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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Star named to honor fallen troops

    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Fort Carson officials have decided to add a more permanent memorial to troops killed in combat. The post now has stone memorials carrying the nearly 400 names of local troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But those may last only a few thousand years before the granite is weathered...

  • Air Force Academy prof's national TV interview can be viewed on Web

    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    An Air Force Academy professor was scheduled to appear on national television (cable's C-SPAN3) on Saturday, talking about his favorite chapter in American history. Lt. Col. Grant Weller was filmed during a classroom lecture about the end of World War II and America's decision to...

  • At conference, chaplains learn to care for others, themselves

    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Chaplains from Pikes Peak-region military bases and the civilian community gathered at U.S. Northern Command this month to learn how to care for caregivers. In the past, the annual chaplains conference focused on how military preachers can help in disaster response and wartime events....

  • Congressional candidates slam Lamborn letter about AFA religious freedoms

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Fifth Congressional District candidate Bentley Rayburn on Wednesday chided his primary election opponent, Rep. Doug Lamborn, saying the congressman is not doing enough to guarantee religious freedoms at the Air Force Academy. Lamborn announced Tuesday that he had written a letter to...

  • Lamborn makes push to allow religious expression at academy

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    U.S. Rep Doug Lamborn penned a letter signed by 21 of his colleagues demanding that the Air Force relax its rules on religious expression. It's the latest fallout of March's "whiteboard gate," an incident in which a cadet penned a Bible passage on a message board outside a dorm room...

  • Udall concerned military cuts could impact firefighting readiness

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Colorado's U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said the military is ready for another season of battling wildfires from the air, but remains worried that planned cuts could impact readiness. The Democrat visited U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Monday and met...

  • Bomb troops celebrate bringing company home without a scratch

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Despite firefights, bombs, mortar attacks and hundreds of missions to render explosives safe, Fort Carson's 663rd Ordnance Company came home March 31. All 44 of them, without so much as a Band-Aid. The bomb-disposal troops spent nine months patrolling a massive swath of Afghanistan...

  • Students connect with veterans for firsthand look at history

    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Coronado High School students studying history put down their books this month to hang out with the people who lived it. Students from Jill Haffley's classes spent a day at the Palisades at Broadmoor Park, a senior living community, talking with people who lived through World War II,...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities: Tenants could lose water, gas if landlord doesn't pay

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Gas and water service to scores of apartments in a southern Colorado Springs complex could be shut off early next month because the landlord hasn't paid the bill, Colorado Springs Utilities said. Residents of the Pine Creek Village apartments on Chapman Drive off South Murray...

  • Temps in the 70s herald frigid Sunday weather

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Forecasters predict suntan-worthy weather for Colorado Springs Thursday with a high approaching the low 70s. That's more than 13 degrees above the average high for the date, but far from a record. Colorado Springs saw a record high of 81 degrees on April 10, 1960, according to the...

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