<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/local Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:52:36 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Video: Man caught on camera stealing from tip jar at Colorado Springs restaurant]]> http://gazette.com/video-man-caught-on-camera-stealing-from-tip-jar-at-colorado-springs-restaurant/article/1555040?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/video-man-caught-on-camera-stealing-from-tip-jar-at-colorado-springs-restaurant/article/1555040?custom_click=rss

A local pizza company is asking for the public's help to identify a man caught on camera stealing from a tip jar.

It happened around 9 p.m. Friday, June 26 at Louie's Pizza off E. Fillmore St. in Colorado Springs.

You can see the man reach into the tip jar and grab a wad of cash. The owner told KKTV that the man stole about $60. He says he can't believe someone would do something like this.

"Tips are a big thing to these kids," said Louie Sciarrotta, Owner of Louie's Pizza. "You know and to just reach in and grab it, it just, it's hard to explain, especially on the 4th of July, Independence Day, I've gotta deal with somebody like that."

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A local pizza company is asking for the public's help to identify a man caught on camera stealing from a tip jar.

It happened around 9 p.m. Friday, June 26 at Louie's Pizza off E. Fillmore St. in Colorado Springs.

You can see the man reach into the tip jar and grab a wad of cash. The owner told KKTV that the man stole about $60. He says he can't believe someone would do something like this.

"Tips are a big thing to these kids," said Louie Sciarrotta, Owner of Louie's Pizza. "You know and to just reach in and grab it, it just, it's hard to explain, especially on the 4th of July, Independence Day, I've gotta deal with somebody like that."

Click here to read more from KKTV.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:45:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Top 5 stories you may have missed over the holiday weekend around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/top-5-stories-you-may-have-missed-over-the-holiday-weekend-around-colorado-springs/article/1555030?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/top-5-stories-you-may-have-missed-over-the-holiday-weekend-around-colorado-springs/article/1555030?custom_click=rss

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:45:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Sheriff's office identifies Colorado Springs woman who drowned while tubing in southern Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/sheriffs-office-identifies-colorado-springs-woman-who-drowned-while-tubing-in-southern-colorado/article/1555038?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sheriffs-office-identifies-colorado-springs-woman-who-drowned-while-tubing-in-southern-colorado/article/1555038?custom_click=rss The Otero County Sheriff's Office has identified the 33-year-old female who drowned in Holbrook Reservoir on Saturday as Shannon Pierce of Colorado Springs.

Pierce was riding on a tube pulled behind a jet ski, and had been wearing a flotation device, when she was pulled from the water unresponsive around 11 a.m. on Saturday. The jet ski operator was sited for a safety violation, although Pierce's death is believed to be accidental. An autopsy has been scheduled for later this week, the Sheriff's Office said in a release on Sunday.



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The Otero County Sheriff's Office has identified the 33-year-old female who drowned in Holbrook Reservoir on Saturday as Shannon Pierce of Colorado Springs.

Pierce was riding on a tube pulled behind a jet ski, and had been wearing a flotation device, when she was pulled from the water unresponsive around 11 a.m. on Saturday. The jet ski operator was sited for a safety violation, although Pierce's death is believed to be accidental. An autopsy has been scheduled for later this week, the Sheriff's Office said in a release on Sunday.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:16:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs police: Man shot during incident on Monterey Road]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-man-shot-during-incident-on-monterey-road/article/1555037?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-man-shot-during-incident-on-monterey-road/article/1555037?custom_click=rss A man was shot in the thigh during an incident on Monterey Road early Sunday morning, Colorado Springs police said.

The man, who police did not identify, was found with a gunshot wound to his leg on the 1800 block of Monterey Road at 1 a.m. The bullet broke his femur, and the man was transported to Memorial Hospital Central to be treated for his injuries.

He gave police a vague description of the man who shot him, but police have not released any further information about the shooting.



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A man was shot in the thigh during an incident on Monterey Road early Sunday morning, Colorado Springs police said.

The man, who police did not identify, was found with a gunshot wound to his leg on the 1800 block of Monterey Road at 1 a.m. The bullet broke his femur, and the man was transported to Memorial Hospital Central to be treated for his injuries.

He gave police a vague description of the man who shot him, but police have not released any further information about the shooting.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:13:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Police seek man who stole from northeast Colorado Springs pet store]]> http://gazette.com/police-seek-man-who-stole-from-northeast-colorado-springs-pet-store/article/1555036?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-seek-man-who-stole-from-northeast-colorado-springs-pet-store/article/1555036?custom_click=rss Colorado Springs police are looking for a man who they say took money from a cash register in a pet store in northeast Colorado Springs on Sunday.

