PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) - A 35-year-old Rifle man has died after his pickup truck collided with an RV.
The Colorado State Patrol says an RV driven by James Vanacore was traveling westbound in the right lane on Interstate 70 on Tuesday when his RV blew a front tire.
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DENVER (AP) - Investigators say the pilot of a small plane reported he was suffering from vertigo when he activated an airframe parachute system that carried the aircraft to the ground in Elbert County east of Denver.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot suffered minor injuries and... more »
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 »
DUNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - A skydiver stuck in a tree in Dunstable, Mass., for about two hours has been rescued and taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Kim Whorton, a staff member at Skydive Pepperell, says the man affiliated with the club does not appear to be hurt.... more »
A 1969 underground nuclear blast twice the strength of the Hiroshima, Japan, bomb was meant to free natural gas from tight sandstone formations in western Colorado.
But gas unlocked by Project Rulison was deemed too radioactive for commercial use, and today the Energy Department prohibits drilling immediately around the... more »
The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadet injured in a parachute jump at the Air Force Academy June 25 lost a leg in the accident, and is still hospitalized as a result of the incident. He is now listed in fair and stable condition.
Cadet Matthew Pirrello, 20, lost... more »
Oxy USA has agreed to pay nearly $650,000 in fines after regulators said they found pit leaks that caused oil and gas contamination of spring waters near Parachute.
The company signed a proposed settlement that includes a fine of about $390,000 related to leaks in an unlined pit in... more »
Shannon Sharpe made a splashy entrance for his induction into the Denver Broncos' Ring of Fame, skydiving into the stadium in tandem with a professional parachuter. Sharpe landed near the 10-yard line by the south end zone at Invesco Field at Mile High, before unhooking his harness and waving to... more »