Friday Newscast, 3/31/17, 5:32 PM

Mar 31, 2017

Newscast for Friday, March 31, 2017, 5:32 PM:

  • An Army Warrant Officer from Fort Carson has died in an off-duty suspected downing while on assignment at Guantanamo Bay.  The Mountain Post says 40-year-old Jose Eduardo Lopez-Cobena spent nearly 20 years in the Army, with two deployments to Iraq.  The incident is under investigation.  Meanwhile, an airman based at Peterson Air Force Base has also died in a non-combat related incident while deployed to northern Syria.  Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren was 25.
  • Nearly 1200 acres of public land are newly protected from any future commercial development.  The Palmer Land Trust announced earlier this month that, in partnership with El Paso County, Jones Park Open Space on the south side of Pikes Peak is now protected by a conservation easement...