<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:16:49 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Parents sue Las Vegas-area water park over boy's injuries]]> http://gazette.com/parents-sue-las-vegas-area-water-park-over-boys-injuries/article/feed/257013?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/parents-sue-las-vegas-area-water-park-over-boys-injuries/article/feed/257013?custom_click=rss HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was pulled from a wave pool at a Las Vegas-area water park have filed a lawsuit claiming that the boy now has severe neurological impairments.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Clark County District Court alleges that negligent safety precautions caused the May 27 incident at Cowabunga Bay in Henderson.

The boy's parents, Peter and Christian Gardner, say the park didn't have the required number of lifeguards on duty and didn't require young children to wear life jackets.

The Southern Nevada Health District cited Cowabunga Bay in June for not having 17 lifeguards at the wave pool. There were only eight on duty.

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:18:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Britain limits Ai Weiwei's visit due to alleged conviction]]> http://gazette.com/britain-limits-ai-weiweis-visit-due-to-alleged-conviction/article/feed/256866?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/britain-limits-ai-weiweis-visit-due-to-alleged-conviction/article/feed/256866?custom_click=rss

BEIJING (AP) — Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month business visa to attend a London exhibition of his work, saying he failed to disclose that he has a criminal conviction — a claim that the artist and his attorney dispute.

Ai, who says a tax case against him in China was administrative and not criminal, was given a shorter, three-week visa instead.

"It is a matter of public record that you have previously received a criminal conviction in China, and you have not declared this," read a letter from the embassy that Ai disclosed on Thursday.

Home Secretary Theresa May is now looking at the case.

A post on Ai's Instagram account said the restriction meant he "may not be able to attend

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:48:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church]]> http://gazette.com/confederate-flags-left-near-rev.-martin-luther-kings-church/article/feed/256890?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/confederate-flags-left-near-rev.-martin-luther-kings-church/article/feed/256890?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA (AP) — Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.

It was the latest provocative act involving the Civil War-era symbol since nine black church members were gunned down during Bible study in South Carolina, and it happened in the heart of an area devoted to the slain civil rights leader, near his birthplace, his crypt and a center devoted to preserving his legacy.

Atlanta police Chief George Turner said his agency was working with federal authorities and they have not determined what charges might be levied. Turner said they have not ruled out a hate crime, though Georgia

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:27:47 -0600 <![CDATA[AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth]]> http://gazette.com/ap-investigation-olympic-teams-to-swim-boat-in-rios-filth/article/feed/256756?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-investigation-olympic-teams-to-swim-boat-in-rios-filth/article/feed/256756?custom_click=rss

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.

An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues — results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea.

It is the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic sites.

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:02:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Bleisure: Table for one? Dining alone on a business trip]]> http://gazette.com/bleisure-table-for-one-dining-alone-on-a-business-trip/article/feed/256958?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bleisure-table-for-one-dining-alone-on-a-business-trip/article/feed/256958?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — A business trip might leave you too tired to venture out for dinner. But if you're up for something beyond room service or hotel restaurants, a good meal out is one way to brighten up long days spent in meetings. Here are some strategies for dining out while traveling for work.



Elizabeth McCourt, a headhunter and executive coach with her own company, McCourt Leadership Group, is a foodie who loves trying great restaurants when she travels, from Alice Waters' Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, to Paul Prudhomme's K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen in New Orleans. She's even asked if an entree could be downsized to appetizer portion so she could sample more than one main course.

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:53:32 -0600 <![CDATA[2015 summer bucket list: Ten things to do before fall arrives]]> http://gazette.com/2015-summer-bucket-list-ten-things-to-do-before-fall-arrives/article/1556515?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2015-summer-bucket-list-ten-things-to-do-before-fall-arrives/article/1556515?custom_click=rss

Attention: The end of summer is (sadly) almost here. Consider this your warm-weather wakeup call.

Now that July is over, your days of mountain climbing, grilling out and seeing high temperatures on your phone's weather app are numbered.

Read on for 10 ideas that'll make the rest of your Colorado summer shine.

Sip on a beerfest: With Coors Light, Breckenridge and Blue Moon in Colorado's backyard, brewfests and pub crawls are part of the state's mantra. If you're in the brewing mood, get a taste of the local craft beer scene at Springs Beer Fest in America the Beautiful Park on Saturday. Admission is $40. For more info, visit springsbeerfest.com

Catch a game: You know the jingle - it's time to put it to use.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:43:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs couple transforms area summits into temporary radio stations]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-couple-transforms-area-summits-into-temporary-radio-stations/article/1556463?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-couple-transforms-area-summits-into-temporary-radio-stations/article/1556463?custom_click=rss

Stuck on the summit without a signal?

