After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
A solemn ceremony for a man who was about to begin a new chapter in his life. SPC Brian Penisten was on his way to Colorado to exchange marriage vows with his fiancé, but he never made it home. The Fort Carson soldier was killed in Iraq just days before his wedding.
He was on his way to the Baghdad airport to catch a flight home. That's when a missile knocked his Chinook helicopter out of the sky. On Friday, a tribute at the Mountain Post to this soldier who had so much good coming to him.
SPC Penisten's fiancé, Johnna Lioa, was waiting for him in Pueblo. But instead of planning for her wedding day, she now had to plan a funeral.
SPC Penisten was a mechanic with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment---an unsung hero to his fellow soldiers. He deployed in April. Two days before he left for Iraq, he proposed to his girlfriend, Johnna. Seven months later, the couple was supposed to get married.
SGT Derek McGlaughlin was in Iraq with SPC Penisten. His fondest memory with his friend---playing video games in the barracks.
Besides his fiancé, SPC Penisten is survived by his parents and his 4-year-old son.
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