August 1, 2012 5:21 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy is conducting an exercise designed to test its ability to work with local hospitals and civil authorities to contain a disease. The drill is taking place Wednesday and Thursday on the campus outside Colorado Springs. Memorial Health System hospitals and... more »
July 30, 2012 6:23 AM
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - A spokeswoman for a Northern California amusement park says a dozen people were stuck on a roller coaster for almost two hours after it stalled 150 feet in the air. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom spokeswoman Nancy Chan tells the Vallejo Times-Herald that the Superman Ultimate Flight... more »
March 21, 2012 5:12 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Volunteer searchers using metal detectors have recovered a Texas woman's engagement ring after she lost it at her husband's grave in Colorado. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Gayle Zompa of Galveston got her ring back last week. It slipped off her finger four months... more »
March 6, 2012 6:29 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy has won the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The contest was held Friday and Saturday in Denver. The academy team advances to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio next month. In the Rocky Mountain regional competition,... more »
February 27, 2012 6:38 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - A hearing to determine whether the last of three Air Force Academy cadets charged with sexual misconduct will be court-martialed is scheduled to begin Monday. An Article 32 hearing, which is equivalent to a civilian grand jury proceeding, had been scheduled earlier for Robert... more »
February 17, 2012 5:45 AM
DENVER (AP) - An Air Force Academy instructor is being honored for rushing to the aid of injured spectators after a plane crash killed 11 people at an air race in Nevada last year.
Lt. Col. Ryan Osteroos was at the Reno Air Races in September when the plane... more »
January 24, 2012 3:00 PM
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today identified 10 health related areas that need progress in the next three to five years.
Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer for the department, said, "We selected these 10 Winnable Battles because they provide Colorado's greatest opportunities for... more »
January 19, 2012 7:55 AM
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Authorities at Buckley Air Force Base say they believe a 19-year-old man did not pose a serious threat when he crashed his car at a military base near Denver.
Aurora police say 19-year-old Adrian Moya is facing charges of felony menacing, eluding... more »
September 14, 2011 6:02 AM
DETROIT (AP) - An Ohio woman who was one of three people taken off an airplane at Detroit's airport and questioned on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, says she was shocked when armed officers stopped at her row and ordered her off.
Thirty-five-year-old Shoshana Hebshi... more »
March 30, 2011 5:15 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Air Force Academy confirms that a son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi visited the school last month during a U.S. tour that included businesses and other schools.
Academy spokesman Lt. Col. John Bryan said Wednesday that Khamis Gadhafi got a standard VIP tour of the... more »
March 23, 2011 6:32 PM
Minute levels of radiation have been detected in Colorado's air by the state health department. The air sample shows a "minuscule" amount of iodine-131.
The sample has been sent to the EPA for more testing.
"Levels detected in Colorado are minuscule and represent no risk to human health,"... more »
March 23, 2011 5:16 PM
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Fire crews fighting the wildfire burning in the foothills west of Denver are getting some help from the air. The Jefferson County sheriff's office says an air crew is flying above the fire and letting ground crews know of any changes in fire behavior. Helicopters are... more »
March 20, 2011 12:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he hasn't seen any reports of civilian casualties as a result of the international military operation in Libya, despite claims to the contrary by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Adm. Mike Mullen says Gadhafi has resorted to using human... more »
February 1, 2011 2:31 PM
From Denver to Colorado Springs, many school districts were closed today because of the bitter cold temperatures. However, in Pueblo, both District-70 and Pueblo City Schools were open with a two hour delay.
At Somerlid Elementary school, the temperature was -2 degrees as students arrived for class. Several parents... more »
October 20, 2010 3:02 PM
Xcel Energy is studying whether it can speed up its timetable for retiring some coal-fired power plants to help Colorado meet federal clean air standards.
A new state law required the utility to file a plan to reduce emissions by the end of 2017.
Xcel's preference is to... more »
September 3, 2010 6:57 PM
An Air Force Academy instructor has received the Bronze Star medal for his work as an adviser in the Afghan government. Lt. Col. Patrick Donley spent a year working with the Afghan ministry of rural rehabilitation and development. Donley says he helped with strategic planning, speech writing and organizing trips.... more »
September 2, 2010 4:59 PM
A toddler had to be airlifted to Children's Hospital in Denver after it was attacked by a moose.
The little boy, about two-and-a-half years old, was playing on a beach at Grand Lake when the attack happened.
Paramedics rushed the child to Granby Medical Center, then air lifted... more »
August 27, 2010 8:38 AM
Eight soldiers from the Colorado Army National Guard are returning home after a nine-month deployment in Bahrain. A homecoming ceremony is planned Friday at Peterson Air Force Base.
The soldiers are members of Commercial Imagery Team 4 from the Colorado Guard's 117th Space Battalion. The unit provided commercial satellite... more »
July 13, 2010 8:19 AM
Strong crosswinds are the focus of an investigation into why an airliner with 110 passengers ran off a runway in Denver while trying to take off a year and a half ago.
