Penrose Chamber of Commerce

The Gateway to Fremont County






The Penrose Chamber of Commerce board has chosen VFW Post 2788 in Penrose for the July 2014 Business of the Month.


VFW Post 2788 in Penrose Wounded Warriors will be leading the parade in Florence on July 4th. Around 3 pm, they will have a pig picking. Everything is by donation, there is no fee for the meal. At 6 pm, they will have the drawing for the rifle.

The schedule of events are as follows:


Tuesday & Thursday: Texas Hold Em- there is no fee, they do give prizes for overall winners.

Wednesday: Line Dancing Lessons

Friday: Karaoke by Greg Moody 8-12 pm

Saturday: 8 pm-1 am (summer months) Live Band  9 pm-1 am (winter months)









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Florence Pioneer Museum Benefit
 Florence Pioneer Museum Benefit- Tour de Coal Towns   6-10 mile Leisurely Bike Ride & Poker Run.  Registration- 8:30, Start- 9:30 at the Museum, End at Pioneer Park, $15 a rider, $5 age 12 & under with an Adult Rider.  September 6, 2014. For information, call 520-403-5204. 

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

Penrose Senior Citizen's Club August Menu

August 12- Breaded Chicken Breast, Scalloped Potatoes, Veggie, & Bread

August 14- Chicken with Scalloped Potatoes & a Veggie

August 19- Turkey & Cheese Subs, Chips, & a Salad

August 21- Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie, & Bread

August 26- Fried Fish, Home Fries, Cole Slaw, & Bread

August 28- Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie, & Bread

Milk available upon request



2015 Calendar Contest- Penrose Community Library
Theme: "Penrose Proud" entries must be in by August 31, 2014. You may enter 2 photos (B&W or color) digital only please. For contest rules & questions, call Jean at 372-6017 ext.2. Submit entries to

Apple Day Parade Application


Sponsored by Penrose Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 379  Penrose, CO 81240

Theme: “Red, White, & Blue Apple Pies”

Dear Friends and Participants of Apple Day,


The Penrose Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to enter the 79th Apple Day Parade on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. Please complete this entry form and return to the Penrose Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 379, Penrose, CO 81240. Entry Forms must be received NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 22nd for participation in the parade. There is a $10.00 entry fee; these funds will go for awards granted to parade participants. . For safety reasons, No items may be thrown (candy, toys or etc.) from a parade entry, or handed out along parade route.


Awards to include, - 1st place Pre-Parade $75.00, 2nd place Pre-Parade $50.00, 3rd place Pre-Parade $25.00    Main Parade: - 1st place floats $75.00, 1st place bands $75.00, Best in Parade $75.00.


Maps, line‑up positions, location and schedule of events will be made available to you the morning of the parade. The parade will proceed down Broadway starting at Illinois and ending at Elm. Line‑up will begin at 9:00 am. - 10:15. Pre-Parade will begin at 10:30 and the Main Parade will begin at 11:00.


Horses and horseback riders are permitted; however, PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE ($1 million) MUST BE PROVIDED with the Entry Form.  Please call the Chamber at 372‑3994 with any questions you may have regarding Penrose Apple Day. Our theme for this year is “Red, White, & Blue Apple Pies.”                                                                                         

We look forward to seeing you on this fun‑filled day of festivities and celebration in the Penrose Community.


Cut below on the line and return to the Chamber to be received no later than Sept. 22nd


Entry Name: _______________________________________________________________________________


How you would like to be announced in the Parade_________________________________________________


Address: _________________________________________________________________________________


Contact Person: ____________________________________________________________________________


Contact numbers: Home_________________________Work_______________________Fax_______________


Type of entry: and how many


 Children’s Float____________ Community Float____________  Automobile____________


 Marching unit_____________  Equine (proof of insurance)____________  General entry____________


___________Entry fee

___________Liability Insurance for horses enclosed ($1 million)

___________We are sorry we cannot make it this year; please invite us again next year


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!

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:55:15 -0500

A three-point underdog, Colorado State overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half Friday night and dominated the final 21 minutes to earn a 31-17 victory over Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Showdown.

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:47:06 -0500

For the better part of the past two years, the Fremont County Commissioners have fielded complaints from Penrose area residents about management issues with the Penrose Park and Recreation District.

