<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:58:56 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Manning on the run in Denver's 19-12 win over 49ers]]> http://gazette.com/manning-on-the-run-in-denvers-19-12-win-over-49ers/article/feed/266458?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/manning-on-the-run-in-denvers-19-12-win-over-49ers/article/feed/266458?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Sure, Peyton Manning said, he'd like to have played more this summer — and better.

He swears he's not worried.

"I think we can still win games as we're developing the identity," Manning said Saturday night when Denver rode its stifling defense and good ground game to a 19-12 win over the sputtering San Francisco 49ers.

Manning was doomed by protection problems and an interception in the end zone one week after penalties and dropped passes kept him from finding any rhythm. He was 14 for 21 for 124 yards and was sacked three times, twice by linebacker NaVorro Bowman.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:42:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Rusin bounces back but Rockies fall to Pirates 4-3]]> http://gazette.com/rusin-bounces-back-but-rockies-fall-to-pirates-4-3/article/feed/266453?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rusin-bounces-back-but-rockies-fall-to-pirates-4-3/article/feed/266453?custom_click=rss

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Rusin didn't even look at the tape. The struggling Colorado Rockies left-hander didn't need video evidence to remind him of the worst start of his career.

So Rusin simply hit delete after the New York Mets roughed him up for a career-worst 11 runs in just two innings last week.

Better to move on and focus on the future than wallow, right?

"I just wanted to get rid of that and put that outing out of my head," Rusin said.

Things were better Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, just not quite good enough to snap out of a funk that has been going on for two months. Rusin surrendered a three-run homer to Aramis Ramirez in the first inning and a late rally fell short in the Rockies' 4

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:38:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Ramirez homers, Pirates stay hot in 4-3 win over Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/ramirez-homers-pirates-stay-hot-in-4-3-win-over-rockies/article/feed/266440?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramirez-homers-pirates-stay-hot-in-4-3-win-over-rockies/article/feed/266440?custom_click=rss

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aramis Ramirez can't really describe it but he can sense it, the feeling that permeates a clubhouse during one of those summers that offers the promise of an even more exciting fall.

At the moment, the Pittsburgh Pirates are swimming in it.

The veteran third baseman mashed a three-run homer off Chris Rusin, J.A. Happ won his third straight start and the Pirates improved to a season-best 30 games over .500 following a 4-3 win over Colorado on Saturday night.

Entering the final weeks of an 18-year career that has produced nearly 400 home runs but zero World Series rings, the three-time All-Star is trying his best to enjoy each improbable moment as they pile one upon the other with no signs of abating.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:27:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Doyle's late goal lifts Rapids over Sporting KC, 2-1]]> http://gazette.com/doyles-late-goal-lifts-rapids-over-sporting-kc-2-1/article/feed/266448?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/doyles-late-goal-lifts-rapids-over-sporting-kc-2-1/article/feed/266448?custom_click=rss COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Kevin Doyle broke a tie in the 76th minute and the Colorado Rapids held on to beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Saturday night.

Vicente Sanchez's cross reached Doyle and his header from edge of the 6-yard box gave Colorado the advantage. Sporting's Dominic Dwyer nearly tied it in the 87th minute, but Clint Irwin denied him from close range and the follow-up hit the post.

Kansas City struck first. In the 47th minute, Krisztian Nemeth made a long run down the left and found Dwyer in the center of the box. Dwyer sent his left-footed effort behind Irwin for the lead.

Just 6 minutes later, Sanchez carried into the area and fed Maynor Figueroa across the crease. His blast with the left into the to

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:11:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Flight from Vegas to Germany diverted over unruly passenger]]> http://gazette.com/flight-from-vegas-to-germany-diverted-over-unruly-passenger/article/feed/266333?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/flight-from-vegas-to-germany-diverted-over-unruly-passenger/article/feed/266333?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — An international flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport escorted by two F-16 fighter jets Friday night after what officials called a "disturbance on the plane."

A pilot on the Condor Airlines Boeing 767 reported an in-flight emergency, and the fighter jets were sent as a precaution, said Air Force Capt. Ashleigh A. Peck, a spokeswoman for North American Aerospace Defense.

