Posted inCulture, News

A meticulous restoration of the Air Force Academy’s chapel is taking longer than expected

By Dan Boyce, Colorado Public Radio COLORADO SPRINGS — The Air Force Academy chapel is one of the most distinctive pieces of architecture in Colorado. But few people have caught a glimpse of it for more than a year. That’s because the entire building is undergoing an exhaustive restoration inside a 14-story “cocoon.” And it’s […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, News, Water

As aquifers drain, El Paso County is hoping a nearly endless loop of water can fight future shortages

FOUNTAIN — Water drawn from deep wells in the southern Denver Basin has a wild ride ahead, if a $134 million proposal to build a pipeline and reusable water “loop” through much of El Paso County moves forward.  With drought and climate change piling on top of population growth, getting creative to the point of […]

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What it’s like for the 100-plus Colorado College students stuck in their dorm after a peer tested positive for coronavirus

Only being allowed outside 20 minutes a day. No air conditioning. Waiting until it’s a “necessity” to go to the bathroom.   That’s what life is like for the more than 100 Colorado College students quarantined in their dorm for two weeks after one of their peers tested positive for the coronavirus on the third day […]

Posted inCOVID, News

VP Mike Pence going to Colorado for in-person Air Force Academy graduation on Saturday

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the Air Force Academy for its pared down commencement ceremony Saturday to address graduating cadets in person, not by video as originally planned. Pence’s office announced his travel plans Tuesday and said additional details would be released later. The event usually attracts a big crowd to Falcon Stadium […]

Posted inCOVID, News

Air Force Academy eases social distancing restrictions after 2 cadet suicides

Social distancing restrictions at the Air Force Academy have been relaxed after it reported two cadet suicides in less than a week following attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Emails obtained from the academy show the Colorado Springs base had received complaints about how the policies made the school prison-like for about 1,000 […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Cory Gardner: Cybersecurity is everyone’s problem. So why are women underrepresented in the field?

Cybersecurity is everyone’s problem, regardless of gender. The individual safety and national security of men and women alike are at risk from increasingly sophisticated — and frequent — cyberattacks across industries, including finance, communications, law, medicine and defense.  So why are women so underrepresented in the field, making up only 20 percent of the cybersecurity […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns, Politics and Government

Michael Bennet: Colorado is the obvious choice for the new U.S. Space Command’s home

This week, the Department of Defense will stand up the temporary headquarters for the new U.S. Space Command here in Colorado. As the department assesses options for a permanent location, it should look no further: the Centennial State is the obvious choice. Colorado is best positioned to ensure the United States maintains superiority in space. […]