<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:01:32 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Denver apologizes for late notice on snow day]]> http://gazette.com/denver-apologizes-for-late-notice-on-snow-day/article/feed/208668?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-apologizes-for-late-notice-on-snow-day/article/feed/208668?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Students in Denver, Jefferson County and Pueblo got a day off from school Thursday from the latest round of snow to hit Colorado but not everyone was happy about it.

Parents in Denver weren't notified about the closure until around 6:30 a.m. just as many were preparing to get their children to school.

Superintendent Tom Boasberg issued a public apology, saying road conditions proved to be much worse than predicted. He also said additional snow expected in the afternoon led the district to close schools

"We strive to whenever possible to make these calls the night before in order to give families more time to plan," he said.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Students in Denver, Jefferson County and Pueblo got a day off from school Thursday from the latest round of snow to hit Colorado but not everyone was happy about it.

Parents in Denver weren't notified about the closure until around 6:30 a.m. just as many were preparing to get their children to school.

Superintendent Tom Boasberg issued a public apology, saying road conditions proved to be much worse than predicted. He also said additional snow expected in the afternoon led the district to close schools

"We strive to whenever possible to make these calls the night before in order to give families more time to plan," he said.]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:16:38 -0700 <![CDATA[US to spend $57 million more on stream damage from '13 flood]]> http://gazette.com/us-to-spend-57-million-more-on-stream-damage-from-13-flood/article/feed/208798?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-to-spend-57-million-more-on-stream-damage-from-13-flood/article/feed/208798?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday it will spend another $57 million on recovery work on Colorado rivers and streams that were damaged by the 2013 flood.

Most of the work will be done in Boulder, El Paso and Larimer counties, along with other projects in Jefferson, Morgan and Weld counties, officials said.

Projects can include shoring up eroded banks, removing debris and reseeding hillsides with trees and other vegetation, said Jason Weller, chief of the National Resources Conservation Service, part of the Agriculture Department. Work can be done on public or private land if requested by a state or local government agency, he said.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday it will spend another $57 million on recovery work on Colorado rivers and streams that were damaged by the 2013 flood.

Most of the work will be done in Boulder, El Paso and Larimer counties, along with other projects in Jefferson, Morgan and Weld counties, officials said.

Projects can include shoring up eroded banks, removing debris and reseeding hillsides with trees and other vegetation, said Jason Weller, chief of the National Resources Conservation Service, part of the Agriculture Department. Work can be done on public or private land if requested by a state or local government agency, he said.]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:16:33 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado mulls bill to crack down on medical pot use]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-mulls-bill-to-crack-down-on-medical-pot-use/article/feed/208567?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-mulls-bill-to-crack-down-on-medical-pot-use/article/feed/208567?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Colorado's most controversial marijuana-related bill of the year is up for its first test in the Senate Thursday.

A measure to crack down on medical pot users faces a hearing. The bill would increase oversight on caregivers. Those are people authorized to grow medical pot on behalf of patients.

Colorado officials say they can't tell legal caregivers from illegal growers shipping pot out of state.

Officials insist they're not trying to reduce the number of people using medical marijuana, which is taxed at a fraction of the rate of recreational marijuana.

But previous attempts to crack down on the medical use of pot have run into stiff opposition. Constitutional protections for medical pot users comp

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Colorado's most controversial marijuana-related bill of the year is up for its first test in the Senate Thursday.

A measure to crack down on medical pot users faces a hearing. The bill would increase oversight on caregivers. Those are people authorized to grow medical pot on behalf of patients.

Colorado officials say they can't tell legal caregivers from illegal growers shipping pot out of state.

Officials insist they're not trying to reduce the number of people using medical marijuana, which is taxed at a fraction of the rate of recreational marijuana.

But previous attempts to crack down on the medical use of pot have run into stiff opposition. Constitutional protections for medical pot users comp]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:34:34 -0700 <![CDATA[Group backs off plan to put fracking ban on Colorado ballot]]> http://gazette.com/group-backs-off-plan-to-put-fracking-ban-on-colorado-ballot/article/feed/208751?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/group-backs-off-plan-to-put-fracking-ban-on-colorado-ballot/article/feed/208751?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — An activist group on Thursday backed off its earlier announcement that it would to try to get a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing on the Colorado ballot and said it would instead try to persuade Gov. John Hickenlooper to halt the practice.

