<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Mon, 29 May 2017 01:55:17 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[International flamenco festival set to mark 30 years]]> http://gazette.com/international-flamenco-festival-set-to-mark-30-years/article/feed/464664?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/international-flamenco-festival-set-to-mark-30-years/article/feed/464664?custom_click=rss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dancers from across the U.S. and Spain will converge on New Mexico for the 30th anniversary of a preeminent international flamenco festival.

The gathering organized by the world-renowned National Institute of Flamenco will be held June 10th through the 17th in Albuquerque.

Flamenco is a form of Spanish dance and folk music that developed from Romani music and dance more than two centuries ago.

Festival Flamenco Internacional De Alburquerque will feature well-known flamenco dancers, along with workshops, history lectures and events for children.

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]]> Mon, 29 May 2017 02:18:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Get ready for busy travel season; airlines could set record]]> http://gazette.com/get-ready-for-busy-travel-season-airlines-could-set-record/article/feed/464646?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/get-ready-for-busy-travel-season-airlines-could-set-record/article/feed/464646?custom_click=rss DALLAS (AP) — If you're planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You're going to have lots of company.

By air or car, traveler numbers are expected to rise over last year thanks to a decent economy and stable gasoline prices.

U.S. airlines expect to carry 234 million passengers from June 1 through Aug. 31, up from the summer record of 225 million a year ago, according to the trade group Airlines for America.

While fares are edging up overall, they are still relatively affordable by historical standards. And travelers can find deals, especially on routes flown by discount airlines such as Spirit.

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]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 23:05:37 -0600 <![CDATA[BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays]]> http://gazette.com/ba-says-most-flights-running-angry-passengers-face-delays/article/feed/464481?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ba-says-most-flights-running-angry-passengers-face-delays/article/feed/464481?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travelers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.

BA chief executive Alex Cruz said Sunday the airline was running a "near-full operation" at London's Gatwick Airport and planned to operate all scheduled long-haul services from Heathrow. But he said there would still be delays, as well as some canceled short-haul flights.

The airline said it will run a full schedule at Gatwick on Monday and intends to run its full long-haul flight schedule and a "high proportion" of its shorter flights at Heathrow.

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]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 19:12:57 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Proposed laptop ban on flights may expand]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-proposed-laptop-ban-on-flights-may-expand/article/feed/464615?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-proposed-laptop-ban-on-flights-may-expand/article/feed/464615?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a proposed ban on laptops from passenger cabins of international flights (all times local):

6:20 p.m.

The U.S. ban on laptops from passenger cabins on some international flights may get expanded. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. The current ban was put in place because of concerns about terrorist attacks.

The ban prevents travelers from bringing laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their ca

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]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 17:20:14 -0600 <![CDATA[US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban]]> http://gazette.com/us-official-mulling-greatly-expanded-airplane-laptop-ban/article/feed/464521?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-official-mulling-greatly-expanded-airplane-laptop-ban/article/feed/464521?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. The current ban was put in place because of concerns about terrorist attacks.

The ban prevents travelers from bringing laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. All electronics bigger than a smartphone must be checked in.

Kelly was asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether he would expand the ban to cover laptops on all international flights into and out of the U

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]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 13:13:40 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: BA says 'many' of its IT systems up and running]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-ba-says-many-of-its-it-systems-up-and-running/article/feed/464511?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-ba-says-many-of-its-it-systems-up-and-running/article/feed/464511?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the IT failure at British Airways (all times local):

2:25 p.m.

British Airways says "many" of its IT systems are up and running, but travelers still face cancellations and delays after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.

BA chief executive Alex Cruz says the airline is running a "near-full operation" at London's Gatwick Airport and plans to run all scheduled long-haul services from Heathrow on Sunday. But he says there will still be delays, as well as some canceled short-haul flights.

Passengers still face hours-long lines to check in, reclaim lost luggage or rebook flights at Terminal 5, BA's hub at Heathrow.

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]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 08:28:59 -0600 <![CDATA[After 90 years, strange times and sitting empty, Broadmoor mansion is reborn in high style]]> http://gazette.com/after-90-years-strange-times-and-sitting-empty-broadmoor-mansion-is-reborn-in-high-style/article/1604010?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/after-90-years-strange-times-and-sitting-empty-broadmoor-mansion-is-reborn-in-high-style/article/1604010?custom_click=rss

If closets could talk, those at The Broadmoor Estate House probably would go on and on about the summer attire of America's early 20th century elite and how epically they packed for vacations on the Front Range.

