<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/local Mon, 25 May 2015 07:34:28 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Rockslide shuts down Highway 24 exit ramp near Rainbow Falls, west of Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/rockslide-shuts-down-highway-24-exit-ramp-near-rainbow-falls-west-of-colorado-springs/article/1552497?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockslide-shuts-down-highway-24-exit-ramp-near-rainbow-falls-west-of-colorado-springs/article/1552497?custom_click=rss

A rockslide has closed the eastbound exit ramp at mile marker 297 on Highway 24 east of Colorado Springs, according to Colorado State Patrol.

The slide is near Rainbow Falls and was reported shortly after 7 a.m. Highway 24 isn't effected, according to CSP.

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A rockslide has closed the eastbound exit ramp at mile marker 297 on Highway 24 east of Colorado Springs, according to Colorado State Patrol.

The slide is near Rainbow Falls and was reported shortly after 7 a.m. Highway 24 isn't effected, according to CSP.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 07:29:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Hiker rescued Sunday at Colorado Springs park]]> http://gazette.com/hiker-rescued-sunday-at-colorado-springs-park/article/1552496?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hiker-rescued-sunday-at-colorado-springs-park/article/1552496?custom_click=rss A high angle rescue crew rescued a hiker at Palmer Park in Colorado Springs Sunday, according to KKTV.

The crew was called out at approximately 8 p.m. Fire department crews treated the person at the scene.

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A high angle rescue crew rescued a hiker at Palmer Park in Colorado Springs Sunday, according to KKTV.

The crew was called out at approximately 8 p.m. Fire department crews treated the person at the scene.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 07:14:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Keep these tips in mind if you're attending Air Force graduation]]> http://gazette.com/keep-these-tips-in-mind-if-youre-attending-air-force-graduation/article/1552458?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/keep-these-tips-in-mind-if-youre-attending-air-force-graduation/article/1552458?custom_click=rss

The Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 will graduate Thursday amid pomp and ceremony.

Here's a rundown on the event.

- Get there early: Falcon Stadium opens at 7 a.m., and the ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. So, if you want to be there on time, plan to hit the road before 6 a.m.

The academy and military bases nationwide enhanced security May 8 in a bid to deter terrorist plots. That means every vehicle and person entering the campus draws extra scrutiny. Getting through the academy's gates last week was an hourlong endeavor, and it will be worse with a big graduation crowd.

- Get out of there: If you commute through northern Colorado Springs, avoid the academy in the morning.



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The Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 will graduate Thursday amid pomp and ceremony.

Here's a rundown on the event.

- Get there early: Falcon Stadium opens at 7 a.m., and the ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. So, if you want to be there on time, plan to hit the road before 6 a.m.

The academy and military bases nationwide enhanced security May 8 in a bid to deter terrorist plots. That means every vehicle and person entering the campus draws extra scrutiny. Getting through the academy's gates last week was an hourlong endeavor, and it will be worse with a big graduation crowd.

- Get out of there: If you commute through northern Colorado Springs, avoid the academy in the morning.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 07:02:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force Academy cemetery elicits tales of heroism, war]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-academy-cemetery-elicits-tales-of-heroism-war/article/1552430?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-academy-cemetery-elicits-tales-of-heroism-war/article/1552430?custom_click=rss

Gen. Curtis LeMay, who led America's last bombing campaigns of World War II, rests near master Sgt. William Crawford, who risked his life to take out enemy machine gun nests in Italy, earning him the Medal of Honor.

Across the way, Maj. Phil Ambard, killed in an Afghanistan attack, lies near Brig. Gen. Robin Olds, who flew to fame against North Vietnamese MiGs.

Tucked away in the center of the Air Force Academy grounds, the school's cemetery is packed with heroes from World War I forward.

"It's a gathering of eagles," retired Air Force Col. Paula Gould said as she prepared to place Memorial Day flags on some of the cemetery's 1,613 graves.

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Gen. Curtis LeMay, who led America's last bombing campaigns of World War II, rests near master Sgt. William Crawford, who risked his life to take out enemy machine gun nests in Italy, earning him the Medal of Honor.

Across the way, Maj. Phil Ambard, killed in an Afghanistan attack, lies near Brig. Gen. Robin Olds, who flew to fame against North Vietnamese MiGs.

Tucked away in the center of the Air Force Academy grounds, the school's cemetery is packed with heroes from World War I forward.

"It's a gathering of eagles," retired Air Force Col. Paula Gould said as she prepared to place Memorial Day flags on some of the cemetery's 1,613 graves.