Stay calm and reach for the breath mints - at least that's the unlikely advice that Frank and Lynn Skinner might offer.

The husband and wife from Colorado Springs spend weekends hunting for radio signals on summits across the Pikes Peak region.

They manage to snag them by means of a gizmo that would make MacGyver envious: a tiny radio tucked in an Altoids tin and powered by a 9-volt battery and a 35-foot wire that's either tossed into the trees or held aloft by a fishing pole.

"It looks pretty funny when you're on a summit with a fishing pole, but it works," said Frank Skinner, who recently deployed one of his makeshift radios on the summit of Mt.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:30:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Soft-shell crabs have a narrow window of delicious. Seize it]]> http://gazette.com/soft-shell-crabs-have-a-narrow-window-of-delicious.-seize-it/article/feed/256933?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/soft-shell-crabs-have-a-narrow-window-of-delicious.-seize-it/article/feed/256933?custom_click=rss

The first time I tasted soft-shell crabs I was as a little girl attending the 1964 New York World's Fair. Looking back, I don't know where I found the courage.

Not only wasn't I a fan of seafood or shellfish, but this weird new item looked like a giant spider. Let's say, then, that I closed my eyes before I took a bite. Wow! Crispy and sweet, that soft-shell crab was one of the best things I'd ever eaten. I have loved them ever since and make a point of preparing them every year when they come into season between late spring and early fall.

Soft-shell crabs are blue crabs from the East Coast that have shed their hard shells on their way to growing a new shell that's even harder. Losing that first hard shell takes several days

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:56:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Blog: Tickets on sale for Dalai Lama appearance]]> http://gazette.com/blog-tickets-on-sale-for-dalai-lama-appearance/article/1556514?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blog-tickets-on-sale-for-dalai-lama-appearance/article/1556514?custom_click=rss

The Dalai Lama will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Group tickets are on sale now for $100 at DalaiLamaColorado.com. 

Single ticket sales, $60-$100, begin Aug. 3 at 8:30 a.m. Tickets include a morning teaching session and afternoon talk.

Single event tickets, $35-$65, go on sale Aug. 10.

The focus of the Dalai Lama's morning teaching session is "Eight Verses of Training the Mind by Master Langri Tangpa (1054-1123)":

"These verses address the all-imp enjoy abiding in peace and happiness rather than in states of anxiety, depression, resentment, and confusion. A frequently used metaphor describes the mind (including both thoughts and feelings) as a horse.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:13:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Attendance at Springfield-area historic sites so far in 2015]]> http://gazette.com/attendance-at-springfield-area-historic-sites-so-far-in-2015/article/feed/256919?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/attendance-at-springfield-area-historic-sites-so-far-in-2015/article/feed/256919?custom_click=rss SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois saw an increase in tourism last year but most of the historic sites in the Springfield area saw a decline in attendance during the first half of this year. Here's a look at the numbers behind the trend from January through June of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014:


— Lincoln New Salem State Park: 165,596; 11.1 percent drop.

— Lincoln Tomb: 127,841; 18.1 percent drop.

— Vietnam Veterans Memorial: 65,161; 14.7 percent drop.

— Old State Capitol: 53,630; 3 percent drop.

— Lincoln-Herndon Law Office: 14,368; closed for renovation drop.

— Dana-Thomas House: 9,228; 1.7 percent drop.

— Vachel Lindsay Home: 230; 83.7 percent drop.

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:11:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Southern Colorado cliffs become hot rock climbing destination]]> http://gazette.com/southern-colorado-cliffs-become-hot-rock-climbing-destination/article/1556464?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/southern-colorado-cliffs-become-hot-rock-climbing-destination/article/1556464?custom_click=rss

Shelf Road Climbing Area, north of Cañon City - Long before dusty touring vans and sticker-laden Subarus swarmed these pitted limestone cliffs, the Shelf Road climbing area was ground zero in a hidden war.

It was the early 1980s, and tensions were boiling between rival bands of rock hounds, deeply divided over the future of their sport.

"It actually got ugly," said veteran climber Bob D'Antonio, of Taos, N.M., who recounts the contentious history in his climbing guide, "Rock Climbing Shelf Road," whose second edition is due in September.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:20:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Wildlife activists concerned over Uganda-Congo border oil]]> http://gazette.com/wildlife-activists-concerned-over-uganda-congo-border-oil/article/feed/256853?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wildlife-activists-concerned-over-uganda-congo-border-oil/article/feed/256853?custom_click=rss KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists on Thursday urged Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo, saying the move puts pressure on the region's fragile ecosystems.

