• Plans To Extend Program Created To Help HomelessPlans To Extend Program Created To Help Homeless

    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock spoke on Tuesday about the success of the Denver Day Works program. (credit: CBS) It provides the homeless community with jobs like changing the lights from florescent to LED at the city’s library. That project will save the city about $500,000 a year. (credit: CBS) Officials say aside from that, the program helps participants make changes in their lives — something the participants agree on. “It’s benefited me. It’s gotten me back to work. It’s found me a good job that pays well that I can survive on, pay my bills, and start a new chapter on my life and hopefully make things better,” said Scott McIntosh. Scott McIntosh (credit: CBS) Hancock says they have a plan to extend the program which has helped at least 100 people get jobs since it launched in 2016. LINK: Denver Day Works Program

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  • Big warm-up this week before snow this weekendBig warm-up this week before snow this weekend

    Temperatures started out very cold across eastern Colorado this morning. Denver International Airport recorded -4°, one of the coldest mornings of the season so far. Sunshine helped warm our temperatures into the 30s this afternoon. Tonight will stay calm and clear on the Front Range with overnight lows dropping into the teens. Temperatures will warm up each day through Friday. Afternoon highs will be in the low 50s on Wednesday and will reach the low 60s on Thursday and Friday with dry conditions each day. Temperatures on Thursday and Friday will be close to record highs. The record to beat on Thursday is 65° set in 1920 and is 68° set in 1986 on Friday. Upper level temperatures showing warm air over the west and cold air to the northeast on Thursday High temperatures will fall to the 30s by Saturday as our next storm system moves in. Snow will start in the mountains Saturday afternoon and will reach the Front Range by late Saturday and into Sunday. This storm system could bring big travel impacts, especially in the mountains where 6-12 inches of snow are possible. It is also possible to see a few inches of snow on the Front Range but this storm system is still far away so changes are possible. ECMWF snowfall forecast for Sunday morning Check back with us for details on this weekend's storm as it gets closer.   Check interactive radar and zoom in to where you are. Plus, check the radar anytime with the Pinpoint Weather App for iPhone and Android. Pinpoint Weather Meteorologists Dave Fraser, Greg Dutra, Jessica Lebel, Matt Makens, and Chris Tomer. Pinpoint Weather has been independently certified as Colorado's Most Accurate Forecast by WeatheRate. We're tracking weather today on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News - and when conditions are bad we send out the Weather Beast.

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  • Switzerland bans boiling lobsters aliveSwitzerland bans boiling lobsters alive

    Lobsters are a delicious delicacy loved by coastal dwellers across the world — but is boiling them alive inhumane? In a new law, the Swiss government has banned the common culinary practice of throwing the crustaceans into boiling water while they are still conscious. The move is a response to studies that suggest lobsters are sentient with advanced nervous systems that may feel pain. From March 2018, lobsters being prepared in Switzerland will need to be knocked out before they’re put to death, or killed instantly. They’ll also get other protections while in transit. Lobster laws “Live crustaceans, including the lobster, may no longer be transported on ice or in ice water. Aquatic species must always be kept in their natural environment,” says the new law, according to Swiss Info. “Crustaceans must now be stunned before they are killed,” The new edict comes in the wake of a recent Italian law that decreed lobsters can’t be kept on ice in restaurant kitchens. Switzerland’s decision is applauded by Professor Robert Elwood, emeritus professor in ecology, evolution, behaviour and environmental economics at Queens University, Belfast. Elwood has conducted a series of experiments that suggest crustaceans are sentient and that boiling them alive is inhumane. “With the data we know, it is highly likely that the animal will be in pain,” he says. “We give protection to birds and mammals, currently we give very little protection to decapod crustaceans — lobsters and crabs — and the question comes, why is there this difference?” First step Elwood’s studies suggest crustaceans will make serious life and death decisions when exposed to pain. In experiments, hermit crabs were quick to abandon a shell if it was exposed to a large electric shock. “They are really giving up a very valuable resource that means life to them, essentially, in order to escape from the noxious stimulus,” explains Elwood. The scientist says he is pleased governments are considering this data and making changes accordingly. “It’s a positive move, the Swiss are looking at a potential problem and trying to deal with it,” he says. But for Elwood, this is only the first step in addressing this issue. “I don’t know how many lobsters are boiled in Switzerland per year, but it’s probably quite a small amount compared with the billions upon billions of crustaceans that are used each year in the human food chain,” he says. Humane solutions The new law doesn’t mean taking lobster off the menu. There are methods of killing them which are considered more humane — and which Swiss chefs might now adopt. “With an experienced chef, using a large, sharp knife, thrust into the right place into the head of the lobster and then cutting down along the midway — that should kill the lobster very quickly and effectively — and is probably the most humane way in a small operation,” suggests Elwood. Elwood also pinpoints a device called the Crustastun, which destroys the lobster’s nervous system. Elwood hopes to discourage the practice of not only boiling but also dismembering while the animal is alive. “I would question the use of that in a modern society,” he says. Time will tell whether other countries will follow Switzerland’s example.

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  • Grocery Stores Prepare To Transition To Full-Strength BeerGrocery Stores Prepare To Transition To Full-Strength Beer

    DENVER (CBS4)– The Department of Revenue is working on how grocery stores in Colorado will transition to selling full-strength beer. Next year, gas stations and grocery stores will be able to sell full-strength beer instead of the 3.2 beer that is currently on shelves. (credit: CBS) The law was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in June 2016 which allowed grocery store chains to phase in liquor sales over the next 20 years at 20 locations per company. Grocers will have to pay a premium for their liquor licenses. Grocery stores that have nearby liquor stores within a 1,500 foot radius will have to buy out the liquor stores’ liquor licenses in order to put the booze on grocery store shelves. All grocery stores will be able to get liquor licenses by 2037.

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  • Fight Over Proposed Recycling Center Gets Tangled In CourtFight Over Proposed Recycling Center Gets Tangled In Court

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The fight over a proposed recycling center in Douglas County heads back to court. The Town of Parker sued the county last month to stop the project near South Chambers Road and Grasslands Drive. People who live near the proposed site worry about the smell, rats and noise coming from the facility. (credit: CBS) The waste and recycling company owner says the fully enclosed facility would be unlike any other facility currently in Colorado. On Tuesday, the owner filed a motion to try and get the lawsuit dismissed because they say Parker has no right to stop the project.

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  • White House Doctor: ‘No Concerns’ About Trump’s Cognitive AbilityWhite House Doctor: ‘No Concerns’ About Trump’s Cognitive Ability

    (CNN) — President Donald Trump asked the White House doctor to perform a cognitive exam during his physical last week, despite the doctor’s determination that such testing wasn’t necessary. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability,” Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday. He said the testing was conducted at the President’s wishes, and the results were normal. Ahead of the exam, the White House said that tests for mental acuity would not be included. The question arose after a week of speculation about Trump’s mental fitness for office, spurred by the publication of a damaging book that suggested Trump’s own aides worry about his stability. Later, Trump attempted to clarify matters by tweeting he was a “very stable genius.” Jackson told reporters Trump scored 30/30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which according to its website is a “cognitive screening test designed to assist Health Professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.” You can check out the full test here. There is a 10 minute time limit on the test. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) The doctor deemed Trump in “excellent health” last Friday and provided details of the President’s medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday. Trump weighs 239 pounds, the White House physician said on Tuesday. Standing at 6 feet 3 inches, Trump falls just within the “overweight” range on the body mass index. Trump and his doctor discussed his diet and exercise during last week’s physical and set a goal of losing 10-15 pounds. “He would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates,” Jackson told reporters at the White House. Jackson said Trump’s resting heart rate was 68 and blood pressure was 122/74. The President himself decided what to make public, in accordance with medical privacy rules. He’s been unwilling in the past to disclose information that candidates and presidents typically reveal, such as his tax returns. But during the 2016 campaign he did authorize his personal doctor to release some medical information. Dr. Harold Bornstein’s summary included Trump’s height (6 feet 3 inches) and weight (236 pounds), cholesterol (HDL 63, LDL 94, triglycerides 61), blood pressure (116/70), blood sugar (99) and normal results from liver, thyroid, heart and colon exams. He also said Trump took Crestor, a cholesterol lowering statin; a low dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; antibiotics to treat skin rosacea; and Propecia for baldness. Jackson performed the yearly physical Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. On Friday evening, the White House released a statement from Jackson — who also performed President Barack Obama’s last presidential physical — that indicated the exam went “exceptionally well” and described Trump’s health as “excellent.” Past presidential physicals have also included lifestyle details like diet and exercise routines. Trump isn’t known to exercise beyond short walks, and he uses a cart when he plays golf. His diet isn’t known to have changed from the high-calorie dishes he has favored in the past: well-done steak with ketchup, meatloaf, hamburgers, vanilla ice cream, salads with blue cheese dressing and chocolate cake. He does, however, avoid tobacco and alcohol. (The-CNN-Wire & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.)