Karen Dike of Coloradans Against Fracking said the group has not ruled out a campaign to put a ban on the 2016 ballot if the governor doesn't act.

"He should do the right thing and protect Colorado citizens, but if he doesn't, we'll look at other ways to achieve our goal, and our goal is to ban fracking in the state of Colorado," she said.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — An activist group on Thursday backed off its earlier announcement that it would to try to get a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing on the Colorado ballot and said it would instead try to persuade Gov. John Hickenlooper to halt the practice.

Karen Dike of Coloradans Against Fracking said the group has not ruled out a campaign to put a ban on the 2016 ballot if the governor doesn't act.

"He should do the right thing and protect Colorado citizens, but if he doesn't, we'll look at other ways to achieve our goal, and our goal is to ban fracking in the state of Colorado," she said.]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:20:24 -0700 <![CDATA[Hearing set for Air Force cadet on sex misconduct charges]]> http://gazette.com/hearing-set-for-air-force-cadet-on-sex-misconduct-charges/article/feed/208720?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hearing-set-for-air-force-cadet-on-sex-misconduct-charges/article/feed/208720?custom_click=rss AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy will conduct a hearing to determine whether a cadet should face a military trial on modified charges of sexual misconduct.

The hearing is scheduled Monday for junior Brock W. Mangum.

Mangum was charged last year with sexual assault and abusive sexual contact against a female cadet. After a hearing in November, a military judge recommended modifying the charges, which requires a new hearing.

The Air Force says the modified charges include allegations of sexual assault and fondling.

The female cadet testified last year that she had fallen asleep while watching TV with Mangum and awoke to find him assaulting her.

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]]> AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy will conduct a hearing to determine whether a cadet should face a military trial on modified charges of sexual misconduct.

The hearing is scheduled Monday for junior Brock W. Mangum.

Mangum was charged last year with sexual assault and abusive sexual contact against a female cadet. After a hearing in November, a military judge recommended modifying the charges, which requires a new hearing.

The Air Force says the modified charges include allegations of sexual assault and fondling.

The female cadet testified last year that she had fallen asleep while watching TV with Mangum and awoke to find him assaulting her.]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:17:55 -0700 <![CDATA[Tickets sell out for train from downtown Denver to slopes]]> http://gazette.com/tickets-sell-out-for-train-from-downtown-denver-to-slopes/article/feed/208754?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tickets-sell-out-for-train-from-downtown-denver-to-slopes/article/feed/208754?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — All 400 tickets were sold within 12 hours for a one-day, roundtrip ski-train excursion from downtown Denver to Winter Park, according to spokesmen for the resort and Amtrak.

The response helps build the case for resuming a regular alternative to increasingly congested roads, they said Thursday.

But Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari added that a number of questions would have to be answered first, including how often service would run, how much it would cost and whether enough rail cars would be available given that ski season parallels several busy holiday travel periods.

The Colorado Department of Transportation "would definitely welcome alternative ways for people to travel to the mountain corridor," agen

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]]> DENVER (AP) — All 400 tickets were sold within 12 hours for a one-day, roundtrip ski-train excursion from downtown Denver to Winter Park, according to spokesmen for the resort and Amtrak.

The response helps build the case for resuming a regular alternative to increasingly congested roads, they said Thursday.

But Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari added that a number of questions would have to be answered first, including how often service would run, how much it would cost and whether enough rail cars would be available given that ski season parallels several busy holiday travel periods.

