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3 years 3 months ago

Balloon card fever

"I've always loved stuff that flies in the air," says 14-year-old Ian Helmcke. For Ian and his family, going to the Colorado Balloon Classic has become a tradition. They have been going since 1999, and there is one thing that he's hook on -- balloon cards. These cards...

3 years 3 months ago

Balloon goes down on Woodmen

A balloon from the Colorado Balloon Classic made a rough landing in North Western Colorado Springs near Woodmen. Witnesses tell us the baloon nearly hit a home before coming down in some brush about a half mile away. We're talking to witnesses and will have more on News 5 at...

3 years 3 months ago

Balloons a no go

Balloons did not lift off during the first day of the 2011 Colorado Balloon Classic. Winds were in the 40 mph range - around four times the strength then is permitted for pilots to fly in event. After the fly was cancelled by organizers most of the pilots and...

4 years 2 months ago

Doomed balloon plunged from sky at 50 mph

A balloon carrying a Colorado woman and her flight partner plunged from the sky at 50 mph, making survival of the pair unlikely. Carol Rymer-Davis of Denver and Richard Abruzzo of Albuquerque have been missing since Wednesday, when their balloon disappeared during a thunderstorm over the Adriatic Sea. The...

4 years 2 months ago

Company demonstrates communications balloon

Space Data Corporation showed off some interesting technology in Colorado Springs Wednesday. Workers inflated a balloon that carries radio gear into the sky. The technology, which has already been used in Afghanistan, allows people on the ground to bounce a signal off the balloon's repeater and allow easy communication...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado balloon pilot lost at sea

Coast guards are hunting for a pair of missing American balloonists last detected piloting their craft over the Adriatic Sea in rough weather, officials said Wednesday. Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis were participating in the 54th Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race, an annual race in which teams of...

4 years 3 months ago

Balloon boy family moves to Florida

The family at the center of the balloon boy hoax has moved out of the house where the fateful trip began, leaving Colorado for Florida. Richard and Mayumi Heene and their three boys have moved to Bradenton, Fla., where Richard Heene will continue working in construction. Richard Heene...

4 years 10 months ago

60 balloons filled with heroin seized

Sixty balloons filled with heroin have been seized in a Colorado Springs drug bust. Police were tipped to a possible drug deal on Sunday afternoon. When authorities spotted the car described by a tipster, they pulled it over and searched the car. Inside the car officers found 60 balloons containing...

4 years 11 months ago

Balloon Boy's parents sentenced to jail

Richard and Mayumi Heene, the so-called "balloon boy parents" were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in a hoax that riveted the world's attention in October. The drama played out on TV and racked up hundreds of hours and tens-of-thousands of dollars in law enforcement and National Guard resources. ...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Family remembers their abducted son

Family and friends of Christopher Abeyta are celebrating his 24 th birthday today, but Abeyta will not be in attendance. 23-years ago little Christopher was kidnapped from his crib in his Colorado Springs home, and he has not been seen since. He was just 7-months old at the time of...

5 years 2 months ago

Larimer County Sheriff: "This is a hoax"

Larimer County Sheriff has announced that the "balloon boy" saga is a hoax. "It has been determined that this is a hoax." Sheriff Jim Alderden told reporters Sunday, "On the bizarre meter this rates a 10." Sheriff Alderden explains that the Heene's staged the hoax as a publicity stunt with...

5 years 2 months ago

Was the Flyaway Balloon a Hoax?

There are a lot of questions surrounding the family of the six year-old boy and the out of control balloon Thursday. Falcon Heene has had a lot of attention since the fly away balloon. However, after comments on talk shows saying the family, "did this for a show,"...

5 years 3 months ago

Up, Up and Away

After too much fog on Saturday, the 33rd Annual Colorado Balloon Classic at Memorial Park launched dozens of balloons Sunday morning. The mass ascension was delayed about an hour as balloon of all shapes and sizes launched at around 8:00 a.m. The weather looked a lot like yesterday, but...

5 years 3 months ago

Balloon Launch Cancelled

The 33rd Annual Colorado Balloon Classic got "fogged" out Saturday morning. Organizers had to cancel the mass launch due to foggy conditions. Many of the balloons were cleared by the FAA to inflate and tether. Saturday night's Balloon Glow activities begin at 4:00 pm with the Glow beginning at...

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