<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:35:58 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali]]> http://gazette.com/white-house-says-mount-mckinley-to-be-renamed-denali/article/feed/266580?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/white-house-says-mount-mckinley-to-be-renamed-denali/article/feed/266580?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska.

By renaming the peak Denali, an Athabascan word meaning "the high one," Obama waded into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between residents of Alaska and Ohio. Alaskans have informally called the mountain Denali for years, but the federal government recognizes its name invoking the 25th president, William McKinley, who was born in Ohio and assassinated early in his second term.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:37:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews]]> http://gazette.com/polands-mixed-feelings-over-memorial-to-rescuers-of-jews/article/feed/266489?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/polands-mixed-feelings-over-memorial-to-rescuers-of-jews/article/feed/266489?custom_click=rss

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp — where she was murdered with the Jews.

Today the boy, Sigmund Rolat, is an 85-year-old Polish-American businessman and philanthropist on a mission. He aims to build a memorial in heart of Warsaw's former ghetto to his beloved Elka and the thousands of other Polish Christians who risked their lives for Jews during World War II.

While the project has the blessing of Poland's chief rabbi, it has also sparked strong opposition.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:56:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire]]> http://gazette.com/hikers-behaving-badly-appalachian-trail-partying-raises-ire/article/feed/266503?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hikers-behaving-badly-appalachian-trail-partying-raises-ire/article/feed/266503?custom_click=rss

BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party.

Shelters where he thought he could catch a good night's sleep while listening to the sounds of nature were instead filled with trash, graffiti and people who seemed more interested in partying all night, said Spencer, who finished the entire trail last month in just 99 days.

"I wanted the solitude. I wanted to experience nature," he said. "I like to drink and to have a good time, but I didn't want that to follow me there.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:01:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing]]> http://gazette.com/walker-says-wall-along-canadian-border-worth-reviewing/article/feed/266501?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/walker-says-wall-along-canadian-border-worth-reviewing/article/feed/266501?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.

Walker said in an interview that aired Sunday that building a wall along the country's northern border with Canada is a legitimate issue that merits further review.

Republican candidates for president have often taken a get-tough approach on deterring illegal immigration, but they usually focus on the border with Mexico. Walker was asked Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet the Press" whether he wanted to build a wall on the northern border, too. Walker said some people in New Hampshire have asked the campaign about the topic.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:40:33 -0600 <![CDATA[The Fleming Museum of Art hires new curator]]> http://gazette.com/the-fleming-museum-of-art-hires-new-curator/article/feed/266523?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-fleming-museum-of-art-hires-new-curator/article/feed/266523?custom_click=rss BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont's Fleming Museum of Art has a new curator.

Andrea Rosen most recently served as the assistant curator and manager of student programs at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine. She was hired as Fleming's curator after a national search.

The museum said this week that Rosen will oversee and curate from the museum's collection of 25,000 art and anthropology objects from around the world, and bring national and international traveling exhibitions to the galleries.

Rosen earned her master's degree in art history and museum studies at Tuft University.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:17:51 -0600 <![CDATA[LIST: Eight places to celebrate Labor Day weekend in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/list-eight-places-to-celebrate-labor-day-weekend-in-colorado/article/1558365?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/list-eight-places-to-celebrate-labor-day-weekend-in-colorado/article/1558365?custom_click=rss

A Taste of Colorado: More than 50 of Coloradans' favorite food establishments will gather Sept. 4-7 in downtown Denver. That probably means you should be there too. When you're not eating, you can stroll by the Arts & Crafts Marketplace. More info: atasteofcolorado.com

Salida Winefest: Enjoy unlimited samples from winemakers across Colorado on Sept. 5 at the Salida Winefest. There also will be tasty treats from local food vendors and live music performances. More info: salidawinefest.com

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off: This new event coming to Memorial Park on Sept. 4-7 features colorful balloons floating into the morning sky with Pikes Peak providing a backdrop is something spectacular to behold. Don't forget about the

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:11:20 -0600
<![CDATA[New York town's large collection of WWII vet photos endures]]> http://gazette.com/new-york-towns-large-collection-of-wwii-vet-photos-endures/article/feed/266524?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-york-towns-large-collection-of-wwii-vet-photos-endures/article/feed/266524?custom_click=rss

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — During World War II, hundreds of servicemen in uniform had their photographs taken at a popular tavern near the Hudson River in upstate New York.

Seventy years after the war officially ended with Japan's surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, Siciliano's Restaurant is long gone, but the black-and-white portraits endure. Only a few of the people photographed by Mechanicville restaurant owner Charlie Siciliano are still living.

