<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Wed, 27 May 2015 05:59:52 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Driver in fatal state patrol crash due in court in Boulder]]> http://gazette.com/driver-in-fatal-state-patrol-crash-due-in-court-in-boulder/article/feed/237488?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/driver-in-fatal-state-patrol-crash-due-in-court-in-boulder/article/feed/237488?custom_click=rss BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The driver accused in a crash that killed a Colorado State Patrol cadet and critically injured a trooper is due to make his first court appearance.

Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Gebers is scheduled to be advised of the charges he's facing during a hearing Wednesday morning in Boulder.

Authorities say he was fleeing a traffic stop Saturday in Weld County when he plowed into the scene of a separate accident investigation being conducted by state troopers. He hit cadet Taylor Thyfault and Trooper Clinton Rushing, who had been putting out stop sticks to try to top Gebers.

According to his arrest affidavit, Gebers claimed the crash wasn't his fault because the emergency brake on his Honda Civic lo

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]]> BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The driver accused in a crash that killed a Colorado State Patrol cadet and critically injured a trooper is due to make his first court appearance.

Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Gebers is scheduled to be advised of the charges he's facing during a hearing Wednesday morning in Boulder.

Authorities say he was fleeing a traffic stop Saturday in Weld County when he plowed into the scene of a separate accident investigation being conducted by state troopers. He hit cadet Taylor Thyfault and Trooper Clinton Rushing, who had been putting out stop sticks to try to top Gebers.

According to his arrest affidavit, Gebers claimed the crash wasn't his fault because the emergency brake on his Honda Civic lo]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 05:06:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Reds end 9-game losing streak with 2-1 win over Rockies]]> By JOE KAY http://gazette.com/reds-end-9-game-losing-streak-with-2-1-win-over-rockies/article/feed/237401?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/reds-end-9-game-losing-streak-with-2-1-win-over-rockies/article/feed/237401?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI (AP) — The stream of players reached Skip Schumaker as he crossed second base on his game-ending double. Pitcher Johnny Cueto splashed water from a bottle over the scrum, christening the celebration.

The Reds acted like they had won something important. They had finally won, and that alone was reason enough for a party.

Schumaker's pinch-hit double ended the Reds' nine-game losing streak — their longest in 17 years — with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

"We need to smile around here," Schumaker said. "Winning never gets old."

The Reds pulled out of their longest slump since they dropped 11 straight under manager Jack McKeon in 1998.

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]]> CINCINNATI (AP) — The stream of players reached Skip Schumaker as he crossed second base on his game-ending double. Pitcher Johnny Cueto splashed water from a bottle over the scrum, christening the celebration.

The Reds acted like they had won something important. They had finally won, and that alone was reason enough for a party.

Schumaker's pinch-hit double ended the Reds' nine-game losing streak — their longest in 17 years — with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

"We need to smile around here," Schumaker said. "Winning never gets old."

The Reds pulled out of their longest slump since they dropped 11 straight under manager Jack McKeon in 1998.]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 22:45:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Rockies skip Jorge De La Rosa because of cut finger]]> By JOE KAY http://gazette.com/rockies-skip-jorge-de-la-rosa-because-of-cut-finger/article/feed/237330?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-skip-jorge-de-la-rosa-because-of-cut-finger/article/feed/237330?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Rockies scratched Jorge De La Rosa from his scheduled start against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night because of a cut finger on his pitching hand that has been bothering him.

The left-hander could be ready to start this weekend in Philadelphia. Manager Walt Weiss decided to give him more time to let the finger fully heal.

"We wanted to wait the last few days to see how that cut healed and make a decision," Weiss said. "We're going to push him back a couple of days."

The Rockies called up left-hander Chris Rusin from Triple-A Albuquerque. Rusin was claimed off waivers from the Cubs last September. He was 3-2 with a 6.29 ERA in six starts and one relief appearance in the minors.

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]]> CINCINNATI (AP) — The Rockies scratched Jorge De La Rosa from his scheduled start against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night because of a cut finger on his pitching hand that has been bothering him.

The left-hander could be ready to start this weekend in Philadelphia. Manager Walt Weiss decided to give him more time to let the finger fully heal.

"We wanted to wait the last few days to see how that cut healed and make a decision," Weiss said. "We're going to push him back a couple of days."

The Rockies called up left-hander Chris Rusin from Triple-A Albuquerque. Rusin was claimed off waivers from the Cubs last September. He was 3-2 with a 6.29 ERA in six starts and one relief appearance in the minors.]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 17:48:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Thunderbirds practice Air Force Academy graduation flyover]]> http://gazette.com/thunderbirds-practice-air-force-academy-graduation-flyover/article/feed/237170?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thunderbirds-practice-air-force-academy-graduation-flyover/article/feed/237170?custom_click=rss

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Thunderbirds precision flying team is practicing for the Air Force Academy graduation flyover later this week.