The Colorado Department of Transportation "would definitely welcome alternative ways for people to travel to the mountain corridor," agen]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:01:55 -0700 <![CDATA[News guide: What to know about legal marijuana in US capital]]> http://gazette.com/news-guide-what-to-know-about-legal-marijuana-in-us-capital/article/feed/208802?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/news-guide-what-to-know-about-legal-marijuana-in-us-capital/article/feed/208802?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pot is legal in the District of Columbia. Here's what sets the city apart from states that have legalized:

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

Nearly two-thirds of District voters approved a November ballot initiative legalizing pot for recreational purposes. Congress tried to block it by inserting language in a subsequent spending bill, but District leaders said the initiative had already become law and couldn't be undone by Congress pulling funding. The initiative took effect Thursday.

WHAT'S LEGAL AND WHAT'S NOT?

People 21 and older can possess and use up to 2 ounces of pot or grow up to three mature plants in private homes. People can also give as much as 1 ounce away to another person.

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]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — Pot is legal in the District of Columbia. Here's what sets the city apart from states that have legalized:

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

Nearly two-thirds of District voters approved a November ballot initiative legalizing pot for recreational purposes. Congress tried to block it by inserting language in a subsequent spending bill, but District leaders said the initiative had already become law and couldn't be undone by Congress pulling funding. The initiative took effect Thursday.

WHAT'S LEGAL AND WHAT'S NOT?

People 21 and older can possess and use up to 2 ounces of pot or grow up to three mature plants in private homes. People can also give as much as 1 ounce away to another person.]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:46:42 -0700 <![CDATA[Murder's legacy: Denver-area community center opens]]> http://gazette.com/murders-legacy-denver-area-community-center-opens/article/feed/208753?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/murders-legacy-denver-area-community-center-opens/article/feed/208753?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado mother still trying to make sense of her son's murder is opening a center offering young people alternatives to crime.

Rhonda Fields, whose son, Javad Marshall-Fields, was killed along with his fiancee in a 2005 before he could testify in a murder case, is to cut the ribbon on Sunday at the Dayton Street Opportunity Center in Aurora.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, which will staff a health clinic at the center, is one of several partners being pulled in to provide services that also include GED training, job placement, and college counseling.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — A Colorado mother still trying to make sense of her son's murder is opening a center offering young people alternatives to crime.

Rhonda Fields, whose son, Javad Marshall-Fields, was killed along with his fiancee in a 2005 before he could testify in a murder case, is to cut the ribbon on Sunday at the Dayton Street Opportunity Center in Aurora.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, which will staff a health clinic at the center, is one of several partners being pulled in to provide services that also include GED training, job placement, and college counseling.]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:32:36 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado sheriff offers safe zones to complete online sales]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-sheriff-offers-safe-zones-to-complete-online-sales/article/feed/208752?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-sheriff-offers-safe-zones-to-complete-online-sales/article/feed/208752?custom_click=rss GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sheriff is offering people safe zones to complete sales brokered through online sites like Craigslist in response to the case of a Georgia couple who were killed last month after meeting someone to buy a vintage Mustang.

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams announced this week that the lobbies of the sheriff department's three administrative offices are open to buyers and sellers, as long as the transaction doesn't involve weapons or drugs. Sheriff's employees will not participate in the sales.

Reams told The Greeley Tribune (http://bit.ly/1DWGh8F) that if someone doesn't want to meet at the sheriff's offices, it's a good indicator that person isn't safe to meet.

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]]> GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sheriff is offering people safe zones to complete sales brokered through online sites like Craigslist in response to the case of a Georgia couple who were killed last month after meeting someone to buy a vintage Mustang.

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams announced this week that the lobbies of the sheriff department's three administrative offices are open to buyers and sellers, as long as the transaction doesn't involve weapons or drugs. Sheriff's employees will not participate in the sales.

Reams told The Greeley Tribune (http://bit.ly/1DWGh8F) that if someone doesn't want to meet at the sheriff's offices, it's a good indicator that person isn't safe to meet.]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:49:42 -0700 <![CDATA[2 teens charged with vandalizing Denver church]]> http://gazette.com/2-teens-charged-with-vandalizing-denver-church/article/feed/208784?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-teens-charged-with-vandalizing-denver-church/article/feed/208784?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Two teens have been charged in the vandalism of a Denver church earlier this month.

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced Thursday that he filed juvenile charges against a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old.

