<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:44:20 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Alaska whale-watchers rescue swimming deer in distress]]> http://gazette.com/alaska-whale-watchers-rescue-swimming-deer-in-distress/article/feed/378719?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/alaska-whale-watchers-rescue-swimming-deer-in-distress/article/feed/378719?custom_click=rss JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species — a distressed, swimming deer.

The 18-passenger tour vessel from Gastineau Guiding Co. lassoed the struggling deer on Wednesday, pulled it on board and gave it a ride to an island, Juneau radio station KTOO (http://bit.ly/2aD9xf6 ) reported.

Naturalist Audrey Benson said visitors and crew were watching whales when the boat received a radio transmission that deer were swimming in the saltwater on the west side of Shelter Island.

"We heard that there were two deer that were swimming across in the water," Benson said.

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:18:26 -0600 <![CDATA[What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go']]> http://gazette.com/whats-troubling-athletes-arriving-in-rio-no-pokemon-go/article/feed/378741?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/whats-troubling-athletes-arriving-in-rio-no-pokemon-go/article/feed/378741?custom_click=rss RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes' village took several days to fix. Who cares?

But no "Pokemon Go"? That's an outrage!

Since debuting to wild adulation in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand this month, the game from Google spinoff Niantic Inc. has spread like wildfire, launching in more than 30 countries or territories — but not Brazil.

For athletes and other visitors caught up in the wave, not having access is just one more knock against an Olympics that officials are racing to get ready. Even Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes went to Facebook to urge Niantic investor Nintendo to release the game in Brazil.

One video circulating virally, with more than 3.

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:18:18 -0600 <![CDATA['Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in U.S.]]> http://gazette.com/zika-is-now-here-mosquitoes-now-spreading-virus-in-u.s./article/feed/378571?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/zika-is-now-here-mosquitoes-now-spreading-virus-in-u.s./article/feed/378571?custom_click=rss

MIAMI (AP) — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.

Four recently infected people in the Miami area — one woman and three men — are believed to have contracted the virus locally through mosquito bites, Gov. Rick Scott said.

No mosquitoes in Florida have actually been found to be carrying Zika, despite the testing of 19,000 by the state lab. But other methods of Zika transmission, such as travel to a stricken country or sex with an infected person, have been ruled out.

"Zika is now here," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers f

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:59:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Washington Monument reopens; elevator bearings replaced]]> http://gazette.com/washington-monument-reopens-elevator-bearings-replaced/article/feed/378617?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/washington-monument-reopens-elevator-bearings-replaced/article/feed/378617?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument has reopened after being closed for nearly a week because of problems with its elevator.

National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said the monument opened on time Friday morning. The monument closed last Saturday.

This week's work on the elevator included replacing two sheave, or pulley, bearings. Officials say one of the bearings had failed.

Litterst has said officials have started the design process to modernize and upgrade the control system and other equipment to the often-malfunctioning elevator.

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This story has been corrected to show that monument closed Saturday.

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:50:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Clinton kicks off swing state tour vowing to create jobs]]> http://gazette.com/clinton-kicks-off-swing-state-tour-vowing-to-create-jobs/article/feed/378455?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/clinton-kicks-off-swing-state-tour-vowing-to-create-jobs/article/feed/378455?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With momentum still high from the historic Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton used her rally Friday to stress the "stark choice" voters will face between her and Republican rival Donald Trump when they vote in exactly 101 days.

"There's no doubt in my mind that every election is important in its own way, but I can't think of an election that was more important in my lifetime," the Democrat told thousands of supporters in the first stop of a three-day bus tour through the Rust Belt battlegrounds of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

"It's not so much that I'm on the ticket, it's because of the stark choice that's posed to Americans in this election," she said.

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:49:17 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Senator seeks reconvening of Congress over Zika]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-senator-seeks-reconvening-of-congress-over-zika/article/feed/378729?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-senator-seeks-reconvening-of-congress-over-zika/article/feed/378729?custom_click=rss

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local):

4 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to reconvene Congress so lawmakers can pass an emergency spending bill to fight the spread of the Zika virus.

