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Erin Prater

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  • Colorado Mammoth to spotlight vets Saturday

    Published: Sun, Jan 12, 2014

    When the Colorado Mammoth lacrosse team takes on New York's Buffalo Bandits in Denver on Saturday, it will have more than team pride on the line. Each member of the team will sport a camouflage-inspired jersey with the last name and service branch of a troop or veteran on the chest,...

  • Fort Carson to gain warrior transition unit under restructuring plan

    Updated: Thu, Jan 9, 2014

    This fall, Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion will gain a unit to remotely oversee the care of as many as 100 out-of-state ill and injured soldiers, a Fort Carson official said Thursday. The addition was announced Thursday by the Pentagon as part of a plan to restructure the...

  • 'Gentle giant' remembered, laid to rest in Air Force Academy cemetery

    Updated: Thu, Jan 9, 2014

    A Peterson Air Force Base airman, recalled by friends as a "gentle giant," was laid to rest Wednesday in the U.S. Air Force Academy cemetery. Capt. David Lyon, 28, of Sandpoint, Idaho, was a former academy track star who was killed Dec. 27 in Kabul, Afghanistan, when a car bomb...

  • Storm blows through Colorado Springs area, slick roads remain

    Updated: Sun, Jan 5, 2014

    The storm that was blamed for power outages and hazardous travel Saturday has moved out the Pikes Peak region, but motorists are waking up Sunday to slick roads in several parts of the state. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, most roads across the state -...

  • 'Friends of Cheyenne Canon' celebrate park reopening amid snow, blessing

    Updated: Sun, Jan 5, 2014

    What Mother Nature ravaged with torrential rains this summer, she swaddled with snow on Saturday as supporters of North Cheyenne Canon Park celebrated its reopening. Nearly 50 were on hand for the 11 a.m. ceremony at Starsmore Discovery Center, which featured a ribbon-cutting, a...

  • Man arrested after New Year's Day fatal shooting in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jan 2, 2014

    A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder after a 19-year-old man was found shot to death Wednesday morning in southeast Colorado Springs. Matthew John DeJong was arrested hours after the New Year's Day shooting at a building at the Antero Apartments complex,...

  • First 2014 baby born in Colorado Springs is also state's first - sort of

    Updated: Thu, Jan 2, 2014

    A girl at Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs tied with another born in Louisville for the title of Colorado's firstborn child of 2014. Bo Elizabeth Sieck was born at 12:03 a.m. to Eden Sieck, 32, and Sonner Sieck, 37, of Rush. Bo, who was born a week early, entered the world...

  • Nonprofit helping children of fallen heroes

    Published: Thu, Jan 2, 2014

    A local military nonprofit is hoping that Colorado residents and businesses will help it make Christmas merrier this year for 170 children of fallen troops and first responders. Angels of America's Fallen, which picks up the tab for extracurricular activities at an average expense of...

  • Video: Legal retail sales begin in Colorado on marijuana industry's 'Independence Day'

    Updated: Thu, Jan 2, 2014

    Colorado dived headlong into the world of licensed and regulated recreational pot sales Wednesday with advocates of legal marijuana yelling the “water is fine” to onlookers around the world. The first day of sales went off as planned with long lines of buyers, intense...

  • Peterson airman, former Air Force Academy track star killed in Afghanistan

    Updated: Mon, Dec 30, 2013

    A Peterson Air Force Base airman who graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2008 died Friday in Kabul, Afghanistan, when a car bomb detonated near his convoy. Capt. David Lyon, 28, of Sandpoint, Idaho, was killed when a car bomb was detonated near his convoy. He was one of 10 killed...

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