<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Mon, 05 Oct 2015 04:17:17 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Defense saves the day in Denver; Broncos beat Vikings 23-20]]> http://gazette.com/defense-saves-the-day-in-denver-broncos-beat-vikings-23-20/article/feed/278113?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/defense-saves-the-day-in-denver-broncos-beat-vikings-23-20/article/feed/278113?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Broncos safety T.J. Ward swept around the end untouched and took a swipe at Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

The ball came loose and Von Miller pounced on it.

For the fourth time in four games, defense nailed down the win for Denver. On Sunday, Ward forced a turnover with 29 seconds left to stop a Vikings drive and wrap up a 23-20 victory.

"We're not really finding ways to win, we're making ways to win," Ward said.

Ward's sack was the seventh of the game for the Broncos (4-0), who came into Week 4 ranked third in sacks (11) and first in overall defense.

Of Denver's four wins, only one has been by more than a touchdown.

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]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 04:30:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Mass shootings grab headlines, but others go under radar]]> http://gazette.com/mass-shootings-grab-headlines-but-others-go-under-radar/article/feed/278104?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mass-shootings-grab-headlines-but-others-go-under-radar/article/feed/278104?custom_click=rss

The numbers jump off the page: Nine dead on an Oregon college campus, 12 in a theater in Aurora, Colorado. Thirteen soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas; 32 people at Virginia Tech; 13 at a community center in Binghamton, New York. Twenty-six dead — 20 of them young children — at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Mass killings like the one Thursday at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, scraped nerves raw, commanded headlines and prompted an anguished President Barack Obama to take to the airwaves — again — to condemn gun violence.

Here's another number: 8,124. That's the total of homicides by gun in 2014, according to the FBI's Crime in the United States report.

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]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:43:57 -0600 <![CDATA[San Francisco's last gun store closing doors for good]]> http://gazette.com/san-franciscos-last-gun-store-closing-doors-for-good/article/feed/277943?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/san-franciscos-last-gun-store-closing-doors-for-good/article/feed/277943?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.

"It's with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are closing our shop," High Bridge Arms manager Steve Alcairo announced in a Facebook post on Sept. 11. "It has been a long and difficult ride, but a great pleasure to be your last San Francisco gun shop."

Alcairo said the breaking point came this summer when a local politician proposed a law that would require High Bridge Arms to video record every gun sale and submit a weekly report of ammunition sales to the police.

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 23:30:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Honduras gets semifinal spot CONCACAF Olympic qualifying]]> http://gazette.com/honduras-gets-semifinal-spot-concacaf-olympic-qualifying/article/feed/278062?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/honduras-gets-semifinal-spot-concacaf-olympic-qualifying/article/feed/278062?custom_click=rss CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Antony Lozano and Alberth Elis scored to help Honduras beat Costa Rica 2-0 on Sunday, and Honduras got a spot in the semifinals in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics when Mexico beat Haiti.

Lozano scored in the 41st minute, and Elis added a late goal after Costa Rica's Luis Sequeira was sent off in the 75th minute for his second yellow card in a minute.

Honduras and Mexico, a 1-0 winner in the second game of the doubleheader, are 2-0 in Group B, while Costa Rica and Haiti are 0-2. Seeking its third straight berth in the Olympics and fourth overall, Honduras will finish the round robin Wednesday night against Mexico in Commerce City, Colorado, with the winner getting the top spot from the gro

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 21:35:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Mexico beats Haiti to take Olympic qualifying semifinal spot]]> http://gazette.com/mexico-beats-haiti-to-take-olympic-qualifying-semifinal-spot/article/feed/278081?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mexico-beats-haiti-to-take-olympic-qualifying-semifinal-spot/article/feed/278081?custom_click=rss

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Raul Lopez Gomez scored on a penalty kick in the 74th and defending Olympic champion Mexico beat Haiti 2-0 on Sunday night to wrap up a spot in the semifinals in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Games.

Mexico, 2-0 in Group B, will complete round-robin play against Honduras on Wednesday night in Commerce City, Colorado, with the winner taking the top spot.

Mexico's victory also gave Honduras a semifinal berth Oct. 10 in Sandy, Utah. Honduras beat Costa Rica 2-0 in the first game of the doubleheader to improve to 2-0.

Mexico opened with a 4-0 victory over Costa Rica on Friday night.

Haiti was coming off a 1-0 loss to Honduras.

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 21:23:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Bridgewater, Peterson Vikings tumble 23-20 to Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/bridgewater-peterson-vikings-tumble-23-20-to-broncos/article/feed/278076?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bridgewater-peterson-vikings-tumble-23-20-to-broncos/article/feed/278076?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — For all he did right, Adrian Peterson's main memory from Sunday will be his missed assignment that ended Minnesota's chance for a comeback victory over Denver.

