<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:45:10 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame]]> http://gazette.com/bagwell-raines-ivan-rodriguez-elected-to-hall-of-fame/article/feed/439728?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bagwell-raines-ivan-rodriguez-elected-to-hall-of-fame/article/feed/439728?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short.

Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were passed over for the fifth straight year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. But they received a majority of votes for the first time and could be in position to gain election in coming years.

Bagwell , on the ballot for the seventh time after falling 15 votes short last year, received 381 of 442 votes for 86.2 percent. Players needed 75 percent, which came to 332 votes this year.

"Anxiety was very, very high," Bagwell said. "I wrote it on a ball tonight. It was k

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:50:33 -0700 <![CDATA[American Airlines to sell restricted 'basic economy' ticket]]> http://gazette.com/american-airlines-to-sell-restricted-basic-economy-ticket/article/feed/439615?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/american-airlines-to-sell-restricted-basic-economy-ticket/article/feed/439615?custom_click=rss

DALLAS (AP) — The evolution of a caste system in the economy cabin of jetliners is deepening, with passengers divided and treated differently based on how much they are willing to pay the airline.

American Airlines announced Wednesday that passengers will be able to buy "basic economy" tickets starting next month that will be similar to bare-bones fares already offered by Delta Air Lines and soon to be matched by United Airlines.

If you want to get the cheapest fare on American or United, you will have to leave that rolling carry-on bag at home. Passengers who pay basic-economy rates on those carriers will be limited to one item that fits under their seat — no wheeled bags that take up space in the overhead bins.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:28:12 -0700 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Angels of America's Fallen's mission: the children]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-angels-of-americas-fallens-mission-the-children/article/1594660?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-angels-of-americas-fallens-mission-the-children/article/1594660?custom_click=rss

So many people in the ballroom at Broadmoor West told an identical, heartbreaking story.

That dreaded "please, God, no" knock on the door. Outside, men and women in immaculate black and blue uniforms. They knew. One of that family's fathers or mothers, military or first responder, had just become one of "the fallen."

Universally, speakers admitted they had no idea how to tell their children, who had instantly become "the children of our fallen."

Those children became the mission of Angels of America's Fallen (aoafallen.org) and the reason behind the Jan. 14 Angel Gala.

As AOA founder Joe Lewis, a retired lieutenant colonel, explained, "Their parent gave their all for us, we can give to them.



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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:41:23 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs' Temple Shalom puts spotlight on Israeli cuisine with film and buffet]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-temple-shalom-puts-spotlight-on-israeli-cuisine-with-film-and-buffet/article/1594558?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-temple-shalom-puts-spotlight-on-israeli-cuisine-with-film-and-buffet/article/1594558?custom_click=rss

Many of us fondly remember Temple Shalom Sisterhood's pop-up deli, where corned beef sandwiches were sold by the hundreds to benefit the organization. Sadly that was discontinued several years ago. Temple members have created a new event with an educational focus: The Jewish Film Series.

The series kicked off in November, and now the second film, "Searching for Israeli Cuisine," is on tap for Jan. 29. It's directed by Roger Sherman and follows chef Michael Solomonov - winner of a James Beard award and co-owner of the acclaimed Zahav restaurant in Philadelphia - into kitchens all over Israel. Among his other prestigious awards, Sherman won a James Beard award for "The Restaurateur," about the creation of two world-class restaurants.



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<![CDATA[A look at events and attractions surrounding Super Bowl LI]]> http://gazette.com/a-look-at-events-and-attractions-surrounding-super-bowl-li/article/feed/439616?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-look-at-events-and-attractions-surrounding-super-bowl-li/article/feed/439616?custom_click=rss

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston is the nation's fourth largest city, a sprawling metropolis larger than some small states. But the good news for those visiting for Super Bowl LI is that most of the events surrounding the game will be concentrated downtown, making it easy to visit a number of attractions.