Public displays of photographs of local servicemen and women were common in many U.S communities during the war, but few have survived.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:11:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs worshippers with disabilities search for acceptance in pews]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-worshippers-with-disabilities-search-for-acceptance-in-pews/article/1558286?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-worshippers-with-disabilities-search-for-acceptance-in-pews/article/1558286?custom_click=rss

Fifty million Americans have some form of disability and those numbers continue to grow as the population ages, the number of children with autism and attention deficit disorders grows, and soldiers return home from Iraq and Afghanistan with missing limbs and post-traumatic stress disorder. But those numbers are not reflected in the pews, where accommodations for people with physical and mental handicaps are limited.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:56:11 -0600
<![CDATA[New app to help Tahoe researchers with citizen observations]]> http://gazette.com/new-app-to-help-tahoe-researchers-with-citizen-observations/article/feed/266520?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-app-to-help-tahoe-researchers-with-citizen-observations/article/feed/266520?custom_click=rss INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake's environmental conditions.

The University of California, Davis' Tahoe Environmental Research Center recently launched the app, called Citizen Science Tahoe.

Users are asked to enter what they see at the beach, from algae to wildlife. Each observation automatically records the user's location, date and time.

Research center director Geoff Schladow says the perceptual data will give researchers a better understanding of Tahoe's fragile areas close to the shoreline.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:43:31 -0600 <![CDATA[National Park Service opening new campground at Acadia]]> http://gazette.com/national-park-service-opening-new-campground-at-acadia/article/feed/266497?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/national-park-service-opening-new-campground-at-acadia/article/feed/266497?custom_click=rss BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The National Park Service is opening a new campground that will be part of Acadia National Park.

The park service says the opening of Schoodic Woods Campground marks the end of a years-long effort to protect 1,600 acres of land that abut Acadia. An anonymous buyer using the name Schoodic Woods LLC bought the land in 2011 and spent the last two years constructing the campground and 8.5 miles of bike paths and four miles of hiking trails.

The buyer donated a conservation easement of more than 1,400 of the acres to the federal government in 2013.

The park service is inviting the public to the grand opening of the campground on Sept. 2. It will be open for self-guided tours starting at 3:30 p.m. T

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:50:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Catholics love their celebrity pope and most - not all - his priorities]]> http://gazette.com/catholics-love-their-celebrity-pope-and-most-not-all-his-priorities/article/1558370?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/catholics-love-their-celebrity-pope-and-most-not-all-his-priorities/article/1558370?custom_click=rss

Americans are gung-ho for Pope Francis' U.S. visit - if they know he's coming.

They really like him, too, particularly Catholics - even if they're sometimes confused about what he believes.

But most Americans (52 percent) and nearly a third of Catholics (31 percent) say they hadn't heard about the pope's September visit to Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C., according to a survey released last week by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service.

Overall, 67 percent of Americans and 90 percent of U.S. Catholics hold a favorable view of him.

"Americans embrace Pope Francis as a celebrity - even when they don't know what he thinks or does," said Robert Jones,

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:25:10 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Seniors rock to support the Senior Center]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-seniors-rock-to-support-the-senior-center/article/1558196?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-seniors-rock-to-support-the-senior-center/article/1558196?custom_click=rss

As the Colorado Springs Senior Center transitions from a city operation to the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, the Friends of The Colorado Springs Senior Center continues working full steam ahead. The nonprofit support group has helped the center since 2010 (csseniorcenterfriends.org.)

Almost 400 were on hand at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on Aug. 20 to raise scholarship monies for low-income seniors to participate in classes and activities, for updated computer equipment and to build an endowment fund, said Friends board President Ryan Morey.

Guests were welcomed into the festivities by the Old Dogs Band, there was time for hors d'oeuvres and mingling, and Mayor John Suthers was the supportive keynoter.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:25:10 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Children's Garden celebrates Judy Noyes' love of books and reading]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-childrens-garden-celebrates-judy-noyes-love-of-books-and-reading/article/1558197?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-childrens-garden-celebrates-judy-noyes-love-of-books-and-reading/article/1558197?custom_click=rss

She left a legacy of public art, a passion for downtown and for giving back through community service. But more than anything, Judy Noyes, who loved books and reading, found ways to excite a lifelong love of reading in children.

