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Call for Vendors - Thunder in the Valley, Fountain, CO

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The Annual Thunder in the Valley Cruise and Car Show returns to Fountain July 8th and 9th.

The Car Show takes place July 9th from 9am to 2pm at Metcalfe Park in Fountain. The show always draws a big crowd and organizers are still taking applications for food and non-food vendors.

Show off your wares, distribute information, sell some stuff, meet a bunch of people and have fun.

For more information and to download vendor applications, visit

Phenix Salon Suites expands in Littleton

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Over the last five years, Phenix Salon Suites have been slowly transforming the way beauty professionals market their service. A franchisee has enabled the incredible growth in Littleton CO by using his own revered investment company and expert knowledge to secure another 11,000 square feet totaling $3million in leases. Jeff Alexander, and JA Capital Investments, has a reputation for excellence and for seeking out incredible investment opportunities for clients.

Phenix Salon Suites offers incredible opportunities to those salon professionals looking to maximize profit from their salon while building a reputation for excellence.

The elite areas focus on elegance, space, longevity, security and opportunity for their client base. Unlike any other salon space, Phenix Salon Suites think ahead and choose their leases based on the benefits to their long-term clients. It’s because of this Phenix Salon Suites needed a company who understood the intricate nature of their business and who listened to what they’d like to achieve through investment opportunities. Through his incredible skill for maximizing profit, Jeff Alexander of JA Capital Investments was able to combine two of his entrepreneurial businesses to secure the best deal for this franchise. Jeff used his own company, JA Capital investments to manage the handling of the leases and to obtain a future for the expansion of Phenix Salon Suites in Littleton. His expertise and foresight is to be celebrated as through this ingenious move, he managed to expediate the growth of two of his own companies while providing incredible results for his clients.

This is more than offer square footage or a retail space to forward face the customer, this is about creating a genuine business opportunity for salon owners that allows professionals to create a profit from their investment, alongside their clients.

The two separate locations acquired by Jeff Alexander and JA Capital Investments were signed General Growth Properties and Jefferson Marketplace. Together they total almost 11,000 square feet.

Founded in 2007, and born in Colorado Springs, Phenix Salon Suites subleases suites from their lucrative leases to spa and beauty professionals. Many nail technicians, physiotherapists, masseurs and hairdressers are discovering the benefits of being a part of a larger, infamous brand that gives them a luxury private space while bringing extra clients and raising their own reputation, without needing to invest in extra marketing.

The wealth of services on offer obviously delights the clients while the opportunity removes the risk for many salon start ups and includes a lot of expenses that make managing a salon simple.

Jeff Alexander is obviously pleased about the growth of Phenix Salon Suites and the new multi million-dollar lease acquisition by JA Capital Investments for his company, he says, “We are thrilled to have completed the first phase of this development. We have been working with our partners to find the perfect placement and we have found two of them here in Littleton. Our firm is growing exponentially and we are presently working on securing an additional 25,000 square feet in the greater Denver area.”

Jeff Alexander has been a respected entrepreneur and advisor to those seeking profitable investment opportunities since 2001. His steady growth over the years, and the results he has created for his own businesses prompt many in high profile positions to secure his companies services to expand on their own investment portfolios.

Six places to earn Junior Ranger status in Colorado

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As you gear up for that epic family summer road trip, keep in mind that the entire family can have a blast and learn a thing or two with these popular attractions’ Junior Ranger programs. From trails once walked by dinosaurs, to North America’s highest suspension bridge, experience some of the region’s most popular charms while earning some hardware.

There’s so much for families and little ones to enjoy at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, including the Junior Ranger program. Grab a children’s activity sheet, included in the purchase of a ticket for kids 4-11 years. The sheet helps navigate the entire Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. When complete, turn it in at the Visitor Center to receive an authentic Junior Ranger Badge that’s perfect for show and tell.

The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center’s fun-filled Junior Ranger activity booklet can be purchased for $3. All proceeds directly benefit Garden of the Gods Park. This program is a fun way to learn about many of the animals and plants in the park. Kiddos also learn about their personal role in protecting the environment and natural wonders for future generations. Suggested for 5-12 year olds, a certificate, patch, and announcement for all Visitor Center guests to hear are awarded upon completion of the booklet.

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain offers an educational and fun Junior Ranger book, badge and crayons for $2. Suited for ages 2 to 12, children can enjoy activities as well as the beautiful scenery along the mountain drive. Ask any Ranger along the highway or at the gateway to complete the certificate and swear in the newest Junior Ranger. Have your camera ready - this moment is definitely worth sharing.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park is an adventure for all ages. The park offers16 unique trails, totaling 22 miles. Junior Ranger guided programs are offered throughout the summer and completion of a program will earn your child a Cheyenne Mountain State Park Junior Ranger patch. Kids can also fill out an activity book to earn their very own badge. Complete four of the five different programs offered throughout the summer and earn a special reward.

Florissant Fossil Beds is an excellent place for kids to explore, discover, learn and have fun. The Junior Ranger program is available year-round at the Visitor Center. After completing activities in the park and in the book, little ones can earn and show off their badge or patch. The program takes 1.5 - 2 hours. There are a variety of ranger-guided programs in the summer, and self-guided trails can be explored all year.

Mueller State Park’s program helps kids have fun in the outdoors. The activity booklets guide them to discover their surroundings, using their senses to explore nature in the park. Activities challenge them and make learning fun. There’s even an adventure cub booklet for pre-readers. Each can earn a certificate and badge for their accomplishments. Many naturalist programs during the summer are designed with kids in mind and can be part of earning a badge.

About Colorado Springs, CO

Founded as a resort town in 1871, Colorado’s second largest city has drawn travelers from around the world for decades offering unrivaled natural beauty, endless blue skies, a mild climate and more than 55 man-made and natural attractions. Home to iconic landmarks such as Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, Garden of the Gods Park, the U.S. Olympic Training Center and U.S. Air Force Academy, the city and surrounding region is a popular destination for families, outdoor enthusiasts and couples. Find out more and order a free vacation planner at

Security-Widefield gets year round sports facility.

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By Ed Duffy

Planet Fastpitch is bigger, better and open for business in its new location at the former site of Widefield Supply; 18 Jersey Lane in Security-Widefleld (80911). 

Coach Alan Colglaizer has been playing, coaching, teaching ball pretty much all his life. He's a world class, Hall of Fame Fastpitch pitcher and has played all over the country and the world for that matter. He moved back to Pueblo a decade or so ago and took a job as teacher and coach, but he also had a vision of the kind of training/coaching facility he'd like to open someday. About three years ago he moved to Colorado Springs to make it happen. He had a facility on the north side for a couple of years, but was looking to expand and add more features and amenities. As luck would have it, the perfect place just happened to be available in Security-Widefield. 

What was, for a long time, a storage facility/hardware/lumber yard for New Generation Homes, was now vacant and on the market. Coach Colglaizer and New Generation made the deal and Planet Fastpitch opened in its new home in November 2015. 

Planet Fastpitch provides a practice facility for local sports teams, batting/pitching lanes, indoor and outdoor lighted fields, private lessons and hourly rental. The 6,600 square foot indoor field can accommodate any team and any sport. There are 4 indoor and 6 outdoor hitting cages. The outdoor field is under construction with an ambitious target opening date of Memorial Day (we'll keep you posted). Once that's accomplished, there will be league play and tournaments. Also in the works is Sarges' Home Plate Grill, featuring the culinary stylings from, you guessed it, Sarges' Grill in Fountain. The field is a little short in right field, so we'll have our very own version of The Big Green Monster (that's a big wall to compensate for a short field). There will also be a press box, bleachers and even a dog park. 

Planet Fastpitch also features private lessons from former major leaguer, J.R. Phillips. Phillips was drafted out of high school by the California Angels. Phillips played with the San Francisco Giants, The Phillies, the Houston Astros and our own Colorado Rockies. He still holds the record for home runs for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (43). Phillips offers lessons in hitting, First Base and Outfield.

Facilities at Planet Fastpitch can be rented by individuals ($20/hour for a hitting/pitching cage), group or team ($70/hour gets you the whole facilty). You can also sign your youngster up for one on one lessons. Coach Colglaizer is also looking for advertising partners for the Big Green Monster and a couple of other choice locations (very visible from Hwy 85).

For more information, call Planet Fastptich at 719-392-8764. You can also visit their website at or just stop in and introduce yourself.  

Gustavian Swedish Paint Classes at Toscano Interiors

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We are excited to announce that we are the first, and only, store in Colorado Springs that is now offering The Colours of Sweden, paint line, along with painting classes that teach you the art of Gustavian style furniture painting.

Our new paint line is inspired by the 18th century Swedish Style of painted furniture. The products in this line consist of six paint colors, two glaze colors and one topcoat.

All the colors and techniques here have been inspired by the Swedish Gustavian Style, designed to "bring in the light" to your home..

Our paints are Zero VOC, non-toxic and produce a beautiful matte velvet finish. The Lime Wash and Sheer Smoke glazes are low VOC and create a satin like finish. The Swedish Flat Topcoat is low VOC and provides a non-yellowing, muted sheen and a durable finish.

The products are the finest water based, acrylic paints, glazes and topcoat manufactured in the USA.

We are excited to teach you this beautiful art, and look forward to seeing you at our next class!

To sign up for our first class of the season, May 28th at 11AM, at our location, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Local Dentist offers new online subscription service

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Taking care of your dental health could not be easier! of Colorado Springs, is a new and exciting subscription company, offering affordable toothbrushes and dental hygiene products automatically delivered at intervals from 1 to 6 months.

Taking care of your dental health could not be easier! is a new and exciting subscription company, offering affordable toothbrushes and dental hygiene products automatically delivered at intervals from 1 to 6 months.

“Three out of 4 people don’t replace their toothbrush as often as they should,” says COO Dawn Olson, “resulting in less than optimal self care and more frequent visits to their local dentist. Subscribing to removes the need to remember.”

Olson and her husband, Dr. Doug Olson, DMD, conceived after over 12 years in their dental practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“We saw a need for an affordable, easy-to-use service that would benefit our patients and others who want to take the hassle out of purchasing dental hygiene products.”

Subscribers choose their favorite dental products and their desired frequency for delivery. When their package arrives, it is a reminder it’s time to change out their toothbrush. adds additional smiles by offering low prices on toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, electric replacement heads and more. They also give back by donating a toothbrush to charity for each brush purchased on the site.

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