Penrose Chamber of Commerce

The Gateway to Fremont County


The Penrose Chamber of Commerce has chosen Pikes Peak Motor Company for our September 2014 Business of the Month!

They are located at 62651 Hwy. 50 East in Penrose. They offer the best prices on new and pre-owned vehicles in the area! Their knowledgeable sales representatives are committed to providing you, the customer, with a "No Pressure" buying experience. They make sure you find the vehicle that meets your needs and fits your individual budget. Stop by Pikes Peak Motor Company dealership today or call Rich or Mike at 719-372-7762. Visit their website at

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2014 Pioneer Day Events September 19-21
The 2014 Pioneer Day will kick off on Friday, September 19th, at 8am.  The Theme for this year is "Our Railroad Heritage".  The parade lineup will be Saturday, Sept 20th at 9am.  The parade begins at 10am.  On Sunday, Sept 21st, the Tractor Pull will begin at 10am at Pathfinder Park.  This is an event you don't want to miss! 

Apple Day Parade and Vendor Applications!

Floats and Bands and Fancy Cars!  

Join us for the 79th Penrose Apple Day Parade on Saturday, October 4, 2014! 


The theme for the 2014 Apple Day Parade is

 "Red, White, and Blue Apple Pies."


Entry Forms are available online here, or pick one up at the Penrose Chamber Office


We have a wide variety of vendors selling arts, crafts, and food all day along our parade route.

Do some shopping, support your local artisans, and meet-and-greet your Penrose neighbors!

Vendors may download the 2014 Vendor Application here.


Coyote's Coffee Den Music Schedule

August 9- Benjamin Pratt (singer, songwriter, instrumental)

August 16- Ring of Clubs(Rock & Jazz)

August 23- Phil Volan & Joleen Bell (Acoustic guitar at its best & beautiful vocals)

August 30- Jody Adams Band (Folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, Country, Old Time, Celtic, You Name it)

September 6- Gabrielle Louise (folk)

September 13- Jaquie Gipson (touch guitar, have to see to believe)


Grill opens at 5:30 pm

Music 6:30- 8:30 pm


Pikes Peak Motor Co.

Susan Hilderbrand


We have discovered the camera doesn't work & due to finances, we have put this project on hold! Sorry for the inconvenience!

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:09:45 -0500

Wes Welker has just received official word of his reinstatement and is on his way to the Broncos' headquarters.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:08:53 -0500

With the campaign nearing crunch time, who holds the advantage in the Colorado governor's race remains a heated debate.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:57:51 -0500

Creating jewelry out of insects preserved in amber is one of his upcoming projects. Most of what he makes is from fossilized material.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:20:22 -0500

The U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday it plans to hire 200 city carrier assistants along the Front Range in coming weeks.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:57:04 -0500

More than half of the new freshmen enrolled this fall at the University of Colorado Denver are minorities — the first time the school had a majority of minorities in its freshman class.

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 02:29:09 -0500

WHEAT RIDGE — Democratic Sen. Mark Udall went after his opponent's proposal for over-the-counter birth control Friday, bringing big names to a suburban Denver battleground to argue that Rep.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:30:57 -0500

A a traffic stop netted more than 30 pounds of pot valued at $100,000 in northern Colorado Springs Thursday afternoon, the Colorado State Patrol said.

Eric Martinez, 27, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute after he was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 25 near North Academy Boulevard about 12:30 p.m., troopers said.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:45:42 -0500

Standing in the chilly dark, under the bridge at 31st Street and West Colorado Avenue that he calls home, Calvin Muzzy described his hopes for the future: a warm, bright apartment he'll share with his best friend, Pete Hill.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:07:43 -0500

Five years ago, homeless camps crowded the banks of Monument and Fountain creeks, garnering national attention and engaging the community like few other issues have.

Everyone, it seemed, had a solution: Start a day center where people could hang out, work on job skills and get services.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:44:09 -0500

After spending more than $10 million during the last two years on flash-flood control along Ute Pass, the Colorado Department of Transportation hopes that steps taken between now and the end of 2014 will make potential closures of U.S. 24 less stressful.

Karen Rowe, a CDOT regional transportation director, shared her department's updates for U.S. 24 projects at the Aug.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:39:20 -0500

A Fuller Picture

They're often referred to as "the homeless," a term that paints a monolithic picture of a population whose only shared attribute is the lack of a permanent home.

Each person has a unique story about becoming homeless, and Pikes Peak United Way has worked to give them voice in a project called "Shining a Light on Homelessness.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:35:41 -0500

Three Western cities have seen sizable decreases in their overall homeless numbers, particularly in the chronic homeless population, and much of the credit is given to programs that follow a Housing First model.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:04:49 -0500

According to the city's 2014 Point in Time survey - a one-day snapshot of homelessness conducted in January - 116 youths ages 18 to 24 were homeless in Colorado Springs that day.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:52:27 -0500

ERIE — All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

The Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport about 11:50 a.m., NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Sunday afternoon.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:22:53 -0500

Last December, when 18-year-old Andrew Hughes got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend, Katie Koller, 19, the couple experienced a rare burst of euphoria.

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:22:46 -0500

Nine-year-old Caden Murphy did his part to empty the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region shelter Saturday, walking out with an 18-month-old cat he named Calypso, or Caly for short.

"I just liked her coloring and she's really playful," Caden said.

Caly meowed softly from a cardboard box in the arms of Caden's mother.

"As soon as my son saw her, that was it," Vanessa Murphy said.

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Penrose Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 379, Penrose, CO 81240

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