Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Legal Nurse Consultant Course Offered

Nurses Can Enter Legal Field

As Expert Witnesses

Nurses can now become expert witnesses, a field previously dominated by physicians. Any nurse, regardless of education or specialty, interested in expanding their career options to be nurse expert witnesses will learn skills for this new career at a two-day legal nurse certification course in the Denver area September 11 & 12, offered by Jurex Center For Legal Nurse Consulting.

Elizabeth G. Rudolph, an attorney, nurse and legal nurse consultant, founded the company in 2006 to empower nurses and teach them to become expert witnesses. The two-day certification course, Be a Professional Legal Nurse Consultant, teaches nurses how to partner with attorneys to review medical records in medical-legal cases as well as how to market their skills to the legal community.

The live course will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Wildwood, 16475 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, 80011, from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 & 12. Nurses will receive their Professional Legal Nurse Consultant (PLNC) certification and fifteen continuing education contact hours from Jurex Center for Legal Nurse Consulting at the course, offering nurses greater career opportunities for just attending.

“Legal nurse consultants provide an invaluable service to the legal community,” Rudolph said. “This live course is designed to give nurses more choices and the tools they need to exercise those choices.”

Rudolph is a licensed attorney and registered nurse, with a Master’s Degree in Nursing and a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University. She speaks nationally on legal issues in nursing and legal nurse consulting.

The course is offered in four formats: Live Course, E-Course, Audio Course and Video Course. Each course can be completed in two days and covers the basics of starting a legal nurse consulting business plus a general primer on the law.

For more information or to register for this two-day live course, go to www.JurexNurse.com or call (901) 496-5447.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Colorado State Fair Parade Competition Results

The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce Presents another Colorado State Fair Parade with Style

(PUEBLO , CO) With the final entries making their way through downtown Pueblo for the 2010 Colorado State Fair parade early this afternoon, Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce President Rod Slyhoff announced that this year’s parade was one of quality. “The parade was full of great entries this year including 21 marching bands from across the state, 7 horse groups along with numerous floats,” said Slyhoff.

Nearly 40,000 people from across Colorado came to Pueblo to see the 128 entries in the parade. The Greater Pueblo Chamber sends out a special thanks to the 100 plus volunteers that helped to make this parade a success. The Chamber would also like to thank Pueblo Community College , CNM Productions for televising the 2010 Colorado State Fair Parade.

In addition, the Greater Pueblo Chamber would like to thank the hundreds of people who donated their time, goods and services in putting on the Parade including: A-1 Barricade & Sign, Inc., Boy Scouts of America, My Friend the Printer, Newsom Trucking, Pepsi Bottling Group, Pueblo Board of Water Works, Pueblo Community College, Pueblo Parks & Recreation, Pueblo Police Department, Standard Sales, U. S. Bank, Waste Management and Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team.

Colorado State Fair Parade 2010 Results


1st Place Spirit Leader Junior High/Middle School Heaton Middle School

1st Place Spirit Leader Senior High School Centennial High School

1st Place Pikes (Class 1A/2A, 3A & F) Trinidad High School

1st Place Pikes (Class 4A, 5A &E) Overland High School



2nd Place Trophy and a check for $150
Trinidad High School

1st Place Trophy and a check for $200
Roosevelt High School


1st Place Trophy and a check for $200
Pueblo West H.S.


3rd Place Trophy and a check for $125
Littleton H.S.

2nd Place Trophy and a check for $150
Legend H.S.

1st Place Trophy and a check for $200
Pride of Mesa Ridge H.S.


3rd Place Trophy and a check for $125
Gateway H.S.

2nd Place Trophy and a check for $150
Overland H.S.

1st Place Trophy and a check for $200
Thunder Ridge H.S.


2nd Place Trophy and a check for $150
Denver City Wide

1st Place Trophy and a check for $200
Pueblo Pride City


Outstanding Drum Major
Pueblo South H.S.

Host Band Award with a check for $1,000 is
Pueblo County H.S.

4th Place Trophy and a check for $100
Pueblo South H.S.

3rd Place Trophy and check for $200
Littleton H.S.

2nd Place Trophy and a check for $300
Legend H.S.