They're accused of destroying a statue of St. Francis at St. Francis of Assisi Polish National Catholic Church, breaking inside and causing more damage. Surveillance video shows one of the vandals smashing the statue's face with a hammer before giving another person a high-five.

The teens were arrested last week and have been released back to their parents.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Two teens have been charged in the vandalism of a Denver church earlier this month.

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced Thursday that he filed juvenile charges against a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old.

They're accused of destroying a statue of St. Francis at St. Francis of Assisi Polish National Catholic Church, breaking inside and causing more damage. Surveillance video shows one of the vandals smashing the statue's face with a hammer before giving another person a high-five.

The teens were arrested last week and have been released back to their parents.]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:47:31 -0700 <![CDATA[Nebraska patrol releases names of 3 killed in I-80 wreck]]> http://gazette.com/nebraska-patrol-releases-names-of-3-killed-in-i-80-wreck/article/feed/208755?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nebraska-patrol-releases-names-of-3-killed-in-i-80-wreck/article/feed/208755?custom_click=rss COZAD, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has released the names of three people who were killed and five who were injured in a collision on Interstate 80.

The accident occurred Wednesday evening near Cozad when a westbound sport utility vehicle crossed the median and struck an eastbound car.

On Thursday the patrol identified the fatalities as the SUV driver, 16-year-old Anthony Hill, and two passengers, 41-year-old Regina Hill and 67-year-old Dennis Alexander. All three were from Cozad. Two other passengers, 19-year-old William Alexander, of Cozad, and 44-year-old Kathryn McReynolds, of Eustis, were flown to a Kearney hospital.

The three people in the car were taken to a Lexington hospital.

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]]> COZAD, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has released the names of three people who were killed and five who were injured in a collision on Interstate 80.

The accident occurred Wednesday evening near Cozad when a westbound sport utility vehicle crossed the median and struck an eastbound car.

On Thursday the patrol identified the fatalities as the SUV driver, 16-year-old Anthony Hill, and two passengers, 41-year-old Regina Hill and 67-year-old Dennis Alexander. All three were from Cozad. Two other passengers, 19-year-old William Alexander, of Cozad, and 44-year-old Kathryn McReynolds, of Eustis, were flown to a Kearney hospital.

The three people in the car were taken to a Lexington hospital.]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:32:10 -0700 <![CDATA[Southwestern Colorado could get snow in feet]]> http://gazette.com/southwestern-colorado-could-get-snow-in-feet/article/feed/208681?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/southwestern-colorado-could-get-snow-in-feet/article/feed/208681?custom_click=rss DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Southwestern Colorado could see snow measured in feet again this weekend.

The National Weather Service says it's difficult to predict how much snow the storm will produce starting Friday morning but the southwest San Juan Mountains look to benefit the most.

The weather service says 1 to 2 feet of snow are possible though other forecasters are predicting 3 feet in some areas.

Last weekend, the southwest San Juans got up to an estimated 3.3 feet of snow while between 15 inches and 2.5 feet were reported in the northwest part of the range. The figures are based mostly on automated sensors.

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]]> DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Southwestern Colorado could see snow measured in feet again this weekend.

The National Weather Service says it's difficult to predict how much snow the storm will produce starting Friday morning but the southwest San Juan Mountains look to benefit the most.

The weather service says 1 to 2 feet of snow are possible though other forecasters are predicting 3 feet in some areas.

Last weekend, the southwest San Juans got up to an estimated 3.3 feet of snow while between 15 inches and 2.5 feet were reported in the northwest part of the range. The figures are based mostly on automated sensors.]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:46:01 -0700 <![CDATA[United Airlines flight diverted to Wichita lands safely]]> http://gazette.com/united-airlines-flight-diverted-to-wichita-lands-safely/article/feed/208587?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/united-airlines-flight-diverted-to-wichita-lands-safely/article/feed/208587?custom_click=rss WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say a United Airlines flight has landed safely after being diverted to a Wichita airport because of landing gear issues.

Airport Police and Fire Capt. Randy Currie says the plane that took off Wednesday night from Denver International Airport had experienced landing gear issues, prompting a request to land at Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

The Bombardier Q-400 aircraft was operated by Republic Airlines and was headed to the Kansas City International Airport in Missouri.

