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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • 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...

  • Fort Carson troops will soon deploy, 'supporting Ukraine'

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division will lead an American effort to bolster European allies and deter Russian aggression, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. The post just got a team of soldiers back from Germany where they led a NATO exercise, but the new mission is wider and will...

  • Attendance at Colorado Springs VA meeting is sparse

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    More VA workers than vets attended a Tuesday meeting to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs and its efforts to improve service. The VA has been under fire for months about long wait times for care, massive backlogs for benefit claims and customer service failures. New VA boss...

  • Wellness model for veterans expands to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Automotive impresario Jay Cimino has long wanted to set up a program for veterans in the Pikes Peak region. Best known for leading the Phil Long Dealerships, Cimino has been involved in a string of charities in southern Colorado and was the driving force behind Trinidad's Mount Carmel...

  • It's life without parole for Fort Carson soldier

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murdering his girlfriend at a court-martial this week will serve life in prison without parole, a panel of five officers ruled Friday. Sgt. Montrell Mayo was found guilty on Wednesday of premeditated murder in the death of Sgt. Kimberly Walker. The...

  • Fort Carson soldier convicted of murder in death of girlfriend

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Sgt. Montrell Mayo acted with deadly intent in the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend, a panel of military officers found Wednesday in delivering across-the-board guilty verdicts against the Fort Carson sergeant. Mayo faces mandatory life in prison at a sentencing hearing...

  • Air Force Academy athletic official arrested in Colorado Springs prostitution sting

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A top Air Force Academy athletic official was arrested in a Colorado Springs prostitution sting, police confirmed Tuesday. Dermot J. Coll, who abruptly resigned his position as head of the academy athletic department's fundraising arm Friday, was cited for allegedly soliciting sex...

  • Broken Code: AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in...