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On June 19th, Frontier Airlines announced its intent to convert 18 Airbus A320neo family aircraft on order to 18 Airbus A321XLR aircraft. The A321XLR is Airbus’ newest addition to the A320 family of aircraft and is the longest-range single-aisle aircraft, with unsurpassed fuel efficiency.

“Today’s announcement marks another milestone in Frontier’s tremendous growth story,” said Barry Biffle, President and CEO of Frontier Airlines. “Our long-standing relationship with Airbus has made Frontier America’s most fuel-efficient airline, with the youngest fleet in the U.S. The A321XLR will enable Frontier to offer coast to coast service and explore exciting international and domestic opportunities, such as Hawaii, while continuing to deliver ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to our customers.”

“Frontier is a leader in the Americas in offering value travel options, and the A321XLR seems a great fit for the airline’s philosophy of ‘Low Fares Done Right,’” said Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer. “The XLR’s long range and increased efficiency mean more route opportunities at lower operating costs for Frontier. We’re proud to provide the platform for their service!”

The addition of these aircraft to the fleet will allow Frontier to grow in new and existing markets and provide even more compelling low fares. It will further improve the carrier’s already industry-leading fuel efficiency and maintain the company’s status of having one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the U.S. Frontier expects to take delivery of its first A321XLR aircraft in 2024.

In 2017, Frontier’s owner, Indigo Partners, made history with the single-largest Airbus order ever made - a 430 aircraft order valued at $49.5 billion list price, of which Frontier will receive a total of 134 aircraft. Frontier currently has more than 175 Airbus A320 family aircraft on order.

About Frontier Airlines:

Frontier Airlines is committed to delivering ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to over 100 cities in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico on 400 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2018 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was named the industry’s most fuel-efficient airline by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) as a result of superior technology and operational efficiencies.

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Real-time insurance rates reward good drivers

Press Release (ameliecompany.com)

Today, Noblr, a next generation car insurance company, announced its Colorado launch. Noblr is a new kind of car insurance that aims to create friendlier roads by rewarding customers’ good driving behaviors with real-time competitive rates. Innovative in technology and structure, Noblr is built on a reciprocal exchange model, where customers are members who help drive the company forward.

"With a dynamic population of people who are on the go and who care about making our world a better place, Colorado is the perfect location for Noblr’s launch," said Gary Tolman, Noblr CEO & Co-founder. "We believe that it’s time to leverage the latest technology to make insurance a lot fairer and more transparent for the benefit of good drivers and our communities."

Noblr’s behavior-based pricing is calculated in real time and measures how well and how much someone drives. Good drivers could save up to 51 percent. In addition to savings, Noblr’s intuitive app and highly personalized pricing model help directly incentivize better driving. 

While other companies take a more generalized and less transparent approach,Noblr members pay for insurance based on what they actually do. Thanks to Noblr’s proprietary technology, Noblr drivers who drive better can lower their rates and make the roads friendlier every trip they take. 

Noblr’s customer-centric approach is driven by its reciprocal exchange insurance structure. It’s unique in that Noblr customers are members who help guide the company’s direction. Tolman continued, "True to the saying ‘the customer knows best,’ we feel that our members are integral to us not only as users of our product, but as active partners in our company. Our community of responsible drivers will earn price savings and create safer roads together."

Noblr will launch in other states in coming months, rewarding good drivers in select locales. The Noblr app is available for both iOS and Android. Good drivers who want to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to their insurance should visit www.noblr.com. 

Potential savings estimate is based on a sample risk profile of one driver/one vehicle compared to a leading auto insurer’s rate without a telematics discount.

About Noblr

Noblr is a new kind of car insurance company that rewards its members’ good driving habits by giving a highly accurate, competitive rate that is based on, among other things, time of driving, road choice, quality of driving, and miles driven. Noblr is an innovator in terms of its proprietary insurance solutions and its corporate structure. Through a reciprocal exchange model, Noblr customers are members who help steer the company’s direction. 

Headquartered in San Francisco, Noblr’s experienced team of seasoned insurance and technology leaders have received investments from top-tier companies like HSCM Bermuda, White Mountains (NYSE: WTM), and Third Point Re (NYSE: TPRE). The Noblr team and its members are working together to change the way we think about driving and our insurance. For more information, please visit www.noblr.com.

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Press Release (City of Colorado Springs)

The Colorado Springs Health Foundation seeks two volunteers to serve on its Board of Trustees beginning in March 2020.

Background
The City of Colorado Springs entered into a lease of Memorial Health System to UCHealth effective October 1, 2012. As part of that lease, the City established the Colorado Springs Health Foundation, whose mission is to provide grants to target immediate health care needs and encourage healthy living in El Paso and Teller Counties.

Board of Trustees

A nine-member Board of Trustees governs the affairs of the Colorado Springs Health Foundation. Trustees are nominated by the Mayor and appointed by City Council. Trustees must be at least 21 years of age and residents of the city of Colorado Springs. The Foundation seeks candidates with particular knowledge, expertise, education or experience in one or more of the following areas:

·                     Behavioral health (mental health and/or substance use disorders)

·                     Public health

·                     Investing/Finance

·                     Education (K-12 or higher education)

In addition, the Foundation seeks candidates who will provide diverse perspectives and lived experience to the work of improving community health. This is a volunteer position, and requires a minimum commitment of six hours per month. Trustees can to serve up to three, three-year terms.

Application Process

Apply online at ColoradoSprings.gov/boards no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday, July 19, 2019.