Suffice it to say, Philadelphia pharmaceutical heir Thomas Harris Powers probably never had to sit on his wife's suitcase to get it latched. When you have staff to carry trunks, overpacking isn't an issue.

"They needed space for a wardrobe that would last them three or four months, so the closets were huge," said Allison Scott, communications director for The Broadmoor. "Compared to the closets, sometimes the rooms were quite small.

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Sun, 28 May 2017 08:18:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Skiing some of nation's wildest backcountry terrain, Wyoming's Teton National Park]]> http://gazette.com/skiing-some-of-nations-wildest-backcountry-terrain-wyomings-teton-national-park/article/1604011?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/skiing-some-of-nations-wildest-backcountry-terrain-wyomings-teton-national-park/article/1604011?custom_click=rss

Anyone who heads to Wyoming to ski better be prepared for adventure.

My dad and I drove to Jackson in March to ski some of the wildest backcountry terrain in the country: Teton National Park.

At Jackson Hole Resort, no snow had fallen that week, and temperatures hovered in the 30s and 40s - not exactly ideal weather.

As we rode up 4,139 feet on Jackson Hole's tram, wind swept snow through a small window. The higher we rose, the louder the wind howled and the faster snow pelted skiers near the window.

When we reached the top, what little snow was not swirling in a violent vortex sat atop an ice sheet usually only found in the East, and a dense fog nearly eliminated visibility.

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Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:41 -0600
<![CDATA[How 'Master of None' religion episode proves that the show is like nothing else on TV]]> http://gazette.com/how-master-of-none-religion-episode-proves-that-the-show-is-like-nothing-else-on-tv/article/1604036?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/how-master-of-none-religion-episode-proves-that-the-show-is-like-nothing-else-on-tv/article/1604036?custom_click=rss

The "Religion" episode in the latest season of "Master of None" kicks off with a sweet, funny and relatable series of scenes: Christian, Hindu and Jewish kids all complaining to parents about having to go to their regular religious services.

Then we see Aziz Ansari's character, Dev Shah, as a kid who gets his first taste of bacon at a friend's house. When his mom calls the house and tells her son "we're Muslim - we're not allowed to eat pork," little Dev hesitates.

But he can't resist. Dev takes a giant bite as Tupac's "Only God Can Judge Me" begins to play.

This is the kind of treatment we've come to expect from the critically acclaimed Netflix series created by Ansari and Alan Yang.

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]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 04:25:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area literary events starting May 28, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-literary-events-starting-may-28-2017/article/1604035?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-literary-events-starting-may-28-2017/article/1604035?custom_click=rss SIGNINGS

Author Signing - David Dockter will sign "Blackrock Redemption," 1 p.m. June 17, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282, barnes andnoble.com.


Writing Group - 3 p.m. Sunday, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; undergroundwritingproject.com.

Storytime - "No More Bows" by Samantha Cotterill, 10:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282, barnesandnoble.com.

Storytime - "If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don't!" by Elise Parsley, 11 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282, barnesandnoble.com.

Hear Here Open Mic - 5 p.m. Saturday, Marmalade, 219 W. Colorado Ave.,

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]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 04:25:13 -0600 <![CDATA[A church closes, but where does its pipe organ go?]]> http://gazette.com/a-church-closes-but-where-does-its-pipe-organ-go/article/1604034?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-church-closes-but-where-does-its-pipe-organ-go/article/1604034?custom_click=rss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 112-year-old pipe organ in the sanctuary of a now-closed church needs a new home.

The $500,000 instrument is in good condition and free - if you can pay $10,000 to $30,000 to remove it from the old West Nashville United Methodist Church and reassemble it.

Trouble is, the 1905 George Kilgen & Son pipe organ isn't alone. About 450 other organs are available across the U.S., and demand is slight, said John Bishop, executive director of the Boston-based Organ Clearing House, which helps save high-quality pipe organs.

"If I have 450 organs listed and I can place 20 a year, I'm doing very well," Bishop said.

The glut of organs is partly a consequence of declining church membership.

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]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 04:25:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area religious events starting May 28, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-may-28-2017/article/1604033?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-may-28-2017/article/1604033?custom_click=rss




Philip Scriven Organ Concert - 7-8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., $10; 884-6172, csebby@first-pres.org.


