<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:14:01 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado handles Air Force 81-70]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-handles-air-force-81-70/article/feed/294275?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-handles-air-force-81-70/article/feed/294275?custom_click=rss BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Josh Scott scored 21 points and Josh Fortune added a season-high 18 as Colorado beat Air Force 81-70 on Wednesday night.

George King added 16 points for Colorado (4-1), which leads the series with Air Force 22-3, including winning the last six in a row.

Zach Moer had 13 points to lead Air Force (3-2). Zach Kocur added 12 points and Hayden Graham had 11.

Up by 16 at the break, Colorado opened the second half the same way it closed the first half, on a tear.

Fortune, George King and Thomas Akyazili all connected from beyond the arc during a 17-7 surge that carried the Buffaloes to a 63-37 lead with just over 15 minutes left to play.

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:19:07 -0700 <![CDATA[Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables]]> http://gazette.com/costco-fda-tests-point-toward-e.-coli-in-salad-vegetables/article/feed/293961?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/costco-fda-tests-point-toward-e.-coli-in-salad-vegetables/article/feed/293961?custom_click=rss

SEATTLE (AP) — Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.

Craig Wilson, Costco vice president of food safety and quality assurance, said he was told by the Food and Drug Administration that the strain of E. coli seems to be connected to an onion and celery mix.

The company uses one supplier for those vegetables in the chicken salad sold in all its U.S. stores, Wilson said.

One additional test is needed to confirm that the vegetables carried the same E. coli strain connected with the outbreak, he said.

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:17:01 -0700 <![CDATA[Engesser scores 25; Denver beats Idaho State 79-69]]> http://gazette.com/engesser-scores-25-denver-beats-idaho-state-79-69/article/feed/294260?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/engesser-scores-25-denver-beats-idaho-state-79-69/article/feed/294260?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Nate Engesser made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help Denver beat Idaho State 79-69 Wednesday for the Pioneers' fourth straight victory.

Idaho State trailed by as many as 15 in the second half but clawed back to 75-69 with 1:10 left after Gary Chivichyan and Ali Faruq-Bey hit back-to-back 3-pointers. Denver sealed it at the line.

Freshman Joe Rosga added a season-best 20 points for Denver (4-1).

Denver's first four baskets of the game were from 3-point range and the Pioneers finished with eight. It was Engesser's third game this season with at least five 3-pointers.

Engesser scored 15 of Denver's 41 first-half points as the Pioneers held an 11-point edge.

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:31:25 -0700 <![CDATA[Broncos bring in Christian Ponder to add depth at QB]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-bring-in-christian-ponder-to-add-depth-at-qb/article/feed/294132?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-bring-in-christian-ponder-to-add-depth-at-qb/article/feed/294132?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Forget Brady vs. Manning XVII, which won't happen this weekend and maybe ever.

The Denver Broncos (8-2) and New England Patriots (10-0) are focused on protecting their quarterbacks from dominant defenses in their Sunday night showdown so they don't join so many other NFL signal-callers on the sideline, including Peyton Manning.

In Massachusetts, Brady is busy preparing for the league's best defense but did lament Manning's left foot injury that will keep him sidelined at least until mid-December.

"There's nobody that has more respect for Peyton than me outside of probably his parents and his brothers," Brady said. "... It's unfortunate. Everyone deals with injuries at different times, so it jus

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:21:38 -0700 <![CDATA[Travelers take to the roads and the skies for Thanksgiving]]> http://gazette.com/travelers-take-to-the-roads-and-the-skies-for-thanksgiving/article/feed/293966?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/travelers-take-to-the-roads-and-the-skies-for-thanksgiving/article/feed/293966?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints.

At the White House, President Barack Obama said there is no "specific and credible" intelligence indicating a plot against the U.S. and assured anxious Americans: "While the threat of terrorism is a troubling reality of our age, we are both equipped to prevent attacks and we are resilient in the face of those who would try to do us harm."

"And that's something we can all be thankful for," he added as one of the biggest travel periods of the year got under way.

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:12:36 -0700 <![CDATA[Emmanuel Sanders uses JUGS Machine in backyard to stay sharp]]> http://gazette.com/emmanuel-sanders-uses-jugs-machine-in-backyard-to-stay-sharp/article/feed/294230?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/emmanuel-sanders-uses-jugs-machine-in-backyard-to-stay-sharp/article/feed/294230?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Pro Bowl receiver Emmanuel Sanders considers it the best $2,200 he's ever spent.

The Denver Broncos' speedster is following up his first Pro Bowl season with another big year despite a spate of ailments. He credits some of that to the offseason work he put in at his Houston home, where his wife feeds him footballs before breakfast on the JUGS Machine in his backyard.

"At my position, the most important thing is catching a football, so why wouldn't I work on that?" said Sanders, whose four TD grabs lead the Broncos (8-2) heading into their Sunday night showdown against the unbeaten New England Patriots (10-0).

