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5 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...

7 months 6 days 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 1 month ago

Rocky Ford set to harvest cantaloupes

ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) - Farmers are starting their harvest of Rocky Ford cantaloupes. The Rocky Ford Growers Association says that when pickers headed to the fields Friday, they were getting a late start on the harvest. The association says growers thought they could start harvesting a week ago, but...

1 year 2 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 2 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...

1 year 11 months 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 3 weeks 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago

Pueblo Police to buy six new vehicles

The Pueblo Police Department will buy six new sport utility vehicles to be used by police supervisors. Ford has discontinued the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor used by many law enforcement agencies for many years. The new vehicles will be four wheel drive Ford Police Interceptor SUVs. The vehicles will...

2 years 5 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 5 months ago

One person dies in fire

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says one person has died from fire related causes. The fire started around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the mountains west of Denver. At least 900 homes near the Highlands Ranch area have been evacauted. It's south of Aspen Creek in an area known as...

2 years 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 week 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 4 months ago

Safety investigators looking at Ford trucks

DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating a fuel tank problem that could affect more than 2.7 million Ford F-150 pickup trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that the steel straps holding up the gas tank can rust and break, possibly causing a fuel...

3 years 5 months ago

Driving for donations

Palmer High School will receive donations from Ford's national "Drive One 4 UR School" program that is scheduled to run between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. this Saturday at Garry Barry Stadium. Qualified drivers from the community are invited to test drive one of Ford's vehicles. In return for...

3 years 10 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....

3 years 10 months ago

Ford wants to hire 1,200 in Michigan

Ford Motor Co. will hire 1,200 new workers in Michigan by 2013 if the state approves tax incentives Ford said Monday it will invest $850 million in several Detroit-area plants to build its new six-speed transmissions. Ford plans to hire 900 hourly manufacturing workers and 300 engineers and other salaried...

3 years 11 months 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 week 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 3 weeks 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 weeks ago

Deer population drops in Roaring Fork Valley

State wildlife officials say development and recreation have contributed to the declining number of deer in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking at lowering the population goal and changing the number of hunting licenses issued for the area that stretches from Aspen to Glenwood...

4 years 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 months ago

End of the road for Ford's Mercury vehicles

It's been predicted for years, now Ford confirms it is killing off its Mercury division. The Mercury brand has survived for 72-years. During a conference call to dealers, Ford executives said that winding down Mercury will allow the automaker to focus more attention on its mainstream Ford vehicles and especially...

4 years 3 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 3 months ago

Fords may have floor mat problems

Federal safety regulators are looking into reports of gas pedals that become stuck under floor mats of 2010 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received only three complaints of gas pedals getting trapped under unsecured all weather floor mats. There are...

4 years 3 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 4 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 4 months ago

Census workers going door to door

You've had your chance, now the Census Bureau is hitting the streets. "By constitutional mandate we're mandated to count every single person in the Untied States," says Deborah Muehleisen, who works with the U.S. Census Bureau. That process begins with the questionnaire sent to your home, but if you...

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