The squadron rehearsed the flyover Tuesday morning at the academy outside Colorado Springs.

Graduation is Thursday in Falcon Stadium. The Thunderbirds will buzz the stadium just as the cadets are officially commissioned as second lieutenants and toss their hats into the air.

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James will give the commencement address.

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]]> AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Thunderbirds precision flying team is practicing for the Air Force Academy graduation flyover later this week.

The squadron rehearsed the flyover Tuesday morning at the academy outside Colorado Springs.

Graduation is Thursday in Falcon Stadium. The Thunderbirds will buzz the stadium just as the cadets are officially commissioned as second lieutenants and toss their hats into the air.

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James will give the commencement address.]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 17:03:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Editorial Roundup]]> By The Associated Press http://gazette.com/colorado-editorial-roundup/article/feed/109071?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-editorial-roundup/article/feed/109071?custom_click=rss The Denver Post, May 26, on tolls in our future:

Beginning in July, the cost to travel in the extra toll lanes on U.S. 36 will be about average for the nation's toll roads, according to state officials.

The cost will be 45 cents a mile during peak morning hours, compared to $1.40 a mile in California and $1.25 in Virginia.

For those with an electronic pass, a trip on the toll lane from Broomfield to Denver would cost $7.60 during the morning commute. Those without a pass would pay $13.68.

That may seem like a lot, but no one will be forced to use the new lanes. And if too few motorists choose the lanes, Plenary Roads Denver, which agreed to construct and manage the rebuilt highway in exchange for toll proceeds, no

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]]> The Denver Post, May 26, on tolls in our future:

Beginning in July, the cost to travel in the extra toll lanes on U.S. 36 will be about average for the nation's toll roads, according to state officials.

The cost will be 45 cents a mile during peak morning hours, compared to $1.40 a mile in California and $1.25 in Virginia.

For those with an electronic pass, a trip on the toll lane from Broomfield to Denver would cost $7.60 during the morning commute. Those without a pass would pay $13.68.

That may seem like a lot, but no one will be forced to use the new lanes. And if too few motorists choose the lanes, Plenary Roads Denver, which agreed to construct and manage the rebuilt highway in exchange for toll proceeds, no]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 14:48:12 -0600 <![CDATA[No danger found from suspicious package at Air Force Academy]]> http://gazette.com/no-danger-found-from-suspicious-package-at-air-force-academy/article/feed/237281?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no-danger-found-from-suspicious-package-at-air-force-academy/article/feed/237281?custom_click=rss AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Air Force Academy officials say a package that raised suspicion at the school turned out to be medical supplies mailed to an individual.

Officials say emergency responders checked the package at the academy post office Tuesday when a security scan detected the presence of a possibly hazardous material.

The contents were tested and no hazard was found.

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]]> AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Air Force Academy officials say a package that raised suspicion at the school turned out to be medical supplies mailed to an individual.

Officials say emergency responders checked the package at the academy post office Tuesday when a security scan detected the presence of a possibly hazardous material.

The contents were tested and no hazard was found.]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 14:32:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Denver police: Armed man shot downtown, expected to survive]]> http://gazette.com/denver-police-armed-man-shot-downtown-expected-to-survive/article/feed/237155?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-police-armed-man-shot-downtown-expected-to-survive/article/feed/237155?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Denver police say a suspect was shot in the arm during an exchange of gunfire with officers but is expected to survive.

The shooting happened early Tuesday morning downtown after police responded to a report of a man with a gun.

The man fled after the shooting but was captured five blocks away.

The investigation closed streets during the early part of the morning commute, forcing detours for buses and light rail.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Denver police say a suspect was shot in the arm during an exchange of gunfire with officers but is expected to survive.

The shooting happened early Tuesday morning downtown after police responded to a report of a man with a gun.

The man fled after the shooting but was captured five blocks away.

The investigation closed streets during the early part of the morning commute, forcing detours for buses and light rail.]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:26:31 -0600 <![CDATA[McCain leading US Senate delegation to Vietnam, Singapore]]> http://gazette.com/mccain-leading-us-senate-delegation-to-vietnam-singapore/article/feed/237198?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mccain-leading-us-senate-delegation-to-vietnam-singapore/article/feed/237198?custom_click=rss PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain is leading a U.S. Senate delegation that will visit Vietnam and Singapore this week.

The Arizona Republican is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and his office says the trip is being made at a critical time for U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

McCain's office says Sens. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Dan Sullivan of Alaska also are making the trip, while Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii will join the delegation in Singapore.

According to McCain's office, the delegation plans to meet with government officials and others in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City while in Vietnam.

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]]> PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain is leading a U.S. Senate delegation that will visit Vietnam and Singapore this week.

