<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:40:40 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[APNewsBreak: Teen in custody case wants contact with mom]]> http://gazette.com/apnewsbreak-teen-in-custody-case-wants-contact-with-mom/article/feed/227478?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/apnewsbreak-teen-in-custody-case-wants-contact-with-mom/article/feed/227478?custom_click=rss

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman back in the United States after fleeing with her mother and stepfather a decade ago in a custody case is begging a judge to allow contact with her mother, who faces trial next month, and calls her stepfather "the only man I consider to be my dad."

In her legal motion obtained Monday by The Associated Press, Mary Nunes, who is expected to testify on behalf of her mother, Genevieve Kelley, also asks that her testimony be recorded before trial.

"I beg the court to have compassion on me," she says in the document dated Friday. "No matter how you look at it, I am the victim in this case.

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]]> CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman back in the United States after fleeing with her mother and stepfather a decade ago in a custody case is begging a judge to allow contact with her mother, who faces trial next month, and calls her stepfather "the only man I consider to be my dad."

In her legal motion obtained Monday by The Associated Press, Mary Nunes, who is expected to testify on behalf of her mother, Genevieve Kelley, also asks that her testimony be recorded before trial.

"I beg the court to have compassion on me," she says in the document dated Friday. "No matter how you look at it, I am the victim in this case.]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:37:56 -0600 <![CDATA[Elko County fight over fish, forest road resumes in US Court]]> http://gazette.com/elko-county-fight-over-fish-forest-road-resumes-in-us-court/article/feed/227349?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/elko-county-fight-over-fish-forest-road-resumes-in-us-court/article/feed/227349?custom_click=rss RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 15-year-old legal battle between a Nevada county, the U.S. government and environmentalists has resumed in Reno where Elko County officials are trying to prove a national forest road belongs to them — not the government — because it existed before the national forest was created more than a century ago.

Lawyers for The Wilderness Society called their first witness Monday in what's expected to be a weeklong evidentiary hearing.in federal court.

They say there's no record of any road along the Jarbidge River before the area near the Idaho line was placed in reserve in 1905 and formally designated part of the Humboldt National Forest in 1909.

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]]> RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 15-year-old legal battle between a Nevada county, the U.S. government and environmentalists has resumed in Reno where Elko County officials are trying to prove a national forest road belongs to them — not the government — because it existed before the national forest was created more than a century ago.

Lawyers for The Wilderness Society called their first witness Monday in what's expected to be a weeklong evidentiary hearing.in federal court.

They say there's no record of any road along the Jarbidge River before the area near the Idaho line was placed in reserve in 1905 and formally designated part of the Humboldt National Forest in 1909.]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:34:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Body cameras, citizen recordings of police, up for votes]]> http://gazette.com/body-cameras-citizen-recordings-of-police-up-for-votes/article/feed/227439?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/body-cameras-citizen-recordings-of-police-up-for-votes/article/feed/227439?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Three bills aimed at expanding oversight on Colorado law enforcement are starting to move through the Senate as the legislative session nears its end.

One proposal would encourage the use of officer body-worn cameras through a grant program. Another bill would add civilians to the state Peace Officers Standards and Training Board to give the public more influence over how police agencies operate.

A third measure would require law enforcement to have consent or a warrant to seize a citizens' recording of police activity.

The three bills have already cleared the House. They're up for their first vote Monday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Three bills aimed at expanding oversight on Colorado law enforcement are starting to move through the Senate as the legislative session nears its end.

One proposal would encourage the use of officer body-worn cameras through a grant program. Another bill would add civilians to the state Peace Officers Standards and Training Board to give the public more influence over how police agencies operate.

A third measure would require law enforcement to have consent or a warrant to seize a citizens' recording of police activity.

The three bills have already cleared the House. They're up for their first vote Monday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:14:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Governor's aide steps in to head Colorado insurance exchange]]> http://gazette.com/governors-aide-steps-in-to-head-colorado-insurance-exchange/article/feed/227411?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/governors-aide-steps-in-to-head-colorado-insurance-exchange/article/feed/227411?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — The board of directors of Connect for Health Colorado says a top aide is leaving the governor's office to lead Colorado's health insurance exchange.

In a statement Monday, the board said Kevin Patterson will resign as Gov. John Hickenlooper chief administrative officer to become interim chief executive officer of Colorado's Health Insurance Marketplace. Patterson succeeds Gary Drews, who also had been interim, since August. The board says it chose a second interim leader as it reviews the CEO search process with legislators.

Colorado has avoided problems associated with other state exchanges.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — The board of directors of Connect for Health Colorado says a top aide is leaving the governor's office to lead Colorado's health insurance exchange.

