<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> travel]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/travel Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:30:58 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado travel calendar starting Sept. 25, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-sept.-25-2016/article/1586342?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-sept.-25-2016/article/1586342?custom_click=rss Colorado Calendar

Be sure to 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.

Friday-Oct. 2 - Denver, Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 6:10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Oct. 2, Coors Field, 2001 Blake St.; coloradorockies.com.

Oct. 9 - Denver, Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons, 2:05 p.m., Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St.; denverbroncos.com.

Oct. 19 - Pueblo, Free Day, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., free admission;

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]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:15:02 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Trump, Clinton to meet with Netanyahu]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-trump-clinton-to-meet-with-netanyahu/article/feed/401891?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-trump-clinton-to-meet-with-netanyahu/article/feed/401891?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

11:59 p.m.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to meet separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York on Sunday ahead of their first presidential debate on Monday night.

Netanyahu has sought to project neutrality in this year's U.S. election after there were perceptions that he favored Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama in 2012.

The Israeli leader met with Obama last week, capping what has been a contentious relationship between the leaders of the two allies.

The Obama administration has opposed Israel's push to expand settlements in the West Bank while Netanyahu has been a leading critic

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:09:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Prince William, Kate arrive in Canada with 2 young children]]> http://gazette.com/prince-william-kate-arrive-in-canada-with-2-young-children/article/feed/402027?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/prince-william-kate-arrive-in-canada-with-2-young-children/article/feed/402027?custom_click=rss

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Little Princess Charlotte, Prince George and their parents, Prince William and Kate, arrived in Canada on Saturday for their first official trip overseas as a family of four.

Charlotte nibbled on her finger while being held by Kate as they were greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife. A shy George hid behind his dad while holding his hand and looked for his mother who crouched down to comfort him. George later waved for the cameras but looked a little overwhelmed after a long flight.

The eight-day trip marks the first overseas jaunt for 1-year-old Charlotte. Her brother, 3-year-old George, has visited Australia and New Zealand on an official tour.

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:29:33 -0600 <![CDATA[New law allows Californians to rescue pets from hot cars]]> http://gazette.com/new-law-allows-californians-to-rescue-pets-from-hot-cars/article/feed/402055?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-law-allows-californians-to-rescue-pets-from-hot-cars/article/feed/402055?custom_click=rss SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that allows Californians to rescue animals trapped in hot cars without fear of prosecution.

The bill signed on Saturday lets citizens smash car windows to set the pets free as long as there is no other way to rescue them.

That means rescuers can break into the car if the animal appears to be in peril, the car is locked and law enforcement is not arriving quickly enough.

The rescuer must stay at the scene until law enforcement respond to the situation.

The bill was introduced after a series of incidents in which dogs died after being left in closed cars on hot days.

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:01:48 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Obamas officially open black history museum]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-obamas-officially-open-black-history-museum/article/feed/401914?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-obamas-officially-open-black-history-museum/article/feed/401914?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans is now open.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama opened the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall by ringing a bell from a historic African-American church.

The museum is the 19th and the newest of the Smithsonians.

The push for the museum began in 1915 with African-American Civil War veterans looking for a way to commemorate America's black experience. Former President George W. Bush signed the l

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:11:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum]]> http://gazette.com/black-history-finds-home-on-national-mall-with-new-museum/article/feed/401871?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/black-history-finds-home-on-national-mall-with-new-museum/article/feed/401871?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America's story.

With hugs, tears and the ringing of church bells, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors Saturday to help this nation understand, reconcile and celebrate African-Americans' often-ignored contributions toward making this country what it is today.

President Barack Obama, the nation's first black president, wiped away a tear as he formally opened the Smithsonian's 19th museum with an impassioned 31-minute speech on the National Mall. His audience included two former presidents, leaders from all branches of the federal government, and first lady Michelle Obama, whose lineage has been tr

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:14:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Historical Society of Michigan releases updated travel guide]]> http://gazette.com/historical-society-of-michigan-releases-updated-travel-guide/article/feed/402008?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/historical-society-of-michigan-releases-updated-travel-guide/article/feed/402008?custom_click=rss LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Historical Society of Michigan has released a seventh edition of its Historic Michigan Travel Guide.

The richly illustrated guide features 525 museums, sites and historical attractions.

It's divided by regions of the state. Within each section, sites are listed alphabetically by city or town name. Each entry has information that a visitor would need.

To be included, an entry must be operated by a member organization of the historical society and have a location open to the public.

A new feature of the guide is a historic inns category. There are also codes that connect readers to online information through smartphones and other devices.

Meijer sponsors the guide, which sells for $

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:16:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Puerto Rico power utility restores service]]> http://gazette.com/puerto-rico-power-utility-restores-service/article/feed/401833?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/puerto-rico-power-utility-restores-service/article/feed/401833?custom_click=rss

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory's power utility said Saturday. Less than 20,000 clients remained without power in some parts of San Juan and other urban areas.

"We have been operating under normal conditions since 2:30 a.m.," said Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Executive Director Javier Quintana, noting that 60 hours had passed since power was knocked out for most of the island's 1.5 million homes and businesses, affecting the majority of the island's 3.5 million residents.

Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla lauded the efforts of utility workers, firefighters, police and emergency mana

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:36:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Text of Obama's remarks at museum dedication]]> http://gazette.com/text-of-obamas-remarks-at-museum-dedication/article/feed/402000?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/text-of-obamas-remarks-at-museum-dedication/article/feed/402000?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Barack Obama's remarks on Saturday at the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as provided by the White House.

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James Baldwin once wrote, "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard." For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard.

Today, as so many generations have before, we gather on our National Mall to tell an essential part of our American story — one that has at times been overlooked. We come not just for today, but for all time.

President and Mrs. Bush; President Clinton;

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:30:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Obama opens new black museum on National Mall]]> http://gazette.com/obama-opens-new-black-museum-on-national-mall/article/feed/401953?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/obama-opens-new-black-museum-on-national-mall/article/feed/401953?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans is now open.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama opened the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall by ringing a bell from a historic African-American church.

The museum is the 19th and the newest of the Smithsonians.

The push for the museum began in 1915 with African-American Civil War veterans looking for a way to commemorate America's black experience. Former President George W. Bush signed the law authorizing the construction in 2003.

Georgia Congressman John Lewis co-sponsored legislation authorizing the museum.

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:31:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Acadia National Park invites visitors to come see the stars]]> http://gazette.com/acadia-national-park-invites-visitors-to-come-see-the-stars/article/feed/401954?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/acadia-national-park-invites-visitors-to-come-see-the-stars/article/feed/401954?custom_click=rss BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park wants visitors to come out and see the stars.

The park is hosting the Star Party on Cadillac Mountain on Saturday night.

A free shuttle will take stargazers from Mount Desert Island High School to the mountain, where they will visit with more than 50 astronomers who will describe constellations and night sky features.

Stars will be visible by naked eye, binoculars and telescopes. Participants will also be able to explore the summit of Cadillac Mountain.

The star party is part of the 8th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival. The best time to view stars will be after 9 p.m.

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:24:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Florence museum head defends party rental in Pitti Palace]]> http://gazette.com/florence-museum-head-defends-party-rental-in-pitti-palace/article/feed/401905?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/florence-museum-head-defends-party-rental-in-pitti-palace/article/feed/401905?custom_click=rss ROME (AP) — A wild bachelor's party at the Pitti Palace art museum in Florence?

Nothing of the kind, says museum director Eike Schmidt, who is defending the Renaissance palazzo's courtyard's rental, saying it was for a pre-nuptial dinner paid for by an Italian company president who was getting married Saturday in a Florence church.

Schmidt, who also directs the Uffizi Galleries, insisted in statement Saturday there was "nothing vulgar or excessive" about decorations in the courtyard for the party this week. Schmidt, a German art historian, expressed surprise about the fuss in some Italian media, since Italian national museums have rented out space for galas and parties for decades.

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:03:39 -0600 <![CDATA[New African-American history museum took a decade in build]]> http://gazette.com/new-african-american-history-museum-took-a-decade-in-build/article/feed/401896?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-african-american-history-museum-took-a-decade-in-build/article/feed/401896?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Museum of African American History and Culture opening this weekend in Washington took more than a decade to build. A look at some of the key milestones in its construction:

Dec. 16, 2003

President George W. Bush signs legislation creating the museum. Early on, it is scheduled to open in 2011. It is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, half of which will come from Congress and the rest from donations. The idea for museum and memorial traces back to 1915 and a group of African-American Civil War veterans.

March 14, 2005

Lonnie G. Bunch III is named founding director of the museum. Before taking the job, he served as the president of the Chicago Historical Society.

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:06:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Blues musicians, woodworkers headline McKissick Museum event]]> http://gazette.com/blues-musicians-woodworkers-headline-mckissick-museum-event/article/feed/401876?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blues-musicians-woodworkers-headline-mckissick-museum-event/article/feed/401876?custom_click=rss COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gospel tunes, bluegrass, folk and blues are entertaining museum-goers at the McKissick Museum's fourth annual folk festival at the University of South Carolina.

Blues musician Drink Small joins fellow performers Freddie Vanderford and Mill Billy Blues, the Wilson Banjo Co., the El Shaddai Ambassadors, and Ricky McDuffie and Family when the tunes kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday at the museum on the university's historic Horseshoe.

The festival is part of the museum's yearlong exhibit on cabinet making and woodworking.

Artisans Ike Carpenter, Mary May, Michael McDunn, Thomas Williams and the Palmetto Woodturners are demonstrating their techniques on the second floor of the museum beginning at 11:40 a.

