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6 months 2 weeks ago

Questions of PTSD in Fort Hood Shooting

Fort Hood leaders revealed that suspected shooter, Specialist Ivan Lopez's mental health likely played a part in the deadly shooting Wednesday. The incident once again brings post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) into the spotlight. Whether he was suffering from PTSD or not, the aftermath of the shooting is going to...

8 months 1 week ago

Suspected mail thief arrested

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man accused of stealing checks and credit cards from the mail in rural areas around Fort Collins and using them in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. The Larimer County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday that 47-year-old Harry Edwin Jenkins Jr. of...

1 year 3 months ago

Fort Collins firefighter injured

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of an apartment fire that left a Fort Collins firefighter with minor injuries. Poudre Fire Authority spokesman Patrick Love says a ceiling collapsed during a three-alarm apartment fire on Sunday. Love said Monday the firefighter was injured as...

1 year 3 months ago

Remains of teen girl found near Fort Morgan

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) - Fort Morgan police say that human remains found last week are that of missing teenager Kayla Chadwick. The girl had been missing since March of last year, when she was 17, KMGH-TV reported. Police have said that Chadwick disappeared after an argument with her 19-year-old...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Mudslide problems for Larimer County

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - More rain in an area that burned in the High Park wildfire in Larimer County has led to at least two mudslides. One slide left about 50 yards of debris and rushing water on Colorado Highway 14, leaving that part of the road impassable Thursday...

2 years 1 month ago

Fort Collins mega-party cancelled

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The owners of an apartment complex that held a megaparty that got out of control last August have canceled their annual back-to-school festival. The Aug. 27 party advertised on Facebook as the biggest pool party of the year resulted in multiple arrests. Ten people were...

2 years 3 months ago

Suspicious device found in Peyton

Fort Carson was called to Peyton last night, after a suspicious device was found along the road. The Fort Carson PAO says it happened last night around 10:30. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD was called to the scene. When the team arrived they discovered the device was...

2 years 4 months ago

Crews from Nebraska aid with fire

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Army National Guard has sent a helicopter and crew to help fight wildfires in Colorado. Nebraska Guard officials say they deployed a UH-60 Black Hawk and four-member crew from the 1-376th Aviation Battalion. They've been sent to the Fort Collins, Colo., area. The helicopter...

2 years 4 months ago

CO wildfire update

LAPORTE, Colo. (AP) - Federal firefighters are on their way to help battle a wildfire west of Fort Collins that has forced hundreds of evacuations and destroyed at least 18 structures. The U.S. Forest Service says a federal team will take over management of the fire on Monday. The Colorado...

2 years 5 months ago

Fort Carson to receive new garrison commander

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is getting a new garrison commander, who's responsible for the post's infrastructure. Col. Robert F. McLaughlin will transfer command to Col. David L. Grosso in a ceremony Thursday. McLaughlin has been garrison commander since June 2009. He is deploying to Afghanistan, where he...

2 years 6 months ago

Man returns to crime scene to fess up

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Police say a man walked up to officers investigating an attempted robbery and told them he was the culprit. Authorities say 32-year-old Joshua Denny Johnson surrendered to Fort Collins police at a Walgreens store on Wednesday. Police tell the Fort Collins Coloradoan a man with...

2 years 7 months ago

Fort Lyon Receives Funding

Fort Lyon is slated to receive $5 million from the mortgage settlement funds as announced this morning by the governor. The news is very welcome to the small community of Las Animas. As we've been reporting, the closure of the prison has forced some 200 employees to commute, some...

2 years 8 months ago

Fort Carson soldiers gain U.S. citizenship

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Three soldiers based at Fort Carson have become U.S. citizens while serving in Afghanistan. The Army says Pfc. Satoshi Kondo, Pfc. Alberto Vera-Navarro and Spc. Qianqian Liu took an oath of allegiance and became citizens on Friday in a ceremony at Kandahar Air Field. They...

2 years 9 months ago

Man stabbed in Fort Collins hotel

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Larimer County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man they say is suspected of stabbing another man at a Fort Collins hotel. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that 38-year-old Scott O'Neill faces a charge of first-degree assault and is being held at the Larimer County jail. The...

2 years 10 months ago

Fort Collins tree trimmer dies

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters say a tree trimmer working in Fort Collins has died. Patrick Love of Poudre Fire Authority says rescuers found the man unconscious Tuesday afternoon in a tree, suspended from a safety harness about 40 feet off the ground. A branch may have hit...

