June 2016 Blog Posts (21)

Top 5 Most Interesting Things About Colorado Springs

Top 5 Most Interesting Things About Colorado Springs

Being a real estate agent in the Colorado Springs area, we know that this is a beautiful place to visit. Between the beautiful landscapes, fun adventures, and local history there is something for everyone here. If you are here for vacation or live here and looking to learn more about the area, we…


Added by Craig J. Mount on June 30, 2016 at 10:40am — No Comments

Have you made the switch from cable?

Being an advertising agency in Colorado Springs, it interests us greatly how users consume their media. It helps if we can identify our target demographics and get inside their heads. 

We came across an interesting story regarding Michael and his switch from cable to Netflix. Similar to the phasing out of landlines in houses, it seems to be the same trend… this time with cable. More and more…


Added by Craig J. Mount on June 29, 2016 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Colorado Springs Rising Professionals Lead Youth Voting Initiative: Vote with a Vengeance

Since its inception in 2006, Colorado Springs Rising Professional’s (CSRP) mission has been to empower young business professionals in the Pikes Peak region through professional development, civic engagement, mentoring and networking. The Rising Professionals was founded by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance (then the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce).…


Added by Red Energy Public Relations on June 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

4th of July Safety Tips for Pets

The Fourth of July holiday is right around the corner, and most of us are looking forward to a weekend with friends and family, lots of food, and fireworks. But while Fourth of July traditions can be great fun for people, these patriotic festivities can be frightening and even dangerous for our furry…


Added by Lauren Gladu on June 29, 2016 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Pro Football Camp Makes for an Easy Transition to High School


“Training with the Pros” at Pro Football Camp provides kids with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn football skills from professional football players.  More importantly, the camp provides kids who attend with life lessons that they get to take with them once camp is over and into the next stage of their lives. Past Pro Football Camp attendees, Brock Domann, Peter Isais…


Added by Becca Knodell on June 28, 2016 at 11:39am — No Comments

Together We Rise Donates over 30 Bicycles to Foster Care Program

Special Kids Special Families (SKSF) would like to thank the nonprofit organization, Together We Rise for the donation of over 30 bicycles to their Foster Care Program.  With the help of Wesley Wallace, a Cummins Rocky Mountain (Henderson, Colorado) employee who fundraised…


Added by Special Kids Special Families on June 27, 2016 at 4:43pm — No Comments

5 Electrical Tips for a Safe Summer

5 Electrical Tips for a Safe Summer

It is one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. A time for swimming pools, sprinklers, hot tubs, air conditioning, and parties.…


Added by Craig J. Mount on June 27, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Colorado Springs Master-Planned Community Abuzz With New Activity

With Denver home prices escalating, Northern Colorado Springs master-planned communities are growing in popularity for those commuting to Monument, Castle Rock and South Denver.

Master-planned communities such as Meridian Ranch have seen tremendous growth in recent years. One of Colorado Springs’ fastest growing communities, Meridian Ranch, is planned for…


Added by Red Energy Public Relations on June 23, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Great Ways to Make Your Website SEO-Friendly

Marketing in the modern era is unthinkable without the internet. And it’s not just talking about using the internet to receive orders or send despatch notifications. Almost every major commercial outfit needs to have a website today. In fact, no commercial enterprise in today’s era could even hope to survive without having an online page, because that’s where 90% of sales are generated in today’s world. Many people would look up everything they hear, first on the internet.  So, it is…


Added by Alicia Wright on June 21, 2016 at 4:13am — No Comments

Pro Football Camper to College Football Player

Former Camp Participants Share Long Term PFC Benefits

For many of the kids who have attended Pro Football Camp over the years, it was more than just a three-day football camp. To them it was about building character and developing positive lifelong skills. Now that Pro Football Camp has been going on for more than a decade, there are quite a few camp alumni that have taken their skills and hard work ethic that they learned at camp to…


Added by Becca Knodell on June 20, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments


            A free shredding opportunity at the Black Forest Lutheran Church took place on June 18.  Professional shredding operators shredded approximately 12,300 pounds of unneeded personal documents.  In addition, about 900 pounds of cardboard boxes were recycled.  The public’s participation in this annual event will hopefully reduce the chance of individuals being targeted by nefarious individuals who would try to harm them through a scam or by stealing their personal…


Added by Stan Beckner on June 18, 2016 at 5:02pm — No Comments


While most of us know eggs primarily as a breakfast food, did you know that eggs can be easily incorporated into every meal or snack for the day? Eggs provide the high-quality protein and essential nutrients you need to gear up for fun summer activities and can provide the fuel to conquer that fourteener or run that 5K. Whether you’re packing an on-the-go picnic basket or preparing a healthy family dinner, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association encourages you to fuel your summer fun…


Added by Colorado Egg Producers Assoc. on June 16, 2016 at 4:37pm — No Comments

White Sands

     Following several visits to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes in recent years, in May 2016 I finally had the opportunity to acquaint myself with White Sands in neighboring New Mexico. Both sandscapes rise like physical anachronisms from the surrounding land and seem to be the product of a painter who wielded her brush in sinuous movements across the canvas. From her palette, she used grey and reddish tints in Colorado, and what appears to be essence of…


Added by Tanja Britton on June 15, 2016 at 4:23pm — No Comments

High School Football Season Coming Early to Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group’s

4th Annual 7v7 High School Football Tournament

Friday night football games are some of the greatest memories students have from high…


Added by Sadie Martinez on June 15, 2016 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Exciting Features: Maruti Alto K10

The new Maruti Alto K10, with its bold look, makes sure to turn heads. The car gives a smooth and peppy drive which will make you take it for a long drive every now and then! Below are the exciting features of a Maruti Alto K10 that is shared by Auto Hitech pvt…


Added by Alicia Wright on June 15, 2016 at 8:34am — No Comments


                                                   Pikes Peak Sertoma District

                                           6th Annual HEARS 5K Experience

     On Saturday, August 6th the 6th Annual Charity, 5K walk/run will be conducted at beautiful Bear Creek…


Added by William L. Thomas on June 14, 2016 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Colorado College MAT Student Mike Pritts Named Tillman Scholar

Mike Pritts, a student in Colorado College’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, has been named a Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation. The retired command sergeant major, who began the program on…


Added by Leslie Weddell on June 13, 2016 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Lessons for the Wise

         Officer Bob Harris of the Colorado Springs Police Department captured full audience attention with his presentation on 7 June at the Black Forest AARP # 1100 Chapter meeting.  The focus of Officer Harris presentation was an open discussion with the membership on recent mail, email, and telephone scams and identification theft ploys that are currently making the rounds.  These include the recently popular bogus callers who claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service, those…


Added by Stan Beckner on June 8, 2016 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Morning Chorus

     As long as I can remember, I have not needed an alarm clock. I typically awake on my own, without having my dreams disrupted by an annoying beeping, and I have always loved sunrise. I vaguely recollect learning about a ”bird clock” many years back, which outlined the sequence in which feathered beings greet the new day. Commencing several hours before, and extending well past the emergence of the solar orb, avians don’t need an alarm clock either,…


Added by Tanja Britton on June 8, 2016 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Serving in the Community


         Recent Black Forest AARP Chapter members engaged in Community Service members recently at a Salvation Army Fair on May 17, and the Senior Resource Council - Gazette Successful Aging Expo on June 4.

         Several chapter members were present at the Second Annual Salvation Army Senior Services Fair in Colorado Springs.  These volunteers provided information and literature to attendees including subjects on Medicare/Medicaid Health Care Law and Drug Coverage,…


Added by Stan Beckner on June 4, 2016 at 6:59pm — No Comments

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