<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - blogs]]> http://gazette.com/rss/blogs Thu, 24 May 2018 04:23:07 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[What's next: Active-duty assignments for Air Force athletes graduating today]]> http://gazette.com/whats-next-active-duty-assignments-for-air-force-athletes-graduating-today/article/1626478?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/whats-next-active-duty-assignments-for-air-force-athletes-graduating-today/article/1626478?custom_click=rss

Air Force’s class of 2018 is graduating today (if you had forgotten, the air show from the Thunderbirds will surely remind you).

Here’s a look at where some of the athletes from the class will be heading as Second Lieutenants.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 09:47:45 -0600
<![CDATA[New figures released for decade's worth of state funding cuts to Colorado education]]> http://gazette.com/new-figures-released-for-decades-worth-of-state-funding-cuts-to-colorado-education/article/1626387?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-figures-released-for-decades-worth-of-state-funding-cuts-to-colorado-education/article/1626387?custom_click=rss

The Colorado School Finance Project released on Monday updated numbers on how much money the state’s 178 public school districts have lost in the past decade from state funding cuts.

What was called the “negative factor” and is now known as the “budget stabilization factor” meant lawmakers diverted dollars earmarked for schools to other needs, such as transportation, as a result of the recession.

This year, state legislators agreed to “buy down” $150 million of the education debt, leaving $672 million remaining of the shortfall.

Here’s the tally for Pikes Peak region school districts, of how much state revenue they’ve lost from 2008 to 2018:

Calhan RJ-1:

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Mon, 21 May 2018 20:13:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Rockies would be wise to study Rays' revolutionary use of relief pitcher]]> http://gazette.com/rockies-would-be-wise-to-study-rays-revolutionary-use-of-relief-pitcher/article/1626397?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-would-be-wise-to-study-rays-revolutionary-use-of-relief-pitcher/article/1626397?custom_click=rss

If any team ought to take note of Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash’s creative use of the bullpen, it’s Colorado.

This weekend the Rays used reliever Sergio Romo as a starter, preferring to allow him to face the top of the Angels’ lineup to then allow the young starters scheduled for their turns in the rotation to enter at a weaker, Mike Troutless part of the order. In the first game, Romo struck out all three batters he faced. In the second, he threw 1 1/3 scoreless inning.

The Rockies this season have allowed 38 first-inning runs while opponents have scored an average of 22 in innings 2-through-9. The only inning that has been worse for the team is the sixth, where opponents have scored 45 runs.

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Mon, 21 May 2018 19:27:00 -0600
<![CDATA[What to watch on TV for the week of May 20 - May 26: The ‘Survivor’ finale, a forgettable evening with Steve Martin and Martin Short, and much more]]> http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-for-the-week-of-may-20-may-26-the-survivor-finale-a-forgettable-evening-with-steve-martin-and-martin-short-and-much-more/article/1626347?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-for-the-week-of-may-20-may-26-the-survivor-finale-a-forgettable-evening-with-steve-martin-and-martin-short-and-much-more/article/1626347?custom_click=rss

“2018 Billboard Music Awards” (6 p.m., NBC, Awards Show) - Kelly Clarkson, Camila Cabello, and Ariana Grande are scheduled to perform. 

“Iron Chef America” (8 p.m., Food Network, Season Premiere) - Chef Brittany Anderson battles chef Alex Guarnaschelli; and Antonia Lafaso and Simon Majumdar serve as judges in the season 13 premiere. 

“2018 Miss USA Competition” (7 p.m., Fox, Competition Special) - Vanessa and Nick Lachey host the 67th annual event from the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

“Who Do You Think You Are?” (7 p.m.

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Sun, 20 May 2018 08:36:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Four of five Heuser & Heuser scholarships go to Colorado Springs graduating seniors]]> http://gazette.com/four-of-five-heuser-heuser-scholarships-go-to-colorado-springs-graduating-seniors/article/1626171?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/four-of-five-heuser-heuser-scholarships-go-to-colorado-springs-graduating-seniors/article/1626171?custom_click=rss Four of the five $1,000 scholarship recipients from the second annual Heuser & Heuser, L.L.P. awards contest are from Colorado Springs.

This year’s winners are: Hannah DeKing of Salida High School, Paige Langum of Air Academy High School, Spencer Flood of Liberty High School, Robert Corl of Air Academy High School and Madelyn Schwarz of The Classical Academy College Pathways.

More than 50 entries were submitted this year, answering the question, “What is one thing you would change about your hometown?”

