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Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to light the tree at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Widefield Community Center at 705 Aspen Drive last week.

The event brought out over 2,000 people to sing songs, have some snacks and drinks, take a hay ride, meet the Clauses and just enjoy a festive atmosphere.

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First-Run Movies, Premium Dining, Luxury Seating & Gaming Center!

RoadHouse Cinemas & The Rail Yard will be opening Fall of 2019!

Press Release

Award-winning RoadHouse Cinemas, a small and successful Arizona Company, will be bringing a luxury, dine-in theater experience to Colorado Springs in 2019. RoadHouse Cinemas will house 12 state-of-the-art auditoriums, gourmet concession stand, full-service bar, scratch kitchen, and luxury recliners along with The Rail Yard, featuring an entertainment hub with bowling, large gaming arcade, and sports bar & restaurant. The site is the former KMart at Fillmore and Nevada Avenue.

The RoadHouse Cinemas unique cinema experience features:
• Call Button for Auditorium Seat Side Service from Friendly Staff
• A Fun Brewery / Sports Bar Feel
• First-Run Films & Throwback Classic Movies
• Spacious Auditoriums with Large Leather-Type Recliners & Ample Leg Room
• Unique and Fun Pre-Show
• State-of-the-Art Digital Projection and Sound
• From-Scratch Kitchen & Bakery
• Selection of Local Colorado Craft Beers & Wines
• Locally-made Old World Italian Gelato
• Keg Root Beer
• Bottomless Bowls of Non-GMO Gourmet White Popcorn from a Small Farm in Breda, Iowa. Featuring Selections of Classic Popcorn with Real Butter, White Cheddar, Caramel Glazed, and Jalapeño topped with Real Jalapeños.

The Rail Yard Entertainment Hub experience features:
• Bowling
• Latest Arcade Games with Fun & Appealing Prize Redemption
• Social Hub, Parties, and Events
• Sports Bar Television Game Viewing
• Extraordinary Food & Beverages
• Outdoor Patio


Watch a movie in a luxury recliner while enjoying a delicious meal with a cold beverage. Enjoy a drink with a date on the patio with live music. Dine & Game with friends at the The Rail Yard.
The Executive Chef has developed creative, high-quality food choices that are affordable and ideal for the dine-in concept. The menu features “from-scratch” entrees ranging from flatbread pizzas, burgers, hot sandwiches, and desserts like local gourmet gelato, keg root beer floats, specialty candies, and award-winning cheesecakes.

RoadHouse Cinemas is a Tucson-originated Arizona business that is very excited to share the newest innovation in cinema with the great state of Colorado! While RoadHouse caters to mature adult audiences, it does offer families with children the opportunity to experience the theater with “all-ages” shows for the first show time of the day for “family-designated” movies.

“We are very excited to bring our dine-in theater & entertainment hub concept to Colorado Springs! RoadHouse Cinemas is a luxury theater experience that offers high quality food and beverages, and it’s combined with the fun, social atmosphere of the sports bar and gaming of The Rail Yard. It will be the first choice for date night or hanging with your friends.”
– Josh Snider/ President, RoadHouse Cinemas

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Press Release (PRNewswire)

Brain Corp, a San Diego-based software technology company, announced today that it has entered into a relationship with Walmart to provide AI services to the world's largest retailer.

Brain Corp's BrainOS platform currently automates more than a hundred of Walmart's fleet of commercial floor scrubbers across the United States. BrainOS provides the machines with autonomous navigation and data collection capabilities, all tied into a cloud-based reporting system. Walmart expects to have 360 robots powered by BrainOS in stores by the end of its fiscal year, January 31, 2019.

Walmart's BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a single button. The robot uses multiple sensors to scan its surroundings for people and obstacles, providing the industry's highest level of safety and performance.

"We're excited to work with Brain Corp in supporting our retail operations and providing our associates with a safe and reliable technology," says John Crecelius, Walmart's VP of Central Operations. "BrainOS is a powerful tool in helping our associates complete repetitive tasks so they can focus on other tasks within role and spend more time serving customers."

