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Press Release (PKAmar.com)

Jetski Landscape, LLC. owned by Matthew Herjeczki of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was formally recognized in the inaugural CASE Kickstart Contest. With more than 350 entry submissions, Jetski Landscape, LLC. has proudly been named by CASE as a runner-up in the business development contest in which landscaping contractors entered to win a suite of prizes designed to take their company to the next level.

Herjeczki won a web-based consulting session with landscape contracting industry expert Jeffrey Scott; free CASE apparel for the staff and crew, and two complimentary admission tickets to the GIE+EXPO 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. 

“This contest is about awarding the entrepreneurial spirit, and providing the resources to allow a young landscape business owner to reach their full potential,” says Michel Marchand, vice president – North America, CASE Construction Equipment.

For more information about Jetski Landscape LLC visit http://jetskilandscape.com

CASE Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including the No. 1 backhoe loaders, excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders and rough-terrain forklifts. Through CASE dealers, customers have access to a true professional partner with world-class equipment and aftermarket support, industry-leading warranties and flexible financing. More information is available at www.CaseCE.com.

CASE Construction Equipment is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). More information about CNH Industrial can be found online at www.cnhind.com.

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by Ed Duffy

When Courtney Jennings and John Kelley decided to move to Colorado Springs, they knew they wanted to start their own business. They just weren't sure exactly what. They moved here from Texas where John had worked in the catering business and Courtney was a production manager for a media company. They arrived in April and spent much of the summer kicking around different ideas.

They were actually away at a wedding in North Carolina when they saw their first tap trailer. A friend of John's, Rob Peters, had one there (he now has a half dozen). Courtney and John thought they could also be a hit in Colorado. Mr. Peters even agreed to come out to Colorado and help them get started.

What's a tap trailer? Well, it's a fully refrigerated, towable trailer with 5  taps and a drain along the side. Not only can you dispense beer, soda, cider, wine and/or other beverages, you can also store all your other perishables in one convenient location.

The trailers are 8'x4' and can be rented for $300 for the first day with discounts for two or more days. Tap trailers are great for weddings, festivals, events, reunions, graduations or any occasion where you'd like to make things easier.

You can reach Rocky Top Tap Trailers at 719-749-6170, email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RockyTopTapTrailers

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BBB provides results of Brown & Sons Custom Carpentry and Remodeling investigation

Press Release (BlakelyCompany.com)

Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado (BBB) has completed an investigation of a Southern Colorado company, Brown & Sons Custom Carpentry and Remodeling, which is a construction services company.

The company has an address of 1315 Sanderson Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80915, and a phone number of (219) 576-3350.  The listed principal for Brown & Sons Custom Carpentry and Remodeling is David Brown.

BBB warns that this is NOT an accredited business and currently has a F rating due to the number of complaints filed against the business, failure to respond to four complaints, the length of time the business has been operating, and failure to have a required competency license. 

On November 15, Brown & Sons Custom Carpentry and Remodeling’s siding license was revoked by Pikes Peak Regional Building Department due to contracting for and performing work for which the business was not licensed to do, as well as failing to pull permits for said work. A competency license must be active to perform services in the Pikes Peak Region. Additionally, Brown & Sons Custom Carpentry and Remodeling’s Secretary of State filing expired February 1, 2018.

Consumers have reported losses totaling over $57,000 due to work contracted with Brown & Sons Custom Carpentry and Remodeling that was incomplete or never started.  Further, these same consumers reported spending an additional $61,000 to fix the substandard work started by Brown & Sons Custom Carpentry and Remodeling and to contract with other companies to complete the original work requested. 

BBB has processed and closed 8 complaints against Brown & Sons Custom Carpentry and Remodeling in the past 12 months, all of which involved issues with service and repair or contract issues. Consumers report David Brown accepts monies for services that require licensing in the Pikes Peak Region and often never sees the project to completion or in one situation, the work was never started. As BBB does not publish complaints until they are closed, the 8 complaints may not be all-encompassing of the complaints received by BBB of Southern Colorado.

“BBB pro-actively identifies marketplace practices that are deceptive, misleading, unethical or should be called into question,” said Jonathan Liebert, CEO and executive director of Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado.

For consumers seeking services or products, BBB advises consumers to use BBB’s website or call its offices to find an accredited business that has a recordable history of providing a specific type of service or product.

“When a company fails to follow good business practices, we investigate them before informing the public. We hope this will help consumers be aware of substandard business practices, so they can take action to protect themselves.”

If you have done business with Brown & Sons Custom Carpentry and Remodeling, BBB would like to speak with you. Please call the BBB office at 719-636-1155.

Click on this link to read the BBB Business Review of Brown & Sons Custom Carpentry and Remodeling.

