<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:54:42 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Hillary Clinton holds first Colorado campaign event]]> http://gazette.com/hillary-clinton-holds-first-colorado-campaign-event/article/feed/258401?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hillary-clinton-holds-first-colorado-campaign-event/article/feed/258401?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Hillary Clinton is holding her first campaign event in Denver on Tuesday.

The Democratic presidential candidate will headline an organizing meeting. Her campaign says it's the first such meeting she's holding outside the first-four early-voting primary states.

Clinton will also be raising money during events in Aspen, Denver and Parker. Unlike the organizing event, the fundraisers will be closed to the public.

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]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 04:01:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Last push begins to sentence Colorado shooter to death]]> http://gazette.com/last-push-begins-to-sentence-colorado-shooter-to-death/article/feed/258390?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/last-push-begins-to-sentence-colorado-shooter-to-death/article/feed/258390?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial will hear even more heart-wrenching testimony from those who lost loved ones in the attack, as prosecutors begin their final push to have James Holmes sentenced to death.

After less than three hours of deliberation, jurors Monday rejected arguments that the former neuroscience graduate student's mental illness means he should not die.

"The case for death is only going to get stronger from this point forward," said Denver attorney and former prosecutor Craig Silverman. "This jury is not going to want to disappoint the families of these victims. ... I'd be very surprised if the verdict was anything other than death.

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]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:32:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Butler struggles, Mariners beat Rockies 8-7]]> http://gazette.com/butler-struggles-mariners-beat-rockies-8-7/article/feed/258363?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/butler-struggles-mariners-beat-rockies-8-7/article/feed/258363?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Eddie Butler has struggled in his short time with the Colorado Rockies.

Jon Gray hopes to have a better start when the Rockies introduce their top pitching prospect Tuesday.

Butler stumbled through another rough start, allowing seven runs in four innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Rockies 8-7 on Monday night.

"I didn't have a feel for much today," Butler said. "The fastball was the only thing I could put in the zone with any authority. I had one pitch and they were able to hit it."

Felix Hernandez pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Nelson Cruz homered in a fourth consecutive game to reach 30 for the season for the Mariners, who held on in the ninth for the win.

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]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:26:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Cruz hits 30th homer, Mariners beat Rockies 8-7]]> http://gazette.com/cruz-hits-30th-homer-mariners-beat-rockies-8-7/article/feed/258347?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cruz-hits-30th-homer-mariners-beat-rockies-8-7/article/feed/258347?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Once again, Felix Hernandez came back strong after a loss.

Hernandez pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Nelson Cruz homered in a fourth consecutive game to reach 30 for the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Monday night.

Bouncing back from a rough start last time out — Hernandez allowed seven runs in Seattle's 8-2 loss to Arizona last week — the Mariners' ace went 6 2-3 innings and allowed four runs and 11 hits. He improved to 8-0 with a 1.65 ERA in 12 starts following a loss since the beginning of last season.

"When you're not doing a good job, like I did last time, you just want to go out there (next time out) and have a good game," Hernandez said.

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]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:20:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Prosecutors charge man in Adams County slaying]]> http://gazette.com/prosecutors-charge-man-in-adams-county-slaying/article/feed/258329?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/prosecutors-charge-man-in-adams-county-slaying/article/feed/258329?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man in connection with a fatal shooting north of Denver.

The Adams County District Attorney's Office says 34-year-old Shawn Snow is facing first-degree murder, drug and weapons charges in the July 27 death of 42-year-old Casey Griego. Snow is being held without bail and is due in court Oct. 2.

Booking documents do not indicate if he has hired an attorney.

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:13:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances]]> http://gazette.com/holmes-jury-keeps-execution-as-option-as-sentencing-advances/article/feed/258088?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/holmes-jury-keeps-execution-as-option-as-sentencing-advances/article/feed/258088?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die.

The decision clears the way for one last attempt from both sides to sway the jury, with gripping testimony from victims about their suffering and more appeals for mercy for the man convicted of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 more during the 2012 assault at a Batman movie.

Holmes, his reactions dulled by anti-psychotic drugs, stood as ordered and appeared emotionless as Judge Carlos Samour, Jr. read the decisions.

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:04:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Rockies RHP Gray to make MLB debut]]> http://gazette.com/rockies-rhp-gray-to-make-mlb-debut/article/feed/258318?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-rhp-gray-to-make-mlb-debut/article/feed/258318?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are about to introduce a top prospect a week after trading the face of the franchise.

Eight days after dealing All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Jon Gray, Colorado's top pitching prospect, is expected to make his major league debut Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners.

Gray arrived in Denver on Monday morning after getting word late Sunday that he was being called up.

"It kind of hit me when I got to the ballpark," Gray said. "It's just now coming into effect what it feels like. It was an awesome high."

Gray, 23, was the third overall pick in the 2013 draft. The hard-throwing right-hander was 6-6 with a 4.33 ERA in 21 games — 20 starts — for Triple-A Albuquerque thi

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:48:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado utilities say they can meet final air standard]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-utilities-say-they-can-meet-final-air-standard/article/feed/258272?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-utilities-say-they-can-meet-final-air-standard/article/feed/258272?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Colorado's largest utility said it is well positioned to meet a new federal requirement announced Monday that the state cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 28 percent by 2030.

