<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:31:13 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Florida school shooting unfolded instantly on social media]]> http://gazette.com/florida-school-shooting-unfolded-instantly-on-social-media/article/feed/541257?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/florida-school-shooting-unfolded-instantly-on-social-media/article/feed/541257?custom_click=rss

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — When two teenagers slaughtered 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado 19 years ago, young people across the country learned the news the old-fashioned way: largely on television and in newspapers. It took days, if not weeks, to process the information and discover the full, horrific story.

When a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school last week, youngsters around the globe watched the terrifying images and accounts unfold almost in real time. By the end of the day on Feb. 14, children with social media knew the name of the suspect, learned which classrooms the students were in and, in some cases, saw videos of the dead.

"My school is being shot up and I am locked insid

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]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:32:18 -0700 <![CDATA[State police: Man charged in killings of grandparents, uncle]]> http://gazette.com/state-police-man-charged-in-killings-of-grandparents-uncle/article/feed/541254?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/state-police-man-charged-in-killings-of-grandparents-uncle/article/feed/541254?custom_click=rss SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man charged with murder in the shootings of his grandparents and uncle had been arrested in Colorado.

Police spokesman Trooper Jeremy Hodges tells news outlets 28-year-old Edward D. Siddens was captured Monday evening after a vehicle chase with Sedgwick County, Colorado, sheriff's deputies. Hodges says the bodies of 73-year-old Jimmy Neal Siddens, his wife, 72-year-old Helen Siddens, and their son, 41-year-old Jimmy Neal Siddens II, had been found hours before at their Allen County home.

Bowling Green Daily News reports an Aug. 22 domestic violence order of protection bars Siddens from contact with his grandmother. Court records say his address then was a state psychiatric

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]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:56:03 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado's top oil, gas regulator joining energy consultancy]]> http://gazette.com/colorados-top-oil-gas-regulator-joining-energy-consultancy/article/feed/541249?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorados-top-oil-gas-regulator-joining-energy-consultancy/article/feed/541249?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Colorado's top oil and gas regulator is stepping down to take a job with an energy consulting company.

The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said Monday Director Matt Lepore is resigning on March 4 after more than five years in the job.

He'll become legal counsel and strategic adviser for Adamantine Energy, a Denver consulting group that works with energy companies dealing with regulators, activists, investors and others.

Adamantine's founder and top executive is Tisha Schuller. Schuller was formerly CEO of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, a major industry lobbying group in Colorado.

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]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:46:22 -0700 <![CDATA[2nd Nevada football player joins No. 20 Wolf Pack hoops team]]> http://gazette.com/2nd-nevada-football-player-joins-no.-20-wolf-pack-hoops-team/article/feed/541243?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2nd-nevada-football-player-joins-no.-20-wolf-pack-hoops-team/article/feed/541243?custom_click=rss RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman has added a second Wolf Pack football player to his depleted roster.

Justin Brent, a 6-foot-5 safety, attended his first hoops practice on Monday. He joins 6-foot-5 receiver Elijah Cooks, who made the transition from the gridiron to the hardcourt earlier this month.

No. 20 Nevada (23-5, 12-2 Mountain West) is down to just seven scholarship players after losing star point guard Lindsey Drew last week to a season-ending Achilles injury.

Musselman told the Reno Gazette Journal that he talked with football coach Jay Norvell before making the move. He joked that he only wanted to borrow the players, not trade them for someone like Jordan Caroline.

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]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:24:29 -0700 <![CDATA[Security tightened at some western Colorado schools]]> http://gazette.com/security-tightened-at-some-western-colorado-schools/article/feed/541218?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/security-tightened-at-some-western-colorado-schools/article/feed/541218?custom_click=rss GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Security is being tightened at some schools in western Colorado in an effort to reassure students and parents following the school shooting in Florida.

Extra contract security officers are being posted at five high schools in and around Grand Junction starting Tuesday. Mesa County Valley School District 51 says that putting extra officers at its largest schools will allow current safety officers to be spread out at its other schools.

It says there is no new or specific threat to any of its high schools.

The Daily Sentinel reports that a 15-year-old Grand Junction High School student was arrested the day after the Florida shooting after allegedly bragging that he could have done more damage

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]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:41:03 -0700 <![CDATA[Vonn trying not to think of downhill as her last at Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/vonn-trying-not-to-think-of-downhill-as-her-last-at-olympics/article/feed/541049?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vonn-trying-not-to-think-of-downhill-as-her-last-at-olympics/article/feed/541049?custom_click=rss

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn prefers not to dwell on what shapes up as a significant story line for the women's downhill at the Pyeongchang Games.

"I've tried not to think about it as being my last Olympic downhill. Just focus on the moment, the right here and the right now. And I think later I'll reflect on how much I enjoyed it and how much my teammates and my coaches made it special for me," Vonn said ahead of Wednesday's contest. "But you can't get too sentimental right now, because I still have to race. I still have to be focused. And afterward, I'll do some reflecting."

What she also hopes to do, of course, is win a second gold medal in her sport's fastest event, to go along with the one from the 2010 Va

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]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:14:49 -0700 <![CDATA[Republican gains in secretary of state posts jolt Democrats]]> http://gazette.com/republican-gains-in-secretary-of-state-posts-jolt-democrats/article/feed/541091?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/republican-gains-in-secretary-of-state-posts-jolt-democrats/article/feed/541091?custom_click=rss

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money to help win secretary of state seats, two-thirds of which are held by Republicans.

For the first time in years, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State expects to target a handful of races in 2018, likely in swing states that could prove important in the 2020 presidential election.

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill chairs the group. She has watched how Republicans made an effort to control 30 secretary of state offices across the U.S. in recent years, spending millions in the process. She expects to target several key races.

