<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:02:03 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Story's 2 home runs leads Rockies over Braves, 8-4]]> http://gazette.com/storys-2-home-runs-leads-rockies-over-braves-8-4/article/feed/376160?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/storys-2-home-runs-leads-rockies-over-braves-8-4/article/feed/376160?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story hit two home runs to set an NL rookie record for shortstops and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday night.

Story had four hits including his 25th and 26th homers to pass his mentor, Troy Tulowitzki, who had 24 for the Rockies in 2007. Nomar Garciaparra of the Boston Red Sox set the major league record for shortstops with 30 in 1997.

Story, who set career highs in both hits and in RBIs with five, is two behind Wilin Rosario for the franchise mark for homers by a rookie.

Tyler Anderson (3-3) worked around a 47-minute rain delay to finish with six strikeouts in six innings as the Rockies beat the Braves for the ninth straight time.

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:22:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Ulloa's long-distance goal gives FC Dallas 1-1 tie at Rapids]]> http://gazette.com/ulloas-long-distance-goal-gives-fc-dallas-1-1-tie-at-rapids/article/feed/376151?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ulloas-long-distance-goal-gives-fc-dallas-1-1-tie-at-rapids/article/feed/376151?custom_click=rss COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Victor Ulloa scored the tying goal on a long-distance shot and FC Dallas held on for a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the overall MLS standings.

FC Dallas (12-6-5) maintained its three-point lead over Colorado (10-2-8) in the Supporters' Shield race, while the Rapids stayed undefeated at home at 8-0-3.

Ulloa gathered a deflected clearance in an open space about 30 yards from goal and drilled a right-footed shot that curled away from goalkeeper Tim Howard and into the upper right corner of the goal.

Marlon Hairston opened the scoring for Colorado in the 44th minute when he blocked Atiba Harris' clearance attempt and followed the defle

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:15:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Mountain guide falls to his death while leading group]]> http://gazette.com/mountain-guide-falls-to-his-death-while-leading-group/article/feed/376143?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mountain-guide-falls-to-his-death-while-leading-group/article/feed/376143?custom_click=rss JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — A guide who was leading tourists down Grand Teton mountain has died.

The Exum Mountain Guide company says Gary Falk, 42, was leading a group down from a successful ascent of Grand Teton National Park's highest peak when he fell at 10:30 a.m. Saturday about 2,400 feet from the top of the Owen-Spalding rappel into Valhalla Canyon near the Black Ice Couloir, the Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/2a6LCQc.)

The park's helicopter flew two rangers into a point nearby, and they hiked to the scene. Falk's body was recovered via helicopter, the newspaper reports.

Another Exum guide helped the group down the mountain.

Falk, a native of Ouray, Colorado, has been working for Exum for

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:58:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Eli Tomac wins Washougal National]]> http://gazette.com/eli-tomac-wins-washougal-national/article/feed/376132?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eli-tomac-wins-washougal-national/article/feed/376132?custom_click=rss WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — Eli Tomac won the Washougal National on Saturday for his second overall Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship victory in the last three 450 Class events.

The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider was second in the first moto and won the second.

RCH Suzuki's Ken Roczen was second, winning the first moto and finishing second in the second. The German star has six victories this year.

"The first moto was a little funky," Tomac said. "I was a little off. I was tight in the first half and came around in the second half. I got to the front pretty quick in the second moto and when I got to Kenny he kind of just gave it to me. I took it and laid it down after that. I was just in a good rhythm.

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:30:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Ex-Lebanon hostage Thomas Sutherland dies in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/ex-lebanon-hostage-thomas-sutherland-dies-in-colorado/article/feed/376119?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-lebanon-hostage-thomas-sutherland-dies-in-colorado/article/feed/376119?custom_click=rss

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Thomas Sutherland, a teacher was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed in 1991 and returned home to become professor emeritus at Colorado State University, has died.

Sutherland died in Fort Collins on Friday at the age of 85, according to Colorado State University.

Sutherland was one of a number of Americans in Lebanon — including Associated Press bureau chief Terry Anderson — who were kidnapped by terrorist groups in the 1980s.