There are thousands of hotel rooms downtown where fans can stay, and from there it's about 11 miles to NRG Stadium , home of the Houston Texans, where the Feb. 5 game will be played.

SUPER EVENTS

Super Bowl LIVE is a free fan festival that stretches from Discovery Green across from the George R. Brown Convention Center to Root Park near the Toyota Center, where the Houston Rockets play. The festival, which runs from Jan. 28-Fe

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:52:20 -0700 <![CDATA[Airbnb, others sued in France for alleged unfair practices]]> http://gazette.com/airbnb-others-sued-in-france-for-alleged-unfair-practices/article/feed/439554?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/airbnb-others-sued-in-france-for-alleged-unfair-practices/article/feed/439554?custom_click=rss PARIS (AP) — A group of French hoteliers and real estate agents has launched a lawsuit targeting accommodation-rental platforms, including Airbnb, arguing that their practices amount to unfair competition.

Lawyer Guillaume Navarro said they want French authorities to impose the same rules on them as those regulating the traditional rental market.

The group, which targets other vacation rental portals like HomeAway and Wimdu, is accusing the platforms of offering a string of tourism services, including tour operator and insurance services, without proper authorization.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:14:14 -0700 <![CDATA[Dried fruits come to life when simmered with tea]]> http://gazette.com/dried-fruits-come-to-life-when-simmered-with-tea/article/1594557?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dried-fruits-come-to-life-when-simmered-with-tea/article/1594557?custom_click=rss

Warm, fragrant and sweet, this medley of dried fruit simmered in vanilla and honey-infused chai tea is the kind of comfort food to go for when you want that cozy, feel-good essence in a healthful way.

With only a few ingredients, it manages to have layers of flavor because the spices already are packed into the tea bags. (You could use regular or decaffeinated.) All it takes is half of a vanilla bean (or you could stir in a half teaspoon of vanilla extract at the end) and some honey to round out the flavor with a deep, homey sweetness.

To make it, you cook everything in a pot for four minutes, remove the tea bags, then continue to cook for a few minutes, until the fruit is plump and the liquid is thickened.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:10:02 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Jan. 18, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-jan.-18-2017/article/1594556?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-jan.-18-2017/article/1594556?custom_click=rss WHAT'S COOKING

CLASSES

ONGOING

Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990, chefmatthews@aol.com. - Basic Bourbon Training, 8-10 p.m. Fridays. Cost is minimal and varies.

The Cooks Marketplace - 4697 Centennial Blvd. Registration: 960-4414, thecooks marketplace.com. - Cooking without a Recipe 3 - Entrees, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, $55. - Cutlery Test Drive, 6-7 p.m. Friday, $10. - Cookware Test Drive, 6-7 p.m. Jan. 25, $10. - Cooking without a Recipe 4 - Baking, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26, $55. - Cutlery Test Drive, 6-7 p.m. Jan. 27, $10.

The French Kitchen - Call location and for cost. Registration: 694-4016, tfkcc.com. - Bread & Jam, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:10:01 -0700 <![CDATA[Dirty money: How Tough Mudders and 'Ninja Warrior' turned primal fears into big business]]> http://gazette.com/dirty-money-how-tough-mudders-and-ninja-warrior-turned-primal-fears-into-big-business/article/1594520?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dirty-money-how-tough-mudders-and-ninja-warrior-turned-primal-fears-into-big-business/article/1594520?custom_click=rss

Obstacle course racing is a $500 million business.

The number of races increased by 2,300 from 2014 to 2015, according to Running USA. "American Ninja Warrior," the popular obstacle course show on NBC, has seen applications to compete rise from 1,000 in its first season to 70,000 in its eighth.

