• Police: Purse snatcher sprayed woman, 87

    Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    An 87-year-old woman told police a man sprayed her in the face with an unknown substance Sunday before he snatched her purse and drove away. The incident happened at about 12:30 p.m. at woman's house on the 100 block of South Favorite Street in the Gold Hill Mesa neighborhood. She...

  • New Fort Carson schedule revised to ease traffic problems

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Fort Carson leaders have tweaked their new schedule in a bid to ease traffic tangles tied to their later start. Starting Monday, soldiers will report to the post a half-hour earlier, at 7:30 a.m., taking the post's 18,000 commuters out of the rush-hour drive. The post last week...

  • Air Force Academy cadet is a commander at 22

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    The new boss of 4,000 airmen in Colorado Springs has a long flight ahead to reach her 30s. Virginia native Sophia Vasiliadis, who commands one of the region's largest military units, isn't even an officer and has months left to complete her college education. "You usually don't get...

  • Contractors work to fix glitch in Air Force Academy's honor tower

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    The Air Force Academy's leaning tower of honor was leaning just a bit too much and contractors are working to fix the glass and steel structure atop the new Center for Character and Leadership Development. The building with its 105-foot tower that leans to the North Star represents...

  • Deadline nears for nominating military spouses who sacrifice

    Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    The backers of an award program that honors the sacrifices of military spouses say the lives of wives and husbands of troops won't get easier with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan waning. Nominations are due by Thursday for the Military Spouse of the Year honors sponsored by...

  • A top Air Force Academy official announces January retirement

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Air Force Academy Athletic Director Hans Mueh will step down in January, months ahead of his planned retirement, academy officials said Wednesday. The academy said Mueh's move to retire early has nothing to do with an Inspector General's review into the misconduct of athletes and the...

  • Air Force Academy leaders provide plan to improve character

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Ahead of the release of an inspector general's report on the Air Force Academy's athletic department, leaders at the school outlined a string of problems and actions to correct them for the academy's Board of Visitors. Athletic Director Hans Mueh told the panel that he's working with...

  • Colorado lawmakers back inquiry into Air Force Academy athletics

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Air Force Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson received the support Monday of the Pentagon and two Colorado lawmakers in her investigation into whether the school's athletic department is in lockstep with the school's values. The comments from U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and...

  • Air Force Academy superintendent orders investigation of athletic department after Gazette inquiry

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    The superintendent of the Air Force Academy has ordered an investigation into athletic programs in response to Gazette inquiries about player misconduct and issues involving the teams. The Gazette investigation, which will appear in Sunday's edition, examines recruiting, academic...

  • Fort Carson's change in PT hours leads to civilian traffic headaches

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    A change in hours at Fort Carson has civilian commuters fuming. The 24,000-soldier post this week moved the start to its military work day from the pre-dawn to 8 a.m. Commanders said the seasonal move would address winter road safety concerns and improve troops' physical fitness...

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