 For questions or more information about the Trustee role, please contact Cari Davis, Executive Director, Colorado Springs Health Foundation, at 719-510-2204 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Press Release (Funkonnect Media)

4 Colorado Kids, a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, is putting on a charity event June 29 to address the needs of Colorado’s teachers and kids.



With nearly one in seven Colorado kids living in poverty, many teachers and principals throughout the state are filling the gap out of their own pockets.

According to a survey published by the National Center for Education Statistics, 94 percent of teachers spend their own money on school supplies for their classrooms each year. On average, they can spend upwards of $554 each year, depending on the school classification, community type, instructional level and the socioeconomic status of the students they serve.

When 4 Colorado Kids heard about this issue, we wanted to do something to help, said Marshea Freant-Vitt, director of operations. The organization decided to dedicate a charity event to raise money to help this cause.

The result is an event called, “Adult Prom” All proceeds and donations go directly to the “Erase the Need” program. Any teacher in the state can directly apply for “Erase the Need” funds to acquire much-needed school supplies, classroom equipment, healthy snacks, summer sponsorships, educational resources and assistance for helping find family support services for children with disabilities.

“We want to empower school teachers and invest in critical tools that nurture a child’s untold potential and readiness to learn. Right now, the need in Colorado’s classrooms are so great, that we are unable to fulfill all of the requests we receive. This event helps us raise the necessary funds to make direct impact in our local communities,” said Marshea.

The 21+ only event will be on Saturday, June 29 at Ivywild School Main Gym, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Donations and tickets ($50 per person) can be purchased online at www.4cokids.org/prom. Food and drinks are included, along with a live DJ, dancing, crowning of Prom King and Queen, and an awards ceremony for best dressed and best dancers.

The event includes a silent auction that is open to the public and available online at https://prom4cokids19.ggo.bid/. Auction packages include autographed items by Baseball Hall of Famer Goose Gossage (New York Yankees), custom-designed necklace by Jack Miller Jewelry, Rock Climbing adventures with Apex Mountain School, and much more.

This event is presented by WellCare Pediatric Therapy Specialists and sponsored by Second Home Adult Day Center, Colorado Behavior and Learning Group, Homes R Us Colorado, Balance Chiropractic, Maverick Cleaning & Maintenance, Orange Theory Fitness and Peak View Behavioral Health.

About 4 Colorado Kids
4 Colorado Kids Mission
Our mission is to partner in making lives better for Colorado children, so they can thrive and feel empowered to achieve life and academic success.
4 Colorado Kids Vision
We believe every child deserves an even playing field, to have the necessities they need for peace of mind and confidence. This basic foundation lets kids know they are important members of our community.
4 Colorado Kids Organizational History
4 Colorado Kids was founded in June 2017 by a group of local business owners, teachers, therapists, parents and advocates, to help close the gap for local families and children living in poverty.
Many of our founding members were working in direct-care and supported families and children, many times with disabilities. As they provided services in-home or at area schools, they noticed first-hand that basic necessities were missing - such as food, weather-appropriate clothing, beds and blankets, school supplies and other important items, that are critical to the development and growth of a child.
4 Colorado Kids was formed to work one-one-one with families, community partners, health care providers, nonprofits, schools and other entities, to address the needs of children and ensure they receive the care they need in order to be successful.

In order to make the biggest impact and directly help families and kids, WellCare Inc., Pediatric Therapy Specialists, became the corporate sponsor to ensure that 100% of donations and financial gifts directly support kids and teachers living in the State of Colorado.

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Press Release (BlakelyCompany.com)

Summer is here and tourism is on the rise once again for Colorado, especially for families. Traveling with kids isn’t all sunshine and daisies; parents are left wishing there was an easy button when it comes to prepping, packing, and planning. Actually, there is an easy way to plan now: Pikespeakoutdoors.org hosts a free Family Adventure Guide, complete with fun-filled itineraries, downloadable activities, and a curated list of family-friendly places to explore in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado!


The purpose of the guide is to provide a fun and rewarding activity and adventure guide to engage kids and their parents in exploring the Pikes Peak region, discovering the “hidden gems” of lesser known places, while encouraging them to spend time together outdoors.

Inside the Family Adventure Guide, you’ll find an Adventure Club for the kids, scavenger hunts, hiking games and even several packing lists (especially if you’re bringing your dog). All summer long, Pikes Peak Outdoors will also be hosting social media contests for kids of all ages who choose to take the Pikes Peak Outdoors Adventure Club Pledge which incorporates Leave No Trace principles.

The Family Adventure Guide is found under the “Explore” tab on Pikespeakoutdoors.org (or just click here). The website provides helpful information to both locals and visitors who plan to enjoy outdoor recreational activities in the Pikes Peak region. The site is highly customizable with something for everyone: families looking for an easy hike, climbers looking for the best local rock, or someone wanting to rent a paddle board. Pikespeakoutdoors.org is the ultimate hub for all things outdoors providing local retailers, guides, classes, trails, streams, parks and much more right at your fingertips.

 “The Family Adventure Guide provides the ‘easy button’ parents are looking for and the fun kids want to encourage them to play outside together as a family,” says Becky Leinweber, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance, the organization who led the charge in developing the Pikes Peak Outdoors website and Family Adventure Guide.

If you’re a family and you want to explore and learn more about the Pikes Peak region and its great outdoors this summer, be sure to check out pikespeakoutdoors.org and the Family Adventure Guide today.

ABOUT PIKES PEAK OUTDOOR RECREATION ALLIANCE (PPORA)
Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance’s mission is to strengthen the outdoor recreation industry for the Pikes Peak region through leadership and collaboration.

For more information, visit http://ppora.org.