The plane landed safely, and one person was taken off the plane. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said the flight was originally scheduled to resume on Friday, but it was delayed for the night and passengers were put up in hotels. The flight was rescheduled to resume Saturday night.


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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:25:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Building at old University Hospital implodes]]> http://gazette.com/building-at-old-university-hospital-implodes/article/feed/266312?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/building-at-old-university-hospital-implodes/article/feed/266312?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Demolition experts have brought down a building at the old University Hospital site to make way for a redevelopment project.

A quick series of about 170 small detonations rocked the building over a period of about 30 seconds on Saturday, followed by a cloud of dust.

The former Biomedical Research Building will become part of a 26-acre redevelopment project. The area will become a mixed-use development with residences, offices, retail, restaurants, a hotel and a public space.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:56:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow]]> http://gazette.com/oregon-hemp-farmer-says-startup-going-slow/article/feed/266328?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/oregon-hemp-farmer-says-startup-going-slow/article/feed/266328?custom_click=rss

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.

Josephine County Commissioner Cheryl Walker says that fertile seed is expensive and hard to come by, because the federal government prohibits imports. Harvesting machinery is expensive, and there is no plant in Oregon to process the plants into fiber, seed and oil.

"We are at the beginning stages of an industry," she said. "It will probably be years before you see significant production. It might take five to seven years from that before we have an operating industry."

This is the first year Oregon farmers can grow hemp, following the Legislature's approval in 2009.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:18:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Alabama punter hopes to improve on 'amazing' freshman season]]> http://gazette.com/alabama-punter-hopes-to-improve-on-amazing-freshman-season/article/feed/266342?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/alabama-punter-hopes-to-improve-on-amazing-freshman-season/article/feed/266342?custom_click=rss MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — JK Scott's bio after one season as Alabama's punter takes up a full page in the media guide and begins with heady praise.

"Produced the best season for a punter in Alabama football history..."

The third-ranked Crimson Tide sophomore might not get recognized much on campus — that's a punter's lot, after all — but his booming punts made him one of the team's most acclaimed players straight out of high school in Denver.

"My freshman year was awesome," Scott said. "The transition from high school to college was amazing. There's a lot more fans and hype going towards the game and stuff. It was a lot of fun."

The Tide opens Saturday against Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:31:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Foraging bears prompt closure of Waterton Canyon]]> http://gazette.com/foraging-bears-prompt-closure-of-waterton-canyon/article/feed/266269?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/foraging-bears-prompt-closure-of-waterton-canyon/article/feed/266269?custom_click=rss LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Foraging bears in suburban Denver's Waterton Canyon have prompted wildlife officials and Denver Water to close off the area until further notice.

The announcement Friday came on the same day that a bear chased a bicyclist in the recreation area that offers hiking, fishing, and horseback riding. The bicyclist was not injured.

Wildlife officials say two sows with twin cubs each have been foraging in the canyon along with other bears. The canyon is located in Littleton.

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]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:35:32 -0600 <![CDATA[Harrison RBI single lifts Pirates over Rockies 5-3]]> http://gazette.com/harrison-rbi-single-lifts-pirates-over-rockies-5-3/article/feed/266229?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/harrison-rbi-single-lifts-pirates-over-rockies-5-3/article/feed/266229?custom_click=rss

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco saw one of the fastest players in baseball standing at third and knew there was little margin for error.

A month ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder might not have had a shot at throwing out Colorado's Jose Reyes. Now things are different. The talented, but still raw, right fielder is maturing nearly as quickly as his surging team is racking up victories.

Polanco's throw easily beat Reyes to the plate to preserve a tie in the eighth and he added an insurance run after Josh Harrison put the Pirates in front in the bottom of the inning as Pittsburgh escaped with a 5-3 victory Friday night.

"He's refining his routine through his practice, and he is nailing it in games," Pirates manage

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]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:35:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Ex-Adams County teacher ordered to trail on sex charges]]> http://gazette.com/ex-adams-county-teacher-ordered-to-trail-on-sex-charges/article/feed/266215?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-adams-county-teacher-ordered-to-trail-on-sex-charges/article/feed/266215?custom_click=rss BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A judge ordered a former Adams County elementary school teacher to stand trial on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted six of his students.

