<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:23:19 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque]]> http://gazette.com/man-arrested-in-connection-with-vandalism-at-colorado-mosque/article/feed/451851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-arrested-in-connection-with-vandalism-at-colorado-mosque/article/feed/451851?custom_click=rss

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Police arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism at a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a hate crime.

Joseph Scott Giaquinto, 35, was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including a crime motivated by bias, The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/2mKWQEG ).

Police had asked for the public's help in identifying the person who overturned benches, broke windows and threw a Bible into Islamic Center of Fort Collins, which is about 60 miles north of Denver.

A police spokeswoman told the newspaper that she did not have details on how police came to identify Giaquinto as the suspect.

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:53:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Monahan has goal, 3 assists in Flames' 4-2 win]]> http://gazette.com/monahan-has-goal-3-assists-in-flames-4-2-win/article/feed/451959?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/monahan-has-goal-3-assists-in-flames-4-2-win/article/feed/451959?custom_click=rss

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sean Monahan scored his team-leading 26th goal and added three assists and the Calgary Flames inched closer to clinching a playoff spot with a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night.

With six games remaining, Calgary can clinch a playoff spot for just the second time in the past eight seasons with a regulation win over Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Micheal Ferland, Troy Brouwer and Johnny Gaudreau, with an empty-netter, also scored for Calgary, which has won nine of its past 10 games at home.

The Flames remain fourth in the Pacific Division but are just one point back of both the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks, who each hold a game in hand.

Sven Andrighetto scored both g

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:49:58 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Police arrest suspect in mosque vandalism]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-police-arrest-suspect-in-mosque-vandalism/article/feed/451929?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-police-arrest-suspect-in-mosque-vandalism/article/feed/451929?custom_click=rss

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on vandalism at a Colorado mosque (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

Fort Collins police have arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism at a mosque near Colorado State University.

The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/2mKWQEG ) that 35-year-old Joseph Scott Giaquinto was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including a bias motivated crime.

A police spokeswoman told the newspaper that she did not have details on how police came to identify Giaquinto as the suspect.

Surveillance video from the Islamic Center of Fort Collins showed a man unsuccessfully trying to break into the mosque at about 4 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the vandalism included overturned

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:36:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Authorities say person of interest sought in small wildfire]]> http://gazette.com/authorities-say-person-of-interest-sought-in-small-wildfire/article/feed/451951?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/authorities-say-person-of-interest-sought-in-small-wildfire/article/feed/451951?custom_click=rss FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire that burned less than a square mile in Park County might have been started by recreational shooting, and they're looking for a person of interest.

The U.S. Forest Service and the Park County Sheriff's Department said Monday they want to speak to the driver of a silver Chevrolet pickup about the March 17 fire in the Pike National Forest.

No one has been arrested. Authorities have asked anyone with information about the pickup to contact them.

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U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement: 303-275-5610.

Park County Sheriff's Department: 719-836-2494.

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:26:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Bud Selig to throw out 1st pitch at Brewers opener]]> http://gazette.com/bud-selig-to-throw-out-1st-pitch-at-brewers-opener/article/feed/451939?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bud-selig-to-throw-out-1st-pitch-at-brewers-opener/article/feed/451939?custom_click=rss MILWAUKEE (AP) — Retired baseball commissioner Bud Selig will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers' opener next week.

The Brewers said Monday they will recognize the team's former owner as he prepares to enter the Hall of Fame this summer. Selig will take the mound April 3 before the Brewers host the Colorado Rockies.

Selig will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 30, on his 83rd birthday. He is the fifth of 10 commissioners to reach the Hall. Selig's title is now "commissioner emeritus" after 22½ years as baseball's leader.

Gates to Miller Park and the parking lots will both open at 10:10 a.m. on Opening Day, three hours before the first pitch.

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:35:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Airline faces wrath of leggings wearers in boarding flap]]> http://gazette.com/airline-faces-wrath-of-leggings-wearers-in-boarding-flap/article/feed/451935?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/airline-faces-wrath-of-leggings-wearers-in-boarding-flap/article/feed/451935?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't mess with our stretch, United Airlines, or risk the wrath of leggings lovers.

The social media matter of The Kids in Leggings vs. United snapped to the surface Sunday. That's when one Shannon Watts said on Twitter she had witnessed a gate agent refusing to let two girls board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their leggings.

The incident, with United's Twitter account chiming in, rolled right on through to Monday, prompting debate on whether leggings are "pants." That especially goes for women and girls and whether the United dress code for people on standby who are availing themselves of free passes, as these girls were, has perhaps not kept pace with the elevation of stretchy pants from

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:11:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick]]> http://gazette.com/dems-force-1-week-delay-on-panel-vote-on-supreme-court-pick/article/feed/451863?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dems-force-1-week-delay-on-panel-vote-on-supreme-court-pick/article/feed/451863?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, announced that, as expected, Democrats have requested a postponement. The committee vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch now will be held April 3.

As the committee readies to vote, four additional Democrats said they are likely to vote against the Denver-based appeals court judge. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono said they will vote against Gorsuch, and Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy tweeted that he still was undecided b

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:54:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado budget proposal cuts youth surveys on drugs, sex]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-budget-proposal-cuts-youth-surveys-on-drugs-sex/article/feed/451912?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-budget-proposal-cuts-youth-surveys-on-drugs-sex/article/feed/451912?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Colorado schoolchildren may not be asked about their drug use and sex habits in anonymous surveys anymore, under a bipartisan budget proposal moving through the Legislature.

The budget draft introduced Monday cuts about $745,000 to end the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey.

The youth-risk surveys are sent every other year to randomly selected middle and high school students and are used to chart risk behaviors such as smoking, drinking and bringing guns to school. The anonymous surveys have been done since 1991.

