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Family Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. start time
At Fountain Creek Regional Park
 
Come to Fountain Creek Regional Park to try your hand at Cornhole! This tournament is a family focused event and is good for all ages. Bring the family and a picnic to enjoy the day at the park. This event is sponsored by Chick-fil-A in Fountain, and all proceeds go to Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, a 501c3 that supports environmental education programs in El Paso County. Masks are required and social distancing tournament rules will be provided via email to all registered participants. Pre-registration required for this tournament.
 
Youth Division: 12 years old and under: $10 per team
Teen Division: age 13 to 16 years old: $15 per team
Adult Division: age 17 to 117 years old: $20 per team
 
$5 discount for Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, and Military Families and Veterans with ID
 
For more information call 719-520-6977 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Register here: https://web2.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/coelpasowt.wsc/splash.html?interfaceParameter=WebTracAR
Website: https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/cornhole-tournament-2020/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/648841442413495/
Location: 2010 Duckwood Road, Fountain, CO 80817  https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/parks-and-recreation/fountain-creek-regional-park/

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Participating stores include Pueblo and Pueblo West

Press Release (BUSINESS WIRE)

Grab your popcorn! Walmart is lifting the curtain on plans for the Walmart Drive-in, a drive-in movie theater experience, which is rolling into 160 Walmart stores across the country beginning this month, created in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival.

Available for free to Walmart customers, the Walmart Drive-in will transform Walmart parking lots into outdoor cinemas from August 14 through October 21 with 320 showings of hit movies. Starting today at 5:00 p.m. ET, families can visit www.TheWalmartDriveIn.com to discover dates, store locations and the movies for each stop of the movie tour.



“We recognize the challenges our customers and their families have faced over the last few months and we wanted to create an experience where they could come together safely to create new memories,” said Janey Whiteside, Walmart’s Chief Customer Officer. “The Walmart Drive-in is one small way we’re supporting the communities we serve.”

The Walmart Drive-in promises families a fun, contact-free experience where they can watch popular films thoughtfully curated by the Tribeca Film Festival. Audiences will be welcomed back to the big screen to enjoy a wide range of films safely from their own vehicle, including:

    Inspiring sports stories like Friday Night Lights, The Karate Kid and Space Jam
    Blockbuster franchises including Black Panther, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, The Lego Batman Movie, Spider-ManTM: Into The Spider-Verse, Spy Kids, Teen Titans GO! To The Movies and Wonder Woman
    Out-of-this-world stories like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ghostbusters and Men in BlackTM: International
    Nostalgic favorites including Back to The Future, Beetlejuice, The Goonies and The Wizard of Oz
    Inspiring true stories from Dolphin Tale to Selena
    Animated features every member of the family can enjoy like Cars, The Iron Giant, The Lego Movie and Madagascar

Ahead of each feature presentation, audiences will screen one of a number of short films, including Bilby, Bird Karma, Brooklyn Breeze, CROW: The Legend, Fire In Cardboard City, INVASION!, Looney Tunes’ Boo! Appetweet and Marooned.
During the tour, filmmakers and special guests will help Walmart celebrate bringing back the big screen to communities across the country.

Drew Barrymore will serve as virtual host for all events, welcoming guests to a fun family night experience. She will also make a surprise in-person appearance at one location. Families will be also be treated to surprise virtual or in-person appearances from Peter Berg, Jennifer Garner, LeBron James and Chrissy Metz at select showings.

For the complete movie-going experience, families can stock up on their favorite theater concessions to bring along with them through Walmart’s convenient pickup or delivery services.

To reserve a space for the Walmart Drive-in, customers can visit www.TheWalmartDriveIn.com starting today at 5:00 p.m. ET to pick their desired date and location. Once confirmed, customers will receive an email with a QR code, which will grant their vehicle entry on the day of the event.

