Department of Revenue offering sales tax classes

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering free training seminars about state sales tax issues.

The classes are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110 in Lakewood and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at 4420 Austin Bluffs in Colorado Springs.

Participants will learn about sales tax licenses, how to collect sales tax, distinguishing sales and use tax and available electronic services.

Training materials are provided and no pre-registration is necessary.

For more information on this or any other tax seminar offered by the department, visit

Inventors group hosting monthly meeting

The Rocky Mountain Inventor’s Association is hosting its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Penrose Library Adult Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

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The public is welcome, and there is no charge for first-time attendees.

For more information, call Harold Wilcox at 222-5460.

Start Your Own Business SCORE workshops for 2006

SCORE, Service Corps of Retired Executives, has announced the schedule for its free workshop, “Should You Start Your Own Business,” for the first half of 2006. All workshops are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and registration is not necessary.

  • Feb. 6: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • Feb. 27: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • March 20: East Library, Community Room
  • April 4: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • April 25: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room

The workshop will include information about how to access and evaluate your business ideas, how to assess your risks and management skills while setting realistic expectations, funding realities for a start up, marketing considerations – such as demand, customers and competition, the business plan – describing your business, the marketing plan, the financial plan and why you need one, and how SCORE counselors can help with the process.

For more information, call the SCORE office at 636-3074.

DOW hosting wildlife viewing-skills workshop

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting a wildlife viewing-skills workshop, Wildlife Watch, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne CaÑon Road.

The cost is $15 per person/household.

The workshop is designed for adults and children age 10 and older.

For more information or to register, call 227-5207 or visit

Library hosting business, legal programs

The Pikes Peak Library District is hosting the following programs in January:

Minding Your Business: Learn about business resources available at the library by attending a free tour at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 14 and 26 at the Penrose Library. Registration is not necessary. Call 531-6333, ext. 2308, for more information.

Westlaw Class for Attorneys: This free class at 5 p.m. Jan. 19 will give lawyers information about how to use Westlaw, an online legal database available at the Penrose Library. Lawyers will learn to research cases, statutes and treatises. Participants will receive a free continuing legal education credit. Registration is required. Call 531-333, ext. 2309.

Snow shoe essentials, winter photography clinic on tap

The Catamount Institute and REI are presenting the Snow Shoe Essentials and Winter Photography Clinic from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at the REI store, 1376 E. Woodmen Road.

Participants will learn the basics of snow shoeing and gear selection, as well as how to take nature photographs during the winter months.

A snow shoe hike and photo safari /winter ecology outing are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Catamount Institute’s mountain campus.

The cost of the two-session class is $20 for institute and REI members and $25 for non-members. To register, call 471-0910 ext. 105 or send an e-mail

State offering wage withholding class

The Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about wage withholding tax from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, in Lakewood.

The seminar will include information about federal and state wage withholding regulations, forms instruction, Department of Labor requirements and unemployment insurance issues.

Training materials are provided and continuing professional education credits are available. Space is limited and reservations are required via e-mail.

Send full name, date of session, e-mail address and phone number to

For more information, visit

Ent hosting seminars next month

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminars in February:

Planning for the Future: Trusts, Investments and Insurance – 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 9, 4545 Galley Road. Register at or call 550-6095.

Online Bill Pay – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13, 7250 Campus Drive. Seating is limited. Register at or call 550-6095.

Getting Your Affairs in Order: Wills and Other Important Documents Everyone Needs – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, 4545 Galley Road. Register at or call 550-6095.

First-Time Home Buyers – 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 25, 4545 Galley Road. Register at or call 550-6998.