<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/local Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:02:43 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Bond set at $200,000 for driver accused in cyclist's death]]> http://gazette.com/bond-set-at-200000-for-driver-accused-in-cyclists-death/article/1579152?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bond-set-at-200000-for-driver-accused-in-cyclists-death/article/1579152?custom_click=rss

BOULDER — A Boulder County judge has set bond at $200,000 for a driver who was on probation for an alcohol related offense when she was allegedly involved in a weekend hit-and-run that killed a cyclist.

At a hearing Monday, Boulder Deputy District Attorney Laura Kinde had requested $250,000 bond, citing Callie Kuhasz's criminal history and her "brazen disrespect for the courts," the Boulder Daily Camera reported.

Kinde said prosecutors saw Callie Kuhasz posting photos of herself drinking a beer shortly after starting probation for driving while ability impaired in March. The 24-year-old Boulder resident also has previous arrests for DUI and public intoxication.



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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:25:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Motorcyclist dies after colliding with deer in Vail]]> http://gazette.com/motorcyclist-dies-after-colliding-with-deer-in-vail/article/1578770?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/motorcyclist-dies-after-colliding-with-deer-in-vail/article/1578770?custom_click=rss

VAIL — A Lakewood man has died after striking a deer while riding his motorcycle in Vail.

The Vail Daily reports that emergency personnel had responded to the early Morning crash to find Gary George Stock breathing but unresponsive. The 54-year-old man was taken to a hospital and later died.

He had struck the deer near the East Vail interchange and sustained major injuries to his head and torso. The animal did not survive.

Stock had not been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.



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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:52:46 -0600
<![CDATA[2 injured when hot air balloon lands in parking lot]]> http://gazette.com/2-injured-when-hot-air-balloon-lands-in-parking-lot/article/1578753?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-injured-when-hot-air-balloon-lands-in-parking-lot/article/1578753?custom_click=rss

LITTLETON — Two people suffered minor injuries and a third person walked away after a hot air balloon went down at the Lockheed Martin space systems assembly plant in Littleton on Wednesday.

Lockheed spokesman Matt Kramer says the tour balloon came down in the parking lot of executive office buildings at the plant. The facility is used to assemble commercial and defense department space vehicles and satellites.

Mark Stokes of Littleton Fire Rescue says the balloon took off from a nearby park and landed hard when the wind shifted.

Stokes says the two people who were injured were taken to a hospital for treatment.



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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:58:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force Thunderbirds heading back to the sky after crash]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-thunderbirds-heading-back-to-the-sky-after-crash/article/1578387?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-thunderbirds-heading-back-to-the-sky-after-crash/article/1578387?custom_click=rss

COLORADO SPRINGS — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be back in the air this weekend after a pilot crashed during a flyover at an Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado, grounding the team for two weeks.

The elite performance team says on its Facebook page that it will perform Saturday and Sunday in Ocean City, Maryland.

It was grounded after Maj. Alex Turner was forced to ditch his plane shortly after flying over the crowd watching President Barack Obama's commencement address June 2 in Colorado Springs. He wasn't seriously injured and later met the president.

The team says Turner is making practice flights. Thunderbird commander Lt. Col. Chris Hammond says he wants to ensure Turner is physically and



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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:00:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Rain, highs in the low 80s expected Sunday and Monday]]> http://gazette.com/rain-highs-in-the-low-80s-expected-sunday-and-monday/article/1578089?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rain-highs-in-the-low-80s-expected-sunday-and-monday/article/1578089?custom_click=rss

Just as temperatures are hitting the high 80s and early 90s for the region's first taste of summer, Colorado Springs may see relief.

Don't get too used to it, though - by Wednesday, dry, hot days will return.

After scattered showers Saturday night, we can watch for isolated and scattered thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening across the Pikes Peak region, according to the National Weather Service. These storms may produce winds of 40 to 50 mph, nickel-sized hail and lightning.

From Saturday's high near 90 degrees, Sunday's low 80s might seem downright pleasant.

Look for a high of 81 Monday, the Weather Service reported and an increased chance of thunderstorms.



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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:35:37 -0600
<![CDATA[1 missing after family of 5 falls into Arkansas River]]> http://gazette.com/1-missing-after-family-of-5-falls-into-arkansas-river/article/1578094?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/1-missing-after-family-of-5-falls-into-arkansas-river/article/1578094?custom_click=rss An adult male is still missing after an Arkansas River rescue effort that began Saturday afternoon.

The search began after someone reported seeing a group of five people, including a 1-year-old child, fall off their tubes into the river in Cañon City at Ash Street and the Riverwalk, according to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

Four people were found alive, officials said Saturday night.

The search for a missing man, described as wearing a red tank top and dark shorts, was suspended about 8 p.m. Saturday for the safety of search crews, including Fremont Search and Rescue.

The float trip was not part of a commercial rafting company outing. Officials said the missing man was not wearing a life

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