<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:13:22 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Indigenous dancers compete at North America's largest powwow]]> http://gazette.com/indigenous-dancers-compete-at-north-americas-largest-powwow/article/feed/343506?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/indigenous-dancers-compete-at-north-americas-largest-powwow/article/feed/343506?custom_click=rss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 indigenous dancers representing hundreds of tribes from across the United States, Canada and other parts of the world kicked off one of North America's most prominent powwows on Friday.

With beating drums and jingling bells, the dancers twisted their way from the top steps down into the well of University of New Mexico Arena, spiraling clockwise until the arena floor was packed.

Spectators caught glimpses of feathered bustles, buckskin dresses, elaborate outfits with hand-stitched designs and hair pieces covered with intricate beadwork.

It's no doubt a showcase of indigenous cultures and a means to preserving tradition, but it's also about competition.

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]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:30:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Norovirus sickens 159 on cruise ship docked in Norfolk]]> http://gazette.com/norovirus-sickens-159-on-cruise-ship-docked-in-norfolk/article/feed/343303?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/norovirus-sickens-159-on-cruise-ship-docked-in-norfolk/article/feed/343303?custom_click=rss

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Passengers on a cruise ship docked in Virginia have been sickened with norovirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the Balmoral, which is docked Friday in Norfolk, reports 159 crew and passengers have reported being sick. The ship operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines left Britain April 16.

A company spokeswoman, Ruth Burton, says conditions have improved and there are currently just seven guests in isolation. There are more than 1,400 passengers and crew aboard.

The CDC says it plans to have staff to evaluate the ship when it arrives in Baltimore on Saturday or Sunday.

Norovirus can be transmitted from contaminated food or water or an infected person.

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:30:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Illegal camping out of bill allowing Airbnb to collect taxes]]> http://gazette.com/illegal-camping-out-of-bill-allowing-airbnb-to-collect-taxes/article/feed/343505?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/illegal-camping-out-of-bill-allowing-airbnb-to-collect-taxes/article/feed/343505?custom_click=rss HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow online brokers such as Airbnb to collect taxes on behalf of people advertising private rentals on the websites, but they removed part of the proposal that would have targeted illegal camping ads by requiring online brokers to verify the legality of their listings.

Residents and lawmakers had complained that Hawaii families have more competition for inexpensive vacation accommodations because campsite permits for public parks are being re-sold by online brokers for higher prices.

"We need to set standards of responsibility for those companies," said state Sen. Laura Thielen, who pushed for the provision targeting illegal camping ads.

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:27:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Pot limits for Colorado tourists could be on the way out]]> http://gazette.com/pot-limits-for-colorado-tourists-could-be-on-the-way-out/article/feed/343400?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pot-limits-for-colorado-tourists-could-be-on-the-way-out/article/feed/343400?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Colorado's tourists would be able to buy as much marijuana as residents, if a bill moving through the state Legislature passes.

The measure repeals Colorado's unique-in-the-nation tiered purchasing system for marijuana. All adults over 21 here are allowed to possess an ounce of marijuana — but retail pot shops can't sell more than a quarter ounce in one day to people without Colorado IDs.

The purchasing limits were established in 2013 to prevent marijuana diversion out of state. Lawmakers figured that visiting tourists wouldn't blaze through a full ounce before heading home. An ounce of pot is sometimes compared to a keg of beer because it's difficult for most users to finish in a few days.

"We don't w

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:11:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Fab Ford: Beatles exhibit to open at Henry Ford Museum]]> http://gazette.com/fab-ford-beatles-exhibit-to-open-at-henry-ford-museum/article/feed/343516?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fab-ford-beatles-exhibit-to-open-at-henry-ford-museum/article/feed/343516?custom_click=rss DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area history attraction is preparing to mark a British invasion led by four marauding mop-tops.

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn on Saturday debuts "The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition." The exhibit, which runs until mid-September, aims to take visitors on a long and winding road that includes the band's formation in Liverpool, England, its global dominance during the 1960s and the lives of individual members after parting ways in 1970.

