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The Obama Administration and the Environment: Real Progress (Change You Can Believe In)

Jerry Cope | Posted 10.22.2012 | Home
Jerry Cope

The environmental and renewable energy communities in particular are being courted as the president's environmental record has been criticized for not achieving his campaign promises of four years ago.

Soldier In Trouble For Attempted Suicide

Posted 04.24.2012 | Denver

A Fort Carson soldier is facing charges from the district attorney's office after shooting his wife in the leg during a suicide attempt. Joshua Bra...

ONLINE OF FIRE: Military Wife Learns About Husband's Death Through Facebook

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.20.2012 | Home

Military wife Ariell Taylor-Brown always knew that her husband, Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown, might be killed in the line of duty. What she never e...

Cold, Cold Heart

Kathy Kelly | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Kathy Kelly

We lull ourselves into a comforting delusion that we're waging humanitarian wars, and then wonder why people aren't more grateful.

Former HS Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault

Posted 12.06.2011 | Denver

Anthony Ribaudo, 36, a former high school teacher and coach at Fountain-Fort Carson High School that admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old female ...

Ft. Carson Soldier Shot To Death In Denver While Walking Dog

Posted 09.25.2011 | Denver

Anthony Silva, 25, a Fort Carson U.S. Army Sgt., was shot to death early Saturday morning in Denver while walking his dog near the motel he was stayin...

Colo. Springs Mayor Criticized For Inaction In Possible Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Denver

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has rejected a call to sign a resolution condemning a savage beating of five gay men, two of whom have been identifi...

UPDATE: 5 Wildfires Raging In SE Colorado, 60,000 Acres Burned

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.09.2011 | Denver

Wildfire season has arrived. There are at least five separate wildfires burning in southeast Colorado that have consumed more than 54,000 acres altoge...

One Blue Sky Above Us

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathy Kelly

Peace activists, who have a long history of opposing war preparations in Colorado Springs, are protesting a USAF plan to acquire a new Combat Aviation Brigade, consisting of 120 helicopter gunships.

Is Hickenlooper a Reliable Ally?

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

The true test of "maximum support" for Fort Carson comes when controversy erupts and harder steps have to be taken to keep the base a viable place to train soldiers.

Army: 'No Plans, No Money' To Expand Pinon Canyon Site

The Pueblo Chieftain | PETER ROPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Ranchers who have fought the Army's controversial plan to expand the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site are getting help from unexpected directions -- the fed...

Fort Carson Suicide Rate Down By One-Third In 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Fort Carson Army post reported a 33% decrease in its suicide rate from 2009 to 2010, officials said on Wednesday. Brig. Gen. James Doty told the AP o...

Fort Carson Soldiers Break Into Pot Dispensary, Trap Themselves Inside

Colorado Springs Gazette, CO | LANCE BENZEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A burglary-gone-bad ended Saturday with three Fort Carson soldiers trapped inside a medical marijuana dispensary until they were freed by police, offi...

Fort Carson Corruption Probe Widens In The Springs

Colorado Springs Gazette | JOHN C. ENSSLIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A prominent Colorado Springs businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to giving an "illegal gratuity" to the former construction chief at Fort Carson and ag...

Anti-Military Militancy Has Gotten Out of Hand

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Rampant NIMBYism is reaching new heights, literally, as residents of rural Colorado rise up in opposition to a proposed modest increase in the number of low-level military training flights.

Fort Carson Soldier Breaks Femur In Freak Wind-Related Accident

KDVR | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Carson soldier who broke his leg in a "freak of nature" wind accident is recovering after being carried away in a win...

For Returning Soldiers, Is Afghanistan the New Vietnam? (VIDEO)

Kaj Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kaj Larsen

There are growing ranks of veterans who return home and commit crimes. We help the entire country by helping veterans who are on the edge. It makes our communities safer and honors the values they fought for.

Pinon Canyon Protesters Put Goal Posts on Wheels

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Folks who thought the Pinon Canyon controversy was all about expansion plans need to catch up. The rancher-activists evidently don't just want the Army contained; they want it kicked out.

Fort Carson Leaders Respond To Criticism Over Warrior Transition Unit (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Military leaders at Fort Carson in Colorado and across the country are responding this week to a New York Times article that was harshly critical of t...

Soldiers Call Army Trauma Units 'Worse Than Iraq'

New York Times | JAMES DAO and DAN FROSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A year ago, Specialist Michael Crawford wanted nothing more than to get into Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion, a special unit created to pro...

Report: 40% At Fort Carson May Have Brain Injuries Missed By Army Health Screenings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new report from NPR and ProPublica reveals that as many as 40% of Fort Carson soldiers have brain injuries that the Army missed during basic health ...

Fort Carson Commander: Army Focused On Current Land, Not Expanding Into Pinon Canyon

Pueblo Chieftain | AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) - The Army is focused on making the best use of its existing training areas in Colorado and improving relationships with its neighbors rat...

Can Obama Answer a Soldier's Questions?

Michael Shandrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Shandrick

Given the pomp and circumstance of Obama's speech one would not expect warmed over politics. Soldiers deserve better. Among them is Pfc. "O", a soldier trained at Fort Carson now on his first tour in Iraq.

Veterans' Benefits Stolen: $214,000 In

Colorado Springs Gazette | JOHN C. ENSSLIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A federal grand jury in Denver has indicted eight current or former Colorado Springs residents on charges they filed false claims for unemployment mon...

Fort Carson Soldier Shoots Himself, Lies To Authorities To Avoid Deployment

The Colorado Springs Gazette | MARIA ST.LOUIS-SANCHEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Fort Carson soldier due to be deployed to Afghanistan allegedly shot himself in the shoulder to avoid deployment Wednesday night, Colorado Springs p...