The man came into the pet store, Natural Pet Market at 3640 Jeannine Drive, just before 11:30 a.m. and demanded money from an employee. He grabbed money from the cash register and ran, got into a car and drove north toward Van Teylingen Drive, police said.

Police did not disclose how much money was taken during the theft.



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Colorado Springs police are looking for a man who they say took money from a cash register in a pet store in northeast Colorado Springs on Sunday.

The man came into the pet store, Natural Pet Market at 3640 Jeannine Drive, just before 11:30 a.m. and demanded money from an employee. He grabbed money from the cash register and ran, got into a car and drove north toward Van Teylingen Drive, police said.

Police did not disclose how much money was taken during the theft.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:12:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Soccer frenzy comes to downtown Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/soccer-frenzy-comes-to-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1555033?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/soccer-frenzy-comes-to-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1555033?custom_click=rss

Pounding, thudding, screaming, sighing - so went the wave of emotions in Jack Quinn's on Sunday night as a red, white and blue bedecked crowd hung on every kick, header and goal of Team USA's game against Japan.

Heart rates and voices rose with every inch that brought the American women's team closer to their goals and to a record-breaking victory in soccer for the U.S. But for several Colorado Springs fans in the crowd, the close-packed and hot upper room at the downtown Jack Quinn's represented more than just a milestone for the country - Sunday night's watch-party was the culmination of years of work to bring the frenzy of soccer fandom to Southern Colorado.



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Pounding, thudding, screaming, sighing - so went the wave of emotions in Jack Quinn's on Sunday night as a red, white and blue bedecked crowd hung on every kick, header and goal of Team USA's game against Japan.

Heart rates and voices rose with every inch that brought the American women's team closer to their goals and to a record-breaking victory in soccer for the U.S. But for several Colorado Springs fans in the crowd, the close-packed and hot upper room at the downtown Jack Quinn's represented more than just a milestone for the country - Sunday night's watch-party was the culmination of years of work to bring the frenzy of soccer fandom to Southern Colorado.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:47:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs photographer joins colleagues for reunion in Vietnam]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-photographer-joins-colleagues-for-reunion-in-vietnam/article/1555008?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-photographer-joins-colleagues-for-reunion-in-vietnam/article/1555008?custom_click=rss

The Vietnam Old Hacks is an international group of journalists and photographers from the Vietnam War who came together as a group in 1995 to return to Vietnam to remember their time together during the war. During the last week of April every five years, a core group has boarded a plane in their respective hometowns and returned to a place where they risked their lives to tell stories from the war years ago.

David Terry of Colorado Springs traveled with the group for the first time in 2005 and returned in 2010 and this year.

"I wasn't aware of it then (in 1995), but my understanding was that it was a group of people who got together and had a small reunion," he said. "It has grown since then.



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The Vietnam Old Hacks is an international group of journalists and photographers from the Vietnam War who came together as a group in 1995 to return to Vietnam to remember their time together during the war. During the last week of April every five years, a core group has boarded a plane in their respective hometowns and returned to a place where they risked their lives to tell stories from the war years ago.

David Terry of Colorado Springs traveled with the group for the first time in 2005 and returned in 2010 and this year.

"I wasn't aware of it then (in 1995), but my understanding was that it was a group of people who got together and had a small reunion," he said. "It has grown since then.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:42:12 -0600
<![CDATA[5 cool family hikes in Colorado on a hot summer day]]> http://gazette.com/5-cool-family-hikes-in-colorado-on-a-hot-summer-day/article/1554222?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/5-cool-family-hikes-in-colorado-on-a-hot-summer-day/article/1554222?custom_click=rss

To help you enjoy Colorado, we at Out There Colorado have brainstormed and identified five fun trails for a sunny summer day. (Don't worry, we'll keep sharing ideas for shady or water-splashed hikes as long as there's a need to beat the heat. And we welcome your suggestions: email team@outtherecolorado.com.)

These Front Range trails are great for casual exploration and perfect for hiking with your children or your favorite young summer visitors.

1 - Bear Creek Nature Trail:
With mostly gentle slopes and great views of the foothills, this 1.1-mile hike is the perfect introduction to hiking. Consider picking up a self-guided tour brochure from the Bear Creek Nature Center, which features interactive displays, wildlife



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To help you enjoy Colorado, we at Out There Colorado have brainstormed and identified five fun trails for a sunny summer day. (Don't worry, we'll keep sharing ideas for shady or water-splashed hikes as long as there's a need to beat the heat. And we welcome your suggestions: email team@outtherecolorado.com.)

These Front Range trails are great for casual exploration and perfect for hiking with your children or your favorite young summer visitors.