Sutherland was dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science at American University in Beirut when he was taken hostage by Islamic terrorists in 1985.

"I spent six years out of the seven years I was in captivity with Tommy

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:10:37 -0600 <![CDATA[New tests show no pot chemicals in Colorado town's water]]> http://gazette.com/new-tests-show-no-pot-chemicals-in-colorado-towns-water/article/feed/375993?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-tests-show-no-pot-chemicals-in-colorado-towns-water/article/feed/375993?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false.

Warnings not to drink the water were lifted Saturday after multiple tests confirmed there was no THC, marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, in the water.

"We are happy to report that the water advisory is canceled immediately. Please resume any and all water activities," the sheriff's office notified residents on its Facebook page.

Lincoln County sheriff's Capt. Michael Yowell said Saturday that there is evidence that a shed covering a city well was tampered with and that investigation is continuing.

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:17:01 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Authorities say no pot chemical in city's water]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-authorities-say-no-pot-chemical-in-citys-water/article/feed/376011?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-authorities-say-no-pot-chemical-in-citys-water/article/feed/376011?custom_click=rss

HUGO, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on tests showing no marijuana chemical found in Colorado town's city water supply (all times local):

9:45 a.m.

Authorities say new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false.

Warnings not to drink the water have been lifted.

Lincoln County sheriff's Capt. Michael Yowell said Saturday that there is evidence that a shed covering a city well was tampered with and that investigation is continuing. He said the manufacturer of the test kits has been contacted to find out why some tests came back positive.

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:48:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Teheran leaves start with injury, Braves lose 4-3 to Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/teheran-leaves-start-with-injury-braves-lose-4-3-to-rockies/article/feed/375938?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/teheran-leaves-start-with-injury-braves-lose-4-3-to-rockies/article/feed/375938?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Julio Teheran was throwing zeroes again against the Colorado Rockies when his outing was cut short by injury.

Teheran was forced to leave in the fifth inning because of right lat tightness, and Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story hit two-run homers off Braves' relievers as Atlanta lost to the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Friday night.

Teheran's Rockies' counterpart, Jon Gray, kept the Braves in check, holding them to one run in seven innings. He struck out eight in helping the Rockies hand the Braves their eighth straight loss at Coors Field.

The team characterized Teheran's status as day to day.

"Let's hope it's nothing big," Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said. "He had a look on his face of, 'I'd lik

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 01:01:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Courtney Force leads a night of track-record performances]]> http://gazette.com/courtney-force-leads-a-night-of-track-record-performances/article/feed/375936?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/courtney-force-leads-a-night-of-track-record-performances/article/feed/375936?custom_click=rss MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Courtney Force led a night of track-record performances by racing to the qualifying lead Friday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Teams in all categories took advantage of cool conditions as the racing was delayed until late in the evening after a series of afternoon thunderstorms moved through the area.

Force powered her Chevy Camaro to a track-record time of 3.917 seconds at 318.39 mph to take the qualifying lead. In the first session, her father, John Force, posted a milestone run when he sped to the first three-second Funny Car run in track history at 3.959.

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:46:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Gray's pitching keys Rockies' 4-3 win over Braves]]> http://gazette.com/grays-pitching-keys-rockies-4-3-win-over-braves/article/feed/375933?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/grays-pitching-keys-rockies-4-3-win-over-braves/article/feed/375933?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — His early career struggles behind him, Jon Gray is answering the call as the Colorado Rockies' ace.

Gray pitched seven strong innings, Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story hit two-run homers off relievers after starter Julio Teheran left because of an injury, and the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Friday night.

Gray (6-4) shut down the Braves after allowing a run in the first inning, finishing with eight strikeouts in helping the Rockies hand the Braves their eighth straight loss at Coors Field.

"He's really pitching like an ace and the future's bright with him on the mound, no doubt," Arenado said. "His intensity has been up there. He expects to win. He expects to get guys out. He bears down and it's

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:37:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Story, Arenado homer in Rockies' 4-3 win over Braves]]> http://gazette.com/story-arenado-homer-in-rockies-4-3-win-over-braves/article/feed/375920?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/story-arenado-homer-in-rockies-4-3-win-over-braves/article/feed/375920?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray pitched seven strong innings, Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story hit two-run homers off relievers after starter Julio Teheran left because of an injury, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Friday night.