It's the latest salvo in a battle in some states over voter fraud, identification requirements

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]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:05:52 -0700 <![CDATA[Monday's Scores]]> http://gazette.com/mondays-scores/article/feed/541075?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mondays-scores/article/feed/541075?custom_click=rss BOYS BASKETBALL=

Cedaredge 55, Aspen 47

Eagle Ridge Academy 75, Aurora West 50

Manzanola 68, Aguilar 16

Moffat County 49, Gunnison 45

1A District 8=

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Denver Waldorf 54, Denver Jewish Day School 44

Rocky Mountain Lutheran 38, Shining Mountain 36

2A District 6=

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Swallows Charter Academy 58, Las Animas 47

GIRLS BASKETBALL=

Alexander Dawson 57, Twin Peaks Charter Academy 20

Coal Ridge 49, Aspen 23

Dolores Huerta Preparatory 65, Miami-Yoder 16

Nederland 41, Lotus School of Excellence 13

3A Confluence=

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Eagle Ridge Academy 37, Fort Lupton 32

Stargate School 24, DSST Green Valley Ranch 15

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]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:09:50 -0700 <![CDATA[CO Lottery]]> http://gazette.com/co-lottery/article/feed/260544?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/co-lottery/article/feed/260544?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) _ These Colorado lotteries were drawn Monday:

05-10-18-21-25

(five, ten, eighteen, twenty-one, twenty-five)

Estimated jackpot: $20,000

02-14-41-44-47, Lucky Ball: 16

(two, fourteen, forty-one, forty-four, forty-seven; Lucky Ball: sixteen)

Estimated jackpot: $185 million

0-8-2

(zero, eight, two)

6-1-5

(six, one, five)

Estimated jackpot: $246 million



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<![CDATA[Injured Alpine ski racers miss years, not days, at a time]]> http://gazette.com/injured-alpine-ski-racers-miss-years-not-days-at-a-time/article/feed/540987?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/injured-alpine-ski-racers-miss-years-not-days-at-a-time/article/feed/540987?custom_click=rss

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Just the thought of being at the Olympics on Tuesday made Swiss ski racer Lara Gut smile broadly, and that had nothing to do with it being the last opportunity to train for the downhill, an event in which she earned a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games.

No, the reason for Gut's excitement was much simpler, as she demonstrated with a two-word exclamation of "I'm here!" while kicking up her left leg. Turns out Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the operation she had to repair tears to the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in that knee, a season-ending injury incurred during practice at the 2017 world championships.

"Everything that was natural, like walking — you have to get used to that

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]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:04:39 -0700 <![CDATA[Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game]]> http://gazette.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-cash-5-game/article/feed/260545?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-cash-5-game/article/feed/260545?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Colorado Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

05-10-18-21-25

(five, ten, eighteen, twenty-one, twenty-five)

Estimated jackpot: $20,000

¶ Drawings are held nightly except Sunday.

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]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:58:11 -0700 <![CDATA[Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game]]> http://gazette.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-pick-3-evening-game/article/feed/416500?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-pick-3-evening-game/article/feed/416500?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Colorado Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

0-8-2

(zero, eight, two)



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<![CDATA[Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Midday' game]]> http://gazette.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-pick-3-midday-game/article/feed/416375?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-pick-3-midday-game/article/feed/416375?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Colorado Lottery's "Pick 3 Midday" game were:

6-1-5

(six, one, five)



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<![CDATA[Heavy snow, bitter cold blasting Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/heavy-snow-bitter-cold-blasting-rockies/article/feed/540967?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/heavy-snow-bitter-cold-blasting-rockies/article/feed/540967?custom_click=rss CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Heavy snow and frigid wind chills are blasting much of the Rocky Mountain region.

The National Weather Service predicts at least 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow from the Colorado high country through most of Wyoming, where winter storm warnings are in effect.

More than a foot of snow (30 centimeters) could fall in some mountainous areas.

The forecast Monday and Tuesday also calls for gusty winds in much of Wyoming and western Montana. That means wind chills as much as 30 degrees below zero (-34 Celsius).

Many people are staying home from work Monday because of the Presidents Day holiday. Forecasters urge people who must drive to bring an extra flashlight and food in water in case they get

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]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:42:10 -0700 <![CDATA[Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands]]> http://gazette.com/turmoil-shakes-up-agency-in-charge-of-vast-us-lands/article/feed/540858?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/turmoil-shakes-up-agency-in-charge-of-vast-us-lands/article/feed/540858?custom_click=rss

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees.

The evolving status quo at the agency responsible for more than 780,000 square miles (2 million square kilometers) of public lands, mostly in the American West, has led to praise from energy and mining companies and Republicans, who welcomed the departure from perceived heavy-handed regulation under President Barack Obama.

But the changes have drawn increasingly sharp criticism from conservationists, Democrats and some agency employees.

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]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:38:57 -0700 <![CDATA[Three Colorado mountain towns among top 4 nationally in senior population growth]]> http://gazette.com/three-colorado-mountain-towns-among-top-4-nationally-in-senior-population-growth/article/1621004?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/three-colorado-mountain-towns-among-top-4-nationally-in-senior-population-growth/article/1621004?custom_click=rss

Millennials aren't the only ones flocking to Colorado.

While young people continue to migrate to the Front Range cities, seniors are moving to Colorado mountain towns faster than anywhere else in the country, a new study on retirement markets shows.

Steamboat Springs topped the New Geography list, with an 80 percent increase in the senior population, while Edwards, Breckenridge and Glenwood Springs fell in third, fourth and thirteenth, respectively.

Related:What to do in Steamboat Springs during your Colorado winter getaway

Durango also was listed as a trending city in the 50,000- to 100,000-person markets.

The study found the general trend of senior migration as headed toward the South and West.



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