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5 things you need to know - January 8, 2020

Cheyenne Mountain Reentry Center
Twin Lakes, Park County, Colorado
Pueblo Central High School
AFA south gate closed
Posted at 5:48 AM, Jan 08, 2020

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Wednesday morning.

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Trump to address nation after Iran launches missiles at airbase housing US troops

President Donald Trump will deliver an address from the White House Wednesday morning after Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at two airbases in Iraq housing U.S. troops. Iran fired missiles at the Al-Asad Airbase and Irbil Airbase in Iraq. There are members of the American military stationed at the base. There are no reported casualties.
Colorado Springs private prison closing in March

The Department of Corrections was given 60 days notice by the GEO Corporation that they intend to close the Cheyenne Mountain Re-Entry Center on March 7. The DOC said that it has had ongoing issues regarding GEO Group’s operations at the facility, including their treatment efforts and turnover rates, and had been somewhat expecting the CMRC’s closure, though it had hoped for a longer transition period.
Increasing clouds, winds with unseasonably warm temperatures

Increasing clouds and wind today across the region with well above average temperatures! The winds will be westerly today and increase into the 10 to 20 mph range with a few gusts over 25 mph from the late morning through the afternoon, especially in and around the mountains.
D60 to make presentation to State School Board regarding Central High School

Pueblo School District 60 will make a presentation to the State School Board in regards to Central still being on the Accountability Clock. The discussion will bring up improvements or changes the district can make.Even though the school has seen academic gains the past year, it is still below state expectations.
USAFA to enforce complete identification check at both gates

The U.S. Air Force Academy will conduct 100% identification checks at both of its gates until further notice. Visitors and guests are asked to allow more time if they are visiting the campus. The announcement comes just a couple days after Fort Carson announced it is suspended the Trusted Traveler program at the post.