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  • What Are Sweet Leaf's MMJ Patients Supposed to Do Without Caregivers?What Are Sweet Leaf's MMJ Patients Supposed to Do Without Caregivers?

    Most of the coverage on the Sweet Leaf investigation has focused on those arrested and the dispensary chain itself. But what about Sweet Leaf's medical marijuana patients?

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  • New traffic signals going in at 3 Denver metro intersectionsNew traffic signals going in at 3 Denver metro intersections

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation is resuming a project to replace traffic signals at three intersections in the metro area. The project resumes Tuesday, after being temporarily shut down. Crews will work at the intersections of Interstate 70 and Chambers Road, Interstate 25 and County Line Road, and CO-75 and Coal Mine Avenue. Drivers should expect right-lane closures and lane shifts during the project. There will be some work done in the nighttime hours and temporary traffic stops when crews remove and replace the mast arms. Normal working hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. In some cases the hours will be extended, and may change due to weather. The project includes removing the existing traffic signals at the intersections and installing new ones, as well as upgrading signing and striping, curb ramps, and storm drain outlet protection in these areas. It is a $1.1 million project. It is expected to be completed by late spring.

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  • VA Hospital In Aurora To Open In AugustVA Hospital In Aurora To Open In August

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– The Department of Veterans Affairs says the the VA Hospital in Aurora will open in August. Congressman Mike Coffman, a Republican representing Aurora, tweeted an update on the hospital’s progress. Just got notification from the @DeptVetAffairs that they plan to open the #VAHospital in #Aurora on 8/11/18. Stay tuned for tomorrow's oversight hearing. #CO06 — Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) January 16, 2018 The construction of the hospital has gone through its share of troubles, including being more than being $1 billion over budget and a delayed opening.

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  • Brandon Marshall On Vikings-Eagles NFC ChampionshipBrandon Marshall On Vikings-Eagles NFC Championship

    By Matt Citak What a weekend of excitement in the NFC Divisional Round. First the Eagles put on a defensive show, limiting the Falcons to just 10 points en route to an upset win over Atlanta. Then the following day in Minnesota, we saw four lead changes in the final three minutes of the game, which ended with the “Minneapolis Miracle” and the Vikings booking themselves a trip to Philadelphia for the NFC Championship. In what will go down as one of the craziest games in NFL Postseason history, the Minnesota Vikings have made it back to the NFC Championship for the first time since the 2009 season, thanks to a last-second, 61-yard touchdown catch from Stefon Diggs. The miraculous season continues for Case Keenum and the Vikings, as the journeyman quarterback completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 318 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Minnesota’s 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints. However Minnesota couldn’t get much going on the ground, as Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon combined to carry the ball 27 times for just 84 yards (3.1 yards per carry). The Vikings ranked seventh in the league with 122.3 rushing yards per game during the regular season, and will once again have their hands full on Sunday, as Philadelphia finished the year with the NFL’s top-ranked rushing defense, allowing just 79.2 rushing yards per game. The Eagles may have the league’s top rushing defense, but the Vikings defense is quite impressive in its own right. Minnesota’s defense ended the regular season ranked first in the NFL in total yards allowed (275.9) and points allowed per game (15.8), while finishing second in both passing yards allowed (192.4) and rushing yards allowed per game (83.6). The Saints had some success moving the ball against the Vikings defense on Sunday, as New Orleans gained 358 total yards on the day. But 278 of those yards came from the arm of future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. Minnesota did a tremendous job of limiting the running back pair of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, as the league’s best rushing duo combined for just 68 yards on 21 carries (3.2 yards per carry). The Eagles run game had been one of the best throughout the regular season, but Philadelphia’s drop in quarterback play from Carson Wentz to Nick Foles has had an affect on their rushing attack. The Philadelphia Eagles rode the superb play of their defense to a 15-10 upset win over the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons, who averaged 364.8 total yards per game during the regular season, were able to muster just 281 total yards of offense against Philadelphia’s defense. The Eagles were able to hold Matt Ryan in check, limiting last year’s league MVP to 210 yards and one touchdown on a 61.1 completion percentage. Philadelphia also did a good job of getting pressure on Ryan, finishing the game with three sacks and 11 QB hits. Atlanta did find some success running the ball against the NFL’s top rush defense, as Tevin Coleman was able to take 10 carries for 79 yards. However starting running back Devonta Freeman was completely shut down in Philadelphia, gaining only seven yards on 10 carries. Things won’t get any easier for Philadelphia this weekend, as the Vikings ranked within the top 11 in the NFL in total yards (356.9), passing yards (234.6), rushing yards (122.3), and points per game (23.9) during the regular season. While most believe this game will come down to the performance of the two defenses, the Eagles will need their offense to carry some of the load on Sunday. Philadelphia had one of the most successful rushing attacks throughout the regular season, averaging 132.2 rushing yards per game. But that was not the case in the Divisional Round against the Falcons. Running backs Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, and Corey Clement combined to carry the ball 25 times for just 78 yards (3.1 yards per carry) last weekend, as the running game was shut down in the most crucial of moments. Atlanta dared Nick Foles to beat them with his arm, and luckily for Philadelphia, the 28-year-old quarterback came through. Foles completed 76.7 percent of his passes for 246 yards against Atlanta’s solid pass defense, helping move the Eagles up and down the field to get them in scoring position. Philadelphia will need Foles to limit his mistakes against the Vikings, who will be looking to take advantage of any bad decision the quarterback makes on Sunday, if the Eagles want to win their second consecutive game as the underdog at home. INSIDE THE NFL guest analyst Brandon Marshall weighed in on this weekend’s NFC Championship game between the Vikings and Eagles. Marshall, along with Ray Lewis, Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and James Brown break down this and other NFL storylines all season long each Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime’s Inside The NFL. Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles – 6:40 PM ET Sunday CBS Local Sports: Atlanta had mixed results running the ball against the Eagles last weekend- Tevin Coleman found a lot of running room, while Devonta Freeman was completely shut down. How will the Vikings be able to establish the run game against Philadelphia’s top-ranked run defense? Brandon Marshall: The thing that makes the Vikings offense special is the offense [itself]. It’s not their passing attack or running game [specifically]- it’s all interconnected. It all works together. The passing plays look like running plays, and the running plays look like passing plays. A lot of teams will run an action pass, but they set up that play by using a running play that looks like that to get the defenders to step up to the line of scrimmage. [This is done] in order to get the space behind the linebackers and even the secondary at times. The thing that makes the Vikings offense special is the offense, and how everything looks the same. CBS Local Sports: Minnesota allowed Drew Brees to throw for almost 300 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. How will the Vikings defense limit Nick Foles, who completed 76.7 percent of his passes for 246 yards against the Falcons? Brandon Marshall: That’s Drew Brees. One thing that we know is that Drew Brees throws it all over the field. Coach Payton and the Saints are not afraid to do that, and everyone knows that. Brees is special. This weekend is a totally different scheme and totally different ballgame. It will be a challenge for the Eagles to find holes in Minnesota’s defense. They run a lot of zone. They even play man-to-man. It’s going to be important for them to figure out what Minnesota’s doing pre-snap. If Nick Foles can do that, he’ll have a good chance of finding some holes. But it will be extremely hard [against the Vikings defense]. Credit: Abbie Parr/Getty Images CBS Local Sports: How can the Eagles defense slow down Case Keenum and this Minnesota offense that seems to be firing on all cylinders? Brandon Marshall: The game is not going to be won on the offensive side of the ball. It’s going to be a defensive battle [with two of the NFL’s best defenses]. Case Keenum, when he’s called on, makes some huge plays. He’s done it all year. But it shouldn’t be difficult for the Eagles to put a great game plan together to slow him down. CBS Local Sports: With the Eagles looking for their second consecutive upset win at home and the Vikings coming off the “Minneapolis Miracle,” does either team have an edge in momentum leading up to this NFC Championship showdown? Brandon Marshall: Not in momentum, but Philadelphia definitely has the edge [overall] because they have the home field advantage. They’re home, and [Lincoln Financial Field] is probably one of the most difficult places to play in the National Football League. Matt Citak is a producer for CBS Local Sports and a proud Vanderbilt alum. Follow him on Twitter or send comments to mcitak@cbs.com.

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  • Xcel Energy gets 'unprecedented' number of power supply bidsXcel Energy gets 'unprecedented' number of power supply bids

    Xcel Energy is seeking energy supplies to meet the future demands of Colorado customers.

