<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/local Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:34:47 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Air Force Academy freshman start final phase of summer training]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-academy-freshman-start-final-phase-of-summer-training/article/1607782?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-academy-freshman-start-final-phase-of-summer-training/article/1607782?custom_click=rss

Pounding footsteps through the hills of Jacks Valley sounded like muffled thunder Monday morning, as 1,199 freshmen from the U.S. Air Force Academy marched in formation for 5 miles to their final training site before the start of the academic year.

The caravan from the Academy's main cadet campus marked the start of the 10-day field training, including assault, obstacle and confidence courses as well as training in combat arms and maintenance and first aid.

"The Jacks Valley training really focuses on the warrior ethos," said Lt. Col. Maria Roberts, basic cadet training commander. "It's really about finding that warrior ethos within each basic and finding the confidence in themselves and in each other to work on a



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:34:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Shooter who died in attempted murder-suicide in Colorado Springs identified]]> http://gazette.com/shooter-who-died-in-attempted-murder-suicide-in-colorado-springs-identified/article/1607785?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shooter-who-died-in-attempted-murder-suicide-in-colorado-springs-identified/article/1607785?custom_click=rss Brian Daniels, 44, has been identified as the man who killed himself after shooting another man in an apparent attempted murder-suicide Friday night, the El Paso County Coroner's Office says.

Daniels entered the home of his estranged wife, shot a man and then turned the gun on himself, said police Lt. Howard Black.

The wounded man, who was shot in the torso, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Black said. Daniels' wife was in the house but wasn't hurt, Black said.

Daniels does not appear to have a criminal history in Colorado, court records show.

He and Denise Daniels are listed as owning the house in the 6000 block of Fossil Drive, county assessor's records show.

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]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:30:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs Airport gets $7.7 million federal grant for taxiway work]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-airport-gets-7.7-million-federal-grant-for-taxiway-work/article/1607783?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-airport-gets-7.7-million-federal-grant-for-taxiway-work/article/1607783?custom_click=rss The Colorado Springs Airport will receive a $7.7 million grant to repave two taxiways, the Federal Aviation Administration announced said Monday.

The taxiways were built in the early 1990s and have not been replaced, airport spokesman Adam Mayberry said. The airport will pay $700,000 for its 10 percent share. Flatiron Construction will begin the work in mid-September and complete it in 130 days, Mayberry said.

The money was part of $169.3 million in FAA grants to 85 airports in 35 states, including $3.8 million for Pueblo Memorial Airport to repair a runway.

The Springs airport also announced it completed a $40,000 job to replace 81 high-pressure, 1,000-watt sodium lamps with 56 LED 300-watt lights.

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]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:25:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Southwest downtown Colorado Springs master plan includes 19-story hotel]]> http://gazette.com/southwest-downtown-colorado-springs-master-plan-includes-19-story-hotel/article/1607760?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/southwest-downtown-colorado-springs-master-plan-includes-19-story-hotel/article/1607760?custom_click=rss

A 20-year-plan for the southwest side of Colorado Springs' downtown area includes a hotel that would replace the Wells Fargo Tower, 90 S. Cascade Ave. as the tallest building in the city.

Details for the area will be outlined Monday afternoon during a City Council work session at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.

Alongside the proposed 19-story hotel, the plan, which is available online at www.coloradosprings.gov, accounts for retail, office and residential space around the Champion's Plaza, at the intersection of Vermijo Avenue and Sierra Madre Street, across the street from the forthcoming Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame.



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:13:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Clothes dryer falls out of truck during police chase through Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/clothes-dryer-falls-out-of-truck-during-police-chase-through-colorado-springs/article/1607734?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/clothes-dryer-falls-out-of-truck-during-police-chase-through-colorado-springs/article/1607734?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs police are looking for a GMC pickup truck after the driver allegedly hit a police car curing a police chase Sunday afternoon.

Officers tried to stop a silver GMC truck about 5 p.m. in a parking lot near North Circle Drive and Platte Avenue because it had stolen plates out of Centennial. The driver fled, hitting a police cruiser en route, police said.

They chased him through central Colorado Springs, and a clothes dryer fell out of the truck bed in the 2400 block of Lark Drive. He wasn't caught, and police said the truck last was seen near Palmer Park.



