Monday, August 29, 2011

Why is Bill Keller's communion comment offensive?

I need some help wit this one. Outgoing NY Times Editor Bill Keller said the following in a reCent article.: “If a candidate for president said he believed that space aliens dwell among us, would that affect your willingness to vote for him? Personally, I might not disqualify him out of hand ... But I would certainly want to ask a few questions. Like, where does he get his information? Does he talk to the aliens? Do they have an economic plan? Yet when it comes to the religious beliefs of our would-be presidents, we are a little squeamish about probing too aggressively… I grew up believing that a priest could turn a bread wafer into the actual flesh of Christ.” — Outgoing NY Times editor Bill Keller

A lot of folks on the news are decrying this as an attack on Christianity. I'm not familiar with Mr. Keller or his politics, but I don't see what's offensive about this statement.

If you believe the communion wafer becomes the flesh of Christ, why would you be offended that someone pointed it out? If Keller got it wrong, correct him and point out his ignorance. If the whole question makes you uncomfortable, maybe you're really not sure what you believe.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stolen Property Alert


PPWFC Trailer Stolen from Parking Lot

August 24, 2011, Colorado Springs, CO – The Pikes Peak Workforce Center trailer used to transport equipment to and from its satellite offices was stolen from the PPWFC parking lot at 2306 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 last night.

PPWFC is asking the public to be on the lookout for the missing trailer:

o 2005 Haulmark Trailer
o 7 X 14 feet
o White with PPWFC logo painted on each side
o Plate number CO 529JDE

The trailer was used to help job seekers and the unemployed and is, in essence, community property.

Anyone with any information about the trailer should contact the Colorado Springs Police Department at 444.7000.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Troops overseas duped into bogus baubles - BBB Alert

from the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado

Gems aren’t all they are cut out to be

Your Better Business Bureau has learned that military personnel from Colorado Springs
stationed in Afghanistan are being duped into purchasing fake gems stones, with the promise of being able to sell them for a profit when they return stateside.

Janice Zerbe, owner of Zerbe’s Jewelers in Colorado Springs, has seen several of these fake stones when members of the military have come to her store recently to sell the “gems.” Unfortunately, the majority of the stones are fake, and even those that are authentic are not cut correctly, or are downright unattractive.

We are urging people who have family members stationed overseas, specifically in
Afghanistan, to alert their spouses of the scam and refuse to purchase gem stones from
un-known sources.

Monday, August 15, 2011

KKTV Fall Job Fair, Colorado Springs, Sept 15, 2011


PPWFC Fall Job Fair
Colorado Springs, CO (PPWFC)– The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is seeking employers who have open positions or plan to hire in the next month or two to participate in its Fall Job Fair.

WHO: Employers in the Pikes Peak region who have open positions or plan to hire in the next month or two.

WHAT: PPWFC Fall Job Fair sponsored by KKTV 11 News.

WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Mr. Biggs Entertainment Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

WHY: Employers can find the best people for their open positions, accept resumes, and interview on the spot in one place, at one time.

HOW: There is no charge for booth space, however, a $50 donation to Care and Share Food Bank or $50 worth of non-perishable food items for Care and Share is encouraged. To reserve a booth, please contact Duke at 719.667.3839 or


The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services. More information about the Pikes Peak Workforce Center can be found online at

What Do You Know about Small Business Financials? Take this Quiz and Find Out.

Press Release

Published author and small business financial expert Ruth King offers these realities about small business owners’ understanding of the financial segment of their company:

1. Most people start businesses to satisfy a need with their product or service – not to become financially savvy (unless they are a CPA or bookkeeper).

2. Most small business owners don’t pay attention to their financial statements until they start having cash flow problems.

3. Most small business owners don’t understand that cash isn’t profits. You need both profits and cash to be successful.

Take the quiz on the bottom of the home page of to you’re your small business financial aptitude.

“If you discover that you’ve flunked the quiz, you’re in good company. Most small business owners don’t grasp their financial statements at first. It takes taking a painful bookkeeping class, spending thousands of dollars of a CPA’s time to explain it to you, or an on-line class such as found at,” said King, CEO and chief evangelist of this website.

King has written financial applications for the iPhone, iPad, and Android as well as written Keeping Score: Financial Management for Entrepreneurs (FREE to anyone who sends her an-email) and The Ugly Truth about Small Business, a USA Best Books for Entrepreneurship award winner. For more information call 770-729-8000.

The Great Food Truck Race

Congratulations to Her Story Cafe in being nominated to compete for a spot on the Food Networks "Great Food Truck Race" season 3.

Here's the scoop from Channel 5 News.

You can cast up to 10 votes per day by internet or via text.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival 2011, August 13, 14, Manitou Springs

From Red Energy PR

August 13th and 14th, 2011 from 1pm to 6pm

This year is the 9th annual Craft Lager Festival, held in Manitou Springs, Memorial Park.

This years festival is much bigger with even more to sample!

The Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival is an outdoor, two-day event and continues to grow each year. You'll enjoy great music, food and beer for MOST ages. Over the years, 18,000 people from all over the United States and Canada have included the Festival in their summer plans.

This year you'll not only taste the finest lagers from all over the country, Gluten Free Beer will also be onsite.

We hope to continue to enhance your experience at our event & believe that you'll enjoy sampling our many new additions this year!

For more information:

Better Business Bureau Fraud Alert

Watch Out for False Promises from

BBB cautions consumers to watch out for a website that is falsely charging for BBB
complaint resolution services. is charging consumers an
upfront fee of $1500 to $2000 for assistance in collecting money owed from
businesses only to forward consumers’ complaints to BBB. told one consumer that in order to help him collect money
owed from a business he needed to pay 30 percent of the amount due. The site
requested half of the 30 percent upfront, which the consumer, unfortunately, paid.
After receiving the fee, asked the consumer to provide the
details of the dispute so the site could determine whether to handle the “case.”

Afterwards, the consumer received an information packet that included an envelope
addressed to the BBB. told the consumer that they would
recover his money within 90 days. It’s now been 90 days and the consumer has been
trying to contact to no avail.

Your BBB is reminding all consumers that its services are free. Consumers never have
to pay a third party in order to receive help from BBB. To file a complaint against a
business, please fill out BBB’s online form or contact your local BBB at

Pro Cycling Comes to Colorado Springs, August 22, 2011

from the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau

Witness the world's best cyclists battle it out for bragging rights in the majestic Rocky Mountains. Set against Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge start is sure to be epic. With riders released at one-minute intervals, they will descend out of Garden of the Gods at an incredibly fast pace, reaching speeds of up to 50 miles per hour or more. Be sure to catch the action on August 22 in Colorado Springs.

For more information on the race visit: