Sunday, September 27, 2009


PARKER, CO: The Wildlife Experience and Project Sanctuary are teaming up to honor military families at Military Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 3rd followed by a reunion gala for the families that same evening.

Together the two organizations are inviting military families and their supporters from all over Colorado’s Front Range, including the Denver Metro Area and the Colorado Springs, to participate in Military Family Day. Military families will receive a 50 percent discount on general admission and movies, along with other discounts on merchandise, food and memberships.

The wildly successful Douglas County museum, has taken non-profit Project Sanctuary, under its wing by offering substantial discounts to military families and their supporters and donating its ballroom facility for a gala that evening. “It’s our nation’s military. They deserve every ounce of our support and The Wildlife Experience is very excited to partner with Project Sanctuary to offer this special day,” said Amber DeBerry, Senior Vice President of The Wildlife Experience.

“We are honored to be working with such a prestigious organization,” explains Heather Maxey, executive director of the Project Sanctuary. “The Wildlife Experience directly understands what it means to give back to the community.”

Visit or call 720-561-9193 to learn more

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Queen Anne Tea House - Canon City, CO

Company Profile submitted by Suzanne Trantow


While summer is on its way out and fall is on its way in, enjoy a short day trip to The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House (, for a Afternoon/Lunch Tea or a High/Dinner Tea that you won't forget.

Not just another tea house, this fine dining establishment in a historical 1889 Victorian house has many stories to tell. Al and Linda Ballard, a determined and energetic couple, came out of semi-retirement to fulfill a lifelong dream of Linda's purchasing the Victorian house in 2002. The Ballard's have renovated the house to its former glory and even added a 1,000 square foot wrap around veranda.

The first floor has four themed tea rooms, seating 30 people; the Victorian, the Roman, the English and the Old Country, as well as seating on the veranda, weather permitting. They have been awarded a perfect score by the health department since opening 12/10/07.

“All Teas” are served on fine china with cloth napkins and include freshly brewed tea, baked scones with devonshire cream.

AFTERNOON TEAS/lunches (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) include specialty sandwiches on croissants, muffellata’s, panini’s and quiches; finger foods, mini desserts and chocolates, $16.99 per person.

HIGH TEAS/five course dinners (6:00 p.m.) include soups, salads, main course to include steaks (organic choices available,) beef wellington, salmon, shrimp, chicken cordon blue, cornish hen; starch, vegetable and specialty desserts. Complimentary Glass of Champagne, Sparkling Martinelli’s, Wine, upon request, $27.99 to $43.99 per person.

In addition to serving elegant teas, they host special events like anniversaries, baby showers, birthdays, bridal luncheons, personal tributes, retirement parties, in a beautiful environment. The Queen Anne is Media Center equipped for celebrations, meetings, receptions. They offer Baking and Cooking classes, demonstrations on the third Saturday of each month at 2 P.M., cost is $30.00 per person and includes scones, devonshire, tea, recipes, tips, handouts. The September session will be “Tea tasting;” the October session “Cake Decorating” and November session “The Art of Pie Making,” with Linda Ballard.

The Cañon City Queen Anne is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Historical structure, Owner information, Tea memory photos can be found at

The Queen Anne is located at 813 Macon Avenue, Cañon City, CO., which is 1 block north of Main Street, 1 block west of 9th Street.

Reservations necessary, (719) 275-5354, phone or text; email:

If you prefer to stay overnight, there are several bed & breakfasts in the area. The Ballard's recommend the Florence Rose Bed & Breakfast or Jewel of the Canyons Bed & Breakfast. Please visit for more information.

A Taste of Trinidad - October 3, 2009

Cougar Canyon Hosts the 2nd Annual Taste of Trinidad, Saturday, October 3rd

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Gossage to Be on Hand

In only its second year, the Taste of Trinidad is quickly growing to be a “can’t miss” Southern Colorado outdoor event.

The highlight of this year’s festival is the celebrity guest appearance of Richard “Goose” Gossage, the nine-time Major League Baseball All-Star and recent Hall of Fame inductee. The Goose will be at the Taste of Trinidad to receive a key to the City of Trinidad from the city’s mayor, the Honorable Joe Reorda. Gossage will also be receiving an honorary lifetime golf membership from the event host, Cougar Canyon. The key ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m., and afterwards, Gossage will be available to meet festival-goers.

