<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:24:09 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Qatar Airways sees 'manageable' decline in flights to US]]> http://gazette.com/qatar-airways-sees-manageable-decline-in-flights-to-us/article/feed/455508?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/qatar-airways-sees-manageable-decline-in-flights-to-us/article/feed/455508?custom_click=rss DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The CEO of one of the Middle East's largest carriers, Qatar Airways, says passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers that their visas may be rejected upon arrival.

Akbar al-Baker says this uncertainty, however, is "affecting the business but to a very small extent." He also expressed confidence in President Donald Trump's policies, saying he is "a very wise individual and a very good businessman."

Al-Baker described the decline in passenger numbers as "manageable." He says Qatar Airways still has "robust loads to the United States" and is planning new routes, including to Las Vegas, possibly as early as the first half of next year.

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]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:48:56 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting April 24, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-outdoor-events-starting-april-24-2017/article/1601669?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-outdoor-events-starting-april-24-2017/article/1601669?custom_click=rss ALMANAC

Cycling

ONGOING

The Colorado Springs Cycling Club - For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org.

Pizzeria Rustica Cycling Club - 2 p.m. second Sundays, Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W. Colorado Ave.; pizzeriarustica.com.

Hiking

ONGOING

UpaDowna Hikes - 10 a.m.-noon third Saturday. Registration: upadowna.org/programs.

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes - 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0104. - Get Fit in the Garden Wellness Walk, 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Register in person.

Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366. - Artists' Photo and Scouting Hike, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Homestead Trailhead. - Outlook to Lost Pond

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]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:15:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Trump sons seek to extend family brand into domestic markets]]> http://gazette.com/trump-sons-seek-to-extend-family-brand-into-domestic-markets/article/feed/455488?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-sons-seek-to-extend-family-brand-into-domestic-markets/article/feed/455488?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him.

Some business has slowed as a result of the pledge to stall international deal-making while Trump is president. But a U.S. push is planned, and two new hotel chains are being considered — a four-star brand and a less luxurious line — possibly in states where Trump triumphed over Democrat Hillary Clinton last November.

"I think it makes it naturally easier if you're going into a place that's not adversarial to you,"

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]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 02:28:04 -0600 <![CDATA[AP Exclusive: The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs]]> http://gazette.com/ap-exclusive-the-sad-saga-of-north-koreas-atms/article/feed/455466?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-exclusive-the-sad-saga-of-north-koreas-atms/article/feed/455466?custom_click=rss

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang's now has two. But they don't work — because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank employees — and it's not clear when they will.

ATMs are an alien enough concept in North Korea that those in the capital's shiny new Sunan International Airport have a video screen near the top showing how they work and how to set up an account to use them. The explanatory video is in Korean, but the machines, which are meant primarily for Chinese businesspeople and tourists, don't give out cash in the North Korean currency.

ATMs are not entirely new to the North.

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]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:50:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation]]> http://gazette.com/giraffes-baby-bump-boosts-tiny-zoos-upkeep-conservation/article/feed/455423?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giraffes-baby-bump-boosts-tiny-zoos-upkeep-conservation/article/feed/455423?custom_click=rss

April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world.

Owners of the for-profit Animal Adventure Park won't say exactly how much they've pulled in from all April-related ventures, but internet marketing experts conservatively estimate the haul in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The money will be used for zoo upkeep, wildlife conservation in Africa, and a favorite cause of the zoo's founders — local children with unexpected medical expenses, the park owners say.

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]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:10:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion]]> http://gazette.com/trump-sons-take-helm-of-company-eye-domestic-expansion/article/feed/455350?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-sons-take-helm-of-company-eye-domestic-expansion/article/feed/455350?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him.

Some business has slowed as a result of the pledge to stall international dealmaking while Trump is president. But a U.S. push is planned, and two new hotel chains are being considered — a four-star brand and a less luxurious line — possibly in states where Trump triumphed over Democrat Hillary Clinton last November.