"Music on the Labyrinth" - 6:30-7:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., free-will offering; firstchristiancos.org/music-on-the-labyrinth.



Growing Up in the Middle East as an American Christian and the Middle East Today - 1-2:30 p.m., Tim Gill Center, 315 E. Costilla St., $35. Registration: 633-4991, pillarinstitute.org.



Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend - 7 p.m., Glen Eyrie Conference Center, 3820 N. 30th St.,

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]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 04:25:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Albuquerque Museum to display work of Zuni carvers]]> http://gazette.com/albuquerque-museum-to-display-work-of-zuni-carvers/article/feed/464479?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/albuquerque-museum-to-display-work-of-zuni-carvers/article/feed/464479?custom_click=rss ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The work of one of Zuni Pueblo's most famous fetish carvers will going on display this summer at the Albuquerque Museum.

Officials say it will be the first retrospective exhibit of Leekya Deyuse's work.

His carvings began gaining notoriety in the early 1900s thanks to the marketing of regional traders in the American Southwest. By the 1950s, his work was sought out by museums and was part of private collections worldwide.

The exhibition — titled The Leekya Family: Master Carvers of Zuni Pueblo — will be on display from June 24 through Sept. 24.

More than 350 works will make up the exhibit and will include pieces made by his contemporaries and descendants.

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]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 02:08:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Old Colorado City's Territory Days festival gets off to a rainy start]]> http://gazette.com/old-colorado-citys-territory-days-festival-gets-off-to-a-rainy-start/article/1604018?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/old-colorado-citys-territory-days-festival-gets-off-to-a-rainy-start/article/1604018?custom_click=rss

Until about noon Saturday, it was business as usual for Cathy Baumann at the 42nd annual Territory Days.

Then, she looked at the sky and everything changed.

"It was real good until the rain," she said.

This was a crucial moment for Baumann, whose business, My Darlin' Clementine's, owns a space at the annual three-day street festival in Old Colorado City. As much as she enjoys talking to the customers about her artwork that includes refurbished doors and windows, she also hopes her time at the event is worthwhile.

"We're just hoping for the best tomorrow and go from there," she said.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 16:33:38 -0600
<![CDATA[BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed]]> http://gazette.com/ba-outage-creates-london-travel-chaos-power-issue-blamed/article/feed/464297?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ba-outage-creates-london-travel-chaos-power-issue-blamed/article/feed/464297?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.

The airline said it was suffering a "major IT systems failure" around the world. Chief executive Alex Cruz said "we believe the root cause was a power-supply issue and we have no evidence of any cyberattack."

He said the crash had affected "all of our check-in and operational systems."

BA operates hundreds of flights from the two London airports on a typical day — and both are major hubs for worldwide travel.

Several hours after problems began cropping up Saturday morning, BA suspended flights up

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]]> Sat, 27 May 2017 16:32:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting May 28, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-nonprofit-community-events-starting-may-28-2017/article/1604009?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-nonprofit-community-events-starting-may-28-2017/article/1604009?custom_click=rss NONPROFIT COMMUNITY EVENTS

Shoes for PILLAR - Donated gently worn or new shoes through June 30, to benefit underserved countries and PILLAR; B. Fox, bbfoxes@aol.com.

Putts for Pets - 7:30 a.m. Friday, to benefit No Hound Unhomed, 7:30 a.m., Spruce Golf Course, Peterson Air Force Base. Registration: 260-9247, 244-2208.

History Express and Dinner - 3:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Cog Railway and Craftwood Inn, to benefit Manitou Springs Heritage Center. Advance tickets: manitou springsheritagecenter.org.

Cowgirls and Cocktails - 5-9 p.m. Friday, to benefit those suffering with breast cancer, Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. Advance tickets: cowgirlsand cocktails.org.

Heart and Stroke

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Sat, 27 May 2017 13:43:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, May 27]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-saturday-may-27/article/1603834?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-saturday-may-27/article/1603834?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at a variety of events Saturday around Colorado Springs and beyond:



Switchbacks FC -  6:00 PM MT Reno 1868 FC
Weidner Field | Colorado Springs, CO.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 11:49:49 -0600
<![CDATA[The Latest: BA cancels all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-ba-cancels-all-flights-from-heathrow-gatwick/article/feed/464315?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-ba-cancels-all-flights-from-heathrow-gatwick/article/feed/464315?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Airways flight stalled by IT failure (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

British Airways says it is canceling all of its flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports for the rest of the day because of a "major IT system failure."

