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Press Release (PRNewswire)

Starting today, home sellers in Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, Colo., can use Zillow Offers to request a cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. These two Front Range markets are new satellite markets of the existing Zillow Offers Denver operations, which first opened in October 2018.

These new markets leverage the existing staff, infrastructure and broker partnerships from the Denver hub, allowing thousands more homeowners the option to sell their homes on their timeline through the popular Zillow Offers program without the expense of establishing a regional hub market.

"Adding Colorado Springs and Fort Collins allows us to accelerate Zillow Offers and bring this rapidly growing service to more communities faster with greater efficiency," said Zillow Brand President Jeremy Wacksman. "We've seen tremendous demand for Zillow Offers in Denver and we're delighted to build on this foundation to introduce the convenience to homeowners throughout the Front Range."

The addition of the Colorado Springs and Fort Collins satellite markets brings the total number of markets where Zillow Offers is currently available to 14, including Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Denver (hub), Charlotte, Raleigh, Houston, Riverside, Dallas, Minneapolis, Orlando, and Portland. Zillow also has announced plans to launch in Austin, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, and Tampa. Colorado Springs and Fort Collins are incremental to the 20 markets the company previously announced it plans Zillow Offers to operate in by the end of the first quarter 2020.

Zillow Offers is transforming the way people sell their homes across the country, offering less hassle and more certainty. Through the program, Zillow directly buys a house, prepares it for showings, and then quickly lists it for sale. Additionally, consumers using Zillow Offers – whether they are selling to or buying from Zillow – can experience an even simpler real estate transaction if they decide to get financing from Zillow's affiliate lender, Zillow Home Loans.

In each market where Zillow Offers operates, Zillow works with local agents and brokers on every transaction. Zillow pays a commission to local real estate agents when it buys and sells a home, and agents remain at the center of every Zillow Offers transaction. A local broker will represent Zillow in each transaction.

As of May, more than 100,000 homeowners across the country have requested a no-obligation cash offer from Zillow to buy their home - equal to a request for an offer every two minutes.

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Peaks N Pines Brewing Company turned over the taps and tables at the north store to trainees preparing for the opening of the new Fountain Colorado facility.



The north location is located at 4005 Tutt Blvd in Colorado Springs, near CarMax and Schnitzel Fritz, just east of Powers Blvd. The new Fountain facility will be located at 212 W. Illinois Ave.. The Urban Renewal Authority in Fountain made the property available. Peaks N Pines took the opportunity to become the first craft brewery in the Fountain Valley. They've gutted and remodeled. In fact, the new location will be their main brewery.


Opening date has not been set, but I'm told an announcement will be made perhaps next week. Follow Peaks N Pines Brewery-Fountain on Facebook for news and updates.

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Huntington Learning Center is excited to announce the winner of its recent College Scholarship Sweepstakes. Lilia B. received a $4,000 scholarship toward future college tuition and fees.  Lilia attends Rampart High School and will graduate in 2020. Lilia is looking forward to studying psychology when she attends college next year.

“Awesome, that will be so amazing and helpful.  I can buy all of my books!"  Said Lilia. 

“Huntington is a proud supporter of high school students who strive to attend college, and we are excited to assist this student with her college tuition,” said Lenie De Castro, Owner of the Colorado Springs Huntington Learning Center. In addition to the Colorado Springs center, Huntington Learning Centers across the country participated in Huntington’s College Scholarship Sweepstakes.

 High school students aged 14 and older were eligible to enter, as were parents, grandparents and friends of high school students attending college after graduation. Entries were submitted via text message.

 About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington is the tutoring and test prep leader.  Its certified tutors provide individualized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams.  Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards.  Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible.  Learn how Huntington can help at www.huntingtonhelps.com. For franchise opportunities please visit www.huntingtonfranchise.com.  

 

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By Ed Duffy

The 15th annual Thunder in the Valley Car Show took place today at Metcalf Park in Fountain, Colorado.

The annual show had about 200 registrations, with proceeds benefiting Fountain Valley Scholars. It's also a great venue for local car buffs to show off their prized projects and maybe even take home a prize or two.



It also features live music, food vendors and local businesses offering information and S.W.A.G. (free stuff). The show is preceded on Fridays by a Show and Shine and police escorted cruise, followed by a BBQ.



For more information visit https://www.thunderinthevalleyshow.com and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TITVshow

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Press Release (VisitCos.com)

A half-century since the history-making moment Apollo 11 landed the first two people on the moon, a handful of Colorado Springs attractions are commemorating Commander Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s unforgettable feat with several special events. Brunch with an astronaut and a see special U.S. Air Force Academy Planetarium screenings of the documentary “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition.” For more stellar Pikes Peak region attractions, go to VisitCOS.com and order a free Vacation Planner.



50th Anniversary Celebration – July 20, 2019 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. – The Space Foundation looks back at this first small step on the moon and to the next giant leap in space discovery. Special activities include the unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service’s moon-landing stamp, rocket building, an Apollo virtual reality experience, rover driving and special “Science on a Sphere” presentations.

Breakfast with an Astronaut – July 20, 2019 – Experience an extraordinary start to the day by sharing a meal with Astronaut Duane "Digger" Carey. This special opportunity offers first-hand storytelling from an astronaut while enjoying a delicious breakfast. Tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis and must be purchased in advance. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission to the Space Foundation Discovery Center is included with the purchase of the Breakfast with an Astronaut.

Apollo 11 Documentary Showings – July 20, 2019 – Explore the U.S. Air Force Academy’s reopened planetarium experience. Closed to the public since 2004, this site welcomes Academy visitors with two daily showings. Begin the special Apollo 11 event with the sounds of a U.S. Air Force band member singing the National Anthem the exact moment the lunar touchdown took place. Afterward, enjoy one of two full screenings of “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition” that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. All events are free, but reservations are required for the documentary’s screenings.

Moondae Ice Cream Social – July 20, 2019 - 1-2 p.m. – Head to Old Colorado City’s Pikes Peak Library location to create “moondae” ice cream sundaes in honor of the moon landing. The event is free and open to the public.