The Arizona Republican is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and his office says the trip is being made at a critical time for U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

McCain's office says Sens. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Dan Sullivan of Alaska also are making the trip, while Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii will join the delegation in Singapore.

According to McCain's office, the delegation plans to meet with government officials and others in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City while in Vietnam.]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 10:49:03 -0600 <![CDATA[University of Denver celebrating 1st national lacrosse title]]> http://gazette.com/university-of-denver-celebrating-1st-national-lacrosse-title/article/feed/237162?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/university-of-denver-celebrating-1st-national-lacrosse-title/article/feed/237162?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — The University of Denver lacrosse team is back home with its first national NCAA title.

The players arrived in Colorado carrying their trophy off the plane after beating Maryland 10-5 on Monday. The Pioneers are the first non-East Coast team to win a national title in the sport.

The school plans to celebrate the milestone at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The victory gave head coach Bill Tierney his record seventh title. He won six while coaching Princeton.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — The University of Denver lacrosse team is back home with its first national NCAA title.

The players arrived in Colorado carrying their trophy off the plane after beating Maryland 10-5 on Monday. The Pioneers are the first non-East Coast team to win a national title in the sport.

The school plans to celebrate the milestone at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The victory gave head coach Bill Tierney his record seventh title. He won six while coaching Princeton.]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 09:02:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Denver beats Maryland 10-5 for 1st NCAA men's lacrosse title]]> http://gazette.com/denver-beats-maryland-10-5-for-1st-ncaa-mens-lacrosse-title/article/feed/237005?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-beats-maryland-10-5-for-1st-ncaa-mens-lacrosse-title/article/feed/237005?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Bill Tierney left Princeton for the University of Denver, he knew and understood he would face some criticism.

Tierney won six titles in men's lacrosse with the Tigers, but he left to build something with the Pioneers.

On Monday, he reached his destination and Denver won its first NCAA lacrosse title with a 10-5 victory over Maryland.

"If you know me at all it's not about thinking that I'm crazy," said Tierney, who has a record seven titles combined with the two programs. "It's knowing it.

"It was time for something different in a selfish way. It was just really a selfish move, but with that move came a challenge. And I think if you live life facing challenges like I asked these guys to

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]]> PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Bill Tierney left Princeton for the University of Denver, he knew and understood he would face some criticism.

Tierney won six titles in men's lacrosse with the Tigers, but he left to build something with the Pioneers.

On Monday, he reached his destination and Denver won its first NCAA lacrosse title with a 10-5 victory over Maryland.

"If you know me at all it's not about thinking that I'm crazy," said Tierney, who has a record seven titles combined with the two programs. "It's knowing it.

"It was time for something different in a selfish way. It was just really a selfish move, but with that move came a challenge. And I think if you live life facing challenges like I asked these guys to ]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 20:00:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Reds lose their 9th in a row, 5-4 to Rockies]]> By JOE KAY http://gazette.com/reds-lose-their-9th-in-a-row-5-4-to-rockies/article/feed/237026?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/reds-lose-their-9th-in-a-row-5-4-to-rockies/article/feed/237026?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds haven't lost so many games in a row since Jack McKeon was in charge. And that was six managers ago.

Cincinnati dropped its ninth in a row on Monday in its longest losing streak in 17 years. Nolan Arenado had three hits, homered and drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win.

"We've earned our nine-game losing streak, but we're capable of playing better," manager Bryan Price said. "It makes it hard to find enjoyment and peace when you know you're capable of playing better."

The question is how long the Reds will stumble around before making a major change. Most of the changes so far have involved jugglin

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]]> CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds haven't lost so many games in a row since Jack McKeon was in charge. And that was six managers ago.

Cincinnati dropped its ninth in a row on Monday in its longest losing streak in 17 years. Nolan Arenado had three hits, homered and drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win.

"We've earned our nine-game losing streak, but we're capable of playing better," manager Bryan Price said. "It makes it hard to find enjoyment and peace when you know you're capable of playing better."

The question is how long the Reds will stumble around before making a major change. Most of the changes so far have involved jugglin]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 17:50:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Driver in fatal trooper crash says accelerator was stuck]]> http://gazette.com/driver-in-fatal-trooper-crash-says-accelerator-was-stuck/article/feed/236970?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/driver-in-fatal-trooper-crash-says-accelerator-was-stuck/article/feed/236970?custom_click=rss LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — The driver accused of killing a Colorado State Patrol cadet and critically injuring a trooper claims he crashed into them after his car malfunctioned, according to court documents.

Christopher Gebers, 27, was fleeing a traffic stop Saturday in Weld County when he plowed into the scene of a separate accident investigation being conducted by state troopers, authorities say. He hit cadet Taylor Thyfault, 21, and Trooper Clinton Rushing, 37, while they were putting out spikes to stop Gebers.