"I think it makes it naturally easier if you're going into a place that's not adversarial to you,"

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]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:33:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Temple Beit Torah in Colorado Springs marks 25 years]]> http://gazette.com/temple-beit-torah-in-colorado-springs-marks-25-years/article/1601592?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/temple-beit-torah-in-colorado-springs-marks-25-years/article/1601592?custom_click=rss

Temple Beit Torah marks a quarter century as the Reform Jewish Congregation in Colorado Springs with a 25th anniversary celebration Saturday at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Since its founding in 1992, Temple Beit Torah has expanded its congregation, programs and interfaith outreach to the community, partnering with St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Faith Presbyterian Church and the Payne Chapel AME Church, and helping support charitable groups including Family Promise of Colorado Springs, Housing First and Care & Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. The congregation also is involved with South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation, which is located in the poorest county in the U.S.



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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:20:10 -0600
<![CDATA[New York Times best-selling writer C.J. Box to speak at Colorado Springs luncheon]]> http://gazette.com/new-york-times-best-selling-writer-c.j.-box-to-speak-at-colorado-springs-luncheon/article/1601628?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-york-times-best-selling-writer-c.j.-box-to-speak-at-colorado-springs-luncheon/article/1601628?custom_click=rss

The man behind the character of Joe Pickett was 40 when his popular Wyoming game- warden protagonist grabbed readers and wouldn't let go.

New York Times best-selling author C.J. Box never intended to write a series of contemporary Westerns featuring the same hero, but that's what the fans wanted. He's churned out 17 books featuring Pickett, starting with "Open Season" in 2001, five stand-alone novels and one book of short stories. His latest Pickett book, "Vicious Circle," arrived last month. His sixth stand-alone novel, "Paradise Valley," will be released in July.

"It was just a book," Box, 58, said about "Open Season" from his home outside Cheyenne, Wyo.



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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:18:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting April 23, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-nonprofit-community-events-starting-april-23-2017/article/1601627?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-nonprofit-community-events-starting-april-23-2017/article/1601627?custom_click=rss NONPROFIT COMMUNITY EVENTS

Black Bear Diner Bear Night - 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, to benefit Special Kids Special Families, Black Bear Diner, 1340 W. Garden of the Gods Road. Required flier available online; sksfcolorado.org.

Munchkin Market Consignment Sale - 5-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, to benefit MOPS program of Woodland Park, Woodland Park Community Church, 800 Valley View Drive, Woodland Park; utepass mops.org/ munchkin-market.html.

Janska Spring Warehouse Sale - 1-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, to benefit the American Cancer Society, 2255 Reliable Circle; janska.com.

Spring

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]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:20:03 -0600 <![CDATA[A month backpacking 160 miles through Glacier National Park]]> http://gazette.com/a-month-backpacking-160-miles-through-glacier-national-park/article/1601589?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-month-backpacking-160-miles-through-glacier-national-park/article/1601589?custom_click=rss

A dense blanket of fog suffocated the empty air around me, so that I could see only my feet and about 5 feet of trail in front of me. While I timidly clutched to the side of a cliff, praying with every step that I wouldn't slip on ice that covered half of the 3-foot-wide trail, I realized I had no idea where my friends were. I had no idea if they had slipped on the many patches of ice lining the trail, if they were safely back at Pitamakan Pass or dead some unknown number of feet below me at the bottom of the valley. Could I have heard them through the fog if they fell? It didn't matter, since there was no way I could scramble down the cliff side to help them. All I could do was make sure I arrived safely at the pass and assess the



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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:04:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination]]> http://gazette.com/montana-lawmakers-seek-to-make-native-america-a-destination/article/1601611?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/montana-lawmakers-seek-to-make-native-america-a-destination/article/1601611?custom_click=rss

HELENA, Mont. — The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into the nearby mountains.

But despite its proximity to the national park, little of the money spent by tourists end up in the business tills of the reservation's communities.

While Montana might be known internationally for recreational jewels such as Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, Native Americans say the state needs to do more to develop and



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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:38:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Over 7M people visited Colorado national parks in 2016, spending nearly $486M]]> http://gazette.com/over-7m-people-visited-colorado-national-parks-in-2016-spending-nearly-486m/article/1601603?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/over-7m-people-visited-colorado-national-parks-in-2016-spending-nearly-486m/article/1601603?custom_click=rss

STATEWIDE — When you visit our national parks, you’re also helping out our economy.

A whopping 7,457,422 visitors to national parks in Colorado in 2016 spent nearly $486 million in the state, according to a new National Park Service (NPS) report.

That record visitation and spending supported 7,427 jobs and boosted the Colorado economy by $722 million, representing a 5.4 percent increase in visitation and a 7.9 percent rise in spending over 2015, the report also showed.