The Hall of Famer’s visit is one of the many happenings throughout the day. The Taste kicks-off with free hot air balloon rides beginning at 7:30 a.m. followed by the Taste of Trinidad 5K Run and Fun Walk on the streets of Cougar Canyon at 9:00 a.m. Beginning in the morning and continuing until 4:00 p.m., folks can enjoy the Taste of Trinidad itself, a food fair of more than a dozen of Trinidad’s favorite restaurants. Jay Cimino, the owner of the Phil Long Dealerships, the Taste of Trinidad’s Title Sponsor, will also be on hand to officially start the 5K Run and Fun Walk.

During the festival, kids will enjoy a huge play area complete with bounce rooms and other activities while parents can appreciate masterworks of art by Trinidad’s nationally-famous artists at the regional art exhibition hosted by the Trinidad Area Arts Council. The festival will have music all day long with a live broadcast from KCRT Radio and live country, rock, and bluegrass music from some of the area’s best bands.

All proceeds of the festival go to the Trinidad community Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports worthy causes and organizations in and around the Trinidad area.

To register for the 5K Run and Fun Walk, visit and click on the Taste of Trinidad logo on the home page or call (719) 846-0538 x114. Admission to the Taste of Trinidad is free for the balloon rides, kids’ area, live music, art exhibition and for the opportunity to meet Goose Gossage. To sample the best of the Taste of Trinidad, visitors can purchase tickets at the site; 1 ticket = $1 dollar, and tickets are redeemed at the food booths.

Event Calendar:

• 8:00 am:
o Hot air balloon rides begin
• 9:00 am:
o Taste of Trinidad 5K Run and Fun Walk
• 9:30 am:
o Balloon rides end
• 11:00 am:
o Official start of the Taste of Trinidad food festival. Some restaurant booths will be open to serve breakfast items prior to 11am
o Key to the City of Trinidad ceremony with Mayor Reorda and Goose Gossage
o Presentation of honorary Cougar Canyon golf membership to Goose Gossage
o Trinidad Area Arts Council art exhibition opening
• 1:00 pm:
o Live music performances
• 4:00 pm:
o Official end of the festival

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Better Business Bureau Alert - "Best of" Awards

From the Better Business Bureau

Recent emails notifying businesses that they have won prestigious awards from a national association appear to be part of a widespread scheme designed to get companies to pay for “vanity” awards and plaques.

The group behind the “awards” program is the U. S. Commerce Association of Washington, D. C. The association has been sending out news releases in recent months to businesses nationwide, telling them they have been selected as “outstanding local businesses” and offering them an opportunity to buy one or more awards to mark the honor.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) urges that area businesses exercise caution when dealing with this group or a related organization called the U. S. Local Business Association.

On its Web site, the U. S. Commerce Association says the award program was “created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and organizations in and around (targeted area named here).”

Other than the material on its Web site, there seems to be little publicly available about the U. S. Commerce Association. The site says its offices are in Washington, D. C., and a representative of the BBB that covers the area said that office has begun receiving inquiries about the association in the past several days. A recently updated BBB report says that the association’s Web site is a match to the Web site of an association with a similar name – U. S. Local Business Association. Both groups identify Ashley Carter as chair of the associations’ selection committees. And both groups report virtually identical award programs, the BBB says. The Washington, D. C. – area BBB office gives U. S. Local Business Association an “F” grade and warns that persons contacted about awards must be sure the recognition is not, “in fact, an attempt to obtain access to a company’s information or to elicit funds by an entity that may not be what it represents itself as being.”

An internet search of corporate records uncovered little additional information on the association. An email to the office (there is no phone number listed on its Web site) went unanswered.

In a link provided in its email to Joshu, the U. S. Commerce Association provides a list of several hundred award winners from 2008. Among the winners were a discount driving school in Maryland, a tattoo removal clinic in California, a bagpipe player in Arizona and a “laser tag family fun center” in Louisiana. Other award winners were in categories such as “astrologers,” “disc jockeys,” “tanning salons,” and “artificial waterfalls.”