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:12:27 -0600
<![CDATA[2 men and a BB gun allegedly cause $34,000 in damage in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/2-men-and-a-bb-gun-allegedly-cause-34000-in-damage-in-colorado-springs/article/1607780?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-men-and-a-bb-gun-allegedly-cause-34000-in-damage-in-colorado-springs/article/1607780?custom_click=rss

Two teenagers with a BB gun are accused of injuring a construction worker and causing $34,000 in damage to a new apartment complex Monday morning, Colorado Springs police said.

Arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief were Cullen Brannon and Dylan Bell, both 19.

They allegedly shot out more than 26 windows at the Vista View Apartment Homes, 5537 N. Union Blvd., and shot a construction worker in the arm.

The teens could face charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and illegal possession or consumption of ethyl alcohol, police say.

A third man was served for the petty offense of possession of drug paraphernalia and released.



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:11:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Stolen car suspect surrenders after allegedly ramming two Colorado Springs police cars]]> http://gazette.com/stolen-car-suspect-surrenders-after-allegedly-ramming-two-colorado-springs-police-cars/article/1607777?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stolen-car-suspect-surrenders-after-allegedly-ramming-two-colorado-springs-police-cars/article/1607777?custom_click=rss

A driver is accused of ramming two police cruisers after Colorado Springs officers contacted him early Monday about a stolen vehicle.

Police saw a stolen vehicle parked in the 200 block of North Corona Street about 1:30 a.m. and tried to talk with the vehicle occupants, but the driver allegedly rammed two cruisers in order to escape, police said.

As the driver tried to leave the vehicle, a police dog arrived and the driver surrendered before the dog was released. One adult and four juveniles were involved, said Lt. Howard Black, police spokesman. No other details were available.



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:07:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado officials will discuss Mark Redwine's arrest in death of 13-year-old son]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-officials-will-discuss-mark-redwines-arrest-in-death-of-13-year-old-son/article/1607763?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-officials-will-discuss-mark-redwines-arrest-in-death-of-13-year-old-son/article/1607763?custom_click=rss

The La Plata County Sheriff and 6th Judicial District Attorney are expected to speak Tuesday about Mark Redwine's involvement in the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son, Dylan.

The press conference follows Redwine's announced indictment and arrest over the weekend on charges of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. It will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the La Plata County Administration Building, 1101 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, and streamed live on the sheriff's and district attorney's Facebook pages.

According to the indictment, Dylan's blood was found in several areas of Redwine's living room, including the couch, the floor in front of the couch, the corner of a coffee table, on the floor beneath a



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:39:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Brauchler picks up gubernatorial staw poll win at Western Conservative Summit]]> http://gazette.com/brauchler-picks-up-gubernatorial-staw-poll-win-at-western-conservative-summit/article/1607768?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/brauchler-picks-up-gubernatorial-staw-poll-win-at-western-conservative-summit/article/1607768?custom_click=rss Republican George Brauchler won the Western Conservative Summit's straw poll for next year's gubernatorial election in Colorado with nearly twice the vote of his nearest competitor, organizers announced Sunday.

Brauchler, the 18th Judicial District attorney, led the vote with 39 percent of the vote in the highly unscientific poll. Entrepreneur and former state lawmaker Victor Mitchell came in second with 20 percent, followed by early Trump supporter Steve Barlock with 7 percent, Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton with 6 percent and former investment banker and Mitt Romney nephew Doug Robinson with 5 percent, organizers said.

All the top finishers were Republicans.



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:02:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs 'Battle of the Badges' blood drives to help replenish state supplies]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-battle-of-the-badges-blood-drives-to-help-replenish-state-supplies/article/1607767?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-battle-of-the-badges-blood-drives-to-help-replenish-state-supplies/article/1607767?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs police and firefighters are hosting blood drives Tuesday and Wednesday as a part of a friendly statewide competition to replenish "dangerously-low" blood supplies.

Donors can vote for Team Law or Team Fire as a part of the "Battle of the Badges" competition over bragging rights. A state winner will be announced in August, but local police and firefighters also are vying for bragging rights of their own.

Colorado Springs residents can give and vote from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at:

- On Tuesday - The Colorado Springs Police Department, 705 S. Nevada Ave.

- On Wednesday - The Colorado Springs Fire Department, 375 Printers Parkway

Donations can also be made and votes cast anytime at the Bonfils



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:45:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Western Conservatives break out dance moves, some do anyway]]> http://gazette.com/western-conservatives-break-out-dance-moves-some-do-anyway/article/1607765?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/western-conservatives-break-out-dance-moves-some-do-anyway/article/1607765?custom_click=rss As the Ambassador of Soul, Colorado's Biff Gore, performed "Luck Be a Lady Tonight," a few partisans danced stiffly in front of a stage at the Colorado Convention Center Saturday night during the Western Conservative Summit. But it was a poor reflection of the real dance news from the politically heavy weekend.