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  • ‘Stranger Things’ star poses with teen for hilarious senior photos‘Stranger Things’ star poses with teen for hilarious senior photos

    NEWMAN, Calif – A California high school student is in the running for most epic senior photos of all time thanks to a star from the Netflix show "Stranger Things." Damaris Fregoso told KTXL it all began with a late night tweet she never thought would be answered. "I was about to hop in the shower and then I was like, 'Let me look through my phone,' and then I said, 'Let me tweet him,'" she said. That 1 a.m. tweet made a simple request to "Stranger Things" star David Harbour: "how many retweets for you take my senior photos with me." The response from Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper on the show, calling for 25,000 retweets, came quickly. 25k. And I get to wear the school sweatshirt and hold a trombone. https://t.co/xPNEE681J4 — David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) October 29, 2017 "And then I realized it was my own tweet and once I saw that I started shaking really bad," Fregoso said. "I could not control my shaking. And I thought, 'Is this real? Like, what the heck?'" The goal was reached in less than a day, leading to Fregoso and Harbour meeting last week in Los Angeles. "It felt so unreal. I couldn’t believe that my favorite character was standing right in front of me," Fregoso said. "It was crazy. I like to say the word 'weird,' but it’s not weird because weird sounds not good, but it’s weird, but crazy, like a good weird." Or maybe "strange" would have been better? While she still can’t find the words, Fregoso now has the most talked about senior photographs of the year. In them, Harbour holds a trombone and reps an Orestimba High School sweatshirt, as promised, which he kept. senior photos '18 -bunny ears-trombone-pompoms and -smiles pic.twitter.com/8Nccv5adK1 — damaris ◟̽◞̽ (@postydamaris) January 13, 2018 Fregoso says the outpouring of support for her photographs online has been amazing, though she is still getting used to being in the limelight. "It just seems so unreal. I don't believe it," she said. "I'm still normal me, you know? And a whole bunch of people were talking about me and I was just like, 'Whoa.'" Fregoso hopes the photographs with Harbour can lead to more opportunities, but for now, the Orestimba High School basketball player is glad she sent that tweet. "Take your shot, you know, because you never know," the 17-year-old said. "It’s just crazy to think that if you catch somebody at the right moment, things change. Shoot your shot and hopefully you make the shot." Fregoso made it and has the photographs to prove it.

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  • Frontier, Volaris announce agreement to expand services internationallyFrontier, Volaris announce agreement to expand services internationally

    Frontier Airlines has reached an agreement with Mexican airline Volaris to offer a first-of-its-kind code-share partnership in which customers can book flights on one airline through the other — a move that is expected to reduce the headaches of a number of customers flying between the United States and Mexico. Code-share agreements are common between larger airlines, especially those in international alliances, but the partnership between two ultra-low-cost carriers makes this deal unique. Leaders…

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  • Two Airlines Look To Team Up To Provide More Options For PassengersTwo Airlines Look To Team Up To Provide More Options For Passengers

    DENVER (CBS4) – Frontier and Volaris Airlines hope to join forces to offer more low cost flights to passengers. The two companies announced a codeshare agreement on Tuesday which would allow both carriers to sell tickets and connect itineraries on each others network. The move would open up new options to Mexico out of Denver. Frontier already flies to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun. Volaries offers service to Mexico City and Guadalajara from Denver. The agreement needs to be approved in both the U.S. and Mexico. MORE: Frontier’s Codeshare Announcement

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  • Woman, 5 Dogs Escape Burning Home On Frigid NightWoman, 5 Dogs Escape Burning Home On Frigid Night

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman and her five dogs escaped their burning home on Monday night in Boulder County. (credit: Boulder County Sheriff) Firefighters from three departments responded to the home on Cougar Drive. They say they had a hard time fighting the flames because of single digit temperatures and a steep, ice-covered driveway. The fire spread to some nearby trees, but fortunately no other structures were affected. Details about how much damage the house sustained has not been released. County officials say the woman was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. It’s not clear how the dogs are doing. Investigators have not released a cause of the fire.

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  • Marshmello Will Return to Red Rocks This YearMarshmello Will Return to Red Rocks This Year

    Go here for updates on concert announcements and more sent to your inbox. Everyone who was there certainly remembers getting toasted on the rocks by Marshmello in 2017. Well, the word’s out that he will be doing it again this year, and back at Red Rocks. In a video posted today on Facebook, the electronic artist announced the extension of his MELLOVILLE tour which included a feature by Will Ferrell joking that he’s been Marshmello all along. Marshmello @ Red Rocks. Photo by Alden Bonecutter (@Alden.Co) The concert will take place on June 3. No information has been released on openers just yet, but last year Marshmello teamed up with PRXZM, Sikdope, Slushii and Jai Wolf. That said, we expect to see another stacked lineup of electronic artists opening for Marshmello in 2018. Marshmello recently made headlines by making GQ’s worst dressed of 2017 list as well as releasing a single with the late Lil Peep. He also recently collaborated with Khalid and will also be playing the X Games at the end of the month in Aspen. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. and will be available here. 

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  • Second Home Kitchen + Bar Closed and Was Immediately Replaced by “Social Fare”Second Home Kitchen + Bar Closed and Was Immediately Replaced by “Social Fare”

    Denver is growing like never before, and while the expansion has brought new faces, new business and new life, it has also forced many to become part of the city’s past. Second Home Kitchen + Bar — a long-time giant in the Cherry Creek culinary scene — closed its doors yesterday after nine years of service.  Though this closing marks the end of an era for the Denver dining scene, it has given way to new opportunities with the immediate opening of JW Marriot’s restaurant Social Fare. Opened yesterday, this new destination will offer what the restaurant calls “hearty and flavorful comfort food” — which is also how you might have described Second Home’s food. READ: 50+ Restaurants, Breweries, and Distilleries Expected To Open in 2018 

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  • White House Doctor: President Trump in ‘excellent’ healthWhite House Doctor: President Trump in ‘excellent’ health

    WASHINGTON — Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who last week declared President Donald Trump in “excellent health,” provided more details of the President’s medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday. Jackson said he’s confident that Trump has a “very strong and a very probable possibility” of completing his presidency “with no medical issues.” Trump weighs 239 pounds, the White House physician said on Tuesday. Standing at 6 feet 3 inches, Trump falls just within the “overweight” range on the body mass index. Trump and his doctor discussed his diet and exercise during last week’s physical and set a goal of losing 10-15 pounds. “He would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates,” Jackson told reporters at the White House. Jackson said Trump’s resting heart rate was 68 and blood pressure was 122/74. The President himself decided what to make public, in accordance with medical privacy rules. He’s been unwilling in the past to disclose information that candidates and presidents typically reveal, such as his tax returns. But during the 2016 campaign he did authorize his personal doctor to release some medical information. Dr. Harold Bornstein’s summary included Trump’s height (6 feet 3 inches) and weight (236 pounds), cholesterol (HDL 63, LDL 94, triglycerides 61), blood pressure (116/70), blood sugar (99) and normal results from liver, thyroid, heart and colon exams. He also said Trump took Crestor, a cholesterol lowering statin; a low dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; antibiotics to treat skin rosacea; and Propecia for baldness. Jackson performed the yearly physical Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. On Friday evening, the White House released a statement from Jackson — who also performed President Barack Obama’s last presidential physical — that indicated the exam went “exceptionally well” and described Trump’s health as “excellent.” Past presidential physicals have also included lifestyle details like diet and exercise routines. Trump isn’t known to exercise beyond short walks, and he uses a cart when he plays golf. His diet isn’t known to have changed from the high-calorie dishes he has favored in the past: well-done steak with ketchup, meatloaf, hamburgers, vanilla ice cream, salads with blue cheese dressing and chocolate cake. He does, however, avoid tobacco and alcohol. Trump also asked the White House doctor to perform a cognitive exam during his physical last week, despite the doctor’s determination that such testing wasn’t necessary. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability,” Jackson told reporters on Tuesday. He said the testing was conducted at the President’s wishes, and the results were normal. Ahead of the exam, the White House said that tests for mental acuity would not be included. The question arose after a week of speculation about Trump’s mental fitness for office, spurred by the publication of a damaging book that suggested Trump’s own aides worry about his stability. Later, Trump attempted to clarify matters by tweeting he was a “very stable genius.” Jackson told reporters Trump scored 30/30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which according to its website is a “cognitive screening test designed to assist Health Professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.”

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  • National Geographic Named Boulder One of the Best Small Cities in USNational Geographic Named Boulder One of the Best Small Cities in US

    Twenty-five miles northwest of the city sits an enchanting escape, best known for good vibes and organic eats. Boulder, a beloved getaway for many Denver dwellers has been a sanctuary at the head of the foothills since many of us can remember — consistently topping national “happiest” and “healthiest” lists. And it’s looking like that isn’t changing for 2018.  READ: A Guide to Tubing Boulder Creek  In National Geographic Traveler‘s February/March edition, Boulder was, yet again, recognized for all of these attributes and more, as one of the nations best small cities for 2018.  To select these rising small cities, National Geographic worked with global destination branding advisors Resonance Consultancy in developing a Small Cities Index, a survey that drew from statistics and social media mentions to determine which cities rank highest in a variety of categories from green spaces, coffee shops, live music and even Instagrammable moments.

