<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:48:05 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Wyoming officials want expanded usable storage at Fontenelle]]> http://gazette.com/wyoming-officials-want-expanded-usable-storage-at-fontenelle/article/feed/249351?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wyoming-officials-want-expanded-usable-storage-at-fontenelle/article/feed/249351?custom_click=rss CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials are pushing to increase the usable water storage capacity at Fontenelle Reservoir on the Green River in the southwestern part of the state.

Only the upper face of the 139-foot high, earth-filled dam built in 1964 is protected by riprap, or boulders. The lower face of the dam is unprotected earth.

Gov. Matt Mead listed completing the work to line the entire face of the dam with riprap as a priority in his recent water strategy.

"That certainly would be a great project to get through, to improve Fontenelle and the water storage capacity of that reservoir," Mead told reporters at a press conference in Cheyenne this past week.

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]]> CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials are pushing to increase the usable water storage capacity at Fontenelle Reservoir on the Green River in the southwestern part of the state.

Only the upper face of the 139-foot high, earth-filled dam built in 1964 is protected by riprap, or boulders. The lower face of the dam is unprotected earth.

Gov. Matt Mead listed completing the work to line the entire face of the dam with riprap as a priority in his recent water strategy.

"That certainly would be a great project to get through, to improve Fontenelle and the water storage capacity of that reservoir," Mead told reporters at a press conference in Cheyenne this past week.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:01:08 -0600 <![CDATA[After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M]]> http://gazette.com/after-year-of-washington-legal-pot-sales-taxes-top-70m/article/feed/249360?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/after-year-of-washington-legal-pot-sales-taxes-top-70m/article/feed/249360?custom_click=rss

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.

And who knows — the industry might even start making some money.

Washington pot farmers, processors and retailers have complained all year that heavy state and federal tax burdens, along with competition from an unregulated medical marijuana market, have made it difficult for them to do business.

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]]> SEATTLE (AP) — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.

And who knows — the industry might even start making some money.

Washington pot farmers, processors and retailers have complained all year that heavy state and federal tax burdens, along with competition from an unregulated medical marijuana market, have made it difficult for them to do business.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:16:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns]]> http://gazette.com/fireworks-shoot-into-colorado-crowd-9-suffer-minor-burns/article/feed/249341?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fireworks-shoot-into-colorado-crowd-9-suffer-minor-burns/article/feed/249341?custom_click=rss AVON, Colo. (AP) — Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado.

Virginia Egger, the town manager in Avon, says a malfunction caused a fireworks shell to explode in its tube rather than firing into the sky Friday night. She says the misfired shell caused a rack of shells to tip, causing two or three shells to go off toward the crowd.

The accident occurred about 17 minutes into the 23-minute fireworks show over Nottingham Lake, bringing the event to a halt. The annual event attracts about 20,000 people.

Jane Imber tells NBC News that there wasn't a lot of room in between groups of people, so people couldn't get up and run.

The cause of the malfunction is under

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]]> AVON, Colo. (AP) — Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado.

Virginia Egger, the town manager in Avon, says a malfunction caused a fireworks shell to explode in its tube rather than firing into the sky Friday night. She says the misfired shell caused a rack of shells to tip, causing two or three shells to go off toward the crowd.

The accident occurred about 17 minutes into the 23-minute fireworks show over Nottingham Lake, bringing the event to a halt. The annual event attracts about 20,000 people.

Jane Imber tells NBC News that there wasn't a lot of room in between groups of people, so people couldn't get up and run.

The cause of the malfunction is under ]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:46:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Pennington's sac fly in 10th wins it for Diamondbacks, 4-3]]> http://gazette.com/penningtons-sac-fly-in-10th-wins-it-for-diamondbacks-4-3/article/feed/249317?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/penningtons-sac-fly-in-10th-wins-it-for-diamondbacks-4-3/article/feed/249317?custom_click=rss

PHOENIX (AP) — Cliff Pennington added to his list of walkoff RBIs.

Pennington's sacrifice fly to deep left field in the 10th inning drove in Welington Castillo from third base and lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

It was Pennington's fifth career game-ending RBI.

"He's not super fleet afoot," Pennington said of Castillo, a catcher, "so I wasn't really trying to hit a sacrifice fly, obviously. But with a guy like that, you have to hit it pretty far to get him in. So just trying to get a base hit and fortunately I hit it far enough to get him in."

Castillo doubled off the fence in right field to lead off the 10th against Yohan Flande (0-1).

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]]> PHOENIX (AP) — Cliff Pennington added to his list of walkoff RBIs.

Pennington's sacrifice fly to deep left field in the 10th inning drove in Welington Castillo from third base and lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

It was Pennington's fifth career game-ending RBI.

"He's not super fleet afoot," Pennington said of Castillo, a catcher, "so I wasn't really trying to hit a sacrifice fly, obviously. But with a guy like that, you have to hit it pretty far to get him in. So just trying to get a base hit and fortunately I hit it far enough to get him in."

Castillo doubled off the fence in right field to lead off the 10th against Yohan Flande (0-1).]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:02:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Rangers' Hamilton has no emotions facing Angels for 1st time]]> http://gazette.com/rangers-hamilton-has-no-emotions-facing-angels-for-1st-time/article/feed/249312?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rangers-hamilton-has-no-emotions-facing-angels-for-1st-time/article/feed/249312?custom_click=rss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton insisted that he had no extra emotions playing the Angels for the first time since Los Angeles traded him back to Texas.

Before going 1 for 3 with a double and two strikeouts in an 8-2 loss Friday night, Hamilton said the only significance of the weekend series was limited to playing again this week following a month on the disabled list.

"It's just another baseball game," Hamilton said before facing the team he played for the past two seasons. The slugger didn't appear in the clubhouse after the game.

Hamilton, who batted fifth and played left field, was replaced in the field by Ryan Rua at the start of the eighth inning with Texas trailing 8-1.

Rua homered leading off the

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]]> ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton insisted that he had no extra emotions playing the Angels for the first time since Los Angeles traded him back to Texas.

Before going 1 for 3 with a double and two strikeouts in an 8-2 loss Friday night, Hamilton said the only significance of the weekend series was limited to playing again this week following a month on the disabled list.

"It's just another baseball game," Hamilton said before facing the team he played for the past two seasons. The slugger didn't appear in the clubhouse after the game.

Hamilton, who batted fifth and played left field, was replaced in the field by Ryan Rua at the start of the eighth inning with Texas trailing 8-1.

Rua homered leading off the ]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:45:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Diamondbacks' Corbin to make first start since 2013 Saturday]]> http://gazette.com/diamondbacks-corbin-to-make-first-start-since-2013-saturday/article/feed/249268?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/diamondbacks-corbin-to-make-first-start-since-2013-saturday/article/feed/249268?custom_click=rss PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona left-hander Patrick Corbin is to start Saturday against Colorado in his first big league appearance in more than 1 ½ years.

"The stars aligned," manager Chip Hale said Friday. "He's ready to go. His arm's ready. He's physically ready and mentally ready, then get him going."

Corbin was an NL All-Star in 2013, when he went 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA and 178 strikeouts in his first full big league season. He had Tommy John surgery on March 25, 2014.

Corbin, who turns 26 later this month, has not appeared in a regular-season game since Sept. 27, 2013, against Washington. He was 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in four minor league injury rehabilitation starts, and Arizona originally intended to give him one more mino

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]]> PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona left-hander Patrick Corbin is to start Saturday against Colorado in his first big league appearance in more than 1 ½ years.

"The stars aligned," manager Chip Hale said Friday. "He's ready to go. His arm's ready. He's physically ready and mentally ready, then get him going."

Corbin was an NL All-Star in 2013, when he went 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA and 178 strikeouts in his first full big league season. He had Tommy John surgery on March 25, 2014.

