Stories tagged: balloon
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Hot air balloonists look to young people to sustain sport
For most people, the best part of turning 16 is getting their driver’s license. McKenna Secrist’s 16th birthday in July came with a hot air balloon pilot’s license instead.
Mon., Oct. 19, 2009, 7:14 a.m.
Sheriff: Balloon boy hoax may have conspirators
The lawyer for the man accused of perpetrating the balloon boy hoax to promote a reality show said Monday that he expects authorities to bring charges against his client in …
Mon., Oct. 19, 2009
Conspiracy charges likely for parents in balloon stunt
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The story that a little boy had floated away in a giant helium balloon was a hoax concocted to land a reality television show, authorities said …
Fri., Oct. 16, 2009, 8:47 a.m.
Sheriff: No indication balloon ordeal was hoax
A Colorado official said Friday there’s no indication a family was carrying out a hoax when they reported their 6-year-old son was in a helium balloon that floated away from …
Thu., Oct. 15, 2009, 3:17 p.m.
Boy said to have floated off in balloon found safe
A 6-year-old boy was found hiding in a cardboard box in his family’s garage attic Thursday after being feared aboard a homemade helium balloon that hurtled 50 miles through the …