Blackhawk Colorado may be a small town, there are only about one hundred people who live there and call it home. But one little known fact about the area is that it boasts more casinos than Atlantic City, a much bigger and better known gambling town than Blackhawk. When the town was losing citizens and having a hard time enticing people to live and work in such a small mountain town, the city council realized that they were going to have to close down due to lack of industry, or change the laws and ordinances that governed the town. They needed a strong industry that would create the revenue that the town needed and wasn’t able to get from the very small tax base that they had dealt with for many decades. The idea to allow casinos in the town limits was a bit of a contentious one, but it was eventually agreed upon and passed into law. Over the many years since that has happened, industry really has come to the mountains of Colorado. Once a very sleep dot on a small and winding highway heading west out of Denver, Blackhawk now boasts more casinos than Atlantic City, and several high rise hotels that offer all the same comforts and qualities that you would find if you were to visit a larger and more popular gaming and gambling town. Atlantic City may have the ocean as a draw, but Blackhawk has the incredible views of the Rocky Mountains out the back door, and the allure of an old mining town that still holds a lot of the charm that comes from those old buildings and city streets.

The casinos have brought a lot of the entertainment that was missing from town life as well, from the Central City Opera to all of the traveling theater companies that pass through town on a regular basis. There are several original bars that are still in operation from the original mining town daysblackhawk restaurants, and also new and trendy clubs and bars in the hotels that attract weekend vacationers from Denver as well as a high number of out of state travelers. The city council now collects the necessary revenues to keep the town moving forward and keep the bills paid, and that is certainly thanks to the 17 casinos that have been built up in the town limits. There are so many more jobs than were available before, from the restaurants and hotels to the casinos themselves, everyone is always hiring to keep up with the influx of vacationers and other travelers who pass through to see the gambling town in the height of the rocky mountains. There does not seem to be any slowing down, and soon there may be many more than the 17 casinos here, since they are all small and in the original mining town buildings, there is definitely room for a few more to crop up on the main highway. As the hotels are building rooms, the casinos are expanding and the restaurants are growing.

 

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Melissa

When I was growing up, I used to really like to visit my mom at her dental office.  It was really cool to walk around and see all of the doctors doing work and the patients getting their teeth cleaned.  That still hasn’t changed for me, although I do miss having my mom clean my teeth.  Nevertheless, one of the things that I have learned is that I will be forever comparing all of my future dental escapades with those that I experienced growing up.  It will be a sort of with mom and after mom timeframe.  I just hope that everything that happens in the future does not pertain to cavities or oral surgery.  It is not that I have a fear of oral surgery, but rather I think that most healthy mouths should not require it.  My biggest thought is that the best way to go about getting the surgery would be to make sure that all future visits to the dentist are positive ones and as a result, the surgery would be more preventative than anything else.  That does not less the fact that I think I am doing pretty well.

dental careMy fear of oral surgery has more do to with the fact that it means that I am not doing as good of a job as I can.  Teeth are a fickle thing and each persons’s teeth are different.  The same goes for people’s temperatures and bodies.  There is no normal and that is why my friend can run at least a mile each day and I will be wrecking my knees if I try to go two in a row. The best way for me to address this is by focusing on what I can do best.  In the dental sense, this means that if I continue to floss and brush my teeth with some sort of regularity, there is a good chance, that I will be able to be successful in the future by avoiding having to get dental surgery.  In my mind, this means that through brushing and flossing, relatively easy practices, I will be able to avoid having to go searching for dentures.  I am sure that there are affordable dentures out there, but that does not mean that they are going to be easy to use and convenient.  No, there are probably some that are better than real teen, but those dental implants could be outrageously expensive.  That is why, anything that you can do to avoid having to get dentures, the better.  I am familiar with what I am able to do to get better teeth and even improve the teeth that I have now.  One of those things would be to buy one of those great electronic tooth brushes that vibrates and brushes, so that you get into the little cracks in your teeth in addition to the outside of them.  That is what my dental hygienist recommended that I get at least.  I am considering it because I think it could be worth it down the road.

When it’s time to go, it’s time to go. That’s one of the sayings that I use a lot when I’m trying to establish a sense of urgency. But, like anything that is said too much over the course of time, it loses emphasis each time it’s muttered. I found myself saying that to my sales team when it was crunch time and by now, it didn’t mean a thing. I got the saying from my father, he seemed to always be saying it when standing by the open door of the garage, waiting for the last of us to pile into the car when we were going somewhere. I can’t say that I can remember any of his other sayings, but I can remember a lot of other stuff that he taught me. One thing he taught me, and I’ll never forget, is how to work hard and not make excuses. This has served me well whether I was digging ditches or cashing in on SEO leadsSEO leads. I was a jack of all trades and was good with my hands, but when I finally grew up and let a woman make an honest man out of me, I needed to start thinking about a career. I knew she wanted kids and although I was indifferent about the matter, I knew that I’d need to find a way to support the little parasites. I guess that I couldn’t be careless and worry-free forever. I ended up by chance, getting an entry-level sales job at a farm equipment and parts company, and that was the beginning.

