<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/local Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:13:28 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[2 shot after fight near Colorado Springs hookah lounge]]> http://gazette.com/2-shot-after-fight-near-colorado-springs-hookah-lounge/article/1594907?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-shot-after-fight-near-colorado-springs-hookah-lounge/article/1594907?custom_click=rss

A fight outside a Colorado Springs hookah lounge escalated quickly after a man pulled out a gun.

The crowd scattered after he pulled out his weapon. Police say the gunman started shooting at people as they fled, hitting a man and a woman. The man was shot in the back, while the woman's scalp was grazed by a bullet.

Neither of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.

Read full story at kktv.com.

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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:08:21 -0700
<![CDATA[Quiet weather expected Sunday in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/quiet-weather-expected-sunday-in-colorado-springs/article/1594903?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/quiet-weather-expected-sunday-in-colorado-springs/article/1594903?custom_click=rss

If you're looking to wrap up the weekend with outdoor activities, Sunday's forecast is working in your favor.

Temperatures will be in the 40s with sunny skies. No rain is predicted and winds aren't likely to exceed a light breeze, said Jessica Lebel, a meteorologist at Gazette news partner KKTV.

"It's going to be a nice day if people want to spend time outside," she said. "We're expecting quiet weather."

The National Weather Service in Pueblo forecasted a high of 46 degrees,

On Monday, temperatures will inch into the 50s before dropping into the 30s on Tuesday and Wednesday, Lebel said.

Colorado Springs could see snow as the colder weather moves in this week. The National Weather Service predicted a 40

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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:17:40 -0700
<![CDATA[Women's health advocates brace against Trump, Republican changes]]> http://gazette.com/womens-health-advocates-brace-against-trump-republican-changes/article/1594901?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/womens-health-advocates-brace-against-trump-republican-changes/article/1594901?custom_click=rss

On Monday, Lisa Cook plans to get an implantable birth control device lasting at least five years.

She hopes Donald Trump's expiration date as president comes sooner.

She's among a surge of women reportedly rushing to get birth control as Trump assumes the presidency and congressional Republicans can take action without fear of a White House veto. That could include stripping federal funding from Planned Parenthood and repealing former President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement, the Affordable Care Act.

In an executive order just hours after being sworn in Friday, President Trump directed government agencies to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible.

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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:05:41 -0700
<![CDATA[UCCS now a haven for vets]]> http://gazette.com/uccs-now-a-haven-for-vets/article/1594861?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/uccs-now-a-haven-for-vets/article/1594861?custom_click=rss

Troops and veterans can get personalized help and a free cup of coffee at the new McCord-Herbst Student Veterans Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

The center, open since September, was one of the amenities for military students that earned UCCS top honors as a "Gold Level Military Friendly School" from Victory Media, publisher of the GI Jobs magazine.

"We take pride in helping support folks," said Phillip Morris, who heads the college's Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs.

UCCS has more than 2,800 students on its campus with military ties and built the new center to help them navigate the academic world.

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:19:47 -0700
<![CDATA[Advocacy group stopping in Colorado Springs on statewide tour gauging LGBTQ needs]]> http://gazette.com/advocacy-group-stopping-in-colorado-springs-on-statewide-tour-gauging-lgbtq-needs/article/1594864?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/advocacy-group-stopping-in-colorado-springs-on-statewide-tour-gauging-lgbtq-needs/article/1594864?custom_click=rss

A Colorado organization that advocates for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals will be stopping locally as part of an effort to gauge the challenges facing LGBTQ folks across the state.

One Colorado's statewide tour, which will kick off Thursday and wrap up in mid-March, will host a meeting in Colorado Springs at 6 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church on South 21st Street.

At the meeting, One Colorado officials will review the results of the organization's most recent statewide needs assessment. The survey, taken online by more than 3,600 people, asked about hardships LGBTQ individuals encounter in various aspects of life, such as access to health care and

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:17:07 -0700
<![CDATA[Woman, 23, accused of attempted murder in east Colorado Springs shooting]]> http://gazette.com/woman-23-accused-of-attempted-murder-in-east-colorado-springs-shooting/article/1594887?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-23-accused-of-attempted-murder-in-east-colorado-springs-shooting/article/1594887?custom_click=rss

A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder after she allegedly shot a man on Saturday at an address near the Colorado Springs Airport.