In a statement Monday, the board said Kevin Patterson will resign as Gov. John Hickenlooper chief administrative officer to become interim chief executive officer of Colorado's Health Insurance Marketplace. Patterson succeeds Gary Drews, who also had been interim, since August. The board says it chose a second interim leader as it reviews the CEO search process with legislators.

Colorado has avoided problems associated with other state exchanges.]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:27:18 -0600 <![CDATA[High court to consider time limits for discrimination claims]]> http://gazette.com/high-court-to-consider-time-limits-for-discrimination-claims/article/feed/227385?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/high-court-to-consider-time-limits-for-discrimination-claims/article/feed/227385?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider a dispute over the time limits for filing certain claims of employment discrimination.

The justices on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from a former Colorado postmaster who says the U.S. Postal Service retaliated against him after he claimed he was passed over for a promotion because he is black.

Marvin Green filed a lawsuit alleging "constructive discharge," meaning conditions were so intolerable he was forced out. A federal district court ruled that his lawsuit was too late because it was filed more than 45 days after last act of alleged misconduct occurred. A federal appeals court agreed.

Green argues the 45-day time period began running when he resigned.

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]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider a dispute over the time limits for filing certain claims of employment discrimination.

The justices on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from a former Colorado postmaster who says the U.S. Postal Service retaliated against him after he claimed he was passed over for a promotion because he is black.

Marvin Green filed a lawsuit alleging "constructive discharge," meaning conditions were so intolerable he was forced out. A federal district court ruled that his lawsuit was too late because it was filed more than 45 days after last act of alleged misconduct occurred. A federal appeals court agreed.

Green argues the 45-day time period began running when he resigned.]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:48:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Denver-bound jet diverted to Des Moines, United says]]> http://gazette.com/denver-bound-jet-diverted-to-des-moines-united-says/article/feed/227365?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-bound-jet-diverted-to-des-moines-united-says/article/feed/227365?custom_click=rss DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Denver-bound United jet has been diverted to Des Moines because of strange odor.

United Airlines spokeswoman Mary Clark said Monday that the odor was detected after Flight 112 left Chicago just after 2:45 p.m. Sunday. The plane set down without incident in Des Moines a little before 4 p.m. She says the Boeing 737 was carrying 179 passengers and seven crew members.

Clark says the plane was checked and the problem was traced to an electrical odor from a galley.

She says the plane left Des Moines around 9:50 p.m. and arrived in Denver just after 10:30 p.m.

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]]> DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Denver-bound United jet has been diverted to Des Moines because of strange odor.

United Airlines spokeswoman Mary Clark said Monday that the odor was detected after Flight 112 left Chicago just after 2:45 p.m. Sunday. The plane set down without incident in Des Moines a little before 4 p.m. She says the Boeing 737 was carrying 179 passengers and seven crew members.

Clark says the plane was checked and the problem was traced to an electrical odor from a galley.

She says the plane left Des Moines around 9:50 p.m. and arrived in Denver just after 10:30 p.m.]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:02:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Nevada lawmakers check out Colorado's marijuana industry]]> http://gazette.com/nevada-lawmakers-check-out-colorados-marijuana-industry/article/feed/227187?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nevada-lawmakers-check-out-colorados-marijuana-industry/article/feed/227187?custom_click=rss CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bipartisan delegation of Nevada lawmakers visited their counterparts in Colorado over the weekend, talking pot policy and touring businesses to see the recreational marijuana industry in action.

Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom said the trip to the Denver area on Friday and Saturday, which included a stop at Colorado's largest marijuana dispensary, was a positive experience for the group and a reminder that Nevada needed to get moving on similar regulation. "I think the people who went were impressed," Segerblom said.

The trip comes less than two years before voters will decide whether Nevada should join four other states and the District of Columbia to legalize recreational marijuana.

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]]> CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bipartisan delegation of Nevada lawmakers visited their counterparts in Colorado over the weekend, talking pot policy and touring businesses to see the recreational marijuana industry in action.

Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom said the trip to the Denver area on Friday and Saturday, which included a stop at Colorado's largest marijuana dispensary, was a positive experience for the group and a reminder that Nevada needed to get moving on similar regulation. "I think the people who went were impressed," Segerblom said.

The trip comes less than two years before voters will decide whether Nevada should join four other states and the District of Columbia to legalize recreational marijuana.]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:48:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Giants-Rockies game postponed by rain]]> http://gazette.com/giants-rockies-game-postponed-by-rain/article/feed/227223?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-rockies-game-postponed-by-rain/article/feed/227223?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants didn't have to wait for this game to be called. Getting out of town was another matter.