Fab Four artifacts include personal letters, photographs and other documents. Also on display will be a replica studio as well as instruments, and the autograph John Lennon signed for the man who killed him hours later.

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:09:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Raiders in Las Vegas? It's still several hurdles away]]> http://gazette.com/raiders-in-las-vegas-its-still-several-hurdles-away/article/feed/343424?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/raiders-in-las-vegas-its-still-several-hurdles-away/article/feed/343424?custom_click=rss

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Raiders owner Mark Davis pledged this week to relocate his NFL team from Oakland to Las Vegas if a proposed $1.4 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium is built. Here are some hurdles the proposal would have to clear before becoming reality.


Public funds would cover $750 million of the project's construction costs under a proposal from the Las Vegas Sands casino company and Majestic Realty, which are partnering to develop and operate a stadium. That bill would be financed over 30 years through $50 million annual payments, likely from a hotel room tax.

Hotel rooms in and around Las Vegas already face a 12 percent lodging tax that yields more than $600 million a year.

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:47:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan]]> http://gazette.com/study-analyzes-impact-of-washington-state-coal-export-plan/article/feed/343321?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/study-analyzes-impact-of-washington-state-coal-export-plan/article/feed/343321?custom_click=rss

SEATTLE (AP) — A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.

The analysis by the Washington Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County found that greenhouse gas emissions — from facility operations to when the coal is burned in Asia — would increase by 2.5 million metric tons each year when the project is fully running. While measures can be taken to significantly reduce those emissions, the impact "would still be significant and adverse," the study noted.

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:26:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Toast mom with savory and sweet topped toasted breads for a satisfying meal]]> http://gazette.com/toast-mom-with-savory-and-sweet-topped-toasted-breads-for-a-satisfying-meal/article/1574779?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/toast-mom-with-savory-and-sweet-topped-toasted-breads-for-a-satisfying-meal/article/1574779?custom_click=rss

To honor Mom on her special day, propose a toast.

No, not the bubbly kind. Rather, a toasted piece of bread topped with savory or sweet ingredients. Read on to get some ideas, then consider setting up your own for a unique, even comforting, morning meal for Mom.

So who's on this bandwagon? Vernick Food & Drink in Philadelphia has at least half a dozen types of toast on the menu. Half-inch-thick slices of sourdough bread are brushed with olive oil and grilled over lava rocks. Toppings range from fromage blanc with pickled ramps to Caesar salad with boquerones (a Spanish tapa that includes anchovies). Nearly 3,000 miles away in Los Angeles is Sqirl, which serves toast topped with smoked whitefish, salmon or fromage blanc

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:06:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with a pill?]]> http://gazette.com/are-you-ready-to-replace-your-moisturizer-with-a-pill/article/feed/343269?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/are-you-ready-to-replace-your-moisturizer-with-a-pill/article/feed/343269?custom_click=rss

MIAMI (AP) — The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within — but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective.

Big-name beauty companies and retailers including Sephora and Urban Outfitters are rolling out pills and drinkable liquids loaded with exotic herbs, vitamins, seeds, berries and substances such as collagen. The products promise to do things such as firm up skin and improve its natural glow.

The trend is picking up steam. Although a small portion of the $16 billion beauty products market, sales of beauty supplements targeting the face have grown from less than $1 million in 2013 to over $4 million in 2015, according to market

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:12:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Original power lunch eatery to close and everything must go]]> http://gazette.com/original-power-lunch-eatery-to-close-and-everything-must-go/article/feed/343335?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/original-power-lunch-eatery-to-close-and-everything-must-go/article/feed/343335?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's original power lunch restaurant is closing and everything must go.

Henry Kissinger's favorite banquette, the chairs that guests sat on when President John F. Kennedy celebrated his 45th birthday and even the pots and pans will go on the auction block when the Four Seasons closes in July.

The July 26 auction was announced this week and will mark the end of an era for a restaurant that has been a favorite of celebrities and business titans ever since it opened in 1959. It continues to draw boldface names.

