticket prices; chamber orchestraofthesprings.org.

NOV. 13

Vienna Boys Choir - 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., $15-$35. Advance tickets:

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:40:02 -0600 <![CDATA[A scary good chocolate cupcake gets dressed up mummy-style]]> http://gazette.com/a-scary-good-chocolate-cupcake-gets-dressed-up-mummy-style/article/feed/279715?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-scary-good-chocolate-cupcake-gets-dressed-up-mummy-style/article/feed/279715?custom_click=rss

If you have kids, chances are pretty good you'll find yourself needing to bake something for a Halloween event. Or maybe you got invited to an adult Halloween party and you volunteered to bring a dessert. Either way, this is the recipe you need for a fast, easy — and delightfully spooky — party treat.

These adorable little mummy cupcakes don't take much more time than frosting a bunch of regular cupcakes, but the fun/cool factor is extremely high. If you do have kids, grab them and ask them to help. So what if one or two of the mummies looks like they are unraveling a little bit? That's part of the charm of bringing a homemade item — that it looks a little homemade.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:11:31 -0600 <![CDATA[VIDEO: 'Mystery' creature prowls east Colorado Springs neighborhood]]> http://gazette.com/video-mystery-creature-prowls-east-colorado-springs-neighborhood/article/1560935?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/video-mystery-creature-prowls-east-colorado-springs-neighborhood/article/1560935?custom_click=rss

Is it an overgrown house cat? A coyote? An underfed cougar?

The speculation is flying after Out There reader Allen Beal turned up a surprising visitor on a motion-activated security camera outside his east Colorado Springs home.

Beal, who acknowledges that he's no wildlife expert, said he and his friends have been scratching their heads since the camera captured the mysterious scene in early July.

The creature seems to regard the camera with glowing eyes, and after stopping next to Beal's car for a spell, it eventually slinks off into the night.

"I'm still not convinced what it is," said Beal, who lives on Anvil Drive in a neighborhood situated between the Colorado Springs Airport and Schriever Air Force Base.

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Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:37:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Amtrak: Pets welcome aboard Northeast Regional, Downeaster]]> http://gazette.com/amtrak-pets-welcome-aboard-northeast-regional-downeaster/article/feed/279676?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/amtrak-pets-welcome-aboard-northeast-regional-downeaster/article/feed/279676?custom_click=rss BOSTON (AP) — Amtrak says it will now allow passengers on some Northeast routes to bring along their pets.

Under the program announced Thursday, passengers can take a cat or small dog on trips up to seven hours long.

The service is available on the Boston to Lynchburg, Newport News, and Norfolk, Virginia, on the Northeast Regional service lines, as well from Boston to Brunswick, Maine, on the Downeaster route.

Pet owners will have to pay an extra $25 to make a reservation. The service begins Oct. 12.

Pets will have to be in carriers and the carrier must weigh no more than 20 pounds with the animal inside. Pets must also be at least 8 weeks old and have all their vaccinations.

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:28:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Oct. 9, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-to-do-today-calendar-for-oct.-9-2015/article/1560918?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-to-do-today-calendar-for-oct.-9-2015/article/1560918?custom_click=rss


"Reign," 7 p.m., CW: A new season begins.

"Undateable," 7 p.m., NBC: Remember last season's live-episode stunt? This season, they're all live. There'll be mugging aplenty!



Actor Fyvush Finkel ("Boston Public," "Picket Fences") is 93. R&B singer Nona Hendryx (LaBelle) is 71. Singer Jackson Browne is 67. Actor Robert Wuhl ("Arli$$") is 64. Manager-TV personality Sharon Osbourne is 63. Actor Tony Shalhoub is 62. Actor Scott Bakula is 61. Actor John O'Hurley is 61. Actor Michael Pare ("Eddie and the Cruisers") is 57.

Country singer Gary Bennett (BR549) is 51. Singer P.J. Harvey is 46. Actor Steve Burns ("Blues Clues") is 42. Singer Sean Lennon is

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]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:15:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado looking at boosting deer populations; one animal is in the crosshairs]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-looking-at-boosting-deer-populations-one-animal-is-in-the-crosshairs/article/1560826?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-looking-at-boosting-deer-populations-one-animal-is-in-the-crosshairs/article/1560826?custom_click=rss

Mountain lions are in the crosshairs of a plan to boost mule deer populations near Salida.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking to increase deer populations in four game management units north of the Arkansas River, between Salida and Cañon City, by allowing hunters to kill more of the big cats that prey on them, according to an agency proposal.

The changes are proposed as part of a five-year, $820,000 study that would increase the harvest limit on mountain lions in the units by 46 percent, from a limit of 24 cats up to 35.

How many mountain lions are killed depends on the success of hunters who pursue them. Wildlife officers will not directly intervene in the lion populations.

The goal is to double

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Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:48:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Blog: $5 yoga classes (and beer next door)]]> http://gazette.com/blog-5-yoga-classes-and-beer-next-door/article/1560793?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blog-5-yoga-classes-and-beer-next-door/article/1560793?custom_click=rss

Who likes the sound of $5 yoga classes?

I do, I do!

