• 3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western Japan

    By KEN MORITSUGU and MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press

    A 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80s have been killed by a strong earthquake in the western Japan metropolis of Osaka. The Osaka prefectural government reported two deaths, and an Ibaraki city official confirmed a third. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck north of Osaka city...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo staff encouraged by baby giraffe's good day

    By Tatiana Parafinuck-Talesnick tatiana.talesnick@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 15, 2018

    Friday was a better day for Penny, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's newest giraffe, who's had a rough time since being born 11 days ago. "She's looking stronger," Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's marketing director Jenny Koch said. "We're hoping she can continue to improve." Penny gave her...

  • Bear cub rescued from Martin Drake Power Plant after sibling captured in south Colorado Springs

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 15, 2018

    A bear cub inside the Martin Drake Power Plant was rescued Friday, just hours after its sibling was captured from a tree near the Hillside Community Center in Fountain Park, said Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers. "We believe both bear cubs were orphaned sending them scurrying...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's ailing baby giraffe named early

    By Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick tatiana.talesnick@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 15, 2018

    Amid a health scare that captivated thousands, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's 10-day-old giraffe has been christened early. The calf was named Penny after zoo workers played two songs for the newborn to help choose the name. The calf preferred the song "Penny Lane" over "Mamma Mia." Mia and...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s baby giraffe back on her feet after health scare

    By tatiana talesnick and Ellie Mulder citydesk@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s newborn giraffe was found splayed in her stall early Wednesday, but made it back to her feet by afternoon after hours of medical attention. A rotating team of zoo staffers attended to the baby giraffe while thousands of people watched the zoo’s live video on...

  • VOTE: Help Cheyenne Mountain Zoo name its newborn giraffe

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 13, 2018

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo wants help naming its week-old giraffe, the 200th born at the zoo. The female calf was about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed about 120 pounds when she was born June 4 to 20-year-old Muziki. The zoo's herd now has 18 giraffes, with another on the way. "After...

  • Colorado monument rocks vandalized with painted love messages

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 13, 2018

    GRAND JUNCTION — Park officials say rocks at Colorado National Monument were defaced with spray-painted messages of love. The Daily Sentinel reports the graffiti was discovered late last month at the White Rocks area, a popular hangout in a rock outcropping within park...

  • Feds hope to conduct horse roundups in western Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jun 10, 2018

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— Federal land managers are hoping to conduct roundups to remove hundreds of wild horses in western Colorado this year. The Daily Sentinel reports that the Bureau of Land Management is asking for public comment on a plan to use water and bait to corral wild...

  • New coastline emerges as Kilauea pumps more lava to the sea

    CALEB JONES , Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jun 7, 2018

    HONOLULU — Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there's no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will...

  • Colorado Springs testing ground for training to fight fires in the 'WUI'

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 7, 2018

    Too often in recent years, local firefighters have had to learn on the job, protecting lives and structures in the midst of disaster. This week, Colorado Springs became the first testing ground for a national training program aimed at teaching firefighters tactics they'll need when...

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