A British man who goes by the name Mr. Mouse was the first obstacle course race creator with his Tough Guy competitions in the late 1980s. Obstacle course racing, or OCR, caught on in the U.S. within the past decade. Competitors typically pay $50 to $150 to slog through mud, climb nearly vertical walls, feel like they're being waterboarded, wade through ice baths and even get electrocuted, all while covering several miles, often as



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<![CDATA[Airlines increase on-time arrivals, reduce canceled flights]]> http://gazette.com/airlines-increase-on-time-arrivals-reduce-canceled-flights/article/feed/439370?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/airlines-increase-on-time-arrivals-reduce-canceled-flights/article/feed/439370?custom_click=rss

The chances that your flight will be on time and won't get canceled appear to be looking up.

The federal Department of Transportation reported Tuesday that 86.5 percent of U.S. flights in November arrived on time, an improvement over both the previous month and November 2015.

Less than one-third of 1 percent of domestic flights on the busiest 12 airlines were canceled, the lowest rate in any month since the department started keeping comparable records in 1995. The previous low was set in September.

And the rate of bags that got lost, delayed or damaged was the lowest in figures that go back to 1987, the department said.

Hawaiian Airlines and Delta Air Lines posted the best rates for on-time arrivals, over 90 perc

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:03:45 -0700 <![CDATA[Champ's artistic side to be displayed at Muhammad Ali Center]]> http://gazette.com/champs-artistic-side-to-be-displayed-at-muhammad-ali-center/article/feed/439368?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/champs-artistic-side-to-be-displayed-at-muhammad-ali-center/article/feed/439368?custom_click=rss

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When Muhammad Ali wasn't jabbing or dancing in the ring, he sometimes liked dabbling as an artist.

Now, 15 drawings created by The Greatest are being donated to the Muhammad Ali Center in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The Ali originals are coming from the foundation created by the artist LeRoy Neiman and his wife. Ali gave the artwork to Neiman, his longtime friend, as gifts.

On what would have been Ali's 75th birthday, the LeRoy Neiman Foundation said Tuesday it will donate 21 Ali-related works of art valued at more than $500,000 to the Ali Center. The three-time heavyweight champion and humanitarian died last June after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:59:09 -0700 <![CDATA[Hawaiian, Delta top on-time ratings for US airlines]]> http://gazette.com/hawaiian-delta-top-on-time-ratings-for-us-airlines/article/feed/439372?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hawaiian-delta-top-on-time-ratings-for-us-airlines/article/feed/439372?custom_click=rss Here are the government's rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on-time performance for November. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule.

1. Hawaiian Airlines, 91.5 percent

2. Delta Air Lines, 91.4 percent

3. Alaska Airlines, 88.0 percent

4. Frontier Airlines, 87.5 percent

5. Spirit Airlines, 86.4 percent

6. United Airlines, 86.1 percent

7. Southwest Airlines, 86.1 percent

8. American Airlines, 85.4 percent

9. SkyWest, 85.2 percent

10. JetBlue Airways, 84.3 percent

11. ExpressJet, 82.8 percent

12. Virgin America, 81.4 percent

Total for all covered airlines: 86.5 percent

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Source: U.S

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:21:45 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado state park: Steamboat Lake]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-state-park-steamboat-lake/article/1594540?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-state-park-steamboat-lake/article/1594540?custom_click=rss

Steamboat Lake

Description: Visitors find themselves in an idyllic valley home to the 1,053-acre lake backdropped by stately Hahns Peak. Fishing is common on the lake, and areas are designated for motorized and wakeless boaters. There are 10 cabins available to reserve year-round. The park also offers 12 miles of trails that feed into the adjacent Routt National Forest.

Activities: Boating, water sports, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, geocaching, cross-country skiing/snowshoeing, snowmobiling.

Wildlife: Mule deer, red fox, bears, mountain lions, weasels, gophers, beavers; ospreys, herons, sandhill cranes and occasional bald eagles.

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:05:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Some basic Italian we all can use]]> http://gazette.com/some-basic-italian-we-all-can-use/article/1594523?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/some-basic-italian-we-all-can-use/article/1594523?custom_click=rss

If you have been eyeing the bunches of broccoli rabe in the grocery store but passing by because you are unsure how to cook the vegetable, here is your cue to stop, pick some up and discover something powerfully delicious and healthful.