The BBB offers several tips to avoid losing money in a “vanity award” program:

· Learn everything you can about who is giving the award. If it is coming from a mystery company, chances are it simply wants your money.

· If you didn’t apply for an award or the group cannot tell you how you were nominated, chances are the award is not legitimate.

· Most legitimate awards do not come with costs for the recipient. If there is a cost, scrutinize it even more closely.

· Ask specific questions about how your company or organization was chosen for an award and find out how many similar awards are given each year.

· Check BBB reliability reports at or by calling 509-455-4200 or 800-356-1007.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Magnum completes Hudson, CO Tire Landfill Purchase

Magnum Completes Acquisition of Hudson, Colorado Facility, One of the World's Largest Tire Landfills, and Perhaps Currently the Largest in the USA

HUDSON, Colo., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magnum D'Or Resources, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MDOR - News), a next generation rubber recycling solutions company, announces that the Hudson, Colorado Tire Landfill is now 100% owned by MDOR and will be operated by Magnum Recycling USA. The closing took place on August 25, 2009 at which time Magnum took ownership of all Assets associated with the facility. Colorado is home to 1/3 of all whole waste tires in the USA, consequently Magnum now owns 100% of one of the worlds largest tire landfills, and perhaps currently the largest in the USA. Satellite image of the new site can be viewed at:

Magnum's President and CEO Joseph Glusic stated, "This is a great day for Magnum and the State of Colorado. We plan on making this site a state of the art facility that should be a model for the rest of the country, if not the world, to demonstrate the ability to recycle waste products into useful and viable products that actually enhance people's lives. I am extremely excited about this acquisition which now guarantees the raw supply needs for our company for the foreseeable future. This is only the tip of the iceberg of things to come. Magnum is positioned to be a World Leader Rubber Recycler having next generation rubber recycling solutions for custom compounds, retread compounds, processing aids, advanced state-of-the-art equipment, and reactivated ambient/cryogenic rubber powders for the global market."

Magnum's new Hudson, Colorado facility is approximately 50 miles northeast of Denver, Colorado. The facility consists of 120 high grade commercially zoned land, buildings, equipment, and inventory in excess of 30,000,000+ tires (some officials state there are 3 times this amount). The facility is one of the largest tire landfills in the world and is situated close to major infrastructure and rail. Its central location is extremely well situated to accept and supply all of Magnum's current and future facility operations.

The Company has acquired all the following listed assets free and clear of all liens, liabilities, claims and interest other than certain permitted liens and assumed liabilities:

(a) all inventory, supplies, and raw materials;

(b) all equipment, machinery, vehicles, trailers, furniture, fixtures, computer equipment, spare parts, and tools;

(c) its land;

(d) all goodwill and other intangible assets associated with the business;

(e) all of the rights, titles and interest under the leases

(f) all of the rights, title and interest under the contracts

(g) to the extent assignable, all permits (including all approvals, authorizations, licenses, orders, registrations, certificates, variances, exemptions and other similar permits or rights), obtained from any governmental body, all pending applications therefore, and all reclamation bonds or financial assurances posted on account thereof;

(h) any rights under or pursuant to all warranties, representations and guarantees including those made by suppliers, manufacturers and contractors to the extent relating to products sold, or services provided, to the extent affecting any acquired assets, other than any warranties, representations and guarantees to the extent pertaining to any excluded assets;

(i) all rights or causes of action arising out of occurrence that take place after the Closing, and related to the acquired assets, and all rights to insurance and condemnation proceeds relating to the damage, destruction, taking or other impairment of the acquired assets which damage, destruction, taking or other impairment occurs after the date of the Agreement and on or prior to the closing; provided, however, all avoidance actions shall constitute excluded assets; and

(j) all books, records, ledgers, files, documents (including originally executed copies of written contracts), customer and supplier lists, correspondence, memoranda, forms, lists, documents relating to the intellectual property, advertising and promotional materials, studies, reports, sales and purchase correspondence, photographs, quality control records and procedures, equipment maintenance records, manuals and warranty information, research and development files, in each case, whether in hard copy or magnetic format and in each instance.