1 - Bear Creek Nature Trail:
With mostly gentle slopes and great views of the foothills, this 1.1-mile hike is the perfect introduction to hiking. Consider picking up a self-guided tour brochure from the Bear Creek Nature Center, which features interactive displays, wildlife

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:08:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Chew on this: Top burgers, BBQ, burritos, pizza and fish taco spots in the Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/chew-on-this-top-burgers-bbq-burritos-pizza-and-fish-taco-spots-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1554741?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chew-on-this-top-burgers-bbq-burritos-pizza-and-fish-taco-spots-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1554741?custom_click=rss

Who has the best burger in Colorado Springs? How about best barbecue or pizza? Gazette readers voted and so did we.

Here are the results:

- Best Barbecue

Bird Dog BBQ

Rudy's 'Country Store' and Bar-B-Q

Front Range Barbeque

 

- Best Burger

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews

SmashBurger

- Best Burrito

Chipotle

El Taco Rey

Monica's Taco Shop

- Best Pizza

Borriello Brothers Real New York Pizza

Il Vicino

Papa Murphy's

- Best Fish Taco

Bonefish Grill

Hacienda Colorado

La'au's Taco Shop

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Who has the best burger in Colorado Springs? How about best barbecue or pizza? Gazette readers voted and so did we.

Here are the results:

- Best Barbecue

Bird Dog BBQ

Rudy's 'Country Store' and Bar-B-Q

Front Range Barbeque

 

- Best Burger

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews

SmashBurger

- Best Burrito

Chipotle

El Taco Rey

Monica's Taco Shop

- Best Pizza

Borriello Brothers Real New York Pizza

Il Vicino

Papa Murphy's

- Best Fish Taco

Bonefish Grill

Hacienda Colorado

La'au's Taco Shop

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:06:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Body found in South Platte River in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/body-found-in-south-platte-river-in-colorado/article/1555029?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/body-found-in-south-platte-river-in-colorado/article/1555029?custom_click=rss DENVER — Denver police are recovering a body found in the South Platte River Sunday.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1S0dVyl ) that it the second body found in the river since last week, when the body of a man who fell into the river while tubing earlier in June was recovered.

This year at least 12 people have died in Colorado's rivers, which have been running high due to snow melt and this spring's heavy rain.

A 20-year-old drowned Saturday on a rafting trip on Clear Creek near Idaho Springs.



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DENVER — Denver police are recovering a body found in the South Platte River Sunday.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1S0dVyl ) that it the second body found in the river since last week, when the body of a man who fell into the river while tubing earlier in June was recovered.

This year at least 12 people have died in Colorado's rivers, which have been running high due to snow melt and this spring's heavy rain.

A 20-year-old drowned Saturday on a rafting trip on Clear Creek near Idaho Springs.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:59:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Fawn rescued from Colorado lake]]> http://gazette.com/fawn-rescued-from-colorado-lake/article/1555027?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fawn-rescued-from-colorado-lake/article/1555027?custom_click=rss

Law enforcement saved a young fawn that almost drowned after wandering into Vallecito Lake on Friday night.

Upper Pine River Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said medics from his agency were patrolling Vallecito Lake aboard a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office boat as a precautionary measure during the fireworks show, which brings many revelers into the water.

“Somehow, this little baby fawn was out there deep in the lake, and it looked like he was trying to swim. So the boat followed him, and so did a person on a paddleboard.

But the fawn couldn’t make it to shore, and when he got to the middle of the lake, “he got so



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Law enforcement saved a young fawn that almost drowned after wandering into Vallecito Lake on Friday night.

Upper Pine River Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said medics from his agency were patrolling Vallecito Lake aboard a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office boat as a precautionary measure during the fireworks show, which brings many revelers into the water.

“Somehow, this little baby fawn was out there deep in the lake, and it looked like he was trying to swim. So the boat followed him, and so did a person on a paddleboard.

But the fawn couldn’t make it to shore, and when he got to the middle of the lake, “he got so

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:04:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Fight over American flag leaves Colorado man in hospital]]> http://gazette.com/fight-over-american-flag-leaves-colorado-man-in-hospital/article/1555026?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fight-over-american-flag-leaves-colorado-man-in-hospital/article/1555026?custom_click=rss FORT COLLINS — Police say that a fight over proper American flag etiquette prompted a scuffle that left a man facing life-threatening injuries.

The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1HF2Px3) that Fort Collins police are blaming an alcohol-fueled pool party fight for the Saturday afternoon incident.

Police said the scuffle followed an argument about the precedence of the flag. Someone punched 25-year-old Todd Hesser in the face, causing him to fall and hit the concrete.

Hesser was in critical condition Saturday night.

At least seven patrol units from Fort Collins police responded to help with crowd control and interview witnesses. As of Saturday evening, no arrests had been made, though police had



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FORT COLLINS — Police say that a fight over proper American flag etiquette prompted a scuffle that left a man facing life-threatening injuries.