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Note: for more info on Rainbow Falls, visit: https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/parks-and-recreation/rainbow-falls-historic-site/

Flow Patterns and Boat Races

Saturday, August 15, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Rainbow Falls Historic Site

Why do some objects float and others sink? Construct and decorate a boat from different materials. Race your boat down the stream and pick the best spot along the starting points to launch your boat, based on what you learn about the water flow patterns and velocity. For kids ages 8-12, $5 per person, pre-registration required. 

Rainbow Falls Clean-Up Day

Saturday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Spend a morning giving back to your community by helping clean up Rainbow Falls. Be sure to dress appropriately, bring a water bottle and work gloves if you have them. All are welcome: call 719-520-6977 to RSVP or register online.

Yoga at Rainbow Falls

Saturday, September 5, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Rainbow Falls Historic Site

Grab your mat and enjoy this special yoga class at Rainbow Falls with the calming sounds of the waterfall in the background. Instruction provided by City of Manitou Springs Pool & Fitness Center.  $10, pre-registration required due to limited class space.

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

Saturday, September 19, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Fox Run Regional Park

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will include a skills clinic, guided trail rides, trail etiquette information, and a free raffle. All ages are welcome: from tots on stride bikes to teens. Riders just need a working bike and helmet to participate. Pre-Registration required and participants are asked to wear face masks. Free!

First Aid, CPR, AED Classes

Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Fountain Creek Nature Center

This American Red Cross course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. This blended learning course includes an online portion that you complete on your own and an instructor-led classroom skill session. Participants must be 16 years or older: $75: pre-registration required.

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Boom Supersonic, a Colorado based aerospace company building the world's fastest civil aircraft, and leading industrial technology company, Rolls-Royce, today announced an engagement agreement to explore the pairing of a Rolls-Royce propulsion system with Boom's flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture.

The goal of the new agreement is to work together to identify the propulsion system that would complement Boom's Overture airframe. The engagement will involve teams from Boom and Rolls-Royce collaborating in engine-airframe matching activities for Boom's flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture. The teams will also examine certain key aspects of the propulsion system. The teams will investigate whether an existing engine architecture can be adapted for supersonic flight, while Boom's internal team continues to develop the airframe configuration.



"We've had a series of valuable collaborations and co-locations with Rolls-Royce over the past years to lay the groundwork for this next phase of development," said Blake Scholl, Boom founder and CEO. "We look forward to building on the progress and rapport that we've already built with our collaboration as we work to refine Overture's design and bring sustainable supersonic transport to passenger travel."

The priorities of this engagement are informed by Boom and Rolls-Royce's shared commitment to sustainability. Both companies recognize that supersonic passenger travel has to be compatible with a net-zero carbon future, and the two teams will work together to address sustainability in Overture design and operations. Overcoming the technological challenges of supersonic flight provides a unique opportunity to accelerate innovation sustainably.

"We share a strong interest in supersonic flight and in sustainability strategies for aviation with Boom," said Simon Carlisle, Director of Strategy, Rolls-Royce. "We're now building on our valuable experience in this space as well as our previous work together to further match and refine our engine technology for Boom's Overture."

As a result of this collaboration, Boom and Rolls-Royce expect to make significant progress towards finalizing Overture's aircraft configuration and propulsion system.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet's vital power needs.
Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
Annual underlying revenue was £15.45 billion in 2019, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services.
In 2019, Rolls-Royce invested £1.46 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.

About Boom
Boom Supersonic is redefining commercial flight by bringing supersonic flight back to the skies with Overture. This historic commercial airliner is designed and committed to industry-leading standards of speed, safety, and sustainability. Boom's vision is to bring families, businesses, and cultures closer together through supersonic travel and make the world dramatically more accessible. Boom is the first commercial airplane manufacturer to commit to a carbon-neutral flight test program and to build sustainability into its entire aircraft program. The company is backed by world-class investors and has 30 aircraft on pre-order. Founded in 2014, Boom has assembled a team of over 140 full-time employees who have made contributions to over 220 air and spacecraft programs. For more information, please visit https://boomsupersonic.com.