BBB offers the following tips when selecting a contractor:
•    BBB encourages you to confirm proper licensing and permit information with Pikes Peak Regional Building Department https://www.pprbd.org. Your contractor must have the correct permits before starting your project. These should be detailed in your contract.
•    Don't fall for high pressure sales tactics or an offer that sounds too good to be true. Don't agree to anything over the phone but instead ask the salesperson to send you written materials.
•    Check the facts.  Make sure to thoroughly read through the contract and that you have a fully executed copy of the agreement for your records.
•    Ask for multiple quotes and shop around.  Make sure all bids consider the same set of criteria.
•    Be wary of upfront fees. Many complainants to BBB were or are scammed by companies charging advanced fees for services. Consider opting for a company that offers a different arrangement.
•    Review best practices before proceeding with your construction and remodeling project.

ABOUT BBB OF SOUTHERN COLORADO
Since August of 1980, Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado has helped consumers find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. It serves 25 counties throughout Southern Colorado.

BBB of Southern Colorado sets standards for marketplace trust – to create a community of trustworthy businesses and charities – by encouraging and supporting best practices, educating consumers and businesses, celebrating business role models, and calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior.
BBB of Southern Colorado houses 26,400 reviews on companies in the region. In 2017, it processed 1,870 complaints. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org.
For more information, visit BBB of Southern Colorado, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.

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At the end of February, 2018, a total of 255,477 passengers traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS), representing a 17.2 percent increase in year-to-date traffic from February, 2017. 63,570 enplaned passengers and 63,263 deplaned passengers amount to a total of 126,833 passengers traveling through COS during the month of February, an increase of 17.0 percent from February, 2017. Frontier Airlines reported 38,550 passengers in year-to-date traffic, an increase of 64.7 percent from the previous year.

February’s year-to-date load factors (the percentage of seats filled with paying passengers) was down slightly at 1.2 percent from 2017. American reported an 85.7 percent load factor, followed by Delta at 84.4 percent, Frontier at 81.3 percent, United at 77.1 percent, and Allegiant at 54.1 percent.

COS currently serves 13 nonstop flights on 5 airlines. On April 8, 2018 new service to Seattle, Washington, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, and an additional nonstop to Atlanta, Georgia will begin, and a new route to San Antonio, Texas begins on April 9. We will be hosting a ceremonious ribbon cutting at the airport for all four flights. The main event will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:40am with Mayor Suthers in attendance. Media is strongly encouraged to attend. A formal invite will be sent out following this press release.

At the end of April, 2018, Allegiant will halt its nonstop route to Las Vegas, Nevada and withdraw from the market due to low market demand and increased competition. “It is unfortunate and we hate to see any carrier leave the airport. We would welcome them back,” said Greg Phillips, Aviation Director for Colorado Springs Airport. “The good side of competition is that fares are down, but the bad side is there are winners and losers. Allegiant couldn’t compete.”  COS serves nonstop flights to Chicago and Dallas on American Airlines, Atlanta and Salt Lake City with Delta; and Chicago, Denver, Houston, and Los Angeles on United Airlines. In 2016, Frontier reentered the Colorado Springs market and has since added 10 nonstop flights.

COS encourages residents in southern Colorado to “look before your book” for all your business and leisure travel needs. Simple parking, easy check-in, and a short drive home.

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Press Release (El Paso County Clerk)

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is participating in the UChooseCO campaign to educate unaffiliated voters on how they can vote in the Primary Election on June 26.  The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office developed the UChooseCO campaign and will introduce it in Colorado Springs Tuesday, April 3, 10:30 a.m., at the Pioneers Museum.   

“In 2016, voters approved Proposition 108. That change in Colorado law permits unaffiliated voters to vote in primary elections without changing their party affiliation,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman.  “Our office is available to assist unaffiliated voters with declaring a ballot preference for the upcoming June Primary and any other questions.”

Unaffiliated voters can choose which political party’s primary ballot they would like to receive, either Republican or Democratic, at www.GoVoteColorado.com. We ask they choose their ballot preference by early May before ballot packets are prepared. It is important to note, choosing a ballot preference does not affiliate the voter with that political party; they remain unaffiliated. However, by choosing a ballot preference and receiving just one party’s ballot, unaffiliated voters help the Clerk’s Office reduce the costs associated with printing and mailing two ballots to a voter.

When unaffiliated voters choose a ballot preference, it is only for the current Primary Election, in this case June 26, 2018, and then the preference is removed from the voter’s record.  The voter can again choose a ballot preference before the next Primary Election. 

By choosing a ballot preference, only one ballot will be mailed to the voter.  Unaffiliated voters who do not choose a ballot preference will receive a ballot packet containing two ballots, Republican and Democratic. Ballots will begin to be mailed the first week of June.  It is essential the unaffiliated voter only votes and returns one ballot.  They should destroy and discard the other ballot.  If the unaffiliated voter returns both ballots voted, neither will be counted. The voter needs to vote only one ballot.

Visit http://UChoose.co.gov for information and check out social media @UChooseCO. Voters also may contact the Clerk’s Election Department at (719) 575-VOTE (8683) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..