<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/ Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:18:16 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Italian PM 'guarantees' savers' accounts in 2 troubled banks]]> http://gazette.com/italian-pm-guarantees-savers-accounts-in-2-troubled-banks/article/feed/471581?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/italian-pm-guarantees-savers-accounts-in-2-troubled-banks/article/feed/471581?custom_click=rss ROME (AP) — Italy's premier says holders of accounts in two troubled Italian banks will have their savings guaranteed despite insolvency proceedings.

Premier Paolo Gentiloni was referring to Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza, each struggling with unpaid loans. The European Central Bank Friday night ruled those banks were "failing or about to fail."

In comments on Italian state radio Saturday, Gentiloni said "the guarantee regarding savers, account-holders, is a guarantee that I feel I can totally confirm."

The government was expected to quickly meet to decide about taking on the deteriorated assets, costing public coffers an estimated 8 billion-10 billion euros (nearly $9 billion-$11 billion).

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:04:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Turkey Pride Week]]> http://gazette.com/turkey-pride-week/article/feed/471583?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/turkey-pride-week/article/feed/471583?custom_click=rss FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 file photo, a participant of the Pride Week march in Istanbul, reacts as others flee after Turkish police use a water canon to disperse them. For several years, Pride Week in Istanbul attracted tens of thousands of participants, making it one of largest gatherings celebrating gay, lesbian and transgender rights and diversity in the Muslim world. That changed suddenly in 2015, when authorities, citing security concerns, banned gay and trans-gender pride events chasing away shocked participants trying to converge on central Taksim Square with tear gas and water cannons.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:02:24 -0600
<![CDATA[India Hindu Festival]]> http://gazette.com/india-hindu-festival/article/feed/456394?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/india-hindu-festival/article/feed/456394?custom_click=rss An Indian woman paints decorative motifs on an elephant in preparation of the annual Rath Yatra, or Chariot procession, in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, June 24, 2017. The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival which will be celebrated on June 25.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:02:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Austria Zoo]]> http://gazette.com/austria-zoo/article/feed/471580?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/austria-zoo/article/feed/471580?custom_click=rss Peruvian penguins jump in the pool at the Schoenbrunn zoo on a warm and sunny day in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, June 24, 2017.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:50:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Germany coach Loew offers advice to Goretzka on club career]]> http://gazette.com/germany-coach-loew-offers-advice-to-goretzka-on-club-career/article/feed/471582?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/germany-coach-loew-offers-advice-to-goretzka-on-club-career/article/feed/471582?custom_click=rss

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew says he has offered Leon Goretzka advice on his club future as the midfielder is linked with a move away from Schalke.

The 22-year-old Goretzka, who has a year remaining on his Schalke contract, has put in strong performances as part of an inexperienced Germany side at the Confederations Cup.

Loew says he's had long conversations with Goretzka about "different possible scenarios" in his career.

Through a translator, Loew says he "wanted to know what (Goretzka) was thinking and what kind of opportunities he envisaged. I certainly spoke my mind."

Loew isn't ready to discuss the details.

Goretzka says when there are facts he will be "publicizing them and what my

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:50:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Planes provide glimpse into private Sochi training sessions]]> http://gazette.com/planes-provide-glimpse-into-private-sochi-training-sessions/article/feed/471579?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/planes-provide-glimpse-into-private-sochi-training-sessions/article/feed/471579?custom_click=rss

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Perhaps keeping the ball on the ground should be the order from air traffic control rather than coaches in this southern Russian coastal resort.

A FIFA-assigned training ground, used so far by Australia and Cameroon at the Confederations Cup, is directly on the flight path into Sochi's airport.

After passing over the Black Sea, the final kilometer of the descent sees planes roar directly over the pitch before touching down on the runway.

The airplanes can appear deceptively close for players training for the 2018 World Cup warm-up tournament. According to the flight tracking app Plane Finder, aircraft are less than 70 meters off the ground as they drop over the pitch.