"Drew Barrymore was in last week," Four Seasons co-owner Julian Niccolini remarked as he prepared for lunch service Friday. "A beautiful woman. She was with another beautiful woman.

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:04:22 -0600 <![CDATA[American Airlines apologizes to musician for barring violin]]> http://gazette.com/american-airlines-apologizes-to-musician-for-barring-violin/article/feed/343302?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/american-airlines-apologizes-to-musician-for-barring-violin/article/feed/343302?custom_click=rss

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A concert musician who was not allowed to board a flight with her violin says she hopes the incident will raise awareness of regulations that permit violins and other small instruments as carry-on luggage.

Rachel Barton Pine was told by a flight attendant and captain of an American Eagle flight that she could not bring her 18th century violin on board the plane Thursday from Chicago to Albuquerque, New Mexico. They offered to valet-check the instrument, but Pine declined. The airline, which is based in Texas, later apologized.

"Violins are too delicate to be checked," Pine said in a phone interview Friday. "It's not a question of if it might break. It will break.

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:22:14 -0600 <![CDATA[SC health officials report 1st case of travel-related Zika]]> http://gazette.com/sc-health-officials-report-1st-case-of-travel-related-zika/article/feed/343339?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sc-health-officials-report-1st-case-of-travel-related-zika/article/feed/343339?custom_click=rss COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Public health officials say the first South Carolinian to test positive for Zika virus contracted it while traveling abroad and wasn't contagious upon returning home.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control announced the case Friday.

Dr. Teresa Foo told The Associated Press the person went to the doctor as a precaution, though symptoms experienced while traveling had subsided. Foo gave no details on the person or the trip, citing patient confidentiality.

There have been 426 cases of Zika reported in 50 states — all linked to travel to outbreak areas. The virus is primarily spread through mosquitoes.

Zika causes a mild and brief illness, at worst, in most people, with symptoms i

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:18:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Prescribed burn planned Thursday at Grand Canyon's South Rim]]> http://gazette.com/prescribed-burn-planned-thursday-at-grand-canyons-south-rim/article/feed/343340?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/prescribed-burn-planned-thursday-at-grand-canyons-south-rim/article/feed/343340?custom_click=rss GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors to the Grand Canyon's South Rim may see smoke and encounter temporary road closures and detours Thursday due to a prescribed burn planned near the historic district of Grand Canyon Village.

Park officials say fire managers plan to burn 40 acres east of the historic district and south of South Entrance Road and that the burn is part of an annual readiness review for the park and its wildland fire crews.

Signs, maps and park personnel will provide directions for motorists, shuttle users, cyclists and pedestrians.

Visitors interested in learning about the prescribed burn will be able to meet with fire personnel and walk with fire managers to view the fire.

That acti

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:01:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Minnesota science museum creating space research kits]]> http://gazette.com/minnesota-science-museum-creating-space-research-kits/article/feed/343254?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/minnesota-science-museum-creating-space-research-kits/article/feed/343254?custom_click=rss ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Science Museum of Minnesota has a $14 million contract to help turn NASA's deep wealth of space research into interactive exhibits, activities and other learning experiences.

The museum will build 1,000 educational kits to be sent to museums, educators and others around the country.

Museum senior vice president Paul Martin tells Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/1TAvB6F ) the challenge is to turn the scientific data into something relevant to people by creating hands-on activities and learning "by doing" experiences.

The completed kits will be delivered in 2018. Martin estimates they could be seen by 5 million to 10 million people each year.

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:47:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Report: Tourists spent $11.9 billion in Wisconsin in 2015]]> http://gazette.com/report-tourists-spent-11.9-billion-in-wisconsin-in-2015/article/feed/343209?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/report-tourists-spent-11.9-billion-in-wisconsin-in-2015/article/feed/343209?custom_click=rss MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Visitors spent nearly $12 billion in Wisconsin last year, making it the sixth straight year of increasing tourism spending in the state, according to a state Department of Tourism report released Friday.