Nelson sent McConnell a letter Friday after health officials confirmed four people in South Florida likely contracted Zika from mosquito bites. It is the first local transmission in the U.S. mainland.

The Republican-controlled Congress left on a seven-week vacation without giving the Obama administration any of the $1.9 billion it sought for mosquito control, vaccine development and other steps to battle Zika.

Nelson, a Florida Democrat, says

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:40:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Drugs, heat blamed in woman's death after music festival]]> http://gazette.com/drugs-heat-blamed-in-womans-death-after-music-festival/article/feed/378689?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/drugs-heat-blamed-in-womans-death-after-music-festival/article/feed/378689?custom_click=rss LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 20-year-old California woman who collapsed in a parking lot after the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas last month died from drug intoxication and high heat, the Clark County coroner said Friday.

Kenani Kaimuloa died of the combined effects of cocaine and the club drug ecstasy, along with environmental heat stress, according to medical examiners' findings. Her death was ruled an accident.

Kaimuloa's father, Dane Kaimuloa of Temecula, California, acknowledged at the time that he was told there were drugs in his daughter's system when she died. But he blamed heat stroke and dehydration during exceptionally hot weather for her death after three dusk-to-dawn nights at the June 17-20 music and entertainment

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:06:43 -0600 <![CDATA['Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in US]]> http://gazette.com/zika-is-now-here-mosquitoes-now-spreading-virus-in-us/article/feed/378704?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/zika-is-now-here-mosquitoes-now-spreading-virus-in-us/article/feed/378704?custom_click=rss

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.

Four recently infected people in the Miami area — one woman and three men — are believed to have contracted the virus locally through mosquito bites, Gov. Rick Scott said at a news conference.

No mosquitoes in Florida have actually been found to be carrying Zika, despite the testing of 19,000 by the state lab. But other methods of Zika transmission, such as travel to a stricken country or sex with an infected person, have been ruled out.

"Zika is now here," said Dr. Thomas Frieden,

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MIAMI (AP) — There's no official warning to stay clear of Florida, but the crowds that usually wander among the bold street murals in Miami's trendy Wynwood arts district may be thinner after reports that mosquitoes in the area have spread the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time.

Officials are trying to reassure tourists they'll be safe when visiting Florida's theme parks and urban arts districts. But some Miami residents said Friday they were stocking up on mosquito repellent and planning to bring lunches to work instead of sitting at outdoor cafe tables under Wynwood's bright murals.

"I'm freaking out ...

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:21:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Declaration helps Florida mosquito control]]> http://gazette.com/declaration-helps-florida-mosquito-control/article/feed/378654?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/declaration-helps-florida-mosquito-control/article/feed/378654?custom_click=rss

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local):

2:20 p.m.

Puerto Rico health officials are reporting a total of 7,296 Zika cases in the U.S. territory that include 788 pregnant women.

Friday's announcement comes as Puerto Rico prepares to use the organic larvicide Bti to fight the mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects.

Health Secretary Ana Rius said 74 people have been hospitalized including 23 diagnosed with a temporary paralysis condition known as Guillain-Barre that has been linked to Zika.

She said all 78 of the island's municipalities have reported Zika cases.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that hundreds of children cou

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:26:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Living legends: Gaither, Talbot to bring musical messages to Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/living-legends-gaither-talbot-to-bring-musical-messages-to-colorado-springs/article/1581512?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/living-legends-gaither-talbot-to-bring-musical-messages-to-colorado-springs/article/1581512?custom_click=rss

They started writing and singing as teens. Decades later, Bill Gaither and John Michael Talbot are award-winning Christian music legends. Both are set to perform in Colorado Springs.

Talbot, 62, helped create country rock before the Eagles took it easy. Following his conversion to Christianity, he became a pioneer in the emerging contemporary Christian music scene.