Hey, planes aren't easy to line up on a moment's notice.

The afternoon game between the Giants and Colorado Rockies on Sunday was postponed by rain. A makeup date has yet to be determined. The Giants return to Denver May 22-24 for a three-game series.

The more pressing concern for Giants manager Bruce Bochy was figuring out his starting rotation heading into a three-game series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. For now, the tentative plan is to start right-hander Tim Lincecum on Monday, but Bochy reserves the right to change his mind after consulting with his coaches on the flight out of tow

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]]> DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants didn't have to wait for this game to be called. Getting out of town was another matter.

Hey, planes aren't easy to line up on a moment's notice.

The afternoon game between the Giants and Colorado Rockies on Sunday was postponed by rain. A makeup date has yet to be determined. The Giants return to Denver May 22-24 for a three-game series.

The more pressing concern for Giants manager Bruce Bochy was figuring out his starting rotation heading into a three-game series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. For now, the tentative plan is to start right-hander Tim Lincecum on Monday, but Bochy reserves the right to change his mind after consulting with his coaches on the flight out of tow]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:38:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Water, hail and snow force closures on Interstate 70]]> http://gazette.com/water-hail-and-snow-force-closures-on-interstate-70/article/feed/227188?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/water-hail-and-snow-force-closures-on-interstate-70/article/feed/227188?custom_click=rss BYERS, Colo. (AP) — Water, wind and hail forced closures on Interstate 70 on Sunday.

Hail and standing water led to a brief closure of Interstate 70 near Byers on Sunday, while snow stranded trucks and cars on mountain highways.

The National Weather Service issued small stream flood advisories for counties along the Front Range, but no major flooding was reported.

Forecasters issued winter storm warnings for the Colorado mountains, with up to 16 inches of snow possible in some areas through Monday.

Westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in the mountains were closed Sunday afternoon at Frisco due to multiple accidents and heavy snow. The eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed at Vail Pass, also due to multiple accidents.

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]]> BYERS, Colo. (AP) — Water, wind and hail forced closures on Interstate 70 on Sunday.

Hail and standing water led to a brief closure of Interstate 70 near Byers on Sunday, while snow stranded trucks and cars on mountain highways.

The National Weather Service issued small stream flood advisories for counties along the Front Range, but no major flooding was reported.

Forecasters issued winter storm warnings for the Colorado mountains, with up to 16 inches of snow possible in some areas through Monday.

Westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in the mountains were closed Sunday afternoon at Frisco due to multiple accidents and heavy snow. The eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed at Vail Pass, also due to multiple accidents.]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:33:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Sheridan police officer injured after being hit by car door]]> http://gazette.com/sheridan-police-officer-injured-after-being-hit-by-car-door/article/feed/227224?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sheridan-police-officer-injured-after-being-hit-by-car-door/article/feed/227224?custom_click=rss SHERIDAN, Colo. (AP) — A Sheridan police officer suffered minor injuries when he was hit by a car door while trying to arrest a man on Sunday.

Police were investigating a suspicious person when the man jumped into a vehicle and took off.

A Sheridan officer attempted to stop the man and got trapped by the driver's open door.

The officer fell down and the man sped off. Police said they were looking for a suspect.

The officer was treated for scrapes, bruises and a sprained ankle.

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]]> SHERIDAN, Colo. (AP) — A Sheridan police officer suffered minor injuries when he was hit by a car door while trying to arrest a man on Sunday.

Police were investigating a suspicious person when the man jumped into a vehicle and took off.

A Sheridan officer attempted to stop the man and got trapped by the driver's open door.

The officer fell down and the man sped off. Police said they were looking for a suspect.

The officer was treated for scrapes, bruises and a sprained ankle.]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:32:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Things To Know at the Colorado statehouse]]> http://gazette.com/things-to-know-at-the-colorado-statehouse/article/feed/203010?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/things-to-know-at-the-colorado-statehouse/article/feed/203010?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — With less than two weeks to go, lawmakers are scrambling like they do every year to finish all their work before the legislative session ends May 6. Some of the highlights from the coming week:

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FETAL HOMICIDE

In what's expected to be one of the most emotionally charged debates of the session, senators this week will consider a Republican measure to make the killing of a fetus a homicide in certain cases. The bill is a response to the attack in Longmont last month on an expectant mother, who had her belly cut open by someone who wanted to steal her child. The woman survived, but the child died. However, prosecutors said they couldn't file murder charges under current state law.

