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Now Open - Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop

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Press Release (Red Energy PR)

Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop makes is now open in Colorado Springs at its new location in University Village.   

Cowboy Star serves up a unique dining experience by combining contemporary American cuisine with a western flare. The restaurant also features an on-site butcher shop with USDA cuts brought in from local farms and ranches that adhere to the highest integrity farming practices including 100% grass and corn fed beef along with several free range poultry and game options.   

Displaying a rough and rugged, yet polished look, the restaurant incorporates local design touches, such as repurposed Waldo Canyon wood, hand crafted by a local Colorado Springs carpenter, as well as vintage cowboy accents, giving Cowboy Star a welcoming Colorado atmosphere.  Guests can expect a fine dining experience featuring culinary decadences such Seared Sea Scallops, Braised Turkey Thigh, Roasted Seasonal Mushrooms, Rabbit Sausage, Dry Aged Rib Chop, Gold Star Wagyu, Kobe Style Skirt Steak, Miyazaki Wagyu New York and Rib Eye Steak. Libations will include specialty cocktails and samplings from the restaurant’s extensive wine list, as well as local craft beers on tap.  

A stunning display kitchen is the focal point of Cowboy Star, offering an insiders view of the action. The bar at Cowboy Star offers a stylish and cozy environment complete with large leather booths, a dramatic view of Pikes Peak and signature handcrafted cocktails. The Old West ambiance provides a laid-back and stylish background, perfect for private parties and special events.  

Originating in San Diego, Calif., owners Jon and Angie Weber and Victor Jimenez chose Colorado Springs for their second location and intend to expand Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop across the nation. “We look forward to this positive growth. We feel that Colorado Springs has an amazing culinary community and we are looking forward to becoming a part of that,” said Jon Weber.  

You'll find Cowboy Star at University Village, 5198 N. Nevada Ave, Unit 150

Hours are:

M-S 11:30-2:30 for lunch

Dinner M-Th 5-10, Fri and Sat 5-10:30

Sunday 5pm to 9pm

You can reach them at (719) 631-6050

find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CowboyStarCS

Emily Shuman joins Pikes Peak Workforce Center

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Press Release

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) today announces that Emily Shuman has accepted the position as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Center.  Ms. Shuman has been employed by the Center as a Youth Workforce Development Specialist since August of 2013.  Before joining the Workforce Center, Ms. Shuman was a member of the management team at Special Kids Special Families. 

Ms. Shuman is an avid volunteer who is currently involved with Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), Colorado Springs Rising Professionals and Citizens Project, as well as, a board member for Springs Recovery Connection.  Ms. Shuman is an advocate for the theory of volunteerism as a pathway to leadership and incorporated this principle to young adults as part of a state/CDLE-recognized leadership training that she co-developed. 

In her new position, Ms. Shuman is responsible for:

·         Coordinating and directing the PPWFC Volunteer Program;

·         Working directly with senior management and team leads to assess volunteer needs for the organization;

·         Planning and implementing all aspects of volunteer recruitment;

·         Developing job descriptions, reviewing and screening volunteer applications; and

·         Contacting volunteers regarding available opportunities.

 

About PPWFC

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services. More information about the Pikes Peak Workforce Center can be found online at www.ppwfc.org.

Locally produced movie: Tsunambee premieres Thursday

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By Ed Duffy

 

The locally produced movie “Tsunambee” makes its premiere this Thursday, April 23, at Stargazers Theater, 10 South Parkside Drive in Colorado Springs. Written and directed by Milko Davis, Tsunambee: The Wrath Cometh, is about a group of people from different backgrounds that must learn to work together to survive a swarm of killer bees.

Here’s the official movie trailer:

Co-executive producer Charlie Aligaen and his long time friend and fellow Coronado High School grad, local actor Shale Le Page hope to make make some money on their new film of course, but they also hope to help raise awareness of and participation and investment in the local film industry. There is a lot of talent in Colorado Springs, but not a lot of acting and movie industry related jobs. So why is all that talent still here? In many cases, because it’s a great place to live, play and raise a family, even if that means your passion for acting may be a bit harder to pursue. Harder, but as this project illustrates, not impossible. 

This is a very home-grown project. Milko’s wife Kathy Davis helped with casting. Charlie came on board as co-executive producer, most of the cast is from Colorado Springs with about a half dozen imported from Denver. Filming took place at various locations including Highway 94, local parks, downtown Colorado Springs and, the folks at the Mining Museum helped out by allowing the team to use their property as well. Writer/director Milko Davis also created the giant mechanical wasps for the movie. 

