<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:46:54 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Bond set at $200,000 for driver accused in cyclist's death]]> http://gazette.com/bond-set-at-200000-for-driver-accused-in-cyclists-death/article/feed/366461?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bond-set-at-200000-for-driver-accused-in-cyclists-death/article/feed/366461?custom_click=rss BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Boulder County judge has set bond at $200,000 for a driver who was on probation for an alcohol related offense when she was allegedly involved in a weekend hit-and-run that killed a cyclist.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports (http://tinyurl.com/hecxcza ) that at the bail hearing Monday, Boulder Deputy District Attorney Laura Kinde said prosecutors saw Callie Kuhasz posting photos of herself drinking a beer shortly after starting probation for driving while ability impaired in March. The 24-year-old Boulder resident also has previous arrests for DUI and public intoxication.

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]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:11:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Correction: Pikes Peak Race story]]> http://gazette.com/correction-pikes-peak-race-story/article/feed/365793?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/correction-pikes-peak-race-story/article/feed/365793?custom_click=rss COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In a story June 26 about Romain Dumas winning the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, The Associated Press reported erroneously Dumas' nationality. He is French, not Swiss.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Romain Dumas wins Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

French driver Romain Dumas won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Sunday's 100th anniversary event

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — French driver Romain Dumas won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for Sunday's 100th anniversary event.

Dumas was running in the Unlimited class and posted a time of 8:51.445 to win the Race to the Clouds up Pikes Peak.

Californian Rhys Millen, racing in the Ele

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]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:56:34 -0600 <![CDATA[Candidate spar right up to Colorado GOP Senate primary]]> http://gazette.com/candidate-spar-right-up-to-colorado-gop-senate-primary/article/feed/366300?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/candidate-spar-right-up-to-colorado-gop-senate-primary/article/feed/366300?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans were wrapping up voting in the five-way U.S. Senate primary race Tuesday as one candidate made a last-ditch effort to discredit an opponent's commitment to the party's presumptive presidential nominee.

About a quarter of GOP voters had voted by mail-in ballot as of Monday, but voters can still drop off their ballots at voting centers and ballot drop boxes by 7 p.m. to help determine who will challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in November.

Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha blasted fellow El Paso County conservative Darryl Glenn for accepting endorsements from politicians who have not backed Donald Trump, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Nebraska Sen.

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]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:23:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Developers of fortified food staple awarded World Food Prize]]> http://gazette.com/developers-of-fortified-food-staple-awarded-world-food-prize/article/feed/366446?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/developers-of-fortified-food-staple-awarded-world-food-prize/article/feed/366446?custom_click=rss DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Four scientists credited with creating food that's fortified with essential nutrients and vitamins and has helped an estimated 10 million people avoid starvation and disease are the recipients of this year's World Food Prize.

Drs. Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low and Howarth Bouis were announced Tuesday as the 2016 World Food Prize laureates during a ceremony at the U.S. State Department in Washington.

They are being honored primarily for developing a vitamin A-fortified orange-fleshed sweet potato, which has helped reduce a vitamin deficiency that causes blindness and increased mortality in children in many countries, especially in Africa and Southeast Asia.

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]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:23:08 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Voting in Colorado's GOP Senate race wrapping up]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-voting-in-colorados-gop-senate-race-wrapping-up/article/feed/366410?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-voting-in-colorados-gop-senate-race-wrapping-up/article/feed/366410?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Colorado's Republican Senate primary(all times local):

8:05 a.m.

It's the last day for voters to turn in their ballots in the five-way Republican Senate primary to determine who will take on Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in the fall.

About a quarter of GOP voters had voted by mail-in ballot as of Monday. To be counted, the ballots must dropped off by 7 p.m. Tuesday at ballot drop boxes or voting centers. Unaffiliated voters can still participate if they register with a party before then.