Milwaukee County, home of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and the largest public museum in the state, saw the most visitor spending with $1.8 billion. Dane County, which features the state Capitol building in Madison, was second at $1.1 billion. Sauk County, which boasts massive water parks and resorts in Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton, was third at $1 billion.

All in all, visitors spent $11.9 billion in the state in 2015, an increase of $500 million from the previous yea

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:33:46 -0600 <![CDATA[Park workers in Spain discover huge Roman coin trove]]> http://gazette.com/park-workers-in-spain-discover-huge-roman-coin-trove/article/feed/343132?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/park-workers-in-spain-discover-huge-roman-coin-trove/article/feed/343132?custom_click=rss

MADRID (AP) — Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.

The Seville Archaeological Museum said the construction workers came across 19 amphoras containing thousands of bronze and silver-coated coins dating from the end of the fourth century. The coins are believed to have been recently minted at the time and had probably been stored away to pay soldiers or civil servants.

Museum director Ana Navarro said the discovery Wednesday in the southern town of Tomares outside Seville is unique for Spain and of incalculable value.

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]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:11:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs churches to offer free screenings of popular movie to celebrate National Day of Prayer]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-churches-to-offer-free-screenings-of-popular-movie-to-celebrate-national-day-of-prayer/article/1575013?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-churches-to-offer-free-screenings-of-popular-movie-to-celebrate-national-day-of-prayer/article/1575013?custom_click=rss

To celebrate National Day of Prayer on May 5, faith-based retailer Family Christian is partnering with churches across the country to present free screenings of the movie "War Room" on Saturday.

The 2015 Christian drama follows a family struggling to stay together and on track in life and faith after a series of challenges. Despite the hardships, the family learns to find strength through prayer. Created by faith-based production team Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the sleeper hit was, for a time, the top box office draw in America; the DVD has logged record sales.

Rocky Mountain Calvary, 4285 N. Academy Blvd., will show the film at 11:30 a.m. and Academy Christian Church, 1635 Old Ranch Road, has showings scheduled for 2 p.m.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:57:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Q conference in Colorado urges Christians to engage changing culture]]> http://gazette.com/q-conference-in-colorado-urges-christians-to-engage-changing-culture/article/1575054?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/q-conference-in-colorado-urges-christians-to-engage-changing-culture/article/1575054?custom_click=rss

Twenty-five years ago, Focus on the Family backed Colorado's Amendment 2, a divisive, anti-gay-rights measure. But last month, Jim Daly, president of the Colorado Springs-based organization, and gay activist Ted Trimpa celebrated their friendship and legislative collaboration at a conference in Denver called Q, which stands for questions.

"Q gives Christians a place to talk about things that are not mainstream for Christians to talk about," said Daly, who worked with Trimpa to strengthen Colorado's sex trafficking laws.

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]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:45:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Road to gender equality better by bike, Colorado human rights activist says]]> http://gazette.com/road-to-gender-equality-better-by-bike-colorado-human-rights-activist-says/article/1574941?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/road-to-gender-equality-better-by-bike-colorado-human-rights-activist-says/article/1574941?custom_click=rss

On a bike as in life, the biggest challenges often are environmental.

When Shannon Galpin set out in 2010 to be the first person to ride a bike through the Panjshir Valley north of Kabul in Afghanistan, the act was meant to challenge gender barriers and promote discussion. She'd blazed her first trail across this landscape the year before, officially becoming the first woman to mountain bike across the country; now, she was back to continue spreading her message, and to ask some big questions:

In a nation where women could drive, serve in parliament and other positions of power, why was riding a bike so subversive?

The easy answer only scratched the surface.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:49:43 -0600
<![CDATA[United Nations representative to give address at Holocaust commemoration in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/united-nations-representative-to-give-address-at-holocaust-commemoration-in-colorado-springs/article/1575015?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/united-nations-representative-to-give-address-at-holocaust-commemoration-in-colorado-springs/article/1575015?custom_click=rss

Father John Pawlikowski, author, scholar and founding member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, will deliver the keynote address for the 27th annual Holocaust Commemoration: A Service of Remembrance on Wednesday at Colorado College.

