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Monthly Archives: July 2019

 

Healthy Lion Cub Born at Denver Zoo

July 31st, 2019

Denver Zoo announced today that 7-year-old African lion Neliah gave birth to a healthy cub a few days ago, thanks to father Tobias, who arrived at Denver Zoo in January. The Zoo has been hoping for a new cub as part of the Lion Species Survival Plan. This plan works to ensure lion populations are healthy and genetically diverse within Association of Zoos and Aquariums institutions. Tobias was moved to Denver Zoo in January in an effort to help with this plan. The cub, for now unnamed, will spend time with his mom in their den box, a place that zookeepers built to mimic the space Neliah would seek... Read More

5 Places to Stay With Your Pup in Colorado

July 31st, 2019

1. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs The Broadmoor is already a legendary hotel, and the fact that it’s dog friendly only makes it that much sweeter. The Broadmoor provides beds, bowls, and treats for your furry friend, as well as the Pitty Pat Pet Club, named after Julie Penrose’s poodle. The Pitty Pat Pet Club provides a 24-hour pet menu, walking trails, and pet grooming. 2. Stanley Hotel in Estes Park This spooky lodging is great for ghost sightings, weddings, and your dog! Dogs less than 50 pounds are welcome to stay in The Lodge Upon, a historic, boutique extension of the Stanley.... Read More

Woodlands & Wyverns

July 30th, 2019

It’s never too late to enter the Dungeon!!! I’ve never done any role-playing games before, since my mother had warned me that it was a portal to demonic possession (long story—buy me a beer to hear the whole thing), but 2019 is the year to try something new, demons be damned. Mark Zuckerberg, a true nerd who I’m sure played his fair share of chaotic-neutral characters, recently suggested that I might enjoy a dip into the LARP end of the pool. Why not? I clicked the link and dove into the wild world of Woodlands & Wyverns, a partly-improvised, audience-guided, scripted theater piece... Read More

Bear Caught Stealing Dispensary’s Dumpster

July 28th, 2019

A bear, now nicknamed “Cheeseburger,” was caught on camera outside of a Lyons dispensary attempting to break into the Dumpster. When he was unable to break into the Dumpster, he decided to just walk away with the entire Dumpster. Nikko Garza, the dispensary’s manager jokingly said that the bear is “showing initiative” and looking for a job. He said the Dumpster only contains boxes, and it’s unlikely the bear is looking to get high.  Read More

A Hollywood Fairy Tale

July 28th, 2019

When Quentin Tarantino’s debut feature Reservoir Dogs was released in 1992, the American film industry was in crisis. Cracks were appearing in the star system. Mainstream films were flopping at the box office. Audiences wanted something, anything new, and Hollywood didn’t know what to give them. For a moment, there was a window for Tarantino to pass through. Along with independent filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh, Paul Thomas Anderson and others, he irrevocably changed movies and culture. But 1992 was a long time ago. Sure, Tarantino was a big swinging dick—still is to a degree. He’s one... Read More

Hemp for Fitness

July 27th, 2019

Hemp fibers are strong and can be grown without herbicides or pesticides, making it an environmentally friendly material. It also takes 3 times less water than cotton and cleans and replenishes soil. This makes natural hemp-made products better for people, animals, and the environment. More and more people are becoming conscious of how they impact the world and are voting for the world they want with their dollars. With so many consumers choosing products with more ecofriendly practices, companies are replacing plastics and other materials with hemp. There are so many ways you can incorporate hemp... Read More

Street Artist Abram Aleo

July 27th, 2019

I feel like it goes without saying that Denver has one of the most rapidly expanding art scenes in the country. We live in an artistic oasis, smack dab in between Chicago and Santa Fe, with entire districts dedicated to galleries. I recently had the pleasure of talking to one of Denver’s many prolific artists, Abram Aleo, about his work and some of the trends blossoming out of alleyways and gallery windows all over the city. Aleo is a self-taught visual artist, with a broad skill set and seemingly infinite creativity. He specializes in acrylic paintings and large-scale murals. These two disciplines... Read More

Is Fishing a Sport?

July 26th, 2019

On my way to the gym last Saturday morning, I took the opportunity to listen to a little sports radio, hoping to find out the latest news on the Rockies, Broncos, or other local sports. Instead, the topic of conversation was about trout fishing. As I double-checked the station to confirm that I was listening to sports talk radio and not NPR, the host rambled on about fishing on the Roaring Fork River. There are three questions that have baffled mankind since the existence of time. Is there life after death? What came first, the chicken or the egg? And is fishing really a sport? Step one in my journey... Read More

Colorado Police Officer Goes Above and Beyond Helping Young Boy

July 25th, 2019

A Broomfield police officer, Carolyn Becker, went above and beyond the line of duty last year to donate a piece of her liver to a complete stranger last year, and eleven year old boy whose liver was failing. The officer did not know the young boy, but wanted to help once she discovered that she was a perfect match for him. Earlier this year, the officer discovered that the boy’s family had to pay nearly $20,000 out of pocket for the surgery that they are still struggling to pay off. Becker set up a GoFundMe to help the family, but since the fund isn’t raising the money she was hoping... Read More

Vitamin D–A Supplement That Works!

July 25th, 2019

Nearly 114 million Americans—roughly half the adult population—take at least one nutritional supplement. Scientific investigations conducted have failed to confirm that supplements, particularly multi-vitamins, work. So, if multi-vitamins are not effective, are there any supplements that are effective? The answer is yes! About 70% of Americans don’t get enough vitamin D. Typically, we get vitamin D by producing it in our skin from sun exposure. Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium from the intestines, making it a very important vitamin, but it’s found in very few foods and is hard to obtain... Read More