Morning Headlines: Taylor Phinney's Amgen Standing, What DIA-Bound Rail Cars Will Look Like, Colorado Springs' New Mayor, and More

May 2011

DeBerry in the Hall: Former Air Force Academy football coach Fisher DeBerry is legendary in Colorado. And now the winningest coach in AFA history is also renowned in the College Football Hall of Fame (Colorado Springs Gazette).

Strong Hold: Colorado's second largest city has a new mayor: Republican Steve Bach has soundly defeated Richard Skorman in the runoff election for the Springs' "first strong mayor" (CS Indy). 

Living Up to the Hype: Snow delayed Taylor Phinney's professional road cycling debut, but now that the Amgen Tour of California has begun, the young athlete isn't disappointing. He's sitting at eighth overall after Stage 3.

Travelocity: Want a peek at what RTD's rail cars to Denver International Airport will look like? Head to Union Station for a gander at the mock-up (Post). To ensure "affordable housing, good paying jobs, and essential services" are developed alongside the FasTracks project, the Ford Foundation has given $500,000 to area nonprofits.

NHL on NBC: The NHL is the least prominent of the big four professional sports organizations in the United States (behind the NFL, NBA, and MLB), but that doesn't mean it isn't cashing in: The league has announced it's reached a record $2 billion TV deal with NBC (Post).