Uganda's government is expected to announce next month which companies can bid for six new oil blocks, including one in the Lake Edward basin inside Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park.

That is drawing concern across the border in Congo, where the managers of Virunga National Park — sub-Saharan Africa's oldest wildlife park — have been trying to protect the park from oil exploration.

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:30:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui]]> http://gazette.com/environmentalists-unions-protest-pacific-trade-pact-in-maui/article/feed/256713?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/environmentalists-unions-protest-pacific-trade-pact-in-maui/article/feed/256713?custom_click=rss

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations.

The demonstrators blew into their shells in unison on Wednesday on the sand in front of the Westin Maui resort on Kaanapali Beach, where ministers were meeting this week to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Protest organizers say the trade agreement would benefit a few major corporations while sacrificing protections for public health, the environment, local jobs and indigenous rights.

"It's pilau, pilau, pilau," said veteran Hawaii activist Walter Ritte, using the Hawaiian word for rotten.

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:12:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Pet of the week: Griffon]]> http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-griffon/article/1556510?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-griffon/article/1556510?custom_click=rss

Name: Griffon

Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer

Owner: Robert Erickson

Griffon's story: He was on his way to the pound after several aggressive incidents. We rescued him a year ago and with the help of Camp Bow Wow on Northpark he is now a really well behaved dog and a joy to own.

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:10:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 30, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-30-2015/article/1556509?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-30-2015/article/1556509?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.

Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org, 390-7838.

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.

Lucky Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Lucky Dog, 4401 Mark Dabling Blvd., Suite 10; bealuckydog.com/rescue.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:10:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting July 30, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-outdoor-events-starting-july-30-2015/article/1556508?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-outdoor-events-starting-july-30-2015/article/1556508?custom_click=rss ALMANAC



Gunnison-Crested Butte - Go online for information gunnison crestedbutte.com. - Crested Butte Big Mountain Enduro, Friday-Sunday.



Bear Creek Nature Center hikes - 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387. - Sustainability Series - Wild Edible Plants, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, $5.

Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado Highway 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366. - Full Moon Hike, 8 p.m. Friday, Outlook Ridge Trailhead. - Cahill Loop, 1 p.m. Saturday, Grouse Mountain Trailhead. - Stoner Mill/School Pond, 9:15 a.m. Sunday, School Pond Trailhead. Hikes at Cheyenne Mountain State Park - 410 JL Ranch Heights Road. Day pass $7 per

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:10:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Va. tourism to air TV ads during Richmond bicycle race]]> http://gazette.com/va.-tourism-to-air-tv-ads-during-richmond-bicycle-race/article/feed/256804?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/va.-tourism-to-air-tv-ads-during-richmond-bicycle-race/article/feed/256804?custom_click=rss RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia tourism officials will use television commercials to promote the state as a travel destination during an upcoming international bicycle race in Richmond.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the partnership Wednesday between the Virginia Tourism Corp. and organizers of the September race. Thirty-second commercials will air on networks broadcasting the UCI Road World Championships.

The commercials will promote travel experiences such as outdoor recreation, beaches, mountains, Virginia wine and oysters.

The race will be held Sept. 19 to 27 and is being held in the United States for the first time since 1986.

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:13:11 -0600 <![CDATA[How to find healthy eats at Florida theme parks, zoos]]> http://gazette.com/how-to-find-healthy-eats-at-florida-theme-parks-zoos/article/feed/256794?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/how-to-find-healthy-eats-at-florida-theme-parks-zoos/article/feed/256794?custom_click=rss TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Don't stress if you're trying to eat healthy while on summer vacation. Florida health officials are highlighting some guilt-free options for you at theme parks and zoos.

The Healthiest Weight Florida initiative highlights healthy choices in theme parks and zoos throughout the state on its website and provides a downloadable brochure. The project includes meal options at dozens of attractions around the state, including Gatorland, Palm Beach Zoo, Dinosaur World and Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark.

For example, Legoland does not offer sodas with their children's meals and serves all children's meals with a side of fruit.


Online: www.HealthiestWeightFL.

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:01:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border]]> http://gazette.com/hikers-drawn-to-geological-gem-along-arizona-utah-border/article/feed/256792?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hikers-drawn-to-geological-gem-along-arizona-utah-border/article/feed/256792?custom_click=rss

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A richly colored geological upheaval along the Arizona-Utah border is one of the most sought-after hikes in the West.

