Joint training scheduled at Cheyenne MountainPeterson Air Force Base - 11/19/15 1:52 PM
Firefighters from Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and Colorado Springs fire department will conduct joint training Nov. 21 at Cheyenne Mountain AFS.
A moth infestation has killed Douglas fir trees along Cheyenne Mountain's South Portal Road, presenting a safety hazard.
The firefighters will work together to remove those trees. Department crew members must conduct chain saw operators' training annually to keep their certifications current. Steep slopes and loose rocks will present challenges sometimes encountered in real-life emergency response situations. The joint training further cements the wildfire relationship the two agencies have developed during recent area fires, while keeping skills current.
The 721st Mission Support Group at CMAFS protects the overall security of the people and priority resources at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in support of national defense.
Schriever Engages in Emergency Response ExercisesSchriever Air Force Base - 11/13/15 4:51 PM
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Starting Monday, Team Schriever will engage in a week-long exercise to test and assess several emergency responses while accomplishing the mission.
The exercise is intended to ensure forces have and use the proper techniques, tactics and procedures as they protect the mission and the on base community. Additionally the exercise will test and validate mutual aid agreements with El Paso County emergency response forces and Flight for Life.
Scenarios will impact the base at large, including access on and off the installation.
Media members are invited to cover some of the more visual scenarios, including county and city responders.
Media wishing to cover the scenarios can contact the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Office at 567-5040 for more specific details on dates and times.
School District 11 Board of Education MeetingColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 11/10/15 3:14 PM
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
Unified District Improvement Plan and Priority Improvement and Turnaround School Improvement Plan
Instructional Materials and Secondary Courses Approval
FY2015-16 District Employee Benefits Insurance Committee Annual Charge
Audit Committee Member Approval
Resolution 2016-15: American Education Week
2016 Mill Levy Certification
To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The November 11 agenda is featured.
Update on Sierra High SchoolHarrison Dist. 2 - 11/06/15 11:00 AM
21 Sierra High School students were served with misdemeanor charges by the Colorado Springs Police Department for their involvement in last week's incident. Three students were charged with 3rd degree assault, disorderly conduct, and interference with staff, faculty or students of educational institutions. Eighteen students were charged with disorderly conduct and interference with staff, faculty or students of educational institutions. District action is forthcoming. Thank you for your continued support of Sierra High School and our students.
Russell Middle School Honoring Veterans and Active Duty MilitaryColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 11/04/15 9:53 AM
Russell Middle School, 3825 E. Montebello Dr. W., will honor United States Veterans and active duty military with a remembrance and celebration assembly on Friday, November 6, 2015. The celebration will begin with a reception at 1:30 p.m., followed by an assembly from 2-3:40 p.m. The band, choir, orchestra, and dance team will perform. Distinguished veterans and active military from across Colorado Springs have been invited.
Donations for the Honor Flight Network will be collected at the door. Honor Flight Network is a no-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all of their sacrifices. Heroes are transported to Washington DC to visit and reflect at the memorials.
Exercise scheduled at Air Force stationPeterson Air Force Base - 11/03/15 1:07 PM
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. - Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station is participating in a homeland defense exercise Nov. 4.
Drivers may experience some delays on NORAD Road as well as entering and exiting the installation, as Airmen train for their homeland defense mission. The 721st Security Forces Squadron will conduct a traffic control checkpoint from 7-9 a.m. at the bottom of NORAD Road, near Highway 115. All users of the road will be required to show government identification. Broadmoor Bluffs residents and their guests will still be authorized to use the road during the exercise.
The 721st Mission Support Group protects the overall security of the people and priority resources at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in support of national defense.Attached Media Files: 2015-11/974/89200/2015-11-04_CMAFS_exercise.docx
Statement regarding Sierra High School DisturbanceHarrison Dist. 2 - 10/28/15 12:53 PM
The disturbance involving students at Sierra High School is stable. The students are safe. The school will remain on lockout, but classes are normal. Dismissal will occur at regular time. CSPD is investigating. We will provide more information later as it becomes available.
School District 11 Board of Education MeetingColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 10/27/15 1:00 PM
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
FY14-15 TABOR Reserves and Designations
Policy GBGD: Worker's Compensation
Policy IHBF: Homebound or Hospital Instruction
Board of Education Operations and Procedures Manual
DAC Budget Subcommittee Membership
DAC Accreditation Committee Membership
Budget Transfers, Appropriations, and FTE Approvals
Resolution 2016-13: Native American Heritage Month
To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The October 28 agenda is featured.