Browser Compatibility  

In building the website, I tested the pages with a number of browsers, including:

IE 6, 7, and 8. I do not recommend IE 6, and generally, IE 7 and IE 8 were OK. I will be testing with IE 9 soon, but I don't expect any significant issues.

Mozilla Firefox 3.6x and 4.x. All seemed to be OK. I will test Firefox 5 soon.

Google Chrome 11.x and 12.x. All seemed to be OK.

Opera 10.x and 11.x. Some minor issues, including dropdown menus may sometimes be obsured by page content.

Safari 5.x. Basically OK, although dropdown menus may sometimes be obsured by page content.

All the tests were done on Windows 7, Windows XP, and when possible, Windows 2000.

Screen resolutions were 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024.

I would encourage you to update your browser,  if not to the latest version, at least no more than one back. This website is built with technologies that reflect current standards in web development, and it defeats the purpose if you continue to use browsers that don't support things like CSS 2/3, XML, or other modern web technologies. Although there are some who fear new technology because it might "break" their computer, a browser isn't a dangerous application. Web developers moving forward, increasing their websites' capabilitues and visual appeal, and are just going to drop support for older browsers. When you try and go to a website that features new technology, you will be out of luck.

2017: Focusing on Penrose
Spencer Penrose (1865-1939) achieved fabulous wealth from mining development with his business partner, Charles L. Tutt. With no descendants from Penrose Busttheir marriage, Spencer and his wife, Julie, gifted their legacy to the community of Colorado Springs. Black's Law Dictionary describes "legacy" as a gift or bequest by will of personal property. With the establishment of the El Pomar Foundation, their fortune continues to thrive with millions of dollars contributed to Colorado non-profit organizations and projects under the care and astute supervision of Tutt family descendants and trustees.
The Penrose legacy, developments, and involvements in the community take many forms. They include the Broadmoor Resort Hotel and attractions, the El Pomar Foundation and Conference Center, highways built up PikesShrine of the Sun Peak and Cheyenne Mountain, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, Mount Manitou Incline, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb automobile race, Norris-Penrose Event Center and Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, Penrose Heritage Museum, Penrose House, Penrose Library, Penrose Hospital, Penrose School, the town of Penrose, and others. You get the idea. Julie Penrose was also a philanthropist who supported the arts, education, medical facilities, and Catholic charities. All of this was accomplished while the Penroses lived a full life of travel, hospitality, culture, and humor. Mistakes were made and choices were selective, but the result was a community embellished by many gifts bestowed upon it from the Penrose legacy.
As the 2017 calendar pages turn, new events fill the months ahead. This year, I will be showcasing and sharing the story of Spencer Penrose at several events.
Hope you can join us!
Best wishes for a great year,
Joyce and Don Lohse
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