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  • Aurora VA hospital on track for August opening, congressman saysAurora VA hospital on track for August opening, congressman says

    AURORA, Colo. — After years of delays and claims of gross mismanagement, the new Veterans Affairs medical center in Aurora is scheduled to open in August, Rep. Mike Coffman said on Tuesday. Coffman said that the Department of Veteran Affairs notified him that they plan to open the hospital on Aug. 11. Just got notification from the @DeptVetAffairs that they plan to open the #VAHospital in #Aurora on 8/11/18. Stay tuned for tomorrow's oversight hearing. #CO06 — Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) January 16, 2018 A House hearing will take place on Wednesday in which the VA which will discuss the over-budget and delayed hospital. Coffman is expected to be a vocal participant in the hearing. The total cost of the hospital will be around $2 billion, according to a congressman Phil Roe. “We are going to look back at the entire process where it is and how it got to what it is. This was a hospital that first came online at $600 million. It looks like it is going to be north of $2 billion,” Roe said. The hospital will likely open incomplete and understaffed. The complex features 12 buildings covering 1.2 million square feet of space.

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  • Colorado’s Aurora Organic Dairy names new CEOColorado’s Aurora Organic Dairy names new CEO

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  • Dave Matthews Band plans pair of Colorado showsDave Matthews Band plans pair of Colorado shows

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  • Copper is Doing Discounted Friday Lift Tickets for a Good CauseCopper is Doing Discounted Friday Lift Tickets for a Good Cause

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  • Show You Should Know – Decatur to Shake Up 3 Kings Tavern TomorrowShow You Should Know – Decatur to Shake Up 3 Kings Tavern Tomorrow

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  • Craft Beer Vocabulary 101 – How To Impress Any Beer GeekCraft Beer Vocabulary 101 – How To Impress Any Beer Geek

    Craft beer been has become a culture all its own, and we have seen it first hand here in Denver. Just like with any other cultural takeover, certain things happen – you start seeing breweries digging into every neighborhood, more and more unusual festivals appear and then you notice that people start talking differently. If you feel like you might not understand what your beer geek friends are saying – don’t worry, you are not alone. A language dedicated to craft beer exists – it started years ago but it has morphed and grown to take over the everyday conversation. How do I know this is the case? Real life experience. Recently, I found myself in new places and needing to explain, rather hilariously, what I assumed to be common craft beer verbiage. The use of beer names such as Juicy Banger and Juicy Bits has elicited inappropriate laughter instead of discussion around the latest release – true the names are fun, but they also represent the best of both styles of IPAs in the state. When talking about drops – it wasn’t about things falling out of the sky, but hard-to-find beers released into the Denver marketplace. And then I casually dropped the term “kill shot” when talking about pictures taken over the weekend and saw the look of confusion to borderline concern in their eyes. It was time to break it down. If you’re new to beer, been in the craft world a long time or just want to understand what your beer friends are actually saying, we have put together the basics of craft beer vocabulary. The Brewing Process Photo by Alysia Shoemaker If you hang around a group of craft beer people long enough, they are bound to start chatting about the different brewing processes and at some point, there will be a heated debate about the best practices. Here is a very basic breakdown of the brewing process. It starts with mashing, when grain and hot water are put together to start the brewing process. Next up is lautering, which is when the grain is removed leaving behind a sweet liquid known as wort – this liquid is the basis for the beer. Next up is the boil where the wort is heated to a boil – in the old days to sterilize the beer but today it’s when the various hops are introduced to the beer. After the wort is cooled down, it’s time for fermentation which is when yeast is added, or as they call it, pitched into the beer — the yeast eats the sugar resulting in alcohol. All that remains for the brewer to do is package the beer however they’d like. The description above is almost over-simplified, but in the craft beer scene there are some other brewing terms you might hear. With wild and sour beers taking over you will learn about the coolship. This is a large open container which is used to house the wort and then windows are opened in hopes of capturing wild yeast in the air to create spontaneous fermentation. It’s both risky and leads to unique flavors. The term bottle conditioning is also common with this style of beer – instead of forcing the beer to be carbonated, the brewers will add a bit of yeast and sugar when packaging in the bottle to create a second fermentation which in turn carbonates the beer. During the brewing process, a brewer might also decide to use an adjunct – an adjunct flavor is intended to enhance the flavor of the original four contributors to the flavor of beer (hops, yeast, grain and water). Common adjunct flavors are coffee, chocolate, fruit and other types of grain. One final brew term that is all over the place right now is dry hopping. The hops still go in during the boiling process, which gives the beer its bitterness but then additional hops are added usually during secondary fermentation to enhance the hop aroma of the beer. Tasting and Flavor Descriptions Photo courtesy of Russian River on Facebook. Alright, now that you have the process down, let’s focus on the ways you can describe beers. Let’s get the negative vibes out of the way first – when you crack a beer and it’s infected – perhaps sour (not intentionally) or buttery tasting (which goes by the term Diacetyl) there is one thing to do – drain pour. Now personally, I don’t think it’s necessary to post the actual pouring down the drain on social media but if you ever find the need to straight pour it down the drain, email the brewery. Trust us, they want to know and fix it. Besides off flavors, there is another issue in beers that are bottle conditioned. Every once and a while too much sugar gets added to when you pop that top you have a gusher – a wall of beer cascading out of the bottle – picture a bottle of champagne popping on New Year’s Eve. It’s not common, and more than likely if you let them know, the brewery will take care of you. Now let’s talk about the ways to describe life-changing beers, the type of beers that make you re-think what you’ve been drinking your entire life. When it comes to tasting beers, it’s important to utilize all of the senses just like any other food or beverage item – a good beer should have it all. The clarity of the beer, for example, will tell you a lot about the beer, if it’s an IPA and it’s no clear it’s considered a Hazy or New England Style IPA. This IPA isn’t officially a style but with the popularity of it – it’s coming. It also tends to be tropical or fruity in nature so don’t be surprised to hear someone shout, “Damn, this is a juice bomb.” Juice bomb is a good thing – it means it’s hazy, luscious, hoppy and fruity all at once – often having the appearance an orange juice. On the flip side the clear, traditional West Coast IPAs have flavor descriptors of their own. If you hear the following, do not be alarmed” “This beer is so dank and piney – it reminds me of Pliny.” Pliny refers to Pliny the Elder the double IPA brewed by Russian River – hard to get, delicious to drink and a standard for West Coast style IPAs. To explain dank – this goes back to college, the aroma of good weed – it’s similar to that of good hops which are also where the piney comes in to play. It’s a preference – there are people that want IPAs that almost taste like biting into a pinecone but the best shouldn’t quite go that far. Those will also rank very high on the IBU scale. IBU which stands for the International Bitterness Units Scale is listed or known for every beer. If you’re not sure what to drink but know your bitterness tolerance just let the Beertender know and they will work it out for you. Another way you can find the right beer for someone who isn’t sure they are into beer is to search out something on the tap list that is crushable. Crushable means it’s generally low in ABV (alcohol content) and is the type of beer you can chug and crush the can. This an easy drinking style of beer like a Pilsner or Kolsch. 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Start planning your beer cellar now because Colorado is overflowing with great everyday beers to the whales.

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  • Meet the Colorado Company Building Houses with HempMeet the Colorado Company Building Houses with Hemp

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  • Second Home Closes in Cherry CreekSecond Home Closes in Cherry Creek

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  • Disappearing offense leaves Nuggets on the skidsDisappearing offense leaves Nuggets on the skids

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  • Denver Creatives Fight Gentrification, Dream Up Artist-Run SpacesDenver Creatives Fight Gentrification, Dream Up Artist-Run Spaces

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  • 6 ways to build loyalty and avoid staff turnover6 ways to build loyalty and avoid staff turnover

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  • Jackson Creek apts. sell for $57.82MJackson Creek apts. sell for $57.82M

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  • Double Murder at RiNo Bar: No Arrests, Police Ask for HelpDouble Murder at RiNo Bar: No Arrests, Police Ask for Help

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  • Merritt Equipment’s $1 million investment lands remaining siteMerritt Equipment’s $1 million investment lands remaining site

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  • Dunton Commercial changes hands with focus on property managementDunton Commercial changes hands with focus on property management

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  • Denver police investigating homicide on South Federal BoulevardDenver police investigating homicide on South Federal Boulevard

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  • Savills Studley promotes SchuhamSavills Studley promotes Schuham

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  • The Crimson Tide rolls on to national titleThe Crimson Tide rolls on to national title

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  • Men’s Basketball falls to South Dakota, 94-72Men’s Basketball falls to South Dakota, 94-72

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  • Women’s Basketball steals a win over North DakotaWomen’s Basketball steals a win over North Dakota

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  • Clarion staffers share 2018 pop culture anticipationsClarion staffers share 2018 pop culture anticipations

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  • Community Mourns Death Of Once-Missing Hospice NurseCommunity Mourns Death Of Once-Missing Hospice Nurse

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  • Blooom Bonus and Review rundownBlooom Bonus and Review rundown