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:01:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Things to know about new Smithsonian African American museum]]> http://gazette.com/things-to-know-about-new-smithsonian-african-american-museum/article/feed/401869?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/things-to-know-about-new-smithsonian-african-american-museum/article/feed/401869?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Things you need to know about the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on its opening weekend:

OPENING CEREMONY

President Barack Obama, the nation's first black president, will officially open the museum Saturday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Tickets for the opening have been gone for weeks. However, the Smithsonian has placed large viewing screens around the National Mall so that those who lack tickets can see the ceremony. The museum will also stream the opening ceremony on the internet at https://nmaahc.si.edu/

The ceremony will be accompanied by a musical celebration called "Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration" on the National Mall. Performers include Pu

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]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:37:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Things to see inside new Smithsonian black history museum]]> http://gazette.com/things-to-see-inside-new-smithsonian-black-history-museum/article/feed/401877?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/things-to-see-inside-new-smithsonian-black-history-museum/article/feed/401877?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture is filled with artifacts that illustrate the African-American journey in the United States. There are so many important things inside the museum that seeing them all in a single visit would be a challenge.

Several exhibits that museum visitors may want to see in their first visit:

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ANGOLA PRISON TOWER

The 21-foot guard tower and a cell from the Louisiana State Penitentiary prison called "Angola" is one of two items that were installed before the museum was built around them. The prison is known by the name of the plantation that once stood on the land it occupies.

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Be sure to 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.

Sunday - Palisade, Colorado Mountain Winefest, food and wine pairings, bus tours of vineyards and wineries, chocolate and wine tastings, educational seminars and more, go online for ticket prices; coloradowinefest.com.

Sunday - Breckenridge, Film Festival; Breckenridge; breckfilmfest.org.

Sunday - Aspen, Ruggerfest, all-age, full-contact rugby tournament; aspenchamber.org.

Sunday - Pagosa Springs, ColorFest, hot air balloons, music, beer, wine, food and more;



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<![CDATA[The adventure doesn't have to stop: Here's how to travel with baby]]> http://gazette.com/the-adventure-doesnt-have-to-stop-heres-how-to-travel-with-baby/article/1585820?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-adventure-doesnt-have-to-stop-heres-how-to-travel-with-baby/article/1585820?custom_click=rss

When I was pregnant and living on a sailboat in the South Pacific, my friends back home told me to "get my kicks in" before our first baby arrived. It made me nervous. The thought of waiting a decade to adventure over high peaks, open ocean and fast rivers made me more nauseated than morning sickness.

After hitchhiking 6,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean as sailing crew, my husband and I conceived a child on a tropical island in the Kingdom of Tonga. We moved home to Montana a few months before the baby was born, determined to kick around aplenty in the outdoors.

Talon, now 10 months old, has been camping, sailing, rafting, backpacking, biking and cross-country skiing. Many of our trips are multi-day adventures. Few are

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]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:25:02 -0600 <![CDATA[A reluctant traveler discovers the thrill of pushing her boundaries in Europe]]> http://gazette.com/a-reluctant-traveler-discovers-the-thrill-of-pushing-her-boundaries-in-europe/article/1585758?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-reluctant-traveler-discovers-the-thrill-of-pushing-her-boundaries-in-europe/article/1585758?custom_click=rss

In the hours before I left for Europe, my mind sunk itself in contradictions.

I wanted to see the world, but I didn't want to go anywhere unfamiliar. I wanted to show courage, but I was scared to get on the first plane.

With every shirt I rolled up and nestled into my suitcase, I thought of an excuse to get out of the trip: If one of my family members was sent to the hospital or if I fell down the stairs and broke an arm, I probably wouldn't have to go.

Put plainly, the trip was a big deal. I'd never traveled farther than Texas, never been on a plane, never lived outside southern Indiana. I'm from a small town of 16,000, the borders of which squarely denote my comfort zone.



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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:09:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorful Colorado: In Buena Vista, the old clashes with the new]]> http://gazette.com/colorful-colorado-in-buena-vista-the-old-clashes-with-the-new/article/1585220?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorful-colorado-in-buena-vista-the-old-clashes-with-the-new/article/1585220?custom_click=rss

BUENA VISTA - There's tension here between the people who want their home one way and the people who are OK with the way it is going, and when reflecting on that, Tom Tomson brings up the men who went to great lengths to assure the way of things.

They were men belonging to the so-called Committee of Safety, vigilantes responsible for what history refers to as a war in 1874 in what is now Chaffee County. They went around terrorizing the people of the land, murdering those who opposed them. When a judge called for their arrests, he too was shot and killed.

"It was a very black mark on the area," Tomson said inside the Buena Vista Heritage Museum he manages.

Those were the days Buena Vista was born into, days of the Wild



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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:44:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado travel calendar starting Sept. 11, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-sept.-11-2016/article/1585265?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-travel-calendar-starting-sept.-11-2016/article/1585265?custom_click=rss Colorado Calendar

Be sure to 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.

Thursday-Sept. 18 - Palisade, Colorado Mountain Winefest, food and wine pairings, bus tours of vineyards and wineries, chocolate and wine tastings, educational seminars and more, go online for ticket prices; coloradowinefest.com.

Thursday-Sept. 18 - Breckenridge, Film Festival; Breckenridge; breckfilmfest.org.

Thursday-Sept. 18 - Aspen, Ruggerfest, all-age, full-contact rugby tournament; aspenchamber.org.

Friday-Sept. 18 - Westcliffe, Wet Mountain Western Pilgrimage, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

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