1st Place Trophy and a check for $500
Pride of Mesa Ridge H.S.

Saddle Club

1st place – Steel City Riding Club

2nd place – Vaquero Saddle Club

3rd place – West Pueblo Saddle Club

Custom Vehicles

1st place – Colorado State Patrol

Antique Vehicles

1st place – Front Range Power Association

2nd place – VMCCA Veterans Motor Club of America


1st place – City of Pueblo

Youth Floats

1st place – Sarah Shaw Dance Studio

2nd place – Jeannie’s Academy of Dance

- Rock-N-Robins

3rd place – Nogare’s Gymnastics & Cheer Academy

Civic/Community Floats

1st place – La Familia Granillo

2nd place – Union Avenue Historic District

3rd place – Pueblo Derby Devil Dollz

Commercial Floats

1st place – Express Scripts

2nd place – Environmental Hope

3rd place – Minnequa Medicenter

Pooper Scoopers

1st place – Lions Club

2nd place – Alpha Sigma Alpha

3rd place – Central High School Volleyball

Thursday, August 26, 2010


New night shows Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m., discounted admissions on family Friday nights and discounted admissions on Saturday nights with restaurant receipt

DENVER, Colo. — The beautiful Mystic Mermaids of Downtown Aquarium Denver have extended their stay due to popular demand! Performances will be every Monday through Thursday at noon along with Friday shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m and 7 p.m. and Sunday shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

On Labor Day, shows will be at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. After Labor Day, the show schedule will be every Monday through Thursday at noon. There are no shows scheduled in September during the week, however the Mystic Mermaids will be appearing at noon during the week for photo opportunities and meet and greets.

October performances continue every Monday through Thursday at noon; Fridays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Every Friday night, children’s admission is only $5. Every Saturday night, show your Downtown Aquarium restaurant receipt and enjoy discounted admission.

The Mystic Mermaids show is family-friendly and interactive. The performance is choreographed to under-the-sea themed music and also features a narrated, conservation-focused segment.

“We’re thrilled with the community’s response to our Mystic Mermaids shows,” said Scot Hulgan, Downtown Aquarium general manager. “They add a great family-friendly component to Downtown Aquarium and are extremely popular with visitors of all ages.”

In addition to enjoying the regular performances, guests can book opportunities to swim with the mermaids, schedule a mermaid birthday appearance, take photos with the mermaids, purchase autographed mermaid photos and register for mermaid swim camp. Mermaid-themed toys will also be available for purchase at the Gift Shop.

Regular admission is $15.99 for adults, $14.99 for seniors and $9.99 for children ages 3 to 11.

Downtown Aquarium is located at 700 Water Street. Please call (303) 561-4450 or visit www.aquariumrestaurants.com for more information.

"Vocal Trash" at the Colorado State Fair


August 27, 2010 -- High Octane Family Entertainment, with a “Green” push. International touring show, “Vocal Trash” will be performing at the Colorado State Fair August 31 through September 6, 2010 in Pueblo , Colorado . This unique performance group can be seen daily at the American Furniture Warehouse Amphitheater at 6pm and 9pm .

The Show: “STOMP” with vocals, uniquely recycled instruments and dance. Urban feel, Broadway appeal. The effect...Grand, the emotions...High, and the energy...Contagious.

Texas based Vocal Trash has been performing for audiences since 2001 from New York to Seattle , Las Vegas to Puerto Rico . Whether it be Madison Square Garden or The Venetian-Las Vegas, Vocal Trash continues to electrify young and old with their tight a cappella harmonies, industrial style drumming, and award winning break-dancing.

Vocal Trash has been recycling for over a decade and incorporating green into every show way before green was hip. Part street performers, part recycling gurus, these seven members make reuse fun for kids of all ages.


Steve Linder (817)538-2850

City to City Music is a management company offering Artist Management, Booking, and Promotion.


