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Thu. 06/23/16
Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society Musicians to Perform with D11 Students
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 06/23/16 9:26 AM
On Friday, June 24, at noon, musicians from the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society will be performing with District 11 students on stage in the Jenkins Middle School cafeteria, 6410 Austin Bluffs Parkway. The media is invited to attend this performance.

Prior to the performance, the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society professional musicians will work with District 11 students on Friday morning, during a summer band class that is part District 11's Summer Enrichment Series. These musicians travel to many area schools to teach by demonstrating how the music is played.
Mon. 06/20/16
Peterson museum dedicates new aircraft (Photo)
Peterson Air Force Base - 06/20/16 3:26 PM
A donated CF-188, also known as the Hornet, was part of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1984 until it was decommissioned in 2007. It is now on display at the Peterson Air and Space Museum. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A donated CF-188, also known as the Hornet, was part of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1984 until it was decommissioned in 2007. It is now on display at the Peterson Air and Space Museum. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The Peterson Air and Space Museum will hold a dedication ceremony for a new aircraft on display at 11:30 a.m. June 24.

The donated CF-188, also known as the Hornet, was part of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1984 until it was decommissioned in 2007.

The aircraft, given to the U.S. Air Force Heritage Program by the Canadian government, is on loan to the Peterson museum. The donation highlights the joint mission and partnership between the U.S. and Canadian governments.

"We're very excited to receive the Hornet as part of the Peterson Air and Space Museum collection," said Gail Whalen, Peterson Air and Space Museum director. "It will help us share the joint U.S. and Canadian heritage and traditions that keep alive the stories of our military service men and women for all generations."

The Peterson museum contains 17 aircraft and 6 missiles, which tell the North American air defense story since the Cold War.

The aircraft was transferred from Bagotville, Quebec, to Colorado Springs in March, and its paint scheme commemorates Canada's and the United States' partnership within the North American Aerospace Defense Command, a binational military command formally established in 1958 by Canada and the United States to monitor and defend North American airspace.

The Hornet is used in Canada for air defense, air superiority, tactical support, training, aerobatic demonstration, and aerospace testing and evaluation, and is committed to protecting North America in support of NORAD missions.


Attached Media Files: A donated CF-188, also known as the Hornet, was part of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1984 until it was decommissioned in 2007. It is now on display at the Peterson Air and Space Museum. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Wed. 06/15/16
Silver Key Thrift Store Moves to New Location
Silver Key Senior Services - 06/15/16 8:00 AM
June 15, 2016, Colorado Springs, CO --The Silver Key Thrift Store has moved to 1438 N. Hancock in the Golf Acres Shopping Center, just a few doors down from the Colorado Springs Senior Center. Our grand opening of the new store will take place on June 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. Please join us for treats and deals throughout the day.

Donations of your previously loved items and treasures are always welcome. Smaller scale furniture and household items are in high demand and short supply. In addition to household items, we also accept clothing and shoes. All money raised in the store goes directly to support the services provided by Silver Key.

For more information on donations please contact Cindy Barry at 719 884-2366. To learn more about volunteering for the Thrift Store please contact Linda Arguello at 719 884-2319 or email her at larguello@silverkey.org.
Tue. 06/07/16
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 06/07/16 1:55 PM
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
Instructional Materials and Secondary Courses Approval
Resolution 2016-32: Use of Portion of Beginning Fund Balance
Resolution 2016-34: Designations of Fund Balance
Resolution 2016-35: TABOR Reserves and Designations
Resolution 2016-36: Interfund Borrowing
Resolution 2016-37: Student Fees, Fines, and Charges
Policy GBL: Staff Awards and Recognition
Policy JB: Equal Educational Opportunities
Resolution 2016-33: Appropriation of the FY16/16 Budget
Resolution 2016-39: FY 16017 State Cash Flow Loan Program

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The June 8 agenda is featured.
Thu. 06/02/16
Press Conference: Peterson Response to F-16
Peterson Air Force Base - 06/02/16 6:15 PM
Press conference to be held today at 8 p.m.


Attached Media Files: Press Conference
Hydrazine relating to Thunderbirds Crash
Peterson Air Force Base - 06/02/16 4:18 PM
Attached are information sheets about hydrazine in response to questions about fuel from today's crash.