Breanna Lark was booked into El Paso County Jail.

About 12:40 p.m., police were called to the 3200 block of Poughkeepsie Drive for a reported shooting. The victim was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were considered serious but not life threatening, police said.

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:58:32 -0700
<![CDATA[Agreement restores KRDO for DirecTV customers]]> http://gazette.com/agreement-restores-krdo-for-directv-customers/article/1594886?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/agreement-restores-krdo-for-directv-customers/article/1594886?custom_click=rss

More than a week after DirecTV removed local ABC affiliate station KRDO-TV from its selection of channels, the satellite TV provider and the station's parent company reached an agreement that will make the programming available to subscribers once again.

KRDO and 24 other stations owned by News Press & Gazette Television became unavailable to DirecTV customers on Jan. 12 due to hangups in contract negotiations.

On Saturday, a notice was posted to KRDO's site that said the companies had reached an arrangement.

"We have reached an agreement to restore our statiosn to the DirecTV system," a webpage linked to the notice stated. "Thank you for your patience and support as we worked through the negotiation.

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:16:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Police find suspected meth lab in northeast Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/police-find-suspected-meth-lab-in-northeast-colorado-springs/article/1594872?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-find-suspected-meth-lab-in-northeast-colorado-springs/article/1594872?custom_click=rss

Police are investigating a meth lab found in northeast Colorado Springs on Friday.

The lab was discovered in the 7600 block of Marksheffel Road about 10:30 p.m., according to Colorado Springs police.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office alerted police about the lab, which included several chemical ingredients for making methamphetamine.

No one was at the address when the lab was found, police said. The county’s hazmat team was called to the scene.

The Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division, which includes detectives from several area law enforcement agencies, is investigating the lab.

No arrests had been made as of early Saturday evening, police said.

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:15:52 -0700
<![CDATA[Why they took part in women's marches]]> http://gazette.com/why-they-took-part-in-womens-marches/article/1594879?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/why-they-took-part-in-womens-marches/article/1594879?custom_click=rss

The Gazette asked demonstrators in the Denver and Colorado Springs marches why they marched. Here's what they said:

Nathan Eberhart, Colorado Springs: "I'm here because there are too many fundamental rights that are up for grabs right now."

Jennifer Robinson, Denver: "We have to stand up to bullies, and Donald Trump has bullied women, he's bullied minorities, he's a bully. I'm marching to show him I won't be bullied."

Sabel Herrera, Colorado Springs: "I don't agree with a man who preaches such hate about so many people. It's disgusting to me. It makes me sick. But if we all come together, we can do something about it."

Nadeen Irbrahim, Denver: "I'm marching today to express my solidarity for civil rights.

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:22:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Thousands march in Colorado Springs in protest a day after President Trump's inauguration]]> http://gazette.com/thousands-march-in-colorado-springs-in-protest-a-day-after-president-trumps-inauguration/article/1594846?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thousands-march-in-colorado-springs-in-protest-a-day-after-president-trumps-inauguration/article/1594846?custom_click=rss

In what organizers say was among the largest demonstrations ever in Colorado Springs, thousands marched Saturday from Acacia park through downtown demanding equality, fairness and human rights a day after President Donald Trump's inauguration.

The protest drew an estimated 7,000 people, according to organizers, and was among hundreds in a worldwide series of what were billed as marches for women's rights in response to Trump's election. More than 100,000 people, including many from the Springs, filled Denver's Civic Center Park. In the nation's capital, where Trump had taken the oath of office the day before, hundreds of thousands marched along the National Mall to the Ellipse near the Washington Monument in protest.

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:18:59 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado jail deaths doubled from 2011 to June of 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-jail-deaths-doubled-from-2011-to-june-of-2015/article/1594844?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-jail-deaths-doubled-from-2011-to-june-of-2015/article/1594844?custom_click=rss

DENVER — The number of people who died in Colorado's jails more than doubled in four years, following a national trend of a rising death toll among inmates in city and county jails across the country.

Jail deaths in Colorado grew from 11 inmates in 2011 to 24 in 2015, according to data compiled by The Denver Post. During the same period, Colorado's jail population declined.

