Colorado Springs

4:32pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Wildfires

Training Day For MAFFS C-130's At Peterson AFB

Miltary C-130H Hercules planes have been modified and deployed to aid in fire fighting operations thanks to the MAFFS system
Jim Hill KUNC

Across the country, forecasts call for a long and dry fire season. Currently, only 11 civilian firefighting air tankers are in service with the US Forest Sevice, and those are nearing the end of their usable life. However, small groups of specially modified Air Force C-130’s are on standby and ready to deploy as needed across the country.

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2:23pm

Fri April 6, 2012
Politics

Obama Ad Targets Conservative Strongholds in Colorado

President Obama signed the Recovery Act into law in Colorado in 2009 and has been back to campaign numerous times since
KUNC File Photo

Some Coloradans were reminded this week of the state’s status as a battleground in this year’s presidential election when the Obama Campaign began airing its first TV ad here targeting the Grand Junction and Colorado Springs markets. 

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1:15pm

Tue March 27, 2012
The Two-Way

2 U.S. Servicemen Arrested In Drug Cartel Murder-For-Hire Plot

Originally published on Tue March 27, 2012 1:20 pm

1st Lt. Kevin Corley.
Justice Department

An Army officer and a soldier were arrested earlier this month for allegedly plotting a murder-for-hire scheme, the Justice Department said.

1st Lt. Kevin Corley, 29, and Sgt. Samuel Walker, 28, were arrested after police said they cut a deal with federal officials posing as members of a drug cartel to raid a Texas ranch were they believed 20 kilograms of stolen cocaine were being kept by members of a rival cartel. Police said Corley, who took the lead in striking the deal, also agreed to kill the rivals using a small team in exchange for $50,000 and five kilograms of cocaine.

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9:51am

Wed February 22, 2012

3:04pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Health

A Tale of Two Medical Marijuana Cities

This collage shows a group from the more than a dozen medical marijuana dispensaries along West Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs on Jan. 27, 2012.
JOE MAHONEY THE I-NEWS NETWORK

Sometime on Saturday, Steve Ackerman sold his last joint. 

His Organic Alternatives, a medical marijuana dispensary in Fort Collins, is one of 23 in this laid-back university town forced to close by Tuesday after residents voted to ban dispensaries.

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