October 2015 Blog Posts (28)

Introducing the NEW Zach's Place at the Laurie Hillyard Family Center

Special Kids Special Families invites the public to an Open House on Friday, November 6th from 1:30-5pm.  We are excited to introduce the NEW Zach’s Place at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center. Please join us for the unveiling of our new name and location.  SKSF is celebrating the contribution…


Added by Special Kids Special Families on October 28, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Zach's Place FUN Nights Give PARENTS Night Out!

Parents raising a child with a disability can find it difficult to find child care.  Just to escape for a “date night” or trying to run a few errands can be nearly impossible!  If you are looking for a safe, fun activity for your child or teen with disabilities look no further! Zach's Place…


Added by Special Kids Special Families on October 28, 2015 at 4:21pm — No Comments

The Gold King Mine and the E.P.A.: A Century of Reward and Risk By Casey Pearce

Despite rumors of riches, widespread American interest in the mineral wealth of what was then the Kansas Territory did not begin until Colorado’s first notable gold discovery, in the summer of 1858. Returning east from the California rush of 1849, William Greeneberry Russell took the rumors of gold in the territory seriously, and spent the summer of 1858 prospecting the eastern flank of the Rockies. By July he had more than 20 troy ounces in his possession, and the frenzy was on. Word spread…


Added by Museum of Mining & Industry on October 27, 2015 at 11:42am — No Comments

Top 5 Steps to Follow Before Buying a Pre-Owned Car

The heavy price and fast dropping value of a new car persuades customers to look for a pre-owned car for sale. You need to be a little judicious, however, while buying a pre-owned car. There are some basic steps to follow before buying it. If you research on the pre-owned car before purchasing it, it will indeed be a profitable deal for you.

Pre-owned cars can be bought via different mediums. One can get a pre-owned car from personal owners, authorised dealers and private parties.…


Added by Alicia Wright on October 27, 2015 at 5:11am — No Comments

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Added by Jessica.E on October 26, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Colorado's Prairie

    The name “Colorado” conjures tall mountains, picturesque winters and alpine activities during all seasons. And while our more than fifty 14ers are magnificent landmarks, roughly one third of our state is covered with prairie and is part of the High Plains. When glancing at a map these areas are usually depicted in white which suggests emptiness. Most Coloradans likely have spent hours on the prairie, if only inside our…


Added by Tanja Britton on October 24, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

A Salute to Veterans

         The D-Day Commemorative quilt made and donated by Shirley Karlstrum, was presented in a brief ceremony on 15 October to the Lt. Marion L. Willis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 101 in Colorado Springs.  Receiving the quilt on behalf of Post 101 was Michael Vagle, the Post Junior Vice Commander.  The quilt will be included in the museum at Post 101 honoring military members who have served from WW I to the present.

         The quilt was commissioned by the Black Forest…

Added by Stan Beckner on October 20, 2015 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Treats, not tricks: making Halloween safe for pets

Halloween is a fun-filled night for children and adults, but scary costumes, decorations, and candy can make it a night filled with more tricks than treats for pets.

During the week of Halloween, calls to the Pet Poison…


Added by Lauren Gladu on October 20, 2015 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Don't Get Scammed - 4 Tips from Local HGTV Star on Selecting a Contractor

In August 2015, Colorado Springs-based custom design and build firm, Colorado Custom Decks & Mosaic Outdoor Living, volunteered its labor and services to rebuild a senior’s deck after she was scammed out of $6,000 by a local contractor. The contractor walked away, cash in hand, without completing the woman’s deck. 

After rebuilding the deck, Garth Hystad, nationally recognized custom deck designer, founder of Colorado Custom Decks & Mosaic Outdoor Living…


Added by Red Energy Public Relations on October 20, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments


As the leaves change color and our days get cooler, we’re reminded that Fall is officially upon us. Before we know it, the first flurries will appear and we will be on our way to another beautiful Colorado winter.