Colorado does not require county jails to track their in-custody deaths, and there is no statewide reporting system. The federal government has a law instructing jails to report their in-custody deaths, but the number of Colorado counties that report the information annually is inconsistent.

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:08:36 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado’s No-Call list collected $107,545 in fees from telemarketers]]> http://gazette.com/colorados-no-call-list-collected-107545-in-fees-from-telemarketers/article/1594839?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorados-no-call-list-collected-107545-in-fees-from-telemarketers/article/1594839?custom_click=rss

In Colorado, residents who don’t want to be called by telemarketers need to share their phone numbers with those telemarketers. That’s how the Colorado No-Call List works.

Telemarketers must pay the state for that list and then ensure workers do not call those phone numbers.

Fees generated by the list totaled $107,545 in 2016 for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The money is going back into the program, said Terry Bote, a PUC spokesman.

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:08:22 -0700
<![CDATA[Lawsuit filed over Colorado Parks predator controls]]> http://gazette.com/lawsuit-filed-over-colorado-parks-predator-controls/article/1594865?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lawsuit-filed-over-colorado-parks-predator-controls/article/1594865?custom_click=rss

GRAND JUNCTION — A conservation group is challenging Colorado Parks and Wildlife's plans to reduce predator numbers outside Rifle and in the Upper Arkansas River Valley in order to help mule deer populations improve.

WildEarth Guardians said Friday it has sued the agency and the commission that oversees it, The Daily Sentinel reported (http://bit.ly/2jZCdiV).

"CPW's plans are not grounded in sound science, violate Colorado's Constitution, and are neither supported by the vast majority of Coloradans nor in the public interest," Stuart Wilcox, staff attorney for WildEarth Guardians, said in a news release. "The Parks and Wildlife Commission's disdain for the public's will and the opinions of dozens of our country's

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:08:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Six things to watch on President Donald Trump's impact on Supreme Court]]> http://gazette.com/six-things-to-watch-on-president-donald-trumps-impact-on-supreme-court/article/1594863?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/six-things-to-watch-on-president-donald-trumps-impact-on-supreme-court/article/1594863?custom_click=rss

After a presidential campaign in which shattering political conventions became a new norm, gauging President Donald Trump's effect on the U.S. Supreme Court is a popular pastime in legal circles - one fraught with uncertainty.

But according to one legal observer who has argued before the nation's highest court, there are trends to watch for and reasons for both his supporters and critics to take heart.

Cate Stetson, Washington D.C.-based appellate attorney with Hogan Lovells, suggests six things to keep in mind as the nation prepares for a newly constituted conservative majority on the court. The following is adapted from a question-and-answer session with The Gazette ahead of a free lecture scheduled for Wednesday at

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:08:11 -0700
<![CDATA[Police investigate shooting near Palmer Park]]> http://gazette.com/police-investigate-shooting-near-palmer-park/article/1594812?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-investigate-shooting-near-palmer-park/article/1594812?custom_click=rss

A man was shot in the leg on Friday at an apartment complex near Palmer Park.

The shooting was reported just after 4:20 p.m. at Kingsborough Apartments, located in the 2800 block of Serendipity Circle, according to Colorado Springs police.

The victim, who was in his 30s, was taken to a local hospital, where he was prepared for surgery, police said. The suspect had left the apartment complex before officers arrived.

Police had not made an arrest in the shooting as of 5:30 p.m. Friday. No further details were available.

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:08:04 -0700
<![CDATA[New legislative session brings $500M deficit, uncertainty]]> http://gazette.com/new-legislative-session-brings-500m-deficit-uncertainty/article/feed/437439?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-legislative-session-brings-500m-deficit-uncertainty/article/feed/437439?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — With one eye on a $500 million state budget gap and the other on Washington, Gov. John Hickenlooper and a split Colorado Legislature enter the 2017 lawmaking session with little expectation of fiscal reform and plenty of uncertainty over transportation, the state's Medicaid bills, affordable housing and illegal pot sales.

Last year, Hickenlooper and fellow Democrats tried and failed to loosen Colorado's strict spending rules by declaring a $750 million hospital fund off-limits to tax rebates. They wanted the money for aging roads and underfunded schools.

The governor dropped that idea from his proposed $28.5 billion budget this year, as lawmakers prepare to face more tough spending choices during their four-mo

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