A Republic Airlines representative says 67 passengers and a four-member crew were onboard Flight 4912. He says a maintenance crew is investigating the issue.

Currie says United Airlines offered to put the pa

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]]> WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say a United Airlines flight has landed safely after being diverted to a Wichita airport because of landing gear issues.

Airport Police and Fire Capt. Randy Currie says the plane that took off Wednesday night from Denver International Airport had experienced landing gear issues, prompting a request to land at Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

The Bombardier Q-400 aircraft was operated by Republic Airlines and was headed to the Kansas City International Airport in Missouri.

A Republic Airlines representative says 67 passengers and a four-member crew were onboard Flight 4912. He says a maintenance crew is investigating the issue.

Currie says United Airlines offered to put the pa]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:01:18 -0700 <![CDATA[Suns end 5-game skid with 110-96 win over Nuggets]]> http://gazette.com/suns-end-5-game-skid-with-110-96-win-over-nuggets/article/feed/208536?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/suns-end-5-game-skid-with-110-96-win-over-nuggets/article/feed/208536?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Knight is showing off his shooting touch to his new teammates. His playmaking at crunch time, too.

Knight hit two key late 3-pointers and had 19 points to help the Phoenix Suns snap a five-game losing streak with a 110-96 victory over the injury-depleted Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

Acquired last week from Milwaukee in a three-team trade, Knight is averaging 17.3 points in three games with the Suns.

"He definitely fits in perfect," fellow guard Eric Bledsoe said.

Actually, Knight's still getting accustomed to his new surroundings — when to shoot, when to pass, that sort of thing.

"It's all new and all coming so quickly," Knight said. "It will take time. But it's really just ab

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Brandon Knight is showing off his shooting touch to his new teammates. His playmaking at crunch time, too.

Knight hit two key late 3-pointers and had 19 points to help the Phoenix Suns snap a five-game losing streak with a 110-96 victory over the injury-depleted Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

Acquired last week from Milwaukee in a three-team trade, Knight is averaging 17.3 points in three games with the Suns.

"He definitely fits in perfect," fellow guard Eric Bledsoe said.

Actually, Knight's still getting accustomed to his new surroundings — when to shoot, when to pass, that sort of thing.

"It's all new and all coming so quickly," Knight said. "It will take time. But it's really just ab]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:00:51 -0700 <![CDATA[Nevada cold from line, helps Air Force beat Wolf Pack 75-70]]> http://gazette.com/nevada-cold-from-line-helps-air-force-beat-wolf-pack-75-70/article/feed/208537?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nevada-cold-from-line-helps-air-force-beat-wolf-pack-75-70/article/feed/208537?custom_click=rss COLORADO SPRING, Colo. (AP) — Marek Olesinski and Zach Kocur scored 18 points apiece to lead Air Force to a 75-70 victory over Nevada on Wednesday night.

Air Force took the lead for good at the 14:17 mark, and stretched it to 12 points with 1:44 left. Michael Perez made a 3 and Eric Cooper Jr. hit a jumper to pull Nevada within 69-62. But the Wolf Pack then let 30 seconds tick away before intentionally fouling Olesinski, who made both free throws to make it 71-62 with :51 left.

Hayden Graham matched a career-high with four assists and added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Air Force (13-14, 6-10 Mountain West).

Nevada (8-19, 4-11) outrebounded Air Force 35-29, but missed 18 free throws (14 of 32).

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]]> COLORADO SPRING, Colo. (AP) — Marek Olesinski and Zach Kocur scored 18 points apiece to lead Air Force to a 75-70 victory over Nevada on Wednesday night.

Air Force took the lead for good at the 14:17 mark, and stretched it to 12 points with 1:44 left. Michael Perez made a 3 and Eric Cooper Jr. hit a jumper to pull Nevada within 69-62. But the Wolf Pack then let 30 seconds tick away before intentionally fouling Olesinski, who made both free throws to make it 71-62 with :51 left.

