NEW YORK (AP) - Organizers of the county fair on New York's Staten Island are making a dogged effort to prevent the spread of swine flu. The Staten Island Advance says this year's Richmond County Fair is forgoing pig races in response to a new swine flu strain. Instead, the... more »
The Colorado Balloon Classic in Memorial Park was off to a fabulous start today. Yesterday, winds were over 40mph, preventing balloons from launching. Today, winds died down and balloons took flight.
Around 70 balloons took off starting at 7am.
Tens of thousands of people came to see the... more »
With every passing car the risk remains that a drunk driver may be behind the wheel. So for this Labor Day Weekend police are turning up the heat.
"They will be out doing traffic enforcements, aggressively looking for drunk drivers", said Sgt. Joel Kerns. And they're setting up checkpoints.... more »
Preparations are underway for the 37th Annual Labor Day Weekend Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Manitou Springs.
The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Memorial Park. Admission is free and there will be live entertainment, prize drawings and fun activities... more »
The long Labor Day Weekend is almost upon us. If you're trying to find something to do without draining your gas tank, Cheyenne Mountain State Park has some programs to entertain the whole family.
Camping sites for the park are already booked for the weekend.
Saturday: Junior Ranger... more »
If you're heading to the mountains this holiday weekend, you may want to avoid State Highways 96 and 165 on Saturday. The annual Bike With Pike event will throw 300 riders onto the roads.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has these tips for sharing the road with bicyclists:
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Tourists on a North Carolina vacation destination island are being asked to board ferries and head for the mainland ahead of powerful Hurricane Earl.
More evacuations could be on the way as Earl threatens to sideswipe the East Coast and ruin vacation plans for people over the long Labor... more »
A Colorado Springs retired couple is warning people to be careful of mushrooms while camping or hiking in the mountains over Labor Day weekend. Their Boston Terrier died Saturday after eating a toxic mushroom at a campground in Teller County.
Ron and Carolyn "Cookie" Stapp were camping at Colorado... more »
Law enforcement agencies across Colorado are gearing up to crack down on drunken drivers over the Labor Day weekend. Colorado officers have made 983 DUI arrests since Aug. 21 in an ongoing national enforcement effort that ends Tuesday.
In Colorado Springs, there will be two roving checkpoints over two... more »