<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/local Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:19:37 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![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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]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 16:57:55 -0700 <![CDATA[Man rescued after getting lost in snowy Rocky Mountain park]]> http://gazette.com/man-rescued-after-getting-lost-in-snowy-rocky-mountain-park/article/feed/440383?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-rescued-after-getting-lost-in-snowy-rocky-mountain-park/article/feed/440383?custom_click=rss

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Search teams have rescued a 58-year-old North Dakota man who got lost in Rocky Mountain National Park and spent a frigid night in deep snow.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says two visitors who were skiing in the area found him Saturday after he became lost on Friday.

He was evacuated by toboggan litter and later taken by helicopter to a Denver hospital. He was being treated Sunday for hypothermia and other exposure-related injuries.

His name hasn't been released. He lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The man was found about 300 yards off the North Longs Peak Trail, south of Alberta Falls. The falls are a popular destination year-round.

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]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:32:01 -0700 <![CDATA[After mass turnout, can protests turn into political impact?]]> http://gazette.com/after-mass-turnout-can-protests-turn-into-political-impact/article/feed/440395?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/after-mass-turnout-can-protests-turn-into-political-impact/article/feed/440395?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Deb Szeman, a self-described "homebody," had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women's march on Washington.

She returned on another bus that pulled in at 4 a.m. Sunday, full of people buzzing about what might come next and quipping that they would see each other at the next march.

"I wouldn't have spent 18 hours in Washington, D.C., and taken the bus for seven hours both ways if I didn't believe there was going to be a part two, and three and four and five," said Szeman, 25, who works at a nonprofit and joined the National Organization for Women after Trump won the White House.

"I feel like there's been an aw

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