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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is pleased to once again partner with the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center to promote the 8th Annual Small Business Week for the Pikes Peak Region which will be held Monday, July 27th through Friday, July 31st. The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado supports small businesses with more than 90% of its Accredited Businesses having 20 or fewer employees and the Pikes Peak SBDC supports 100% of small businesses 35 employees or less.

In lieu of our Annual Food Truck Cook-Off we will be offering the community the opportunity to take a self-guided culinary tour of our local food trucks with “A License to Eat.” Sponsored by WireNut Home Services, this promotional booklet includes a free entrée ($10 value) to be redeemed during Small Business Week, along with discounts valid until April 30th, 2021 when our Food Truck Cook-Off can safely return to the Broadmoor World Arena. To purchase your “License to Eat”, click here or visit: PikesPeakSBDC.org/sbw

This year we have restructured the week to be entirely virtual. From Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st, there will be several educational events, keynote speakers, workshops, a small business awards ceremony and more. Additionally, the daily workshops will be free for all attendees. Each workshop and session are designed for Small Business Owners, Employees and our Southern Colorado communities. For the complete agenda of the week’s events, including attending the Awards Celebration, click here.

This year’s Small Business Finalists are as follows:

Small Business Person

    Jennifer Farnes
    Renee Green
    Trevor Terrill

Small Business Champion

    Bob Kittridge
    Lola Woloch
    Rodney Gullate

Small Business Young Entrepreneur

    Latrina Ollie
    Tiffany Cox
    Trevor Terrill

Small Business Family Owned

    Bills Plumbing and Drain, Michael Podczervinski
    Day Lily Salon, Rhonda Cicak
    Goldminers Nuts and Candy, Manuel Vasquez

Small Business Veteran Owned

    Hike for Life, Bruce McClintock
    Spice Island Grill, Claudette Hutchinson
    ViewPoints Psychotherapy Services, James Garofalo

Expect great entertainment, special guests, at this highly anticipated annual event.

“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.”

“If someone didn’t know the impact of small business before, they know the impact of small business now. During this week we are celebrating small businesses that unequivocally are the backbone of our economy. They are the influencers on culture, vitality and innovation. We are excited to celebrate our 8th year by highlighting important topics of minority owned business, wellness, and the Olympic and Paralympic Museum impact on tourism and small business. said Aikta Marcoulier, executive director for Pikes Peak SBDC.
U.S. Bank returns as our presenting sponsor, along with Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, Kaiser Permanente, WireNut Home Services, The City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Creative Consortium, Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, Ent Business Banking, Bryan Construction Inc., The Colorado Springs Business Journal, Colorado Springs Independent, 92.9 Peak FM, Cat Country, KRDO Network, News Channel 13, Pepsi, The Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council, The Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, and Catalyst Campus. Sponsorships still available. Contact (719) 447-3832

ABOUT PIKES PEAK SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center is hosted by El Paso County Economic Development and is housed at Catalyst Campus. The SBDC’s corporate sponsors include the City of Colorado Springs, Ent Business Banking, Colorado Springs Utilities, Park State Bank and Trust, CenturyLink, VectraBank, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. It offers business consulting and training to maximize the economic potential of existing and new small businesses in El Paso, and Teller counties. For more information about the SBDC and services, visit www.pikespeaksbdc.org or call 719.667.3803.

ABOUT BBB OF SOUTHERN COLORADO
Since August of 1980, Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado has helped consumers find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. It serves 25 counties throughout Southern Colorado.

BBB of Southern Colorado sets standards for marketplace trust – to create a community of dependable businesses and charities – by encouraging and supporting best practices, educating consumers and businesses, celebrating business role models, and calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior.

BBB of Southern Colorado houses over 23,000 reviews on companies in the region. In 2019, BBB of Southern Colorado processed 1,833 complaints. In 2019, people turned to BBB more than 180 million times for information on businesses all available for free at bbb.org.

For more information, visit BBB of Southern Colorado, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, or like us on Facebook.