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FETAL HOMICIDE

In what's expected to be one of the most emotionally charged debates of the session, senators this week will consider a Republican measure to make the killing of a fetus a homicide in certain cases. The bill is a response to the attack in Longmont last month on an expectant mother, who had her belly cut open by someone who wanted to steal her child. The woman survived, but the child died. However, prosecutors said they couldn't file murder charges under current state law.]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:02:11 -0600 <![CDATA[1 dead after Larimer pursuit in Fort Collins]]> http://gazette.com/1-dead-after-larimer-pursuit-in-fort-collins/article/feed/227178?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/1-dead-after-larimer-pursuit-in-fort-collins/article/feed/227178?custom_click=rss FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — One person is dead after a high-speed chase ended when the driver being chased hit a tree.

Authorities say a Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to contact the driver of vehicle that was blocking an intersection and three people got out of the car.

The driver took off and hit speeds in excess of 100 mph early Sunday, eventually losing the deputy.

Fort Collins police said in a statement the vehicle lost control and went into the center median, hitting a cement pillar. The driver continued west and hit two small trees and a bus stop before coming to rest against a large tree.

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]]> FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — One person is dead after a high-speed chase ended when the driver being chased hit a tree.

Authorities say a Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to contact the driver of vehicle that was blocking an intersection and three people got out of the car.

The driver took off and hit speeds in excess of 100 mph early Sunday, eventually losing the deputy.

Fort Collins police said in a statement the vehicle lost control and went into the center median, hitting a cement pillar. The driver continued west and hit two small trees and a bus stop before coming to rest against a large tree.]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:02:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Rockies lose 5-4 to Giants in 11 innings]]> http://gazette.com/rockies-lose-5-4-to-giants-in-11-innings/article/feed/227109?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-lose-5-4-to-giants-in-11-innings/article/feed/227109?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — More often than not, the Colorado Rockies win when Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez homer in the same game.

Not this time, and a bunt of all things made the difference.

Nori Aoki scored from third on Joe Panik's bunt down the first base line in the 11th inning, lifting the Giants to a 5-4 victory Saturday night.

Aoki reached on a leadoff walk, his fourth walk of the night, from Brooks Brown (0-1) and was sacrificed to second. Angel Pagan followed with a single to center, but Drew Stubbs' strong throw forced Aoki to hold up.

Panik then had a well-placed bunt down the line that allowed Aoki to break for the plate, and he slid in just ahead of the throw home.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — More often than not, the Colorado Rockies win when Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez homer in the same game.

Not this time, and a bunt of all things made the difference.

Nori Aoki scored from third on Joe Panik's bunt down the first base line in the 11th inning, lifting the Giants to a 5-4 victory Saturday night.

Aoki reached on a leadoff walk, his fourth walk of the night, from Brooks Brown (0-1) and was sacrificed to second. Angel Pagan followed with a single to center, but Drew Stubbs' strong throw forced Aoki to hold up.

Panik then had a well-placed bunt down the line that allowed Aoki to break for the plate, and he slid in just ahead of the throw home.]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:03:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Giants beat Rockies 5-4 in 11 innings]]> http://gazette.com/giants-beat-rockies-5-4-in-11-innings/article/feed/227098?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-beat-rockies-5-4-in-11-innings/article/feed/227098?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Moments after scoring the winning run for the Giants, Nori Aoki was in the middle of a playful clubhouse celebration in which he was presented with his AL championship ring from his time last season with the Kansas City Royals, the team San Francisco beat in the World Series.

Aoki scored from third on Joe Panik's bunt down the first base line in the 11th inning, lifting the Giants to a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

"It was a very good 15 minutes," Aoki said through a translator. But he added that figuring in the decisive play for his new team was more gratifying at the moment.

"The ring's nice but that's in the past," he said.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — Moments after scoring the winning run for the Giants, Nori Aoki was in the middle of a playful clubhouse celebration in which he was presented with his AL championship ring from his time last season with the Kansas City Royals, the team San Francisco beat in the World Series.

Aoki scored from third on Joe Panik's bunt down the first base line in the 11th inning, lifting the Giants to a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

"It was a very good 15 minutes," Aoki said through a translator. But he added that figuring in the decisive play for his new team was more gratifying at the moment.

"The ring's nice but that's in the past," he said.]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:33:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Eight Colorado climbers on Everest are safe following earthquake]]> Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post http://gazette.com/eight-colorado-climbers-on-everest-are-safe-following-earthquake/article/1550342?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eight-colorado-climbers-on-everest-are-safe-following-earthquake/article/1550342?custom_click=rss

A Colorado man who co-authored a book about a mountain-climbing accident that killed his climbing partner was at base camp on Mount Everest when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake killed at least 906 people in Nepal and triggered an avalanche on the mountain slope.