Talbot has released more than 50 albums, selling more than 4 million copies. His 28th and latest book, "Monk Dynasty," explores the Catholic monastic tradition. He also hosts The Church Channel TV series "All Things Are Possible."

He will sing and teach this week at the Jesus King of All Nations 19th annual conference at Pikes Peak Center. He sings



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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:47:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Thousands rush to see Kilauea lava flow reach ocean]]> http://gazette.com/thousands-rush-to-see-kilauea-lava-flow-reach-ocean/article/feed/378619?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thousands-rush-to-see-kilauea-lava-flow-reach-ocean/article/feed/378619?custom_click=rss HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano vent has attracted thousands of visitors since it began oozing down in May and finally reached the ocean this week.

Keaka Hunter, a security guard patrolling the area, said about 2,000 people came to see the flow Monday night, hours before the lava entered the ocean for the first time in nearly three years. Previous days drew an average of about 1,000 people.

The U.S. Geological Survey is cautioning visitors about safety risks, which include flying debris and acidic plume containing fine volcanic particles that can irritate the eyes, skin and lungs. The new land may also be unstable because it's built on unconsolidated lava fragments and sand, which can easily

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:37:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area religious events starting July 31, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-july-31-2016/article/1581511?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-july-31-2016/article/1581511?custom_click=rss

Music/Drama

WEDNESDAY

Summer Concerts- With The Mitguards, 6-7:30 p.m., The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.; broadmoorchurch.org.

FRIDAY

Jazz in the Garden- With Wayne Wilkinson Trio, 7 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.; 328-1125, gssepiscopal.org.

AUG. 10

Summer Concerts- With Velvet Hills Chorus, 6-7:30 p.m., The Glen at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.; broadmoorchurch.org.

AUG. 13

Hot Summer Nights: Music on the Labyrinth - With Dean Phelps, 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., free-will offering; firstchristiancos.org.

AUG. 17

Summer Concerts-

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:20:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Sandra Cisneros: New Mexico needs 'truth and reconciliation']]> http://gazette.com/sandra-cisneros-new-mexico-needs-truth-and-reconciliation/article/feed/378628?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sandra-cisneros-new-mexico-needs-truth-and-reconciliation/article/feed/378628?custom_click=rss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Noted Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros says New Mexico needs a "truth and reconciliation commission" like South Africa to address its history of violence between Hispanics and Native Americans.

Cisneros told The Associated Press this week that such a commission could help bridge divisions among descendants of Spanish settlers, Mexican immigrants, and American Indians.

"There is real division here, historically," Cisneros said while in Albuquerque to promote an art exhibit based on her 1984 novel "The House on Mango Street" at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. "I think what New Mexico needs is what South Africa had...the Truth and Reconciliation (commission). And that hasn't happened.

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:16:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Acadia reopens peregrine falcon nesting areas after months]]> http://gazette.com/acadia-reopens-peregrine-falcon-nesting-areas-after-months/article/feed/378618?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/acadia-reopens-peregrine-falcon-nesting-areas-after-months/article/feed/378618?custom_click=rss BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The National Park Service says it has reopened areas of Acadia National Park that had been closed for months to protect peregrine falcons from disturbance while they were nesting.

The service says it has reopened Precipice, Valley Cove and Jordan cliffs and the trails associated with them. Those areas had been closed since March 17.

A mile-long stretch of Valley Cove Trail between Flying Mountain Trail and Man O'War Brook Trail will be closed to all public entry starting on Friday.

Officials say the protection of the peregrine falcon nesting areas resulted in the fledging of 11 chicks this year. That is four more than last year.

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:02:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Land in Monroe donated for battlefield park, wildlife refuge]]> http://gazette.com/land-in-monroe-donated-for-battlefield-park-wildlife-refuge/article/feed/378435?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/land-in-monroe-donated-for-battlefield-park-wildlife-refuge/article/feed/378435?custom_click=rss

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Land in southeastern Michigan has been donated to the federal government for a battlefield park and wildlife refuge, officials announced Friday.

