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Dave Philipps

Investigative Reporter

  • Lance Armstrong: Coach Chris Carmichael knew about doping

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Colorado Springs cycling coach Chris Carmichael knew Lance Armstrong was doping long before Armstrong went to the 1996 Olympics or won a record seven Tour de France titles, according to newly public documents. In the documents filed Wednesday by the U.S. District Court, and first...

  • Utilities: Effectiveness of NeuStream scrubber test system will not be shared

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    How well did a test version of the $156 million Neumann Systems Group pollution scrubbers work on the downtown Colorado Springs power plant? Colorado Springs Utilities won't say publicly. Though the performance of the scrubbers has serious implications for air quality in the region...

  • Cost of scrubbers at Colorado Springs power plant keeps rising

    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    More than two decades ago, Colorado Springs Utilities knew tough new federal pollution mandates were coming for its coal power plants. So starting in 1996, it commissioned six studies during the next 13 years to look at the best pollution control technology for the downtown Drake Power...

  • Bizarre bond between Nozolino, Anderson raises concern

    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    In 2002 when news hit that the Beltway Sniper was picking off people in suburbs of Washington, D.C., El Paso County Sheriff John Anderson called the FBI to alert them to a possible suspect: Bruce Nozolino. Nozolino, a Colorado Springs software engineer, was going through a nasty...

  • Cadet informant at AFA 'failed' his mission, Air Force report says

    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    An Air Force Inspector General report released Thursday defends the use of secret cadet informants at the Air Force Academy and sharply criticizes an expelled cadet named Eric Thomas who broke academy rules while working as one of those informants, saying Thomas "failed" his mission....

  • Popular Waldo Canyon Trail, victim of flood danger, to remain closed

    Updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Waiting for the Waldo Canyon Trail to reopen? It won't any time soon. Almost two years after the Waldo Canyon fire closed the beloved trail in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, the U.S. Forest Service has no plans to reopen it, saying the potential of flash floods in the area...

  • Sheriff Maketa: 'You know who I am? The sheriff. You know who wrote those policies? Me. I can do with them whatever I want'

    Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Everyone employed at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office is expected to follow a long list of policies and procedures. Everyone except the sheriff. In December, Sheriff Terry Maketa amended long-standing policies to exempt himself from the office rules, which cover everything from...

  • Probes nearly complete for informant program

    Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Two Air Force inquiries into the secret confidential informant program at the Air Force Academy have been completed and will likely be released in the next two weeks, said Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, superintendent of the academy. Johnson made the statement Thursday to the academy...

  • Costs, doubts rise at Colorado Springs power plant

    Updated: Sun, Mar 2, 2014

    In 2008, Colorado Springs Utilities unveiled a plan for an experimental scrubber at its downtown coal-fired power plant that it said was not just a new way to remove pollutants, but a revolution. The scrubber, designed by local physicist David Neumann, would remove the main...

  • A new twist in missing El Paso County Sheriff's Office file

    Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    As part of an ongoing investigation of a missing file at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Terry Maketa abruptly ordered a commander who had just landed in Afghanistan in December as part of a project with the Army to return immediately, reportedly frustrating the Army and...

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