But The Wave isn't without dangers. Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management have implemented a series of safety measures following three deaths in 2013.

A new proposal to change the way permits are doled out and increase fees also could free up more people to focus on giving visitors safety advice.

Only 20 people are allowed to visit The Wave within the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument each day. The BLM wants to shift a walk-in lottery for 10 of the permits online and have visitors apply twice a year, instead of monthly, for the other 10.

The public comment per

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]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:57:56 -0600 <![CDATA[Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience]]> http://gazette.com/las-vegas-attempts-to-tame-rowdy-fremont-street-experience/article/feed/256563?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/las-vegas-attempts-to-tame-rowdy-fremont-street-experience/article/feed/256563?custom_click=rss

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere.

Sin City already has banned people from drinking alcohol out of glass bottles and aluminum cans on the downtown street. Now, officials have proposed an ordinance that would set aside specific areas for performers to use between 3 p.m. and 2 a.m., requiring registration with the city.

Fremont Street is the original Vegas gambling hotspot, where casinos got their start before the Strip grew about 2 miles south.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:29:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Wynn Resorts profit drops 72 percent in 2nd quarter]]> http://gazette.com/wynn-resorts-profit-drops-72-percent-in-2nd-quarter/article/feed/256694?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wynn-resorts-profit-drops-72-percent-in-2nd-quarter/article/feed/256694?custom_click=rss LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s profit fell 72 percent in the second quarter, stymied by an on-going decline in the Asian gambling enclave of Macau and fewer high-roller Chinese baccarat players in Las Vegas.

CEO Steve Wynn said Wednesday that the numbers should come as no surprise.

"Macau continues to be more of a question than a certainty," he said.

The casino hub has been beset by losses, especially among VIP gamblers, amid a corruption crackdown by the Chinese government.

Still, Wynn said the company is on pace to open its $4.1 billion 1,700-room Wynn Palace casino resort on the Cotai strip area of Macau by March 25.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:24:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Day: Do you have the Colorado smarts to pass our quiz?]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-day-do-you-have-the-colorado-smarts-to-pass-our-quiz/article/1556455?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-day-do-you-have-the-colorado-smarts-to-pass-our-quiz/article/1556455?custom_click=rss

Saturday is Colorado Day and to honor our lovely home, The Gazette has created a fun quiz. Remember, it's all in fun so try to stay away from Google search.

Don't forget to post your results on Facebook so your friends can try.

Why do you love Colorado? We asked readers on The Gazette's Facebook page and dozen of readers responded.

Here are a few. To read more, visit our Facebook page here. 

"I love Colorado because the mountains are so mesmerizing. The air up there is so clean and fresh. Snow capped mountains against a blue sky. Talk about Heaven. It's as close as a person can get." - Shirley Matyak 

"Her beauty, her changing weather, her incredible history and open spaces" - June

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:13:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Appeals court reinstates 'Roadless Rule' for Tongass]]> http://gazette.com/appeals-court-reinstates-roadless-rule-for-tongass/article/feed/256674?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/appeals-court-reinstates-roadless-rule-for-tongass/article/feed/256674?custom_click=rss JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower-court decision that reinstates prohibitions on road-building and timber harvests in roadless areas of the nation's largest national forest.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 6-5 decision, found the U.S. Department of Agriculture did not give a reasoned explanation for reversing course and creating a special exemption to the so-called "Roadless Rule" for the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska. The majority ruled the Tongass exemption invalid, handing a victory to the village of Kake and conservation groups in the long-running litigation. The U.S. Forest Service falls under the Department of Agriculture.

In a dissent, joined

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:53:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Pikes Pub: Blue moon the perfect occasion to celebrate with a beer]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-pub-blue-moon-the-perfect-occasion-to-celebrate-with-a-beer/article/1556343?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-pub-blue-moon-the-perfect-occasion-to-celebrate-with-a-beer/article/1556343?custom_click=rss

If you only drink once in a blue moon, Friday is your day.

July 31 brings the second full moon of the month, a phenomenon called a blue moon. That happens about once every three years.

The timing is perfect for Golden's Blue Moon Brewing Co. They're planning to celebrate the occurrence, which coincides with the label's 20th anniversary. The Miller-Coors subsidiary plans events in Denver and around the country to have fans of the beer raise their orange-topped glasses. A series of parties in Denver sold out quickly.