The Port of Monroe has transferred 33 acres to the National Park Service to help build the River Raisin National Battlefield Park, the city of Monroe said. Another 35 acres was transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

The donations are part of Monroe's master plan that promotes economic development, celebrates history, conserves natural resources and enhances outdoor recreation, those involved in the effort said.

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:36:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Edible balloons, frozen treats: Ice Cream Museum is coolest]]> http://gazette.com/edible-balloons-frozen-treats-ice-cream-museum-is-coolest/article/feed/378268?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/edible-balloons-frozen-treats-ice-cream-museum-is-coolest/article/feed/378268?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Move over Willy Wonka. A temporary museum dedicated to all things ice cream is treating visitors to edible balloons, a Chocolate Chamber, a "swim" in a pool of faux rainbow sprinkles and, of course, scoops of heavenly ice cream.

New York's Museum of Ice Cream is the lifelong fantasy of 24-year-old, co-founder Maryellis Bunn.

The six-room tour begins with a free scoop of ice cream. At a press preview Thursday, the treat was topped with fruity cereal, marshmallows and a guava-lime zest.

In the next room, helium-filled, edible balloons produce giggles as visitors' voices are transformed into high-pitched squeaks.

The museum opens to the public Friday. Admission is free from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. After t

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]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:31:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Friend's 'heart aches' after death of Colorado Springs woman]]> http://gazette.com/friends-heart-aches-after-death-of-colorado-springs-woman/article/1581344?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/friends-heart-aches-after-death-of-colorado-springs-woman/article/1581344?custom_click=rss

James Dodd traded in his standard athletic attire for an colorful costume Monday morning, arriving at CrossFit SoCo's workout of the day exactly seven minutes late.

Dodd and more than 60 other people at the session dressed up to honor the life of Maida Carpio Scott, a Colorado Springs woman who died last week in a motorcycle accident in Washington.

Often clad in outrageous outfits, Scott was routinely seven minutes late to the daily workouts to avoid warm-up runs, Dodd said.

"There's so many people that loved her," said Dodd, who was a close friend of Scott's. "It's a total loss to the community."

Scott, 47, died July 18 in a crash with a semi-truck on Washington Highway 14 near the Oregon border, according to



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:46:55 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Almost 1,000 go to breakfast under the bridge for Urban Peak's homeless kids]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-almost-1000-go-to-breakfast-under-the-bridge-for-urban-peaks-homeless-kids/article/1581419?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-almost-1000-go-to-breakfast-under-the-bridge-for-urban-peaks-homeless-kids/article/1581419?custom_click=rss

Eight years ago it was a pleasant little breakfast gathering in the courtyard of The Place, the Urban Peak Colorado Springs shelter for homeless teens.

By 2014 the fundraiser had closed down the street outside the shelter where supporters, now 560 strong, filled a large white tent, listening to the nonprofit's story and donating to help its services grow.

Grow it did.

The Off the Street Community Breakfast took on a life of its own, in 2015 drawing 900 people to tables set up beneath the Colorado Avenue bridge. On July 20 the new tradition continued, with almost 1,000 people starting their day at 7:30, eating breakfast donated by Picnic Basket Catering, visiting with friends, watching the trains go by just feet away



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:05:40 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Energy Resource Center supporters celebrate keeping folks warm]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-energy-resource-center-supporters-celebrate-keeping-folks-warm/article/1581420?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-energy-resource-center-supporters-celebrate-keeping-folks-warm/article/1581420?custom_click=rss

Since it was the end of the year, it was time to celebrate New Year's. But not every year ends in December.

This New Year's Eve party, "Winter in Summer Soiree" closed out a successful fiscal year for the nonprofit Energy Resource Center June 30 at the Broadmoor home of board member Dan Winter and his wife Patty.

ERC, offering free home energy audits and improvements as well as weatherization services to low-income residents across 13 counties including El Paso and Teller, is "sometimes life and death" for people, said Executive Director Howard Brooks. ERC works to keep people warm and safe when some are out of money and struggling to have heat at a time they also need food, Brooks said.



