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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Kids delight in Space Foundation's Mars exhibit

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Despite their scientific endeavor, the vocabulary of the children involved was limited Saturday. "Cool." "Wow." "Woah." Those words were music to Brian Douglass' ears as he showed a half-dozen elementary schoolers the basics of Mars exploration at The Space Foundation off Garden of...

  • Warmer weather in Sunday forecast for Colorado Springs

    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Forecasters expect warmer weather and less rain Sunday as a flow of dry air pushes into the Pikes Peak region. That's a change from Saturday, which brought afternoon showers and a dusting of snow atop the peak as temperatures in Colorado Springs hung in the low 60s. "We'll get back...

  • Sheriff's Office warns of phony warrant phone scam

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a phone scam that targeted several locals Saturday with a call from a phony deputy. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said his office received reports Saturday from people who said they got a call from a person identifying...

  • NORAD's efforts in vain as single-engine civilian plane crashes in Atlantic

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Workers in a command center beneath a Peterson Air Force Base building coordinated a 1,700-mile unsuccessful effort to rouse the unconscious pilot of a small plane flying down the East Coast on Friday. The plane, which embarked from Rochester, N.Y., and crashed off Jamaica, was...

  • Central Command report cites friendly fire in death of Fort Carson soldiers

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Poor communication and a failure to follow procedures led to a June friendly fire incident that killed two Fort Carson soldiers in Afghanistan, according to a report released to The Gazette by U.S. Central Command. The June 9 incident killed Fort Carson's Cpl. Justin Clouse and Pfc....

  • AFA gymnastics team punished for underage drinking; basketball staffer under investigation

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Air Force Academy is disciplining some members of its men's gymnastics team after an inquiry uncovered underage drinking, and it also is investigating allegations of misconduct by a men's basketball staff member. The announcement Thursday comes a month after academy...

  • Pueblo facility makes first step in destroying Cold War-era chemical weapons

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    ​PUEBLO The first of more than 780,000 mustard gas shells at the Pueblo Chemical Depot will be destroyed this fall, after more than two decades of planning and building machinery to rid America of one of its last Cold War stockpiles of chemical weapons. The Depot marked the...

  • Man shoots self during traffic stop in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Colorado Springs police say a man who fumbled with a gun during a traffic stop early Sunday accidentally shot himself. Police were pulling over a back Honda near the intersection of 29th Street and West Platte Avenue when officers say they heard the gunfire. "Officer Csikesz...

  • Mercedes lovers gather in Colorado Springs to celebrate their love of luxury

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    This road rally had no rumbling exhaust, smoking tires or squealing brakes. The drivers even seemed reluctant to show off what they had under the hood. Instead, they oiled their way down the road atop tufts of leather as they took in the Pikes Peak region's scenery to the...

  • Balloon Classic gets up close and personal with drivers near I-25

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Some motorists in southern Colorado Springs got an unexpected up-close view of the Colorado Balloon Classic Sunday morning when one of the hot-air craft landed near Interstate 25 and Circle Drive. Officers announced the landing on Twitter, cautioning drivers to avoid balloon-related...