Prosecutors accuse 65-year-old Gilbert Trujillo of assaulting the students between 2004 and 2011 at Dupont Elementary School. Trujillo taught fourth and fifth grade and the students he is accused of assaulting were girls who were 9 and 10 years old.

Authorities began investigating Trujillo on November 2013.

An Adams County District Court judge on Friday ordered a trial for Trujillo. He is scheduled to enter a plea on Oct. 20.

Trujillo is in jail awaiting trial. His bond is set at $200,000.

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]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:55:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Denver police ticket driver after semi hit bridges]]> http://gazette.com/denver-police-ticket-driver-after-semi-hit-bridges/article/feed/266088?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-police-ticket-driver-after-semi-hit-bridges/article/feed/266088?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Denver police have ticketed the driver of a semitrailer suspected of striking the bottom of three bridges over Interstate 25.

Police say 51-year-old Michael Stollsteimer continued driving after hitting the bridges Thursday afternoon, causing traffic delays on the highway. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/OENHfF ) that police cited Stollsteimer with two counts of careless driving.

A police report says the load Stollsteimer was hauling on his trailer was too high. Authorities spent hours searching for the trailer before finding it Thursday night at a Commerce City parking lot.

Transportation officials temporarily closed three lanes of Interstate 25 shortly after the damage.

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]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:12:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado death penalty debated as 2 mass killers get life]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-death-penalty-debated-as-2-mass-killers-get-life/article/feed/266140?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-death-penalty-debated-as-2-mass-killers-get-life/article/feed/266140?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — A Denver jury's refusal to give the death penalty to a man who stabbed five people to death in a bar, coming on the heels of theater shooter James Holmes' life sentence, has many wondering whether the ultimate penalty will ever again be applied in Colorado.

Colorado has executed just one person in nearly half a century, and only three people sit on its death row. The man closest to seeing his death sentence carried out was granted an indefinite reprieve in 2013 by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who said he had concerns about capital punishment's inconsistent application and problems in obtaining the drugs required for lethal injection, among other factors. He has urged what he calls a conversation about the deat

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]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:25:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado theater shooter being assessed for prison]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-theater-shooter-being-assessed-for-prison/article/feed/266152?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-theater-shooter-being-assessed-for-prison/article/feed/266152?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes is being assessed at a Denver facility to determine where he should begin serving his lifelong prison sentence.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Adrienne Jacobson says Holmes, like all inmates, will spend 30 to 60 days at the facility before being assigned to prison. Holmes could also be transferred out of state. Officials will determine where Holmes will be incarcerated after an evaluation that includes his mental health.

Holmes had been in the Arapahoe County jail since shortly after he opened fire on a packed movie theater on July 20, 2012, killing 12 and injuring more than 70. A judge on Thursday sentenced him to life in prison because jurors could not unanimously

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]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:39:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Justin Morneau set to begin rehab assignment]]> http://gazette.com/justin-morneau-set-to-begin-rehab-assignment/article/feed/266154?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/justin-morneau-set-to-begin-rehab-assignment/article/feed/266154?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, who's missed most of the season with a neck injury and concussion symptoms, begins a minor league rehab assignment with the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats on Friday night.

Morneau hasn't played since suffering whiplash and a concussion while diving for a ball in Anaheim on May 13.

Morneau has a long history of concussions, missing significant time in 2010 and '11 with concussions.

Earlier this month, Morneau took batting practice on the field for the first time since his latest injury and said his goal was to return to the Rockies this season.

Morneau won the NL batting crown with a .319 average last year, his first with the Rockies.

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]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:36:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Corpse flower begins to die at Denver Botanic Gardens]]> http://gazette.com/corpse-flower-begins-to-die-at-denver-botanic-gardens/article/1557869?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/corpse-flower-begins-to-die-at-denver-botanic-gardens/article/1557869?custom_click=rss

DENVER — After two days and about 22,000 visitors, the Denver Botanic Gardens says there's only a limited time left to see the corpse flower.

Botanic Gardens spokeswoman Erin Bird says the 15-year-old corpse flower is almost completely closed back up and will start drying up and decomposing in a few days.

Bird says the flower typically has a life span of only 24 to 48 hours after blooming and its infamous stench to attract pollinators is now gone.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:19:19 -0600