Vaccination ‘passports’ may open society, but inequity looms

TEL AVIV, Israel – Violet light bathed the club stage as 300 people, masked and socially distanced, erupted in gentle applause. For the first time since the pandemic began, Israeli musician Aviv...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. Highway 550 realignment on track for spring 2023 completion, officials say

Now six months in, the Colorado Department of Transportation says work is on schedule for the construction of a new interchange near Grandview in south Durango, which will essentially remove the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mickey’s flashy dress, glowing castle mark Disney World 50th

ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World in Florida turns 50 in October. To help celebrate, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be wearing flashier threads and iconic structures such as the Cinderella...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Head-on crash reported on Red Mountain Pass

Authorities responded to a head-on crash Wednesday evening on U.S. Highway 550, north of Silverton on Red Mountain Pass, resulting in injuries. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said the two-car...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Viral Vegas: Deaths jump, tourism slumps amid long pandemic

LAS VEGAS – Six weeks ago, thousands of New Year’s revelers gathered beneath the neon-lit marquees on the Las Vegas Strip – even though the big annual fireworks show was called off due to the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Italy won’t open its ski slopes because of virus fears

ROME – The Italian government on Sunday abruptly delayed opening Italy’s beloved ski season because a coronavirus variant was detected in a good portion of recently infected persons in the country....

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Around the globe, virus cancels spring travel for millions

FRANKFURT, Germany – They are the annual journeys of late winter and early spring: Factory workers in China heading home for the Lunar New Year; American college students going on road trips and...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Red Mountain Pass reopens after avalanche mitigation work

Red Mountain Pass reopened Thursday afternoon after Colorado Department of Transportation crews completed avalanche mitigation work. CDOT closed the highway between mile markers 71 and 92, between...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pompeii’s museum comes back to life to display amazing finds

POMPEII, Italy – Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii’s museum has been reborn, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city. Officials of the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Crews work to repair washed-out scenic highway near Big Sur

SAN FRANCISCO – Crews worked Monday to determine when they can rebuild a section of scenic roadway near Big Sur after it collapsed in torrential rain last week, but the damage was not as bad as...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights south

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus – including making it...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Monday reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions on most non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

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