"In the offseason, I would probably catch 100 to 200 balls a day," Sanders said. "Catc

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:41:27 -0700 <![CDATA[More snow headed to Colorado mountains, Front Range]]> http://gazette.com/more-snow-headed-to-colorado-mountains-front-range/article/feed/294059?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-snow-headed-to-colorado-mountains-front-range/article/feed/294059?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — More snow is set to follow a cold front that has moved into Colorado.

The snow is forecast to move into the mountains and the Front Range Wednesday evening and continue into Thanksgiving Day and Friday, dropping up to 10 inches of snow in the mountains and up to 8 inches in the Denver area.

The National Weather Service warns that the snow could initially be mixed with freezing drizzle in eastern Colorado and create difficult driving conditions before changing over to all snow overnight.

Security lines have been long at Denver International Airport but no problems have been reported.

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:28:23 -0700 <![CDATA[Snow could cause Thanksgiving travel problems in the West]]> http://gazette.com/snow-could-cause-thanksgiving-travel-problems-in-the-west/article/feed/294166?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-could-cause-thanksgiving-travel-problems-in-the-west/article/feed/294166?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — A storm left ice and snow on roads in Montana on Wednesday and could cause headaches for those traveling in Wyoming for Thanksgiving before it moves into Colorado.

Outside the Rockies, snow and rain fell in California. Here's a look at weather in the West:



Up to 9 inches of powder has fallen so far, and blowing snow will reduce visibility across central and southeastern parts of the state. Wind chills could fall below zero in some areas, and cold temperatures are forecast to linger through the rest of the week.

The state transportation department is reminding holiday travelers to check road conditions before traveling, watch for snowplows and carry a winter survival kit.

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:56:00 -0700 <![CDATA[US rig count declines by 13 this week to 744]]> http://gazette.com/us-rig-count-declines-by-13-this-week-to-744/article/feed/294163?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-rig-count-declines-by-13-this-week-to-744/article/feed/294163?custom_click=rss HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by 13 to 744.

Houston's Baker Hughes said Wednesday that 555 rigs were seeking oil and 189 explored for natural gas. A year ago, with oil prices almost double the prices now, 1,917 rigs were active. The tally, normally released on Friday, was advanced this week because of Thanksgiving.

Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas lost six rigs while Alaska, California, Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Wyoming each lost one.

New Mexico gained two rigs and Oklahoma gained one.

Arkansas, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.


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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:53:19 -0700 <![CDATA[Rockies trade Brothers to Cubs for Cabrera]]> http://gazette.com/rockies-trade-brothers-to-cubs-for-cabrera/article/feed/294154?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-trade-brothers-to-cubs-for-cabrera/article/feed/294154?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies traded left-handed reliever Rex Brothers to the Chicago Cubs for 18-year-old lefty Wander Cabrera.

Brothers had been designated for assignment by Colorado on Nov. 20.

Cabrera recently completed his first professional season as a member of the Dominican Summer League Cubs, where he went 4-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 14 appearances, including seven starts.

Brothers, 27, began last season at Triple-A Albuquerque, where he went 5-2 with a 4.46 ERA. In two stints with the Rockies, he was 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the first round in 2009.

In parts of five seasons, he was 16-11 with a 3.42 ERA in 286 appearances with Colorado.

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:32:26 -0700 <![CDATA[Children's advocate is ombudsman at state protection agency]]> http://gazette.com/childrens-advocate-is-ombudsman-at-state-protection-agency/article/feed/294148?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/childrens-advocate-is-ombudsman-at-state-protection-agency/article/feed/294148?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — An experienced advocate for abused and neglected children now leads a state agency dedicated to the same mission.

Stephanie Villafuerte is the new Child Protection Ombudsman for the Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman Board.

Villafuerte most recently was executive director of the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center.

The ombudsman's board became an independent agency within the state Judicial Department this year. The ombudsman's office investigates complaints about child protection services and recommends improvements, among other duties.

Villafuerte also has served as a chief deputy district attorney in Denver and as deputy chief of staff to former Gov. Bill Ritter.

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:21:15 -0700 <![CDATA[Patriots-Broncos Capsule]]> http://gazette.com/patriots-broncos-capsule/article/feed/294120?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/patriots-broncos-capsule/article/feed/294120?custom_click=rss NEW ENGLAND (10-0) at DENVER (8-2)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE — Patriots by 5

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Patriots 5-3-2, Broncos 6-4

SERIES RECORD — Broncos lead 28-21

LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Broncos 43-21, Nov. 2, 2014

LAST WEEK — Patriots beat Bills 20-13; Broncos beat Bears 17-15

AP PRO32 RANKING — Patriots No. 1, Broncos No. 5





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bill Belichick is 8-11 against Broncos. His counterpart, Gary Kubiak, i

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:01:59 -0700 <![CDATA[Deputy indicted on assault charges in videotaped kicking]]> http://gazette.com/deputy-indicted-on-assault-charges-in-videotaped-kicking/article/feed/294123?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/deputy-indicted-on-assault-charges-in-videotaped-kicking/article/feed/294123?custom_click=rss BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — An Adams County sheriff's deputy seen on video kicking a man who was being arrested outside a bar has been indicted on assault charges.

