Workers still trying to excavate underground Cheyenne Mountain base after epic storm, slide

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — It would take 7,000 pickup trucks to haul off the muck, mud and rock that flooding left at the nation’s most secure military outpost. Boulders weighing tons still blocked lanes Wednesday near the entrance to the underground Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center, and experts said it would take weeks to clean up the damage left by a storm that hit on Sept. 12, dropping 14 inches of rain in hours. “It overwhelmed the system,” said Col. Travis Harsha, installation commander at the mountain. The base sits high on the eastern slope of Cheyenne Mountain, carved into near-vertical granite. When rain strikes, Cheyenne Mountain is usually well-equipped to deal with…

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Workers still trying to excavate underground Cheyenne Mountain base after epic storm, slide

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — It would take 7,000 pickup trucks to haul off the muck, mud and rock that flooding left at the nation’s most secure military outpost. Boulders weighing tons still blocked lanes Wednesday near the entrance to the underground Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center, and experts said it would take weeks to clean up the damage left by a storm that hit on Sept. 12, dropping 14 inches of rain in hours. “It overwhelmed the system,” said Col. Travis Harsha, installation commander at the mountain. The base sits high on the eastern slope of Cheyenne Mountain, carved into near-vertical granite. When rain strikes, Cheyenne Mountain is usually well-equipped to deal with…

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Lloyd Webber launches Ward musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber launches his new West End musical, Stephen Ward, saying it would show how the man involved in 1960s sex scandal the Profumo Affair was made a "scapegoat".

Workers still trying to excavate underground Cheyenne Mountain base after epic storm, slide

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — It would take 7,000 pickup trucks to haul off the muck, mud and rock that flooding left at the nation’s most secure military outpost. Boulders weighing tons still blocked lanes Wednesday near the entrance to the underground Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center, and experts said it would take weeks to clean up the damage left by a storm that hit on Sept. 12, dropping 14 inches of rain in hours. “It overwhelmed the system,” said Col. Travis Harsha, installation commander at the mountain. The base sits high on the eastern slope of Cheyenne Mountain, carved into near-vertical granite. When rain strikes, Cheyenne Mountain is usually well-equipped to deal with…

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Lloyd Webber launches Ward musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber launches his new West End musical, Stephen Ward, saying it would show how the man involved in 1960s sex scandal the Profumo Affair was made a "scapegoat".