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03/24/15
24-Hour Challenge Run
Peterson Air Force Base - 03/24/15
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The Tactical Air Control Party (TAC-P) group is hosting a 24-hour Challenge Run here March 26th to March 27, 2015 here.

TAC-P airmen are embedded into deployable Army units to bring lethal airpower to the fight. They plan, coordinate and control close-air support missions in the battle area to include manned and unmanned aircraft.

The 24-hour Challenge Run is composed of two categories team and ultra. Runners will be judged on how many miles they run in the 24-hour period. Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place teams. Runners include members of the USAF TAC-P unit stationed at Fort Carson, family, friends, retirees and supporters.

This year the run will include an ultra team where 2 runners compete together for the greatest number of miles run in a 24-hour period.

The route will follow a 1 mile route along the flight line here. There will also be a BBQ for runners to enjoy and an Humvee on display.
03/16/15
Community Champions to Volunteer for Silver Key's Meals on Wheels Program
Silver Key Senior Services - 03/16/15
Silver Key has lined up a number of community champions and mayoral candidates to volunteer for the 2015 March for Meals campaign in support of Meals on Wheels. (See attachment for listing and schedule).

Meals on Wheels is just one of the programs that make up the Nutrition Department of Silver Key; an emergency food pantry, two federal food programs, hygiene and pet food pantry, and the recently added Golden Circle Nutrition Program round out the complement of nutrition offerings, providing food assistance to more than 3,000 seniors last year.

March for Meals is a national campaign held annually during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America to raise awareness of the struggles faced by our aging neighbors and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Hundreds of Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States, like Silver Key promote March for Meals through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.


Attached Media Files: 2015-03/3595/82594/2015-3-12_SK_Press_Release[March_for_Meals_Community_Champions].pdf
03/13/15
Media Alert: Colorado Springs Oldest Pearl Harbor Bombing Survivor to Speak at Coronado
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 03/13/15
On Monday, March 16, Jim Downing, 101 years of age and survivor of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, will be speaking about his experiences to students at Coronado High School. The media is invited to attend this presentation. Jim will be speaking at Coronado, 1590 West Fillmore St., 9:30-11:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Jill Haffley at s.haffley@d11.org.
Spring Cleaning for a Cause
Silver Key Senior Services - 03/13/15
Throw open the windows and let the fresh air in. It is that time of year when we start thinking about getting rid of the musty winter feel and freshening up our homes. Along with the cleaning comes the de-cluttering and once you have finished cleaning, what do you do with the extra stuff you have accumulated over the winter? Bring it to Silver Key! Our thrift store, Silver & Such, is in need of your used and no longer needed household items.

Silver & Such is located inside Silver Key at 2250 Bott Avenue. This boutique has an ever-changing inventory thanks to donations from all over the community. We can always use those previously loved items and treasures discovered as you are spring cleaning. Smaller scale furniture and household items are in high demand and short supply. In addition to household items, we also accept clothing, shoes, and durable medical goods such as wheel chairs, walkers, canes, and shower seats. All money raised in the store goes directly to support the services provided by Silver Key.

This year, spring clean for a good cause and donate your gently used items to Silver Key. Our store hours are Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information on donations please contact Cindy Barry at 719 884-2300.
03/10/15
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 03/10/15
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Delayed Start for District 11 Schools
* Request to Relinquish Exclusive Chartering Authority - Adventures in Learning Career Academies

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The March 11 agenda is featured.
03/02/15
Silver Key joins Local Meals on Wheels Organizations Across the Country to Celebrate the 13th Annual March for Meals
Silver Key Senior Services - 03/02/15
(Colorado Springs, CO), March 2, 2015 - Silver Key announced today its participation in the 2015 March for Meals - a nationwide community-by-community celebration of the local Meals on Wheels programs that keep seniors independent in their own homes.

Silver Key has been providing Meals on Wheels to the greater Colorado Springs community since 1971 and has recently expanded its delivery area to include Fountain, Palmer Lake, and Calhan. In 2014, 60,245 meals were delivered through the program. This month, many of the Colorado Springs mayoral candidates and some of our city council members will volunteer their time to deliver meals or work in the kitchen preparing the food that will be delivered by volunteers to seniors in the community.

Meals on Wheels is just one of the programs that make up the Nutrition Department of Silver Key; an emergency food pantry, two federal food programs, hygiene and pet food pantry, and the recently added Golden Circle Nutrition Program round out the complement of nutrition offerings, providing food assistance to more than 3,000 seniors last year.

March for Meals is a national campaign held annually during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America to raise awareness of the struggles faced by our aging neighbors and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Hundreds of Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States, like Silver Key promote March for Meals through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.

Silver Key is encouraging the community to help in March by volunteering to deliver meals or work in the kitchen, hold a food drive to collect much needed non-perishable food items for the pantry, or making a monetary donation to support Nutrition programs at www.silverkey.org.

For information on volunteering, please contact Linda Arguello at larguello@silverkey.org or call her at (719)884-2319. For more information on March for Meals and Nutrition Programs at Silver Key, please contact Lorri Orwig at lorwig@silverkey.org or call her at (719)884-2313.