<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/local Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:36:51 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Pregnant Colorado Springs woman has emergency C-section after head-on crash in Utah]]> http://gazette.com/pregnant-colorado-springs-woman-has-emergency-c-section-after-head-on-crash-in-utah/article/1597292?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pregnant-colorado-springs-woman-has-emergency-c-section-after-head-on-crash-in-utah/article/1597292?custom_click=rss

A pregnant Colorado Springs woman was forced last week to deliver her child six weeks early after being gravely injured in a head-on crash in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Amy Stevenson Wilson and her baby girl, who was delivered via Cesarean section a day after the Feb. 16 crash, remained in critical condition Monday evening, said Matthew Donald Stevenson, who identified himself as her brother.

Wilson, 32, was on her way to the Salt Lake Temple when a sedan traveling at high speed crossed over a barrier and struck her SUV, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Two of the three teenagers in the sedan were killed.

According to a GoFundMe page established by her brother, Wilson lost a kidney and her spleen and suffered a brain injury.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:51:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado College alumna taking over Big Idea competition]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-college-alumna-taking-over-big-idea-competition/article/1596728?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-college-alumna-taking-over-big-idea-competition/article/1596728?custom_click=rss

Patrick Bultema's fifth year overseeing Colorado College's Big Idea student business pitch competition will be his last; he will hand over the program to a CC alumnus who took over the school's innovation program in September.

Bultema will serve as a consultant for this year's competition, which concludes Feb. 22 with five teams vying for $50,000 in seed money to help student teams turn their business ideas into reality, including two from last year's Big Idea program. He will turn over the competition to Dez Menendez, who graduated from Colorado College in 2002 with a degree in a self-designed major in the architecture of word and image.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:31:01 -0700
<![CDATA[El Paso County Republicans to pick new leaders Saturday]]> http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-republicans-to-pick-new-leaders-saturday/article/1596528?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-republicans-to-pick-new-leaders-saturday/article/1596528?custom_click=rss

The battle to see who succeeds Jeff Hays as the next chair of the El Paso County Republicans has been heating up in the past two weeks.

Lana Fore, the former secretary of the state Republican Party, entered the race against Trevor Dierdorff and Charlie Ehler. Fore, who calls herself a party activist, has also brought some contention into the fray before Saturday's election, to be held at Colorado Springs' Coronado High School.

A pair of Colorado Springs attorneys, who are opponents to Fore's bid to become chair. recently hired a private investigator to look into Fore's past.

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:36:19 -0700
<![CDATA[El Paso GOP chair candidate's background under fire from opponents]]> http://gazette.com/el-paso-gop-chair-candidates-background-under-fire-from-opponents/article/1596533?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-paso-gop-chair-candidates-background-under-fire-from-opponents/article/1596533?custom_click=rss Lana Fore is well known in Colorado Springs Republican circles as a contrarian conservative activist who operates outside the mainstream of the El Paso County GOP.

Just how far outside the mainstream she really is, however, came to light this week when opponents of her bid to be the next county Republican chair disclosed that they'd hired a private investigator to look into her past.

In advance of this Saturday's vote by the committee to pick the county party's new leadership, Springs-area attorneys and longtime GOP loyalists Duncan Bremer and John Buckley sent an email to the central committee's several hundred members on Monday disclosing the private investigator's findings.

The upshot, as noted in their

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:10:48 -0700
<![CDATA[Thousands gather in Denver for pro-Muslim rally]]> http://gazette.com/thousands-gather-in-denver-for-pro-muslim-rally/article/feed/442967?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thousands-gather-in-denver-for-pro-muslim-rally/article/feed/442967?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of people gathered at Denver's City Center Park Saturday for a rally in support of the Muslim community and to protest President Donald Trump's executive order to temporarily ban refuges from seven mostly Muslim countries.

Participants carried signs, heard speeches, sang and chanted.

One of the speakers, Zahra Abdulameer, came to the United States as a refugee from Iraq and is now a U.S. citizen. The 17-year-old says she has been welcomed and treated with respect and been able to receive an education, but she fears things could change.

"I find it utterly cruel that Trump is depriving people of the same dreams my family and I had.

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