Read the full story at fox21news.



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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:10:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination]]> http://gazette.com/montana-lawmakers-seek-to-make-native-america-a-destination/article/feed/455385?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/montana-lawmakers-seek-to-make-native-america-a-destination/article/feed/455385?custom_click=rss

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into the nearby mountains.

But despite its proximity to the national park, little of the money spent by tourists end up in the business tills of reservation's communities.

While Montana might be known internationally for recreational jewels such as Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, Native Americans say the state needs to do more to develop and promote it

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]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:34:21 -0600 <![CDATA[American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident]]> http://gazette.com/american-tries-to-learn-from-uniteds-mistakes-in-incident/article/feed/455360?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/american-tries-to-learn-from-uniteds-mistakes-in-incident/article/feed/455360?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane.

American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth.

Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the airline is looking into whether the male flight attendant violently took away a stroller from the female passenger just before she boarded a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas. He has been removed from duty in the meantime.

In an age of cellphone videos and social media, airlines are learning the hard way that it is essential to deescalate tense situations that occur during air travel, even as there are more passengers, less room a

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]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:37:01 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Passenger says flight attendant nearly hit baby]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-passenger-says-flight-attendant-nearly-hit-baby/article/feed/455393?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-passenger-says-flight-attendant-nearly-hit-baby/article/feed/455393?custom_click=rss HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the confrontation on an American Airlines flight (all times local):

6 p.m.

A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away from a woman holding the child.

Olivia Morgan, an executive with an education-related nonprofit, tells the New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2pQ17V5 ) that she witnessed the episode take place before a Friday afternoon flight from San Francisco to Dallas.

Morgan says when she complained about the woman's treatment, the flight attendant pointed his finger in her face and yelled, "You stay out of it.

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]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:02:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Texas doughnut chain expanding into Colorado Springs with as many as four locations]]> http://gazette.com/texas-doughnut-chain-expanding-into-colorado-springs-with-as-many-as-four-locations/article/1601536?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/texas-doughnut-chain-expanding-into-colorado-springs-with-as-many-as-four-locations/article/1601536?custom_click=rss

Shipley Do-Nuts, a popular family-owned chain based in Texas, is coming to Colorado Springs as soon as this year or in 2018.

The company said this week that 58 franchised locations are planned around Colorado, starting in Denver this year.

Shipley, founded in 1936 and now headed by a third-generation member of the company's namesake family, has more than 280 franchise locations in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Colorado franchisee Carpo Colorado, part of Texas-based Carpo Restaurant Enterprises that operates locations of Jersey Mike's subs and Bush's Chicken, will head development of Shipley Do-Nuts around the state, said Scott Mellon, Carpo's president.



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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:59:10 -0600
<![CDATA[The Country Life: Riders in Colorado Springs put horse skills to the test with cattle sorting, roping]]> http://gazette.com/the-country-life-riders-in-colorado-springs-put-horse-skills-to-the-test-with-cattle-sorting-roping/article/1601591?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-country-life-riders-in-colorado-springs-put-horse-skills-to-the-test-with-cattle-sorting-roping/article/1601591?custom_click=rss

Consider it a dance, of sorts, between horse, rider and steer.

It's cattle sorting, in which two pens are connected in the middle by an opening, forming a figure eight; two riders on horseback work to drive a group of steers from one pen to the other. The trick is that the steers are numbered - and they must be moved in numerical order. And, if it's a competitive event, it's also timed.

"So," says Rick Schubert of Prairie Springs Farm, "we try to do it quickly and in the right order."

Riders can test their cattle sorting skills on Saturday afternoons at the farm on the north side of Colorado Springs, near Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard; the cattle sorting practices/clinics are put on by the farm and a group called



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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:52:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area literary events starting April 23, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-literary-events-starting-april-23-2017/article/1601593?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-literary-events-starting-april-23-2017/article/1601593?custom_click=rss Book signings and other literary events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning April 23, 2017.



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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:40:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Ferry slams into breakwater in Canary Islands, 13 injured]]> http://gazette.com/ferry-slams-into-breakwater-in-canary-islands-13-injured/article/feed/455374?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ferry-slams-into-breakwater-in-canary-islands-13-injured/article/feed/455374?custom_click=rss

MADRID (AP) — A large ferry slammed bow-first into a breakwater in the Canary Islands, injuring 13 passengers, Spanish authorities said Saturday.

