Penrose Chamber of Commerce

The Gateway to Fremont County






The Penrose Chamber of Commerce board has chosen VFW Post 2788 in Penrose for the July 2014 Business of the Month.


VFW Post 2788 in Penrose Wounded Warriors will be leading the parade in Florence on July 4th. Around 3 pm, they will have a pig picking. Everything is by donation, there is no fee for the meal. At 6 pm, they will have the drawing for the rifle.

The schedule of events are as follows:


Tuesday & Thursday: Texas Hold Em- there is no fee, they do give prizes for overall winners.

Wednesday: Line Dancing Lessons

Friday: Karaoke by Greg Moody 8-12 pm

Saturday: 8 pm-1 am (summer months) Live Band  9 pm-1 am (winter months)









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Florence Pioneer Museum Benefit
 Florence Pioneer Museum Benefit- Tour de Coal Towns   6-10 mile Leisurely Bike Ride & Poker Run.  Registration- 8:30, Start- 9:30 at the Museum, End at Pioneer Park, $15 a rider, $5 age 12 & under with an Adult Rider.  September 6, 2014. For information, call 520-403-5204. 

2014 Pioneer Day Events September 19-21
 The 2014 Pioneer Day will kick off on Friday, September 19th at 8 am, the Theme for this year is "Our Railroad Heritage". The parade lineup will be Saturday, Sept. 20th at 9 am. The parade begins at 10 am. Sunday, Sept. 21st the tractor pull will begin at 10 am at Pathfinder Park. This is an event you don't want to miss! 

2015 Calendar Contest- Penrose Community Library
Theme: "Penrose Proud" entries must be in by August 31, 2014. You may enter 2 photos (B&W or color) digital only please. For contest rules & questions, call Jean at 372-6017 ext.2. Submit entries to

Apple Day Parade Application


Sponsored by Penrose Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 379  Penrose, CO 81240

Theme: “Red, White, & Blue Apple Pies”

Dear Friends and Participants of Apple Day,


The Penrose Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to enter the 79th Apple Day Parade on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. Please complete this entry form and return to the Penrose Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 379, Penrose, CO 81240. Entry Forms must be received NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 22nd for participation in the parade. There is a $10.00 entry fee; these funds will go for awards granted to parade participants. . For safety reasons, No items may be thrown (candy, toys or etc.) from a parade entry, or handed out along parade route.


Awards to include, - 1st place Pre-Parade $75.00, 2nd place Pre-Parade $50.00, 3rd place Pre-Parade $25.00    Main Parade: - 1st place floats $75.00, 1st place bands $75.00, Best in Parade $75.00.


Maps, line‑up positions, location and schedule of events will be made available to you the morning of the parade. The parade will proceed down Broadway starting at Illinois and ending at Elm. Line‑up will begin at 9:00 am. - 10:15. Pre-Parade will begin at 10:30 and the Main Parade will begin at 11:00.


Horses and horseback riders are permitted; however, PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE ($1 million) MUST BE PROVIDED with the Entry Form.  Please call the Chamber at 372‑3994 with any questions you may have regarding Penrose Apple Day. Our theme for this year is “Red, White, & Blue Apple Pies.”                                                                                         

We look forward to seeing you on this fun‑filled day of festivities and celebration in the Penrose Community.


Cut below on the line and return to the Chamber to be received no later than Sept. 22nd


Entry Name: _______________________________________________________________________________


How you would like to be announced in the Parade_________________________________________________


Address: _________________________________________________________________________________


Contact Person: ____________________________________________________________________________


Contact numbers: Home_________________________Work_______________________Fax_______________


Type of entry: and how many


 Children’s Float____________ Community Float____________  Automobile____________


 Marching unit_____________  Equine (proof of insurance)____________  General entry____________


___________Entry fee

___________Liability Insurance for horses enclosed ($1 million)

___________We are sorry we cannot make it this year; please invite us again next year


Coyote's Coffee Den Music Schedule

August 9- Benjamin Pratt (singer, songwriter, instrumental)

August 16- Ring of Clubs(Rock & Jazz)

August 23- Phil Volan & Joleen Bell (Acoustic guitar at its best & beautiful vocals)

August 30- Jody Adams Band (Folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, Country, Old Time, Celtic, You Name it)

September 6- Gabrielle Louise (folk)

September 13- Jaquie Gipson (touch guitar, have to see to believe)


Grill opens at 5:30 pm

Music 6:30- 8:30 pm


Pikes Peak Motor Co.

Susan Hilderbrand


We have discovered the camera doesn't work & due to finances, we have put this project on hold! Sorry for the inconvenience!

