March 10, 1990 |
The explosion that destroyed the Crested Butte State Bank and killed three people was caused by a buildup of a gas in the historic coal mining town, federal investigators said Friday. Ron Wolters, head of a national response team with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said the investigation had ruled out the possibility that a bomb demolished the two-story brick building. The explosion occurred moments after the bank opened Tuesday, leaving nothing but the bank vault standing.
March 8, 1990 |
A buildup of methane from old mines may have set off the explosion that leveled Crested Butte State Bank, killed three employees and injured 14 other people, authorities said. A pathologist who examined the bodies said he found no evidence that a bomb caused the blast Tuesday in the Rocky Mountain ski resort. The dead were identified as Donna Smith, Jade Woelk and Monica Henning, all of Crested Butte. Seven of the injured remained hospitalized, three of them in serious condition.
April 4, 1987 |
An explosive charge used to clear mine fields blew up prematurely during a training exercise Friday, killing three soldiers, a Ft. Carson Army Post spokeswoman said. The names of the victims were being withheld until relatives could be notified, Spec. 4 Kim Hoppens of the Ft. Carson public affairs office said. The accident occurred at the Ft. Carson Training Maneuver Area on the south end of the Army post, which is south of Colorado Springs.