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3 years 4 months ago

Rifle man killed in RV collision

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. ...

3 years 11 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....

4 years 3 months ago

Legacy of nuke drilling site in Colorado lingers

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...

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