Corbin, who turns 26 later this month, has not appeared in a regular-season game since Sept. 27, 2013, against Washington. He was 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in four minor league injury rehabilitation starts, and Arizona originally intended to give him one more mino]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:16:16 -0600 <![CDATA[US Open table tennis tourney hosts players from 33 countries]]> http://gazette.com/us-open-table-tennis-tourney-hosts-players-from-33-countries/article/feed/249261?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-open-table-tennis-tourney-hosts-players-from-33-countries/article/feed/249261?custom_click=rss COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Open table tennis championships begin Monday with more than 1,000 athletes competing from 33 countries at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The singles competition starts Wednesday, with Adrian Crisan and Elisabeta Samara of Romania the top men's and women's seeds, respectively.

Lily Zhang of Palo Alto, California, is the top U.S. player in the women's draw with a No. 4 ranking. Among the top U.S. men's challengers are 2014 U.S. national champion Jimmy Butler and 15-year-old Kanak Jha.

Defending men's champion Tao Wen Zhang of China and women's title holder Yuko Fujii of Japan are unseeded.

The singles finals are July 11.

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]]> COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Open table tennis championships begin Monday with more than 1,000 athletes competing from 33 countries at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The singles competition starts Wednesday, with Adrian Crisan and Elisabeta Samara of Romania the top men's and women's seeds, respectively.

Lily Zhang of Palo Alto, California, is the top U.S. player in the women's draw with a No. 4 ranking. Among the top U.S. men's challengers are 2014 U.S. national champion Jimmy Butler and 15-year-old Kanak Jha.

Defending men's champion Tao Wen Zhang of China and women's title holder Yuko Fujii of Japan are unseeded.

The singles finals are July 11.]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:00:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Hammon to become 1st female head coach of NBA summer league]]> http://gazette.com/hammon-to-become-1st-female-head-coach-of-nba-summer-league/article/feed/249246?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hammon-to-become-1st-female-head-coach-of-nba-summer-league/article/feed/249246?custom_click=rss

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team.

San Antonio announced Friday that Hammon will lead the Spurs during summer league play in Las Vegas. She is entering her second season as an assistant coach for the Spurs.

Spurs video coordinator Will Hardy handle the head-coaching duties for a summer-league entry in Utah.

The Spurs will play at least five games in Las Vegas, starting on July 11. The Utah summer league starts Monday.

Hammon became the first full-time paid female NBA assistant coach last season. An All-Star in the WNBA, she played eight seasons each with the New York Liberty and San Antonio Stars.

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]]> SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team.

San Antonio announced Friday that Hammon will lead the Spurs during summer league play in Las Vegas. She is entering her second season as an assistant coach for the Spurs.

Spurs video coordinator Will Hardy handle the head-coaching duties for a summer-league entry in Utah.

The Spurs will play at least five games in Las Vegas, starting on July 11. The Utah summer league starts Monday.

Hammon became the first full-time paid female NBA assistant coach last season. An All-Star in the WNBA, she played eight seasons each with the New York Liberty and San Antonio Stars.]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:48:16 -0600 <![CDATA[O'Reilly signs $52.5 million, 7-year extension with Sabres]]> http://gazette.com/oreilly-signs-52.5-million-7-year-extension-with-sabres/article/feed/249204?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/oreilly-signs-52.5-million-7-year-extension-with-sabres/article/feed/249204?custom_click=rss The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday.

The Sabres announced the signing, while two people familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to The Associated Press. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres did not disclose the monetary terms.

Ryan O'Reilly's extension kicks in after he completes the final year of his existing contract, which will pay him $6.2 million next season. He will make $11 million in 2016-17 of an extension that runs through the 2022-23 season.

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]]> The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday.

The Sabres announced the signing, while two people familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to The Associated Press. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres did not disclose the monetary terms.

