<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:43:13 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Chip off old block: Kelley becomes Colorado lineman like dad]]> http://gazette.com/chip-off-old-block-kelley-becomes-colorado-lineman-like-dad/article/feed/414315?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chip-off-old-block-kelley-becomes-colorado-lineman-like-dad/article/feed/414315?custom_click=rss BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — As a 6-year-old, Alex Kelley settled into a lineman's stance next to his two brothers and father for a family photo at Folsom Field.

An early glimpse of blocks to come.

Born in Spain and raised in San Diego, the Colorado senior center grew up humming the school fight song and hanging on every word of the stories from his dad, Karry, an offensive tackle for the Buffaloes in the 1970s.

Now, Alex Kelley is front and center for the resurgence of No. 23 Colorado. He started the Buffaloes (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12) on the right path by scoring the season's first TD when he pounced on a fumble in the end zone. They're nationally ranked again, bowl eligible for the first time since 2007 and contending for the Pac

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]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:31:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Fan dies after falling while leaving Broncos football game]]> http://gazette.com/fan-dies-after-falling-while-leaving-broncos-football-game/article/feed/414085?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fan-dies-after-falling-while-leaving-broncos-football-game/article/feed/414085?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a fan has died after falling 60 feet at the Denver Broncos' stadium after a game on Monday night.

Stadium Management Co., which operates Sports Authority Field at Mile High, said the fan fell over a railing.

The medical examiner's office said Tuesday the man was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead. He was identified as 36-year-old Jason Coy.

Denver police say he was sitting on a railing when he fell. Witnesses and emergency responders immediately tried to help.

The incident occurred near the north end of the stadium following the Broncos' game against the Houston Texans.

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:54:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Lawsuit challenges Denver's sweeps of the homeless]]> http://gazette.com/lawsuit-challenges-denvers-sweeps-of-the-homeless/article/feed/414281?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lawsuit-challenges-denvers-sweeps-of-the-homeless/article/feed/414281?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — When Jerry Burton's sleeping bag and tent were removed by city workers from his campsite near a rapidly developing area close to downtown Denver, he was able to start over again with backup gear he keeps hidden for emergencies — whether his or someone else's. Now he's one of nine homeless people suing in federal court to try to stop the city's sweeps of homeless encampments and, as he sees it, restore the dignity and respect of people who can't find a home of their own in a growing city.

Burton, a former Marine who has had trouble finding housing despite veterans' rental assistance, compared the city's seizures of the homeless' property with someone walking into a home and taking a television.

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:49:33 -0600 <![CDATA[DeMarcus Ware reports home burglary during Monday night game]]> http://gazette.com/demarcus-ware-reports-home-burglary-during-monday-night-game/article/feed/414176?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/demarcus-ware-reports-home-burglary-during-monday-night-game/article/feed/414176?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Police are investigating a burglary at the home of Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware that occurred while he was at Monday night's football game with the Houston Texans.

Denver police spokesman Doug Schepman said the break-in was reported early Tuesday. A police report said the men came through the front door but does not disclose what items were taken.

A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Ware's Super Bowl 50 ring was stolen. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team isn't discussing details of the burglary and the players were off Tuesday. The ring is valued at more than $30,000.

Ware said on Twitter that he came home to find his house w

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:12:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos back to winning ways with Kubiak back on sideline]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-back-to-winning-ways-with-kubiak-back-on-sideline/article/feed/414225?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-back-to-winning-ways-with-kubiak-back-on-sideline/article/feed/414225?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Gary Kubiak's return resonated more in Denver than Brock Osweiler's.

The Broncos coach put his team through the ultimate reset after taking a week off on doctor's orders when he suffered a complex migraine Oct. 9. And it showed Monday night when the Broncos overpowered the Texans in the trenches .

"The thing that's exciting is I think we played some complete football," Kubiak said Tuesday. "Obviously we still made a lot of mistakes and nothing is perfect."

He rattled off a list of things that had "been a nemesis for us," such as winning the line of scrimmage, maintaining that dominant defense for four quarters and having red zone success on both sides of the ball.

