• Pikes Pick: 'White Hot Truth' by Danielle LaPorte generates positive vibe

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    I'm not sure how I found Danielle LaPorte, but I'm grateful I did. She's an author, inspirational speaker and blogger who tackles spirituality, feminism, entrepreneurship and goal-setting. I've recently dived into her book "White Hot Truth," released this year, and it feels like a...

  • Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Tuesday, August 22

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: Sat, Aug 19, 2017

    Here's a look at a variety of events Tuesday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      STAGE  “After Dark” — Through Aug. 24, The Butte Theater, 130 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, $11-$20; buttetheater.com. “Annie, Get Your Gun” — Through Aug. 26, The...

  • Insider Q&A: General Motors learning the rental business

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. started its car-sharing service, Maven, just over a year ago, placing Chevrolets and Cadillacs in New York apartment buildings for occupants to rent. Since then, the service has grown exponentially. Maven is still working with apartment dwellers, but...

  • Thursdays with Fitz: Meeting the needs of poor people's pets in Colorado Springs

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Keegan lolls on a sun-baked sidewalk, desultorily wagging his tail as downtown denizens stop to pet him. The Rottweiler is a gentle giant, and he's the love of Red's life. Like many who are homeless, James "Red" May puts his pet's welfare first. And when Keegan suddenly had trouble...

  • Colorful Colorado: At Meeker Park Lodge, a family hopes to keep the good times rolling

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    ALLENSPARK - Traditions have come and gone here at Meeker Park Lodge, but this one around suppertime remains. The setting sun casts an orange glow on 13,911-foot Mount Meeker and below on the idyllic valley where knotty pine structures stand, some for nearly a century. They were...

  • Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting Aug. 20, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Aug 20, 2017

    AUGUST The Gift of History Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, to benefit the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Antlers hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Reservations: 385-5633, ljames@springsgov .com. Happy Trails Happy Hour - 5-9 p.m. Thursday, to benefit the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak...

  • Kids are over fidget spinners. Adults are just getting into them.

    By Sonia Rao The Washington Post -

    You don't always choose the fidget spinner life. Sometimes, it chooses you. Or so you tell yourself. When Mark Ventura won a spinner at work, he was pretty unimpressed with his prize. He's an adult. What was he supposed to do with a whirring hunk of plastic that kids on social media...

  • Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, August 21

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    Here's a look at a variety of events Monday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      STAGE  “After Dark” — Through Aug. 24, The Butte Theater, 130 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, $11-$20; buttetheater.com. “Annie, Get Your Gun” — Through Aug. 26, The...

  • Purifying the house, praying for the sun: Religious tradition has a lot to say about solar eclipses

    By Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    Pradeep Reddy, a pediatrician in Carbondale, Ill., will eagerly await the sight of Monday's solar eclipse, which he expects to be an awe-inspiring scientific spectacle. Then he'll go inside and jump in the shower with all his clothes on. (Or at least he'll run them through the...

  • American Girl's first Native Hawaiian doll set to go on sale

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 19, 2017

    HONOLULU — American Girl has made its first Native Hawaiian doll. The doll's name is Nanea Mitchell and she goes on sale Monday. The doll is 18 inches (46 centimeters) tall and is priced at $115. Her character grows up during World War II. Her wardrobe includes 1940s-era outfits,...

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