Witnesses heard Gebers say the crash wasn't his fault because the emergency brake on his Honda locked up and the accelerator was stuck, according to Gebers' arrest affidavit. Gebers gave police the same account.

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]]> LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — The driver accused of killing a Colorado State Patrol cadet and critically injuring a trooper claims he crashed into them after his car malfunctioned, according to court documents.

Christopher Gebers, 27, was fleeing a traffic stop Saturday in Weld County when he plowed into the scene of a separate accident investigation being conducted by state troopers, authorities say. He hit cadet Taylor Thyfault, 21, and Trooper Clinton Rushing, 37, while they were putting out spikes to stop Gebers.

Witnesses heard Gebers say the crash wasn't his fault because the emergency brake on his Honda locked up and the accelerator was stuck, according to Gebers' arrest affidavit. Gebers gave police the same account.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 17:30:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Ethiopia's Belete Assefa, Meskerem Assefa win Bolder Boulder]]> http://gazette.com/ethiopias-belete-assefa-meskerem-assefa-win-bolder-boulder/article/feed/236948?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ethiopias-belete-assefa-meskerem-assefa-win-bolder-boulder/article/feed/236948?custom_click=rss BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Runners from Ethiopia are the winners of the Bolder Boulder professional 10K race while two Colorado residents were the top man and woman in the citizens' race.

Belete Assefa finished over 16 seconds ahead of Solomon Deksisa, also of Ethiopia, in the men's elite race on Monday at a packed Folsom Field at the University of Colorado. Meskerem Assefa was the first professional woman to finish.

In the citizens' race, U.S. Air Force pilot Ben Payne of Colorado Springs finished in 30:40 while Brittni Hutton of Alamosa finished in about 34:36.

An estimated 51,000 people, including the actor Sean Astin, turned out to compete in the 37th annual Memorial Day event.

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]]> BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Runners from Ethiopia are the winners of the Bolder Boulder professional 10K race while two Colorado residents were the top man and woman in the citizens' race.

Belete Assefa finished over 16 seconds ahead of Solomon Deksisa, also of Ethiopia, in the men's elite race on Monday at a packed Folsom Field at the University of Colorado. Meskerem Assefa was the first professional woman to finish.

In the citizens' race, U.S. Air Force pilot Ben Payne of Colorado Springs finished in 30:40 while Brittni Hutton of Alamosa finished in about 34:36.

An estimated 51,000 people, including the actor Sean Astin, turned out to compete in the 37th annual Memorial Day event.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 17:01:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Flood threat eases in northeastern Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/flood-threat-eases-in-northeastern-colorado/article/feed/236976?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/flood-threat-eases-in-northeastern-colorado/article/feed/236976?custom_click=rss STERLING, Colo. (AP) — The flood threat in northeastern Colorado has eased for now but Logan County residents are being asked to remain alert because of additional storms expected during the week.

Residents braced for another possible round of flooding Sunday afternoon because of expected heavy rain but Logan County emergency management coordinator Cody Adams says very little precipitation fell. However, authorities did have to rescue a driver who got stuck after passing a barricade on a flooded road near Crook.

After weeks of heavy rain, some residents had to evacuate after the North Sterling Reservoir inlet ditch spilled over its banks but those orders were lifted Sunday.

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]]> STERLING, Colo. (AP) — The flood threat in northeastern Colorado has eased for now but Logan County residents are being asked to remain alert because of additional storms expected during the week.

Residents braced for another possible round of flooding Sunday afternoon because of expected heavy rain but Logan County emergency management coordinator Cody Adams says very little precipitation fell. However, authorities did have to rescue a driver who got stuck after passing a barricade on a flooded road near Crook.

After weeks of heavy rain, some residents had to evacuate after the North Sterling Reservoir inlet ditch spilled over its banks but those orders were lifted Sunday.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:46:25 -0600 <![CDATA[400 attend Memorial Day ceremony at Denver's Fort Logan]]> http://gazette.com/400-attend-memorial-day-ceremony-at-denvers-fort-logan/article/feed/236910?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/400-attend-memorial-day-ceremony-at-denvers-fort-logan/article/feed/236910?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — About 400 people honored service members who died serving their country at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman were among those who spoke to the crowd Monday at the cemetery in Denver.

Many of the white headstones were decorated with flowers and small American flags.

Three Medal of Honor recipients are among the veterans buried at Fort Logan, which has been a national cemetery since 1950.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — About 400 people honored service members who died serving their country at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman were among those who spoke to the crowd Monday at the cemetery in Denver.

Many of the white headstones were decorated with flowers and small American flags.

Three Medal of Honor recipients are among the veterans buried at Fort Logan, which has been a national cemetery since 1950.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:16:39 -0600