• US Interior boss alters agency revamp, governors 'gratified'

    Updated: 48 min ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is revamping a planned sweeping overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed, he told The Associated Press on Friday in an...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Feb. 25, 2018

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Classes, retreats and other religious events in and around Colorado Springs.

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and retired pastor to play Stargazers

    By Steve Rabey, Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Richie Furay got his first guitar for Christmas when he was 8. Now, 65 years later, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member is grateful to still be playing and singing. He brings his band to Stargazers Theatre on Saturday for a concert covering "all 50 years of my musical history."...

  • Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, February 24

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Here's a look at what's going on Saturday in the Colorado Springs area:      FESTIVALS Through Sunday: SkiBike Festival — Lessons, demos, races and more, Purgatory Resort, Durango; purgatoryresort.com/events.

  • Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting Feb. 23, 2018

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Feb 23, 2018

    These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment. - Amblicab - Volunteers needed as board members to help serve people with disabilities; 633-4601, amblicab.org. - American Cancer Society - Volunteers needed to transport cancer patients to...

  • The acceleration of #vanlife

    By Kate Silver The Washington Post -
    Published: Fri, Feb 23, 2018

    Years before #vanlife took on a life of its own across social media in the U.S., Bill Staggs was onto something. He had fond memories, dating to his late-1950s childhood, of family trips in a Volkswagen van. In the early 2000s, he started thinking others might like to dip their toes...

  • US bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company and a major car rental chain said Thursday they will stop promotions aimed at National Rifle Association members. The Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract to issue the...

  • China prosecuting tycoon who considered Kushner investment

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — The founder of one of China's biggest insurers, who had discussed possibly investing in a Manhattan skyscraper owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, will be prosecuted for financial offenses and regulators have taken control of his...

  • AROUND TOWN: Southern Colorado nonprofits receive almost $500,000 from Walmart

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    The region's Walmart Super Centers and Neighborhood Markets have the opportunity to donate to their choice of nonprofits closest to their areas. Add to that the Walmart State Giving Program, and almost $500,000 was awarded during a Southern Colorado Community Celebration dinner with...

  • Judge: Ads can run in Uber, Lyft vehicles in New York City

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave the green light Thursday to a Minnesota company that wants to put advertising in vehicles driven for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City. U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams released her written ruling in the First Amendment case brought by a...

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