Essays topics ranged from improving life skills courses in high school to forming student-run suicide prevention projects  and creating more community excitement around Colorado Springs

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Thu, 17 May 2018 16:40:39 -0600
<![CDATA[SeriesFest to kick off fourth season in Colorado with Lady Antebellum and Kevin Costner’s new TV series]]> http://gazette.com/seriesfest-to-kick-off-fourth-season-in-colorado-with-lady-antebellum-and-kevin-costners-new-tv-series/article/1626056?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seriesfest-to-kick-off-fourth-season-in-colorado-with-lady-antebellum-and-kevin-costners-new-tv-series/article/1626056?custom_click=rss

International television and pop culture festival SeriesFest, which takes place in Denver every summer, recently announced the musical guest kicking off this year’s festival. This summer’s Centerpiece performance will be headlined by seven time Grammy Award winners, Lady Antebellum. The concert will mark the band’s Red Rocks debut. 

The SeriesFest Centepiece at Red Rocks traditionally includes a mix of music and television. Last year’s theme was the 90’s, with musical acts En Vogue, Lauren Hill and Common, who all got their starts in the decade, performing. Also featured was a presentation of the CNN series, “The Nineties.

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Wed, 16 May 2018 09:57:51 -0600
<![CDATA[TV Talk - ABC unveils its fall schedule and new series, now with 100% more Nathan Fillion]]> http://gazette.com/tv-talk-abc-unveils-its-fall-schedule-and-new-series-now-with-100-more-nathan-fillion/article/1626054?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tv-talk-abc-unveils-its-fall-schedule-and-new-series-now-with-100-more-nathan-fillion/article/1626054?custom_click=rss

Upfront rolls into its third day. Yesterday, NBC and Fox debuted their fall lineup and new series, today it was ABC’s turn. The network recently cancelled nine programs (still bummed about “The Crossing” and “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”) and announced eight new shows today.  

Below is a synopsis of each new series along with my outlook on how it will do solely based on the trailer. You can watch the trailer for yourself for each series with the provided link. 

Synopsis: They say friendship isn’t one big thing, it’s a million little things; and that’s true for a group of friends from Boston who

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Tue, 15 May 2018 17:57:35 -0600
<![CDATA[New tool and die journeyman in Colorado Springs first to complete state's first apprenticeship program]]> http://gazette.com/new-tool-and-die-journeyman-in-colorado-springs-first-to-complete-states-first-apprenticeship-program/article/1626031?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-tool-and-die-journeyman-in-colorado-springs-first-to-complete-states-first-apprenticeship-program/article/1626031?custom_click=rss

Qualtek Manufacturing Inc., a privately owned company operating in Colorado Springs for more than 50 years, started a Tool and Die Apprenticeship program in 2014. It's the first such formal apprenticeship training in Colorado registered through the Department of Labor. 

The first apprentice, Matthew Struttmann, just completed the four-year certification program, which combines 8,000 hours of on-the-job learning and 675 hours of classroom instruction at Pikes Peak and Pueblo community colleges.

Struttmann received his certificate from Mike Williams, tool and die manager at Qualtek.

As the first graduate, Struttmann has set an example for other young adults who want to pursue careers in skilled trades, said

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Tue, 15 May 2018 10:37:07 -0600
<![CDATA[CIVA Charter High School in Colorado Springs recognized for global education]]> http://gazette.com/civa-charter-high-school-in-colorado-springs-recognized-for-global-education/article/1626028?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/civa-charter-high-school-in-colorado-springs-recognized-for-global-education/article/1626028?custom_click=rss

CIVA Charter High School has received national recognition for excellence in global education. 

THE EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an "extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness." 

CIVA Charter High School was one of a select group of high schools recognized across the nation for the 2017-2018 year.

"CIVA Charter High School has shown an outstanding commitment to offering a global education," said Dan Sodervall, President of EF High School Exchange year.

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Tue, 15 May 2018 10:34:51 -0600
<![CDATA[TV Talk - Fox and NBC show off new programs at this year's Upfronts]]> http://gazette.com/tv-talk-fox-and-nbc-show-off-new-programs-at-this-years-upfronts/article/1626003?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tv-talk-fox-and-nbc-show-off-new-programs-at-this-years-upfronts/article/1626003?custom_click=rss

This is Upfront week, a time when the big five networks (ABC, NBC, Fox, The CW, CBS) and sometimes their larger satellite networks (Freeform, Univision, ESPN, etc) show off their schedule for the fall TV season. Since most people are already familiar with returning series, the focus for most is on new series. 

Today NBC and Fox had their presentations. NBC featured three new programs, while Fox showed six. Check out the description for each series below, as well as my thoughts after watching the trailers, which you can view for yourself with the link. 