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:55:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Trail Talk: A plea for Colorado Springs dog owners to be considerate, follow park rules]]> http://gazette.com/trail-talk-a-plea-for-colorado-springs-dog-owners-to-be-considerate-follow-park-rules/article/1581395?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trail-talk-a-plea-for-colorado-springs-dog-owners-to-be-considerate-follow-park-rules/article/1581395?custom_click=rss

During a recent hike in Red Rock Canyon Open Space, I watched as a woman unleashed two Dobermans in the off-leash area and joyfully romped with them. While some dog parks resemble a moonscape, the off-leash areas in Red Rock and Palmer Park look and feel natural. That's likely why they're so popular with dog owners.

When the city of Colorado Springs surveyed residents during the last parks master plan process, the topic of dogs on a leash provoked some of the more heated responses. It seems we are a divided community. A great number feel it is their right to have dogs off-leash in parks and open spaces. Just as many feel park rules should be followed and dogs should be leashed except in designated off-leash areas.



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:23:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting July 28, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-outdoor-events-starting-july-28-2016/article/1581393?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-outdoor-events-starting-july-28-2016/article/1581393?custom_click=rss

Here are some of the top outdoors happenings in the Colorado Springs area:



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:17:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 28, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-28-2016/article/1581394?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-28-2016/article/1581394?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.

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.

SAINT Animal Rescue - For dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small caged animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3060 N. Powers Blvd.; 541-3099,



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:13:40 -0600
<![CDATA[Some dogs can't help inhaling kibble and getting fat - it's in their genes]]> http://gazette.com/some-dogs-cant-help-inhaling-kibble-and-getting-fat-its-in-their-genes/article/1581396?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/some-dogs-cant-help-inhaling-kibble-and-getting-fat-its-in-their-genes/article/1581396?custom_click=rss

Labrador retrievers could make a good claim for being America's dog. According to the American Kennel Club, they were the most popular purebred dogs in the U.S. in 2015 - a distinction they've owned for 25 straight years.

There's something else very American about Labs: They have a tendency to get fat.

When the U.S. Association for Pet Obesity surveyed veterinarians in 2012, they classified nearly 60 percent of their Labrador retriever patients as overweight or obese; other large-scale studies in several countries have found that about half fit that description.

But it turns out that the dogs might not be able to help it. Overeating, a study found, is very possibly in Labs' genes.



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:12:35 -0600
<![CDATA[How the 'Cookie Hiker' finds joy in Colorado fourteeners]]> http://gazette.com/how-the-cookie-hiker-finds-joy-in-colorado-fourteeners/article/1581401?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/how-the-cookie-hiker-finds-joy-in-colorado-fourteeners/article/1581401?custom_click=rss

WOODLAND PARK - Noel Johnson felt lost as she sifted through her son's closet. He had taken off for college, the second and last child to leave the house. And Johnson was beside herself.

"I no longer was Mom," she said, reflecting on that summer of 2010. "I didn't have an identity outside of being Mom. . I had to create a me. I needed to find out who I was."

Her new identity began that day in that closet when she found her boy's old hiking boots and strapped them on.

Six years later, her home in Woodland Park is a tribute to Colorado's tallest mountains, with renderings of them hanging on the walls. There's a shadow box with pictures of 58 14,000-foot peaks - 56 of them covered by pins.



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:57:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Fort Collins author published in Modern Love deals with unexpected response]]> http://gazette.com/fort-collins-author-published-in-modern-love-deals-with-unexpected-response/article/1580601?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fort-collins-author-published-in-modern-love-deals-with-unexpected-response/article/1580601?custom_click=rss

In late May, The New York Times published an essay by Fort Collins author Laura Pritchett. Afterward, a torrent of emails flooded her inbox:

Who did she think she was?

It was a waste of print space.

She should shoot herself for thinking people would care.

