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Erin Prater

Military Reporter

  • Peterson AFB mom founded group for parents of autistic kids

    Updated: Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    Sarah Stockwell isn't your run-of-the-mill military spouse. Before meeting her husband, the native Welsh with a doctoral degree was working as a lithium ion battery researcher in Las Vegas. A military marriage would likely threaten her career, and she knew it. But the heart wants...

  • Crew of 12 keeps a Naval reservist readiness center running at Army post

    Updated: Sun, Feb 9, 2014

    Loose lips sink ships. Maybe that's why the sailors of Navy Operational Support Center Fort Carson largely stick to themselves. It's a good excuse, at least - especially during college football season. "When you're a small group on a big base, you try not to run your mouth too...

  • Colorado Springs' Broncos fans enjoy the parties, if not the game

    Updated: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Sunday night was a mournful one for dyed-in-the-wool Denver Broncos fans. Although stunned by initial setbacks, fans thought the Broncos would make a comeback and win. By the third quarter they weren't so sure, and by the fourth, well, it was over. Luckily for many Colorado Springs...

  • Man in critical condition after 'disturbance' outside Colorado Springs sports bar

    Updated: Sun, Feb 2, 2014

    A man was in critical condition Saturday evening after being transported from a Colorado Springs sports bar to a hospital via ambulance. Police received a call about a disturbance outside of Gee Cues Sports Bar, 3906 East San Miguel St., just after 6 p.m., according to Colorado...

  • Nearly 300 take Polar Plunge in Colorado Springs for good cause

    Updated: Sun, Feb 2, 2014

    It wasn't a good day to venture outdoors without a coat and mittens - or pants and a shirt. But that didn't stop hundreds of locals Saturday from sprinting into Prospect Lake in various stages of undress. Though temperatures hovered in the 20s, nearly 300 brave souls - some clad in...

  • Lt. Col. Ngo bids farewell to 52nd Engineer Battalion

    Published: Sun, Feb 2, 2014

    A battalion commander whose time at Fort Carson was marked by the two most destructive fires in Colorado's history and a lightning strike that injured 12 soldiers bid farewell to the post Jan. 24. Hundreds gathered to watch Lt. Col. Danielle Ngo, commander of the 52nd Engineer...

  • Female veterans salute their sisters-in-arms

    Published: Sun, Feb 2, 2014

    Patriots of all ages gathered at Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 last month for a program saluting U.S. women who have served their country at home and abroad. The Air Force Academy's Stellar Brass band played the national anthem, and the Pikes Peak Young Marines presented the...

  • Spouse of the year Davis did two tours of her own

    Published: Sun, Feb 2, 2014

    Editor's note: This is the first story in a series about Colorado military spouses voted as their installation's Military Spouse of the Year, an annual contest held by Military Spouse Magazine. Contestants are nominated by community members and whittled down to one per military...

  • Traffic accidents across the city, including 4 on I-25

    Updated: Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    Colorado Springs police are working four accidents on northbound Interstate 25 between the Nevada Avenue and Garden of the Gods Road exits, including one accident involving a semi truck that jack-knifed. The Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Springs police and the Colorado Department...

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