Lance Benzel

Legal Affairs reporter

Lance Benzel covers legal affairs for The Gazette, with a focus on the criminal courts, and also writes a monthly mountain biking column entitled "Rider in Residence." He joined the newspaper's staff in 2008 after previous stops in Billings, Mont., central North Carolina and Chicago.

Amy Wilson 32, was on her way to the Salt Lake Temple when a sedan traveling at high speed crossed over a barrier and struck her SUV. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe page)
(Courtesy of City of Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Cam)
In the late 90s, real estate broker Jeany Rush had a mission, to sell Red Rock Canyon to Donald Trump -- or anyone else with the dough. The Trump Corp actually looked at the $12 million canyon but didn't bite -- a weird look at what could have been in Colorado Springs. Rush stands near a picturesque pond on the property that is now open space. Rush still has the original with the Trump Organization letterhead in which they polititely declined. Thursday, February 16, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
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Lance Benzel. Photo by Mark Reis
Kyle Sullivan Photo submitted