Friday and Saturday nights kicked off with what's likely to be the most awesome video (https://coloradopolitics.com/dance-western-conservative-summit/) ever for people who live in the small town of Colorado politics. Jeff Hunt, director of the Centennial Institute, which puts on the summit, opens the 4-minute dance party lip-syncing and grooving really, really well to Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling.



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:26:38 -0600
<![CDATA[South Platte River drowning victim identified]]> http://gazette.com/south-platte-river-drowning-victim-identified/article/1607766?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/south-platte-river-drowning-victim-identified/article/1607766?custom_click=rss

JEFFERSON COUNTY — The 43-year-old man who drowned while tubing on the South Platte River on Saturday afternoon has been identified.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Mark Amick died about 3 p.m. near the Platte River Campground southwest of Castle Rock where he was tubing with his fiancee and friends.

The sheriff’s office said a camper saw Amick in the river without his tube as he floated into an area near the bank with bushes and tall grass, then came out of the area face-down.

Read the full story on Fox 31 Denver.



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:00:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Pikes Peak region]]> http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1607717?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1607717?custom_click=rss

Wanted

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued.

Clarissa Mae Daws, 24, is described as a 127-pound woman, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. Daws is being sought on suspicion of motor vehicle theft.

Mercedes Monet Dawson, 25, is described as a 145-pound woman, 5 feet tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Dawson is being sought on suspicion of prohibited acts and theft.

Levi Samuel Hanks, 44, is described as a 195-pound man, 6 feet tall, with gray hair and hazel eyes. Hanks is being sought on suspicion of burglary.

Jonathan Jones, 27, is described as a 190-pound man, 5 feet 8 inches tall,



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:30:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Mostly dry start to the week in Colorado Springs' forecast]]> http://gazette.com/mostly-dry-start-to-the-week-in-colorado-springs-forecast/article/1607732?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mostly-dry-start-to-the-week-in-colorado-springs-forecast/article/1607732?custom_click=rss

Headed to the mountains? Have your umbrella handy Monday as areas west of Colorado Springs could see a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

The Colorado Springs area is forecast to remain mainly dry for locations beyond the mountains.

Temperatures are expected to be in the high 80s and 90s.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo says Colorado Springs could see a high near 86 degrees Monday with a 20-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms starting at 3 p.m. The city could see similar conditions Tuesday with a high of 87 degrees and a 30-percent chance of rain in the afternoon.

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:30:07 -0600
<![CDATA[ACLU sues Colorado Department of Corrections over Hepatitis C treatments]]> http://gazette.com/aclu-sues-colorado-department-of-corrections-over-hepatitis-c-treatments/article/1607756?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aclu-sues-colorado-department-of-corrections-over-hepatitis-c-treatments/article/1607756?custom_click=rss The ACLU of Colorado filed a federal class action lawsuit last week aimed at pressuring the Colorado Department of Corrections to expand treatment for prisoners with Hepatitis C.

The civil rights group says as many as 2,200 prisoners are suffering from the life-threatening illness.

"Colorado has an immense public health crisis in its prisons," said Mark Silverstein, legal director for the ACLU of Colorado.

He pointed out that one-in-nine prisoners suffers from Hepatitis C. Complications from the disease kill nearly as many Coloradans in custody every year as drug and alcohol abuse, homicide, and suicide combined, Silverstein said.



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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:28:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Oil, gas lines near Colorado buildings mapped after blast]]> http://gazette.com/oil-gas-lines-near-colorado-buildings-mapped-after-blast/article/feed/473321?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/oil-gas-lines-near-colorado-buildings-mapped-after-blast/article/feed/473321?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has nearly 129,000 underground oil and gas pipelines within about 1,000 feet (300 meters) of occupied buildings, according to energy company reports ordered by the state after a fatal house explosion blamed on a severed gas line.

Friday was the deadline for companies to test those lines for leaks, and about 9,700 test results were made public. The vast majority indicated the pipelines passed the tests.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ordered energy companies to identify and test all pipelines near occupied structures after a natural gas explosion killed two people and injured a third in April.

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