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Air Force Academy eases social distancing restrictions after 2 cadet suicides

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 seniors who remained on the campus

News

Air Force discloses drug investigation into nuclear missile guards in Colorado, 2 other states

The guards are responsible for protecting nuclear-armed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles — a key segment of the U.S. nuclear force — in underground launch silos in western Nebraska, southeastern Wyoming and northeastern Colorado

News

A deputy’s knack for sussing out mules has made a lonely stretch of I-70 the top drug-bust site in Colorado

Mesa County deputy Mike Miller has patrolled a stretch of desert west of Grand Junction for decades. The DEA says his busts have kept 20 tons of illicit drugs off the streets

Coloradans

U.S. military wants Colorado, other states to keep wind turbines from interfering with nuclear sites

The Department of Defense and the Air Force want five states, including Colorado, to make new rules to limit wind turbines to prevent conflict between helicopters that provide nuclear site security

Energy

Space Command’s initial home will be in Colorado Springs, congressman says

President Donald Trump formally launched Space Command in December and Colorado has been on the short list for its home

Politics and Government

Jared Polis touts military projects as he tries to lure national museum and Space Command to Colorado

The state Capitol complex is a possible location for the National Medal of Honor Museum, and Colorado Springs is a probable site for U.S. Space Command

Politics and Government

A cybersecurity worker shortage in Colorado has the industry tapping veterans to fill the gap

The security-focused bootcamp SecureSet finds 40% of its students are veterans while Colorado Springs is building a city to keep people transitioning out of the military

Business

The Air Force Academy chapel is leaky and corroding. But repairs have been on hold for months.

The chapel attracts 800,000 visits a year

News

Evolution of a matriarchal “horse-tribe” provided inspiration for author’s fantasy world

Even within a world she created, Laura Reeve confronted challenges to honest portrayal of love -- and mapping out mileage

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