    Some of the late-breaking buzz about BLOOOM, a brand-new content generation system: BLOOOM lets you build out authority blogs in any niche you choose, each piece of content you add is monetized passively… and it’s quick because of this: Step 1 The BLOOOM App Extracts unique content from within any YouTube video (containing speech). What I mean is whatever is being spoken in a video you can extract and turn into a post, and it’s nearly always unique as Google doesn’t index it. This means you can produce almost instant unique posts in minutes…Extraction includes thumbnail and all ranking tags. Spin or Edit (optional), edit as much as you like or use as is. Click ‘Publish’… you now have a completely unique post. From initial extraction to publish takes 60 seconds to 20 minutes depending on how much editing you choose to do. Step 2 Insert Ad Script to increase revenue… Script doubles ad space for increased revenue (Script Included). Then insert Ad code in specific locations. Profit passively as you build your authority. Step 3 $5 Traffic (optional) Supercharge each post with huge amounts of dirt cheap traffic to maximise revenue. This method will generate traffic and income almost instantly. Apply the traffic method and you should start to see daily profit within 24 hours or less. Well that’s the crux of it… but here’s the thing, this plugin (App) does what it says on the tin, it’s very fast and it works a treat. The content it extracts is nearly always unique. Yes you will have to chop into paragraphs and do a little editing but seriously – this is good. And because the content is passively monetized, the more content you add the more you can potentially make in revenue. Take a quick look at the demo. http://cli.re/blooom Plus: on top of the Content extracting App you also get the full monetization training (Included). About BLOOOM This system generates 99% passive income once setup. Highly targeted, risk free traffic. Start with a budget of only $5 and you’re set… That’s it! No technical skills required at all, BLOOOM is designed to be stupidly simple… All is laid out in an easy to follow system. Can 100% be run part time (in fact, most people do just that!) Very easily scalable and only invest more after you earn. This is a tried-and-tested easy way to make money if done the right way. Anyone can do this (even complete Newbies) and get awesome results, so it might as well be you. It has the potential to make you money and build growing authority assets which generate income for years almost on autopilot (5-10 minutes per day). There is nothing to sell in order to make this money, with no additional work to do, no maintenance, no orders to fulfill, no support needed from you!

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  • DACA is "probably dead," Trump saysDACA is "probably dead," Trump says

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  • Family of missing Minn. man organizes searchFamily of missing Minn. man organizes search

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  • NYU Dentistry Awarded $3.6 Million For Cavity ResearchNYU Dentistry Awarded $3.6 Million For Cavity Research

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  • Obesity is Primary Cause of Diabetes In All GroupsObesity is Primary Cause of Diabetes In All Groups

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  • Citizen support to address Wash Park geese issue mountingCitizen support to address Wash Park geese issue mounting

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  • South Denver rallies around South High Food BankSouth Denver rallies around South High Food Bank

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  • City Council, January 2018: Massive redevelopment could be in the works for Virginia VillageCity Council, January 2018: Massive redevelopment could be in the works for Virginia Village

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  • Local Development, January 2018: Massive change continues to come to Cherry CreekLocal Development, January 2018: Massive change continues to come to Cherry Creek

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  • South Denver School Scoop, January 2018: DPS welcomes all female school boardSouth Denver School Scoop, January 2018: DPS welcomes all female school board

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  • Profile Neighborhood Notes, January 2018: Goodwill seeks mentors for South High youths, Greenway Foundation announces Clean River Design Challenge winnersProfile Neighborhood Notes, January 2018: Goodwill seeks mentors for South High youths, Greenway Foundation announces Clean River Design Challenge winners

    Like working with youth? Want to impart some of your career wisdom? Goodwill Industries of Denver is seeking volunteer mentors to work at South High School. Goodwill’s Group Mentoring Program is designed to increase youth’s self-awareness, job...

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  • The Profile's Concert Highlights, January 2018: Lucy Kaplansky, A Tribute to Billy Wallace, Hippo CampusThe Profile's Concert Highlights, January 2018: Lucy Kaplansky, A Tribute to Billy Wallace, Hippo Campus

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  • Hello darkness, my old friend: mindfulness aids in dark timesHello darkness, my old friend: mindfulness aids in dark times

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  • Fresh Local Taps, January 2018: Chain Reaction Brewing Company, Devil's Head Distillery, Platt Park Brewing Co. Vine Street Pub & BreweryFresh Local Taps, January 2018: Chain Reaction Brewing Company, Devil's Head Distillery, Platt Park Brewing Co. Vine Street Pub & Brewery

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  • Helper's Hindsight, January 2018: Resolutionary thinkingHelper's Hindsight, January 2018: Resolutionary thinking

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  • CareNow® Urgent Care clinic to open in DU neighborhoodCareNow® Urgent Care clinic to open in DU neighborhood

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  • Why Did Fatal Car Accidents Rise 11% in Colorado the Past 2 Years?Why Did Fatal Car Accidents Rise 11% in Colorado the Past 2 Years?

    Here’s a disturbing fact: even as auto technology becomes safer and more reliable, fatal accidents on Colorado roads are up 11% in the last two years. In 2017 alone 616 people lost their lives in Colorado car accidents. Despite ongoing efforts by the state Department of Transportation and State Patrol, fatalities have risen for the second straight year. On top of that, New Year’s Eve, one of the most dangerous nights of the year, is right around the corner. Denver, unsurprisingly, had the highest number of deaths at 44 fatalities in 2017. However, Colorado Department of Transportation Spokesman Sam Cole told Fox 31 that officers know exactly what causes most fatal car accidents. “We know fatalities are related to three main things: Speed, seat belt and if they are driving, impaired or not,” Cole said. Every year more than 3 million people are injured in an estimated 6 million car accidents, and fatal car accidents are especially likely to involve distracted or otherwise impaired drivers. However, while someone is still injured in a drunk driving crash every two minutes in the United States, overall the number of fatal drunk driving accidents has decreased steadily in recent decades. So what’s causing the rise in traffic deaths in 2017? Experts point to distracted driving, among other factors. A new survey conducted by Harris Poll, and commissioned by Property Casualty Insurers, found that U.S. adults are well aware of the dangers of distracted driving. Fully 92% of survey respondents said that distracted driving was the biggest factor in rising car accident rates. However, distracted driving isn’t the only problem. The rise in fatal Colorado accidents mirrors the national trend; national driving deaths have also ticked upward for two straight years. In addition to distracted driving, the aging national population could also be to blame. More seniors are behind the wheel than ever before. More than two million seniors are treated for fall injuries at emergency rooms every year, and the most common causes are unsteadiness and dizziness. When these symptoms occur while a senior is driving, the results can be just as disastrous as a drunk driving accident. With the senior population set to reach record levels in the decades to come, traffic fatalities could continue to rise. On top of that, even seniors aren’t immune to the temptation to text and drive. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that “As older adults embrace technology, distracted driving — in particular, using cell phones behind the wheel — is prevalent among them as well.” In fact, a survey by AAA found that nearly 60% of drivers over the age of 65 have used cellphones while driving a vehicle. In Colorado, there are two additional factors contributing to the rise in roadway deaths. This year there was a 14% increase in the number of accident victims who were not wearing seatbelts; there was also a 20% increase in the number of drunk or drugged drivers who killed either themselves, a passenger, or another driver. The post Why Did Fatal Car Accidents Rise 11% in Colorado the Past 2 Years? appeared first on In Denver Times.

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  • To Buy Or To Rent? For Baby Boomers, The Latter Is Winning OutTo Buy Or To Rent? For Baby Boomers, The Latter Is Winning Out

    In the U.S., more than 10,000 people reach the retirement age of 65 each day. The Baby Boomer generation, or those born between 1946 and and 1964 (or thereabouts), is made up of current or soon-to-be retirees. And while this 50-to-70-year-old demographic would like to completely separate their way of life from their generational foes, the Millennials, data shows that the two groups may be more alike than the Baby Boomers would care to admit. Case in point, both generations are forgoing the responsibility of homeownership in favor of renting. According to U.S. Census data analyzed by RentCafe, the number of renters aged 55 and above increased by 28% between 2009 and 2015. In contrast, the number of renters aged 34 and younger rose by only 3% during that same timeframe. Baby Boomers are now the fastest-growing group of renters in the entire country, with more than 5 million individuals expected to rent their next home by 2020, according to a Freddie Mac analysis from 2016. Although it comes as a surprise to some real estate experts that Baby Boomers don’t want to invest in property, it’s clear that convenience is of higher priority. Not only are more Baby Boomers renting now than in the past, but they’re in a position to afford luxury accommodations — a feat not nearly as Millennials achieve. Approximately 33% of renters move each year, and Baby Boomers are after apartments that come with amenities and are located in good neighborhoods. Many Millennials want the same thing, but Boomers are more likely to be in a position to afford the substantial price tag. Although owning a home has traditionally been a real source of pride for many retirees, the maintenance associated with homeownership can be a real hardship for seniors. Not only can keeping up with home maintenance be physically demanding, but it can also be incredibly expensive — and those costs will never cease. Plus, property taxes can be a huge drawback. Zach Ehrlich from Mdrn. Residential, a New York City-based brokerage firm, just launched a rental service that offers short-term leases for renters. Baby Boomers who are looking for a more “hands-free” lifestyle with lower commitment are able to use this service, called Stoop, to try out living in a rental property. Ehrlich told CNBC, “There are a lot of seniors finding they want to have more flexibility. hey also want to have some sociability, whether they lost a spouse or are separated or just don’t have a family unit.” While downsizing is nothing new, it seems that Baby Boomers have embraced the idea of not being tied down to a property in their golden years. Chris Bledsoe, co-founder of Ollie — an all-inclusive coliving brand with rental locations all across the country — explained to CNBC that Baby Boomers account for one-fourth of his email inquiries. “I say millennial is a mindset, not an age group,” said Bledsoe. “Boomers are seeking something urban. They want cultural vibrancy, the theater. They want to be close to where their kids and grandkids are.” Ironically, they might also be closer to their kids and grandkids in terms of lifestyle preferences than they realized. The post To Buy Or To Rent? For Baby Boomers, The Latter Is Winning Out appeared first on In Denver Times.