Colorado State Fair Parade

( PUEBLO , CO --- August 25, 2010) The Colorado State Fair Parade, “ Colorado Adventure & Excitement – Its All Fair Game,” put on annually by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, will take place August 28, 2010 at 10 a.m. This year the Chamber will honor Jack Quinn as the 2010 Parade Marshal. Jack Quinn spent 30 years on the Colorado State Fair Parade Committee, the majority of which he served as committee Chairman. (See bio below)

The parade will begin at the intersection of Union Avenue and Abriendo Avenue , continue down Union, turn right onto 1st Street , turn left on Main Street , continue up Main, and conclude at 8th and Main .

Staging for the parade will begin as early as 7am Saturday morning and will take place in the residential area from Abriendo Avenue up to Orman Avenue between Broadway Avenue and Quincy Street .

The Union Avenue Merchants will host their annual Pancake Breakfast at the Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S. Union, Saturday morning from 8-10am, adults pay $6.00 and children under 8 pay $3.00. All proceeds benefit the Union Avenue Historic District.


Jack Quinn

Pueblo community leader, Jack Quinn, was recently appointed to the Colorado State University-Pueblo President's Advisory Council.

Quinn has been involved in a variety of local agencies. He helped to found the Pueblo Boys and Girls Club and has done significant work with the Sister Cities Commission and the United Way . He also has served on the boards of First National Bank, the Greater Pueblo and Latino Chambers of Commerce, the Packard Foundation, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Neighborhood Housing Services, Pueblo Fair Housing Commission, Pueblo Community College Foundation and the Colorado Housing Finance Authority.

The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials selected Jack Quinn as the recipient of its 2006 M. Justin Herman Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and innovation in the housing and community development field.

Mr. Quinn recently retired from his position of Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Pueblo ( Colo. ), a position he held for nearly 35 years. During Mr. Quinn's long and successful tenure, he greatly increased Pueblo's affordable housing stock by saving several historic buildings from demolition and renovating them for apartments and developing single family housing using tax credits. Since the beginning of his tenure as Executive Director, the housing authority increased its inventory of housing assistance from 374 to more than 2,800.

Professionally, Mr. Quinn has served as president of Colorado NAHRO, Mountain Plains NAHRO, and National NAHRO, and has been involved with the Neighborhood Housing Services Organization, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, the Governor's State Wide Task Force on Housing, and the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association.

Monday, August 16, 2010

16th Annual Loaf ‘N Jug Chile and Frijoles Festival - Pueblo, CO

Community Volunteer Opportunities For Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival

(PUEBLO , CO --- August 16, 2010) The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce is in the process of recruiting volunteers to help with the 16th Annual Loaf ‘N Jug Chile and Frijoles Festival. Volunteers are needed to assist at the 12 entrance gates and other areas during the festival. A training and information session is scheduled for Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 5:00-5:30pm registration, 5:30-6:00pm information session. Complementary food and beverages will be provided.

The annual event will be held September 24, 25, and 26, 2010 from 1st Street to B Street on Union Ave. and on Grand from 1st to Santa Fe and D and C Street from Victoria to South Main . The festival draws over a 100,000 visitors and has over 150 vendors. The festival will feature 5 entertainment tents, Red and Green Chili and Salsa competition and a Jalapeno Eating competition. Free parking is available at Midtown Shopping Center and a free shuttle to the festival will be provided by Kaiser Permanente.

To RSVP for the Wednesday session or for more information contact Shawn Sandoval at the Chamber at 542-1704.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Christopher & Banks Corporation Announces New Store

Grand Opening CJ Banks Size 14 and More in Aspen Grove

Minneapolis, MN August 9, 2010 – Christopher & Banks Corporation is pleased to announce the August 13, 2010 Grand Opening of the newest CJ Banks store in Aspen Grove in Littleton, CO. The CJ Banks store will join its sister store Christopher & Banks at Aspen Grove.

CJ Banks provides exclusively designed collections (sizes 14W to 28W) that allow for easy wardrobe building and outfit selections, including accessories that can flawlessly move from work wear to casual weekend wear.

The CJ Banks design team is passionate about understanding the plus size customers’ body shape, providing her solutions, fits that flatter, as well as versatility and comfortable fashions that will meet her lifestyle needs while making her feel and look her best.

“CJ Banks understands and celebrates our customer’s needs and desires for casual, comfortable apparel at prices to please. We’re committed to delivering style every day and the special touches she will love”, says President and CEO Lorna Nagler.

