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Colorful Colorado: State's oldest shoe store endures life's changes
Colorful Colorado: State's oldest shoe store endures life's changes

By: Seth Boster - 0 13 hr ago

GRAND JUNCTION - Bruce Benge ruffles through the clutter of the shoe store's back room, determined to find the picture. "There's a lot of cleaning...

From canopy walk to gator-filled waters, this Florida park offers wildlife aplenty
From canopy walk to gator-filled waters, this Florida park offers wildlife aplenty

By: - 0 Yesterday

SARASOTA, Fla. - The only thing more worrying than seeing a bunch of alligators around your canoe is not seeing them but knowing darn well they are...

Derailed roller coaster plunges 34 feet, 6 riders injured
Derailed roller coaster plunges 34 feet, 6 riders injured

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 15, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — A roller coaster that derailed in Florida had been put out of service twice since in the past two years by state inspectors because of...

You've seen this gallery on Interstate 25. Meet Ray Shaw, the Colorado artist behind it.
You've seen this gallery on Interstate 25. Meet Ray Shaw, the Colorado artist behind it.

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

HUERFANO COUNTY - Ray Shaw is passed by every day. Anyone who's driven down Interstate 25 toward Walsenburg has seen his name on the wall of the...

Glass walls, not metal fencing, to surround Eiffel Tower
Glass walls, not metal fencing, to surround Eiffel Tower

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

PARIS — Paris authorities have started replacing the metal security fencing around the Eiffel Tower with more visually appealing glass walls. The...

Colorado Springs Airport wins $10.5 million for taxiway work
Colorado Springs Airport wins $10.5 million for taxiway work

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Jun 13, 2018

The Colorado Springs Airport has been awarded a $10.5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to continue work on taxiways near its...

Cog Railway owner, Manitou Springs officials considering $75 million to $95 million plan to reopen the tourist attraction
Cog Railway owner, Manitou Springs officials considering $75 million to $95 million plan to reopen the tourist attraction

By: Rich Laden - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

The Pikes Peak Cog Railway, whose future as an iconic tourist attraction has been in doubt since its closing late last year, will be rebuilt and...

Hot springs in Colorado: World's deepest hot spring also site of luxury in Pagosa Springs
Hot springs in Colorado: World's deepest hot spring also site of luxury in Pagosa Springs

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Springs Resort and Spa, Pagosa Springs A tribe prayed to the gods to end a mysterious, devastating plague. The native people gathered on the banks of...

Denver International Airport breaks ground on major expansion
Denver International Airport breaks ground on major expansion

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Denver International Airport broke ground Tuesday on a $1.5 billion expansion project to add 39 new gates across all three concourses by spring 2021....

Pikes Peak celebration Monday to kick off odyssey to build new-age Summit House
Pikes Peak celebration Monday to kick off odyssey to build new-age Summit House

By: Doug Fitzgerald - 0 Mon, Jun 4, 2018

The long-awaited project to build Pikes Peak's new Summit House complex is finally ready to begin. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Monday at 9...

Exploring spectacular south-central Utah
Exploring spectacular south-central Utah

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 3, 2018

Like most passages in south-central Utah, Lower Muley Twist Canyon is heavenly and hellish for anyone curious about what's around the next corner. One...

Denver Chalk Art Festival brings more than 200 artists' works into plain view
Denver Chalk Art Festival brings more than 200 artists' works into plain view

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Fri, Jun 1, 2018

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday along Larimer Street at 14th Street in Denver. Free. Info: larimerarts.org. Get ready for...

Uber, Lyft overtake taxis as top ride providers at Colorado Springs Airport
Uber, Lyft overtake taxis as top ride providers at Colorado Springs Airport

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, May 30, 2018

Ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft have become the dominant ground transportation providers at the Colorado Springs Airport in just over a year of...

Southwest Airlines agent in Denver asked for proof that woman's biracial son was hers, coach says
Southwest Airlines agent in Denver asked for proof that woman's biracial son was hers, coach says

By: - 0 Wed, May 30, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Southwest Airlines apologized Tuesday to the Cal women's basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb after she claimed an airline employee stopped...

Gazette travel: Experiencing Norway from sea to summit
Gazette travel: Experiencing Norway from sea to summit

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, May 26, 2018

We split into two motorboats and sped through the crisp arctic air and anomalously calm waters of northern Norway's Lyngen Peninsula, anchoring in an...

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Delta creates special Rapid City flight for Belgian tourists

By: 0 19 hr ago

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Delta Air Lines recently created a special flight to help a group of Belgian tourists reach their South Dakota vacation after...

Penny Chenery among 12 new members elected to Racing HOF

By: 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and Penny Chenery are among 12 members elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of...

Optimism on rail bridge project, but federal funds needed

By: 0 Fri, Jun 15, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Transit officials in New Jersey are praising an agreement to put $600 million toward the replacement of a century-old rail bridge,...

New Mexico national forest says no to geothermal drilling
New Mexico national forest says no to geothermal drilling

By: 0 Fri, Jun 15, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as one...

Allegiant cancels some flights for lack of planes

By: 0 Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Allegiant is canceling more flights because, it says, new planes didn't show up when expected. Customers are venting on social media, demanding...

Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal
Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal

By: 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment approved a new...

The Latest: Unionized Caesars workers in Vegas OK contract
The Latest: Unionized Caesars workers in Vegas OK contract

By: 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the ratification of a contract covering unionized workers of Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:23...

Musk company to build Chicago-to-O'Hare express transport
Musk company to build Chicago-to-O'Hare express transport

By: 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — Entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday a high-speed transportation system that will whisk people between downtown Chicago and O'Hare...

Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought
Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought

By: 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

DENVER (AP) — The threat of hot, windy weather and thunderstorms Thursday posed more problems for firefighters battling a Colorado wildfire that has...

Chicago airport plan is 1 of many Musk dream projects
Chicago airport plan is 1 of many Musk dream projects

By: 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — A newly announced project by billionaire innovator Elon Musk for a tunnel transit system that would carry travelers to and from Chicago...

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets
New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

By: 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor bet that the New Jersey Devils will win the Stanley Cup, while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that...

Forgotten no more: Shell Oil preserves slave cemeteries
Forgotten no more: Shell Oil preserves slave cemeteries

By: 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

CONVENT, La. (AP) — A major oil company is taking steps to honor once-forgotten slaves buried on its land west of New Orleans in an area where sugar...

The Latest: Dr. J bets on Philly to repeat as NFL champs
The Latest: Dr. J bets on Philly to repeat as NFL champs

By: 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A Philadelphia basketball legend is...

Lake Tahoe clarity sinks to all-time low in 2017
Lake Tahoe clarity sinks to all-time low in 2017

By: 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Scientists at Lake Tahoe say the clarity of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada line sank to an all-time...

Correction: Western Wildfires story

By: 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

DENVER (AP) — In a story June 13 about wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of a resident who witnessed a fire in Moab, Utah....

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