While we all might be excited for colder temperatures, our beautiful homes are less enthusiastic for the upcoming snowy seasons. At Colorado Custom Decks/Mosaic Outdoor Living, we see many decks become badly damaged due to the harsh winter weather elements.…


Added by Red Energy Public Relations on October 20, 2015 at 10:18am — No Comments

Annual Halloween Costume Carnival on October 24 in North Cheyenne Cañon Park a yearly tradition

This year’s event takes place on Saturday, October 24 from 4:00 - 7:30 pm at Starsmore. Spooks, angels and action heroes aged 2 to 10 – plus the adults who bring them – can enjoy some good old-fashioned Halloween fun. Admission is free for the whole family. Festivities include: a haunted trail, duck races, a scavenger hunt and face painting. In addition, tickets will be available for purchase for games, cakewalk, and…


Added by Rosanne Gain on October 15, 2015 at 9:39am — No Comments

The use and Maintenance of Stretch Tents

Stretch tents are a recent development of pole tents from South Africa. Earlier, these tents were used just to create shade, but now it has become a useful, classy and popular outdoor option for all types of events. These tents are much better than the traditional ones, as these are easier to set up and open. Stretch tents are a striking innovation in the world of tents.

 The components of stretch tents are as…


Added by Alicia Wright on October 15, 2015 at 7:32am — No Comments

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Bar Brothers System eBook Review Is the brand new Workout program from Lazar Novovic & Dusan Djolevic. Read my full Bar Brothers System Book PDF Review to get the real Fact!…


Added by Jessica.E on October 15, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Seven Consecutive Awards

         October 2, 2015 was a date to remember.  On that occasion, in Arvada, Colorado, the Black Forest AARP Chapter # 1100 was presented the 2015 Platinum Award and Colorado Cup, for Outstanding Community Service in Colorado. This is the 7th consecutive year that the Black Forest Chapter has been awarded this honor.  Accepting the award, presented by AARP Colorado Associate Director-Community Outreach Jeremiah Mora, was the Black Forest Chapter President, Chuck Karlstrum of…

Added by Stan Beckner on October 14, 2015 at 6:47pm — No Comments

From Costumes to Candy: 3 Must Know Tips for Your Skin This Halloween

Ghosts, goblins and zombies, oh my! The time is upon us when we search for the spookiest, most ghoulish costumes, pile on the face paint and makeup, attend costume parties or walk the neighborhoods collecting bags full of sweet treats.


Halloween is a dreamy indulgence in sweets, but it can also be a nightmare for your skin. Colorado Dermatology Institute’s Dr. Schroeder suggests the following tips for maintaining a fresh complexion after Halloween has come and…


Added by Red Energy Public Relations on October 12, 2015 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Keep Your Skin Glowing and Healthy This Fall

Skin conditions fluctuate season-to-season. Sun exposure, temperature and humidity all contribute to the varying quality of our skin. In Colorado, beautiful weather promotes outside activity, and the abundant sunshine means that our skin needs protection from sun damage year-round.

Should you change your skin care regimen from season to season? Colorado Dermatology Institute’s Dr. Susan Schroeder says “Absolutely. It’s important to protect your skin from sun damage even in…


Added by Red Energy Public Relations on October 12, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Furry Friends Inc. and Peak Pet Pantry partner to serve families in need

On October 1st, 2015 Furry Friends Inc., a Colorado Springs pet food delivery service and retail store and Peak Pet Pantry, a nonprofit pet assistance organization have partnered to serve the needy in the Colorado Springs area, including making it possible to reach the pet food needs of elderly and disabled pet owners, as well as those home-bound due to illness. The new program is named Leo and Star's Pet Assistance on Wheels or PAWS program. Leo was one of the first cats the pantry delivered… Continue

Added by Darlene Hanley-Gaugler on October 12, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Know the Benefits of Choosing the Right Data Entry Service Provider

Today, no organization can deny the benefits of outsourcing data entry services. The importance of outsourcing data lie in the fact that most of the organizations suffer from the scarcity of manpower in organising the information.

The most important contribution of the professional data entry service provider is the quality of the service provided. A professional service provider provides various services including the scanning…


Added by Alicia Wright on October 12, 2015 at 1:17am — No Comments

Pumpkin Craft Beer Floats: Drink or Dessert?

Dessert or drink? The increasingly popular pumpkin beer float is both.


Out of all of  the pumpkin drinks we sampled, from a Pumpkin Vodka Horchata to a Pumpkin Spiced rum and Kahlua cocktail, the Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Beer Float from …


Added by Karen Rivera on October 11, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Food Drive

          A recent noteworthy charitable community service initiative of the Black Forest AARP Chapter was a partnership with eleven Black Forest merchants. The event was a mid-September food drive in the Black Forest community.  The food drive was conducted to pay a tribute to the responders to the Black Forest fire and as part of the annual National Day of Service and Remembrance that came out of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.  The…

Added by Stan Beckner on October 10, 2015 at 8:48pm — No Comments

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