More Lance Benzel Articles

Lance Benzel

Courts Reporter

  • Big hike brings big questions for Colorado Springs man

    Updated: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    When Wesley Trimble wrapped up a 2,660-mile trek on the Pacific Crest Trail in September, he might have become the first person with cerebral palsy to complete the hike. The experience offered more proof that a permanent limp can't deter him, but it also spawned a vexing question....

  • Colorado College geology professor makes discovery of career

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Colorado College geology professor Christine Siddoway made the discovery of her career from the saddle of a road bike. It was during a climb through North Cheyenne Cañon Park that Siddoway, 52, glimpsed alternating bands of sandstone and granite fused vertically in a rocky slope off...

  • Long section of Mount Herman Road to close for repairs

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Gag order placed on dead horses case A gag order has been issued in an animal cruelty case involving 10 horses found living among the skeletal remains of more than a dozen horses on a Black Forest property last month. Investigators, attorneys, law enforcement officers and Humane...

  • Warm weather scuttles opening day at two Colorado ski areas

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Skiers and snowboarders will have to wait a little longer to hit the slopes at Copper Mountain and Keystone. The ski areas announced Tuesday that unseasonably warm weather would delay openings planned for Friday. Copper Mountain says it will begin running chairlifts 
Nov. 7....

  • Study: USA Pro Challenge '14 brought $130M in spending to Colorado

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The USA Pro Challenge, a seven-day professional cycling race, brought an estimated $130 million in spending to Colorado in August, according to a study commissioned by the race organizer. Sponsorship Science, a sports research firm, said spending from this year's event increased 12...

  • Cycling deaths increase across U.S.

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Bicycle fatalities are on the rise in the U.S., fueled by an upward trend in bicycle commuting in the nation's urban centers, a recent study found. A study by the Governors Highway Safety Association charted a 16 percent increase in bicyclist fatalities between 2010 and 2012, jumping...

  • 7 ideas for Colorado adventure on this warm autumn weekend

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    It's summer again in southern Colorado - or at least it feels like it. Though autumn began more than a month ago, the weather forecast is promising lots of sun and temperatures approaching 80 degrees Friday through Sunday. Now's the time to mark off whatever is left of the season's...

  • Park service in pursuit of vandal

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The National Park Service is pursuing a woman who apparently painted murals and other artistic graffiti on rocks at 10 national parks across the western U.S., possibly including Rocky Mountain National Park. The graffiti was brought to light Wednesday by a post on,...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park proposes fee increase

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Rocky Mountain National Park is seeking public feedback on a proposal to increase the cost of entrance passes and camping fees. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports ( ) the park wants to add a $20 single-day pass to its existing options of...

  • Fremont County is prime turf for dinosaur remains

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    A rare morning rainstorm that swept through Cañon City last Thursday turned the normally dusty hills around the dinosaur "gold mine" at Marsh Quarry into a soggy mess. It put a damper on a rededication ceremony for the Bureau of Land Management's recently expanded Garden Park...