Ryan O'Reilly's extension kicks in after he completes the final year of his existing contract, which will pay him $6.2 million next season. He will make $11 million in 2016-17 of an extension that runs through the 2022-23 season.]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:16:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars]]> http://gazette.com/denver-campaign-would-allow-marijuana-use-in-bars/article/feed/249155?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-campaign-would-allow-marijuana-use-in-bars/article/feed/249155?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Beer? Wine? Or weed?

A campaign is underway to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21.

Activists who campaigned for recreational pot legalization in Colorado have launched a petition drive to allow what they call "limited social marijuana consumption" at bars.

The activists need about 5,000 signatures to get the question on November ballots.

It would allow bars or clubs to allow marijuana use as long as patrons bring their own weed and comply with clean-air laws. That means the pot they consume would have to be edible, or if smoked, consumed on an outside patio the way cigarette smoking is regulated now. Outdoor smoking sites w

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Beer? Wine? Or weed?

A campaign is underway to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21.

Activists who campaigned for recreational pot legalization in Colorado have launched a petition drive to allow what they call "limited social marijuana consumption" at bars.

The activists need about 5,000 signatures to get the question on November ballots.

It would allow bars or clubs to allow marijuana use as long as patrons bring their own weed and comply with clean-air laws. That means the pot they consume would have to be edible, or if smoked, consumed on an outside patio the way cigarette smoking is regulated now. Outdoor smoking sites w]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:31:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Guard jets to stage July Fourth flyovers]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-guard-jets-to-stage-july-fourth-flyovers/article/feed/249096?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-guard-jets-to-stage-july-fourth-flyovers/article/feed/249096?custom_click=rss BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — F-16 fighter jets from the Colorado Air National Guard will stage seven flyovers across the state for July Fourth parades and celebrations.

Jets will appear over Firestone, Lake City, Monument, Ouray, Redstone, Silverton and Telluride.

No times for the flyovers were released.

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]]> BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — F-16 fighter jets from the Colorado Air National Guard will stage seven flyovers across the state for July Fourth parades and celebrations.

Jets will appear over Firestone, Lake City, Monument, Ouray, Redstone, Silverton and Telluride.

No times for the flyovers were released.]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:17:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Arenado makes rare errors, help D-backs beat Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/arenado-makes-rare-errors-help-d-backs-beat-rockies/article/feed/249050?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arenado-makes-rare-errors-help-d-backs-beat-rockies/article/feed/249050?custom_click=rss

PHOENIX (AP) — Nolan Arenado makes many more highlight-reel plays than miscues. A two-error game for the two-time Gold Glove winner only happened once in his career.

Until Thursday night.

One of those errors cost the Colorado Rockies dearly in an 8-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

David Peralta had a tiebreaking, two-run triple with two outs in the sixth after A.J. Pollock led off the innning with a home run against Rockies starter Chris Rusin. Arenado's first error, a bobbled bouncer, prolonged the inning before Peralta sent a hard grounder down the right field line to drive in Welington Castillo and Aaron Hill.

The Diamondbacks went on to score five more runs, and Arenado felt bad after just his second care

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]]> PHOENIX (AP) — Nolan Arenado makes many more highlight-reel plays than miscues. A two-error game for the two-time Gold Glove winner only happened once in his career.

Until Thursday night.

One of those errors cost the Colorado Rockies dearly in an 8-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

David Peralta had a tiebreaking, two-run triple with two outs in the sixth after A.J. Pollock led off the innning with a home run against Rockies starter Chris Rusin. Arenado's first error, a bobbled bouncer, prolonged the inning before Peralta sent a hard grounder down the right field line to drive in Welington Castillo and Aaron Hill.

The Diamondbacks went on to score five more runs, and Arenado felt bad after just his second care]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:49:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Jury convicts woman accused of running husband over with car]]> http://gazette.com/jury-convicts-woman-accused-of-running-husband-over-with-car/article/feed/249023?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jury-convicts-woman-accused-of-running-husband-over-with-car/article/feed/249023?custom_click=rss BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a woman accused of killing her husband by running him over with her car after an argument in Westminster.