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:32:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Chipotle sales fall again as it tries to win back customers]]> http://gazette.com/chipotle-sales-fall-again-as-it-tries-to-win-back-customers/article/feed/414183?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chipotle-sales-fall-again-as-it-tries-to-win-back-customers/article/feed/414183?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is still struggling to bring back customers to its restaurants after a food safety scare last year.

The burrito chain said Tuesday that sales fell 21.9 percent at established restaurants during the third quarter, worse than the 18.3 percent drop Wall Street analysts expected, according to FactSet. It's the fourth straight quarter of sales declines for the company after an E. coli outbreak last year sickened some customers.

Chipotle has given out millions of free burritos, launched a loyalty program and released food safety ads to try and win back customers. But the company is still hurting from the outbreak. Chipotle, which has more than 2,100 restaurants, said its profit plummeted 95 percent in the

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:39:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos trade for Patriots backup tight end Derby]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-trade-for-patriots-backup-tight-end-derby/article/feed/414209?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-trade-for-patriots-backup-tight-end-derby/article/feed/414209?custom_click=rss ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos traded a 2017 fifth-round pick to the rival New England Patriots in exchange for tight end A.J. Derby.

To make room, they released veteran safety Shiloh Keo for the second time this season.

Derby was a sixth-round draft pick out of Arkansas last year and has played in four games for the Patriots this season after spending his rookie season on IR.

Playing behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett, Derby played just 36 snaps. But his preseason production — 15 receptions for 189 yards, a TD — is roughly what the Broncos' tight ends have managed this season.

Virgil Green, John Phillips and Jeff Heuerman have a combined 17 catches for 183 yards and a touchdown.

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:33:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Teachers use nasty election to spark polite student debate]]> http://gazette.com/teachers-use-nasty-election-to-spark-polite-student-debate/article/feed/414101?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/teachers-use-nasty-election-to-spark-polite-student-debate/article/feed/414101?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — From mock elections to writing projects and Electoral College math, many teachers around the country are embracing the often nasty presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as a real-world teaching tool.

Muslims. Taxes. The wall. Emails. The negative exchanges. They're all up for discussion in Halie Miller's fourth-grade class at Glacier Ridge Elementary in Dublin, Ohio. But when the students hold their own debates, they're polite and respectful.

"We kind of have debates and never yell at each other," says 9-year-old Mia Dahi. "We give our opinions and what we think about it, but we don't really fight about it."

The election provides material for other subjects beyond social studies.

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:30:23 -0600 <![CDATA[MLS Playoffs get underway with knockout round]]> http://gazette.com/mls-playoffs-get-underway-with-knockout-round/article/feed/414230?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mls-playoffs-get-underway-with-knockout-round/article/feed/414230?custom_click=rss

FC Dallas can make history in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

Dallas won the U.S. Open Cup in September and then claimed the MLS Supporters' Shield for the team with the best regular-season record on Sunday. If they can win the MLS Cup, it will mark the first time a team has won all three trophies — an unprecedented "treble" — in a single season.

"It's fine to dream about it, but for them it's just one game at a time," coach Oscar Pareja said. "It's a lot, but now we have the next objective and it's the playoffs and obviously that will make us feel that the treble is possible."

Dallas has a knockout-round bye in the playoffs, as does Colorado in the Western Conference. In the East, the New York City Red Bulls and

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:12:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Universal health care experiment a tough sell in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/universal-health-care-experiment-a-tough-sell-in-colorado/article/feed/414186?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/universal-health-care-experiment-a-tough-sell-in-colorado/article/feed/414186?custom_click=rss

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) — The closing days of the push to make Colorado the nation's first state with universal health care are showing why supporters face such steep odds.

Volunteers have spent a year explaining the $25 billion-a-year plan to use new payroll taxes to replace the system of paying private health insurers for care and opting out of the federal health care law.

Yet backers are still hearing major questions this week after ballots have been mailed to voters, including how much the plan would really cost and what happens if it fails.