About Christopher & Banks Corporation:
Christopher & Banks Corporation is a Minneapolis-based specialty retailer of women’s clothing. As of August 9, 2010, the Company operates 789 stores in 46 states consisting of 531 Christopher & Banks stores, 256 stores in its plus size clothing division CJ Banks and two dual-concept stores. The Company also operates the www.christopherandbanks.com and www.cjbanks.com e-commerce websites.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Press Release (WishOfALifetime.org)

Pueblo Seniors Donate Their Time to At-Risk Youth Through
Foster Grandparents Programs

WHAT: Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime (JBWOL) is hosting 89 senior citizens for lunch and a private performance of “Broadway Country” at the Damon Runyon Repertory Theatre. The seniors attending are being recognized by JBWOL because of their efforts in the Foster Grandparent Programs for Senior Inc. and Senior Resource Development Agency.

Seniors who volunteer for Foster Grandparent Programs make a positive multi-generational impact on the lives of at-risk children through their community outreach efforts. Many of the children served live in Colorado’s poorest rural communities and are in need of additional academic support due to learning and physical disabilities, language barriers, or neglect and abuse. In 2009, 49 Foster Grandparents from Seniors Inc. served 44,351 hours with 1,106 students in 45 classrooms.

WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 2010
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch at Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union Ave, Pueblo

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. “Broadway Country” performance, Damon Runyon Theatre, 611 North Main St., Pueblo

*Seniors will be available for interviews from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. during lunch or after the performance at the theatre.

WHERE: Two locations:
· Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 Union Ave, Pueblo
· Damon Runyon Theatre, 611 N Main St., Pueblo

WHO: 89 senior citizens from Senior Inc. and Senior Resource Development Agency

· Grandma Helen Smith has served the Las Animas Community as a foster grandparent volunteer since 2003. She volunteers at the Bent County Nursing Home and sits on the Board of Directors for the SAGE meal program. Grandma Helen has worked at Las Animas Elementary School in Las Animas, Colorado servicing students from kindergarten thru second grade. She has a warm smile and spark about her.

Several years ago, Grandma Helen struggled to recover from what was supposed to be a simple back surgery. She was placed in a nursing home as she was unable to care for herself. One day her nursing home room was filled with smiling little faces and little hands filled with cards wishing her a well. The children read to her during their visit as she had read to them so many times before. When it was time to leave the children would have it no other way but to have a hug from Grandma Helen.

Without a doubt it was a turning point in Grandma Helen’s recovery and made a difference in getting her back to school the following year. She has been there ever since. Grandma Helen celebrated her 80th birthday in June. Sharing in the celebration of a good life were many of the children from the school she serves.

WHY: Volunteers share their wisdom and expertise with at-risk students, resulting in long-term bonds. In addition, teachers receive invaluable classroom assistance from the senior citizens who give their time. In return for their service, a Foster Grandparents volunteer receives a stipend of $2.65 an hour, meals while on duty, mileage reimbursement, and monthly training. But with their limited incomes, it is rare for the volunteers to have a moment to dream beyond their daily needs.

Comment from Nina Schneider, La Veta School Teacher:
“I have known Mary Jo “Grandma Jo”, professionally for the past 4 years. She understands, communicates and shows genuine care for the children. Grandma Jo has an array if stories from her childhood full of wisdom that set an example of kindness and humbleness. She is firm but gentle, friendly and yet promotes respect. If a child needs guidance Grandma Jo is fair, thoughtful and finds opportunity for instilling a lesson,

Grandma Jo means a lot to the children. She is always cheerful and the children understand and find in her a very nurturing person they can rely on. She is indispensable for the Foster Grandparent program. I can attest to her character and value as a Foster Grandparent.”

About Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime
Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime (JBWOL) was established by two-time Olympic Skier, former NFL football player and Colorado native Jeremy Bloom. Bloom left competitive sports to launch the foundation in order to initiate a cultural change by enriching the lives of seniors in need. After founding the non-profit in living honor of his grandmother, Donna Wheeler, Bloom has granted wishes ranging from skydiving to fishing in the Rocky Mountains. For more information about Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime, please visit www.seniorwish.org.