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:30:22 -0500

It will be years until the cleanup process begins at the Cotter Corp./Lincoln Park Superfund Site, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:54:01 -0500

K-9s will get the last swim again this year. Canon City Area Metropolitan Recreation and Park District will host a dog swim from 9 a.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:54:12 -0500

The cold-blooded murders of three teenagers and a manager late one night in a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Aurora two decades ago has taken center stage in the political theater of this year's race for governor.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:49:12 -0500

Pilot Oliver Frascona, his girlfriend and her three children were identified Monday as the victims in the Erie plane crash that killed all on board. Frascona, a prominent Erie real estate lawyer, was flying with 41-year-old Tori Rains-Wedan and her three children, according to the Weld County Coroner.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:19:53 -0500

Dozens of families who moved to Colorado to treat their severely disabled children with a special kind of marijuana could lose access to the treatment under new rules proposed by the state health department.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:45:42 -0500

Standing in the chilly dark, under the bridge at 31st Street and West Colorado Avenue that he calls home, Calvin Muzzy described his hopes for the future: a warm, bright apartment he'll share with his best friend, Pete Hill.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:07:43 -0500

Five years ago, homeless camps crowded the banks of Monument and Fountain creeks, garnering national attention and engaging the community like few other issues have.

Everyone, it seemed, had a solution: Start a day center where people could hang out, work on job skills and get services.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:44:09 -0500

After spending more than $10 million during the last two years on flash-flood control along Ute Pass, the Colorado Department of Transportation hopes that steps taken between now and the end of 2014 will make potential closures of U.S. 24 less stressful.

Karen Rowe, a CDOT regional transportation director, shared her department's updates for U.S. 24 projects at the Aug.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:39:20 -0500

A Fuller Picture

They're often referred to as "the homeless," a term that paints a monolithic picture of a population whose only shared attribute is the lack of a permanent home.

Each person has a unique story about becoming homeless, and Pikes Peak United Way has worked to give them voice in a project called "Shining a Light on Homelessness.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:35:41 -0500

Three Western cities have seen sizable decreases in their overall homeless numbers, particularly in the chronic homeless population, and much of the credit is given to programs that follow a Housing First model.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:04:49 -0500

According to the city's 2014 Point in Time survey - a one-day snapshot of homelessness conducted in January - 116 youths ages 18 to 24 were homeless in Colorado Springs that day.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:52:27 -0500

ERIE — All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

The Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport about 11:50 a.m., NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Sunday afternoon.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:22:53 -0500

Last December, when 18-year-old Andrew Hughes got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend, Katie Koller, 19, the couple experienced a rare burst of euphoria.

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:22:46 -0500

Nine-year-old Caden Murphy did his part to empty the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region shelter Saturday, walking out with an 18-month-old cat he named Calypso, or Caly for short.

"I just liked her coloring and she's really playful," Caden said.

Caly meowed softly from a cardboard box in the arms of Caden's mother.

"As soon as my son saw her, that was it," Vanessa Murphy said.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:53:13 -0500

Retail always follows rooftops, so the saying goes. But during the Great Recession, that pursuit got sidetracked as some retailers delayed expansion plans.

Now that the economy has improved, retailers are adding locations, which means that new centers are being built and partially developed ones are getting back on track and starting to fill up.

"Remember, we've gone though a down economy," said Mark Useman, a retail specialist with Colorado Springs Commercial, a local brokerage.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:58:34 -0500

Storms moving across the state have prompted a string of advisories in the Pikes Peak region Monday.

A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect until 10 p.m.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:18:40 -0500

The National Park Service on Monday is waiving entrance fees at parks nationwide in celebration of its 98th year.

Colorado has 13 of the nation's 401 national parks, including the iconic Rocky Mountain National Park in Larimer County and Mesa Verde National Park in Montezuma County.

Roughly 5.4 million people visited the state's national parks in 2013, spending over $300 million, according to the service.

Colorado's border states also have dozens of parks.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:32:27 -0500

It's been four months since the Black Forest Fire Protection District board members eliminated part-time paid staffing at Fire Station 2.

The move and the status of the station have been a point of contention for current and former board members and residents since the move was announced in an April meeting before the board elections.

Cutting staff was one of several budget adjustments set in motion when the district's controversial investigation into Fire Chief Bob Harvey exceeded its budget and forced board members to compensate by shuffling around funds.

The move angered residents and resulted in two complaints of suspected malfeasance being filed with the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:01:38 -0500

DENVER — Stronger, healthier, feistier than ever.

Peyton Manning capped a spunky week by getting the first disciplinary penalty of his storied career Saturday night when he was whistled for taunting in the Denver Broncos' 18-17 preseason loss to the Houston Texans.

Manning was mad after D.J. Swearinger hit slot receiver Wes Welker in the face on a tackle.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:17:53 -0500

Race getting wet weather it had avoided

VAIL - After three years of mostly dry conditions, the USA Pro Challenge has been plagued by precipitation over the past week.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 03:01:54 -0500

DENVER (AP) — Colorado oil and gas regulators are expected to dismiss a lawsuit against the city of Longmont for its vote against hydraulic fracturing.

The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission is expected to vote in a closed-door session Thursday to grant Gov.

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