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:46:01 -0500

A Long-time TraditionAccording to the archives at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, the first barber shop to operate at 628 ½ Main St.

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:45:43 -0500

Construction has begun on the new 2,820 square-foot student commons at the Pueblo Community College Fremont Campus.

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:35:55 -0500

Mercy Today Ministries is gearing up to resume offering free weekly lunches to the community at its new location beginning Tuesday.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:53:13 -0500

Retail always follows rooftops, so the saying goes. But during the Great Recession, that pursuit got sidetracked as some retailers delayed expansion plans.

Now that the economy has improved, retailers are adding locations, which means that new centers are being built and partially developed ones are getting back on track and starting to fill up.

"Remember, we've gone though a down economy," said Mark Useman, a retail specialist with Colorado Springs Commercial, a local brokerage.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:58:34 -0500

Storms moving across the state have prompted a string of advisories in the Pikes Peak region Monday.

A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect until 10 p.m.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:18:40 -0500

The National Park Service on Monday is waiving entrance fees at parks nationwide in celebration of its 98th year.

Colorado has 13 of the nation's 401 national parks, including the iconic Rocky Mountain National Park in Larimer County and Mesa Verde National Park in Montezuma County.

Roughly 5.4 million people visited the state's national parks in 2013, spending over $300 million, according to the service.

Colorado's border states also have dozens of parks.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:32:27 -0500

It's been four months since the Black Forest Fire Protection District board members eliminated part-time paid staffing at Fire Station 2.

The move and the status of the station have been a point of contention for current and former board members and residents since the move was announced in an April meeting before the board elections.

Cutting staff was one of several budget adjustments set in motion when the district's controversial investigation into Fire Chief Bob Harvey exceeded its budget and forced board members to compensate by shuffling around funds.

The move angered residents and resulted in two complaints of suspected malfeasance being filed with the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:01:38 -0500

DENVER — Stronger, healthier, feistier than ever.

Peyton Manning capped a spunky week by getting the first disciplinary penalty of his storied career Saturday night when he was whistled for taunting in the Denver Broncos' 18-17 preseason loss to the Houston Texans.

Manning was mad after D.J. Swearinger hit slot receiver Wes Welker in the face on a tackle.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:17:53 -0500

Race getting wet weather it had avoided

VAIL - After three years of mostly dry conditions, the USA Pro Challenge has been plagued by precipitation over the past week.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:01 -0500

Less than 24 hours after closure, a passenger drop-off area at Denver International Airport has reopened.

Level 6 on the east side of the Jeppesen Terminal closed late Friday night to finish concrete work that would link the elevated roadway to the passenger drop off areas.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:52:07 -0500

DENVER — A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.

Defense attorneys for 48-year-old Richard Kirk suggested during a preliminary hearing that he was so impaired by the pot that he may not have intended to kill his wife.

But Judge Elizabeth Starrs said there was enough evidence for a trial on a charge of first-degree murder because Kirk showed he had the wherewithal to remember the code to a locked gun safe and press the weapon to his wife's head nearly 13 minutes into her call with the 911 dispatcher.

"That's more than enough evidence to establish probable cause," Starrs said.

The ruling came after more than two hours of testimony from Denver police Detective Troy Bisgard, who drew no conclusions about whether the candy Kirk bought at one of Colorado's pot shops had influenced his erratic behavior on the night of the April shooting.

He said the only substance found in Kirk's blood was THC, marijuana's intoxicating chemical.

The detective said the victim, 44-year-old Kristine Kirk, told dispatchers her husband was so impaired after eating the "Karma Kandy Orange Ginger" that he was crawling through a bedroom window and cutting his legs on broken glass.

He also testified that Kristine Kirk was covered by a $340,000 life insurance policy and that the couple's marital and financial problems were escalating.

The April 14 shooting stoked concerns about the effects of the largely unmonitored marijuana snacks, which have become increasingly popular since the state legalized recreational pot shops this year.

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 03:01:54 -0500

DENVER (AP) — Colorado oil and gas regulators are expected to dismiss a lawsuit against the city of Longmont for its vote against hydraulic fracturing.

The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission is expected to vote in a closed-door session Thursday to grant Gov.

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