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By Ed Duffy

Colorado Springs’ first All Tune and Lube opened earlier this month at 1715 S. Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs.

Owner Jeff Skelton has been in the automotive industry for over 26 years. He started as a mechanic, technician, then management. He was living in Chico, California and traveling to this area frequently as part of his job, helping dealerships set up and learn his company’s software.

He was offered a position with Bob Penkus dealerships here in the Springs, which his wife Christine and all three boys, Jacob, Caleb and Kenny thought was a great idea. Jeff did too, so they moved out here in 2012.

Jeff was also thinking about having a business of his own. His friend, local realtor Walt Lau Hee, was also looking for an investment to diversify his income. The two started looking at franchises. Jeff decided to go with what he knows, so narrowed it down to automotive services.

They decided All Tune was the best fit and offered the opportunity to grow along with an expanding company. They found a great site, at Bally’s Plaza, Chelton and Academy, right across Academy from the Walmart Neighborhood Market.

Jeff and family (Christine, Caleb and Kenny all work there as well) opened for business on December 5, 2016. All Tune offers complete car care and repair, including oil change and lube, brake services, transmission services, AC, scheduled maintenance, fleet services, tires and more.

All Tune and Lube is open 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm Saturday and closed Sunday. You can reach them at 719-358-8905, visit them online at www.AllTuneandLubeCS.com (coupons available on the website) or connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AllTuneandLubeCS

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Colorado Sno-Balls is now open in the Fountain Valley Shopping Center.

Colorado Sno-Balls offers fresh, tasty shave ice in all kinds of flavors.

You'll find them at 5698 S. Hwy 85 in Fountain, behind Independent Records, near the Dollar General store.

They're open from 1pm to 7pm Monday through Friday and from noon to 7pm Saturday and Sunday.

Visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pg/ColoradoSnoBalls or give them a call at 719-646-8993. You can also email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Second Chance, used furniture store is now open on South Santa Fe Ave in Fountain, Colorado, just off Exit 128.

Second Chance offers great deals on quality used and refinished furniture, accessories and household items.

They're open from 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, 11-6 Saturday, 11-3 Sunday and closed Monday.

You can find them on Facebook at Facebook.com/secondchancecolorado2016.com, give them a call at 719-322-9689 or stop and see them at 600 S. Santa Fe Ave in Fountain, across the street from the 7-11 at Exit 128.

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Katie Widau has been a licensed insurance agent for over 15 years. She and her husband Steve hail from Indiana, where Katie had worked with companies like Allstate and Progressive as an independent agent.

Steve had been stationed at Fort Carson back in the day and the Widaus have vacationed here several times over they years. They’d always talked about moving here, so when opportunity knocked this past year, they answered.

They got their house sold in Indiana and Katie began putting out feelers in the Springs area. They made their new home in Fountain, and Katie was recruited by Farmers Insurance. She liked what the company had to offer as well as the way they do business, so the next step was to find a good location.


While Farmers has a number of offices on the north end of the Springs, they noted there was nothing this far south. So when they suggested setting up shop in Widefield Square shopping center, Farmers agreed that it was a great selection.

The Widau Agency will be hosting a Grand Opening Saturday, March 19, from 8am to noon. Everyone is invited. A ribbon cutting ceremony courtesy of the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will take place at 10am and there will be free child ID kits available.

Farmers offers insurance for auto, home, life and business. You can find the Widau Insurance Agency at 157 Fontaine Boulevard, next to Big R. Their hours are from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday. You can reach them at 719-466-6867, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on Facebook at facebook.com/widauinsurance.

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