Penrose Chamber of Commerce

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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. 

Pikes Peak Motor Co.

Susan Hilderbrand

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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, 23 Oct 2014 00:34:13 -0500

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that rocked the building with the boom of gunfire and forced lawmakers to barricade themselves in meeting rooms.

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The Broncos could sit back and reflect on Peyton Manning's touchdown passing record, or his jaw-dropping 157.2 rating.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:57:07 -0500

Community Holiday OutreachNine local Fremont County food banks have joined forces to once again offer the annual Community Holiday outreach.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:26:28 -0500

The flawed, preening and flighty characters who populate director Alejandro G. Iñárritu's soaring and dark comedy "Birdman" are surely not to everybody's liking.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:56:16 -0500

The mental health evaluation results were not completed Wednesday for a 33-year-old man suspected of stabbing a man at a local convenience store.

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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Penrose Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 379, Penrose, CO 81240

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