Instead of chipping a blitzing T.J. Ward, Peterson went out for a screen pass. The Broncos safety breezed around the edge, swatted the ball from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Von Miller pounced on it in the final minute to wrap up a 23-20 win.

"Put that on me," Peterson said. "We were in that moment and I've got to come through and make that block for Teddy."

The Vikings head into their bye week at 2-2 and with an offense that's starting to click — or shows signs, anyway.

Granted, Bridgewater was sacked seven times by Denver's stalwart

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:57:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Real Salt Lake eliminates Colorado Rapids from playoff race]]> http://gazette.com/real-salt-lake-eliminates-colorado-rapids-from-playoff-race/article/feed/278077?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/real-salt-lake-eliminates-colorado-rapids-from-playoff-race/article/feed/278077?custom_click=rss

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Joao Plata and Luke Mulholland scored 10 minutes apart in the first half and Real Salt Lake beat Colorado 2-1 on Sunday night to eliminate the Rapids from the playoff race.

The Rapids (8-12-10) struck first. Kevin Doyle headed a long cross from Sean St. Ledger in the 16th minute, snapping a shot from 15-yards out that found its way into the far corner.

Real Salt Lake (10-12-8) struck back in the 33rd minute when Plata bent a free kick over the Colorado wall and just under the crossbar.

Juan Manuel Martinez' shot in the 43rd minute was headed away by Colorado, but Mulholland headed the ball to his feet and one-timed a crisp shot from the top of the penalty area that found the far corner.

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:43:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Denver's defense leads Broncos past Vikings 23-20]]> http://gazette.com/denvers-defense-leads-broncos-past-vikings-23-20/article/feed/278054?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denvers-defense-leads-broncos-past-vikings-23-20/article/feed/278054?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Bursting through the line for jaw-dropping plays is quickly becoming the Denver Broncos' calling card.

Only this time, the offense joined the party that's been "pass rushers only" until Sunday.

Ronnie Hillman raced around the left sideline on a classic stretch play for a 72-yard touchdown run, and the league's top-ranked defense collected seven more sacks in a 23-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

"We had three bad weeks of running the ball and tonight we got it started," Hillman said after his third career 100-yard game. "This week it was just me and C.J. (Anderson) got tired of everyone trying to tell us that we can't run the ball.

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:32:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Dickerson, Morneau, Rockies rally for 7 in 9th, beat Giants]]> http://gazette.com/dickerson-morneau-rockies-rally-for-7-in-9th-beat-giants/article/feed/278066?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dickerson-morneau-rockies-rally-for-7-in-9th-beat-giants/article/feed/278066?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Justin Morneau, in what could have been his final at-bat with Colorado, delivered a pinch-hit, game-winning hit. He's happy to think about the win rather than his future with the club.

Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer ahead of Morneau and the Rockies rallied for seven runs in the ninth inning Sunday to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3.

"It's a good way to end a rough season," Morneau said. "I'm happy for today and to finish the season healthy. What happens coming up down the road, we'll see."

Morneau didn't expect to get into the game, though Rockies manager Walt Weiss warned him of the possibility.

"I did tell him if the game was on the line, I'd pinch hit him," Weiss said.

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:01:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Flames acquire center Freddie Hamilton from Avalanche]]> http://gazette.com/flames-acquire-center-freddie-hamilton-from-avalanche/article/feed/278067?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/flames-acquire-center-freddie-hamilton-from-avalanche/article/feed/278067?custom_click=rss CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames acquired center Freddie Hamilton from the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday for a conditional seventh-round pick next year.

Hamilton will report to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League.

The 23-year-old Hamilton appeared in 18 NHL games last season, going scoreless in one game for San Jose and scoring a goal in 17 games for Colorado. He also had two goals and two assists in five games for Lake Erie in the AHL.

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:45:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Giants encouraged by Cain's outing in loss to Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/giants-encouraged-by-cains-outing-in-loss-to-rockies/article/feed/278032?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-encouraged-by-cains-outing-in-loss-to-rockies/article/feed/278032?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain needed this kind of outing. The former Giants ace has struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness since throwing his perfect game more than three years ago.

Cain started for the first time in six weeks and pitched two-hit ball for five scoreless innings. He was in line for his 98th career victory before the Colorado Rockies rallied for seven runs in the ninth inning to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Sunday.

"I can feel good about the offseason and wipe the slate clean," Cain said. "I can reflect back on making certain big pitches, if I was worried about technique or my mental state. I won't have to worry about rehab. It will be about getting rest and letting my elbow heel."

