Newscast for Monday, February 17, 2020, 5:32 p.m.
One of the few remaining survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor died at home on Saturday in Colorado Springs. Donald Stratton was 97. His biographer Ken Gire told Colorado Matters a few years ago that Stratton was burned over two thirds of his body... and he carried the emotional scars of the attack through the rest of his life...
Searchers have recovered the bodies of two Colorado men who died in a weekend avalanche. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says three men were riding snowbikes late Saturday afternoon when they were caught in the slide about 10 miles north of Vail. One man was able to dig himself out and call for help. The other men were carried into a gully at the bottom of a drainage area where they were fully buried by avalanche debris. Their bodies were recovered yesterday. The victims were identified as 28-year-old Dillon Block and 30-year-old Cesar Almanza-Hernandez, both of Gypsum.
Colorado Springs City Council members Yolanda Avila and Richard Skorman invite the public to attend a community Town Hall to discuss issues impacting Council Districts three and four. The Town Hall will be tomorrow, Tuesday, February 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Meadows Park Community Center (1943 S. El Paso Ave.). Major topics of discussion will include development along South Nevada Avenue, Public Safety, Public Transportation, and other topics brought forward by the public.