<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/local Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:11:31 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Gas leak closes Falcon High School]]> http://gazette.com/gas-leak-closes-falcon-high-school/article/1609326?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gas-leak-closes-falcon-high-school/article/1609326?custom_click=rss

Falcon High School was evacuated Thursday morning and is closed for the rest of the day, due to an unidentifiable natural gas smell in the main hallway of the school.

The Falcon Fire Department has been unable to locate the source.

After-school activities at Falcon High School have been cancelled as well.

Parent Pick-Up
Parents wishing to pick-up their children will need to pull into the east parking lot near the stadium and get in line with other cars along the curb near the Falcon High football stadium, on the east side of the campus. Staff members will bring students to the cars.

Release for Walkers/Bikes
Parents will be asked for permission to allow students who walk or ride bikes to school and



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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:24:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Hiker rescued from West Maroon Pass area]]> http://gazette.com/hiker-rescued-from-west-maroon-pass-area/article/1609321?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hiker-rescued-from-west-maroon-pass-area/article/1609321?custom_click=rss A hiker in distress, 67-year-old Jim Levy from Denver, was rescued from the West Maroon Pass area in Pitkin County Wednesday.

Mountain Rescue Aspen volunteers and a CareFlight helicopter stationed in Rifle responded to the distress call, which the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office received about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The hiker was reported to be approximately six miles from the Maroon Lake trailhead.

But he was not at the site that had been reported, and it took the crews several hours to locate Levy and transport him to Aspen Valley Hospital.

In the event that someone needs assistance, the sheriff’s office said the public “is strongly urged to stay where they are, if it is possible to do so



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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:35:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Domestic violence suspect crashes car, resists arrest]]> http://gazette.com/domestic-violence-suspect-crashes-car-resists-arrest/article/1609314?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/domestic-violence-suspect-crashes-car-resists-arrest/article/1609314?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs Police arrested a domestic violence suspect, 37-year-old Branden Kumley, after he crashed his SUV in the 3700 block of Centennial Boulevard early Thursday morning.

Kumley also “was intoxicated and not compliant with officers who had to tackle him to the ground,” according to a police report.

At 12:27 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a call for assistance in the 1700 block of Eyrie Drive, on a domestic disturbance involving a firearm.

The suspect had left the scene with the firearm.

Less than 10 minutes later, a single-vehicle traffic crash was reported on Centennial Boulevard, with the driver possessing a shotgun.
Kumley attempted to drive away, police said, but the



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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:36:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Traffic blog: Motorists contend with several crashes]]> http://gazette.com/traffic-blog-motorists-contend-with-several-crashes/article/1609317?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/traffic-blog-motorists-contend-with-several-crashes/article/1609317?custom_click=rss

Traffic is becoming snarled as motorists make their way around town Thursday morning.

A crash is blocking the left lane of eastbound Bijou Street on Interstate 25.

Another wreck is westbound on Hancock Expressway at Astrozon Boulevard.

A third crash is south of Colorado Springs, at mile marker 83 on Interstate 25, south of Pueblo. The left lanes have been blocked in both directions.



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