Tom Roeder

Military Editor

Tom Roeder is the Gazette's senior military editor. In Colorado Springs since 2003, Tom covers seven military installations in Colorado, including five in the Pikes Peak region. His main job, though, is being dad to two great kids.

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Outlaw motorcycle groups' efforts to recruit military troops is worrisome, officials say


The Infidels Motorcycle Club, a group made up of troops, veterans and military contractors in Colorado Springs, drew attention recently with its pig roast to protest the holiest of Muslim holidays.


Group increasing efforts to show support for military in Colorado


A statewide military booster group is ramping up efforts to show appreciation for troops in a bid to stave off Pentagon cuts.

Colorado Wants You chairman Joe Blake said the group has attained nonprofit...

Downtown Bike Fest celebration rocks on despite storm

By: tom roeder

Afternoon rain squalls didn't dampen the enthusiasm of thousands of bikers who roared into downtown Colorado Springs on Sunday for the Tejon Street Bike Fest.

The storm prompted flash-flood warnings and a...

Lightning zaps power at El Paso County jail


A severe thunderstorm warning Sunday for Pikes Peak has been canceled, but forecasters with the National Weather Service say rain and possible snow over the high country could bring havoc to the Pikes Peak...

Police: Manitou Springs cruiser struck jaywalker

By: tom roeder

A jaywalker on Colorado Avenue was hit and injured by a Manitou Springs police car Saturday, Colorado Springs police say.

Police say a 28-year-old man was crossing Colorado Avenue at Ridge Road at about 8:30...

Police: Colorado Springs man stabbed two, cut himself

By: Tom Roeder

A stabbing at a Colorado Springs apartment Sunday left three people with knife wounds and one man jailed, police said.

Officers were called to the on the 2900 block of Sage Street in western Colorado Springs...

Air Force Academy engineering students get hands-on experience building Navajo hogans

By: Tom Roeder

Swinging hammers and twisting screwdrivers taught Air Force Academy cadets high-level engineering lessons this month as they built two homes for a Navajo charity.

The cadets built a pair of one-bedroom...

It was only a test: Jets zoom in on civilian plane in Colorado Springs drill

By: tom roeder

Fighter jets roared over northern Colorado Springs on Thursday for a North American Aerospace Defense Command training exercise, the command said.

The command, which defends America and Canada from airborne...