"We are above the icefall and safe at camp 1 at 19800 ft!" Jim Davidson Tweeted Saturday on his Twitter site @climberjim.

Five hours later he sent another Tweet from base camp, indicating that some climbers had been injured.

"We're safe at camp 1. Apparent earthquake. We had avi (avilanche) nearby, power blast & glacier moved. Injuries at basecamp," Davidson wrote.

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A Colorado man who co-authored a book about a mountain-climbing accident that killed his climbing partner was at base camp on Mount Everest when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake killed at least 906 people in Nepal and triggered an avalanche on the mountain slope.

"We are above the icefall and safe at camp 1 at 19800 ft!" Jim Davidson Tweeted Saturday on his Twitter site @climberjim.

Five hours later he sent another Tweet from base camp, indicating that some climbers had been injured.

"We're safe at camp 1. Apparent earthquake. We had avi (avilanche) nearby, power blast & glacier moved. Injuries at basecamp," Davidson wrote.

Davidson and co-author Kevin Vaughan, a former Denver Post editor, wrote The Ledge: An

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<![CDATA[Drivers cautious after woman shot in neck on Interstate 25]]> http://gazette.com/drivers-cautious-after-woman-shot-in-neck-on-interstate-25/article/feed/226985?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/drivers-cautious-after-woman-shot-in-neck-on-interstate-25/article/feed/226985?custom_click=rss GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Days after a Milliken woman was shot in the neck while driving on Interstate 25 near Windsor, motorists said they are keeping an eye out, but they are not avoiding the interstates.

"It worries me," said Greeley resident Ashley White, 23, as she fueled up her car at a gas station in Greeley. She said she did not think the shooting would cause her to change her driving habits or make her steer clear of I-25.

Investigators are still trying to determine if the Wednesday incident is linked to two other possible vehicle shootings. So far, authorities have not named any suspects.

The Weld County Sheriff's Office, Larimer County Sheriff's Office, and Loveland police are investigating.

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]]> GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Days after a Milliken woman was shot in the neck while driving on Interstate 25 near Windsor, motorists said they are keeping an eye out, but they are not avoiding the interstates.

"It worries me," said Greeley resident Ashley White, 23, as she fueled up her car at a gas station in Greeley. She said she did not think the shooting would cause her to change her driving habits or make her steer clear of I-25.

Investigators are still trying to determine if the Wednesday incident is linked to two other possible vehicle shootings. So far, authorities have not named any suspects.

The Weld County Sheriff's Office, Larimer County Sheriff's Office, and Loveland police are investigating.]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:01:03 -0600 <![CDATA[List: The 10 most beautiful towns in Colorado]]> Theculturetrip.com http://gazette.com/list-the-10-most-beautiful-towns-in-colorado/article/1550344?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/list-the-10-most-beautiful-towns-in-colorado/article/1550344?custom_click=rss

There is no doubt that Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the nation. A varied landscape from majestic mountains to lovely plains as well as a rich history that will bring out the inner photographer in anyone. From popular skiing destinations to former mining towns to artists' havens and more, picturesque communities abound in 'The Centennial State' and we look at ten of the most beautiful.

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There is no doubt that Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the nation. A varied landscape from majestic mountains to lovely plains as well as a rich history that will bring out the inner photographer in anyone. From popular skiing destinations to former mining towns to artists' havens and more, picturesque communities abound in 'The Centennial State' and we look at ten of the most beautiful.

Click here to see the list from theculturetrip.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:59:40 -0600
<![CDATA[As theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindles]]> NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press http://gazette.com/as-theater-shooting-trial-opens-gun-debate-dwindles/article/1550341?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/as-theater-shooting-trial-opens-gun-debate-dwindles/article/1550341?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. It helped revive the national debate over gun control.

That argument gained intensity in the state five months later when a gunman killed 20 children and 6 adults at Newtown Elementary School in Connecticut.

Democrats in the state legislature in 2013 muscled through new laws requiring universal background checks and banning magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.

Gun control advocates boasted that they had found the formula to enact their policies in a libertarian swing state. Then furious gun rights supporters recalled two state



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DENVER (AP) — When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. It helped revive the national debate over gun control.

That argument gained intensity in the state five months later when a gunman killed 20 children and 6 adults at Newtown Elementary School in Connecticut.

Democrats in the state legislature in 2013 muscled through new laws requiring universal background checks and banning magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.

Gun control advocates boasted that they had found the formula to enact their policies in a libertarian swing state. Then furious gun rights supporters recalled two state

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