• 'We love you guys:' Fort Carson soldiers come to the Christmas rescue

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Santa Claus wore combat boots on a march through Colorado Springs early Friday. Or so it would seem. He certainly was somewhere camouflaged in the huge formation of Fort Carson soldiers who packed Christmas cheer to the Marian House Soup Kitchen in the 28-degree pre-dawn chill....

  • Intent at the heart of argument in death of Fort Carson soldier

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Lawyers for a Fort Carson soldier charged in the death of a comrade overseas say the killing was an accident. The statements came during an evidence hearing to determine if Spc. Jeffery T. Page will be court-martialed in the death of Spc. Adrian M. Perkins, 19, of Pine Valley, Calif....

  • Outgoing Northern Command leader talks about leadership, says military in good hands

    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    Nearly four decades after he put on the uniform, Army Gen. Charles Jacoby stepped down Friday as head of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. - The general earned a reputation as one of the Army's top thinkers. As a three-star general, he led the...

  • 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...