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.
  • Downtown Bike Fest celebration rocks on despite storm

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Afternoon rain squalls didn't dampen the enthusiasm of thousands of bikers who roared into downtown Colorado Springs on Sunday for the Tejon Street Bike Fest. The storm prompted flash-flood warnings and a brief hail spattering in western Colorado Springs and brought a dusting of snow...

  • Lightning zaps power at El Paso County jail

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    A severe thunderstorm warning Sunday for Pikes Peak has been canceled, but forecasters with the National Weather Service say rain and possible snow over the high country could bring havoc to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Weather delayed racing on the peak Sunday afternoon...

  • Police: Manitou Springs cruiser struck jaywalker

    Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    A jaywalker on Colorado Avenue was hit and injured by a Manitou Springs police car Saturday, Colorado Springs police say. Police say a 28-year-old man was crossing Colorado Avenue at Ridge Road at about 8:30 p.m. amid heavy traffic when he was struck by the officer's cruiser. The man...

  • Police: Colorado Springs man stabbed two, cut himself

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    A stabbing at a Colorado Springs apartment Sunday left three people with knife wounds and one man jailed, police said. Officers were called to the on the 2900 block of Sage Street in western Colorado Springs just after 4:30 a.m., where they found three people bleeding from stab...

  • Air Force Academy engineering students get hands-on experience building Navajo hogans

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Swinging hammers and twisting screwdrivers taught Air Force Academy cadets high-level engineering lessons this month as they built two homes for a Navajo charity. The cadets built a pair of one-bedroom hogans, octagonal houses that will be given to needy Navajo Nation residents....

  • It was only a test: Jets zoom in on civilian plane in Colorado Springs drill

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Fighter jets roared over northern Colorado Springs on Thursday for a North American Aerospace Defense Command training exercise, the command said. The command, which defends America and Canada from airborne threats and incoming missiles, said the exercise included jets tracking and...

  • Helicopter battalion moves from Fort Carson to Lewis McChord

    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    A Fort Carson helicopter battalion is flying to a new home this week as the Army restructures aviation units. The 1st Battalion of the 25th Aviation Regiment, which was temporarily moved to Fort Carson six years ago, is headed for Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state. The...

  • Fort Carson soldier sentenced in killing of comrade in Jordan

    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    A killer who begged for mercy Thursday in a Fort Carson courtroom was sentenced to 26 years confinement and a dishonorable discharge. The sentence for Spc. Jeffery Page was handed down Thursday afternoon by judge Col. Douglas Watkins, who had convicted Page of murder a day earlier in...

  • Fort Carson soldier convicted in comrade's murder

    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    A Fort Carson soldier has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of a comrade last year in Jordan. Spc. Jeffery Page intentionally shot and killed Spc. Adrian Perkins in May 2014 while the two with his 2nd Brigade Combat Team soldiers were guarding an American missile site at...

  • Roadside Guard break gives pause to I-25 motorists

    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Northern Colorado Springs is not being invaded. That's what one driver thought when he spotted a convoy of tan military vehicles stopped on southbound Interstate 25 on Wednesday near Baptist Road. "What in the hell is going on?" the man wrote in a news tip to The Gazette, describing...

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