Manolo Vidal, a spokesman for Naviera Armas, the company that owns the ferry, said a "loss of electrical power" caused the accident Friday night as the boat was leaving the port of Puerta de la Luz on the island of Gran Canaria.

Emergency services said five of the injured had to be hospitalized.

Televised images showed the ferry hitting the breakwater head-on, sending chunks of its concrete wall tumbling down onto a service road.

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]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:21:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Philly set to welcome NFL draft in grand way]]> http://gazette.com/philly-set-to-welcome-nfl-draft-in-grand-way/article/feed/455163?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/philly-set-to-welcome-nfl-draft-in-grand-way/article/feed/455163?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yo, Roger, they did it.

When the NFL chose Philadelphia to host the 2017 draft, it quickly became clear one of the world's most famous movie locations would be the perfect site to hold the three-day extravaganza.

"We had talked about a couple different venues for the NFL and they wanted the Rocky steps and they wanted the Art Museum," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney told The Associated Press. "So that's what we gave them. It will be a terrific event."

Perhaps NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will run up the famous steps before announcing the No. 1 pick.

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]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:00:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it]]> http://gazette.com/icelandic-language-at-risk-robots-computers-cant-grasp-it/article/feed/455362?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/icelandic-language-at-risk-robots-computers-cant-grasp-it/article/feed/455362?custom_click=rss

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."

The people of this rugged North Atlantic island settled by Norsemen some 1,100 years ago have a unique dialect of Old Norse that has adapted to life at the edge of the Artic.

Hundslappadrifa, for example, means "heavy snowfall with large flakes occurring in calm wind."

But the revered Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English, both for mass tourism and in the voice-controlled artificial intelligence dev

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]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:48:03 -0600 <![CDATA[On Earth Day and any day, new Woodland Park group acting as forest guardians]]> http://gazette.com/on-earth-day-and-any-day-new-woodland-park-group-acting-as-forest-guardians/article/1601506?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/on-earth-day-and-any-day-new-woodland-park-group-acting-as-forest-guardians/article/1601506?custom_click=rss

WOODLAND PARK - Avid outdoorsman Shawn Nielsen is spending another afternoon to drive his Dodge Ram into the Pike National Forest. He rumbles over the winding dirt paths in search of the enemy.

He stops at a remote patch off Rampart Range Road, in the high woods beyond town. He steps out from the truck, the boots under his tattered blue jeans hitting the ground as he sighs. "It's not hard to find this," he says.



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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:43:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Wayne State honors broadcaster with new baseball facility]]> http://gazette.com/wayne-state-honors-broadcaster-with-new-baseball-facility/article/feed/455353?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wayne-state-honors-broadcaster-with-new-baseball-facility/article/feed/455353?custom_click=rss

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University has unveiled a $2.3 million baseball facility to honor a legendary Detroit broadcaster.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday declared the grand opening of Harwell Field on the university's athletic campus. The brand new facility honors former Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell who died in 2010.

Wayne State announced the project in 2013 after university athletic director Rob Fournier contacted Harwell's longtime friend and attorney Gary Spicer.

The privately funded facility features a replica of the rotunda of Ebbets Field, where Harwell began his broadcasting career with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:33:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Addio! Michigan's football team heads to Italy]]> http://gazette.com/addio-michigans-football-team-heads-to-italy/article/feed/455284?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/addio-michigans-football-team-heads-to-italy/article/feed/455284?custom_click=rss

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh presented players on the University of Michigan football team with an opportunity, putting them a compelling essay away from being close enough to possibly shake the hand of Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Salim Makki and Grant Newsome were the chosen two.

Makki, Newsome and most of the Wolverines will travel to Rome this weekend for a unique, weeklong trip. Some players will stay on campus a little longer to take final spring exams before joining their teammates.

There are practices planned at the home of soccer club AS Roma, but there is plenty of sightseeing, too, along with a meeting with refugees, including some who have fled Syria. And then there is the trip to the Vatican.

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]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:30:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Want to own a town? Tiny Oregon community for sale for $3.5M]]> http://gazette.com/want-to-own-a-town-tiny-oregon-community-for-sale-for-3.5m/article/feed/455195?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/want-to-own-a-town-tiny-oregon-community-for-sale-for-3.5m/article/feed/455195?custom_click=rss

TILLER, Ore. (AP) — In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it.