"We are thrilled to partner with Walmart to enhance customer experience at its retail locations," says Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, CEO of Brain Corp. "BrainOS technology allows robots to effectively and safely function in complex, crowded environments, ensuring increased productivity and efficiency across applications. We look forward to continuing to work alongside Walmart to help build intelligent, connected stores."

Brain Operating System (BrainOS®)
BrainOS® is the foundation of Brain Corp's technology platform. It is a proprietary operating system that integrates with off-the-shelf hardware and cloud technology to provide a cost-effective "brain" for robots. BrainOS has computer vision and AI libraries that enable quick and efficient development of smart systems that learn and adapt to people and complex environments. Its navigation stack provides advanced self-driving capabilities for cluttered and dynamic indoor environments.

About Brain Corporation
Brain Corporation (Brain Corp) is a San Diego-based AI company specializing in the development of intelligent, autonomous navigation systems for everyday machines. The company enables the rollout and scalability of robotics solutions by partnering with commercial equipment manufacturers and key technology providers. Brain Corp is funded by the SoftBank Vision Fund and Qualcomm Ventures. For more information or to access videos of its robots, please visit www.braincorp.com.

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Press Release (City of Colorado Springs)

The 34th annual Festival of Lights Parade will take place Saturday (Dec. 1) on Tejon Street, from St. Vrain Street to Vermijo Avenue, at 5:50 p.m. Free and open to the public, the following road closures will be implemented for the popular parade:

2-8 p.m.

·         Pikes Peak Avenue, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

3-8 p.m.


·         Tejon Street, from Cache la Poudre Street to Boulder Street
·         Dale Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
·         Monument Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
·         Willamette Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
·         St. Vrain Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

4-8:30 p.m.

·         Bijou Street, from Cascade to Tejon Street

5-8:30 p.m.

·         Tejon Street, from Boulder Street to Cimarron Street
·         Boulder Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
·         Platte Avenue, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
·         Bijou Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
·         Kiowa Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
·         Pikes Peak Avenue, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
·         Colorado Avenue, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
·         Vermijo, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
·         Costilla Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

 
Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to find parking. On-street metered parking will be available and free after 6 p.m. on all open roads, and parking in all three city garages will be available for $1 per hour. Handicapped parking is located on both Bijou Street and Kiowa Street between Nevada and Cascade avenues.

Additional information regarding the parade can be found at coloradospringsfestivaloflights.com.
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Press Release (PikesPeakHabitat.org)

Construction is slated to begin soon on two duplexes on E. Dale Street in Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) invited the public to join in the groundbreaking and ground blessing celebration. The City of Colorado Springs’ Community Development Division awarded a $400,000 grant to Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity for the construction of the duplexes for a total of four units for the purpose of providing permanent, affordable homeownership for families living in El Paso County.

Three future homeowners have already been selected according to:

Need for affordable housing, including but not limited to unsafe, overcrowded, and unhealthy conditions or unaffordable payments.

Willingness to partner with Habitat. They are required to complete 200 hours of “sweat equity” and attend mandatory homebuyer classes.

Ability to make monthly mortgage payments upon purchasing their Habitat house with an affordable mortgage. Their income must be within 35%-80% of the area median income for El Paso County, and for a family of four, that’s between $27,195 and $62,150 per year. Mortgage payments will not exceed 28% of the gross household income at time of sale.

The groundbreaking/ground blessing ceremony included a presentation by Mayor John Suthers on behalf of the City of Colorado Springs. Also speaking will were PPHFH Executive Director/CEO Kris Medina and Director of Homeowner Services Janet Risley.

Video: Participants recite the Lord's Prayer during dedication/blessing ceremony



About Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in El Paso County. We build permanent, affordable homes in partnership with the community and prospective homebuyers. Partner families purchase their homes with affordable mortgages. PPHFH has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1986 and has assisted 166 families in El Paso County. For more information, visit www.pikespeakhabitat.org and follow us at www.facebook.com/pikespeakhabitatforhumanity or at https://twitter.com/pphabitat.

About The City of Colorado Springs’ Community Development Division

The City of Colorado Springs’ Community Development Division is an entitlement entity that manages and administers funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).