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Griffis/Blessing has been chosen to manage a fourth location for Holland Real Estate, LLC in Colorado Springs. The newest assignment is the office building at 1515 North Academy which is home to the local Wendy’s Corporate Office.

“We are thrilled to have been selected to manage a fourth location for this ownership group. It allows us to provide quality management, maintenance and accounting services for over 76,000 square feet of commercial space and 302 multifamily units within their Colorado Springs portfolio,” says Vice President Doris Wall.

Portfolio Manager, Dixie Snyder, CPM®, ACoM, Management Assistant, Elizabeth Taylor, ACoM, CAM, and Maintenance Technician, Todd Cornell will oversee the day to day operations of all the commercial facilities under management.

The only Accredited Management Organization, AMO, headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with additional offices in Denver, Griffis/Blessing currently manages over 5.4 million square feet of commercial space, and more than 8,100 apartment units located along Colorado’s Front Range and in Reno, NV. The company has provided award-winning property management and real estate investment services since 1985. For more information, visit www.griffisblessing.com.

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Press Release (Laura Carno, FASTER, CO)

FASTER* Colorado —an organization committed to making our school children as safe as possible— announces its latest training class for armed school staff members. The class will be held August 10, 11, and 12 and will be held in Adams County, CO. The training is organized in partnership with Independence Institute.
 
FASTER Colorado launched its first training class in 2017, and conducted two additional classes in June, 2018. FASTER Colorado curriculum includes skills to stop an active killer, as well as tactical medical training to deal with related injuries such as gunshot wounds.
 
“Colorado law already allows K-12 school staff to carry a concealed firearm on campus, provided they are designated by their school board, or charter school board, as a school security officer,” said Laura Carno, Founder of FASTER Colorado. “Many dozens of school staff in Colorado are already so designated. We want them to have access to world-class training in stopping active killers and saving lives.”
 
The tuition is $1,000 per class member, and scholarships are available. According to Amy Cooke, Independence Institute’s Executive VP, “We have raised scholarship money, because we never want lack of training budget to keep any school personnel from having access to this lifesaving training. We are honored to partner with FASTER Colorado to help save the lives of Colorado’s school children.”
 
Members of the media may attend portions of the class, and conduct interviews with: FASTER Colorado Founder, Laura Carno, FASTER Colorado’s instructors (all active-duty law enforcement), and Evan Todd (Columbine survivor). At class time, there may be class attendees who are open to interviews. We ask that media not report the names, schools, or images of class attendees without that individual’s express consent. 
 
For more information, please go to FasterColorado.com. For media questions, or to schedule an interview, please contact Laura Carno at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 719-492-0211. Details of the daily schedule and location will be provided to those media with interest in attending.
 
*Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response

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Gate system will prevent illegal after-hour vehicular traffic within the park

Press Release (City of Colorado Springs)

 

The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department is installing gates at all of the roadway access points surrounding Garden of the Gods Park. Once installed, the gates will allow for the implementation of overnight gate closures that will prevent illegal, after-hour vehicular traffic within Garden of the Gods Park.

 “We strongly believe the installation and implementation of this gate system will benefit the long-term health and safety of Garden of the Gods Park, the most visited and one of the most beloved parks in our city,” said Kurt Schroeder, park maintenance and operations manager. “These gates will also give our maintenance crews more flexibility in clearing the roadways following heavy snow activity and allow for closures during special events and emergency situations where evacuation would be deemed necessary.”

 While four gates are already installed within the park, five more are needed to successfully implement road closures. New gate installation will begin Wednesday. Once all of the remaining gates have been installed, the parks department expects after-hour gate closures to begin in late August or early September.

 Garden of the Gods is free and open to the public daily between the hours of 5 a.m.-10 p.m. from May 1-Oct. 31, and 5 a.m.-9 p.m. from Nov. 1-April 30. The gates will only be utilized outside of the park’s operational hours and during permitted special events and emergency situations.

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By Ed Duffy

Several people have asked me about the construction happening between Hwy 85 and the railroad tracks, just south of the Academy Blvd overpass. So, I went over there today to find out what's going on.

Load & Lock Self Storage is building their second location there. Load & Lock currently has a facility at 1012 Costilla Street in Colorado Springs, near 8th Street and Hwy 24.

You can get more information about Lock and Load and their rates at www.loadnlock.com. We'll bring you more details when they get ready to open.

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by Ed Duffy

Wild Bill's Buffalo Wings has opened a new location on Main Street in Security, just north of Smith Chiropractic and south of Frei Excavating.

Wild Bill's is a local, family owned business that's been in the area for over 12 years. They currently have a location at 390 N. Circle in addition to the new site.

Wild Bill's has wings of course, but also catfish, chicken strips, fries, sandwiches, po boys, ribs Teriyaki chicken, lots of sides, signature sauces and daily dessert specials.

You'll find the new location at 1835 Main Street. You can reach them at 719-465-2298 or on the web at wildbillsbuffalowingscs.com. They're open from 11-8 Monday through Thursday, 11-9 Friday and Saturday and 12-8 Sundays (11-8 during football season).

Check them out. The location looks small, but the flavors are huge!