Gray allowed one run and six hits with eight strikeouts, helping the Rockies hand the Braves their eighth straight loss at Coors Field.

Teheran left the game after facing one batter in the fifth with what the team said was right lat tightness. His status was described as day to day.

It wasn't clear whether Teheran hurt himself trying to run down Mark Reynolds' infield hit or if he was injured in the course of delivering his final pitch of the night.

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]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:19:54 -0600 <![CDATA[Braves' Julio Teheran leaves start with injury]]> http://gazette.com/braves-julio-teheran-leaves-start-with-injury/article/feed/375907?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/braves-julio-teheran-leaves-start-with-injury/article/feed/375907?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran left Friday night's start against Colorado in the fifth inning with an injury.

Teheran left the game after facing one batter in the fifth with what the team said was right lat tightness. His status was described as day to day.

Mark Reynolds beat out an infield single that Teheran had tried to chase down from the mound.

It wasn't clear whether Teheran hurt himself trying to run down Reynolds' hit or if he was injured in the course of delivering his final pitch.

Teheran walked off the field under his own power and was relieved Joel De La Cruz.

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]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:15:14 -0600 <![CDATA[US man suffers 'vicious' croc attack at Costa Rica beach]]> http://gazette.com/us-man-suffers-vicious-croc-attack-at-costa-rica-beach/article/feed/375839?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-man-suffers-vicious-croc-attack-at-costa-rica-beach/article/feed/375839?custom_click=rss MEXICO CITY (AP) — An American surfer was in serious but stable condition after he was attacked by a large crocodile at a popular tourist beach in Costa Rica on Friday, according to an emergency responder who credited the man's friend for fighting off the reptile with his bare hands.

Pat McNulty, who works as a consultant and is a certified trained lifeguard in Tamarindo, a northwestern town favored by surfers and eco-tourists, said the man was crossing a river with the friend when the crocodile struck.

"It was a vicious attack, and he was bitten several times in the leg as well as the head," McNulty told The Associated Press by phone from Costa Rica. "They were able to get him free, swim him to safety and then trained life

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]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:30:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Olympic weightlifter Morghan King rose quickly to the top]]> http://gazette.com/olympic-weightlifter-morghan-king-rose-quickly-to-the-top/article/feed/375851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/olympic-weightlifter-morghan-king-rose-quickly-to-the-top/article/feed/375851?custom_click=rss Morghan King was interning as a graphic designer and working at an organic breakfast restaurant in Seattle when she put "real life" on hold to become a weightlifter.

Four years later, King is heading to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the Olympics. It's been a rapid rise to the top for the 30-year-old strongwoman.

"I gave up my whole other life to pursue weightlifting for the dream of making the Olympics," King said. "Once I put my mind to something, I go after it 110 percent. I was fortunate enough to have the support system to allow me to do that."

The 5-foot, 106-pound King is one of only four athletes — three female — representing the U.S. in weightlifting. Kendrick Farris, Sarah Robles and Jenny Arthur also are go

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]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:00:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Star of 'The Bachelor' not running for office after all]]> http://gazette.com/star-of-the-bachelor-not-running-for-office-after-all/article/feed/375778?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/star-of-the-bachelor-not-running-for-office-after-all/article/feed/375778?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Ben Higgins, the most recent star of ABC's "The Bachelor," announced Friday he had abandoned a campaign for public office in Colorado, just two days after filing the required paperwork to run.

Higgins planned to run as a Republican for a Denver state House district that is overwhelmingly Democratic. He filed paperwork to do so Wednesday.

In a statement from Disney-ABC Television Group, Higgins said that "due to unforeseen circumstances, I will not be able to move forward as a candidate."

"Despite my best efforts to pursue this opportunity in good faith, I recently received information that has made such a pursuit unworkable," Higgins said.

Higgins was to face Democratic Rep.

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