NBC - The network’s lineup is staying pretty steady next fall as they only cancelled four series (“Taken,” “Great News,”

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Mon, 14 May 2018 18:11:25 -0600
<![CDATA[What to watch on TV this week: America preps for a royal wedding, Michael B. Jordan burns books and more]]> http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-this-week-america-preps-for-a-royal-wedding-michael-b.-jordan-burns-books-and-more/article/1625938?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/what-to-watch-on-tv-this-week-america-preps-for-a-royal-wedding-michael-b.-jordan-burns-books-and-more/article/1625938?custom_click=rss

What to watch on TV for the week of May 13 - May 19: America preps for a royal wedding, Michael B. Jordan burns books, and much more

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Sun, 13 May 2018 16:18:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Movie review: Storyline in 'Fahrenheit 451' feels rushed in film format]]> http://gazette.com/movie-review-storyline-in-fahrenheit-451-feels-rushed-in-film-format/article/1625890?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/movie-review-storyline-in-fahrenheit-451-feels-rushed-in-film-format/article/1625890?custom_click=rss

Cast: Michael B. Jordan ("Black Panther," "Creed"), Michael Shannon ("Boardwalk Empire," "Nocturnal Animals"), Sofia Boutella ("The Mummy," "Kingsman: The Secret Service"), Dylan Taylor ("Covert Affairs," "Grey's Anatomy"), Lily Singh ("Bad Moms")

Airs: The film premieres Saturday on HBO

The premise: Guy Montag (Michael B. Jordan) is a "fireman" whose job is to burn books, a government mandate to achieve happiness and social harmony, but really to pacify its citizens. Most people stay home, happily interacting with screens, and get anything they need from an advanced AI personal assistant. But when Montag meets Clarisse (Sofia Boutella), his belief system begins to shift, and he realizes that what he's trusted for so long

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]]> Sun, 13 May 2018 04:20:21 -0600 <![CDATA[College student in Colorado allowed to mention Jesus, the Bible in graduation speech]]> http://gazette.com/college-student-in-colorado-allowed-to-mention-jesus-the-bible-in-graduation-speech/article/1625763?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/college-student-in-colorado-allowed-to-mention-jesus-the-bible-in-graduation-speech/article/1625763?custom_click=rss

A Colorado Mesa University student will be able to mention Jesus and quote Bible verses in her speech at the Grand Junction nursing program’s pinning ceremony on Friday, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom.

The conservative, nonprofit Christian organization advocates and provides training on the issues of "religious freedom, sanctity of life, and marriage and family."

After receiving a letter from the organization, the school agreed Tuesday not to require students to remove all religious references from their speeches at its nursing program’s pinning ceremony.

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Thu, 10 May 2018 16:08:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey blog: Toronto's strangely passive defense helped LeBron make his fantastic shot]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-torontos-strangely-passive-defense-helped-lebron-make-his-fantastic-shot/article/1625559?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-torontos-strangely-passive-defense-helped-lebron-make-his-fantastic-shot/article/1625559?custom_click=rss

What was CJ Miles thinking? He was a spectator in last sequence of the Raptors final gasp in a playoff series against the Cavaliers, and much more than spectating was needed.

LeBron James, the greatest basketball player on earth was driving for a shot in the dying seconds. LeBron did not have time to pass. LeBron was almost certainly not going to pass, anyway. This was his moment.

OG Anunoby played noble defense on LeBron in those final seconds. He cut off the middle, forcing LeBron to go left.

And forcing LeBron to head toward Miles, who could have and should have done more than watch. Miles never departed the corner, even with LeBron essentially invading his territory. As it was, LeBron's bank shot was extremely

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Thu, 10 May 2018 09:37:42 -0600
<![CDATA[The best television shows of the Peak TV era]]> http://gazette.com/the-best-television-shows-of-the-peak-tv-era/article/1625635?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-best-television-shows-of-the-peak-tv-era/article/1625635?custom_click=rss

What is Peak TV? The phrase was originally coined in 2015 by FX CEO John Landgraf to describe the increasing amount of options available for TV viewers. At the time, Landgraf was concerned that viewers would be overwhelmed with so many choices. In 2015, 409 original TV series aired, nearly doubling the total from six years earlier. Two years later, in 2017, that number had risen to more than 500. 

While Landgraf saw this insane amount of options as a deluge, many TV aficionados view the last 20 years as the Golden Age of television. Considering the quality of TV programming over the last two decades, I’m inclined to agree. But in fairness to the FX CEO it’s certainly hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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Wed, 09 May 2018 16:32:43 -0600