Cain fi

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:23:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Sheriff's office investigating jail death]]> http://gazette.com/sheriffs-office-investigating-jail-death/article/feed/278000?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sheriffs-office-investigating-jail-death/article/feed/278000?custom_click=rss CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a fight at the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility resulted in the death of one of the inmates.

The sheriff's office said the assault occurred on Friday and the victim died on Saturday.

The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Michael Roy Craven, Jr., who was being held on assault and extortion charges.

Authorities say 43-year-old Eric Stewart, who was awaiting trial on attempted murder charges, is now charged with first-degree murder in Craven's death.

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 15:31:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Montana man's body recovered from Longs Peak]]> http://gazette.com/montana-mans-body-recovered-from-longs-peak/article/feed/277993?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/montana-mans-body-recovered-from-longs-peak/article/feed/277993?custom_click=rss ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Rescuers have recovered the body of a Montana man after he failed to return from a climbing trip in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The man was identified as 26-year-old Spencer Veysey, of Missoula, Mont. He had been planning to summit Longs Peak. It was unclear what route he was intending to take to the summit.

Park rangers searched the area on Saturday and found Veysey's body at the bottom of Lambs Slide on the east face of Longs Peak. Rangers stayed at the Chasm Shelter, near his body, on Saturday night because of bad weather.

The body was recovered on Sunday and turned over to the Boulder County Coroner.

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:39:34 -0600 <![CDATA[AP Exclusive: Inmates slip away en route to halfway houses]]> http://gazette.com/ap-exclusive-inmates-slip-away-en-route-to-halfway-houses/article/feed/277925?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-exclusive-inmates-slip-away-en-route-to-halfway-houses/article/feed/277925?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 240 inmates have slipped away from federal custody in the past three years while traveling to halfway houses, including several who committed bank robberies and a carjacking while on the lam, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Some of the inmates who absconded from 2012 through 2014 were reported by prison officials to have histories of violence and misconduct while in prison, the records show.

The federal Bureau of Prisons each year permits thousands of inmates it considers low risk to serve the final months of their sentences at halfway houses where counseling, job placement and other services are offered. These inmates travel unescorted, often by bus, as part of the proce

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 13:56:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Bottle bombs found in Garden of the Gods parking lot]]> http://gazette.com/bottle-bombs-found-in-garden-of-the-gods-parking-lot/article/feed/277956?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bottle-bombs-found-in-garden-of-the-gods-parking-lot/article/feed/277956?custom_click=rss COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Springs police are investigating after finding chemical bottle bombs in the Garden of the Gods parking lot on Saturday.

Police and the fire department responded to reports of a chemical spill and that's when they found bottles filled with chemicals that can produce enough pressure to burst and cause damage.

The bottles were safely disposed of by the bomb squad.

Police are asking the public to report anything suspicious and not go near it.

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10:32:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado skiers on I-70 could save half an hour on road for the right price]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-skiers-on-i-70-could-save-half-an-hour-on-road-for-the-right-price/article/1560136?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-skiers-on-i-70-could-save-half-an-hour-on-road-for-the-right-price/article/1560136?custom_click=rss Travelers on Interstate 70 will get the chance this week to sound off on proposed toll rates on a soon-to-open express lane for ski traffic — a lane that could rank as the nation's priciest per mile.

The eastbound-only lane, designed to relieve the crushing congestion of a return trip to the city from Colorado's mountain ski resorts, is scheduled to open to vehicles in December.

Colorado Department of Transportation staff members have suggested a tolling range of $3 to $30 for the 13-mile stretch, which lies between the Empire exit and Central City Parkway, near Idaho Springs.

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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 22:20:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado beats Colorado State 27-24 in overtime]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-beats-colorado-state-27-24-in-overtime/article/1559653?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-beats-colorado-state-27-24-in-overtime/article/1559653?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Tedric Thompson blocked Wyatt Bryan's 27-yard field goal attempt in overtime and Diego Gonzalez atoned for a miss at the end of regulation by hitting a 32-yarder, powering Colorado past rival Colorado State 27-24 in the Rocky Mountain Showdown on Saturday night.

Gonzalez had shanked a 48-yarder as time expired following an 18-yard catch by Nelson Spruce at the 30 on fourth-and-1 with two seconds left.

The Buffs won the toss in overtime and elected to start out on defense. After a roughing/targeting penalty on Jimmie Gilbert gave them a first down at the 12, the Rams stalled at the 9.

Thompson blocked the field goal and Gonzalez was true from 32, leading to a wild celebration all over Sports Authority

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Sat, 19 Sep 2015 21:58:49 -0600