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  • 2018 Home Design Trends: Matte Stainless Steel Offers a Softer Touch2018 Home Design Trends: Matte Stainless Steel Offers a Softer Touch

    When on the lookout for home design trends for 2018, you will constantly come in contact with designers and home staging heroes preaching the perfection of stainless steel. At first, it was in the shiny and reflective almost chrome coated aesthetic that this alloy attracted the most attention. Many homes to this day still sparkle with glossy stainless steel speckled throughout the kitchen. The only stylistic issue was its propensity to pick up fingerprints. Brushed stainless steel is still popular today. Its surface is a slightly toned down in terms of reflectiveness. The gloss might be gone, but slightly glinting thin parallel lines shine through, creating a pattern of uniformity and muted elegance. This has been around in kitchens and bathrooms for a while now. Then came matte stainless steel. This is a muted, richly textured finish that gives a new face to alloys in home staging and decor. As a more industrial look, it gives off less of a loud sight and more of an accessible and versatile tone. Matte stainless steel can be sprinkled everywhere in the home, not just the typically sterile settings of the kitchen and bathroom. Door handles, lamps, coffee tables, and wall hangings can all accommodate this rougher non-reflective finish. It’s no surprise then that stainless steel 304, the same grade used for home design, is the most common grade. What is surprising? The popularity of a matte finish. This flat, darker tone and textured appearance is actually achieved by simply not finishing the surface. From the industrial background to the home furnishing front lines, matte stainless steel has come a long way. Why? High-end home furnishing customers tend to look for specific qualities when designing a room. Items that gave a calm and comfortable feeling were preferred by 60% of these customers. Herein lies the heart of the matte-r. Most stainless steel gives off a bright, loud, and piercing appearance. There is nothing wrong with that, but a matte finish is dulled, dimmed like the lights on a romantic night in. It is calming and comfortable, not so cold as the stainless steel staples of old. The post 2018 Home Design Trends: Matte Stainless Steel Offers a Softer Touch appeared first on In Denver Times.

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  • Drunk Driver Who Hit And Killed 22-Year-Old Pedestrian In Crosswalk Convicted Of Second-Degree MurderDrunk Driver Who Hit And Killed 22-Year-Old Pedestrian In Crosswalk Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder

    According to The Denver Post, a drunken driver has been convicted of second-degree murder by a jury after hitting and killing a 22-year-old pedestrian in a crosswalk. Christopher Tarr, 42, will be sentenced January 25 for causing the death of Dalton McCreary, 22. McCreary reportedly pushed a friend out of the way prior to being struck and killed, says the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office. It was over a year ago, on August 21, 2016, when Tarr had been driving drunk and ran a red light at the intersection between East Iliff and South Chambers Road in Aurora. McCreary had been crossing the street in a designated crosswalk with Jordan Mulumulu, 18. According to Aurora Police, Tarr was trying to turn onto South Chambers Road when his Toyota 4-Runner went out of control and slid into the crosswalk, hitting McCreary after he pushed Mulumulu to safety. Mulumulu suffered minor injuries during the incident. Tarr’s vehicle rolled over and landed in a nearby parking lot after striking McCreary. After attempting to drive away from the scene, Tarr’s SUV had a mechanical failure before making it out of the lot, prosecutors said. About 52% of personal injury cases relate to motor vehicle accidents, many of them involving drunk or otherwise impaired drivers. District Attorney George Brauchler said that in this particular case, the defendant simply “didn’t care” about the consequences of his habitual drunken driving. “I commend the jury for seeing that this case was more than another tragic drunk driving fatality. This was a murder occasioned by the conduct of a repeat drunk driver,” said Brauchler. “There is never an excuse for a drunk driving death, but in this case, the defendant had been explicitly made aware of the consequences of drunk driving. He just didn’t care.” Each day, people drive drunk almost 300,000 times, but fewer than 4,000 are arrested. Tarr had previously been caught drunk driving when he ran into several vehicles as well as a house. In 1996, he pleaded guilty to operation of an unsafe vehicle. In 2010, he pleaded guilty to careless driving and DUI. In 2013, he pleaded guilty to reckless driving. After this incident, in addition to convicting Tarr of second-degree murder for McCreary’s death and attempted murder based on Mulumulu’s involvement, an Arapahoe District Court jury also found Tarr guilty of DUI, reckless driving, careless driving, and two counts of vehicular homicide. The post Drunk Driver Who Hit And Killed 22-Year-Old Pedestrian In Crosswalk Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder appeared first on In Denver Times.

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  • Colorado Company Releases Monster $1.5 Million Off Road RVColorado Company Releases Monster $1.5 Million Off Road RV

    Once upon a time, the stereotypical RV buyer was a middle-aged father or grandpa, but that image is starting to change. In the last few years a handful of companies have started offering heavy-duty RVs capable of traveling off road in the most rugged outdoor environments. These monster RVs combine luxury and off roading features, and they’re known as expedition vehicles. These expedition-class RVs have been made popular by RV influencers and travel bloggers who have broadcasted their vehicular adventures on social media platforms like Instagram and Youtube. In the early days of the expedition vehicle trend, hardcore DIY enthusiasts had to build these rigs themselves from old military vehicles and parts. The popular expedition vehicle blog Two If Over Land breaks down the components inside their “super-duty” truck: In her past life, she was a military gun truck set up for heavy cargo, as indicated by the 70,000-pound rear leaf springs. She rides on 395 Series Michelin tires mounted on 20” rims, for an overall tire height of 48 inches. The rims can be split for field-changing tires, and the central tire inflation system (CTIS) allows us to change tire pressure from highway to trail, sand or mud, or even to continually fill one tire in an emergency. Some of the first expedition vehicles were Frankenstein monsters like these, lovingly built with discarded military vehicles and construction heavy equipment. The U.S. construction equipment market is worth an estimated $145.5 billion, but to create an expedition vehicle of their own a driver would need considerable technical know-how, time, and money. Now, travel lovers can purchase super-duty expedition RVs of their own without buying old military trucks at auction. Case in point: Colorado-based EarthRoamer, which is responsible for the new $1.5 million EarthRoamer XV-HD. A more bare-bones version, the EarthRoamer XV-LTS can be purchased for a mere $438,000. While EarthRoamer has been building expedition vehicles since 2003, their vehicles have been more in-demand than ever thanks to a growing cadre of adventure travelers live blogging their adventures online. So what comes with the new EarthRoamer? Curbed reports that “the overland camper sleeps six people total in a king-size bedroom and a dining area that converts to more sleeping quarters. The kitchen is bigger than some studio apartments, with a three-burner induction cooktop, Bosch microwave/convection oven, fridge, a washer/dryer and a large counter with a downright spacious stainless steel sink.” In induction heating, a high-frequency alternating current passes through an electromagnet and generates heat. The basic principles of induction heating have been used in manufacturing since the 1920s, and are commonly used in induction cooking stove-tops as an alternative to gas stoves. About 54% of home buyers will pay more for a home with hardwood floors, and the same goes for RV buyers. In addition to these luxury features, the overland camper also boasts radiant heating and wood accents. On top of that, the vehicle “is powered by 2,100 watts of solar capability and a 20,000-watt lithium-ion battery,” which helps power the TVs, kitchen, retractable awning, exterior lighting, hydraulic leveling, and more. A recent AutoTrader consumer study found that fully 84% of drivers want to buy a car in person, as opposed to online. However, typical drivers are not the target market for the EarthRoamer. Even if it didn’t cost upwards of $1.5 million, the new EarthRoamer is designed with hardcore RV enthusiasts and campers in mind. Interested buyers can work with the company to order a camper with custom features and floor plans. In short, the off road RV industry has more in common with the luxury yacht industry than the auto industry, with a healthy dose of DIY thrown in for good measure. So while super-duty, expedition-class, off-road RVs may not be ideal for the casual camper or driver, more and more travelers are taking to the roads on these monster vehicles with each passing year. The post Colorado Company Releases Monster $1.5 Million Off Road RV appeared first on In Denver Times.

