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Estes Industries was founded in 1958 in Denver, Colorado. Vern Estes developed a machine that mass-produced solid propellant model rocket engines.

This invention gave people a consistent and reliable way to launch model rockets. Later, the company branched out into the mass production of balsa nose cones and adapters for model rockets. Estes® began selling model rockets by mail in 1960.

The company was moved in 1961 to a 77-acre tract of land on the outskirts of Penrose, Colorado. Rapid growth followed and soon Penrose became known as the “Model Rocket Capital of the World”. Estes Industries has grown to be the leading manufacturer of model rocket kits, engines and accessories in the world. COX® joined the Estes family of products in 1996.

For over 50 years, COX has been the choice of millions of families getting started in model airplane flying. COX products are designed for first time users who want the best start to a flying adventure and for more advanced fliers. Experience the magic of flying with COX Free Flying, Control Line or Radio Control aircraft. In January 2010, the Estes-Cox Corporation was purchased by Hobbico, a 100% Employee-Owned Corporation based in Champaign, Illinois, and will continue operations in Penrose, Colorado. Industry leaders in their fields, Estes and COX will continue to turn kids and adults on to flight with innovative new products that will go FASTER, FURTHER AND HIGHER.




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Penrose VFW Pumpkin Carving- Saturday, October 25th 1-4 pm
The Penrose VFW will have a pumpkin carving Saturday, October 24th 1 pm to 4 pm. Everyone is welcome!! Pumpkins will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult located at 405 Broadway in Penrose. For more information call 372-3872. 

Penrose Park Community Clean-Up BBQ & Bonfire
Penrose Park Community Lean-Up, BBQ & Bonfire at the Park (4th & Grant) Sunday, Oct. 26th. Clean-Up: 2-5 pm.  Hot Dogs & Refreshments at 5 pm. 

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

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:31:17 -0500

One of the nation's most-watched U.S. Senate races is headed for a photo finish, as the final Denver Post poll in the 2014 election shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and Republican rival Cory Gardner are essentially tied.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:30:45 -0500

Once-charmed Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is fighting for his political life as the final Denver Post poll in the governor's race shows him tied with Republican rival Bob Beauprez.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:27:02 -0500

A lawsuit accuses a Denver attorney of having illicit relationships with law clients, filming sexual liaisons in his office and going so far as marrying some of them in a polygamist union

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:21:24 -0500

An employee at a day care in Montrose has been accused of child abuse after giving a sleep aid to 35 young children earlier this month, police say.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:50:42 -0500

It's pretty simple. If the ninth-ranked Tigers beat the second-ranked Thunder, the Tigers will host a home playoff.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:02:43 -0500

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton urged Democrats to ignore polls showing their party is unlikely to retain control of the U.S. Senate, telling a suburban Denver crowd Monday to resist cynicism and redouble their efforts to get out the vote.

Clinton said midterm elections in a president's second term are dominated by appeals to vent frustration at the president by voting out others in his party.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:45:53 -0500

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say two people whose bodies were found in a Castle Rock home died as a result of a murder-suicide.

The Douglas County Coroner's Office has ruled 23-year-old Kacey Kay Heberlein's death a homicide and 26-year-old Donald Christopher Bankert's death a suicide.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:00:45 -0500

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Judge sets new trial date for James Holmes in Colorado theater shootings.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:05:04 -0500

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Researchers at Colorado State University have been picked to help develop a vaccine to prevent people from being infected by Ebola.

The university said Monday that its Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Academic Resource Center has been awarded a $2 million Department of Defense contract for the work.

Center director Dennis Pierro says researchers will not use a live virus in their work.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:06:55 -0500

YUMA, Colo. (AP) — In Colorado's close Senate race, Republican Cory Gardner is facing questions about immigration policy that are shaped by life in his hometown.

Like the rest of the state, the town of Yuma has been transformed by an influx of Latin American immigrants.

They've opened businesses, they work in the fields and hog farms, and they go to public school.

These newcomers have been welcomed, but they've also been received with suspicion by some.

Gardner — a two-term congressman running against Democratic Sen.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:47:46 -0500

DENVER (AP) — Sen Mark Udall on Saturday called for a flight ban on all people being monitored by exposure to the Ebola virus.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:02:03 -0500

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Senate candidates struggled to pin the other down on energy policy and reproductive rights Wednesday in their fifth and final debate.

Neither Democratic Sen.

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