BA has not said what is causing the computer problem, but says it has no evidence of a cyberattack.

The airline had earlier suspended flights up to 6 p.m. (1700 GMT) because the two airports had become severely congested.

The global computer failure has caused misery for tens of thousands of travelers on a key holiday weekend in Britain. Both airports — major hubs for worldwide travel — are overflowing with stranded, frustrated passengers.

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]]> Sat, 27 May 2017 10:45:50 -0600 <![CDATA[Petition opposes refinery near North Dakota national park]]> http://gazette.com/petition-opposes-refinery-near-north-dakota-national-park/article/feed/464333?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/petition-opposes-refinery-near-north-dakota-national-park/article/feed/464333?custom_click=rss

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Meridian Energy Group is developing what it bills as "the cleanest refinery on the planet" in western North Dakota, despite concerns about its proximity to picturesque Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Opponents have circulated an online petition opposing the $900 million Davis Refinery. They're worried about pollution in the park named for a former president revered for his conservation advocacy.

The state Health Department's analysis of whether the oil refinery will meet stringent air quality standards could take up to a year, delaying a summer groundbreaking.

Meridian CEO William Prentice says the refinery will be a model for environmentally friendly technology.

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]]> Sat, 27 May 2017 09:35:00 -0600 <![CDATA[A devastating story of lives ruined and ended by opioids]]> http://gazette.com/a-devastating-story-of-lives-ruined-and-ended-by-opioids/article/1603943?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-devastating-story-of-lives-ruined-and-ended-by-opioids/article/1603943?custom_click=rss

America's opioid crisis is laid out starkly in the opening moments of HBO Documentary Films' "Warning: This Drug May Kill You." There's a guy slumped over on a bus. A woman passed out on a street. Another guy collapsed backward across a bench. Then there's a doctor, in a Perdue Pharma promotional video from 1999, explaining that "we doctors were wrong in thinking that opioids cannot be used long-term. They can be. And they should be."

For the rest of the hour-long film - available free this month on HBO Watch (watch.hbo.com) and HBO Documentary Films YouTube (youtube.com/hbodocs) - viewers don't meet another M.D. It's all about the disturbing, depressing and often devastating stories of four people who were prescribed these drugs

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Sat, 27 May 2017 07:55:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Holly Berry House, Colorado Springs fixture of stamps, seeks to inspire]]> http://gazette.com/holly-berry-house-colorado-springs-fixture-of-stamps-seeks-to-inspire/article/1603918?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/holly-berry-house-colorado-springs-fixture-of-stamps-seeks-to-inspire/article/1603918?custom_click=rss

A visit to the Holly Berry House begins with a lesson.

At Kathy Read's longtime establishment along the red-bricked sidewalks of Old Colorado City's business district, a guest enters a nostalgic showroom of stitchery, woodwork and pottery. Glitter spotting her face around the dark-rimmed glasses, Read, 75, leads the way to the back room.

"Now you just stand right here," she says at a table with a piece of the Italian card stock Read prefers - great for mailing to a loved one or folding into the gift boxes, birdhouses and bells lining her shelves.

The paper is perfect for one of Read's original stamps. She takes down a block of polished white maple showing her drawing of a butterfly. On its other side is the rubber

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Sat, 27 May 2017 07:44:39 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Tuesday, May 30]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-tuesday-may-30/article/1603974?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-tuesday-may-30/article/1603974?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at a variety of events Tuesday around Colorado Springs and beyond:

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Fri, 26 May 2017 20:46:52 -0600
<![CDATA[A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier]]> http://gazette.com/a-sister-uses-her-gifts-to-send-messages-to-fallen-soldier/article/1603946?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-sister-uses-her-gifts-to-send-messages-to-fallen-soldier/article/1603946?custom_click=rss

NEENAH, Wis. — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace.

"It's a way to stay on track even when chaos can be happening right outside," she says.

