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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • New Northern Command boss: 'We will succeed'

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    New U.S. Northern Command boss Adm. Bill Gortney took his first moments on the job to express confidence in himself and his new team in Colorado Springs. "Rest assured," he told an audience Friday that included top brass from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. "We will succeed." Gortney,...

  • Final step made in naming of VA clinic after Colorado Springs war hero

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    A Colorado Springs soldier who earned the Medal of Honor in World War II will have his name affixed to the new Department of Veterans Affairs clinic on Fillmore Street. After months of delays, the Senate late Wednesday approved naming the clinic after Pfc. Floyd K. Lindstrom, the...

  • Former ambassador tells Colorado Springs crowd a plan needed to uproot ISIS

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    A former U.S. ambassador to Iraq told a told a Colorado Springs crowd Thursday that America needs a better plan to uproot the Islamic State terror group. Christopher Hill, a career diplomat who served in Iraq from 2009-10, said the Obama administration is combating Islamic State in...

  • Colorado uranium mill workers meet with feds in effort to get compensation for health issues

    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    CAñON CITY - The two dozen Cotter Mill workers who gathered Wednesday say the uranium processing business was wild and dangerous in its early days. Men worked uranium ore into "yellow cake" concentrate with little thought to the radiation it emitted, several said. "There was no such...

  • Defense Department IG investigating AFA's handling of athlete misconduct probe

    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    The Defense Department's Inspector General is probing how the Air Force Academy handled an investigation into misconduct by members of the football team, the Pentagon has confirmed. A memo released Tuesday says investigators will determine whether "criminal investigations, to include...

  • Cañon City uranium workers to get compensation for job-related maladies

    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Benefits for workers sickened by Cañon City's atomic legacy will be outlined at a federal Department of Labor town hall Wednesday morning. The department oversees a program designed to compensate nuclear workers for cancer and other maladies associated with mining, hauling and...

  • Veteran, family move into donated Colorado Springs house

    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    A Colorado Springs veteran will be home for the holidays this year thanks to a mortgage-free house donated by a number of Pikes Peak region businesses and charities. The freshly renovated house was handed over to retired Army Sgt. Patrick McPherson and his family in time for...

  • Colorado Springs ceremony to honor Pearl Harbor survivors a 'wonderful history lesson'

    Published: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    Next Sunday, there will be a small gathering at 11 a.m. to bring together a few survivors of the attack that plunged America into World War II. Three, maybe four, Pearl Harbor survivors are expected to be joined by scores of onlookers inside the Pikes Peak Regional Building office at...

  • The Broadmoor lights up Colorado Springs holiday season

    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    A crowd estimated in the thousands stood in the dark at The Broadmoor Saturday, until the Jolly Old Elf threw the switch. Santa triggered more than 350,000 lights at the resort, showering the place in a dazzling, white glow. It's the 29th year for The Broadmoor's White Lights,...

  • Expect traffic at Air Force Academy northern gate through Summer 2015

    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Traffic tangles are expected at the Air Force Academy's north gate starting Saturday and continuing for much of 2015 as repairs are made to two bridges that carry traffic onto the base. The bridges, just inside the gate off North Gate Boulevard, will be closed one at a time through...

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