Attached Media Files: 2016-06/974/94932/Hydrazine_Response.pdf , Material Safety Data
USAF Thunderbird Crash
Peterson Air Force Base - 06/02/16 3:11 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO--A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 aircraft
crashed here shortly after conducting a flyover in support of the U.S. Air
Force Academy graduation commencement ceremony June 2, 2016.

The crash occurred approximately 5 nautical miles south of Peterson Air
Force Base at approximately 1 p.m. The pilot ejected safely and is with
medical personnel undergoing evaluation as a precaution.

The Air Force will perform a thorough investigation into the causes of the
mishap, and those findings will be released when the investigation is
complete.
Mon. 05/30/16
President Obama to Travel to Colorado Springs, CO
Peterson Air Force Base - 05/30/16 12:57 PM
THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 30, 2016



ADVISORY: President Obama to Travel to Colorado Springs, CO



WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday, June 2, the President will deliver the commencement address to the 2016 graduates of the United States Air Force Academy. The U.S. Air Force Academy is recognized for educating and training some of the nation's most dedicated leaders, and the President looks forward to thanking them for their service.



The arrival and departure of Air Force One are open to pre-credentialed media but closed to the public. The President's remarks at the United States Air Force Academy are open to pre-credentialed media who have pre-registered with the Air Force Academy Public Affairs Office. Registration has closed for this event.



The President's remarks will be streamed live at: www.whitehouse.gov/live <http://www.whitehouse.gov/live> .



Members of the media who wish to cover the arrival of Air Force One must RSVP via the following link by 2:00PM MT/4:00PM ET, Tuesday, May 31: https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/media-rsvp-air-force-one-arrival-colorado-springs-co <https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/media-rsvp-air-force-one-arrival-colorado-springs-co>



Members of the media who wish to cover the departure of Air Force One must RSVP via the following link by 2:00PM MT/4:00PM ET, Tuesday, May 31: https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/media-rsvp-air-force-one-departure-colorado-springs-co <https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/media-rsvp-air-force-one-departure-colorado-springs-co>



MEDIA LOGISTICS BELOW ARE FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY, NOT FOR REPORTING


WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016



All times below are MDT.



Air Force One Arrival



Peterson Air Force Base

West Gate - Stewart Avenue
Enter via South Powers Boulevard and Airport Road Colorado Springs, CO



All media will be escorted from the West Gate Visitor Center parking lot on Stewart Avenue in their POV to the Air Force One arrival/departure location.

Coverage: Open to pre-credentialed media


Media entrance:
Peterson Air Force Base
West Gate - Stewart Avenue
Visitor Center parking lot
Enter via South Powers Boulevard and Airport Road Colorado Springs, CO



Air Force One estimated arrival time: 7:20 p.m.



Media pre-set for arrival: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. All media that need to pre-set must be at the West Gate Visitor Center parking lot by 1:30 p.m. Media arriving for pre-set after 1:30 p.m. will not have access. (Pre-set is designed for live trucks to park and run cable to the press riser for live transmissions. Media not requiring this set-up can arrive during media access/check-in at 5:00 p.m).



No access to equipment/trucks: 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.



Media access/check-in for arrival: 5:00 p.m. All media must arrive at the West Gate Visitor Center parking lot no later than 5:00 p.m. to be escorted to the arrival area. Media arriving after 5:00 p.m. will not be able to cover the arrival. Media are encouraged to arrive early in order to ensure the ID check is complete by 5:00 p.m.



Live truck parking for arrival: All live trucks should arrive at the West Gate visitor center parking lot by 1:30 p.m. and await escort. Live trucks arriving after 1:30 p.m. will not be admitted to cover arrival. Vehicle insurance, driver's licenses, vehicle registration and media credentials will be checked at the West Gate. Media are encouraged to arrive early in order to ensure the ID check is complete by 1:30 p.m.



Throw: 150 feet

Cable run: 250 feet

No power, workspace, or wireless internet will be available.



All names submitted for credentials must be accurate and reflect the identification media presents at checkpoints for entrance. RSVPs do not guarantee access. You will receive a confirmation e-mail if you will receive a credential to cover the event.



Media contact for logistical and planning purposes only: Stephanie Temaat, stemaat@who.eop.gov , 202.503.5360



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