• Motorcycle driver's wife expresses stresses of the Hill Climb

    BY BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Stasia Lujan walked alongside her husband's Honda motorcycle, her hand rarely leaving his back as he slowly made his way up the line for Friday's final qualifying run. When Darryl Lujan raced off up Pikes Peak Highway, Stasia retreated to a timing tent where she could follow his...

  • Super heavyweights Glanton, Moore going for gold

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    The USA men's boxing teams haven't won gold in more than a decade and haven't taken home a medal since 2008. Brandon Glanton and Marlo Moore are both dreaming of gold. Glanton and Moore each won super heavyweight semifinals (over 201 pounds) on Friday to qualify for the U.S. Olympic...

  • Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    SOUSSE, Tunisia — A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 39 people — one of three deadly attacks Friday from Europe to North Africa to the Middle East that followed a call to violence by...

  • Some reactions from fatal crash on Pikes Peak

    BY AARON REISS aaron.reiss@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Ryan Millen proposed Thursday. It didn't go as planned. His girlfriend of two years said yes, but not in the location he'd hoped. He envisioned going to the summit of Pikes Peak with her after Thursday's practices, but he found out that part of the mountain was closed. Carl Sorensen...

  • Motorcycles present greater risk and haven't always been part of Hill Climb

    BY BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Rhys Millen considers himself a risk-taker, having challenged Pikes Peak for 22 years in the International Hill Climb. But there's a big caveat to that. "I take a lot of risks up there, but they're very calculated, and they're always with a roll cage around me," Millen said. "The...

  • Hill Climb drivers reveal rough road conditions in area of fatal crash

    BY BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Nature has taken its toll on Pikes Peak Highway, including in the area where it is believed a motorcycle racer was killed on Thursday. Carl Sorensen's death - according to fellow racer Rhys Millen - occurred off the third-to-last curve before the summit, between Boulder Park and Cog...

  • Hill Climb, community leads forced to move on quickly after tragedy

    BY BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    That The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb would continue despite a competitor's death Thursday was never in question. Precedent has long since established that the show must go on in what Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers called the "inherently dangerous" event. A...

  • Airstrip Attack drivers always have safety on their minds

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    It may be a different kind of auto racing, but safety is never far from the minds of the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack drivers. They were reminded during afternoon practice when word that racer Carl Sorensen of Centennial died when he and his motorcycle went over a cliff Thursday during...

  • Balanced Colorado Springs Switchbacks move back atop United Soccer League's Western Conference

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Colorado Springs leads the United Soccer League in goals and thanks to its fifth shutout, it now leads its conference. The Switchbacks overwhelmed eighth-place Orange County to move back into first place in the United Soccer League's Western Conference with a convincing 5-0 home win...

  • Veteran Japanese midfielder Shintaro Harada is guiding force for surging Colorado Springs Switchbacks

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    It isn't difficult to see why Japanese midfielder Shintaro Harada has played at a high level during his long professional soccer career. It is evident in his field savvy during games and abundantly clear after practice. While other Colorado Springs Switchbacks cooled down after...

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