Now, I managed a sales team for a company that provided heavy machinery for government, contract jobs. The only companies that own a lot of heavy machinery are companies like mine who ship the machinery all over the world. The lead generation service and software that I just purchased was killing it too, so I needed to hire and train another couple guys. We started to slow down more than expected with the recent economic downturn, so I took a chance and decided to go with a new live leads company to attract us more potential customers. It was nice being involved in an industry that people needed all over the world but sometimes, it’s harder to find us than it should be. That’s what we’re trying to fix, we just hired an SEO company to put together an internet marketing campaign for us to increase our presence in general. Before I got this job, I worked for an SEO company while I was looking for something in my pay grade. I learned a lot about how they work and in fact, was the person who pitched the idea of hiring an SEO company to the boss. He had apparently heard of it before but no one ever sat down with him and made him understand the obvious value. Well, I did and now I’m on a gravy train with biscuit wheel because the boss thinks I’m some kind of genius.

Caber Harmon

I have to admit it, I am one of those people that finds themselves fixed to the TV after innocently turning the channel to see what is on TLC. Or is it the History Channel? It doesn’t matter because as soon as I find myself watching either Pawn Stars to the self storage auction show, I can’t turn myself away.  Each show has the ability to suck you in and leaves you wanting more and more and more. What they are able to do is find a great mixture between suspense and your ability to judge the value of the items before you actually find out their worth  It is also kind of cool because there are also snippets of history within each episode.

There was one recent episode of Storage Wars that I watched and they were finding all sorts of antique furniture.  The cool thing with the furniture was that it was made in the 18th Century.  All of the sudden, I was able to learn quite a bit about the 18th Century in America.  I have to imagine that that show brought a whole new understanding to everything that is going on with the self storage units.

self storageSelf storage has been around for a very long time in the United States.  It has functioned as a way for people to get access to storage that they would not have previously had at their homes.  This is particularly pertinent for people that live in cities.  It is very difficult for someone to get a shed or a storage locker in the city and so the storage units off a great chance for people to keep some of their valuables without having to store them at their homes.  I know that I would have purchased a storage unit many times if my current place did not have a place to store stuff in the garage.  I guess that it also matters that I do not own a number of things that you would usually find in a garage.  The other thing is that not having room to store anything means that I either have to find a creative place to keep it or I have to get rid of it.  There is no room for me to be keeping things that I do not need.  I even just bought a vacuum and I am having trouble figuring out where I am going to be able to keep it.  I just don’t have any closets.  Nevertheless, that is exactly why storage units are so cool.  You can keep just about anything in there.  In many of the episodes, people are just finding old tax records and papers.  People just want to be able to keep stuff and instead of trying to keep the stuff they just put it in a storage rental and forget about it.  Lots of times they actually do forget about it and that is why the locker shows up on the show for auction and plundering.

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Jon

Have you ever wondered what real people have to say about Urgent Care? Here is a great review I found online that really gets to the heart of what Urgent Care Extra Litchfield is all about:
Urgent Care Extra Litchfield medical center is completely and utterly dedicated and committed to making sure that the people in this Arizona town, as well as surrounding areas, are getting the medical care and attention that they need. It is extremely important to the people that work at the Litchfield Urgent Care Extra medical center that they are helping people feel better when they are sick and heal people who have injured or hurt themselves
There are so many wonderful aspects of the Urgent Care Extra Litchfield medical center that you would be hard pressed to not find a reason to go here if you are sick or ill or injured and cannot afford or want to go to an emergency room and/or cannot get an appointment with your primary care or family doctor. It is also important to take into consideration the fact that not every single person in the state of Arizona or in the city of Litchfield has a primary care physician that they can rely on to call when they or a member of their family is ill or is not feeling well or has injured or hurt themselves.
A lot of people just do not have a regular doctor and this fact makes the work that the people at the urgent care centers, like the Urgent Care Extra in Litchfield, Arizona, so much more important than it already is. The jobs of the people at these medical urgent care centers are ones that are so important not just to individuals and families who are sick or injured but really to the community and the city and the state of Arizona as a whole. All of the Urgent Care Extra medical centers that are located and scattered throughout the state of Arizona as well as the rest of the country are places that are very important and that are doing a great job when it comes to helping people who are ill or injured and who need help right away but are not able to or willing to go to an expensive emergency room to get the care that they need.
Wow, what a powerful review that was. If you have ever visited Urgent Care Extra Litchfield then you know how true this review really is. You may be one of the people who does not have a primary care physician and relies on Urgent Care for all of your medical needs. You would also know that they go out of their way to make prescription medication easily accessible and affordable. There is nothing worse than going to a doctor that charges an outrageous amount of money, spends 5 minutes with you to diagnose you and then loads you on medication that is crazy overly priced. This will never happen at Urgent Care Extra Litchfield. You can be sure that you are receiving the best care out there!

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Hannah Savage