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:42:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Serbia Gay Rights]]> http://gazette.com/serbia-gay-rights/article/feed/471577?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/serbia-gay-rights/article/feed/471577?custom_click=rss Serbian riot police guard Serbia's gay pride march in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Serbia's first openly gay and female prime minister Ana Brnabic is set to take office in the staunchly conservative country next week after the ruling populists mustered majority support for her in parliament.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:38:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Taiwan Golden Melody Awards]]> http://gazette.com/taiwan-golden-melody-awards/article/feed/471578?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/taiwan-golden-melody-awards/article/feed/471578?custom_click=rss Taiwanese singer Yoga Lin arrives at the 28th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Lin is nominated for Best Male Mandarin Singer for his self-titled album ''Sell like hot cakes'' at this year's Golden Melody Awards, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:35:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens]]> http://gazette.com/hundreds-evacuated-from-london-towers-as-fire-fallout-widens/article/feed/471553?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hundreds-evacuated-from-london-towers-as-fire-fallout-widens/article/feed/471553?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes.

Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags, with many angry and confused about the chaotic situation. Some refused to leave.

Camden Council said it decided to evacuate the buildings on the Chalcots Estate late Friday after fire inspectors told officials that the blocks were "not safe for people to sleep in overnight." Inspectors uncovered problems with "gas insulation and door stops," which combined with the presence of flammable cladding meant residents had to leave immediately, council leader Georgia Gould said

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:33:10 -0600 <![CDATA[South Korea US Missile Defense]]> http://gazette.com/south-korea-us-missile-defense/article/feed/466557?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/south-korea-us-missile-defense/article/feed/466557?custom_click=rss Protesters carry a banner with an illustration of U.S. President Donald Trump in front of the U.S. embassy during a rally against the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 24, 2017. South Korea said earlier this month it will set up an environmental review before allowing four more launchers to be added to a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to cope with North Korean threats.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:32:23 -0600
<![CDATA[UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar]]> http://gazette.com/uae-arab-states-dont-seek-regime-change-in-qatar/article/feed/471572?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/uae-arab-states-dont-seek-regime-change-in-qatar/article/feed/471572?custom_click=rss

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top United Arab Emirates official said Saturday the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership but are willing to cut ties if it does not agree to their demands.

Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told reporters in Dubai that his country and its allies, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, do not want "regime change" in Qatar, but a "behavioral change."

The four countries presented a 13-point list of demands to Qatar through mediator Kuwait on Thursday and gave it 10 days to comply. Qatar says it is reviewing the ultimatum, which includes demands to shut Al-Jazeera, cut ties with Islamist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood,

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:32:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative]]> http://gazette.com/consumer-issues-stemming-from-the-gop-health-care-initiative/article/feed/471550?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/consumer-issues-stemming-from-the-gop-health-care-initiative/article/feed/471550?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond "Obamacare."

Former President Barack Obama's signature law is usually associated with subsidized insurance markets like HealthCare.gov. But the Affordable Care Act also expanded Medicaid.

Not only would the GOP legislation scale back coverage through the insurance markets and phase out the Medicaid expansion, it would also make fundamental changes to the broader Medicaid program. The federal-state program covers low-income people, from newborns to elderly nursing home residents, from special-needs kids to young adults caught in the opioid epi

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:30:20 -0600 <![CDATA[UAE Qatar]]> http://gazette.com/uae-qatar/article/feed/471575?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/uae-qatar/article/feed/471575?custom_click=rss Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs talks to the media during a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 24, 2017.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:27:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku]]> http://gazette.com/bottas-fastest-ahead-of-raikkonen-in-final-practice-in-baku/article/feed/471576?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bottas-fastest-ahead-of-raikkonen-in-final-practice-in-baku/article/feed/471576?custom_click=rss

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas posted the fastest time over Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in an eventful third and final practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, ahead of qualifying later Saturday.

Bottas was .095 quicker than Raikkonen and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was third quickest — 0.416 behind — with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo fourth best. Championship leader Sebastian Vettel drove his Ferrari cautiously and finished the difficult session a lowly 12th.

After a hectic two sessions on Friday, drivers were again severely tested on the 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) street circuit, which is volatile and unpredictable due to a combination of long straights, blistering track temperatures and hard-brakin

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:26:22 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: High-rise evacuations face some resistance]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-high-rise-evacuations-face-some-resistance/article/feed/471559?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-high-rise-evacuations-face-some-resistance/article/feed/471559?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on response to deadly tower-block fire in London (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

Britain's Press Association reports that dozens of people have refused to leave their homes on a London housing estate, defying efforts by officials to evacuate some apartment blocks due to fire safety concerns.

