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2 years 1 month ago

Disease containment drill at Air Force Academy

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy is conducting an exercise designed to test its ability to work with local hospitals and civil authorities to contain a disease. The drill is taking place Wednesday and Thursday on the campus outside Colorado Springs. Memorial Health System hospitals and...

2 years 2 months ago

Roller coaster stalls 150 feet in air

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - A spokeswoman for a Northern California amusement park says a dozen people were stuck on a roller coaster for almost two hours after it stalled 150 feet in the air. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom spokeswoman Nancy Chan tells the Vallejo Times-Herald that the Superman Ultimate Flight...

2 years 6 months ago

Engagement ring found at husband's grave

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Volunteer searchers using metal detectors have recovered a Texas woman's engagement ring after she lost it at her husband's grave in Colorado. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Gayle Zompa of Galveston got her ring back last week. It slipped off her finger four months...

2 years 6 months ago

Air Force Academy wins cyber defense competition

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy has won the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The contest was held Friday and Saturday in Denver. The academy team advances to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio next month. In the Rocky Mountain regional competition,...

2 years 7 months ago

Hearing set for Air Force cadet on rape charge

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - A hearing to determine whether the last of three Air Force Academy cadets charged with sexual misconduct will be court-martialed is scheduled to begin Monday. An Article 32 hearing, which is equivalent to a civilian grand jury proceeding, had been scheduled earlier for Robert...

2 years 8 months ago

State Health has tackles 10 issues

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today identified 10 health related areas that need progress in the next three to five years. Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer for the department, said, "We selected these 10 Winnable Battles because they provide Colorado's greatest opportunities for...

3 years 7 months ago

Pueblo schools stay open despite sub zero temps

From Denver to Colorado Springs, many school districts were closed today because of the bitter cold temperatures. However, in Pueblo, both District-70 and Pueblo City Schools were open with a two hour delay. At Somerlid Elementary school, the temperature was -2 degrees as students arrived for class. Several parents...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Moose attacks toddler in Colorado

A toddler had to be airlifted to Children's Hospital in Denver after it was attacked by a moose. The little boy, about two-and-a-half years old, was playing on a beach at Grand Lake when the attack happened. Paramedics rushed the child to Granby Medical Center, then air lifted...

4 years 4 months ago

The Thunderbirds are here

The Air Force Thunderbirds have arrived in Colorado Springs. The squadron of F-16 aerial demonstration jets will perform for the graduation ceremony at the US Air Force Academy on Wednesday. The pilots conducted a re-enlistment ceremony for about 20 airmen at Peterson Air Force Base. Dr. David Benke,...

4 years 4 months ago

Researchers: pesticides linked to ADHD in children

A new study suggests a link between children's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. The study found detectable levels of pesticide compounds in the urine of almost all the children studied. The kids with higher levels had increased chances of having ADHD,...

4 years 4 months ago

Ash clears, London airports reopen

Britain's two major international airports reopened to some flights today after a no-fly zone was imposed because of a dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash from Iceland. And Europe's air traffic management agency says it appears the cloud is beginning to disperse. Britain's National Air Traffic Service says London's...

4 years 6 months ago

Government to honor WASPs

Ten women from Colorado will be honored with the Congressional Gold Medal for their service during World War II as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, at a March 10 ceremony at the United States Capitol. Nearly 70 years since their World War II service, they will be honored for...

4 years 7 months ago

Academy continues religious harassment investigation

A religious liberty advocate says he's satisfied with the Air Force Academy's efforts to investigate a possible case of religious harassment at the school. Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Friday the academy's top commanders are treating the incident seriously. Earlier this month, academy officials...

4 years 7 months ago

Wiccan worship area now open at Academy

The Air Force Academy has set up an outdoor worship area for followers of Wicca, Druidism and other Earth-centered religions. A double circle of stones has been placed atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs. It's available to cadets and other service personnel in the area. The...

4 years 8 months ago

Travelers cautiously confident at airport

Even in the midst of yesterday's emergency landing in Colorado Springs, it's still business as usual at the airport. Most passengers are thinking about what could happen. "You first of all pray it never happens to you but again there's a certain amount of confidence that you have in the...

4 years 8 months ago

Air Force Falcons soar to bowl victory!

Asher Clark and Jared Tew each ran for more than 100 yards with two touchdowns and Air Force's top-ranked passing defense had six interceptions against NCAA passing leader Case Keenum, leading the Falcons to a 47-20 victory over Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl on Thursday. Air Force's plan...

4 years 11 months ago

Frontier Airlines emerges from bankruptcy

Frontier Airlines is out of bankruptcy protection and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. The Denver-based carrier field for bankruptcy protection in April 2008. It has reduced its routes since then and has been turning an operating profit for the past several months. Nearly all...

4 years 11 months ago

Government moves to curb greenhouse gas emissions

Proposed regulations would require power plants, factories and refineries to reduce greenhouse gases by installing the best available technology and improving energy efficiency whenever a facility is significantly changed or built. The Environmental Protection Agency proposal announced Wednesday applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons...

5 years 1 week ago

Mercury leaking at closed California mine sites

Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people. But an Associated Press investigation found that the federal government has tried to clean up fewer than a dozen...

5 years 2 weeks ago

EPA identifies 79 coal mine permits for review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified 79 coal mine permit applications in four Appalachian states for additional scrutiny. The agency said Friday it wants to make certain the proposed surface mines won't cause water pollution and violate the Clean Water Act. The mines are in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio...

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