As you are probably aware, going to a yoga class isn't cheap, unless it's included in your gym membership. And then it's a steal! But when I hear about a $5 class, I get excited.

The 60-minute heated flow class is every Saturday through October from 4-5 p.m. at Hot Asana, the newest yoga studio addition to downtown. 

After class you can head next door to McCabe's Tavern where they'll offer 2-for-1 pints of beer and $1 off small plates.

What: 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga class

When: 4-5 p.m. Saturdays through October

Where: Hot Asana, 522 S. Tejon St.

Cost: $5; 1-855-996-9642, hotasanastudio.

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Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:35:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Zip line popularity soars along with injuries, study finds]]> http://gazette.com/zip-line-popularity-soars-along-with-injuries-study-finds/article/1560827?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/zip-line-popularity-soars-along-with-injuries-study-finds/article/1560827?custom_click=rss

Injuries from zip line accidents have soared along with the popularity of an activity that hurtles riders through the air, sometimes at dizzying heights above ground, a study of U.S. emergency room data shows.

Over 16 years, nearly 17,000 people were treated for zip line-related injuries including broken bones, cuts and sprains; most occurred in the last four years of the 1997-2012 study. It's the first national look at zip line injuries and highlights a need for better regulation and uniform safety standards, the researchers say.

The study was published this week in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Deaths were not included - there have been at least six nationwide this year, most from falls.

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Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:30:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Recipe: How to easily make your own pumpkin spice latte at home]]> http://gazette.com/recipe-how-to-easily-make-your-own-pumpkin-spice-latte-at-home/article/1560706?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/recipe-how-to-easily-make-your-own-pumpkin-spice-latte-at-home/article/1560706?custom_click=rss

Note: Want that pumpkin spice recipe now? Just scroll to the bottom of this story.

It's October, and everything is coming up pumpkin spice.

You name it and food designers have added the fall seasoning to it. Think yogurt, margarine, soy milk, gum, English muffins, bagels, vodka, almonds, tea, lasagna noodles, marshmallows and, of course, coffee. You can thank Starbucks for kicking off pumpkin season each September by rolling out its Pumpkin Spice Latte. But here's a surprise: The coffee shop's most popular drink didn't have a speck of actual pumpkin in it until this year, when a pumpkin spice syrup was concocted with a dash of real pumpkin.

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Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:50:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Rider in residence: Colorado Springs Utilities fights back in debate over public access to trails]]> http://gazette.com/rider-in-residence-colorado-springs-utilities-fights-back-in-debate-over-public-access-to-trails/article/1560825?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rider-in-residence-colorado-springs-utilities-fights-back-in-debate-over-public-access-to-trails/article/1560825?custom_click=rss

Did your humble scribe err by rolling with a politician's demand that Colorado Springs Utilities "get with the program" and raise its gate at Moraine Lake?

Utilities sure thinks so.

In an emailed response to the Aug. 13 column, spokeswoman Patrice Lehermeier ticked off the reasons it would be wrong to suggest Utilities has been anything less than perfectly devoted to opening its treasures to the public.

She spoke of "decades" of collaboration with recreational groups and provided a timeline detailing projects that opened 15,000 acres of Utilities holdings.

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Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:28:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Oct. 8, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-to-do-today-calendar-for-oct.-8-2015/article/1560852?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-to-do-today-calendar-for-oct.-8-2015/article/1560852?custom_click=rss Events

Elephant & Piggie's "We are in a Play!" - 6 p.m., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., $20; csfineartscenter.org.


"Latin American Music Awards," 7 p.m., Telemundo: Dick Clark Productions celebrates the best musical talent from Latin America, the Caribbean and the world.



Actor Paul Hogan is 76. Actor-comedian Chevy Chase is 72. Actress Sigourney Weaver is 66. Singer Robert "Kool" Bell of Kool and the Gang is 65. Comedian Darrell Hammond is 60. Singer CeCe Winans is 51.

Singer Teddy Riley is 49. Actress Emily Procter ("CSI: Miami") is 47. Actor Matt Damon is 45. Actor Nick Cannon is 35. Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is 30.

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Can music tame the savage beast? Can it hush puppies and calm kitties?

A veterinarian thinks so. Dr. Pamela Fisher has put music in more than 1,100 animal shelters, saying that it calms dogs and cats, and even cuts down on barking.

Fisher started the nonprofit Rescue Animal MP3 Project nearly four years ago by asking artists around the world to donate dog- and cat-friendly music. The result was MP3 players packed with 30 hours of classics, including music by Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin, nursery rhymes such as "Three Blind Mice," and harps, pianos and violins mimicking ocean waves and gentle breezes. She gives them to animal shelters, sanctuaries and spay-and-neuter clinics.

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Nature programs at Mueller State Park - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366. - Wolves, 2 p.m. Saturday, Auditorium.


"Corral Bluffs Open Space - A Colorado Springs Treasure" - Pikes Peak Regional History Lecture Series, 2-3 p.m., Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., $5. Reservations: 385-5990, cspm.org.

Oct. 15

Cat-on-Tap - To benefit Catamount Institute, 5:30 p.m., Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, $25. Reservations: Cheryl, 471-0910, ext. 108, catamount institute.org.



Pikes Peak Road Runners - Go online for information, cost and registration:

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