The Senate race is the only statewide contest but voters around the state are also picking candidates for seven congressional districts, all 22 district attorney's offices and dozens of state legisla

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]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:09:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Clinton to offer debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs]]> http://gazette.com/clinton-to-offer-debt-forgiveness-to-young-entrepreneurs/article/feed/366298?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/clinton-to-offer-debt-forgiveness-to-young-entrepreneurs/article/feed/366298?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton will propose allowing entrepreneurs to defer making student loan payments, as part of a technology agenda she plans to introduce on Tuesday.

Clinton's campaign says she would permit start-up founders and early employees to forgo payments on their federal student loans for up to three years. Those who launch businesses that provide social benefits would also be permitted to apply for forgiveness of up to $17,500 of their debt after five years.

She'll also propose connecting every household in America to high-speed internet by 2020 and training 50,000 new computer science teachers over the next decade.

Clinton will present her agenda during a campaign stop at a small business incubator

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]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Deadly railroad crossing was eyed for safety improvements]]> http://gazette.com/deadly-railroad-crossing-was-eyed-for-safety-improvements/article/feed/366297?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/deadly-railroad-crossing-was-eyed-for-safety-improvements/article/feed/366297?custom_click=rss

TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) — A railroad crossing in southern Colorado where five family members, including three young girls, were killed when an Amtrak train slammed into their minivan had been targeted for safety improvements for years.

The rural crossing near Trinidad, about 15 miles from the New Mexico border, was identified for improvements as part of ongoing work with counties and railroads to fix problem areas, said Amy Ford, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Las Animas County commissioners approved a joint application for the work with the state just two weeks ago. But the proposal still has to be approved by the state Public Utilities Commission before work can start, county administrator Leean

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]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:02:46 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado's GOP Senate contenders: Where they stand on issues]]> http://gazette.com/colorados-gop-senate-contenders-where-they-stand-on-issues/article/feed/366299?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorados-gop-senate-contenders-where-they-stand-on-issues/article/feed/366299?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans decide Tuesday who challenges Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in November. A glance at the five candidates on select issues:

DARRYL GLENN

— Donald Trump: Glenn has stumped for Trump but accepted an endorsement from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who doesn't support Trump. "At least Mr. Trump is out there and giving a vision that he wants to shake things up. And that's what people want," Glenn has said.

— Immigration: "I will not support amnesty."

— National Security: Take the war to the Islamic State group. "We have a president who has failed to identify the enemy."

— Economy: All energy options; cut corporate tax rate; end entitlement spending.

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]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:30:23 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Girl survives Colorado crash that kills family]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-girl-survives-colorado-crash-that-kills-family/article/feed/366053?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-girl-survives-colorado-crash-that-kills-family/article/feed/366053?custom_click=rss

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly crash between a minivan and an Amtrak train in Colorado (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

A 4-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a crash between a minivan and an Amtrak train that killed her parents and three sisters in southern Colorado.

The Colorado State Patrol says the girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after the train headed from Chicago to Los Angeles hit the van as it drove across the tracks Sunday. The crash happened at a railroad crossing in a rural area near Trinidad, about 15 miles from the New Mexico border.

Trooper Art Gumke says the crossing is marked with signs but doesn't have gates to stop vehicles.

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]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:50:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Girl, 4, is sole survivor of van-train crash in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/girl-4-is-sole-survivor-of-van-train-crash-in-colorado/article/feed/365921?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/girl-4-is-sole-survivor-of-van-train-crash-in-colorado/article/feed/365921?custom_click=rss

TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl was the only member of her family to survive after their minivan was hit by an Amtrak train at a crossing with a history of problems in southern Colorado.

The girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after the Southwest Chief train headed from Chicago to Los Angeles slammed into the van as it drove across the tracks Sunday morning near Trinidad, about 15 miles from the New Mexico border. Hospital officials would not release information on her condition on Monday.

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]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:41:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Tulo gets warm welcome, Colorado takes game 9-5 over Toronto]]> http://gazette.com/tulo-gets-warm-welcome-colorado-takes-game-9-5-over-toronto/article/feed/366257?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tulo-gets-warm-welcome-colorado-takes-game-9-5-over-toronto/article/feed/366257?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki's return to Colorado got off to a rousing start with a warm welcome from the crowd. Even though he had a quiet night at the plate the former Rockies star said he will long remember the reception from the fans.