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  • DIY: Winterizing Your Lawn and Garden in ColoradoDIY: Winterizing Your Lawn and Garden in Colorado

    If you’re an avid gardener and love all the wonderful planting beds and flowers your garden provides you during the warm weather, you should properly prepare your garden and lawn for the winter months. In doing this, you’ll be ensuring that your landscape will get off to a good start as soon as the warm weather arrives. It’s important to remember that there’s more than just the garden to take care of. In order to winterize the yard and ready the landscape for spring, there are a number of lawn chores you should take care of. Your lawn is an important part of your home. In fact, 64% of homeowners who are upgrading their outdoor spaces are focusing on their backyard. Fortunately, there are plenty of lawn care tasks you can take care of yourself. However, if you decide you don’t want to have to deal with it, you can always hire a professional landscaping company. For starters, you’re going to want to remove leaves, weeds, and other debris that are on your lawn or garden. Doing this will cause less damage to your lawn once the snow starts to fall. If you dread the idea of raking leaves, you could use a grass catcher attachment on your lawn mower to pick up the leaves off your lawn. After you’ve finished harvesting your fruits and flowers, fall garden care should become a priority. In order to avoid plant diseases next season, you should remove old plant matter from the garden, which can then be placed in your compost bin. Additionally, if you’re going to rototill your garden, now is the time to address any pH issues with your soil. Next, you should ensure your topsoil is protected from the harsh winter weather. You can either choose to plant a cover crop or you can apply a mulch. Depending on the size of the bed, mulch is a more efficient option. To an extent, winterizing trees and shrubbery could be as simple as making sure you water them properly in the fall. This will be beneficial because during the winter they may be unable to draw water from the frozen ground. “Avoid watering trees in late summer or early fall before the leaves fall so they can ‘harden off’ for winter,” states Sherry Lajeunesse in a Montana State University Extension article. While your main focus may be on taking care of your garden and lawn, your tools deserve some attention as well. Having high-quality, efficient tools is key to having a high-quality yard. This is important to remember because having a good yard doesn’t just add aesthetics to your yard, but it also increases the value of your home. As a matter of fact, if you spend just 5% of your home’s value on landscaping, it may get an ROI up to 150%. With that in mind, proper storage and maintenance of your lawn and gardening equipment will ensure your spring gardening will get off to a successful start. Basic tool preparation includes turning off the garden hose water source, draining out the gas in your lawn mower, and changing the oil in your snow blower. Finally, don’t forget about drainage when winterizing your lawn this season. When the snows finally melt, all that drainage can wreak havoc on gutters, siding, lawns, and even your home’s foundation. That means you should clear out your home’s gutters sometime between fall and winter. In addition, ensure that downspout extensions are directed at least 1.8 meters away from your home’s foundation (and aren’t just dumping that water on your neighbor’s lawn, either!). Taking these simple steps will ensure that snowmelt is appropriately routed to the nearest storm drain. Whether you’re an expert gardener or a beginner, these tips can help prepare your lawn and garden for the cold weather. Do-it-yourselfers should not only understand the basic design elements of landscaping, but how to properly care for plants, lawn, and soil, as well. The post DIY: Winterizing Your Lawn and Garden in Colorado appeared first on In Denver Times.

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  • Pinnacol To Cut Worker’s Comp Insurance Costs For Third Consecutive YearPinnacol To Cut Worker’s Comp Insurance Costs For Third Consecutive Year

    Workers’ compensation insurance covers more than 140 million U.S. workers, or over 94% of employees. Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation insurer, Pinnacol Assurance, has announced their plan to cut premiums for the third consecutive year. Sources say average Pinnacol Assurance premiums will be lowered by 7.4%, which is a greater decrease than its previous two years’ combined. However, the Colorado Division of Insurance authorized Pinnacol Assurance to cut premiums back by as much as 12.7% next year, which is based on two years of claims. But Pinnacol decided to reduce unsteadiness in year-to-year rate changes by choosing a 10-year period of claims. “Our customers tell us they value predictability in their workers’ compensation costs,” said Phil Kalin, Pinnacol’s president and CEO, in a statement. “Taking a long-term view minimizes rate swings.” In 2015, 4,836 workers were killed on the job. That equals 13 deaths every day. These premium reductions mean enhanced financial and medical security for Colorado employers and employees alike. Pinnacol Assurance has also noted that policyholders will receive a general dividend of $50 million in 2018. This marks the third year in which both claims and costs came in below their projected amounts. Pinnacol has returned a total of $556 million to its customers since 2005, and these dividends represent a sharing in all generated surpluses. Pinnacol has cited a number of factors for the reduction in its workers’ compensation insurance prices. First, the company is performing better financially. There are also many favorable claim trends that involve injured workers, and finally, Colorado’s strong economy also contributed to the cost cutbacks and dividend, which totals another 8% cost reduction. Pinnacol currently has more than 57,000 policyholders. This decrease will become effective starting January 1st of next year and marks the third year in a row that the company has dropped its rates. The dividend is anticipated to be issued by April of next year. Ultimately, Kalin feels as though digital technologies could also have their place in the future of insurance policies. It recently launched Cake, a digital platform designed to make it simple for small business owners to choose coverage. “The world as we know it is changing at lightning speed. And our belief is you won’t even recognize insurance five years from now,” Kalin said. “The game of insurance is going to be turned on its head through digital innovations.” The post Pinnacol To Cut Worker’s Comp Insurance Costs For Third Consecutive Year appeared first on In Denver Times.

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  • Denver’s Initiative 300 Has Property Owners Seeing GreenDenver’s Initiative 300 Has Property Owners Seeing Green

    Denver, Colorado may become the latest American city to require buildings to have green roofs. On Friday, November 24, the vote for Denver’s Initiative 300 was scheduled to be tallied and certified. Initiative 300 is a potential legislation that would create a new building code for the city of Denver. The code would require solar panels or green roofs for buildings 25,000 square feet or larger. However, the code would only apply to buildings constructed after January 1, 2018. The green roof ordinance was advocated by the Denver Green Roof Initiative, a grassroots group aiming to reduce pollution in Colorado. Colorado currently ranks as the eighth state in the country with the worst ozone pollution. It also ranks third for the highest heat island, an effect caused when cities are a few degrees higher than the surrounding areas. According to The Associated Press, Initiative 300 differs from other green roof ordinances. Unlike cities such as San Francisco and New York, Initiative 300 will require buildings constructed prior to January 1, 2018 to install a green roof after the current one ages. A commercial roof will typically last up to 20 years or longer. Only buildings in Denver that are too old to support the weight of a green roof will be exempted from the ordinance. “Initiative I-300 will contribute to improving Denver’s air quality, increasing the energy efficiency of its buildings, mitigating the urban heat island effect, managing stormwater runoff, and creating habitat for pollinators and other insects,” said Food and Water Watch Rocky Mountain Region Director, Lauren Petrie. “We are dedicated to a more sustainable future in Denver …” The ballot for this initiative showed a 54% approval rating as of Thursday, November 16. However, the ordinance wasn’t positively received at the beginning of its legislation. A green roof will cost property owners an additional $15 per square foot than it would cost them for a regular commercial roof. Because of this, many Denver businesses spent up to $250,000 in total to advertise against the Initiative. Despite this, Denver Green Roof Initiative pointed out that property owners would make back their investment and then some in as little as six years. “We believe that the developers of Denver could be doing more to negate their footprint in our beautiful city,” said Denver Green Roof Initiative. “We believe green roofs are the answer.” The post Denver’s Initiative 300 Has Property Owners Seeing Green appeared first on In Denver Times.

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  • Expanded networks, faculty mentorship bolster female undergrads’ pursuit of geoscience majorsExpanded networks, faculty mentorship bolster female undergrads’ pursuit of geoscience majors

    The study, published earlier this month in the journal PLOS ONE, is the first official result from an ongoing effort led by Emily Fischer, assistant professor of atmospheric science. Fischer and colleagues from seven universities across the Front Range, Wyoming and the Carolinas are in the fourth year of a five-year, $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant for a program called PROGRESS (PROmoting Geoscience Research, Education and Success). They are investigating how best to attract and retain women in traditionally male-dominated science fields, particularly earth and environmental sciences. “Our program seems to be helping students better identify as scientists, and giving them a stronger intention to remain in the earth and environmental sciences,” said Fischer, who led the rollout of PROGRESS in 2015 at CSU. Expanding networks About 150 women across the seven participating universities, including about 30 at CSU, are involved in PROGRESS. The program includes an introductory weekend workshop and pairing students with female mentors, typically graduate students or postdocs. For the study, the PROGRESS women’s outcomes were compared with a separate group not participating in PROGRESS. Results show that a program like PROGRESS can expand a student’s network of support by connecting them with people, particularly other women, they view as role models. The students are then more inclined to further expand those networks on their own, notably with faculty in earth and environmental sciences. “As part of our mentoring and professional development activities, we are not always directly connecting our PROGRESS students with faculty, but there is something about their interaction with faculty members that is an important predictor in their intention to stay in the earth and environmental sciences,” Fischer said. “That surprised us; we didn’t expect this to be so important.” Reducing attrition The aim of PROGRESS is to reduce the attrition of women who begin college as science majors but don’t stay there, said paper first author Paul Hernandez, assistant professor in the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development at West Virginia University. “We focus on women in STEM majors within their first or second year of college and work to support those women through to graduation.” The program was born out of the need to increase diversity among professionals in the geosciences, Hernandez said. This is based on the premise that higher diversity yields more scientific innovation. PROGRESS is largely modeled after a peer mentoring program for professionals involved in the Earth Science Women’s Network. PROGRESS leaders are continuing to track their participants and learn more about how the program influencing their academic and career paths. “It’s promising to have a tangible, doable thing that appears to make a big difference in women’s retention in the sciences,” Fischer said.

