• Self-proclaimed candidate for Colorado Springs mayor back behind bars

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    A woman who has expressed interest in running for mayor of Colorado Springs was back behind bars Monday after police say she allegedly violated a domestic violence protection order and assaulted a man. Colorado Springs police said Justine Herring was arrested Monday morning after...

  • Colorado Springs gets close, but misses record temp

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A 33-year-old high-temperature record for Colorado Springs was almost broken Monday, but the sun didn't shine quite warm enough. The record-high temperature for Jan. 26 in the city was set with a balmy 68 degrees in 1982. Monday's high of 66 degrees was reached by 
midafternoon,...

  • AFA: Cadet dies in weekend skiing incident

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    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...

  • Federal inmate convicted of threatening prison guards in Colorado

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A federal inmate in Florence has been convicted of using letters to threaten prison guards and their families, the U.S. Attorney's office in Denver said Monday. A jury found 59-year-old Theron Maxton guilty on four counts of threatening a federal officer, Justice Department spokesman...

  • Colorado Springs police arrest 2 in suspected carjacking

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Colorado Springs police say a Sunday evening carjacking near the intersection of Nevada Avenue and Fillmore Street was targeted. A victim called police just after 5 p.m. Sunday and reported the knife-point carjacking in a parking lot near the intersection. Officers say a male in a...

  • Colorado Springs group wants citizens to wear green in support of Fort Carson

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance hopes to make Feb. 3 look like St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs as part of an effort to stave off military cuts. Getting locals to wear green that day is part of a wider effort to impress Army brass who will be in town to hear...

  • Air Force cadets gobble up vegetables as academy moves to healthier meals

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    The restaurant describes its main course portions in ounces. All 40,000 of them. That's a ton and a quarter of a light lunch, not counting the side dishes and salad. Welcome to Mitchell Hall, the Air Force Academy's legendary dining hall that 60 years into the school's history...

  • Air Force Academy glider squad keeps its place as national champs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    While the Air Force Academy needs a new trophy case to accommodate the team's accomplishments, the coach says the cadets involved are nothing special. "No, sir," Lt. Col. John Neptune said when asked if anything about his national championship glider squad stood out. "It's pretty...

  • Air Force Academy will take to the skies Saturday, but don't expect much noise

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Cadet pilots will work overtime this Saturday - and possibly others - to make up for flying time lost to bad weather. A snowstorm that rolled in Wednesday grounded the Air Force Academy's fleet of gliders and single-engine trainers, delaying training that must be completed before the...

  • Fort Carson welcomes soldiers home from Africa

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Fort Carson welcomed home Thursday 100 soldiers who were dispatched to Africa on a humanitarian mission deployment and Ebola quarantine. After a quick training session, soldiers from the 615th Engineer Company went to Liberia in November to help that country fight an outbreak of the...

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