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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • New satellite with Colorado ties will listen to clouds to measure rain, snow

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    If you want to know how much it rains on Earth, you must listen to the clouds. A new satellite with a Colorado-built listening system will begin doing just that after its Thursday launch. The Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory, built in partnership between NASA and...

  • Drones, smart hydrants considered by experts looking at future of firefighting

    Published: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    The drone detects the fire, a supercomputer analyzes it and determines it's a threat and automated fire hydrants douse it instantly. Welcome to wildfire season. In 2024. That idyllic future was part of an Air Force Academy discussion that plunged firefighters and federal experts into...

  • Fort Carson Medal of Honor recipient back in Pueblo for unveiling of portrait

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    PUEBLO - Just over a year after President Barack Obama hung the nation's highest award for gallantry around his neck, former Fort Carson Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha came home - at least his home away from home. The man who earned the Medal of Honor while serving with Fort Carson's 4th...

  • Peterson firefighters training today

    Updated: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    Firefighters at Peterson Air Force base will be honing their skills by battling a training blaze at the west end of the base Tuesday. The exercise is planned from 9 a.m. -1 p.m., the base said in a news release. Peterson is home to a training facility that can simulate aircraft and...

  • Courses likened to language 'fire hose'

    Published: Sun, Feb 16, 2014

    Nearly three dozen soldiers at Fort Carson are cramming for a difficult final. The troops, in the post's 4th Brigade Combat Team, are working through tongue-twisting pronunciations of a language deemed one of the most difficult for Americans to grasp and trying to discern cultural...

  • Air Force adviser looks to tech for savings

    Published: Sun, Feb 16, 2014

    The Air Force's chief scientist is thinking cheap. While pursuing breakthrough weapons and satellite technologies, Mica Endsley also wants brainpower dedicated to fuel efficiency, improving airman productivity and other cost-saving plans. Endsley is the Air Force's top adviser on all...

  • Wind topping freeway speeds blast Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    Winds with speeds that would get you a ticket on Interstate 25 blasted Colorado Springs on Saturday, tossing barbecues and garbage cans and snapping trees, including several that hit homes, the National Weather Service said. The trees that fell in the face of gusts that hit 85 mph in...

  • Few details released in death of Carson Middle School boy

    Updated: Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    Fort Carson authorities are investigating the Friday death of an eighth-grade student found in a restroom of the middle school on post. No details were released about how the Carson Middle School student died. "There is no danger or threat to the community at this time," Fort Carson...

  • Man, 20, is Colorado Spring's 4th homicide of the year

    Updated: Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    Police had few leads in an early Saturday shooting in southeastern Colorado Springs that left a 20 year-old man dead. The city's fourth homicide of 2013 was discovered by officers investigating a report of gunfire on the 2800 block of Airport Road, about a block east of Valley Hi...

  • Fort Carson gets new foster boss

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    Fort Carson got a new foster boss Thursday when Col. Michael Tarsa took over as the post's acting senior commander. The job, which he inherited from departing Brig. Gen. Michael Bills, entails overseeing day-to-day operations on the post until Fort Carson and 4th Infantry Division...

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