Hayden Graham matched a career-high with four assists and added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Air Force (13-14, 6-10 Mountain West).

Nevada (8-19, 4-11) outrebounded Air Force 35-29, but missed 18 free throws (14 of 32).]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:47:18 -0700 <![CDATA[Family: Man killed by light rail train had trouble walking]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/family-man-killed-by-light-rail-train-had-trouble-walking/article/1546395?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/family-man-killed-by-light-rail-train-had-trouble-walking/article/1546395?custom_click=rss

DENVER — The family of a man killed by a light rail train in Denver says a disability may have prevented him from moving out of the way.

Naythan Cordova died after his body was dragged under the train near the Colorado Convention Center on Thursday. It's unclear where he was hit or how far he was dragged.

According to KUSA-TV (http://tinyurl.com/q4lfcgo ), relatives say Cordova suffered from a walking disability after being involved in a car accident in 1997.

Police put up signs Friday warning pedestrians to watch for trains and stay off the tracks. Authorities are interviewing witnesses and looking at video from cameras in the area to determine what happened.



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DENVER — The family of a man killed by a light rail train in Denver says a disability may have prevented him from moving out of the way.

Naythan Cordova died after his body was dragged under the train near the Colorado Convention Center on Thursday. It's unclear where he was hit or how far he was dragged.

According to KUSA-TV (http://tinyurl.com/q4lfcgo ), relatives say Cordova suffered from a walking disability after being involved in a car accident in 1997.

Police put up signs Friday warning pedestrians to watch for trains and stay off the tracks. Authorities are interviewing witnesses and looking at video from cameras in the area to determine what happened.

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<![CDATA[Denver police upset after memorial vandalized during protest]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/denver-police-upset-after-memorial-vandalized-during-protest/article/1546381?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-police-upset-after-memorial-vandalized-during-protest/article/1546381?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Denver police are upset after they were told not to interfere with protesters who vandalized a memorial for fallen police officers during a march against police brutality.

Denver Police Union President Nick Rogers says protesters went too far and officers should have been allowed to intervene when protesters threw red paint on the memorial located outside of the department's headquarters on Saturday.

According to KCNC-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1KY2jrS ), police Cmdr. Matt Murray told officers it is department policy not to engage protesters.

Two men were arrested and are facing charges of criminal mischief. They were not identified.



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DENVER — Denver police are upset after they were told not to interfere with protesters who vandalized a memorial for fallen police officers during a march against police brutality.

Denver Police Union President Nick Rogers says protesters went too far and officers should have been allowed to intervene when protesters threw red paint on the memorial located outside of the department's headquarters on Saturday.

According to KCNC-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1KY2jrS ), police Cmdr. Matt Murray told officers it is department policy not to engage protesters.

Two men were arrested and are facing charges of criminal mischief. They were not identified.

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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:22:18 -0700
<![CDATA[Boulder potty peeper gets 6 years for violating probation]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/boulder-potty-peeper-gets-6-years-for-violating-probation/article/1546317?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/boulder-potty-peeper-gets-6-years-for-violating-probation/article/1546317?custom_click=rss BOULDER — A man who hid in the tank of a portable toilet at a Boulder yoga festival to spy on women has been sentenced to six years in prison for violating the terms of his probation by refusing to take medication and failing to comply with sex-offender treatment.

The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/1DpbqRK ) District Judge Maria Berkenkotter sentenced Luke Chrisco on Friday, saying he is "an extreme danger to the community" without medication.

Boulder County's chief probation officer testified that Chrisco's unwillingness to take the medication led to the treatment program refusing him. His participation was a condition of his 10-year intensive supervised probation.



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BOULDER — A man who hid in the tank of a portable toilet at a Boulder yoga festival to spy on women has been sentenced to six years in prison for violating the terms of his probation by refusing to take medication and failing to comply with sex-offender treatment.

The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/1DpbqRK ) District Judge Maria Berkenkotter sentenced Luke Chrisco on Friday, saying he is "an extreme danger to the community" without medication.

Boulder County's chief probation officer testified that Chrisco's unwillingness to take the medication led to the treatment program refusing him. His participation was a condition of his 10-year intensive supervised probation.