As a United Nations nongovernmental representative from the Parliament of the World Religions, Pawlikowski recently spent a day at U.N. headquarters in New York meeting with faith leaders to discuss the implementation of global policies aimed at combating climate change. Later this month, he'll join other nongovernmental representatives to the U.N. at a conference in South Korea.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:51:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Read this before blaming road rage on your cat]]> http://gazette.com/read-this-before-blaming-road-rage-on-your-cat/article/1574844?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/read-this-before-blaming-road-rage-on-your-cat/article/1574844?custom_click=rss

Pity the cats. They're always getting blamed for something.

In the 13th century, Pope Gregory IX declared them evil and worthy of death, which led to their widespread killing. More recently, they've been accused of killing off U.S. birds and other wildlife, as well as of being all-around jerks.

Now there's this: Cats cause road rage.

That's been one common takeaway from a study, published last month in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, that is the latest to link the common parasitic infection toxoplasmosis to behavior changes or psychiatric disorders in humans.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:47:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area religious events starting May 1, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-may-1-2016/article/1575014?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-may-1-2016/article/1575014?custom_click=rss




"New Voices" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 2:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., $5-$25; chamberorchestraofthesprings.org.

"A Time for Alleluia" - 4-5 p.m., Church of St. Michael the Archangel, 7400 Tudor Road; 598-3244.


Film Screening - "Armor of Light" - 7-9 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St.; timgillcenter.org/event/the-armor-of-light.


"One Voice Hymn Sing" - With Paul and Marjorie Ferrin, 7 p.m., Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 Nonchalant Circle South, free-will offering; mefmusic.org/hymn-sing.html.


"City Strings Goes Dancing" - 3:30 p.m., St.

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]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:45:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Best of the Springs: Top 10 bed and breakfasts]]> http://gazette.com/best-of-the-springs-top-10-bed-and-breakfasts/article/1574879?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/best-of-the-springs-top-10-bed-and-breakfasts/article/1574879?custom_click=rss

Here is a list of the Pikes Peak region's best bed and breakfasts, using reader voting from the Best of the Springs magazine and TripAdvisor.com rankings.

For the list of all the 2016 Best of the Springs winners visit: thebestofthesprings.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:52:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Try the world of food with mail-order ingredient kits]]> http://gazette.com/try-the-world-of-food-with-mail-order-ingredient-kits/article/1573906?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/try-the-world-of-food-with-mail-order-ingredient-kits/article/1573906?custom_click=rss

About a year ago, while scrolling through messages on Facebook, a pop-up ad appeared for Try the World ingredient boxes. I was intrigued so I clicked the link.

A couple of entrepreneurs who enjoyed traveling and loved to eat devised an idea for sharing their foodie finds with friends.

"We realized that there were millions of people just like us who wanted to try foods from around the world but didn't have time to travel," they write on their website. "Today, instead of bringing these foods back from our travels in suitcases, we work directly with local artisans around the world to help bring their products to the U.S."

The "products" are boxes of ingredients with recipes themed by country.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:43:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Trail talk: Heritage Series will eye future of trails in Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak region]]> http://gazette.com/trail-talk-heritage-series-will-eye-future-of-trails-in-colorado-springs-pikes-peak-region/article/1574943?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trail-talk-heritage-series-will-eye-future-of-trails-in-colorado-springs-pikes-peak-region/article/1574943?custom_click=rss

You are invited on a journey through the past, present and future of local trails and open space - and you won't even have to break a sweat.

El Pomar Foundation begins its Heritage Series on May 13, and the main headline will be "Pikes Peak Region Trails and Open Space."

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lise Aangeenbrug, executive director of Great Outdoors Colorado, will set the stage by laying out exciting initiatives that could confirm Colorado as the top trail destination in the country.