The survey has long rankled conservatives, who consider the questions an invasion of student privacy.

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:31:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado protects marijuana use while patients await trial]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-protects-marijuana-use-while-patients-await-trial/article/feed/451883?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-protects-marijuana-use-while-patients-await-trial/article/feed/451883?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Marijuana use shouldn't be banned while people await trial. That's according to a bill that passed the Colorado Legislature Monday.

The bill applies only to medical marijuana patients, not all defendants. But the bill forbids a court from saying that criminal defendants who are marijuana patients must abstain from pot as a condition of bond.

The measure has already passed the Senate and now awaits the signature of Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is expected to agree to the idea.

Colorado has already decided that marijuana use shouldn't be off-limits for people on probation.

A fiscal analysis prepared for lawmakers says the bond measure won't cost any money. That's because pot abstention isn't usually a

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:10:04 -0600 <![CDATA[2nd member of Texas college rodeo team dies following wreck]]> http://gazette.com/2nd-member-of-texas-college-rodeo-team-dies-following-wreck/article/feed/451900?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2nd-member-of-texas-college-rodeo-team-dies-following-wreck/article/feed/451900?custom_click=rss VERNON, Texas (AP) — A second member of a Texas college rodeo team has died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident while returning from a competition.

Twenty-year-old Jakob Plummer of Petrolia died Sunday, about a week after the March 18 wreck that killed another member of the Vernon College rodeo team.

The team was returning from a roping event in Central Texas when the accident occurred.

Nineteen-year-old Yancie McCuistion of Sugar City, Colorado, died at the scene near Haskell, north of Abilene.

Nineteen-year-old Vinita Trevino of Petrolia died a day later. Trevino was a Vernon College student but not a member of the team.

Authorities say McCuistion was the driver of a pickup that drove through a

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Health and bullpen willing, Rockies primed for playoff run]]> http://gazette.com/health-and-bullpen-willing-rockies-primed-for-playoff-run/article/feed/451896?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/health-and-bullpen-willing-rockies-primed-for-playoff-run/article/feed/451896?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — The Ian-Desmond-to-first-base experiment was going along better than anticipated — until he broke his hand.

Just the way spring training has gone for the Colorado Rockies.

Better now than later for a team that's trying to make the postseason for the first time since 2009. Still, it's been a trying March for a team that may finally have a starting rotation and bullpen to back a powerful lineup.

A quick review of the setbacks:

— Desmond had surgery on his broken left hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch. He will miss several weeks.

— Outfielder David Dahl is dealing with injured ribs.

— Catcher Tom Murphy could miss a month with a hairline fracture in his right forearm.

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:55:25 -0600 <![CDATA[United Airlines: Customers 'welcome' to wear leggings]]> http://gazette.com/united-airlines-customers-welcome-to-wear-leggings/article/feed/451855?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/united-airlines-customers-welcome-to-wear-leggings/article/feed/451855?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their attire.

An airline spokesman said that the girls were traveling Sunday under an employee travel pass that includes a dress code. The move sparked a wave of online criticism against United. Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted that she would change her United flight bookings to other airlines for a tour next month because of the leggings issue.

Chicago-based United sought to clarify its stance in a post on its website late Sunday titled, "To our customers ...

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:39:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado looks to increase driver safety in rural areas]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-looks-to-increase-driver-safety-in-rural-areas/article/feed/451867?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-looks-to-increase-driver-safety-in-rural-areas/article/feed/451867?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — The Colorado State Patrol is cracking down on drivers in the state's rural areas who are caught behind the wheel without a seat belt.

The increased enforcement started Monday and will end Saturday.

Colorado Department of Transportation officials say 84 percent of state drivers wore seat belts in 2016, down from 85 percent in 2015. In Colorado's rural counties, the proportion of drivers wearing seat belts has dropped as low as 70 percent, with 15 mostly rural counties falling below the state average.

State Patrol ran a similar "click it or ticket" campaign last year, which resulted in more than 1,600 tickets being issued to drivers and passengers in rural areas who didn't buckle up.

Tickets come wit

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:31:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Minus Cousins, Pelicans top Nuggets 115-90 behind Davis' 31]]> http://gazette.com/minus-cousins-pelicans-top-nuggets-115-90-behind-davis-31/article/feed/451797?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/minus-cousins-pelicans-top-nuggets-115-90-behind-davis-31/article/feed/451797?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — A rousing defensive effort helped the New Orleans Pelicans boost their flickering playoff hopes.

Anthony Davis had 31 points and 15 rebounds, helping to compensate for the absence of injured DeMarcus Cousins, and New Orleans beat the Denver Nuggets 115-90 on Sunday night.

"Offensively, we did a really great job of moving the basketball," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. "But the defense won the game, let's tell it like it is. We were great defensively."

Denver dropped into a tie for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot with Portland, which beat the Los Angeles Lakers 97-81.

New Orleans is 11th in the West with nine games remaining and faces long odds in trying to overtake Dallas, P

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]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:34:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Rocks, Bible thrown through windows of Colorado mosque]]> http://gazette.com/rocks-bible-thrown-through-windows-of-colorado-mosque/article/feed/451789?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rocks-bible-thrown-through-windows-of-colorado-mosque/article/feed/451789?custom_click=rss FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado mosque was vandalized early Sunday when someone threw rocks and a Bible through the windows of the Islamic Center of Fort Collins.

Islamic Center president Tawfik Aboellail says video footage from a security camera showed a man in his late 20s or early 30s trying to break into the mosque at about 4 a.m. Sunday. He says the perpetrator did not get inside.

The damage prompted the center to cancel religious classes for children and was condemned by local law enforcement and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis.

Fort Collins Police Chief John Hutton asked for anyone with information about the crime to step forward.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations called on authorities to investigate

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