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:13:20 -0700
<![CDATA[State to tighten oil, gas rules after spills in 2013 flood]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/state-to-tighten-oil-gas-rules-after-spills-in-2013-flood/article/1546316?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/state-to-tighten-oil-gas-rules-after-spills-in-2013-flood/article/1546316?custom_click=rss DENVER — State regulators are preparing to impose new rules to keep oil and gas wells more secure after spills blamed on the catastrophic Colorado flood of 2013.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission released proposed rules Thursday, including a requirement that all new wells located within a 100-year flood plain be equipped with technology allowing them to be shut down remotely.

A public meeting on the regulations is set for Tuesday, and the commission is expected to vote on them March 2.



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DENVER — State regulators are preparing to impose new rules to keep oil and gas wells more secure after spills blamed on the catastrophic Colorado flood of 2013.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission released proposed rules Thursday, including a requirement that all new wells located within a 100-year flood plain be equipped with technology allowing them to be shut down remotely.

A public meeting on the regulations is set for Tuesday, and the commission is expected to vote on them March 2.

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:08:21 -0700
<![CDATA[Lawmakers seek punishments for cyberbullying, including jail]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/lawmakers-seek-punishments-for-cyberbullying-including-jail/article/1546315?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lawmakers-seek-punishments-for-cyberbullying-including-jail/article/1546315?custom_click=rss DENVER — A high school student who was the victim of repeated bullying on social media looked on from her wheelchair Friday as the Colorado House advanced legislation that would create new criminal penalties for online harassment.

The sponsor of the bill, Aurora Democratic Rep. Rhonda Fields, is naming her proposal after Kiana Arellano, a Douglas County high school cheerleader who tried to hang herself in 2013. Her father found her in their garage and tried to resuscitate her while waiting for emergency responders who eventually saved her.

But the oxygen deprivation resulted in a severe brain injury that has left her a paraplegic and unable to talk. As lawmakers debated the Fields' proposal, she watched from a side



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DENVER — A high school student who was the victim of repeated bullying on social media looked on from her wheelchair Friday as the Colorado House advanced legislation that would create new criminal penalties for online harassment.

The sponsor of the bill, Aurora Democratic Rep. Rhonda Fields, is naming her proposal after Kiana Arellano, a Douglas County high school cheerleader who tried to hang herself in 2013. Her father found her in their garage and tried to resuscitate her while waiting for emergency responders who eventually saved her.

But the oxygen deprivation resulted in a severe brain injury that has left her a paraplegic and unable to talk. As lawmakers debated the Fields' proposal, she watched from a side

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:05:15 -0700
<![CDATA[Lawmakers seek changes to Colorado bear-hunting season]]> IVAN MORENO, Associated Press http://gazette.com/lawmakers-seek-changes-to-colorado-bear-hunting-season/article/1546074?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lawmakers-seek-changes-to-colorado-bear-hunting-season/article/1546074?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's black bear population is booming, and state lawmakers are grappling with what to do to reduce conflicts between humans and the animals.

On Monday, the sponsor of a bill to add August to the state's bear-hunting season as a way to control the animals' population asked lawmakers to delay voting on his proposal so he can address concerns raised about the bill.

Those concerns include whether liquid scent can be used to bait the bears, and if there should be a more specific hunt targeting problem bears in urban areas, instead of a having a general hunt.

"We want to hear them out and try to address their concerns," said Rep. Yeulin Willett, R-Delta. He said he plans to come back with another



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DENVER (AP) — Colorado's black bear population is booming, and state lawmakers are grappling with what to do to reduce conflicts between humans and the animals.

On Monday, the sponsor of a bill to add August to the state's bear-hunting season as a way to control the animals' population asked lawmakers to delay voting on his proposal so he can address concerns raised about the bill.

Those concerns include whether liquid scent can be used to bait the bears, and if there should be a more specific hunt targeting problem bears in urban areas, instead of a having a general hunt.

"We want to hear them out and try to address their concerns," said Rep. Yeulin Willett, R-Delta. He said he plans to come back with another

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