The academy's cemetery is the only active burial ground on Air Force bases

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Mon, 25 May 2015 06:23:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Bills viewed as a way to build trust between Colorado police, citizens]]> http://gazette.com/bills-viewed-as-a-way-to-build-trust-between-colorado-police-citizens/article/1552485?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bills-viewed-as-a-way-to-build-trust-between-colorado-police-citizens/article/1552485?custom_click=rss DENVER - In a nation riled by a slew of cases of fatal police brutality or shooting of unarmed suspects, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed six bills last week aimed at "restoring trust" between the Colorado's law enforcement agencies and the community.

"The relationship between law enforcement agencies and communities has been strained," Hickenlooper said.

Several high-profile incidents have happened in the last year, including murder charges being filed against police officers in Baltimore, protests in Ferguson, Mo., and a South Carolina officer facing charges after a video showed an officer shooting multiple times at a man as he fled.

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"The relationship between law enforcement agencies and communities has been strained," Hickenlooper said.

Several high-profile incidents have happened in the last year, including murder charges being filed against police officers in Baltimore, protests in Ferguson, Mo., and a South Carolina officer facing charges after a video showed an officer shooting multiple times at a man as he fled.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 04:06:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Voice of the consumer: The trusty tire gauge]]> http://gazette.com/voice-of-the-consumer-the-trusty-tire-gauge/article/1552472?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/voice-of-the-consumer-the-trusty-tire-gauge/article/1552472?custom_click=rss

As you know, potholes seem to be everywhere. They're lurking, waiting for us to smack them. They don't discriminate on size or location.

It's almost as if they're daring city crews to not fill them soon enough.

Let's help each other in this battle and report them so they don't grow into monsters. Don't be afraid to call the Colorado Springs pothole hotline, 385-ROAD (7623).

I feel for Christy, who became a pothole victim last week at North Academy Boulevard and Bijou Street. She said she was driving slowly to work in the elements when she encountered a "crater." The pothole blew out a front and back tires on her brand-new car at a cost of $600.

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]]> As you know, potholes seem to be everywhere. They're lurking, waiting for us to smack them. They don't discriminate on size or location.

It's almost as if they're daring city crews to not fill them soon enough.

Let's help each other in this battle and report them so they don't grow into monsters. Don't be afraid to call the Colorado Springs pothole hotline, 385-ROAD (7623).

I feel for Christy, who became a pothole victim last week at North Academy Boulevard and Bijou Street. She said she was driving slowly to work in the elements when she encountered a "crater." The pothole blew out a front and back tires on her brand-new car at a cost of $600.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 04:06:02 -0600 <![CDATA['Relationship building' a priority for new El Paso County school superintendent]]> http://gazette.com/relationship-building-a-priority-for-new-el-paso-county-school-superintendent/article/1552477?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/relationship-building-a-priority-for-new-el-paso-county-school-superintendent/article/1552477?custom_click=rss

The Miami-Yoder School District JT-60 Board of Education last week hired an administrator from another local school district who they hope will be the panacea for the district's woes.

Dwight Barnes, assistant principal at Vista Ridge High School in Falcon School District 49, will take over in July as the JT-60 superintendent. He has a one-year contract.

"I love the small school setting and am excited for the opportunity," he said.

Miami-Yoder JT-60, in Rush, 40 miles east of Colorado Springs, had about 280 students this school year. Barnes, a resident of Elbert, will replace Richard "Rick" Walter, whose contract was terminated after 10 years as the Miami-Yoder superintendent.

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Dwight Barnes, assistant principal at Vista Ridge High School in Falcon School District 49, will take over in July as the JT-60 superintendent. He has a one-year contract.

"I love the small school setting and am excited for the opportunity," he said.

Miami-Yoder JT-60, in Rush, 40 miles east of Colorado Springs, had about 280 students this school year. Barnes, a resident of Elbert, will replace Richard "Rick" Walter, whose contract was terminated after 10 years as the Miami-Yoder superintendent.

Barnes has 30 years of experience in]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 04:06:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs church rises from fire with packed house]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-church-rises-from-fire-with-packed-house/article/1552484?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-church-rises-from-fire-with-packed-house/article/1552484?custom_click=rss

The Rev. Cleveland A. Thompson on Sunday gave a powerful sermon about "crossing over" to "new territory" despite challenges as he rededicated the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church three years after a fire destroyed the old building.

"If you're going to get to new territory you've got to get through the storm," Thompson told a congregation that filled the building just west of downtown Colorado Springs. "You can be on the right track, but you can run upon a storm."