Camden Council in north London decided that hundreds of residents at the Chalcots Estate had to leave Friday night amid safety fears linked to the deadly inferno that engulfed Grenfell Tower on June 14. Four tower blocks were evacuated following worries about the blocks' external cladding and gas pipe insulation.

Many people gathered at a nearby leisure center used as a temporary shelter complained abo

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:21:57 -0600 <![CDATA[$20,000 in reward money given out for help catching inmates]]> http://gazette.com/20000-in-reward-money-given-out-for-help-catching-inmates/article/1605815?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/20000-in-reward-money-given-out-for-help-catching-inmates/article/1605815?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA — Georgia authorities have given $10,000 apiece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates accused of killing their guards while escaping from a prison bus.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in an email Friday that the agency decided to equally split the $20,000 portion of the reward it had offered. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said the recipients’ names are being withheld at their request.

A total of $130,000 was offered for information leading to the arrest of Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe. It wasn’t immediately clear if or when other parts of the reward would be distributed.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:10:01 -0600
<![CDATA[London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns]]> http://gazette.com/london-council-evacuates-residents-amid-fire-safety-concerns/article/1605813?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/london-council-evacuates-residents-amid-fire-safety-concerns/article/1605813?custom_click=rss

LONDON— One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise last week.

The move comes as residents of thousands of tower blocks around Britain expressed concern about safety after commonly used building materials were blamed for rapidly spreading the blaze at Grenfell Tower.

Camden Council in north London, which announced the evacuation Friday night, was the first local government to take the dramatic step of emptying its buildings so safety upgrades could be made.



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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:46:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Troubled Colorado state mental hospital can’t keep up with inmate competency evaluations]]> http://gazette.com/troubled-colorado-state-mental-hospital-cant-keep-up-with-inmate-competency-evaluations/article/1605744?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/troubled-colorado-state-mental-hospital-cant-keep-up-with-inmate-competency-evaluations/article/1605744?custom_click=rss

The state mental hospital cannot keep up with an unexpected surge in court-ordered competency evaluations for accused criminals, the Colorado Department of Human Services said Thursday in asking for relief from a long-standing lawsuit.

The department filed to invoke “special circumstances” in a case lodged against the state by Disability Law Colorado. State officials informed the advocacy group in a letter Thursday that the mental hospital cannot hold up its end of the settlement agreement, which requires jail inmates to receive mental health evaluations or treatment within 28 days of receiving paperwork from a judge.

The action means inmates whose mental competency is in question could sit longer behind bars as



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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:20:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Whipped cream dispenser reportedly explodes, kills fashion blogger Rebecca Burger]]> http://gazette.com/whipped-cream-dispenser-reportedly-explodes-kills-fashion-blogger-rebecca-burger/article/1605706?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/whipped-cream-dispenser-reportedly-explodes-kills-fashion-blogger-rebecca-burger/article/1605706?custom_click=rss

PARIS — French authorities are investigating the death of a fitness blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister that was withdrawn from the market in 2013, officials and the company that makes the product said Thursday.

The prosecutor's office in the eastern city of Mulhouse said an investigation is underway into Sunday's death of 33-year-old Rebecca Burger and whether a faulty siphon on a high-pressure canister used to make and dispense whipped cream was at fault. The prosecutor would not comment pending further investigation.

The magazine 60 Million Consumers reported the exploding canister hit Burger violently in the chest, causing her to suffer a heart attack.



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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:18:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Student detained in North Korea is mourned at hometown funeral]]> http://gazette.com/student-detained-in-north-korea-is-mourned-at-hometown-funeral/article/1605742?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/student-detained-in-north-korea-is-mourned-at-hometown-funeral/article/1605742?custom_click=rss

WYOMING, Ohio  — Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music.

More mourners lined the street, with some holding signs of support and pressing the tips of their thumbs together to form a "W," as a hearse carried away the casket after the public service at a school in Warmbier's hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati. A rabbi officiated at the service, which was closed to news media.

"It doesn't really feel real yet.



