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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.

The older brick buildings of Trinidad now have a new view to the store fronts on Commercial St., as part of the 'Worlds First Pot Mini Mall' shown on Thursday February 22, 2018. The city of Trinidad, population 8,100, is selling marijuana at around $300 per capita monthly, 15 times that of Boulder County.The city is home to 21 marijuana shops, and Las Animas County sells more than $4 million in legal marijuana per month. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
A Gray Eagle drone waits on the tarmac at Fort Carson on Friday, February 9, 2018. The Gray Eagle drone is the Army's first armed fix-wing aircraft since 1947. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt)
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt)
China Michael Jordan Trademark Dispute
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2015 file photo, NBA basketball legend Michael Jordan waves during the match of Charlotte Hornets against the Los Angeles Clippers at the 2015 NBA Global Games in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
A dummp training bomb caused a scare this week in the Comanche National Grasslands. (Courtesy Photo, Otero County Sheriff's Office)
Pearl Harbor survivor Jim Downing, 98, poses Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in his Colorado Springs home. Mark Reis, The Gazette
FILE - Nearly 1000 Air Force Academy Cadets were commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants during graduation ceremonies Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at AFA. (Gazette file photo)
Manuel Zetina is shown in an image uploaded to his Facebook page.
Cadets are given instructions on their marching for the inaugural parade at the Air Force Academy on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette