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The 37th Space Symposium kicked off this week at the seaside resort of Broadmoor. Each spring, the event attracts and connects international space and security agencies, military and intelligence organizations. The heads of more than 15 space agencies are due to speak at the annual event which runs until April 7. The space symposium could see around 10,000 participants from 25 countries. To learn more, visit spacesymposium.org.

Old scouts chief Anthony Lee Fruzia was booked in the El Paso County Jail on March 13, after being arrested in February in Texas on charges in Colorado Springs. The charges stem from an incident at The Antlers hotel in December 2021 and include both sexual assault of a child by a support person and sexual assault of a child. His victim reported the assault to Safe Passage, a child advocacy center for El Paso and Teller counties. Fruzia’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 21. Currently, he is out of jail on $10,000 bond.

Michael Rancona hiker reported missing last Tuesday, was found alive on Barr Trail about two miles below the summit of Pikes Peak. The ransom was reported late by his parents in Oklahoma on the afternoon of March 29, and the El Paso County Search and Rescue the team began their search later that same day. After spending two nights on the mountain, Ransom was discovered around noon Wednesday and was helped back down to the trail by the rescue team.

Jacob Sedillo of Colorado Springs pleaded guilty to the attempted first degree murder of a Colorado Springs Police last Wednesday, March 30, and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. In June 2021, Sedillo shot and killed a Colorado Springs police officer Kyle Bergstresser in a parking lot near North Nevada Avenue and East Fillmore Street, after Bergstresser discovered he had an active felony warrant. Sedillo fled the scene and was arrested four days later. Bergstresser suffered a broken arm and other injuries from multiple gunshots wounds.


Corey Webster snacks on a donut at Krispy Kreme near the intersection of South Carefree Circle and Powers Boulevard on Saturday. Dozens of cars meandered through a parking lot while others waited patiently at the gate for the chance to grab a box of coveted pastries at Colorado’s brand new Krispy Kreme. It’s the first store to open in Colorado Springs since 2006. The company surprised 120 guests during its grand opening week with a “Celebration Dozen Ticket,” good for a dozen free glazed donuts each month for a year. .


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