Though Pritchett has written potentially controversial pieces before, she said, she didn't think this was one of them. "No Sound, No Fury, No Marriage" was a personal essay for the newspaper's Modern Love section, a popular Sunday column featuring reader-submitted stories of love and relationships. And while the majority of the response - 80 percent, Pritchett estimates - was positive, the criticisms were crueler than she'd experienced in her 20-year writing



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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:19:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Pikes Pub: 55 brewers lined up for downtown Colorado Springs festival; submarine beer surfaces]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-pub-55-brewers-lined-up-for-downtown-colorado-springs-festival-submarine-beer-surfaces/article/1581150?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-pub-55-brewers-lined-up-for-downtown-colorado-springs-festival-submarine-beer-surfaces/article/1581150?custom_click=rss

One of the biggest events on the Colorado Springs beer scene is right around the corner, with dozens of brewers sharing their wares in America the Beautiful Park.

The annual Springs Beer Festival is set for Saturday, Aug. 6.

"Enjoy a fun-filled day of bottomless, fresh, craft beer samplings from over 55 Notable Craft Brewers," organizers say on the event's website. "Join 4,000 beer enthusiasts for an afternoon of live music, local vendors and local fare from food trucks and area restaurants."

The event, which runs from 1-4 p.m., brings hoards of beer lovers downtown for a few hours of frolic. Tickets for the festival sell fast.

Advance tickets run $35. Buying tickets at the gate runs $40.



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<![CDATA[Season's best strawberries meant for this dessert]]> http://gazette.com/seasons-best-strawberries-meant-for-this-dessert/article/1581152?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seasons-best-strawberries-meant-for-this-dessert/article/1581152?custom_click=rss

A highlight of summer for me is buying local strawberries at the farmers market. They are entirely different from the berries you get in the store year-round: small, delicate, plump with juice, deep ruby red and powerfully fragrant. Each week I buy as many as I can carry, and the feasting begins. I go through a fair share of them right out of the container, pile them on cereal, stir them into yogurt, whir them into smoothies, blend them into sauce, toss them on salads and, of course, work them into sumptuous, healthful desserts.

The accompanying recipe is one of my all-time favorites, a treat that takes strawberries and whipped cream to another level by piling them into parfaits with a crumble of amaretti cookies.

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]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:45:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area beer related events starting July 27, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-beer-related-events-starting-july-27-2016/article/1581149?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-beer-related-events-starting-july-27-2016/article/1581149?custom_click=rss

BREW CALENDAR

WEDNESDAY

Special Left Hand tapping party - Featuring two new beers, Pride Runs Deep and Rye on the Prize, 5:30 p.m., Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave.; 632-2596., frbbq.com.

Bristol Fork and Barrel Dinner - 6 p.m., Bristol Brewing Co., 1604 S. Cascade Ave., $50. Reservations: tinyurl.com/j6hwqon.

THURSDAY

Pint Night - Keep the glass with any Left Hand beer, 6-8 p.m., Right Coast Pizza, 811 8th St., Greeley; lefthandbrewing.com.

FRIDAY

July Friday Infusions - Good Juju, Hibiscus, Peaches - 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., Left Hand Brewing Tasting Room, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont; lefthandbrewing.com.

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]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:40:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting July 27, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-july-27-2016/article/1581283?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-july-27-2016/article/1581283?custom_click=rss WHAT'S COOKING

CLASSES

ONGOING

Colorado State University Extension - 17 N. Spruce St. Registration: epcextension.eventbrite.com. - Food Preservation Workshop: Water Bath Canning, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, $25.

The Seasoned Chef - 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver. Registration: 1-303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com. - Catch of the Day: Fresh Fish and Seafood, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, $79. - Couples Class: California Dreaming, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, $79. - Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 6. - Young Chefs Class: A Mexican Fiesta, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 3, $149. - Knife Skills 101, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 3, $79.

EVENTS

Thursdays

Manitou Springs Dinner Tour -

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