The real property being acquired is comprised of four parcels of approximately 120 acres located at 12311 WCR 41, Hudson, Colorado 80642, which is approximately 50 miles northeast of Denver. Physical assets being acquired include the specific items listed below:

Hudson Real Property: (120 acres in four (4) Parcels) in Weld County, Colorado:

Parcel 1: The N/2 of the S/2 of the E/2 of Section 32, T3N, R65W of the 6th P.M. in Weld County, Colorado comprising of approximately 40 acres.

Parcel 2: The S/2 of the S/2 of the E/2 of Section 32, T3N, T65W of the 6th P.M. in Weld County, Colorado comprising of approximately 40 acres.

Parcel 3: Lot B of Recorded Exemption No. 1213-32-4-RE1367 Recorded September 12, 1991 in Book 1311 as Reception No. 2263003 being part of the S/2 of N/2 SE/4 of Section 32, T3N, R65W of the 6th P.M. in Weld County, Colorado comprising of approximately 5 acres.

Parcel 4: Lot A of Recorded Exemption No. 1213-32-4-RE1367 Recorded September 12, 1991 in Book 1311 as Reception No. 2263003 being part of the S/2 of N/2 of SE/4 of Section 32, T3N, R65W of the 6th P.M. in Weld County, Colorado comprising of approximately 35 acres.

Hudson Scrap Tire Inventory:

The scrap tire inventory stored in approximately 63 open cells consists of approximately 350,000+ tons of passenger, semi-truck and off-the-road (OTR) tires that have been disposed of over the past 25+ years. The 120 acre property is currently approximately 65% covered with open cells of scrap tires.

Hudson Buildings:

1-125' X 125' Coverall-Steel Frame Warehouse Building & Gas/Electric
Utility Service
1-45' X 100' Steel Office/Shop Building & Gas/Electric Utility
1-20' X 40' 2-Car Steel Parking Garage & Electric Utility Service

Hudson Personal Property:

1-Continental Mobile Home 1-Homilite Mobile Home
1-Set of Commercial Truck Scales 1-2005 Dodge 2500 4x4 PU
1-2000 International 4700 Box Van 1-2000 International 4700 Box Van
1-1999 GMC Box Van 1-1998 Freightliner Truck
1-1998 Freightliner Truck 1-1994 John Deere 644C Front End
1-Fiat-Allis 845C Front End 1-John Deere 4020 Tractor
Loader w/Brush Hog
1-Galion Road Grader 1-Hotsy Steam Cleaner
1- 5 HP Air Compressor 1-Gas Powered Wheel Crusher
1- 300 Amp Lincoln Arc Welder 1- Gas Powered Wheel De-Rimmer
Various Shop tools and supplies

About: Magnum's proprietary "GREEN" technology provides a unique solution to all of the challenges in the disposal of stockpiles of scrap tires and rubber scrap. Magnum's 98,000+ sq. ft. facility is located in Magog (Quebec). Magnum currently holds over $130 Million USD in open contracts for the production of rubber nuggets and rubber buffing. Some of Magnum's Production:

Magnum/SRI are currently using their advanced technologies to produce next generation rubber recycling solutions for custom compounds, retread compounds, processing aids, advanced state-of-the-art equipment, and reactivated ambient/cryogenic rubber powders for the global market. Magnum/SRI tests are targeting premium applications that contain high grade properties. This will allow production of higher yielding compounds which will potentially create higher revenues and profits. This also includes maximizing cost savings for clients while producing high quality materials.

The reason why Magnum/SRI premium compounds are one of a kind is because they can be substituted in high specification compound applications without appreciable loss in properties or performance. Furthermore, the reason why our clients will prefer to use Magnum/SRI compounds is because they will be able to enjoy a substantial and meaningful reduction in raw material cost without compromising product performance and quality. In the competitive environment of rubber product manufacturing this is a major development having a direct impact on our customer's bottom line.

To visit SRI, view:

View Mangum/SRI Next Generation Custom Compound positive trials: or

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