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By Ed Duffy

Katie Widau, owner of Widau Insurance, an independent insurance agency in Security-Widefield, Colorado, would like you to know they've relocated, but just across the street.



The new office is at 45 Widefield Blvd, in the Fountain Valley Shoppette alongside Back to Eden and Centerpointe Family Medicine.

Katie has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry and as an independent agent is able to offer a wide array of insurance products from a variety of companies, including Liberty Mutual, Safeco, Nationwide, Progressive, Travelers, the Hartford and more. It is her interest in finding solutions for the customer first that lead to her decision to go independent rather than being a "captive agent" (one that represents only one company's products).

Widau Insurance Agency offers Auto, home, RV, rental/landlord and commercial/business insurance products. Learn more at https://widauinsuranceagency.com/. You can follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/widauinsurance. Office hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. You can reach Widau at 719-896-4447.

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Free Youth Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Willow Springs Ponds, Fountain Creek Regional Park

Get outside and learn to fish at Willow Springs Ponds! This is a free fishing derby for children ages 5 to 15. Enjoy fishing demonstrations, fun prizes, and a hot dog lunch with Commissioner Gonzalez on the grill! Bring your own rod, reel, tackle, and bait. Register online at elpasocountynaturecenters.com, or call 719-520-6977.

Free Archery Day

Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bear Creek Regional Park, Archery Range (near the tennis courts)

Make a free appointment to try your hand at archery, one of the fastest growing outdoor sports! USA certified archery coaches from the Archery School of the Rockies will walk you through the basics and test your skills; all equipment is provided. Be sure to bring close toed shoes, water, sunscreen, and no long sleeve shirts. Open to Adults and Children ages 6 and older. Pre-registration required: drop-ins will be allowed as space permits. To register, please go to elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

Rainbow Falls Geology Walk

Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Rainbow Falls Historic Site

Join Professor Mark Izold, Pikes Peak Community College Geology, and discover the rich geologic history of the Rainbow Falls area. We will see and touch the Great Unconformity and hear about the Cambrian and Ordovician time periods and evidence for life found in the strata of this area.  The paleo-environment in which these animals lived will also be discussed.  $4 per person: pre-registration required.

Homestead Ranch Concert in the Park

June 28, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Homestead Ranch Regional Park

Join us for this special summer concert at Homestead Ranch! Bring your picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the energetic music from the 101st Army Country Band and the 101st Army Rock Band.

 
Archery Camps

Join one of the fastest growing outdoor sports! USA certified coaches from the Archery School of the Rockies use a step-by-step approach to develop the individual’s skills at their own pace. Be sure to bring lunch and water! For Adults and Children over 6. All camps are at Bear Creek Regional Park, Mon-Wed, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, $80 per session: pre-registration required.

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July 8-July 10

July 22-July 24

August 5-August 8

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Press Release (BlakelyCompany.com)

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is pleased to once again partner with the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center to promote the 7th Annual Small Business Week for the Pikes Peak Region which will be held Sunday, May 5 through Thursday, May 9. The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado supports small businesses with more than 80% of its Accredited Businesses having 20 or fewer employees.
The 4th Annual Food Truck Cook-Off will launch Small Business Week; and due to the record-breaking number of attendees last year, there will be a change in location. Last year there were 17 food trucks - this year the event will consist of nearly 40 trucks at the Broadmoor World Arena on Sunday, May 5 from 11am to 4pm. The number of attendees is limited to 3,000. To purchase tickets to attend the Cook-Off, click here.

As for the final event, be sure to join all us at the celebration and awards dinner, where the winners will be announced at 5:30pm on May 9th at the DoubleTree by Hilton at 1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.