She and her college sweetheart, Dick, passed along that literary legacy as owners of The Chinook Bookshop on North Tejon Street, opening the treasure in 1959. It was here that over the years thousands of little ones, like parents and grandparents before them, curled up inside a well-loved playhouse to fall in love with stories. The bookstore was closed in 2004 as the couple retired in their 70s to garden, sculpt and, of course, read.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:25:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting Aug. 23, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-volunteer-opportunities-starting-aug.-23-2015/article/1558369?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-volunteer-opportunities-starting-aug.-23-2015/article/1558369?custom_click=rss These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment.

- Pikes Peak World Cup - Volunteers needed to assist with the race setup, tear-down and operations Sept. 11-13. Registration: tinyurl.com/nzj9534.

- The Alzheimer's Association - Volunteers needed for light office duties; bcauldle@alz.org.

- The American Cancer Society - 636-5101. Volunteer drivers also needed for Road to Recover Program; 630-4974.

- Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs - 638-0808.

- Children's Literacy Center - 471-8672, childrensliteracycenter.org.

- Crossfire Ministries - Volunteers needed for client service, food stocking and donation processing; Leslie, 650-4336.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:25:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area literary events starting Aug. 30, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-literary-events-starting-aug.-30-2015/article/1558368?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-literary-events-starting-aug.-30-2015/article/1558368?custom_click=rss SIGNINGS

Book Signing - Jan MacKell Collins will sign "Wild Women of Prescott, Arizona," 3 p.m. Saturday, Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, Third and Victor avenues, Victor; victorcolorado.com.


Writing Group - 6 p.m. Monday, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; csfwg.org.

American Girl Book Club - 4 p.m. Wednesday, High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road, Falcon. Registration: ppld.org.

Storytime - "Duncan the Story Dragon" by Amanda Driscoll, 10:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282, barnesandnoble.com.

Storytime - "The Full Moon at the Napping House" by Audrey Wood, 11 a.m.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:25:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting Aug. 30, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-nonprofit-community-events-starting-aug.-30-2015/article/1558367?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-nonprofit-community-events-starting-aug.-30-2015/article/1558367?custom_click=rss NONPROFIT COMMUNITY EVENTS

Light the Night Air Show - 7:30 p.m. Friday, to benefit Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence, Country Club of Colorado, 125 E. Clubhouse Drive. Reservations: springsairshow.com.

Undercover Run 5K and Kids Run -8:30 a.m. Saturday, to benefit The Exodus Road, Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center, 3920 Dublin Blvd. Registration: theexodusroad.com/undercover- run-2.

Woodshed Red - Concert, 4 p.m. Saturday, to benefit the Catamount Institute, Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive; catamountinstitute.org.

True Colors - 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 9, to benefit A Positive Note and The Resource Exchange, The Mezzanine, 20 N. Tejon St., back alley entrance. Reservations:

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:25:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado travel calendar starting Aug. 30, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-aug.-30-2015/article/1558366?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-aug.-30-2015/article/1558366?custom_click=rss Call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719.

Through Sept. 7 - Pueblo, Colorado State Fair, Colorado State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave.; coloradostatefair.com.

Monday - Pueblo, PRCA Ram Rodeo - Girls Night Out, 7 p.m., Colorado State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, $10; altitudetickets.com.

Tuesday - Pueblo, PRCA Ram Rodeo, 7 p.m., Colorado State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, go online for ticket prices; altitudetickets.com.

Tuesday - Morrison, Daryl Hall and John Oats, 7:30 p.m., Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, $39.50-$89.50; axs.com.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:25:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Rock Hall to open exhibits on Graham Nash, Smokey Robinson]]> http://gazette.com/rock-hall-to-open-exhibits-on-graham-nash-smokey-robinson/article/feed/266473?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rock-hall-to-open-exhibits-on-graham-nash-smokey-robinson/article/feed/266473?custom_click=rss CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will open new exhibits this fall honoring two legendary singer-songwriters.

The two exhibits will pay tribute to Graham Nash and Smokey Robinson.

Nash is best known as member of The Hollies and later with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1Kra25Q ) newspaper says the exhibit on Nash will open Oct. 17 and that he's expected to be at the opening.

The exhibit on Smokey Robinson, who is this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Music Masters honoree, is to open around the first week of November.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:20:22 -0600 <![CDATA[More wildfire evacuations in western Montana]]> http://gazette.com/more-wildfire-evacuations-in-western-montana/article/feed/266419?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-wildfire-evacuations-in-western-montana/article/feed/266419?custom_click=rss

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Another warm, windy day challenged crews battling numerous wildfires in western Montana and brought more evacuations Saturday.

About 20 residences in rural areas south of Libby were told to evacuate Saturday morning because of one of several fires burning in the Kootenai National Forest, fire spokeswoman Jennifer McCully said.