Supporters turned in signatures to get the measure on the ballot more than a year ago. But they've been heavily outspent by health insurers and business groups opposed to the

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:52:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Ex-deputy accused of planning to slip contraband into jail]]> http://gazette.com/ex-deputy-accused-of-planning-to-slip-contraband-into-jail/article/feed/414187?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-deputy-accused-of-planning-to-slip-contraband-into-jail/article/feed/414187?custom_click=rss BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A former Boulder County sheriff's deputy has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to smuggle marijuana edibles and chewing tobacco into the jail.

The sheriff's department says 33-year-old Tyler Paul Mason was arrested Tuesday and was released on bond.

No listed phone number could be found for Mason, and it wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

The sheriff's department says an inmate told investigators that Mason allegedly agreed to smuggle tobacco and edibles to another inmate while Mason was a deputy. Authorities claimed that undercover investigators saw a Longmont woman give Mason $160 to buy the contraband on Sept. 28.

Authorities say they seized

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:50:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Beer run! Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles on delivery]]> http://gazette.com/beer-run-self-driving-truck-goes-120-plus-miles-on-delivery/article/feed/413954?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/beer-run-self-driving-truck-goes-120-plus-miles-on-delivery/article/feed/413954?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado.

The company says it teamed with self-driving truck maker Otto and the state of Colorado for the feat. The trailer, loaded with Budweiser beer, began the self-driving trip Thursday at a weigh station in Fort Collins, Colorado, and ran along Interstate 25 through Denver before wrapping up in Colorado Springs.

The company says a professional truck driver was on board for the entire route and monitored the trip from the cab's sleeper berth.

Anheuser-Busch says it hopes to see self-driving technology widely deployed.

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<![CDATA[New Mexico AG vows to keep pressuring feds over mine spill]]> http://gazette.com/new-mexico-ag-vows-to-keep-pressuring-feds-over-mine-spill/article/feed/413894?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-mexico-ag-vows-to-keep-pressuring-feds-over-mine-spill/article/feed/413894?custom_click=rss AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The state's top prosecutor, elected officials from northwestern New Mexico and the Navajo Nation are meeting with residents and business owners to talk about possible legal steps following last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states.

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Tuesday urged residents affected by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill to share their stories as the state continues to build its case against the federal government.

A cleanup team led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered the Aug. 5, 2015, spill while working at the mine near Silverton, Colorado.

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:04:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Pence plans stops Wednesday in Nevada, Utah, Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/pence-plans-stops-wednesday-in-nevada-utah-colorado/article/feed/414017?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pence-plans-stops-wednesday-in-nevada-utah-colorado/article/feed/414017?custom_click=rss RENO, Nev. (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has announced a new campaign swing through the West with stops in Nevada, Utah and Colorado as he stumps for the Republican presidential ticket two weeks before the election.

Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate plans an 11 a.m. (PDT) appearance in Reno Wednesday at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Next here's headed to a rally at Salt Lake City's Infinity Event Center at 3 p.m. (MDT). And then he's off to Colorado for a rally at the Colorado Springs Event Center at 7 p.m. (MDT).

Nevada is considered a tossup in the Nov. 8 election.

Colorado is believed to be leaning toward Hillary Clinton.

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]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:20:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Crews extend lines at Colorado fire; containment 60 percent]]> http://gazette.com/crews-extend-lines-at-colorado-fire-containment-60-percent/article/feed/413990?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/crews-extend-lines-at-colorado-fire-containment-60-percent/article/feed/413990?custom_click=rss WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) — Ground crews and heavy equipment are extending protective lines around a southern Colorado wildfire, and containment has reached 60 percent.

Fire managers say crews will keep building lines Tuesday at the Junkins fire, which has destroyed nine homes since it started on Oct. 17.

The burned area remained at 28 square miles late Monday. Full containment is expected on Nov. 15.

The fire started 11 miles east of Westcliffe when high winds blew a metal outbuilding into a utility pole and knocked down a power line.

Some residents remain evacuated from their homes.

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