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Learn how to provide emergency care for pets until veterinary assistance is available

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For more than 100 years, the American Red Cross has been training people to perform first aid skills so they could save the lives of others. Now, the organization announces the release of its new Cat and Dog First Aid online course so that owners will know what to do in an emergency until veterinary care is available.

“Millions of people learn how to respond to emergencies and save lives by enrolling in American Red Cross training programs,” said Gino Greco, CEO for Colorado and Wyoming. “Now, cat and dog owners, pet-sitters and dog walkers can take the Red Cross Cat and Dog First Aid online course and learn life-saving skills for their pets.”

People can access the course on their desktop or tablet at and go through the content at their own pace. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the course. Participants can stop and pick up where they left off if Fluffy needs a treat or it’s time to take Fido out to the dog park.

The interactive course includes:

· How to determine a pet’s normal vital signs so that owners can notice if there are any irregularities;

· Step-by-step instructions and visual aids for what to do if a pet is choking, needs CPR, has a wound, or is having a seizure; and

· Information on preventative care, health and tips for a pet’s well-being.


The Red Cross Pet First Aid App complements the course by providing cat and dog owners with instant access to expert advice, an animal hospital locator, pet-friendly hotels, content on how to include pets in family emergency preparedness plans and more. The app can be downloaded for free in mobile app stores or by texting ‘GETPET’ to 90999. American Pet Nutrition is a proud sponsor of the Pet First Aid App.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. 

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Roger Myers opened A Good Mechanic, automotive service, a bit more than 2 years ago. He's kept the bays full, six days a week for most of the time since.

He'd like the community to know that he's grateful for their support and patronage, but he also wants to make some time for family and leisure.

Beginning Labor Day weekend, A Good Mechanic, at 1 Widefield Blvd will be closed on Saturdays. They're still available Monday through Friday 7:30 to 5:30.

You can reach A Good Mechanic at 719-390-2988. Find them on Facebook at

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With the recent selection by Rockamonte, LLC to manage Woodmen Plaza Shops, Griffis/Blessing now oversees a retail portfolio of over 972,000 square feet. Woodmen Plaza Shops, on the Northeast side of Colorado Springs, is 100 percent occupied by Starbucks, Panda Express, Sports Clips and Super Quality Cleaners.

The day-to-day operations of the property will be handled by the Commercial Services team of Portfolio Manager Dixie Snyder, CPM®, ACoM, Management Assistant Elizabeth Taylor, and Property Accountant Andria Hecker.

“Our extensive knowledge of the intricacies in managing retail property make us expertly suited for this opportunity. We are excited to demonstrate our level of professionalism and service to the tenants and new ownership,” said Senior Vice President Richard K. Davidson, CPM®.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with additional offices in Denver, Griffis/Blessing current manages over 4.5 million square feet of commercial space, and more than 9,100 apartment units located along Colorado’s Front Range. The company has provided award-winning property management and real estate investment services since 1985. For more information, visit

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Press Release

Cutter Aviation celebrated the opening of its new world-class FBO (Fixed Base Operator) Terminal at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport with a Grand Opening reception on August 3rd, 2017. Festivities included a formal ribbon cutting ceremony, a static aircraft display showcasing a Gulfstream 280, as well as TBM and HondaJet aircraft sold by Cutter Aviation, tours of the new FBO Terminal, refreshments, and speeches from Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, Director of Aviation Greg Phillips, Cutter Colorado Springs General Manger Calvin Martin, and President of Cutter Aviation Will Cutter.

Cutter Aviation began its FBO operation at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport in August 2006 with the purchase of the existing FBO, Discount Fuels. Over the past decade, as activity and fuel sales steadily grew, Cutter began plans for expansion and entered into negotiations with Colorado Springs Airport for additional space on the west side of the airport. Cutter ultimately leased eight additional acres which would become the new site for the mountain retreat themed Executive FBO Terminal and a 62,000 gallon state-of-the-art fuel farm. Adjacent to the new FBO is a 23,000 square foot hangar that Cutter purchased from the City in 2015.

Since 2006, Cutter has more than doubled its footprint at the airport including over 9,000 square feet of FBO and office space with VIP lounge areas, a flight planning center, executive conference room, on-site car rental and 132,000 square feet aircraft storage space on 17 acres of leasehold.

“Our new world-class facility at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is a great enhancement to Cutter Aviation’s Southwestern U.S. FBO Network and we are thankful for the opportunity to celebrate our grand opening with customers, colleagues and friends,” said Will Cutter. “We look forward to welcoming customers from around the world, and providing them with premium business aviation services.”

About Cutter Aviation
Founded in 1928 by William P. Cutter, Cutter Aviation is a full-service aviation company offering aircraft fuel/line services, maintenance and avionics solutions, aircraft charter and management, and aircraft sales. Cutter Aviation operates from seven major airports in five states within the Southwestern United States including: Arizona (Phoenix- Deer Valley and Phoenix-Sky Harbor), New Mexico (Albuquerque), Colorado (Colorado Springs), California (Carlsbad) and Texas (Addison and San Antonio). The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). Cutter Aviation is the oldest continuously family-owned and operated FBO (Fixed Base Operator) in the United States with over 89 years of serving the General & Business Aviation industry. For more information about Cutter Aviation, please visit

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Press Release (City of Colorado Springs)

Colorado Springs Airport (COS) recorded 68,315 enplaned passengers and 68,685 deplaned passengers in June 2017, for a combined total of 137,000 passengers traveling through COS.  This represents an increase of 22.5 percent from June 2016.  Frontier Airlines largely contributed to the increase with a 279 percent gain in passenger enplanements from one year ago.

Year-to-date passenger traffic continues to take-off.  For the first six months of 2017, a total of 727,479 passengers have moved through COS, an increase of 25 percent from one year ago.

Load factors (percentage of available seats that are filled with paying passengers) remained strong for airlines serving COS in May.  Delta posted a 97.5 percent load factor, followed by Alaska at 91.1 percent, United at 87.2 percent, and Allegiant at 87.1 percent.

Six scheduled airlines serve Colorado Springs Airport to 15 destinations, soon to be 17 with the addition of Frontier Airlines service to Fort Myers, Florida commencing October 5, and Tampa, Florida beginning October 6.  The airport offers 34 daily flights as of the peak month of August. 

COS encourages all residents throughout southern Colorado to “look before you book” and choose Colorado Springs Airport for your air travel needs.  COS is an easy and convenient alternative to Denver International Airport offering simple parking, easy check-in and security, and a short drive home. 

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