ALAMOSA (AP) — The Colorado Army National Guard is breaking ground Friday on a new readiness center in Alamosa.
The 27,150-square-foot facility will be the new home of about 80 part-time and four full-time Colorado Army National Guard soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry. It will have two classrooms plus an assembly hall.
The Adjutant General of Colorado Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards says a permanent readiness center will enable guardsmen to respond quickly to emergencies in southern Colorado. Currently, the closest permanent readiness center to Alamosa is about 120 miles away in Pueblo.
The building is scheduled to be completed in September 2013, with construction costs of around $8 million.
BOULDER (AP) — A Boulder police officer accused of telling his roommate he planned to kill his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend has resigned, just before an internal affairs review panel found he violated a department rule requiring conformance with laws.
The police department said Thursday that Christian McCracken resigned Wednesday, about an hour before the panel's final review.
McCracken had been on unpaid leave since August 2011, when he suffered a head injury from being assaulted by a suspect.
Earlier this year, McCracken was arrested after allegedly saying he intended to kill his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend and then himself. The ex-girlfriend and new boyfriend are police dispatchers.
McCracken is scheduled to go to trial in November on charges of attempted first-degree murder, felony menacing and felony stalking.
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-- “Monumental Readers - The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway,” 10 a.m., Monument Library Branch, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, free.
-- Storytime, “It’s a Tiger!” by David LaRochelle, 10:30 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East.
-- “Music Lingua - French for Kids,” 10:30 a.m., East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., free.
-- “Salute to American Veterans Rally” with Wild West gun fighters, Veteran’s Poker Run, vendors, Veteran’s parade, flyovers and live music, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Century Casino, Cripple Creek, free admission.
-- “How Do You See God?” closing art reception, 4-8 p.m., Academy Frame Company, 7620 N. Academy Blvd., free.â€¨-- “3rd Friday Art Walk,” featuring pottery by Lance Timco, 5-8 p.m., Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs.
-- “3rd Friday Glass Art,” 5-8 p.m., Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, free.
-- “Friday Evening Jazz Jam,” 7-9 p.m., Broadmoor Academy of Music, 1223 Lake Ave., $5.
-- Eric Earley, 7-9 p.m., Swirl Wine Bar, 717 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, no cover.
-- “Summer Fun Friday Free Concert Series,” 8 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center
10 S. Parkside Drive.
-- Robert Beard, 8 p.m., Wyatt’s Pub and Grill, 806 Village Center Drive.
-- “Tres Flores” Jazz Trio, 8:15 p.m., Motif, 2432 W. Cucharras St.
-- Robby Red Locks, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., free cover.