• Must See Must Do: Entertainment options around Colorado Springs this week

    Linda
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    "Sea Marks" is a Purl family tradition and a labor of love. It was 30 years ago that actress/author Mara Purl and Christopher Law were featured in the play at the Fine Arts Center. Mara calls "Sea Marks" "romantic, haunting, poignant." The director: Mara's father, theater pro Ray Purl....

  • First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

    The Guardian
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years. Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off. Canavero...

  • Watch: Loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix; social media explodes

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SUN CITY, Ariz. — Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama...

  • Wednesday's prep roundup: Fountain-Fort Carson loses in 2OT

    By JUSTIN SHAW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL 5A state tournament first round Castle View 66, Fountain-Fort Carson 64, 2OT At Castle View: It was a tough way for the ninth-seeded Trojans to end their season. Fountain-Fort...

  • Win 300 has St. Mary's refocused for state run

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Mike Burkett is glad that's over with. Now he can focus on the important things. St. Mary's made short work of the Vanguard school in the quarterfinals of the girls' basketball 3A Tri-Peaks League tournament 62-26, earning Burkett his 300th career win with the Pirates. "It was...

  • Tuesday's prep roundup: Ford drives Peyton into district semifinals

    By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Highlights from Tuesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL Peyton 74, Kiowa 41 At Peyton: Peyton center Bricin Ford had it all his way, all game, all night long. The Panthers sophomore went 11 of 13 from the field and scored 23 points to...

  • Man convicted in deaths of 'American Sniper' author, friend

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn...

  • Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    MIAMI — George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The decision, announced in the waning days of Attorney General Eric...

  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann out for week after Penn State comments

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    BRISTOL, Conn. — Keith Olbermann was taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter. On Monday, a Penn State alum tweeted to Olbermann the phrase "We Are!" and a link to an article about students raising more than...

  • Impressive single-season turnaround for Cañon City

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    A season ago Cañon City finished 12-13 and got bounced in the second round of the playoffs. This season has been a bit different. On Sunday, the Tigers were dubbed the overall No. 1 seed in the Class 4A girls' basketball playoffs, not much of a surprise either. Also not a...

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