This year’s Small Business Finalists are as follows:

Small Business Person
•    Stacy Osborne, Beneficent          
•    A.J. Peak, Peak Dental Services  
•    Jennifer Farnes, Revolution Jewelry Works          

Small Business Champion
•    Jackie Gonzalez, American Bank of Commerce   
•    Chelsea Gaylord, City of Colorado Springs             
•    Rodney Gullatte, Firma IT Solutions         

Small Business Young Entrepreneur
•    Justin Knapp, Space Together
•    Lee Haider, Trof
•    Alex Belding, WebriQ Goes Mad

Small Business Family Owned
•    Trevor Dierdorff, Amnet              
•    Jennifer Winters, Young Scholars Academy          
•    Paul Birchman, Axis Business Technology              

Small Business Veteran Owned
•    Rodney Gullatte, Firma IT Solutions         
•    Adrian Hope, HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness and Levity Float Center           
•    Al Cazares, House Doctors        

Throughout the week, there will be several educational events, keynote speakers, workshops, a small business awards ceremony and more in the days following the cook-off. For the complete agenda of the week’s events, including attending the Awards Banquet, click here.

“We are proud of the small businesses in southern Colorado,” said Jonathan Liebert, CEO and executive director of BBB of Southern Colorado. “Their innovation and dedication to their work is what drives our economy, and it is imperative that we continue to support and encourage small business owners.”

“Small businesses are the creators of community and the number one producers for job growth,” said Aikta Marcoulier, executive director for Pikes Peak SBDC. “We are excited to celebrate our 7th Year Anniversary of this amazing week of events with our partner the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado.”
U.S. Bank returns as our presenting sponsor, along with Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, Startup Colorado, The Colorado Springs Business Journal, Colorado Springs Independent, 92.9 Peak FM, 740 AM KVOR, KRDO Network, Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, Ent Business Banking, Pepsi and a host of Awards Celebration Small Business Sponsors.

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By Ed Duffy

MoGlo Espresso in Security-Widefield launched its new line of CBD containing beverages yesterday.



CBD is "the other chemical" in marijuana. Unlike THC, it does not produce psychedelic or euphoric effects. The CBD isolate has sedative like qualities and although it is the subject of ongoing medical research for the treatment of things like epilepsy, its use and dosage in beverages is more akin to adding turmeric or ginger to your food or drink. It's intended as a nutrient that may help you feel better. MoGlo emphasized that they do not give medical advice and this is not intended to be a medicinal line of beverages.

The CBD beverages selection at Mo Glow features 20 milligrams of CBD isolate suspended in 2 teaspoons of raw honey. You can choose from lattes, regular coffees, and teas. You can also have 2 teaspoons of CBD honey added to your favorite tea.

How does it taste? Well, I tried the "Happy Hippy" latte. It tasted like great coffee. I wouldn't have known there was CBD in it if I hadn't specifically asked for it. I can't tell you if it relieved any aches and pains since I wasn't experiencing any at the time, but I enjoyed my drink.

You'll find MoGlo Espresso at 101 Fontaine Blvd, Widefield, Colorado 80911, in the Widefield Square shopping center. Call 719-344-9185 or visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoGloEspresso for more information.

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Press Release (Gain-Stovall PR)

After an enthusiastic kick-off event on April 17, Ducky Race non-profits have their tickets in hand and are ready to sell. Here are the participating non-profits:

Boys and Girls Club
Cañon Literacy Center
Florence Fun Fest
Fremont Center for the Arts
Fremont Search & Rescue
Golden Age Center
Habitat for Humanity
Humane Society of Fremont County
Kindred Kids Child Advocacy Center
Loaves & Fishes
PEO Chapter
The Pantry of Fremont
Venture Crew 121

From mid-April to early June, local non-profit partners have exclusive ticket selling rights and keep 40% of their proceeds. The other 60% goes to the Rotary Clubs, which underwrite all the hard costs, with the help of our wonderful local sponsors. 

Tickets are $5.00 each and may be purchased from any of our participating non-profits, at the Ducky booth at upcoming events and prior to the race the day of the Ducky Derby. The first five duckies that cross the finish line win the ticket purchaser cash prizes of $1000.00, $500.00, $250.00, $100.00 and $50.00. Every ticket purchased has a chance to win $35,000.00 toward purchasing a car at Lindner Chevrolet

The annual Ducky Race, on July 4 is a cooperative effort between the Rotary Club of Cañon City and the Florence and Eastern Fremont Rotary Club. For the latest information about the Rotary Rubber Ducky Race, go to the Rotary Club of Cañon City’s Facebook page.