Actions by an air traffic controller and the flight's captain are also being questioned.
The National... more »
May 26, 2010 1:18 PM
The 2010 graduating class at the Air Force Academy started out four years ago 1,334 strong. Wednesday, 1,001 walked across the stage to receive a diploma.
Of those 18.7 percent are female, 24 percent are minorities. There are two sets of twins. Sixty are 2nd generation AFA grads.
... more »
May 23, 2010 3:51 PM
The Air Force Thunderbirds have arrived in Colorado Springs. The squadron of F-16 aerial demonstration jets will perform for the graduation ceremony at the US Air Force Academy on Wednesday.
The pilots conducted a re-enlistment ceremony for about 20 airmen at Peterson Air Force Base.
Dr. David Benke,... more »
May 17, 2010 9:02 AM
A new study suggests a link between children's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables.
The study found detectable levels of pesticide compounds in the urine of almost all the children studied. The kids with higher levels had increased chances of having ADHD,... more »
May 17, 2010 8:30 AM
Britain's two major international airports reopened to some flights today after a no-fly zone was imposed because of a dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash from Iceland. And Europe's air traffic management agency says it appears the cloud is beginning to disperse.
Britain's National Air Traffic Service says London's... more »
May 10, 2010 5:08 PM
The U.S. Air Force Academy Band will perform Tuesday night at the Pikes Peak Center at 7:30 p.m.
The concert is called Home of the Brave. The concert will honor all uniformed men and women serving in the armed forces, plus a salute to veterans.
The band is... more »
March 29, 2010 6:08 PM
Air Force Athletic Director Dr. Hans Mueh has announced women's basketball coach Ardie McInelly will not return next season. She's been at Air Force 9 years. She leaves with a 57-201 record.
"We felt that now was the right time to go in another direction in our women's basketball... more »
March 4, 2010 7:28 PM
Ten women from Colorado will be honored with the Congressional Gold Medal for their service during World War II as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, at a March 10 ceremony at the United States Capitol. Nearly 70 years since their World War II service, they will be honored for... more »
February 19, 2010 2:37 PM
A religious liberty advocate says he's satisfied with the Air Force Academy's efforts to investigate a possible case of religious harassment at the school. Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Friday the academy's top commanders are treating the incident seriously.
Earlier this month, academy officials... more »
February 1, 2010 3:07 PM
The Air Force Academy has set up an outdoor worship area for followers of Wicca, Druidism and other Earth-centered religions.
A double circle of stones has been placed atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs. It's available to cadets and other service personnel in the area. The... more »
January 9, 2010 11:46 PM
Even in the midst of yesterday's emergency landing in Colorado Springs, it's still business as usual at the airport. Most passengers are thinking about what could happen. "You first of all pray it never happens to you but again there's a certain amount of confidence that you have in the... more »
December 31, 2009 3:52 PM
Asher Clark and Jared Tew each ran for more than 100 yards with two touchdowns and Air Force's top-ranked passing defense had six interceptions against NCAA passing leader Case Keenum, leading the Falcons to a 47-20 victory over Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl on Thursday.
Air Force's plan... more »
December 29, 2009 7:00 PM
Pueblo City Council members have approved a deal that could bring a $500 million power generating complex to Pueblo. This may be a victory for Black Hills Energy and city government, but the Sierra Club says it may have a huge impact on public health. With talk of these two... more »
October 1, 2009 12:36 PM
Frontier Airlines is out of bankruptcy protection and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. The Denver-based carrier field for bankruptcy protection in April 2008. It has reduced its routes since then and has been turning an operating profit for the past several months. Nearly all... more »
October 1, 2009 12:02 PM
Proposed regulations would require power plants, factories and refineries to reduce greenhouse gases by installing the best available technology and improving energy efficiency whenever a facility is significantly changed or built.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposal announced Wednesday applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons... more »
September 18, 2009 12:09 PM
Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people.
But an Associated Press investigation found that the federal government has tried to clean up fewer than a dozen... more »
September 11, 2009 12:46 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified 79 coal mine permit applications in four Appalachian states for additional scrutiny. The agency said Friday it wants to make certain the proposed surface mines won't cause water pollution and violate the Clean Water Act. The mines are in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio... more »
September 4, 2009 8:29 AM
A medical airlift jet blew its tires as it tried to take off from Anchorage's main airport. The Lifeguard Ambulance jet was accelerating down a runway at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport just after noon Wednesday when some of the tires blew. Department of Transportation spokesman Roger Wetherell says the... more »
September 3, 2009 10:13 AM
Federal safety officials are ordering the replacement of Airbus airspeed sensors of the kind suspected of playing a role in loss of Air France Flight 447 and all 228 aboard in June.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a notice published Thursday that U.S. airlines operating Airbus A330s and... more »