• Side Streets: Queen of Prince of Blades carved business out of swordplay

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 4 min ago

    In 1994, Dorothy Bretag came into a small inheritance. As she considered how to invest the money, her daughter asked her what she loved. Her answer: swords. It stemmed from watching classic swashbuckler movies about pirates and knights when she was a child. So she and her...

  • Woman dies after being hit by car while chasing stray dog in Pueblo

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    PUEBLO — A woman has died after she was hit by a car while trying to rescue a stray dog. The accident happened Saturday evening in Pueblo. The woman has not been identified. The Colorado State Patrol says investigators do not believe drugs, alcohol or speed were factors in the...

  • 30 Filipino police commandos killed in clash with rebels

    Updated: 20 min ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Filipino forces in many years, officials said. Dozens of commandos had entered the far-flung village of...

  • More families opt to celebrate life with unique, personal services

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 54 min ago

    Ruth Solazzi was born June 15, 1920. She was a dedicated teacher and opera singer who earned a master's degree in music in the early 1940s, at a time when only about 6 percent of females pursued higher education. She raised four children, was grandmother to nine and took pride in the...

  • 5 Things To Know at the Colorado statehouse

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are heading into the third week of the 2015 legislative session, and their workload is beginning to increase. Five things to watch for this week: POWDERED ALCOHOL It's not available in stores yet, but Colorado lawmakers are considering joining a handful...

  • Starz releases teaser trailer of Seth MacFarlane's “Blunt Talk” starring Patrick Stewart

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Patrick “Captain Picard” Stewart as you’ve never seen him before? Probably. From executive producer Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy”) and series creator and executive producer Jonathan Ames (“Bored to Death”) comes “Blunt Talk,” a comedy set in the world of cable news that follows an...

  • Here's the faith in the 'American Sniper' you won't see in the film

    By Sarah Pulliam Bailey Religion News Service -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Chris Kyle, often described as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, wrote in his autobiography that he prioritized his life in the following order: God, country, family. But God doesn't make a central appearance in the film "American Sniper," which opened nationwide last...

  • Arenacross gives soldiers red-carpet treatment on Military Appreciation Night

    by Kevin Carmody sports@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Sporting events, as evidenced over time, can serve as the ultimate short-term distraction from life's troubles. For a handful of retired soldiers from the Army, Saturday's races at the Amsoil Arenacross tour stop at The Broadmoor World Arena proved therapeutic as they continue to...

  • Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With attention focused on efforts to save the other hostage, some also criticized...

  • Kyrgios joins Nadal in Australian Open quarterfinals

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Now he's no longer just the kid who upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, he's the teenager who beat the guy who beat Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Nick Kyrgios came back from two sets down and saved a match point to beat Andreas Seppi 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6...

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