Worry over the safety of neighborhood kids led members of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department to tranquilize and relocate a mother bear and her two cubs just south of downtown Colorado Springs Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Nearbyresident Jessica Ibell said the bears had been around off and on for the past week. She said her kids, ages 11, 11, and 9 have been afraid to play outside since the cubs were seen playing in the kiddie pool in their back yard. Event the recent hot weather wasn’t enough to coax the kids into their pool. “They’ve got spray bottles,” Ibell said. The mother bear and two cubs were all tranquilized and will be relocated. Mark Reis, The Gazette
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United States Air Force Academy cadets attempted May 18, 2011, to break the Guinness World Record for most participants in a dodgeball game. With more than 3,600 cadets taking part they should easily break the previous record of 2,012 held by the University of Alberta, Canada. What a blast. More photos at gazette.com
The Renaissance Festival visits downtown Colorado Springs every summer promoting the annual event in Larkspur. Paige the elephant and several actors has been visiting Acacia Park for as long as I can remember and pretty much every year we wind up taking a look and sometimes it makes in the paper and sometimes is doesn’t. Every once in a while something different and fun happens and you find yourself in the right place at the right time.