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  • Texas construction firm paying $300k fine over environmental violations at Air Force Academy

    Katherine Blunt katherine.blunt@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    El Paso, Texas-based Hunt Building has agreed to pay $310,000 to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at two construction sites at the Air Force Academy, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. In 2008 and 2009, the federal agency conducted four inspections of...

  • Colorado Springs VA clinic's move means limited regional services for a week

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    A new Veterans Affairs clinic will open in Colorado Springs on Aug. 18, the agency announced in a news release, but its opening will mean that many area VA services will be unavailable for a week. The clinic near the Centennial and Fillmore intersection west of Interstate 25 will...

  • Happy homecoming beginning of the end for Fort Carson troops

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    It was different this time at Fort Carson. The music, the speech, the prayer and the cheering families were unchanged from the scores of homecomings at the post over 13 years of war. But there was a finality Wednesday. The commute to war may be over for these soldiers. It's the...

  • Colorado military members revel in chance to work out like Broncos

    By NICK BEADLESTON Special to the Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Before the Denver Broncos took the field on Saturday to play their summer scrimmage game in front of 30,000 fans, 50 Colorado service members got the chance to train at Mile High Stadium. As part of the USAA Military Combine, soldiers and airmen from around the state were invited to...

  • First American woman in space spent life breaking barriers

    By NICK BEADLESTON nick.beadleston@gmail.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    Those who have seen the Earth from space come back changed. Enlightened. The question then becomes, what do they do to help enlighten the inhabitants of the Earth once they have returned? Sally Ride, famous for being the first American woman in space, chose to answer that question by...

  • Upperclassmen influence younger cadets during grueling 11 days of drills, teamwork in Jack's Valley

    BY Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    More than 1,100 cadets stood at attention as Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams, Air Force Academy commandant, welcomed them to the second phase of their basic training. By the time the flag was raised on Jack's Valley, cadets had marched far from the central campus and deep into the...

  • USO job fair helps veterans expand opportunities

    By Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gmail.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    For veterans, reintegration into civilian life means transferring skills learned while in the military into skills that serve them in new endeavors. This was the theme at the recent USO Hire Heroes Career Opportunity Day at Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs. Unlike most job fairs,...

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