• Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, August 18

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    Here's a look at a variety of events Friday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      SPECIAL EVENT Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs Parade of Homes — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, $10, free for ages 17 and younger....

  • Colorado resort won't host anti-immigration conference

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado resort said Wednesday that it will not host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group following criticism in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs did not...

  • AROUND TOWN: Great-granddaughter of Julie Penrose relives her family's Broadmoor history

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The statuesque woman stood quietly, gazing out at beautiful grounds and gardens, remembering happy childhood times playing at one of Colorado Springs' most famous mansions, El Pomar. "I am very emotional to be here," said a startled Baroness Sybille Michele Emilie Marie Ghislaine de...

  • New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building. The $1.1 billion skyscraper has already changed the city's...

  • Glasses for viewing eclipse flying off the shelves around Colorado Springs

    BY RACHEL RILEY rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    As Monday's historic solar eclipse nears,  Colorado Springs-area   residents are looking hard to find the special protective glasses that allow people to safely view the event. "It's a common theme: Everyone is selling out," said Keith Barger, an education specialist...

  • Southwest apologizes to top-tier customers for boarding fail

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines continues to have computer problems that are causing its best customers to lose a major perk — early boarding. The airline said Wednesday that it partially fixed the problem but was still working to make things right and find the cause of the glitch....

  • Int'l arrivals to US increased 2 percent in January

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    International arrivals to the U.S. increased 2 percent in January 2017 compared with January 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday. The 5.6 million international visitors who arrived this past January represented the first monthly increase in inbound international...

  • UK vows Brexit won't mean the return of Irish border posts

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — There must be no border posts between the U.K. and Ireland after Brexit, and European Union citizens will be able to enter Britain through EU member state Ireland without immigration checks, the British government said Wednesday. Britain has vowed to end the free...

  • Lonely Planet app Trips: Be inspired or tell your own story

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lonely Planet has a new free app called Trips that offers inspiration for travel along with an easy-to-use platform for creating your own travel stories. You can scroll through curated content in categories like adventure, wildlife, cities, ruins, road trips, hiking...

  • Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy? A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners ready to pay between $8 and $22 for such creations as Cheetos meatballs, Cheetos crusted fried...

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