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  • Mandatory evacuation notice lifted for part of Sterling

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    STERLING, Colo. (AP) — A mandatory evacuation order was lifted Sunday for residents in the Globe Meadows area after the North Sterling Reservoir inlet ditch spilled over its banks following weeks of heavy rains that left many places in Colorado soggy over the Memorial Day weekend....

  • Giants 3B McGehee designated for assignment

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Sunday designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment and recalled right-hander Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento. McGehee, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins in December, was hitting .200 with nine RBIs in 35 games for...

  • Ailing boy gets wish come true at Parachute ranch

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) — Beaming with a nervous and wide grin — the sort of uncontrollable grin that accompanies living one's dream — Bradley Skinner mounted his horse, Kansas, for the first time earlier this month. Grasping the reins as tightly as his hardened hands would allow, the...

  • Authorities identify suspect in Colorado State Patrol crash

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the 27-year-old driver arrested after a Colorado State Patrol cadet was killed and a trooper critically injured after they were hit while trying to stop a fleeing car near Longmont. Christopher Gebers was treated for injuries and...

  • Boulder-area trail runner rescued after large rock traps him

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A 46-year-old trail runner has been rescued after a large rock fell on his foot near the summit of Bear Peak near Boulder. Authorities say Dave Mackey was running on the mountain trail when he slipped and fell. He grabbed a large rock to stop his fall and pulled...

  • Lengthy police pursuit ends with fugitive's arrest

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    WALPOLE, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say they pursued a fugitive in a stolen truck through multiple towns before using a tire-deflating device to bring the vehicle to a stop. Police say 37-year-old Robert Leibensperger of Clifton Park, New York, is charged with being a fugitive...

  • Descalso's 2-run homer lifts Rockies past Giants, 5-3.

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit gave manager Bruce Bochy the start he wanted. It lasted one pitch too many and helped finish the San Francisco Giants' winning streak. Daniel Descalso homered and drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies handed San Francisco its first loss in nine...

  • Rockies snap Giants' 8-game winning streak with 5-3 victory

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — It wasn't a dominant pitcher or a burly slugger who put an end to San Francisco's eight-game winning streak, but a 5-foot-10 backup shortstop with what Colorado manager Walt Weiss describes as "sneaky power." Daniel Descalso homered and drove in three runs and the...

  • Colorado beats Vancouver to end 11-game home winless streak

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Lucas Pittinari scored his first MLS goal and Colorado beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Saturday night to end the Rapids' 11-game home winless streak. Colorado (2-2-7) won for the first time at home since July 25, 2014, against Chivas USA. Vancouver...

  • Lyles suffers sprained toe as Rockies fall to Giants 10-8

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Poor weather and bad luck continue to plague Jordan Lyles and the Colorado Rockies. Lyles got off to a strong start before a sprained toe derailed his outing and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 10-8 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday at...

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