• Unprecedented traffic expected in Colorado as eclipse nears

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Brace for unprecedented traffic this weekend as a monumental event approaches to the north, transportation officials are warning Coloradans. Signs along Interstate 25 advise drivers to expect delays as hundreds of thousands are expected to pile into Wyoming and Nebraska by Monday for...

  • Pikes Picks: A book for the love of dogs and a book of travel essays

    By jen mulson and seth boster The Gazette -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    There's no doubt in my mind that dogs are soulmates, and I've been lucky enough to have a few so far. The 31-essay anthology "The Dharma of Dogs: Our Best Friends as Spiritual Teachers" is for any lover of pooches. Spiritual teachers and writers, including Alice Walker, Eckhart Tolle,...

  • Colorado Springs man's 'spaceship' bound for solar eclipse and beyond

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    "Star Wars" arrived in theaters to inspire a budding scientist. "I always wanted to look cool in a spaceship," said Dimitri Klebe, the scientist who 40 years after the movie grins about his latest project. It won't fly but is nonetheless big and, in a way, can explore the galaxy....

  • One woman's big responsibility to protect Colorado's biggest mountains

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    In the dim morning of another high-altitude ascent, Loretta McEllhiney comes to a rowdy group of teenage girls. She asks for silence, please. "Many people come out here to hear the sounds of nature," she says as the sun has yet to rise over the tundra called Devil's Playground,...

  • The day in 1878 when Colorado Springs basked in the glory of a total solar eclipse

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    Steve Ruskin looked out at the audience filling a room in Colorado Springs' downtown library. Every chair was taken, along with the extras brought out from storage. "I don't know if you heard," joked Ruskin, the local science historian, "but there's an eclipse coming." Monday, the...

  • Colorado national parks: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Aug 14, 2017

    Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve From the main parking lot of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, a sign welcomes people to the wilderness, "where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." Visitors walk through trees to witness a landscape that, indeed,...

  • Happy Trails: Mount Herman

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Aug 14, 2017

    HAPPY TRAILS: MOUNT HERMAN Seeking a quick escape into nature? You won't go wrong with this Monument-area trail, which comes with the added bonus of a scenic drive. Here we propose a short out-and-back, but perhaps you'll want to join the crowds who take Mount Herman Road to find a...

  • Colorado Springs author relates account of eclipse that 'changed astronomy'

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 11, 2017

    While looking forward to the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, take a look back. Local science historian and Colorado Springs native Steve Ruskin on Sunday will be at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., to discuss his new book, "America's First Great Eclipse." The account centers...

  • Colorado Classic bike race shaping up as Colorado Springs' epic summer event

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 9, 2017

    Aaron Garcia expected a long Thursday. "We'll get business, definitely," he said Wednesday in the kitchen he manages at East Coast Restaurant and Deli in downtown Colorado Springs. "I think more than usual." Outside, Tejon Street was transforming, bustling with uniformed people...

  • Manitou Incline set to close again for repairs

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 9, 2017

    For Manitou Incline climbers, the countdown is officially on. The mountainside stair-stepper will close for repairs Aug. 19, as anticipated, in time for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon weekend, Colorado Springs officials announced Wednesday. The trail is expected to remain...

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