• Colorado Springs symposium speakers: Business, government courting again to police cyber world

    Updated: Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    In the war of 1812, American leaders empowered merchant seamen to harass British ships and defend U.S. waters. They were the privateers. Two centuries later, American privateers may sail again, this time on an electronic sea. With rising threats in cyberspace from hackers and rival...

  • AFA graduation ceremony moved to a new day to save money

    Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    Air Force Academy seniors will have to wait a day longer this year for their graduation, and they have federal budget cuts to thank for it. The academy, which has sent off its seniors in a Wednesday ceremony for more than half a decade, is moving the rites to Thursday, May 28, to...

  • Lamborn appointed to key armed forces committee

    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, says a new committee assignment will give him more leverage to protect Pikes Peak region military bases from budget cuts. Republican leaders picked Lamborn as vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee's Strategic Forces...

  • General: 'A hard path' to modernizing military computing

    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    The first step in reconfiguring the Defense Department's tangled computer networks came and went last fall with the highest honor for a technology change. "No one noticed," Air Force Gen. John Hyten told a crowd of 2,000 during the 2015 Cyberspace Symposium at The Broadmoor. Hyten...

  • Political rivals put aside differences in support of Fort Carson

    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Threatened cuts at Fort Carson brought political differences crashing down Tuesday night as rival politicians joined forces to plead with the Pentagon to spare the post. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, stood with Senate President Bill Cadman, a Colorado Springs Republican, at the...

  • Keep Carson Strong meeting may draw hundreds in support of post

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    As the Pentagon rolled out a 2016 budget proposal that includes an additional $25 billion in spending, local military boosters spent Monday drumming up opposition to proposed cuts at Fort Carson. The proposed increase in defense spending, taking the Pentagon budget to $585 billion,...

  • AFA: Cadet dies in weekend skiing incident

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    A weekend of celebration turned tragic for the Air Force Academy after a freshman cadet died in a skiing accident during a gathering for airmen at a Summit County resort. Cadet John "Jack" Lindsey was pronounced dead by the Summit County coroner after a Saturday incident, the academy...

  • Missing Colorado Springs hikers OK after night on mountain

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Two hikers from Colorado Springs were found safe Sunday after a chilly night on La Plata Peak in Chaffee County. Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said a search for Israel Valdovinos and Danial Schreither began Saturday night after family members reported them overdue. Chaffee...

  • Bicyclist killed in Powers Boulevard crash

    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    A bicyclist was hit and killed on Powers Boulevard early Monday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said. The 12:40 a.m. crash happened at Palmer Park and Powers boulevards. Troopers say the bicyclist, a 28-year-old man from North Dakota whose name was not released, crossed Powers in...

  • Alcohol redefined as 'weapon' in sexual assault cases by prosecutors, military officials

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    The alcohol - rum, vodka, wine and hard cider - listed in the latest allegation of sexual assault between Air Force Academy cadets is being viewed in a new way by the military and civilian prosecutors. Alcohol for years has been seen as a contributing factor in rapes, and it is...