New amenities at Library 21C (http://ppld.org/library-21c) such as a green screen and sound booth were instrumental too. Although the Tsunambee team had their own cameras, Library 21C also has some very high end equipment for rent. There are classes you have to take for some of it (for insurance reasons they have to ensure that you know how to use it). For more information call (719) 884-9800 or visit the website. Pikes Peak Library district plans to roll out similar services at other locations as well. 

Don’t miss your chance to see a fun, home-grown action movie while supporting local talent. You can get tickets at http://www.stargazerstheatre.com/upcoming-events

Get more information about the movie, including credited cast members at the IMDb site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4586136/

Visit the movie’s website at Tsunambeemovie.com and you can like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tsunambee

 

Ribbon Cutting at A Good Mechanic in Widefield

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By Ed Duffy

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with A Good Mechanic this weekend. 

The shop, located at 1 Widefield Blvd, across from 3 Margaritas in Security-Widefield, has been open for a few weeks, but owner, Roger Myers wanted to hold off on the official grand opening while they got the paint job, signage and lobby all finished up. 

They’re off to  a great start and have already had to hire additional help. A Good Mechanic is open from 7:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday and from 8-5 on Saturday. You can reach them at 719-390-2988. 

 

Fully restored Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, cool new rides and live music cause for celebration May 8 - 10

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Press Release (Gain-Stovall PR)

Bouncing back from the damage and destruction of the 2013 fire, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is back and better than ever. After a “soft” opening last fall, the park will have a huge kick-off weekend May 8 – 10, 2015 to celebrate the resilience of the park and the community.   

Admission prices and hours through May 22 

$21/Adult , $18 Senior (60+), $15/Child (4-11), 3 and under free 

Park open 10-6 pm  

Live music schedule 

Fri May 8, 

1-3 pm  Spinphony 

6-8 pm  Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) Band 

Sat May 9, 

12:30 - 4:30 pm Woodshed Red  

Sun May 10, 

12:30 - 4:30 pm Grass It Up 

Old, new attractions await visitors  

During the 2013 fire the historic Royal Gorge Bridge, affectionately known as “America’s Bridge,” suffered minimal damage. The venerable bridge remains the most well-known and loved attraction in the park. Complementing the bridge’s man-made splendor is the area’s history, geology and the breathtaking views and scenic vistas.  

The crisp air and scenic beauty makes it an exhilarating place to experience the park’s exciting additions! For an extra fee, more adventurous guests can experience awesome thrills on the recently installed Royal Gorge Cloudscraper by Zip Rider. This zipline travels a distance of 2,400 feet across the Royal Gorge at 1,200 feet above the Arkansas River. Additional attractions include:  the brand new aerial tramway with 6 shiny new gondolas traveling right next to the zipline, the Royal Rush Skycoaster (an extra pay feature), the Plaza Theater, the Mini-Train, a Children’s Playland with new state-of-the-art playground equipment, carousel, and water pad. Visitors can also enjoy the Bridge View Barbecue and Cliff Side Patio, and a new trolley system that takes guests across the bridge.     

The impressive new Visitor Center uses fire-blackened Royal Gorge Bridge planks on its outside décor. It includes a gift shop and Café 1230, a restaurant named for being 1,230 feet above the Arkansas River. Café 1230’s large observation deck, equipped with comfortable seating and a large fireplace, overlooks the gorge and bridge.     

About the Royal Gorge Bridge 

The Royal Gorge Bridge, built as an attraction in 1929, has remained the premier southern Colorado attraction with attendance averaging 300,000 per year. The fire destroyed 90 percent of the park June 13, 2013, on both sides of the Royal Gorge, taking 48 out of 52 structures and attractions. The 2015 tourist season is the first season in which the park will be fully operational since June 2013. For more information, visit http://www.royalgorgebridge.com/

 

Now Open - Taste of Korea Express, Colorado Springs

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Taste of Korea Express is now open at 2750 S. Academy Blvd, Unit 110, just south of Ace Hardware. 

Taste of Korea Express offers dine-in, carryout and delivery. They’re open from 11am to 8pm Monday through Thursday, 11am to 9pm Friday and Saturday. 

You can reach them at 719-392-3600 and you can order online at www.TasteOfKoreaExpress.com.

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