Xcel Energy tells The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1M1zZZj ) that it is on track to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 28 percent. That's the Colorado cut announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Colorado was not one of the 16 states to get tougher standards under the announcement.

Nationwide, the plan seeks a 32 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 from measures taken in 2005.

Each state has its own emissions-reduction goal and each will have flexibility in how the targets are reached.

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:56:09 -0600 <![CDATA[2 military planes go to California to fight wildfires]]> http://gazette.com/2-military-planes-go-to-california-to-fight-wildfires/article/feed/258079?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-military-planes-go-to-california-to-fight-wildfires/article/feed/258079?custom_click=rss PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Two Air Force Reserve firefighting planes have been sent to California to battle wildfires raging there.

The C-130s from Colorado's Peterson Air Force Base arrived at McClellan Airtanker Base near Sacramento on Monday to fight fires in California and the Northwest.

The planes are equipped with large devices called Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems, or MAFFS. They can drop 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five seconds and can be refilled in less than 12 minutes.

Planes equipped with MAFFS are operated by four military airlift wings around the country, including the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.

The wing says the p

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:13:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Osweiler capitalizes on Manning's day off]]> http://gazette.com/osweiler-capitalizes-on-mannings-day-off/article/feed/258243?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/osweiler-capitalizes-on-mannings-day-off/article/feed/258243?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brock Osweiler looked around and asked a pertinent question.

"Are you sure I need to go up here?" Osweiler asked as he stepped up to the podium after taking most of the snaps during Peyton Manning's day off.

It's not that he was bashful. At 6-foot-8, he was pretty sure he didn't need to stand another foot higher, that's all.

He turned to make sure the top of the backdrop wasn't too low for the craning cameras.

Satisfied, he spun back around.

"It fits," he declared.

So, too, does Denver's new offense, apparently.

The mobile pocket. Being under center. Play-action passes.

Coach Gary Kubiak, himself a lifelong backup to a superstar when his boss, John Elway, was his t

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:12:03 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Colorado theater jury to hear from families]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-colorado-theater-jury-to-hear-from-families/article/feed/258143?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-colorado-theater-jury-to-hear-from-families/article/feed/258143?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

3:06 p.m.

Jurors who kept the death penalty as an option for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes are expected to start hearing testimony from victims' relatives in the last phase of Holmes' sentencing hearing.

Families will start testifying Tuesday about the impact of the 2012 attack on their lives. Jurors will then decide if Holmes should be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.

The mother of Jessica Ghawi (GOW'-ee), an aspiring sports broadcaster killed by Holmes, said she was feeling a little overwhelmed about taking the stand.

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:07:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos P Colquitt takes a $1.4 million pay cut]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-p-colquitt-takes-a-1.4-million-pay-cut/article/feed/258153?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-p-colquitt-takes-a-1.4-million-pay-cut/article/feed/258153?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Britton Colquitt is no longer the highest-paid punter in the First Family of Fourth Downs.

That honor belongs to brother Dustin.

Two years after becoming the league's highest-paid punter, Britton agreed to a $1.4 million pay cut from the Denver Broncos. He'll get $1.6 million instead of $3 million.

Dustin is making $2.95 million.

"I'm not mad about it," Britton Colquitt said of Monday's agreement. "It's part of the business, and I'm confident in our team this year and the ability God has given me. And I feel that I'm going to have a better year than I've had in the past.

"It's no big deal. Money's not why I'm doing this.

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:26:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Jury in Colorado theater shooting declines to rule out death penalty as sentencing advances]]> http://gazette.com/jury-in-colorado-theater-shooting-declines-to-rule-out-death-penalty-as-sentencing-advances/article/feed/258185?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jury-in-colorado-theater-shooting-declines-to-rule-out-death-penalty-as-sentencing-advances/article/feed/258185?custom_click=rss CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jury in Colorado theater shooting declines to rule out death penalty as sentencing advances .

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:40:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Man accused in explosion near NAACP office to change plea]]> http://gazette.com/man-accused-in-explosion-near-naacp-office-to-change-plea/article/feed/258117?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-accused-in-explosion-near-naacp-office-to-change-plea/article/feed/258117?custom_click=rss COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of setting off a small explosion near the NAACP office in Colorado Springs is set to enter a new plea in the case under a plea deal with prosecutors.

Forty-four-year-old Thaddeus Murphy is due in Denver federal court Monday. His lawyer notified court of the deal in June but details won't be released until the hearing.

Murphy previously pleaded not guilty to arson and possessing a firearm as a felon.

The Jan. 6 blast drew attention because of its proximity to an office of the nation's oldest civil rights organization but Murphy told investigators he had money problems and was actually targeting his accountant.

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:07:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more]]> http://gazette.com/ferguson-spurs-40-new-state-measures-activists-want-more/article/feed/257851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ferguson-spurs-40-new-state-measures-activists-want-more/article/feed/257851?custom_click=rss

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.

The result: Twenty-four states have passed at least 40 new measures addressing such things as officer-worn cameras, training about racial bias, independent investigations when police use force and new limits on the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

Despite all that action, far more proposals have stalled or failed, the AP review found.

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