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  • Strength training reduces mortality and cancer deathsStrength training reduces mortality and cancer deaths

    Key takeaway: People who did strength-based exercise had a 23% lower all-cause mortality and a 31% reduction in cancer-related death. This study shows that exercise that promotes muscular strength may be important for longevity. Other studies have shown that muscle mass is positively correlated with a longer lifespan. As with all observational studies, causality cannot be established. However, adjustments were made to reduce the influence of other factors such as age, sex, health status, lifestyle behaviors and education level.The largest study to compare the mortality outcomes of different types of exercise found people who did strength-based exercise had a 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a 31 percent reduction in cancer-related death. Lead author Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the School of Public Health and the Charles Perkins Centre said while strength training has been given some attention for functional benefits as we age, little research has looked at its impact on mortality. “The study shows exercise that promotes muscular strength may be just as important for health as aerobic activities like jogging or cycling,” said Associate Professor Stamatakis. “And assuming our findings reflect cause and effect relationships, it may be even more vital when it comes to reducing risk of death from cancer.” The World Health Organization’s Physical Activity Guidelines for adults recommend 150 minutes of aerobic activity, plus two days of muscle strengthening activities each week. New research says that should be revisited. Associate Professor Stamatakis said governments and public health authorities have neglected to promote strength-based guidelines in the community, and as such misrepresented how active we are. He cites the example of The Australian National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey which, based on aerobic activity alone, reports inactivity at 53 percent. However, when the World Health Organization’s (WHO) strength-based guidelines are also taken into account, 85 percent of Australians fail to meet recommendations. “Unfortunately, less than 19 percent of Australian adults do the recommended amount of strength-based exercise,” said Associate Professor Stamatakis. “Our message to date has just been to get moving but this study prompts a rethink about, when appropriate, expanding the kinds of exercise we are encouraging for long-term health and wellbeing.” The analysis also showed exercises performed using one’s own body weight without specific equipment were just as effective as gym-based training. “When people think of strength training they instantly think of doing weights in a gym, but that doesn’t have to be the case. “Many people are intimidated by gyms, the costs or the culture they promote, so it’s great to know that anyone can do classic exercises like triceps dips, sit-ups, push-ups or lunges in their own home or local park and potentially reap the same health benefits.” The research, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology today, is based on a pooled population sample of over 80,306 adults with data drawn from the Health Survey for England and Scottish Health Survey, linked with the NHS Central Mortality Register. The study was observational, however adjustments were made to reduce the influence of other factors such as age, sex, health status, lifestyle behaviours and education level. All participants with established cardiovascular disease or cancer at baseline and those who passed away in the first two years of follow up were excluded from the study to reduce the possibility of skewing results due to those with pre-existing conditions participating in less exercise. Strength Training For Women, Strength Training Program, Strength Training For Runners, Strength Training Exercises, Strength Training At Home, Strength Training Kettlebell, Strength Training Ketosis, Strength Training No Cardio, Strength Training News

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  • An ambitious new climate plan for DenverAn ambitious new climate plan for Denver

    DENVER — A group of people representing a variety of interests—including utilities, non-profits, the energy efficiency industry, conservationists and business representatives—reports that Denver’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions need ramping up. Their 80×50 Climate Goal Stakeholder Report suggests accelerating the strategies already underway in order to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) […] The post An ambitious new climate plan for Denver appeared first on North Denver Tribune.

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  • Conflict Resolution Month in ColoradoConflict Resolution Month in Colorado

    SUNNYSIDE — Conversations about the things that matter most in our daily lives can be challenging. October is Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado. The Conflict Center, one of the campaign’s sponsors, has been helping people meet those challenges and resolve personal and work-related conflicts since its founding in 1987 by educator Elizabeth Loescher. The Center […] The post Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado appeared first on North Denver Tribune.

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  • The Matador may not be local, but the Highlands eatery serves good grubThe Matador may not be local, but the Highlands eatery serves good grub

    WEST HIGHLAND — Did you know The Matador was part of a 14-restaurant, Seattle-based chain? Until researching the Tex-Mex hangout on a prominent Highlands corner for this review, I’d thought it was a local joint. That speaks to how savvy its owners are: They let us think they’re local yokels. If you’re dining in the […] The post The Matador may not be local, but the Highlands eatery serves good grub appeared first on North Denver Tribune.

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  • Jewels of Highland Home Tour strikes it rich for SkinnerJewels of Highland Home Tour strikes it rich for Skinner

    POTTER HIGHLANDS — Nothing shimmers as brightly as the glowing leaves of autumn when the long rays of summer give way to the rich hues of maple orange, sugar red and glistening gold. Nothing, perhaps, except the Jewels of Highland Home Tour. The annual event hosted by Jenny Apel and her team from Nostalgic Homes […] The post Jewels of Highland Home Tour strikes it rich for Skinner appeared first on North Denver Tribune.

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  • Denver City Council is against termination of DACADenver City Council is against termination of DACA

    DENVER — Here in Denver the issue of DACA hits close to home so it’s no surprise the issue has struck a nerve among our diverse population, and its compassionate city’s leaders. DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, was created by an Executive Order issued by President Obama in 2012. The program […] The post Denver City Council is against termination of DACA appeared first on North Denver Tribune.

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  • Sending up the flare for public education in DenverSending up the flare for public education in Denver

    Robert Speth – Candidate for DPS Board Member at-Large This year, there is an election for the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education.  4 out of 7 seats are up.  I’m running again for the at-Large seat (citywide) and am supporting Sochi Gaytan in Southwest Denver, Dr. Carrie Olson in Central Denver and Tay Anderson […] The post Sending up the flare for public education in Denver appeared first on North Denver Tribune.

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  • Questioning newest Historic District Packard HillQuestioning newest Historic District Packard Hill

    Kevin O’Connell – North Denver On September 25, a city council struggling for a new identity and under attack for being too “pro-growth, approved an ordinance creating Denver’s newest historic district. In doing so, the council ignored the objections of approximately 43% of the property owners within the boundaries of the district and ruled in favor […] The post Questioning newest Historic District Packard Hill appeared first on North Denver Tribune.

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  • Regis to host ‘Business Unusual’ on Oct. 25Regis to host ‘Business Unusual’ on Oct. 25

    DENVER — The College of Business and Economics (CBE) at Regis University is hosting “Business Unusual,” a symposium that includes a panel discussion with four notable local businesspeople, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, at David Clarke Hall on the Regis Northwest Denver Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd. Panelists include Laura Bruns, co-owner of Factotum Brewhouse on […] The post Regis to host ‘Business Unusual’ on Oct. 25 appeared first on North Denver Tribune.

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  • Regis University awards $1 million Opus PrizeRegis University awards $1 million Opus Prize

    DENVER — It would have been impossible to walk away from the Hyatt Regency’s Centennial Ballroom in downtown Denver on Wednesday night and not feel that urge to “go forth and set the world on fire.” Regis played host to the 2017 Opus Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious faith-based humanitarian awards. It strives to […] The post Regis University awards $1 million Opus Prize appeared first on North Denver Tribune.

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    LAKEWOOD — Edward Albee is one of the most influential playwrights of the latter half of the 20th Century, best known for the groundbreaking The Zoo Story and his biting Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff? as well as other important works. The Edge Theater is presenting Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance, a play that […] The post Edge Delivers Albee’s “A Delicate Balance” With Humor and Bite appeared first on North Denver Tribune.

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  • Master Shorty – The simplest ranking strategy I knowMaster Shorty – The simplest ranking strategy I know

    This is perhaps the simplest keyword driven ranking strategy I know of. It uses google docs, a set of keywords, and an amazing tool called “Master Shorty” Watch the video. It’ll take you a whopping ten minutes. For the time being you can get the strategy for free. You can get Master Shorty for a whopping $7.49. Really. Ten minutes. And it’s free. And if you have followed our RSS embed strategy, you can turn this strategy into a real powerhouse. Take the Master Shorty URLs and create an RSS feed and embed them into dozens of RSS feeds. RSS embed Strategy = cli.re/getmaximpactrss roll your own unlimited RSS feeds from your URLs = http://cli.re/rssplugin C’mon! Get Started.

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