That is the lesson in Mark 4:35, Thompson said, where Jesus leads his disciples across the lake, and a storm tests their faith.

Thompson said after the inaugural service at the new church that his congregation weathered the pitfalls of construction and

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]]> The Rev. Cleveland A. Thompson on Sunday gave a powerful sermon about "crossing over" to "new territory" despite challenges as he rededicated the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church three years after a fire destroyed the old building.

"If you're going to get to new territory you've got to get through the storm," Thompson told a congregation that filled the building just west of downtown Colorado Springs. "You can be on the right track, but you can run upon a storm."

That is the lesson in Mark 4:35, Thompson said, where Jesus leads his disciples across the lake, and a storm tests their faith.

Thompson said after the inaugural service at the new church that his congregation weathered the pitfalls of construction and]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 04:05:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Mugshot Monday: Pikes Peak region wanted]]> http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-pikes-peak-region-wanted/article/1552490?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-pikes-peak-region-wanted/article/1552490?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.

Derek Cibik, 25, is described as a 6-foot, 195-pound man with black hair and brown eyes. Cibik is being sought on suspicion of con robbery.

Wesley J. Dyer, 53, is described as a 5-5, 175-pound man with blond hair and hazel eyes. Dyer is being sought on suspicion of identity theft.

Michael Allen Riedell, 48, is described as a 5-8, 190-pound man with brown hair and green eyes. Riedell is being sought on suspicion of dangerous drugs, possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Anthony Carlos Sanchez, 26, is described as a 5-8, 145-pound man with brown hair

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

Derek Cibik, 25, is described as a 6-foot, 195-pound man with black hair and brown eyes. Cibik is being sought on suspicion of con robbery.

Wesley J. Dyer, 53, is described as a 5-5, 175-pound man with blond hair and hazel eyes. Dyer is being sought on suspicion of identity theft.

Michael Allen Riedell, 48, is described as a 5-8, 190-pound man with brown hair and green eyes. Riedell is being sought on suspicion of dangerous drugs, possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Anthony Carlos Sanchez, 26, is described as a 5-8, 145-pound man with brown hair]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 04:05:40 -0600 <![CDATA[El Paso County studying a change to district boundaries.]]> http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-studying-a-change-to-district-boundaries./article/1552476?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-studying-a-change-to-district-boundaries./article/1552476?custom_click=rss Three options could change the Board of El Paso County Commissioner districts for many county residents.

The proposed districts, announced at a May 12 commissioners meeting, are intended to help the growing county population be equitable across the districts while preserving the key areas and features of each district, said Ryan Parsell, spokesman for the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office. Before creating the options, the office consulted with county commissioners and representatives from the major political parties.

"Their goals were such that we couldn't create one plan," Parsell said. "Each option has different strengths and weaknesses."

The biggest potential changes would impact districts one and four,

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The proposed districts, announced at a May 12 commissioners meeting, are intended to help the growing county population be equitable across the districts while preserving the key areas and features of each district, said Ryan Parsell, spokesman for the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office. Before creating the options, the office consulted with county commissioners and representatives from the major political parties.

"Their goals were such that we couldn't create one plan," Parsell said. "Each option has different strengths and weaknesses."

The biggest potential changes would impact districts one and four,]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 04:05:35 -0600 <![CDATA[List: Memorial Day closings in Pikes Peak region]]> http://gazette.com/list-memorial-day-closings-in-pikes-peak-region/article/1552303?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/list-memorial-day-closings-in-pikes-peak-region/article/1552303?custom_click=rss Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed Monday. Check with individual locations.

Buses (Metro Transit): Regular bus service Monday.

Government offices : City, county, state and federal offices closed Monday.

Libraries: All Pikes Peak District Library branches closed Monday.

Post Office: Offices closed and no mail service Monday.

Public schools: Most districts out of school for the summer. Check with individual districts or schools.

The Gazette: Office closed Monday; newspaper delivery unaffected.

Malls: The Citadel and The Promenade Shops at Briargate open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; Chapel Hills open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday.

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Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed Monday. Check with individual locations.

Buses (Metro Transit): Regular bus service Monday.

Government offices : City, county, state and federal offices closed Monday.

Libraries: All Pikes Peak District Library branches closed Monday.

Post Office: Offices closed and no mail service Monday.

Public schools: Most districts out of school for the summer. Check with individual districts or schools.

The Gazette: Office closed Monday; newspaper delivery unaffected.

Malls: The Citadel and The Promenade Shops at Briargate open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; Chapel Hills open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday.

