government shutdown http://krcc.org en USAFA Officials: Shutdown is 'Completely Disruptive' http://krcc.org/post/usafa-officials-shutdown-completely-disruptive <p></p><p>With more than 1000 civilians furloughed at the United States Air Force Academy, officials there are calling the government shutdown &#39;completely disruptive.&#39;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Almost 20% of specialized academic courses are suspended, and others combined.&nbsp; Other activities are curtailed. Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson says operationally, while things like safety and medical continue, they&rsquo;re having to account for some of the basics of life, like laundry and toilet paper.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 03:34:13 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 9542 at http://krcc.org USAFA Officials: Shutdown is 'Completely Disruptive' Civilian Workers of Area Military Installations Impacted by Shutdown http://krcc.org/post/civilian-workers-area-military-installations-impacted-shutdown <p></p><p>Civilian workers across military installations in the Pikes Peak region are feeling the effects of the federal government shutdown.&nbsp; At the Air Force Academy, more than 1,000 civilians are furloughed, while 450 employees are exempt and will continue to work.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 03:30:01 +0000 Martha Perez-Sanz & Kate Dunn 9437 at http://krcc.org Civilian Workers of Area Military Installations Impacted by Shutdown State Steps in So Recovery Work Can Continue Despite Shutdown http://krcc.org/post/state-steps-so-recovery-work-can-continue-despite-shutdown <p>As a government shutdown furloughs thousands of federal employees in Colorado, the state is reaching into its own pocket to ensure that work can continue on some roads and bridges damaged by flooding. Today, Governor John Hickenlooper said the state would pay the salary costs for 120 National Guard engineers, with some reimbursement coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.</p><p>&quot;We want to make sure that we don&#39;t lose a single day in trying to get these roads open and getting these communities back together again.&quot;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:09:39 +0000 Grace Hood & KUNC 9420 at http://krcc.org State Steps in So Recovery Work Can Continue Despite Shutdown