The state's trail reputation has roots that stretch back more than 100 years. Trails and parks were a central component of Gen. William Jackson Palmer's vision for a healthy community when he founded Colorado Springs.

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]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:25:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting April 28, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-outdoor-events-starting-april-28-2016/article/1574942?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-outdoor-events-starting-april-28-2016/article/1574942?custom_click=rss




The Joy Ride - Family-friendly 5- to 6-mile bike ride, meet between 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St.; tinyurl.com/bzpmq8p.


VeloSwap - Connecting folks with bike stuff to sell with people who want to buy it, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Borealis Fat Bike Factory, 22 N. Sierra Madre St., free admission. Registration required to sell items; tinyurl.com/zvmthxo.



Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center - 1805 N. 30th St. Registration: gardenofgods.com. - "Hiking Through History," with Elizabeth Barber, 10 a.m.-noon May 5, Rock Ledge Ranch and Garden of the Gods Park.

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]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:25:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 28, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-28-2016/article/1574988?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-28-2016/article/1574988?custom_click=rss


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

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. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.; newhoperescue.homestead.com.

Pals Forever - For dogs and puppies, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1234 E. Woodmen Road; 528-6590;

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]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:25:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Fun & games]]> http://gazette.com/fun-games/article/1574987?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fun-games/article/1574987?custom_click=rss

On the trail, in the water or on the lawn, let your dog in on some Olympic-inspired fun with new gear and activities. And remember: Safety is key when investing in summer fun or recreational sustenance for your pets.

Summer games: You like old-fashioned lawn games and so might your dog. Kurgo Products sells versions of stick ball, badminton, bowling, lawn darts, horseshoes and others made just for pets.

The toys are rubber and include a "durability meter" on packaging. Other pet suppliers also sell toys such as bowling pins and dog-safe flying discs.

Life preserver: Numbers on how many dogs drown each year are hard to come by, but Lynne Peters, president of Hedz UP Pets Inc., said exhaustion plays a role.

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]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:25:04 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Country Couture's stylish support for therapeutic riding program]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-country-coutures-stylish-support-for-therapeutic-riding-program/article/1574947?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-country-coutures-stylish-support-for-therapeutic-riding-program/article/1574947?custom_click=rss

It was a Country Couture crowd as the 35th anniversary of Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center was celebrated in Western style April 22 at Swan House Manor.

Boots and hats, leather and lace and turquoise jewelry were almost a requirement.

The fashion show/auction featured models in clothing and accessories from rustic sunflower, Patricia Wolf, Lorig's, Vintage Collection, Greeley Hat Works, Febra's, fab'rik, Rutledge's, Cavender's, Barracuda Bazaar, Classic Leather Designs and Justin Boots.

The models for a night: Cheyenne York, Chad Blake, Tara Polson, Bailey V-Nick, Miss Rodeo Colorado Madelaine Mills, Ellie Meng, Alicia Natale, Zack Barton, Paige McKenna, Luna Holway and Shannon Mitchell, PPTRC Executive Director.

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<![CDATA[On Food: Gooey Butter Cake, a 'St. Louis thing,' hits the sweet spot in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/on-food-gooey-butter-cake-a-st.-louis-thing-hits-the-sweet-spot-in-colorado-springs/article/1574775?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/on-food-gooey-butter-cake-a-st.-louis-thing-hits-the-sweet-spot-in-colorado-springs/article/1574775?custom_click=rss

My introduction to gooey butter cake came by way of a neighbor who dropped off a gift she referred to as "gooey coffee cake that is very popular around the St. Louis area."

I loved it and wondered if she would share the recipe. She did, and I started making the cake regularly in the early 1980s. Over the years, my devotion to the cake waned and I eventually moved on to other treats.

Then, in 2010, I traveled to St. Louis for a board meeting of a culinary organization - and, lo and behold, a decadent piece of gooey butter cake was delivered to my room as a gift. The chef at the Ritz Carlton had dressed it up with a chocolate wedge replicating the city's famous Gateway Arch. My first bite brought back memories of the dessert I

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