Carlos Gonzalez homered, Jon Gray tossed seven solid innings and the Rockies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 on Monday night to spoil Tulowitzki's homecoming.

Tulowitzki went 0 for 4 in his first game at Coors Field since Toronto acquired him from the Rockies last July 27. He received a standing ovation when he batted in the second inning. He stepped out of the batter's box and doffed his helmet to the 36,491 fans.

"It was a cool moment for me. Brought back a lot of memories," Tulowi

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]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:56:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Gonzalez homers as Rockies rally past Blue Jays 9-5]]> http://gazette.com/gonzalez-homers-as-rockies-rally-past-blue-jays-9-5/article/feed/366238?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gonzalez-homers-as-rockies-rally-past-blue-jays-9-5/article/feed/366238?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki received a warm reception from the Coors Field fans. The Colorado Rockies weren't as welcoming to their former teammate.

Carlos Gonzalez homered, Jon Gray tossed seven solid innings and the Rockies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 on Monday night to spoil Tulowitzki's return to Colorado.

Tulowitzki went 0 for 4 in his first game in Denver since Toronto acquired him from the Rockies last July 27. He received a standing ovation when he batted in the second inning. He stepped out of the batter's box and doffed his helmet to the 34,619 fans.

"It was a cool moment for me. Brought back a lot of memories," Tulowitzki said. "It was great to see the fans react in that way. Definitely exciting.

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]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:46:35 -0600 <![CDATA[California wildfire 'most destructive' in county history]]> http://gazette.com/california-wildfire-most-destructive-in-county-history/article/feed/365911?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/california-wildfire-most-destructive-in-county-history/article/feed/365911?custom_click=rss

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — Sallie Keeling had seen enough photos of destruction over four days to know what to expect when she returned Monday to the fire-ravaged neighborhood where she and her husband had lived for 13 years.

"There's nothing," she said, covered in soot after digging through the rubble. "Just ashes."

Keeling, 71, surveyed the devastated South Lake near Lake Isabella as evacuation orders were lifted in some nearby communities that suffered less damage from the wildfire that killed two people and destroyed 200 homes in the southern Sierra Nevada.

The fire grew to more than 70 square miles, but was it 40 percent contained as it burned in steep terrain south of Lake Isabella.

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]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:00:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Blue Jays SS Tulowitzki returns to Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/blue-jays-ss-tulowitzki-returns-to-colorado/article/feed/366199?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blue-jays-ss-tulowitzki-returns-to-colorado/article/feed/366199?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returned to Coors Field saying he is "in a good place" 11 months after being traded by the Colorado Rockies.

Tulowitzki was in Denver on Monday for a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays, the team that acquired him from the Rockies last July 27. He greeted his old Colorado teammates during batting practice and had a warm embrace with Rockies' rookie shortstop Trevor Story, who has succeeded him in the field and with the fans.

"He was my favorite player," Story said. "I have a lot of respect for Tulo. He's been a mentor for me. I've got nothing but good things to say. I kind of grew up watching him play. He's a bigger shortstop, so I kind of idolized him a little bit. It's goin

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]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:55:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Group deploys military veterans to volunteer in Detroit]]> http://gazette.com/group-deploys-military-veterans-to-volunteer-in-detroit/article/feed/366110?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/group-deploys-military-veterans-to-volunteer-in-detroit/article/feed/366110?custom_click=rss

DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of military veterans have come to Detroit to rebuild neglected areas of the financially distressed city.

It marks the latest — and largest — effort undertaken by St. Louis, Missouri-based The Mission Continues, a nonprofit that encourages and aids volunteerism by veterans to ease the post-military transition.

Teams of volunteers fanned out Monday to three locations in a neighborhood on the northeast side of Detroit. At a park, Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Ben Eichel, 33, and others picked up trash and built benches.

"When you're not part of something that's bigger than yourself, you lose that identity.

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