Major Department and Grocery Stores: Open regular

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Sun, 24 May 2015 20:31:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Virginia woman arrested after overnight shooting in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/virginia-woman-arrested-after-overnight-shooting-in-colorado-springs/article/1552473?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/virginia-woman-arrested-after-overnight-shooting-in-colorado-springs/article/1552473?custom_click=rss An overnight shooting at a Colorado Springs dance club left a man hospitalized in critical condition on Sunday.

A man is in critical but stable condition following a shooting at 3113 S. Academy Blvd. Sunday morning at 2 a.m. Stephanie Gonzalez, a 25-year-old woman visiting from Virginia, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and is being held on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP to remain anonymous.



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An overnight shooting at a Colorado Springs dance club left a man hospitalized in critical condition on Sunday.

A man is in critical but stable condition following a shooting at 3113 S. Academy Blvd. Sunday morning at 2 a.m. Stephanie Gonzalez, a 25-year-old woman visiting from Virginia, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and is being held on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP to remain anonymous.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 20:06:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Man accused of fatally striking Colorado State Patrol cadet blames car malfunction]]> http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-fatally-striking-colorado-state-patrol-cadet-blames-car-malfunction/article/1552424?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-fatally-striking-colorado-state-patrol-cadet-blames-car-malfunction/article/1552424?custom_click=rss

LONGMONT — A Colorado State Patrol cadet was killed and a trooper critically injured after they were hit while trying to stop a fleeing car near Longmont.

The 27-year-old suspect fled an initial traffic stop in Weld County, Longmont police Cmdr. Jeff Satur said. The man's driver's license had been suspended, Satur said.

Investigators said the driver plowed into the scene of a separate accident investigation being conducted by other troopers, and the trooper and cadet put out spikes trying to stop the driver.

The cadet was identified as Taylor Thyfault, 21. The injured trooper has been identified as Clinton Rushing, 37. The suspect was seriously injured and taken into custody, but his name has not been released,



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LONGMONT — A Colorado State Patrol cadet was killed and a trooper critically injured after they were hit while trying to stop a fleeing car near Longmont.

The 27-year-old suspect fled an initial traffic stop in Weld County, Longmont police Cmdr. Jeff Satur said. The man's driver's license had been suspended, Satur said.

Investigators said the driver plowed into the scene of a separate accident investigation being conducted by other troopers, and the trooper and cadet put out spikes trying to stop the driver.

The cadet was identified as Taylor Thyfault, 21. The injured trooper has been identified as Clinton Rushing, 37. The suspect was seriously injured and taken into custody, but his name has not been released,

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Sun, 24 May 2015 20:00:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Ailing boy gets wish come true at Colorado ranch]]> http://gazette.com/ailing-boy-gets-wish-come-true-at-colorado-ranch/article/1552481?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ailing-boy-gets-wish-come-true-at-colorado-ranch/article/1552481?custom_click=rss PARACHUTE — Beaming with a nervous and wide grin — the sort of uncontrollable grin that accompanies living one's dream — Bradley Skinner mounted his horse, Kansas, for the first time earlier this month. Grasping the reins as tightly as his hardened hands would allow, the two traveled alongside renowned horse trainer John Lyons at his sprawling facility in Parachute. It was a moment he will never forget.

"I haven't been disappointed," Bradley, an energetic 16-year-old from Corpus Christi, Texas, said shortly after dismounting Kansas for the first time. "It's great seeing the way Kansas has changed and become a more enjoyable horse to be around. It's wonderful.



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PARACHUTE — Beaming with a nervous and wide grin — the sort of uncontrollable grin that accompanies living one's dream — Bradley Skinner mounted his horse, Kansas, for the first time earlier this month. Grasping the reins as tightly as his hardened hands would allow, the two traveled alongside renowned horse trainer John Lyons at his sprawling facility in Parachute. It was a moment he will never forget.

"I haven't been disappointed," Bradley, an energetic 16-year-old from Corpus Christi, Texas, said shortly after dismounting Kansas for the first time. "It's great seeing the way Kansas has changed and become a more enjoyable horse to be around. It's wonderful.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 19:28:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Get a Job Monday: Why the Y for a career]]> http://gazette.com/get-a-job-monday-why-the-y-for-a-career/article/1552478?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/get-a-job-monday-why-the-y-for-a-career/article/1552478?custom_click=rss One of the nation's leading nonprofit organizations is hiring, and you could be the one they need. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is offering a career to make a lasting difference in the community. At any given time, the Y has about 30 positions open ranging from part-time, full-time and exempt status and is seeking energetic, dedicated and community-driven individuals.

