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  • Healthy rafting season expected for Arkansas River after a snow-filled winter

    Life Published: Thu, April 24, 2014

    88-year-old Bob Friend, front right, and his wife, Gail, 82, were among a group of nine seniors from Summit Glen Gracious Retirement Living who rafted the Arkansas River Monday, August 9, 2011. Mark Reis, The Gazette By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com – The snow that pounded Colorado’s high country all winter – delighting skiers with an […]

  • Volunteer to give parks and trails some TLC

    Life Published: Thu, April 24, 2014

    Trail Talk Susan Davies By Susan Davies Special to The Gazette – Most of us don’t spend a lot of time admiring well-designed trails. And while these trails can last for decades, all of them can use a little love from time to time. This is a great time of year to pick a park […]

  • AROUND TOWN: Benefit barks up the right tree

    Life Published: Wed, April 23, 2014

    Sheila Kincaid and Chico By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com Wine, women, bling and furry friends made for a special April 1. No fooling. Wendy Pearce Nelson is owner of Blue Fox Photography and an über dog lover whose family members Mick Wagger and Lu Lu Belle even have their own blog: tailsfromthepuptent.blogspot.com. Together with Maureen Christopher […]

  • What’s Cooking calendar of events starting April 23

    Life Published: Wed, April 23, 2014

    by name Newspaper – CLASSES ONGOING Asian Cookery – Go online for location, times and cost. Registration required: asiancookery.net. – Malaysian Favorites – Nasi Lemak and Ondeh Ondeh, Tuesday. Chefs retail store – 5070 Centennial Blvd. Classes are 6-8 p.m. unless noted. Registration required: 272-2700; tinyurl.com/dyf4fh5. – Stuff it (the Egyptian Way), Thursday, $60. – […]

  • Climber rescued in Eldorado Canyon State Park

    Life Published: Wed, April 23, 2014

    Associated Press BOULDER — Boulder rescue crews carried down a 26-year-old climber who injured his ankle while climbing in Eldorado Canyon State Park on Tuesday. Two climbers called authorities after one person suffered a possible broken ankle while climbing. The injured climber was rescued and the other climber was able to walk down on his […]

  • Flood risk outlined at local meetings Tuesday and Thursday

    Life Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

    Staff reports Two El Paso County flash flood awareness meetings will include discussion of flood danger and give updates on mitigation projects by county, Manitou Springs, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Coalition for the Upper South Platte. Videos of the programs will be available afterward at Youtube: youtube.com/user/ElPasoCountyCO The meetings are 6-7:30 p.m. […]

  • Colorado Springs nurse teaches about foods that help food allergy suffers

    Life Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

    Kristi Hayes, owner of Tabor Mountain Bakehouse and Tabor Mountain Holistic Health & Wellness, offers advice for those who suffer food allergies or intolerances. Photo from Hayes By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com – Rashes, eczema and chronic sinus congestion all could be an indication of food allergies. The same goes for a bloated or upset […]

  • Explore the “Life Cycle of Wellness” at Broadmoor weekend retreat for women

    Life Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

    Couple in Lotus Posture BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com – The Broadmoor will host its third annual Women’s Weekend of Wellness next month. The event, co-sponsored by the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, aims to help participants find and map a course to achieve an ideal wellness outcome, at any age. The long weekend begins with […]

  • Penrose offers free screenings for oral, head and neck cancer awareness week

    Life Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com – During her regular exam and cleaning, Mary Leak’s dentist noticed a red spot on the roof of her mouth and recommended a daily rinse of warm water and peroxide. The dentist also told Leak to call him if the spot was still there in two weeks. It was, but Leak […]

  • Earth Day: Steps you can take to be more friendly to the environment

    Life Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

    By Jessica Reynolds Chicago Tribune – In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to overlook how much trash humans generate and the other countless ways we adversely impact the planet. From disposing mounds of single-use coffee to leaving lights on in an empty home, we all – often inadvertently – hurt our […]