The Adams County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that 39-year-old Nancy Jo Arias was found guilty of vehicular homicide, DUI and manslaughter in the Aug. 11 death of 38-year-old Phillip Anthony Lobato. She is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 11.

Arias told investigators she had a heated argument in which Lobato hit her in the face several times. She told him to get out of the vehicle, and he continued to hit her through the open car window.

Prosecutors say she then ran him down with the car.

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]]> BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a woman accused of killing her husband by running him over with her car after an argument in Westminster.

The Adams County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that 39-year-old Nancy Jo Arias was found guilty of vehicular homicide, DUI and manslaughter in the Aug. 11 death of 38-year-old Phillip Anthony Lobato. She is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 11.

Arias told investigators she had a heated argument in which Lobato hit her in the face several times. She told him to get out of the vehicle, and he continued to hit her through the open car window.

Prosecutors say she then ran him down with the car.]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:30:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Marine killed in World War II is buried in Massachusetts]]> http://gazette.com/marine-killed-in-world-war-ii-is-buried-in-massachusetts/article/feed/249009?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/marine-killed-in-world-war-ii-is-buried-in-massachusetts/article/feed/249009?custom_click=rss WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Marine killed in World War II in the Pacific battle of Tarawa has been buried in his Massachusetts hometown.

Capt. Richard Vincent's remains arrived by plane in Connecticut on Wednesday and were taken to Westfield, Massachusetts, for burial on Thursday. Vincent was reported killed in action 71 years ago, but his remains weren't identified until last October.

Firtion-Adams Funeral Service director Jim Adams tells Connecticut's The Hartford Courant newspaper (http://cour.at/1CeF5Qa ) Vincent's remains and dog tags were discovered during construction at Tarawa's airport. Vincent had been in a mass grave with the remains of more than 500 other Marines.

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]]> WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Marine killed in World War II in the Pacific battle of Tarawa has been buried in his Massachusetts hometown.

Capt. Richard Vincent's remains arrived by plane in Connecticut on Wednesday and were taken to Westfield, Massachusetts, for burial on Thursday. Vincent was reported killed in action 71 years ago, but his remains weren't identified until last October.

Firtion-Adams Funeral Service director Jim Adams tells Connecticut's The Hartford Courant newspaper (http://cour.at/1CeF5Qa ) Vincent's remains and dog tags were discovered during construction at Tarawa's airport. Vincent had been in a mass grave with the remains of more than 500 other Marines.]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:00:59 -0600 <![CDATA[World War II POWs from Colorado get long-delayed medals]]> http://gazette.com/world-war-ii-pows-from-colorado-get-long-delayed-medals/article/feed/248735?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/world-war-ii-pows-from-colorado-get-long-delayed-medals/article/feed/248735?custom_click=rss

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Stooped with age but still smiling and joking, three Colorado veterans who were taken prisoner by the German military in World War II got their medals Thursday, more than 70 years after they were liberated.

"It's overwhelming to me, to see this turnout," 89-year-old John Pederson said after a ceremony in suburban Denver before dozens of relatives, veterans and military personnel.

Pederson, 92-year-old Clayton Nattier and 89-year-old Keith Hereford each got eight medals, badges or pins for their service.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., helped arrange the decorations. The men were too busy in civilian life to pursue them sooner, he said.

"They just wanted to go home and get on with their lives,

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]]> LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Stooped with age but still smiling and joking, three Colorado veterans who were taken prisoner by the German military in World War II got their medals Thursday, more than 70 years after they were liberated.

"It's overwhelming to me, to see this turnout," 89-year-old John Pederson said after a ceremony in suburban Denver before dozens of relatives, veterans and military personnel.

Pederson, 92-year-old Clayton Nattier and 89-year-old Keith Hereford each got eight medals, badges or pins for their service.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., helped arrange the decorations. The men were too busy in civilian life to pursue them sooner, he said.

"They just wanted to go home and get on with their lives,]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:16:22 -0600