Southern Colorado is no stranger to the armed forces. With a collection of military installations, it’s not uncommon to see uniformed men and women around Colorado Springs and beyond. This month, we take a look at some of the issues concerning the military, from the very worst, to perhaps, some of the very best.

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Mountainside Pterodactyl

An innovative collaboration at Mountainside Elementary on base at Fort Carson is helping bring disparate parts of the Colorado Springs community together to make art.

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Dave Philipps Reading from Lethal Warriors

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Local journalist and author Dave Philipps read at Colorado College from his book Lethal Warriors about the 506th Infantry Regiment (aka the Band of Brothers) at Fort Carson and the deadly results of a lack of effective support [...]

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Governor John Hickenlooper released his budget today and is proposing the highest cuts to K-12 schools the state has ever seen…Crews are working on cleaning up a rockslide on U.S. 50 that occurred yesterday (see photo above)…and, Army leaders will gather at Fort Carson tomorrow for a symposium on rear detachments.

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An Army environmental study says Fort Carson is the best location for a new combat aviation brigade…The Colorado Department of Transportation and Trinidad city officials marked the opening of southbound Interstate 25 through the city today…and, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association has dropped its lawsuit challenging new rules to regulate the state’s energy industry.

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The acting commander at Fort Carson says the Army has no current plans to expand a 370-square-mile training site in southeastern Colorado…Republican state lawmakers say a federal judge’s decision to block a Colorado law affecting larger out-of-state, online retailers shows it’s unconstitutional and should be repealed…and, Senator Mark Udall has been appointed to the Senate’s [...]

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Army officials report suicide rates at Fort Carson continue to drop…and, the campaign to raise money to help repair Colorado’s capitol dome officially kicked off today.

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Coloradans are marking Martin Luther King, Jr. day with marches and parades as well as a rodeo…Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is wrapping up his tour of the state in Limon and Loveland today as he talks to local officials, business leaders and residents about his economic plan…Electrical power to Fort Carson has been restored after [...]

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The state’s 68th general assembly kicked into gear today with lawmakers filling both legislative chambers…and, Fort Carson has broken ground on a new outpatient behavioral health clinic.

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Colorado Springs Congressman Doug Lamborn and Colorado Senator Mark Udall took part in a congressional briefing on the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Carson…The Colorado House approved a bill to create a committee this summer that could work with the federal government to resolve complaints between immigrant sheepherders and their employers…and, Aspen home prices also [...]

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The online retailer Amazon is cutting off affiliates that help it sell products in Colorado because of a new tax on online sales…Colorado Department of Transportation officials are on the scene of a rockslide along I-70 between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero…and, crews from Ft. Carson and El Paso County fire departments are [...]

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Authorities say a dummy artillery shell was found outside one of the gates at Fort Carson…State health officials say Colorado may have bypassed the annual seasonal flu period due to the H1N1, or swine flu, outbreak last fall…And, Xcel Energy announces a scheduled opening for their new power plant in Pueblo.

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The Army decides to stop pursuing an expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, for now…and, Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff says he’s still running for the US Senate race, and has no plans to drop out or run for governor.

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Lawmakers from Colorado share thoughts after the President decides to increase troops in Afghanistan…and, Ft. Carson is expected to contribute a number of those additional soldiers.

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On November 18, 2009 By

Ft. Carson remembers fallen soldiers…Last year’s Salmonella outbreak in Alamosa is attributed to animal waste…and, Copper Mountain Resort faces a sale.

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On November 5, 2009 By

Ft. Carson reacts to the shootings at Ft. Hood…and, Focus on the Family contributes to out-of-state campaigns concerning same-sex marriage and civil unions.

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On October 26, 2009 By

A Colorado Springs group that aims to help Native Americans overcome alcoholism and other health issues wins a prize from a San Francisco think tank…two soldiers based at Ft. Carson have been killed in Afghanistan…Governor Ritter names a new head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources….and, state lawmakers from the West meet in Wyoming [...]

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On September 14, 2009 By

Pueblo steelworkers approve a new contract…Governor Ritter says more cuts may be in store…a Fort Carson soldier dies in Baghdad…and, a soldier and his girlfriend missing in Pike National Forest are found.

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On June 26, 2009 By

The Army’s chief psychiatrist visits Ft. Carson…two fire departments consider consolidating…Governor Bill Ritter talks state budget, and more.

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Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. visits Ft. Carson, and the Secretary of Agriculture plans a visit to Colorado.

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On April 20, 2009 By

Remembering Columbine, Fort Carson’s leader prepares to move on, and the Four Corners….that weren’t.

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In January, the United States Army lost more of its soldiers to suicide than to fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-four January deaths are either confirmed or suspected suicides. That’s the most since the Army began tracking the statistic in 1980. Among the soldiers who killed themselves in January: a 27-year old Iraq veteran stationed [...]

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In January, the United States Army lost more of its soldiers to suicide than to fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-four January deaths are either confirmed or suspected suicides. That’s the most since the Army began tracking the statistic in 1980. Among the soldiers who killed themselves in January: a 27-year old Iraq [...]

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