The accompanying recipe is like Broccoli Rabe 101: a basic preparation all cooks should have in their back pockets to serve as a side for about any Italian-style entree, from pastas and pizzas to chicken piccata; to be piled on panini; or to be chopped and cooked into frittatas.

Broccoli rabe, also called rapini, is a more intensely flavorful, more nutrient-packed cruciferous cousin of broccoli. Despite its name and appearance, it's not a type of broccoli but is more closely related

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:25:06 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 17, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-jan.-17-2017/article/1594522?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-jan.-17-2017/article/1594522?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave. Check event calendar for changes: chihuahua- smalldogrescue.org.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:25:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Jan. 17, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-jan.-17-2017/article/1594521?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-jan.-17-2017/article/1594521?custom_click=rss

HEALTH NOTES

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202.

Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments required: 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org. - 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Pikes Peak Community College, Rampart Range Campus, 11195 Colorado 83.

Cheyenne Village Fundraising Roast - Honoring Mayor John Suthers, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Antlers hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., $150. Reservations: 572-7488, cheyennevillage.org.

Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave., $1. Registration:

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:25:02 -0700 <![CDATA[Dinner in 25 Minutes: Skip the salad, and turn your greens into soup]]> http://gazette.com/dinner-in-25-minutes-skip-the-salad-and-turn-your-greens-into-soup/article/1594519?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dinner-in-25-minutes-skip-the-salad-and-turn-your-greens-into-soup/article/1594519?custom_click=rss

Submit a good cook to a blind tasting of salad greens, and he or she probably can recognize the types by their flavor or crunch. But I bet those same cooks might not think those flavors are strong enough to translate into soup.

This recipe might be the proving ground they need. It couldn't be simpler: broth, a mix of your favorite greens, a few aromatics and the mild creaminess of a Gorgonzola dolce. You can use an immersion (stick) blender to whiz it up in the pot, which retains some of the nice textures involved, or you can puree it to a fare-thee-well, as shown in the accompanying photo.

Keep it in mind when you come across salad greens that are looking a bit limp in the crisper drawer. You can create something

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:20:03 -0700 <![CDATA[Live Well: Superaging requires mental, physical sweat]]> http://gazette.com/live-well-superaging-requires-mental-physical-sweat/article/1594518?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-superaging-requires-mental-physical-sweat/article/1594518?custom_click=rss

As much as it pains me to write this, none of us is getting any younger.

You may fool the world with Botox injections and laser away all of Mother Nature's fine etchings, but the real testament to how well you age is inside your noggin. How's that 3-pound gray lump faring? Is it trucking along, spewing out memories and facts on cue, or regularly sputtering out and seemingly unable to hold onto anything?

Maybe you saw the New York Times article from Dec. 31 with the headline "How to Become a Superager" by Lisa Feldman Barrett. The post jumped out of my Facebook feed and scored one click from yours truly. I've become enamored of any such advice, especially as I find myself forgetting words here, there and everywhere, reminding

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:20:02 -0700 <![CDATA[Malaysia Air on rebound as missing flight search called off]]> http://gazette.com/malaysia-air-on-rebound-as-missing-flight-search-called-off/article/feed/439275?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/malaysia-air-on-rebound-as-missing-flight-search-called-off/article/feed/439275?custom_click=rss

HONG KONG (AP) — Nearly three years after twin disasters took it to the brink of financial collapse, Malaysia Airlines' new CEO says the airline's recovery is going better than expected.

The search for the airline's Flight 370 that went missing in March 2014 with 239 people on board was suspended Tuesday.

Speaking before the search was called off, CEO Peter Bellew called the disaster an "awful tragedy."

"There's people I work with every day who lost some of their friends, so they're living with that," he said when asked about it Tuesday.

