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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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Cutter Aviation announced it has completed the necessary requirements to begin operating the revolutionary new HondaJet on its FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate. Two new HondaJet Aircraft have begun operations from Cutter Aviation and the first ever FAA Part 135 charter flight in a HondaJet will depart this week from Cutter Aviation Phoenix Sky Harbor.

With a cruising speed of 420 knots at an altitude of up to 43,000 feet, and a distance of up to 1,400 statute miles, the HondaJet will get you to your destination comfortably and quickly. HondaJet’s breakthrough Over-The- Wing-Engine-Mount design creates a larger interior space with a fully enclosed lavatory and the quietest cabin in its class.

Gordon Paige, Cutter’s Director of Operations, said, “We are delighted to be the first Charter provider offering flights with the new HondaJet. This aircraft comfortably seats up to 6 passengers, has a fully enclosed lavatory, provides more baggage space than competitors and provides the customer an experience unlike any other light jet on the market.”

You can visit our website for more information on the HondaJet aircraft added to our charter fleet at:
http://cutteraviation.com/aircraft-charter/aircraft-fleet/hondajet-ha-420/.

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 aircraft sales and management. 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 88 years of serving the General & Business Aviation industry. For more information about Cutter Aviation, please visit cutteraviation.com.

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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.

Is there a new business in your Colorado Springs, Security-Widefield or Fountain area neighborhood? Let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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This weekend Ybarra's Boxing Club traveled to Aurora,CO.to participate in the CO. Golden Glove Boxing Show. Xavier Montoya took first place in the 14-15yr old 95lb open division. Xavier says that it was a good tough fight but add that we train for different styles of boxing. 

"Our Coaches prepare us for everything that's coming our way. I want to be a world Champion and I'm working really hard to reach my goal."

Coach Ybarra and Coach Leo Rivera say that Xavier is on track and works hard at practice to reach his goals in and out of the ring.

We also have 8yr old Victor Rodriguez up and coming, who took first place in the 8-9yr old 70lb novice division. Victor won a unanimous decision in his boxing match. Congratulations to both of them!

For more information call 719-237-6982 website: ybarrasboxingclub.com.