Fire managers were asking for more firefighters, but prospects for help were uncertain Saturday afternoon, McCully said. "We're trying but the resources are so limited right now," she said.

Elsewhere, the towns of Essex in Flathead County and Heart Butte on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation remain under evacuation orders.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:41:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Upstate NY museum receives trove of couple's modern art]]> http://gazette.com/upstate-ny-museum-receives-trove-of-couples-modern-art/article/feed/266291?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/upstate-ny-museum-receives-trove-of-couples-modern-art/article/feed/266291?custom_click=rss GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York museum known for its collection of work by Rembrandt, van Gogh and Picasso says it has received its largest donation of modern artwork in years.

The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls announced Friday that 55 works by some of the world's leading modern artists are a gift from Werner Feibes (FYE'-behs) and the late James Schmitt.

The donated artwork includes pieces by Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, Bridget Riley and 43 other artists. It's the largest donation of modern artwork made to the museum since it received 82 works during a four-year period in the 1990s.

Feibes and Schmitt were life and work partners who met in college and later worked at the same architectural firm

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:10:56 -0600 <![CDATA[38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group]]> http://gazette.com/38-girls-young-women-killed-in-swaziland-crash-says-group/article/feed/266278?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/38-girls-young-women-killed-in-swaziland-crash-says-group/article/feed/266278?custom_click=rss JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to Swaziland's most famous traditional festival, a rights group said on Saturday.

An additional 20 others were injured when the truck they were in collided with another vehicle on Friday, the Swaziland Solidarity Network said in a statement. Members of the Swaziland Defense Force alerted the rights group to the accident and gave the number of deaths, said Lucky Lukhele, the solidarity network's spokesman.

The young women and girls were travelling on the back of an open truck, the rights group said.

Swazi police at first refused to give any information on the accident but later disputed the death toll provided by the rights gr

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:04:30 -0600 <![CDATA[More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack]]> http://gazette.com/more-id-bag-checks-on-europes-trains-after-foiled-attack/article/feed/266270?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-id-bag-checks-on-europes-trains-after-foiled-attack/article/feed/266270?custom_click=rss

PARIS (AP) — European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday.

Bernard Cazeneuve said the reinforced ID and bag checks would be carried out on cross-border trains "everywhere it is necessary." He spoke after meeting in Paris with top security and transport officials from nine countries and the European Union in the wake of last week's attack attempt.

At the meeting, officials struggled to find security solutions that protect travelers but don't threaten the continent's border-free travel zone or the extensive rail network that is the lifeblood of European transpo

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:00:23 -0600 <![CDATA[WWII re-enactors doing patrols at NY's FDR historic site]]> http://gazette.com/wwii-re-enactors-doing-patrols-at-nys-fdr-historic-site/article/feed/266273?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wwii-re-enactors-doing-patrols-at-nys-fdr-historic-site/article/feed/266273?custom_click=rss HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Re-enactors portraying the military police unit that guarded President Franklin D. Roosevelt at his Hudson Valley estate are giving the public a glimpse into how FDR was protected while away from the White House.

The Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site at Hyde Park in Dutchess County is offering patrols with the 240th Military Police Battalion on Saturday at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The tours will be limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The MPs in the 240th protected the nation's commander in chief while he was visiting his upstate home during World War II. The re-enactment group will set up at their headquarters detachment and message center under a tent fly in fron

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:05:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Firefighters move to protect Essex after town emptied]]> http://gazette.com/firefighters-move-to-protect-essex-after-town-emptied/article/feed/266114?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/firefighters-move-to-protect-essex-after-town-emptied/article/feed/266114?custom_click=rss

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters cut down trees and turned on sprinklers Friday after authorities emptied the community of Essex and turned back traffic where a wildfire had spread close to a highway along the southern edge of Glacier National Park.

The 1.7-square-mile wildfire crossed a key ridge south of Essex on Thursday, prompting Flathead County authorities to order evacuations and later close an eight-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 2.

Of the more than 200 buildings threatened by the fire, 106 were year-round and vacation residences, including the Izaak Walton Inn.

A handful of residents chose to ignore the evacuation order and stay with their homes, Flathead County spokeswoman Jennifer Rankosky said.

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]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:32:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Subarus, beer, adoptable dogs at Colorado Springs festival]]> http://gazette.com/subarus-beer-adoptable-dogs-at-colorado-springs-festival/article/1558188?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/subarus-beer-adoptable-dogs-at-colorado-springs-festival/article/1558188?custom_click=rss

Anybody who's driven around our fair state has surely noticed a glut of Subarus.

