December 15, 2012 7:07 PM
DENVER (AP) - A 23-year-old man has been convicted in the shooting death of a soldier from Illinois who was stationed at Fort Carson. The Denver district attorney's office said Friday that Ricky Scott was found guilty of first-degree murder in the July 23, 2011, death of 25-year-old Sgt. Anthony... more »
December 8, 2012 7:21 PM
It was nothing but traditional holiday celebrations at Bent's Old Fort today with traditions dating back to the 1840's!
The breaking of the pinata is a Hispanic holiday tradition that the kid's loved. They also got to see how old wooden toys were made and talk to over 70 living... more »
September 27, 2012 7:43 PM
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... more »
September 12, 2012 7:21 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of setting a fire in Fort Collins that caused an estimated $10 million in damage. The Coloradoan reports the judge declared the mistrial Wednesday after jurors split on all counts against Benjamin... more »
August 23, 2012 12:58 PM
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... more »
July 31, 2012 5:59 AM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team is getting a new commander. Col. Omar Jones will formally take over the brigade at a ceremony Tuesday at the infantry post outside Colorado Springs. Jones was most recently at the National War College in Washington, where he received... more »
July 27, 2012 7:51 AM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is renaming its soldier family care clinic in honor of a combat medic from Nebraska who was killed in Iraq in 2005. The clinic will be formally named the Pfc. Eric P. Woods Soldier Family Care Center on Friday. Woods was assigned to... more »
July 10, 2012 7:17 AM
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... more »
June 14, 2012 6:20 AM
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... more »
June 11, 2012 7:38 AM
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... more »
May 26, 2012 10:12 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A judge has ruled three Fort Carson soldiers will face trial in the slaying of an unarmed man outside a Colorado Springs motorcycle club. The Gazette reports a judge ruled Friday there is enough evidence to proceed to trial on first-degree murder charges against Sgt.... more »
May 19, 2012 7:28 AM
The Hewlett Fire, burning about 20 miles northwest of Fort Collins, is now at 50 percent containment.
Officials say the fire sparked from a campstove. The man accused, reportedly tried to stamp out the fire, but ran as the fire spread.
It's now grown to over 7,500 acres.... more »
May 17, 2012 2:11 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Russians are coming - in fact, they're already here - but it may not be what you think. Twenty-two Russian army paratroopers are in Colorado for two weeks of training with the 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson outside Colorado Springs. The two nations' militaries... more »
May 10, 2012 8:09 AM
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... more »
April 12, 2012 4:49 AM
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... more »
March 16, 2012 7:55 PM
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... more »
February 14, 2012 5:41 AM
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... more »
December 27, 2011 7:12 AM
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... more »
December 14, 2011 6:38 AM
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... more »
September 13, 2011 5:58 AM
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... more »
April 4, 2011 3:03 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Crews fighting a Colorado wildfire from land and air are trying to get control of a blaze that has destroyed about 15 homes.
Helicopters on Monday dropped water on the fire around 15 miles west of Fort Collins. Two planes were also being used... more »
November 17, 2010 6:54 PM
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.... more »
October 13, 2010 1:40 PM
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... more »
October 13, 2010 12:57 PM
The police chief of Sebeka didn't have to go far to find the ammunition and other police equipment he believed had been stolen. It turns out the ammo was in his kids' backyard fort.
The Daily Journal of Fergus Falls reported Police Chief Eric Swenson, who lives near Sebeka,... more »
October 11, 2010 8:11 AM
Dozens of people will take the witness stand in a military courtroom over the next few weeks to describe the pain of bullets piercing their bodies and the sight of fellow soldiers lying in pools of blood.
But the hearing set to start tomorrow is not about an attack... more »
September 23, 2010 3:38 PM
The Army says soldiers who returned to Fort Carson from Afghanistan this spring had fewer behavior problems and were more likely to seek help than soldiers on previous combat tours.
Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, the post's commander, said Thursday that soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade... more »
September 10, 2010 8:56 AM
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... more »
September 2, 2010 10:24 AM
Members of First Baptist Church in the South Dakota town of White are remembering a former pastor who was killed in Afghanistan this week while serving as an Army chaplain.
The Rev. Dale Goetz served the South Dakota church from November 2000 to December 2003. Vonnie Lucas, a member... more »
August 30, 2010 9:23 AM
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... more »
August 20, 2010 3:23 PM
Nine months after 13 people were killed in shootings at Foot Hood, Texas, the Defense Department has released a report saying the military needs to be more aware of signs of potential workplace violence.
The department's final report on the shootings last November at the Army post last was... more »
August 11, 2010 7:02 PM
Admission will be free on August 14 and 15 at Bent's Old Fort near La Junta, as well as hundreds of other national parks.
"This fee-free weekend provides an opportunity for individuals and families alike to take an affordable vacation or to explore a nearby park they have never... more »
June 29, 2010 1:45 PM
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... more »
June 24, 2010 5:48 PM
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. more »
June 16, 2010 1:26 PM
Prosecutors say a civilian who was arrested in uniform on an Army base in Georgia had a land mine in his vehicle along with several grenades, night vision devices and a military laser targeting device.
The federal prosecutors also say in a criminal complaint that Anthony Saxon falsely pretended... more »
June 12, 2010 2:21 PM
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... more »
June 8, 2010 5:45 PM
The city of Fort Collins has approved a $5.9 million lawsuit by a man who served nearly 10 years in prison for murder before he was released based on DNA evidence.
The settlement announced Tuesday brings to $10 million the amount Tim Masters has received from his lawsuit against... more »
June 1, 2010 12:41 PM
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... more »
May 28, 2010 6:18 PM
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. more »
May 20, 2010 6:35 PM
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... more »
April 21, 2010 2:27 PM
Fort Carson reports that a mountain post soldier has been killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Michael K. Ingram Jr., 23, of Monroe, Michigan, died April 17 in Kandahar, of wounds suffered when an bomb detonated near his patrol.
He was assigned to the 1st... more »
April 15, 2010 12:12 PM
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. more »
February 23, 2010 7:00 PM
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... more »
February 17, 2010 2:41 PM
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... more »
February 5, 2010 12:10 PM
A controversy over wearing Indian garb to a Colorado State University basketball game has top administrators meeting with students.
Friday's meeting was called to talk about a Facebook page set up by a student. A sophomore basketball fan asked Colorado State fans to wear American Indian clothes for an... more »
January 27, 2010 12:48 PM
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... more »
October 18, 2009 1:09 PM
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... more »
September 11, 2009 12:24 PM
A scheduling mixup at the airport left Martine Lifleur with a choice. Miss her flight. Or get on the plane and leave her 10-year-old alone with no money or cell phone at Tampa International Airport.
She got on the plane. She was arrested when she arrived at her destination.... more »