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Call for nominations for the Communities Working Together Award

The Pikes Peak Region Council of Governments will recognize an individual from the region who has demonstrated leadership and exceptional ability to work across jurisdictional boundaries to improve our region with the Communities Working Together Award.

Details on the nomination and approval process are available at

The award was inspired by former PPACG board member and former Mayor of Woodland Park, Neil Levy, who died in August 2020.

The award highlights leaders who exemplify some of the qualities that Levy has demonstrated, such as listening to all parties, building consensus and always helping to develop the entire region.

The Inaugural Communities Working Together Award went to former Teller County Commissioner Norm Steen for his region-focused leadership and exceptional commitment to the Pikes Peak region.

Subsidy for disproportionately affected businesses available

The Disproportionately Affected Business Grant provides funding to Colorado businesses that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and have not received meaningful access to federal loans and grants. Businesses can receive between $ 1,500 and $ 10,000.

This grant is intended to cover expenses that have not been covered by other federal funding. The second round of applications began on November 5 with updated eligibility requirements. The deadline is November 21.

The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce will be hosting three webinars to answer questions. Two are scheduled for November 9 at 11 a.m. and November 15 at 9 a.m.

To learn more, visit

Divide the resident to judge the Westminster Kennel Club dog show

Divide’s Susan St. John Brown will be among the judges at the 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – presented by Purina Pro Plan – in New York City from January 24-26.

The iconic dog show is expected to return to New York after the 2021 event is held outside the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, NY due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brown will officiate on multiple races at Pier 36 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan during his third Judge assignment in Westminster.

City seeks community opinion for police chief selection

The Town of Woodland Park is seeking community input as it hires a new police chief. A virtual town hall is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 17.

“Appointed by the Director General, the Chief of Police plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the overall public safety program of the City in the application of law and order and in the prevention of crime; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies, ”the city said in a statement. “This includes ensuring that the department provides courteous and prompt customer service to the general public and City department staff and takes full responsibility for the management of all department services and activities. “

To attend the meeting, visit The meeting ID is 89928037825 and uses 166600 as the access code.

The research is being conducted by Koff & Associates, a human resources and recruiting company.

Those unable to make it to the forum can provide feedback and feedback to Hiring Manager Frank Rojas at 510-495-0448 or [email protected] or Executive Recruiter at 510-345-3954 or [email protected] .

Colorado Springs Law Firm Announces Scholarships

The Heuser & Heuser law firm is accepting applications for scholarship offers up to $ 3,000.

In a press release, the law firm said it was “proud to report that it has increased its commitment to the local community by offering more scholarships.”

First place is $ 3,000, followed by $ 2,000 and $ 1,000 for second and third, respectively.

Applicants are encouraged to write an essay of at least 1000 words applying their wit and best critical thinking skills to this problem: “How would you change or improve the education system in our country so that it can? serve as a model for the rest of the world? “

To qualify, applicants must be a high school student from the southern Colorado area who is considering entering college, business school, or the military.

Applications should be sent by February 25. The winners will be announced on March 25.

Applications should include the student’s name, email address and phone number. They can be mailed to: Heuser Scholarship, 625 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 300, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. They can also be emailed to [email protected]

Teller County Public Health offering booster shots

Following approval by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna COVID-19 booster doses, Teller County Public Health and Environment now offers both booster doses as well as the Pfizer recall, according to agency officials. announcement.

Authorities recommend that those who have received the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines receive their booster doses six months after receiving their second dose.

The Johnson & Johnson booster dose is recommended for people 18 years of age and older two months after their single dose has been given.

Residents of Teller County who wish to book appointments can do so online at

Teller County Public Health and Environment continues to offer the first and second doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines as well as the base single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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