3 years 1 month ago

Bent's Fort back to normal

Historic guns and buffalo furs are back at Bent's Old Fort after the sentencing of an Otero County man accused of burglarizing the national historic site. Colorado's U.S. Attorney announced Monday that 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Willcoxon has been sentenced to more than seven years for being a felon in...

3 years 11 months ago

Soldier injured during parachute exercise

A Fort Carson soldier was injured this afternoon during a parachute operation. It happened around 12:30. The soldier, as yet unidentified, was airlifted to Penrose Hospital as a precaution. A Fort Carson spokesman said he was conscious, breathing and able to move before he was taken to the hospital....

4 years 1 week ago

Victims testify at Fort Hood trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army sergeant wounded in a deadly rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, last year, has told a military court that he made eye contact with the alleged shooter before being shot himself. Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford says he heard Maj. Nidal Hassan say "God is...

4 years 1 month ago

Record freshman class at CSU

A record-size freshman class has boosted Colorado State University's enrollment to the all-time high of 26,348. The enrollment is up 3.7 percent from last year. The number of freshman this fall is 4,472, which breaks the previous record of 4,404 in 2008. The incoming freshman class is 4.3 percent...

4 years 1 month ago

Medical pot stolen from Colorado home

Fort Morgan police say two people wearing masks broke into a resident's home, hit him with a bong-shaped pipe, and stole his medical marijuana. Fort Morgan police Lt. Jared Crone says it's unknown whether the masked people were targeting the home this week because of medical marijuana. Police say...

4 years 3 months ago

Meningitis shots recommended for young people

The Colorado Department of Public Health is recommending vaccinations for meningitis after an outbreak of this deadly disease in Fort Collins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices routinely recommends meningococcal vaccine for all people at their 11- or 12-year-old checkup. The committee recommends...

4 years 3 months ago

Small fire starts on Fort Carson

A small fire is burning on Fort Carson land near Penrose. The fire started on a training range and Fort Carson fire crews are working to control it. The size is estimated at about 10 acres, though smoke is visible from Penrose and Pueblo.

4 years 4 months ago

Welcome Home

Family and friends welcomed home about 40 soldiers back from almost one year in Afghanistan. The 764th Exposive Ordnance Disposal Company, 242 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group at Fort Carson arrived home Saturday afternoon. The 764th defused over 600 IED's while in Afghanistan. They cleared about...

4 years 4 months ago

Bent's Fort plans 50th celebration

Bent's Old Fort will commemorate 50 years as a national historic site this weekend. President Eisenhower signed the law on June 3, 1960. All events listed below are free and open to the public. Friday, June 4, 2010 at the Koshare Indian Museum in La Junta, Colorado, at...

4 years 4 months ago

More soldiers come home

Hundreds more soldiers came home Friday from war. Fort Carson welcomed about 340 troops from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Family and friends were there to greet them when they were released from formation. They've been in Afghanistan for about a year.

4 years 5 months ago

Bus accident sends 10 to hospital

A school bus accident Thursday afternoon on Fort Carson sent 10 to the hospital. It happened near Gate 2 around 12:30 p.m. Students from Mountainside Elementary were returning from a field trip. The school reported a car made a u-turn and hit the front of the bus. Nine students...

4 years 6 months ago

Soldiers never stop training

Training never stops at Fort Carson. Reporter Andy Koen is the firing range at the Mountain Post with Chaos company, 1st Battalion 67th Armor Regiment. We'll have a report tonight on News First.

4 years 7 months ago

Another Ft. Carson soldier dead in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has announced the death of another soldier in Afghanistan. Pfc. JR Salvacion, 27, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii died February 21 at Senjaray, Afghanistan from wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th...

4 years 8 months ago

Found artillery shell was a "dummy"

Academy Blvd and Westmeadow Dr. have reopened, and Fort Carson has given the all-clear for residents of neighboring apartment buildings to return home. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office closed Academy after an artillery shell was discovered in some weeds Thursday morning. It was found under the S. Academy...

4 years 8 months ago

Gun lobby opposes CSU weapon ban

A Colorado gun lobby is threatening legal action against the Colorado State University System for its proposal to ban weapons from its Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses. The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group says university officials have not shown that banning guns on campuses would improve public safety and...

5 years 3 days 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...

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