The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1HF2Px3) that Fort Collins police are blaming an alcohol-fueled pool party fight for the Saturday afternoon incident.

Police said the scuffle followed an argument about the precedence of the flag. Someone punched 25-year-old Todd Hesser in the face, causing him to fall and hit the concrete.

Hesser was in critical condition Saturday night.

At least seven patrol units from Fort Collins police responded to help with crowd control and interview witnesses. As of Saturday evening, no arrests had been made, though police had

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:17:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado drive-in theaters offer summer nights of nostalgia]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-drive-in-theaters-offer-summer-nights-of-nostalgia/article/1555016?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-drive-in-theaters-offer-summer-nights-of-nostalgia/article/1555016?custom_click=rss

PUEBLO - It won't be dark for a couple of hours, so Chuck and Marianne James lean against their red pickup parked behind the snack shop and poke at a tray of fried chicken and french fries. They feed crumbs to their two dogs, who saunter in and out of the front seat, and watch as the line of cars gradually swells.

"This is it, this is really why people come here," says Chuck, in between slurps of root beer from a plastic cup. "They come to be outside and see people they know and be a part of something."

They show up for a movie under the stars, but also for everything that goes with it. At this theater, there are no lights to switch off, no timer to go by, no surround-sound speakers to plug in, no carpeted floors to vacuum.



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PUEBLO - It won't be dark for a couple of hours, so Chuck and Marianne James lean against their red pickup parked behind the snack shop and poke at a tray of fried chicken and french fries. They feed crumbs to their two dogs, who saunter in and out of the front seat, and watch as the line of cars gradually swells.

"This is it, this is really why people come here," says Chuck, in between slurps of root beer from a plastic cup. "They come to be outside and see people they know and be a part of something."

They show up for a movie under the stars, but also for everything that goes with it. At this theater, there are no lights to switch off, no timer to go by, no surround-sound speakers to plug in, no carpeted floors to vacuum.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:27:16 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: 19 young women named 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-photos-19-young-women-named-2015-colorado-springs-debutantes/article/1554845?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-photos-19-young-women-named-2015-colorado-springs-debutantes/article/1554845?custom_click=rss

Nineteen young women who just celebrated their high school graduation and are planning their freshmen year in college have been chosen as the 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes. Those selected for this 49th social season were named for their school accomplishments, volunteer activities and contributions to the community as well as for the community contributions of their families.

The 19 to be presented at the formal Debutante Ball Dec. 22 at The Broadmoor are graduates of 10 area high schools.

Acquisitions for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center are the philanthropic focus of the Debutante Balls, which have raised almost $600,000 over the years.

The 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes:

Lauren Elizabeth



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Nineteen young women who just celebrated their high school graduation and are planning their freshmen year in college have been chosen as the 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes. Those selected for this 49th social season were named for their school accomplishments, volunteer activities and contributions to the community as well as for the community contributions of their families.

The 19 to be presented at the formal Debutante Ball Dec. 22 at The Broadmoor are graduates of 10 area high schools.

Acquisitions for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center are the philanthropic focus of the Debutante Balls, which have raised almost $600,000 over the years.

The 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes:

Lauren Elizabeth

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:16:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Group increasing efforts to show support for military in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/group-increasing-efforts-to-show-support-for-military-in-colorado/article/1555010?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/group-increasing-efforts-to-show-support-for-military-in-colorado/article/1555010?custom_click=rss A statewide military booster group is ramping up efforts to show appreciation for troops in a bid to stave off Pentagon cuts.

Colorado Wants You chairman Joe Blake said the group has attained nonprofit status and is working to show local government and federal officials the value of having troops in Colorado.

"It is a statewide leadership umbrella to reflect the importance of military in Colorado," said Blake, the chancellor emeritus of the Colorado State University System.

The group formed in 2014 amid concerns about Pentagon budget cuts that could carve $50 billion per year from military coffers. The Army warned that the cuts could lead to steep troop reductions at 30 U.S. installations, including eliminating up to



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A statewide military booster group is ramping up efforts to show appreciation for troops in a bid to stave off Pentagon cuts.

Colorado Wants You chairman Joe Blake said the group has attained nonprofit status and is working to show local government and federal officials the value of having troops in Colorado.

"It is a statewide leadership umbrella to reflect the importance of military in Colorado," said Blake, the chancellor emeritus of the Colorado State University System.

The group formed in 2014 amid concerns about Pentagon budget cuts that could carve $50 billion per year from military coffers. The Army warned that the cuts could lead to steep troop reductions at 30 U.S. installations, including eliminating up to

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:06:40 -0600