Heuberger Motors, a local Subaru dealership, is the largest Subaru dealer in the country. Last year they sold more than 5,000 cars, says Alex Gauthier, head of social media marketing for Heuberger.

So it made sense to pair the popular vehicle with generous pours by a popular brewery (Bristol Brewing Co.), throw in a dog adoption fair by a local animal rescue (Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region), set up a DJ booth, cook up some food and make it a party. The second annual Growl Fest is Saturday at Ivywild School.

"It's definitely for anybody who has a Subaru or is interested in them," Gauthier says, "and wants to meet a bunch of

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:12:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs murals a 'colorful and unexpected' addition to downtown]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-murals-a-colorful-and-unexpected-addition-to-downtown/article/1557898?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-murals-a-colorful-and-unexpected-addition-to-downtown/article/1557898?custom_click=rss

our years later, the red, white and blue mural celebrating Olympic wrestler and hometown hero Henry Cejudo is fading in the sun.

No one has stepped up with funds to refresh the prominent display, which spans a warehouse rooftop near the Colorado Avenue overpass in the heart of downtown. A proposal to add a modest set of lights has likewise fallen on deaf ears.

It's more than a pity, according to one not-so-neutral observer.

"It's bloody bonkers, is what it is," said Kim Polomka, the Australian-born muralist behind the 2011 creation.

A Colorado Springs resident since 1999, Polomka minced no words during a recent stroll downtown.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:05:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Aug. 28, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-to-do-today-calendar-for-aug.-28-2015/article/1558253?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-to-do-today-calendar-for-aug.-28-2015/article/1558253?custom_click=rss On TV

"Defiance" 6 p.m., Syfy: Season 3 comes to a close.

"Great Performances" 9 p.m., PBS: Zubin Mehta conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in an open-air concert in the "Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015."



Actor David Soul is 72. Actress Barbara Bach is 69. Actor Daniel Stern is 58. Country singer Shania Twain is 50. Actor-singer Jack Black is 46. Actor Jason Priestley is 46. Actress Carly Pope ("Popular") is 35. Country singer Leann Rimes is 33. Singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is 29. Actor Armie Hammer is 29. Actress Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") is 12.

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]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:10:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Minnesota woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/minnesota-woman-gives-birth-to-conjoined-twins-in-colorado/article/1558183?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/minnesota-woman-gives-birth-to-conjoined-twins-in-colorado/article/1558183?custom_click=rss

AURORA — A woman who gave birth to conjoined twins in Colorado told a TV station Thursday that one of her daughters has survived.

Amber McCullough delivered the twin girls by cesarean section on Wednesday, KARE-TV in Minneapolis reported (http://kare11.tv/1IkwlUB). The mother is a Hastings, Minnesota, native and has been talking to the station about her ordeal.

McCullough told the station Hannah is alive but in critical condition. The TV station did not report on the fate of twin Olivia, who was not expected to survive.

Children's Hospital Colorado said Thursday morning it could not confirm that the birth had happened.

The twins shared an abdomen, liver and intestinal tract. The girls had separate hearts

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:39:19 -0600
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he blue tanks housing rainbow trout were all but empty by Colorado Parks and Wildlife standards, with a little more than 4,000 fluttering fish where there were once 250,000.

It was mid-July, and a sign that stocking season was coming to a close at the Pueblo hatchery, one of 17 facilities across the state that had reared and released rainbows over the previous five months. Its final crop of fingerlings would tread water for two more weeks before shipping off to Chalk Cliffs, a dispensary in Nathrop where they would be raised to 10 inches.

All that was left to do was hurl fish food into the vats seven times a day and think about what a good, rainy summer it's been.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:32:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Trail talk: Fort Collins a role model for Colorado Springs as a city for cyclists]]> http://gazette.com/trail-talk-fort-collins-a-role-model-for-colorado-springs-as-a-city-for-cyclists/article/1558146?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trail-talk-fort-collins-a-role-model-for-colorado-springs-as-a-city-for-cyclists/article/1558146?custom_click=rss

"You live in such a beautiful place!"

We've all heard that sentiment from visitors. We never grow tired of hearing it.

Recently, however, a visitor shared a very different assessment. Her assessment came from a bicycling perspective. In Colorado Springs to attend a bicycle workshop, this Fort Collins resident justifiably criticized the region's lack of trail connectivity and wayfinding (signage) as well as the general condition of existing bike trails.

It was a "shame on you, Colorado Springs" letter to the editor of The Gazette.

Just after that letter appeared in the newspaper, a group of us made a previously planned trip to Fort Collins to see how that city attained such a glowing reputation among cyclists.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:31:43 -0600