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:09:44 -0700 <![CDATA[National park visits hits record high for 3rd straight year]]> http://gazette.com/national-park-visits-hits-record-high-for-3rd-straight-year/article/feed/439179?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/national-park-visits-hits-record-high-for-3rd-straight-year/article/feed/439179?custom_click=rss

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from overcrowded roads and trails and increasing visitor misbehavior.

At many parks, visitors waited an hour or more in cars to get through entrance gates and then spent the day trying to outmaneuver fellow visitors for parking spots and room on popular trails. They left behind enormous amounts of trash and sometimes, human waste.

Encountering a crowded, Disneyland-like situation when people were expecting peaceful serenity can lead to aggression and bad decisions, park officials said

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]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:14:54 -0700 <![CDATA[Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others]]> http://gazette.com/rule-easing-public-lands-transfer-concerns-hunters-others/article/feed/439203?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rule-easing-public-lands-transfer-concerns-hunters-others/article/feed/439203?custom_click=rss

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.

Lawmakers earlier this month passed a rule eliminating a significant budget hurdle and written so broadly that it includes national parks.

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Interior secretary, Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke, voted for the rule change as did many other Republicans. The Senate would have to weigh in on public land transfers as well.

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]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:33:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs scholars, leaders say tensions high as MLK Jr.'s legacy is honored ahead of Trump's inauguration]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-scholars-leaders-say-tensions-high-as-mlk-jr.s-legacy-is-honored-ahead-of-trumps-inauguration/article/1594419?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-scholars-leaders-say-tensions-high-as-mlk-jr.s-legacy-is-honored-ahead-of-trumps-inauguration/article/1594419?custom_click=rss

For millions of Americans, Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial spoke to the power of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech on those same steps.

Eight years later, as the country marks the slain civil rights leader's birthday, many are questioning how America went from seemingly realizing King's dream with the election of the first black president to the racially divisive campaign that put Donald Trump in the White House.

Scholars and leaders in the local black community say tensions are high for this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But they also say Monday's federal holiday is a chance to reflect on King's legacy of social engagement, active dialogue and nonviolent social transformation.



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<![CDATA[VIDEO: Dog-sledding outfitter in southwestern Colorado exclusively uses unique breed]]> http://gazette.com/video-dog-sledding-outfitter-in-southwestern-colorado-exclusively-uses-unique-breed/article/1594456?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/video-dog-sledding-outfitter-in-southwestern-colorado-exclusively-uses-unique-breed/article/1594456?custom_click=rss

PAGOSA SPRINGS - The sun hung bright in the clear sky above the San Juan Mountains that rose against a vast snowy meadow. Morgan Buckingham looked out apprehensively.

It was just after noon, with temperatures creeping into the 30s - far from ideal conditions for the 10 Alaskan malamutes that would be making their third and final run of the day for this remote dog-sledding outfitter.

Buckingham, the head guide and trainer with Pagosa Dogsled Adventures, worried about the burly, thick-coated animals being tired and hot. They are, after all, best-suited for the arctic weather that their ancient ancestors endured while hauling goods for nomadic tribes.



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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:44:44 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Jan. 16, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-outdoor-events-starting-jan.-16-2017/article/1594457?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-outdoor-events-starting-jan.-16-2017/article/1594457?custom_click=rss

Climbing

ONGOING

UpaDowna Climb Nights - 6-8 p.m., second Tuesday, CityRock, 21 N. Nevada Ave., free. Registration: upadowna.org/programs.

Hiking

ONGOING

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. - Stoner Hill, 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Preacher's Hollow Trailhead.

Hikes at Cheyenne Mountain State Park - 410 JL Ranch Heights Road. Day pass $7 per vehicle. Reservations: 576-2016. - Hike or Bike Challenge, through 2017. Prizes

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]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:15:37 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado's fourteeners: Mount Evans]]> http://gazette.com/colorados-fourteeners-mount-evans/article/1594455?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorados-fourteeners-mount-evans/article/1594455?custom_click=rss Mount Evans

Elevation: 14,270 feet

Range: Front

Mount Evans is one of the fourteeners that constitute the Front Range mountains towering over the foothills west of Denver.