But these days, this dot on a map in southwestern Oregon is generating big-city buzz for an unlikely reason: Almost the entire town is for sale.

The asking price of $3.5 million brings with it six houses, the shuttered general store and gas station, the land under the post office, undeveloped parcels, water rights and infrastructure that includes sidewalks, fire hydrants and a working power station. Tiller Elementary School, a six-classroom building that closed in 2014, is for sale separately for $350,000.

Potential buyers have come forward but are remaining anonymous, and backup offers are s

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]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:23:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Judge seems reluctant to issue another travel ban injunction]]> http://gazette.com/judge-seems-reluctant-to-issue-another-travel-ban-injunction/article/feed/455292?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/judge-seems-reluctant-to-issue-another-travel-ban-injunction/article/feed/455292?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday seemed reluctant to issue another nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying two courts already have halted the bid to stop immigration from six predominantly Muslim counties.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said at a hearing in the nation's capital that blocking the executive order might be an "academic exercise" given similar rulings from courts in Hawaii and Maryland.

Chutkan heard arguments from Iranian-American and Muslim groups that say Iranians have faced unusual delays and disruptions in visa processing even while the ban is on hold. They want a more sweeping injunction than those imposed by other courts, one that seeks in part to r

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]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:37:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Pikes Pick: Get a free taste of Dog Haus Saturday]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-pick-get-a-free-taste-of-dog-haus-saturday/article/1601546?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-pick-get-a-free-taste-of-dog-haus-saturday/article/1601546?custom_click=rss

There's a new place to satisfy your howling for dogs: Dog Haus at 162 Tracker Drive. Be part of the pack for a free one from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 22. There's a full menu of gourmet dogs, sausages, burgers, corn dogs, sides, beer, and shakes. Seven signature hot dog options are made with all beef tubes served on grilled King's Hawaiian rolls. Think Sooo Cali, with wild arugula, tomato, crispy onions, spicy basil aioli and avocado; Downtown Dog, featuring a smoked bacon wrapped dog topped with caramelized onions, pickled bell peppers, mayo, mustard and ketchup; and Cowboy, with white American cheese, smoked bacon, barbecue sauce and crispy onions.



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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:49:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Trail talk: Disparity, decay among Colorado Springs parks is problematic]]> http://gazette.com/trail-talk-disparity-decay-among-colorado-springs-parks-is-problematic/article/1601512?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trail-talk-disparity-decay-among-colorado-springs-parks-is-problematic/article/1601512?custom_click=rss

Boulder Park is one of the Pikes Peak region's ailing neighborhood parks. Surrounded by modest homes on three sides, families settle in this neighborhood for the park and nearby schools. While the playground is fairly new, the tennis courts have no nets and the asphalt basketball court is cracked and uneven. Both areas have been padlocked by parks staff.

Each year the parks department commits dollars to fix courts on its long list of aging parks. Boulder is on the list, but neighbors are frustrated. They remember when Boulder Park was healthy - a place for family picnics. Today a portion is used as a smoker's haven because of its vicinity to a nearby hospital.

Those neighbors recently shared their concerns with the Parks



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<![CDATA[Colorado state parks: Yampa River]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-state-parks-yampa-river/article/1601509?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-state-parks-yampa-river/article/1601509?custom_click=rss

Yampa River

Description: The park places its headquarters in northern Colorado, in the scenic valley outside Steamboat Springs. But adventure awaits up and down this iconic river's 134-mile stretch from Hayden to Dinosaur National Monument near Utah's border. The length includes 13 access points with boat ramps. Rafting outfits set up along the water that features mostly tame rapids. Undeveloped campsites can be found along the whole riverside, with the campground at the headquarters offering 50 sites, 35 of which are for RVs.

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Mount Massive

Elevation: 14,428 feet

Range: Sawatch

Mount Massive earned its name by being, well, really big. It is a sprawling mountain that boasts five points above 14,000 feet and more land area above 14,000 feet than any mountain in the Lower 48 states. It absolutely fills the western skyline as seen from nearby Leadville.

Massive lies entirely within Mount Massive Wilderness Area, making it a gigantic haven of alpine splendor. At the start, the route follows the Colorado Trail, a 500-mile path from Denver to Durango.Massive is a popular side trip for those traveling through the area on the Colorado Trail.

Not surprisingly, the standard route is a long one at nearly 14 miles round-trip.

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