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Feb 21, 2012 4:59 PM by Mike Daniels

Hurricane force wind in parts of southeast Colorado

Very strong west wind developed today from I-25 back to the foothills. Strongest wind has been in those chinook prone locations west of I-25. 4 miles southwest of the Air Force Academy there was a gust at 76 mph. 2 miles south of Manitou Springs a gust of 69 mph. Other top wind speeds include, Woodmen Roberts 65 mph, Colorado Springs 50 mph, Pueblo 45 mph.


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Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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