Originally named Mount Rosalie by Albert Bierstadt after his wife, it was later changed to Evans in honor of the second territorial governor of Colorado. The name Rosalie was then passed on to a neighboring peak.

Unlike most fourteeners, Evans is a peak for cycling enthusiasts (or, more accurately, cycling nuts). It was the first fourteener in the state to have a paved road to the summit.

Built in response to the Pikes Peak Highway that was drawing tourists from Denver, the road was completed in 1927. And wherever a road is built,

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]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:15:02 -0700 <![CDATA[On ballot for final time, Tim Raines hopes for Hall entry]]> http://gazette.com/on-ballot-for-final-time-tim-raines-hopes-for-hall-entry/article/feed/439119?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/on-ballot-for-final-time-tim-raines-hopes-for-hall-entry/article/feed/439119?custom_click=rss

MONTREAL (AP) — The 1982 All-Star Game at Olympic Stadium was the first outside the United States, the host Montreal Expos giving the event a distinctive international flair.

As Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn looked on, center fielder Andre Dawson, catcher Gary Carter and left fielder Tim Raines were among five players wearing that tri-color hat of the hometown team.

On Wednesday, Raines is likely to join Dawson and Carter as Expos in the Hall of Fame, expected to be voted the honor in his 10th and final year of eligibility.

"If I get in, that's the team I deserve to go in for, regardless if they no longer have a team," Raines said in a phone interview from his home in Phoe

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]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:30:52 -0700 <![CDATA[Repaired and ready: Venue where a young Dylan played reopens]]> http://gazette.com/repaired-and-ready-venue-where-a-young-dylan-played-reopens/article/feed/439011?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/repaired-and-ready-venue-where-a-young-dylan-played-reopens/article/feed/439011?custom_click=rss

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Bob Dylan would surely still recognize the low-ceilinged room in Caffe Lena where he played a couple of gigs almost 60 years ago.

But just about everything else about a venue that bills itself as the nation's oldest continuously operating coffeehouse has undergone some major upgrades as part of a $2 million renovation project bankrolled in part by folk music performers themselves.

Dylan performed twice there early in his career, when the young singer born in Minnesota as Robert Zimmerman was just making his way onto New York City's folk scene. The same brown wooden shutters bracket the windows and the same exposed brick wall provides background for the corner where he sang and played acoustic g

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]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:06:19 -0700 <![CDATA[What happens between now and Ringling's closure in May?]]> http://gazette.com/what-happens-between-now-and-ringlings-closure-in-may/article/feed/438995?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/what-happens-between-now-and-ringlings-closure-in-may/article/feed/438995?custom_click=rss

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — The owners of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Saturday that they will close the 146-year-old show in May.

Kenneth Feld, the chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, said declining attendance combined with high operating costs are the reasons for closing.

Here's where things stand with the iconic show:

WHEN IS THE CIRCUS' FINAL SHOW?

Ringling Bros. has two touring circuses this season: "Circus Extreme" and "Out of This World." The final show for "Circus Extreme" will be in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 7, and the other will close after a performance in Uniondale, New York, at the Nassau County Coliseum on May 21.

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ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.

The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.

"There isn't any one thing," said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. "This has been a very difficult decision for me and for the entire family."

The company broke the news to circus employees Saturday night after shows in O

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]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:06:49 -0700 <![CDATA[APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years]]> http://gazette.com/apnewsbreak-ringling-bros.-circus-to-close-after-146-years/article/feed/438978?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/apnewsbreak-ringling-bros.-circus-to-close-after-146-years/article/feed/438978?custom_click=rss

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.

The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.

"There isn't any one thing," said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. "This has been a very difficult decision for me and for the entire family."

The company broke the news to circus employees Saturday night after shows in O

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