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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:47:14 -0600
<![CDATA[EPA prepares to dam mine waste in southwest Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/epa-prepares-to-dam-mine-waste-in-southwest-colorado/article/1605711?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/epa-prepares-to-dam-mine-waste-in-southwest-colorado/article/1605711?custom_click=rss

SILVERTON, Colo. — The Environmental Protection Agency is studying whether it can close a dam inside a southwestern Colorado mountain to stop the drainage of contaminated mine water into the Animas River.

The manmade dam, or bulkhead, was installed in 2004 at the abandoned Red and Bonita Mine, near the site of the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that released millions of gallons of toxic wastewater.

Some 300 gallons of toxic water are released each week from the site above the town of Silverton. Closing the dam carries the risk of redirecting toxic flows emerging from the mountain through a maze of abandoned mine shafts or natural seeps and springs, The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2ty2HwO).



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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:37:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Four GOP senators say they can't vote for current Republican health care bill]]> http://gazette.com/four-gop-senators-say-they-cant-vote-for-current-republican-health-care-bill/article/1605709?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/four-gop-senators-say-they-cant-vote-for-current-republican-health-care-bill/article/1605709?custom_click=rss

Four conservative Republican senators announced Thursday that they opposed the current version of GOP Senate leadership's health care bill as written.

Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah said in a joint statement they're "not ready to vote for this bill." "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor," the senators said.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:33:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Belgium's David Sterckx evolves from rally car to Pikes Peak Hill Climb]]> http://gazette.com/belgiums-david-sterckx-evolves-from-rally-car-to-pikes-peak-hill-climb/article/1605666?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/belgiums-david-sterckx-evolves-from-rally-car-to-pikes-peak-hill-climb/article/1605666?custom_click=rss

Each side of David Sterckx's helmet reads "Always Evolving." And for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Sterckx had to truly evolve his tactics.

The 2017 version will be Sterckx's first time attempting the Hill Climb. However, it is not his first time racing a car.

"I used to do road racing," Sterckx said. "But one of my friends invited me to go see the San Remo Rally. I went with him and a week later I started driving rally cars."

Sterckx is a well-known rally car racer. He has won events like Prescott Rally in Arizona in 2011 and Rally America Rallycross in 2012.



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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:42:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Elevation and the Sky Sox: Why did it work in the past? Why not now? Why will it in the future?]]> http://gazette.com/elevation-and-the-sky-sox-why-did-it-work-in-the-past-why-not-now-why-will-it-in-the-future/article/1605661?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/elevation-and-the-sky-sox-why-did-it-work-in-the-past-why-not-now-why-will-it-in-the-future/article/1605661?custom_click=rss

It's the elevation, stupid.

OK, D.G. Elmore wasn't quite that blunt and didn't quite rework the classic political phrase, but that was the emphasis in Wednesday's press conference.

The Sky Sox owner made it very clear that altitude was the driving force behind the decision to move the Triple-A team to San Antonio and replace it with a Rookie League team from Helena, Mont.

He likened it to the Sky Sox being a supplier, and the customer - in this case the Milwaukee Brewers - needs their product to be tweaked. At some point, you have to listen to those demands or the relationship will no longer work.

But if the altitude in Colorado Springs is such an issue now, why was the team able to survive for 30 years, and why



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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:47:05 -0600
<![CDATA[U.S. on collision course with Syria and Iran once de facto Islamic State capital falls]]> http://gazette.com/u.s.-on-collision-course-with-syria-and-iran-once-de-facto-islamic-state-capital-falls/article/1605662?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/u.s.-on-collision-course-with-syria-and-iran-once-de-facto-islamic-state-capital-falls/article/1605662?custom_click=rss

Trump administration officials, anticipating the defeat of the Islamic State in its de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa, are planning for what they see as the next stage of the war, a complex fight that will bring them into direct conflict with Syrian government and Iranian forces contesting control of a vast desert stretch in the eastern part of the country.

To some extent, that clash has already begun. Unprecedented recent U.S. strikes against regime and Iranian-backed militia forces have been intended as warnings to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Tehran that they will not be allowed to confront or impede the Americans and their local proxy forces.



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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:59:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Crashed F-16 fighter jet went up in flames at an airport in Houston]]> http://gazette.com/crashed-f-16-fighter-jet-went-up-in-flames-at-an-airport-in-houston/article/1605617?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/crashed-f-16-fighter-jet-went-up-in-flames-at-an-airport-in-houston/article/1605617?custom_click=rss

Ellington Airport was shut down Wednesday morning after a fighter jet went up in flames.