District Attorney Dave Young announced the grand jury indictment against deputy Jeffrey Stovall on Tuesday. He says the third-degree assault charge stems from a May 24 encounter outside Karley's bar. Surveillance video recorded on the man's cell phone shows other deputies holding him on the ground as Stovall kicks him. The video was broadcast on KDVR-TV earlier this year.

The sheriff's office says it has placed Stovall on administrative leave. Stovall's attorney, Donald Sisson, says his client is not guilty, and he looks forward to defending the case in court.

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:59:33 -0700 <![CDATA[Urban farmers find that success leads to eviction]]> http://gazette.com/urban-farmers-find-that-success-leads-to-eviction/article/feed/294075?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/urban-farmers-find-that-success-leads-to-eviction/article/feed/294075?custom_click=rss

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) —

After four years of growing and selling produce in the heart of Omaha, Ali Clark has become expert at yanking out her black raspberry bushes and replanting them at another site.

It's a prickly chore Clark loathes but one she can't avoid as her Big Muddy Farm has had to move from one vacant lot to another even though the business was thriving.

Urban farms like Clark's are being evicted from center cities across the nation where they've become a much-remarked-on driver of urban revival in recent years, having brought healthy food, commerce and eye-pleasing greenery to dreary neighborhoods. During the recession, downtown landowners and leaders offered up plots for free to get new vitality on empty stre

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:17:54 -0700 <![CDATA[Griffin, Jordan each score 18, Clippers beat Nuggets 111-94]]> http://gazette.com/griffin-jordan-each-score-18-clippers-beat-nuggets-111-94/article/feed/293948?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/griffin-jordan-each-score-18-clippers-beat-nuggets-111-94/article/feed/293948?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Wesley Johnson lacked the stats of his superstar teammates, though they were praising him after the Los Angeles Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak.

Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan each scored 18 points, and Johnson's presence in the starting lineup gave the Clippers a spark in a 111-94 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.

Jordan finished with 11 rebounds and four blocks, while Griffin had 10 rebounds. Chris Paul had 15 points and 10 assists to give the Clippers (7-7) three players with double-doubles.

Johnson, who spent the last two seasons with the Lakers, was averaging 5.2 points coming off the bench but had 11 in his first start at small forward. It was his overall play that had

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]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:19:29 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado wildlife officials revisit wolf concerns]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-wildlife-officials-revisit-wolf-concerns/article/1564147?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-wildlife-officials-revisit-wolf-concerns/article/1564147?custom_click=rss

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Colorado wildlife officials are considering renewing their opposition to the introduction of wolves as the federal government considers recovery plans for the Mexican wolf.

The state Parks and Wildlife Commission on Friday considered a draft resolution highlighting the dangers to livestock, wildlife and humans that would reaffirm positions the commission took in the 1980s, The Daily Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1YpoCzx) in Grand Junction reported. However, commissioners put off a vote to make sure the resolution is consistent with recommendations approved by the commission in 2005 that called for allowing wolves to migrate into the state.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:33:39 -0700
<![CDATA[Authorities ID Coloradan killed in Arizona skydiving accident]]> http://gazette.com/authorities-id-coloradan-killed-in-arizona-skydiving-accident/article/1564070?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/authorities-id-coloradan-killed-in-arizona-skydiving-accident/article/1564070?custom_click=rss MARICOPA, Ariz. — Authorities have identified a skydiving student who was killed in a tandem jump in Arizona.

Pinal County Sheriff's spokesman Mark Clark confirmed Sunday that 26-year-old Jeriann Henderson, of Colorado, suffered fatal injuries after a malfunction or failure led to a hard-impact landing during a jump in Maricopa.

Clark says the instructor, 40-year-old Todd Dimauro, sustained two broken legs in the Saturday incident but will survive.

Dimauro works for Skydive Phoenix, which operates a drop zone for skydivers about 34 miles south of Phoenix.

In a post on their Facebook page, Skydive Phoenix officials say Henderson was conducting her second jump for their Accelerated Skydiving Program and the

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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:31:52 -0700
<![CDATA[Prolonged snow, flooding and severe weather to pound Rockies, central U.S. next week]]> http://gazette.com/prolonged-snow-flooding-and-severe-weather-to-pound-rockies-central-u.s.-next-week/article/1563448?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/prolonged-snow-flooding-and-severe-weather-to-pound-rockies-central-u.s.-next-week/article/1563448?custom_click=rss

A powerful storm will blast the central United States with flooding rain, heavy snow, strong winds and the potential for damaging thunderstorms during the third week of November.

According to AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, people traveling through or living in areas from the central Rockies to the Mississippi Valley should be prepared for a dynamic weather event during the first half of the week.

"The storm is likely to hit more than a dozen states from New Mexico and Colorado to Texas, Louisiana and Illinois very hard," Abrams said.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 18:55:07 -0700