The YMCA has eight centers, two resident-only community centers, four outdoor pool facilities and a resident camp, Camp Shady Brook.

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One of the nation's leading nonprofit organizations is hiring, and you could be the one they need. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is offering a career to make a lasting difference in the community. At any given time, the Y has about 30 positions open ranging from part-time, full-time and exempt status and is seeking energetic, dedicated and community-driven individuals.

The YMCA has eight centers, two resident-only community centers, four outdoor pool facilities and a resident camp, Camp Shady Brook.

For information, go to ppymca.org and click on careers.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 18:49:32 -0600
<![CDATA[VA: Denver construction will stop if Congress doesn't act]]> By DAN ELLIOTT http://gazette.com/va-denver-construction-will-stop-if-congress-doesnt-act/article/feed/234826?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/va-denver-construction-will-stop-if-congress-doesnt-act/article/feed/234826?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Construction on the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital will stop if Congress doesn't authorize more spending on the project within a week, the Veterans Affairs Department said Monday.

VA Secretary Robert McDonald told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in a memo that his department has identified $150 million it could funnel to the project from this year's budget to keep the work moving, but Congress must first raise the spending limit by $200 million to $1 billion.

The spending limit is separate from the $730 million the VA has asked Congress to appropriate to finish the project.

McDonald also told the committee the VA was willing to scale back the project, delaying construction of a nursing hom

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VA Secretary Robert McDonald told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in a memo that his department has identified $150 million it could funnel to the project from this year's budget to keep the work moving, but Congress must first raise the spending limit by $200 million to $1 billion.

The spending limit is separate from the $730 million the VA has asked Congress to appropriate to finish the project.

McDonald also told the committee the VA was willing to scale back the project, delaying construction of a nursing hom]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 22:31:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Feds to help farmers, ranchers in Ogallala Aquifer region]]> http://gazette.com/feds-to-help-farmers-ranchers-in-ogallala-aquifer-region/article/feed/234159?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/feds-to-help-farmers-ranchers-in-ogallala-aquifer-region/article/feed/234159?custom_click=rss CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials say farmers and ranchers who depend on the Ogallala Aquifer will benefit from $6.5 million in funding.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that it would be investing in projects in a handful of states with the goal of conserving billions of gallons of water to extend the life of the aquifer.

Underlying eight states, the Ogallala supports nearly one-fifth of the U.S. wheat, corn, cotton and cattle production. It has long been the main water supply for communities throughout the Great Plains and is being depleted at an unsustainable rate.

In eastern New Mexico, the Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to work with farmers to convert irrigated cropland to d

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that it would be investing in projects in a handful of states with the goal of conserving billions of gallons of water to extend the life of the aquifer.

Underlying eight states, the Ogallala supports nearly one-fifth of the U.S. wheat, corn, cotton and cattle production. It has long been the main water supply for communities throughout the Great Plains and is being depleted at an unsustainable rate.

In eastern New Mexico, the Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to work with farmers to convert irrigated cropland to d]]> Sat, 16 May 2015 11:30:56 -0600 <![CDATA[CDOT employee killed in multi-vehicle crash near Monarch]]> http://gazette.com/cdot-employee-killed-in-multi-vehicle-crash-near-monarch/article/feed/234116?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cdot-employee-killed-in-multi-vehicle-crash-near-monarch/article/feed/234116?custom_click=rss MONARCH, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a state transportation employee was killed in a multi-vehicle crash near the base of Monarch Pass.

The Colorado State Patrol says the driver of a tractor-trailer heading east down the pass on U.S. Highway 50 caused the crash in an active construction zone Friday afternoon.

Eastbound traffic was stopped so the westbound traffic could proceed through a construction site. The tractor-trailer did not stop, and instead crossed into the westbound lane, hitting a passenger truck and a dump truck. Another vehicle was hit after the initial crash.

The driver of the dump truck, who worked for the Colorado Department of Transportation, was killed and the tractor-trailer driver was seriously i

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The Colorado State Patrol says the driver of a tractor-trailer heading east down the pass on U.S. Highway 50 caused the crash in an active construction zone Friday afternoon.

Eastbound traffic was stopped so the westbound traffic could proceed through a construction site. The tractor-trailer did not stop, and instead crossed into the westbound lane, hitting a passenger truck and a dump truck. Another vehicle was hit after the initial crash.

The driver of the dump truck, who worked for the Colorado Department of Transportation, was killed and the tractor-trailer driver was seriously i]]> Sat, 16 May 2015 00:15:39 -0600