An F-16 fighter jet was taking off when it caught on fire, said Bill Begley, spokesman for Houston Airports.

The pilot was ejected and is being taken to an area hospital. His injuries are unknown at this time, Begley said.

The burning F-16 was on the ground at the airport by 11 a.m., according to HFD.

This is a Developing story check back for more details.

Read this story at Chron.com.



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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:50:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Vote early and often for Nolan Arenado to start All-Star Game]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-vote-early-and-often-for-nolan-arenado-to-start-all-star-game/article/1605571?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-vote-early-and-often-for-nolan-arenado-to-start-all-star-game/article/1605571?custom_click=rss

Vote now for Nolan Arenado. Vote often.

NoDo performed his Mojo in LoDo again Tuesday night, slamming a two-run triple off the right field wall in the eighth inning to give the Rockies a 4-3 comeback victory over the Diamondbacks. On Sunday afternoon all Nolan did was crush a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to propel the Rox over the Giants, 7-5. Move over, Roy Hobbs and Joe Hardy. Except they are fictional baseball heroes, and Nolan Arenado is as real as it gets, and the Rockies have won six straight.

Nolan for All-Star starter, MVP and Colorado governor.

A buffoon for some silly sports website claims that the Rockies' third baseman trails the Cubs' Kris Bryant by "3 million votes'' in the All-Star



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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:46:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Classic cycling race big, new chapter for Team Rwanda]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-classic-cycling-race-big-new-chapter-for-team-rwanda/article/1605602?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-classic-cycling-race-big-new-chapter-for-team-rwanda/article/1605602?custom_click=rss

When 100-plus pro cyclists line up this summer in Colorado Springs for the start of the Colorado Classic, one team of fresh faces will help bring a truly international feel to the inaugural event.

Team Rwanda Cycling, founded a decade ago by a former Tour de France rider from the U.S., will be part of the elite field, organizers announced this week. The four-day stage race will mark the team's first foray into an American event of this magnitude, which is sanctioned by UCI and received a 2.HC classification from the sport's governing body - only one level below that of the three grand tours.

The journey from Africa to Colorado has been long and remarkable. And it's a success story that goes far beyond two wheels and a slab of



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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:25:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle enjoying time with USA basketball]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-basketball-coach-tad-boyle-enjoying-time-with-usa-basketball/article/1605578?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-basketball-coach-tad-boyle-enjoying-time-with-usa-basketball/article/1605578?custom_click=rss

Tad Boyle has done this before.

The Colorado coach has worn the red, white and blue for USA Basketball in the past. Boyle previously helped lead Team USA to a bronze medal during the 2015 Pan-American games and was a court coach at the 2013 Men's World University Games Team training camp.

But this time he's an assistant for the Under-19 Men's team that will compete in Cairo, Egypt, from July 1-9.

The U19 team includes some of the best high school seniors in the country. Boyle's experience with those played may give him an inside shot at landing some of them as recruits.

College coaches are always evaluating players, Kansas' Bill Self and North Carolina's Roy Williams attended the tryouts to analyze the players.



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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:01:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Deadly auto-pedestrian crash closes southbound lanes of I-25 in Fountain]]> http://gazette.com/deadly-auto-pedestrian-crash-closes-southbound-lanes-of-i-25-in-fountain/article/1605446?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/deadly-auto-pedestrian-crash-closes-southbound-lanes-of-i-25-in-fountain/article/1605446?custom_click=rss

A woman was hit and killed along Interstate 25 late Sunday night.

The Colorado State Patrol investigated an auto-versus-pedestrian crash that happened on southbound I-25 near Mesa Ridge Parkway in Fountain. The deadly crash forced the closure of southbound I-25 at about 9:30 p.m.

State Patrol said 29-year-old Heather deGroot was traveling southbound on I-25 at the same time the victim was crossing the road by the Mesa Ridge Parkway exit (exit 132). After colliding, the Jeep went into the median. No one inside the Jeep was hurt.

I-25 was closed for several hours and reopened before 5 a.m. Monday.



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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:48:24 -0600