She finishes each new violin with another ritual, by gluing a small, handwritten message inside. This began as a light gesture, with favorite fortunes from cookies placed inside with a wink as hidden signatures of sorts from her, the violin maker. But the notes she leaves now have become far more personal and meaningful.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 13:14:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips]]> http://gazette.com/stable-gas-prices-expected-to-boost-memorial-day-road-trips/article/feed/464150?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stable-gas-prices-expected-to-boost-memorial-day-road-trips/article/feed/464150?custom_click=rss Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend.

The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million Americans will make a trip of at least 50 miles this weekend, up 2.7 percent from the same holiday last year.

The nationwide average price for a gallon of regular on Friday was $2.37. That's unchanged from early January. In recent years, prices have risen 35 to 70 cents per gallon heading into Memorial Day, says Patrick DeHaan, an analyst for the price-comparison site GasBuddy.

Vehicle sales fell about 2 percent through April, but sales of SUVs and trucks held up better, which analysts attribute to stable gas prices.

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]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 12:55:03 -0600 <![CDATA[First to board or join the horde; is elite travel worth it?]]> http://gazette.com/first-to-board-or-join-the-horde-is-elite-travel-worth-it/article/feed/463905?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/first-to-board-or-join-the-horde-is-elite-travel-worth-it/article/feed/463905?custom_click=rss

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Summer travelers may well find themselves stuck in long security lines and squeezed into cramped seats. For frequent travelers, or those who can and want to pay extra, perks are available including upgrades to first-class seats, airport lounges and free food.

Are the benefits worth the cost? The Associated Press sent two journalists on a two-day visit to Orlando, Florida — one with perks, and one without.

Scott Mayerowitz, who until recently covered the airline industry, has elite status with airlines, hotels and car rental agencies. He also has a five-year membership in a Transportation Security Administration program that lets him use fast-track lanes at airport security.

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]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 06:20:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Snow closes Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park]]> http://gazette.com/snow-closes-trail-ridge-road-in-rocky-mountain-national-park/article/feed/464006?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-closes-trail-ridge-road-in-rocky-mountain-national-park/article/feed/464006?custom_click=rss ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — A recent snowstorm has put a damper on Trail Ridge Road being open for Memorial Day weekend.

The Reporter-Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2rWvD0F ) Thursday that last week's snowstorm has filled Trail Ridge, the stretch of highway that traverses Rocky Mountain National Park, forcing park officials to close the path.

Crews are chipping away at 8 feet to 14 feet (2.44 meters to 4.27 meters) of snow on Trail Ridge, and extended forecasts call for continued snow, winds and temperatures in the 20s.

Park officials will continue to plow the road, but said it is uncertain when it will be clear and safe to re-open.

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]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 23:26:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, May 29]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-monday-may-29/article/1603903?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-monday-may-29/article/1603903?custom_click=rss Here's a look at a variety of events Monday around Colorado Springs and beyond:

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Thu, 25 May 2017 19:30:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, May 28]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-sunday-may-28/article/1603902?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-sunday-may-28/article/1603902?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at a variety of events Sunday around Colorado Springs and beyond:

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Thu, 25 May 2017 19:29:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming]]> http://gazette.com/wine-and-weed-some-oregon-vineyards-try-hand-at-pot-farming/article/feed/463904?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wine-and-weed-some-oregon-vineyards-try-hand-at-pot-farming/article/feed/463904?custom_click=rss

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers.

Now, more than a decade later and with award-winning wine to show for their hard work, they are adding a new crop: marijuana.

Oregon's legalization of recreational pot two years ago created room for entrepreneurial cross-pollination in this fertile region abutting California's so-called Emerald Triangle, a well-known nirvana for outdoor weed cultivation.

Recreational marijuana won't be legal in California until next year, but a few miles north of the border in Oregon, a handful of winemakers are experimenting with pot in hopes of increasing their appeal amon

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]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 04:03:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes]]> http://gazette.com/airlines-have-rules-about-taking-photos-video-on-planes/article/feed/463704?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/airlines-have-rules-about-taking-photos-video-on-planes/article/feed/463704?custom_click=rss

DALLAS (AP) — Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month.

The outrage on social media, the mea culpa by an airline CEO, the promise to treat customers better — none of it would have happened.

The passengers who shot those videos on a United Express plane in Chicago violated United's policy on photography. By the letter of the airline's law, they too could have been ordered off the plane.

Under United's policy, customers can take pictures or videos with small cameras or cellphones "provided that the purpose is capturing personal events." Filming or photographing other customers or airline employees witho

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