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  • France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants. France's interior and foreign ministers said in a joint statement on Monday that "we are ready, if they wish, to help (them) gain asylum...

  • Colorado swimmer turning laps instead of drinking

    By joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Suzy Cotton-Tatnall's life changed when she stopped drinking and immersed herself in competitive swimming. "She went from not doing anything when she was drinking to doing elliptical every day," her daughter, Brittni Smith, said. "She was always around the pool (as a lifeguard and...

  • State Games notes: Sisters excel at pole vault

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Sisters set personal records in pole vault Pole vaulting is a family affair for the Patarinos, and Sunday was their day. Makenzie Patarino, 16, a senior at Lakewood High School and her younger sister, Kassidy, 14, a freshman, both set personal records Sunday at the Rocky Mountain...

  • Pitching, hitting struggles send Sky Sox to another loss

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    The recurring theme of the Sky Sox season continued in an 8-2 home loss to Round Rock on Sunday. Opposing hitters took advantage of their opportunities against the Colorado Springs pitchers and the Sky Sox were unable to keep pace in the loss to the Express (55-52). "They did a...

  • Inline speedskating finishes debut season with a little of everything

    by Kevin Carmody kevin.carmody@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    As a kid on the Front Range, Adam Hudek couldn't get enough of inline speedskating. Then, he found mountain biking and snowboarding, taking his attention off his first love. On Sunday, the 33-year-old Denver mechanic continued his revival after 17 years away from the sport, winning...

  • Agility competition training can help boost animals' self-confidence and behavior

    By Kalyn Kahler kalyn.kahler@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Melian stood confidently at the start of the dog agility course at the Rocky Mountain State Games, legs quivering in anticipation. She waited anxiously to respond to the call of her owner, LeNore Ralston. But just a few years ago, Melian quivered when a branch fell off a tree, a car...

  • House Rules Committee clears way for vote on Obama

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written. The vote in the Rules...

  • State Games participation approaches historic 10,000 plateau

    by KEVIN CARMODY kevin.carmody@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    On Friday, Zach Clark and nine of his friends boarded a plane from Atlanta to play a weekend's worth of flag football at the Rocky Mountain State Games. "It was fun to come out here," said Clark, a student studying public relations at Kennesaw State whose team, the Peaches, won their...

  • 'Jono' Schwan helps organize skateboarding at State Games among other activities

    by KALYN KAHLER kalyn.kahler@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Jonathan "Jono" Schwan is just 17 years old, but he's already turned professional as a skateboarder, founded a nonprofit organization, and lived in four countries. He did all of this before he walked across the stage at the Cheyenne Mountain Class of 2014 graduation. When he's not...

  • Sky Sox snap scoreless streak, avoid road sweep

    News services -
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    It was another pitcher's duel in Memphis and for the first time this weekend, Colorado Springs prevailed. The Sky Sox recorded their eighth shutout of the season when they blanked the host Memphis Redbirds 4-0 at AutoZone Park on Sunday evening. The win snapped a six-game losing...

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