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Chamber Business After Hours
Workforce Center Helping Showcase Jobs
Broncos 7K in Woodland Park
Vote Today and Everyday for the Wolves
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is Open Year Round
Diesel Technology and CDL Training Offered by Discover Goodwill
Nominate a Small Business
Check Out the Big Sale at Big O Tire
Protect Your Cells with Juce Plus+
Ask Pennica About Long Term Care Insurance
Get the Word Out with the Ute Coutnry News
Are You Throwing Money Down the Drain?
Hospital Receives Top Marks
Save the Date for the Cork & Keg Microbrew & Wine Tasting
Traditional Irish Dancers at the Library
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Country Lodge
UPS Offers 30% Off
Woodland Park Professional Building
Family Resource Center Offers Parents As Teachers Program
It's Tax Season - Kelley & Chulick Can Help
Grapevine Deadline
Thank You to Our 2017
Leadership Council


PBS Trust

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Keller Williams BAH
Woodland Park
Job Fair Season is Near

Click HERE to pre-register today for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center Woodland Park Job Fair on April 25 (DATE CORRECTION)
Click HERE to pre-register for the Job Fair Readiness Workshop March 21.

Job Fair
Boncos Above the Clouds

The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center has been nominated as one of the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice Safari Parks.  But they need your help to win.

People have four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. Vote for the CWWC once per day until polls close 10 am Monday, March 27.
Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center
Click HERE DAILY to vote for the
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Voting ends Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:59 am EDT and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT, then later on USA TODAY.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is open year round

fossil beds During the month of March, the Monument is open every day of the week from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (March 1 - 11), 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (March 12 - Memorial Day).  Here are some other activities taking place during the month:

Friday, March 24
Night Sky Program
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM.  Join park staff and members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society to gaze at the dark skies above Florissant Fossil Beds in search of planets, galaxies, nebulas, and more. Meet at the visitor center.   

Saturday, March 25
Picturesque Poems: A Hike and a Haiku

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM.
Join Volunteer Interpretive Park Ranger Steven Veatch for a unique program combining poetry and nature.  The program will begin in the visitor center with a short program on poetry writing techniques. Participants will then explore the Monument on a nature hike (less than 1 mile) where they will experience the Monument and collect "picturesque" words for a writer's notebook.  The program will explore language and learn how poetry is connected to our everyday lives.  Participants will make and compose original three-line haiku poems using word collections. This is a chance to immerse yourself in a natural setting and release the boundless energy of creativity that is inside you in a fun and supportive setting.

There are no additional fees for any park programs beyond the daily entrance fee. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument offers 15 miles of beautiful, yet lesser known, hiking trails to explore, a free Junior Ranger Program, two short self-guided trails, a park video and museum exhibits, and bookstore. 

Click HERE for additional information, or please call (719) 748-3253, or visit
on Facebook at /FlorissantNPS.
Discover Goodwill
small biz week
Big O Tires
Protect Your Cells
Juice Plus

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 2 men will develop cancer and 1 in 3 women.  It is proven time and again how critical fruits and vegetables are in our diets.  I don't know about you but I see this in the news every week.  The good news is Juice PLUS+ provides these critical phytonutrients for us which help protect our cells.  Phytonutrients which are only found in plants.  Juice PLUS+ is affordable health insurance backed by research.  It's never too late to start over with good nutrition!
Call Karen at 719-686-0142 for more information.  Learn how kids (4 and older) get Juice PLUS+ free for four years.  Visit for documented research.
Pennica Financial Group
Ute Country News Offers Ways to Get the Word Out
Easter, Passover, Earth Day, and Tax Day all happen in April.  What do YOU have going on in April through May 4 that you want our readers to know about? 
Let us help you get your word out.  Press releases, short stories, and ad size are due to the Ute Country News by Monday, March 20 by 5 p.m. and Out & About, Critter Corner, and final approval on all ads are due Wednesday, March 22 by 5 p.m.
Do you need help designing an ad or wondering if your piece of interest fits?  Email us at or call 719-686-7393; we're happy to help!
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Pikes Peak Regional Hospital Receives Top Marks On Patient Surveys for Nurse/Patient Communications Pikes Peak Regional Hospital
Pikes Peak Regional Hospital has been recognized as one of five Colorado hospitals which received top marks on HCAHPS surveys in the category of nurse communication.  The information was released by Becker's Hospital Review, a leading source of business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders.

At least 87 percent of patients PPRH responded on their surveys that nurses always communicated well. In Colorado, the average score in this category mirrors the national average of 80 percent.

CEO Kim Monjesky offered her congratulations saying this ranking for nurse communication is a testimony to the hospital's outstanding nursing team whose goal is to always provide excellent patient care. She added that nurse communication is one of a number of important indicators our entire staff works on, day in and day out, to assure our patients receive the highest quality care.

Below is the list of the top five Colorado hospitals.
  1. Pikes Peak Regional Hospital (Woodland Park) - 87 percent
  2. Yampa Valley Medical Center (Steamboat Springs) - 85 percent
  3. Animas Surgical Hospital (Durango) - 85 percent
  4. East Morgan County Hospital (Brush) - 85 percent
  5. Aspen Valley Hospital - 85 percent

Congratulations PPRH Team.  Great Work! 
Save the Date for Cork & Keg
Microbrew & Wine Tasting - April 7th
hosted by Banana Belt Liquors
beer and wine
Get your tickets at Banana Belt Liquors.
Event benefits the Antler Arch Project.
Irish Dancers
Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Country Lodge

We will be serving Zach's Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Pub! Yum!  Enjoy live entertainment this coming week with the following local

Country Lodge Friday
, March 17th - Mark Edens, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, March 18th - Karaoke, 7-11pm
Wednesday, March 22nd - Rich Currier, 6pm-9pm
Thursday, March 23rd - 6 String Dave, 6pm-9pm
Saturday night is "Star in the Bar" during Karaoke! Every time you sing, we put your name in the hat for a Lodge Pub Gift Certificate.
Did you know we have Happy Hour everyday, from 3-5 pm! Get $1.00 off beer, wine and well drinks!
Visit our website,, to see our weekly local entertainment schedule.
When you're at the Country Lodge Pub, enjoy a delicious dinner while listening to our amazingly talented local entertainers! Dinner is served in the Pub from 4pm to 8pm on weekdays, and 4pm to 9pm on weekends.
Specials are served daily, including smoked salmon and smoked ribs every Friday and Saturday night, right here at the Woodland Country Lodge, located at 723 US Hwy 24 W, Woodland Park, Colorado 80863.
For more info please call (719) 687-6277. We hope to see you there!
The UPS Store
Professional Building
Community Partnership
Tax Season Kelley _ Chulick
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