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A group of 20 local craft breweries have come together to create a delicious way to get to know your Colorado Springs area pubs. They enlisted Easy Street Designs to print up a booklet full of great deals.

The new coupon book features savings at each of the participating brewers.

Purchase one for just $25 at: Atrevida, Black Forest, Brass Brewing, Dueces Wild, Elizabeth Brewing, FH Beer Works, Goat Patch, Gold Camp, Jaks, Local Relic, Lost Friend, Nano 108, Peaks N Pines (both locations), Red Leg, Rocky Mountain, Story Book, Trinity and Whistle Pig.

They make great gifts, but don’t wait until Christmas. Coupons are good until December 31, 2020.

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Press Release (Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently adopted a rule change, requiring all visitors 18 or older to possess a valid hunting or fishing license to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. This new rule will be in effect beginning July 1, 2020.

“Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages over 350 State Wildlife Areas and holds leases on nearly 240 State Trust Lands in Colorado, which are funded through the purchase of hunting and fishing licenses,” said Southeast Regional Manager Brett Ackerman. “The purpose of these properties is to conserve and improve wildlife habitat, and provide access to wildlife-related recreation like hunting and fishing that are a deep part of Colorado’s conservation legacy.”

Because these properties have always been open to the public, not just to the hunters and anglers that purchased them and pay for their maintenance, many people visit these properties and use them as they would any other public land. As Colorado’s population - and desire for outdoor recreation - has continued to grow, a significant increase in traffic to these SWAs and STLs has disrupted wildlife, the habitat the areas were acquired to protect, and the hunters and anglers whose contributions were critical to acquiring these properties.

Because funding for these properties is specifically generated by hunting and fishing license sales and the resulting federal match, requested options such as “hiking licenses” or “conservation permits” would not allow for the maintenance and management needed. Any funding from one of these conceptual licenses or permits would reduce the federal grant dollar for dollar and thus fail to increase CPW’s ability to protect and manage the properties.

“This new rule change will help our agency begin to address some of the unintended uses we’re seeing at many of our State Wildlife Areas and State Trust Lands,” said CPW Director Dan Prenzlow. "We have seen so much more non-wildlife related use of these properties that we need to bring it back to the intended use - conservation and protection of wildlife and their habitat."

“We do anticipate some confusion based on how the properties are funded, and the high amount of unintended use over time in these areas. We plan to spend a good amount of time educating the public on this change,” said Ackerman. “But in its simplest form, it is just as any other user-funded access works. You cannot use a fishing license to enter a state park, because the park is not purchased and developed specifically for fishing. Similarly, you cannot use a park pass to enter lands that are intended for the sole purpose of wildlife conservation, because a park pass is designed to pay for parks.” State law requires that the agency keep these funding sources separated.

CPW is a user-funded agency and, unlike most government agencies, receives very little money from the general fund. The new rule requires all users to contribute to the source of funding that makes the acquisition and maintenance of these properties possible. But the activities that interfere with wildlife-related uses or that negatively impact wildlife habitat don't become acceptable just because an individual possesses a hunting or fishing license. Each SWA and STL is unique and only certain activities are compatible with each property. 

Many questions on the new rule are answered through our State Wildlife Area Frequently Asked Questions document. Visit for additional information on agency projects and funding.

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The section Venetucci Blvd that runs past the S. Academy Highlands shopping center (anchored by Sam's Club and Walmart, right across from Pikes Peak Community College) now runs through to B Street.

This provides easy access from and to Fort Carson as well as back to Highway 85/87, and may ease congestion on S. Academy Blvd.

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The new Holiday Inn Express & Suites opened today at the S. Academy Highlands. That's the relatively new shopping center anchored by Sam's Club and Walmart, just across from Pikes Peak Community College.

The location is easy to access from the airport via Milton Proby to S. Academy and Fort Carson via B. Street.

The street address is 4435 Venetucci Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. You can reach them at 719-576-0804.

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DENVER (PRWEB) June 11, 2020 -- Powerizer Complete, the all-in-one plant, and mineral-based home detergent and cleaner from Powerizer LLC in Centennial, CO, has earned Leaping Bunny certification. It cleans and removes all residue from your laundry, dishes, kitchen, bathroom, carpet, and every surface of your whole house, inside and out. From start to finish, the Leaping Bunny certification guarantees that no new animal testing be used in any phase of our product development, our laboratories or ingredient suppliers.

To be approved for inclusion in the Leaping Bunny Program, companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household products must make a voluntary pledge to remove animal testing from all stages of product development. The company's ingredient suppliers and manufacturers make the same pledge, and the result is a product guaranteed to be 100 percent free of new animal testing. “We are proud to say that we have achieved Leaping Bunny Certification,” says Marsha Acosta, CEO of Powerizer. “We want our customers to know that every ingredient that goes into our product is guaranteed cruelty-free. We aim to create an effective cleaning supply that benefits not only the people using it but the environment as well.”

Considered the gold standard for cruelty-free certification, The Leaping Bunny Program is the only cruelty-free certification program consumers can truly trust. Because there are no regulations limiting the animal testing claims that companies can make, the only way to know if a company has eliminated animal testing from its product line is to seek out information from third-party certification programs. The Leaping Bunny Logo has consistently been given high marks by consumer, environmental, and lifestyle magazines as a seal that lives up to its promise.

“We are excited to award our Leaping Bunny certification to Powerizer Complete. Achieving and maintaining the certification is a huge commitment for their brand. Not only must they ensure that every ingredient is cruelty-free, but they have agreed to recommit to our program annually and be open to an audit for assessment of their supply chain management,” says Kim Paschen, Program Manager for Leaping Bunny. “Powerizer is proof that cleaning companies can develop innovative products without toxins, harsh chemicals or additives and protect animals and the environment in the process. Customers can feel great knowing that they are supporting a brand that creates effective cleaning products and are committed to being cruelty-free.”

Powerizer Complete was developed by the same innovative team behind OxiClean, Kaboom, and other natural products. The founder, Max Appel, initially became interested in sustainable products when he experienced the toxic smell of professional cleaning products in public bathrooms. He vowed to create an effective product that was safe for humans, animals, and the environment.

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