More than 750 celebrations will take place across the nation, with a cross-country toast of Blue Moon at 10 p.m. local time, the brewery said. Blue Moon brewers in Denver will also pour a specialty beer for

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:55:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting July 29, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-july-29-2015/article/1556447?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-july-29-2015/article/1556447?custom_click=rss WHAT'S COOKING



The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House - 813 Macon Ave., Cañon City. Registration: 275-5354. - Homemade Dressings and Salads, 2 p.m. Aug. 8, $40.

Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Registration: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. - Low-Carb Cooking, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 10, $10, plus $10 for supplies.

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension - 701 Court Street, Suite C, Pueblo; 719-583-6566. - Water Bath, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 6, $10. Registration required by Monday. - Home Beer Fermenting, 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 8, $10. Registration required by Aug. 5.

The French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost. Registration: 694-4016,

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]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:10:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Blog: Simmer down now]]> http://gazette.com/blog-simmer-down-now/article/1556409?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blog-simmer-down-now/article/1556409?custom_click=rss

It's been a summer that hasn't prompted me to write about ways to cool off. Until just recently, that is. 

I am one who cannot tolerate exercising in the high heat. If it's too hot out, I'll head to the air conditioned gym. Yes, I know it's a gorgeous summer day, but if it makes me sick and nauseous to exert myself outside, what's the point?

Just the other day, I foolishly practiced vinyasa yoga in a heated room at the studio where I teach. Big mistake. The classes are supposed to be heated to 95 degrees with humidity around 30-40 percent. It's never a good sign when you haven't even started class and you already have that too hot feeling.

But I pushed on and was rewarded by almost passing out during a warrior

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:21:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado fishing report for July 28-Aug. 4, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-fishing-report-for-july-28-aug.-4-2015/article/1556404?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-fishing-report-for-july-28-aug.-4-2015/article/1556404?custom_click=rss

Denver Metro Area

Aurora Reservoir - Trout fishing from shore is slow to fair. Fish will be deeper so cast out 40-50 yards. Most fishermen catching trout are using PowerBait from a slip rig. Boaters are having success ranging from slow to fair on trout trolling with rapalas, spoons and pop gear with crawlers. Walleye fishing is fair to good from boats that troll with bottom bouncers with crawlers, jigs and drop shots. The yellow perch fishing has been good using jigs and worms in the coves. There are some anglers catching largemouth bass in the coves using top water lures and plastics.

Quincy Reservoir - Fishing for bass is slow to fair but some anglers have been catching them.

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]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:05:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Don't let corn be a summer sideshow. Grill it for a salad!]]> http://gazette.com/dont-let-corn-be-a-summer-sideshow.-grill-it-for-a-salad/article/1556342?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dont-let-corn-be-a-summer-sideshow.-grill-it-for-a-salad/article/1556342?custom_click=rss

The two most common side dishes at a barbecue are coleslaw and potato salad. But as much as I love those, I firmly believe it's time for corn salad to take its rightful place at the picnic table.

Corn is summer's chameleon. It can take on a sweet and delicate personality when eaten raw or lightly steamed, or it can hit the grill and get a little smoky char to become the bold hero of the table. And once it has been charred and blistered a bit, corn can hold up to the heat of fresh chilies and other big flavors.

One of my favorite ways to make corn salad is to blister the kernels on the grill, then toss them with onions, heirloom tomatoes and jalapenos.

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Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room Tours - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St., Denver, free. Limited to 25 people, first-come, first-served; greatdivide.com/tap-room/tours.


Tuesday Night Karma Hour - One dollar per pint sold will be donated to a local charity, 5-9 p.m., Bristol Brewing Co., 1604 S. Cascade Ave. Go online for host charity; bristolbrewing.com.

First Tuesdays

Yappy Hour - Hosted by Camp Bow Wow, 5-7 p.m., Pikes Peak Brewing Co., 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument.

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]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:25:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Not just for riding: Bikes find spot in home decor]]> http://gazette.com/not-just-for-riding-bikes-find-spot-in-home-decor/article/1555264?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/not-just-for-riding-bikes-find-spot-in-home-decor/article/1555264?custom_click=rss

Bikes have become part of hipster culture. There are bicycle-themed dining, drinking and shopping establishments from Portland, Ore., to Brooklyn, N.Y., and dozens of bike-friendly burgs in between.

While the rides themselves often are tricked out with colored tires, swanky seats and vintage baskets, there are also those who see more than the sum of two wheels, a frame and a seat. Designers and artists are creating furnishings and art that give bikes a new way to roll down Cool Street.

Some of the better options:

Canadian cyclist and metal artisan Gilbert VandenHeuvel turns out all sorts of reworked bicycle art and accessories from his studio in Goderich, Ontario. His online shop (therecycler.

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