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Grading the Broncos Draft – No Pass/Fail Allowed

April 28th, 2020

The 2020 NFL Draft was a little different this year to say the least.  Players sat at home on modest couches in comfortable clothing waiting for phone to ring. The Commissioner was booed as usual, but via Zoom versus the crazed fans that generally lament him in person. And the regular draft day commercials that often include beer, wings, and Ford F-150’s were replaced by all that is COVID-19. But it was football. The date was circled on my empty calendar weeks before, my life risked many days prior in order to stock up on alcohol, I sat in my favorite chair, wearing my favorite jersey, waiting... Read More

Colorado to Reopen Gradually Beginning May 1

April 21st, 2020

Gov. Polis’ stay-at-home order expires April 27, and the Governor is instead instituting a ‘safer-at-home’ model, with suggestions for how businesses can begin to reopen. Businesses will have guidelines that still implement the six foot social distancing rules that have been in place. The general public was given the following model: Encouraged to stay at home unless necessary. Strongly advised to wear face coverings when out. No gatherings over 10 people. Sick people may not go to work. Avoid unnecessary travel. The following businesses will be allowed to reopen under the... Read More

[VIDEO] AF Thunderbirds in Flyover to Honor COVID-19 First Responders

April 19th, 2020

  The Air Force Academy Thunderbirds performed a flyover yesterday after the Air Forcer Academy’s graduation in honor of the frontline COVID-19 first responders. Vice President Mike Pence originally was going to deliver the commencement speech virtually but made last minute adjustments on Tuesday and flew out to deliver the speech. “The Thunderbirds are thrilled to continue on a tradition of culminating the Air Force Academy graduation and welcoming our newest second lieutenants into our Air Force,” said Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbirds commander and leader. “While the coronavirus... Read More

The Market at Larimer Square Shuts Down After 37 Years in Business

April 15th, 2020

Restaurants are getting hit hard due to coronavirus restrictions, and even local favorites are not safe from failure. The Market announced that it will be permanently closing after 37 years as of this morning. The Market was not offering any curbside pickup or takeout during the outbreak, stating that they had too many employees and too many customers to feel safe operating. In the statement released on social media, brothers Mark and Gary Greenberg, owners of the establishment since 1983, said “We are proud to have been a part of this community. Larimer Square will always feel like home, and... Read More

7 Stars You Didn’t Know Were From Colorado

April 13th, 2020

1. Amy Adams Amy Adam was raised in Castle Rock and is a Douglas County High School alum. Throughout high school, Adams sang with the school choir, trained in ballet at the David Taylor Dance Company, was active in regional theater and focused on art and sculpture. 2. Tim Allen Tim Allen was born in Denver and lived there for most of his early childhood before moving to Michigan. Allen would later go on to play the lead in the sitcom Last Man Standing, where his character is the senior executive and director of marketing for an outdoor sporting goods store chain based in Denver. 3. Jessica Biel Jessica... Read More

39 Tigers From ‘Tiger King’ Now at Colorado Sanctuary

April 3rd, 2020

  The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, knew of the so-called “Tiger King” Joe Exotic well before the series became popular in the last few weeks. The Sanctuary took in 39 of the former zoo’s tigers as well as 3 black bears in 2017 when Joe Exotic’s zoo was shut down. Becca Miceli, Chief Science and Animal Welfare Office, says the Sanctuary is trying to provide the animals with a home and plenty of open space that they have not had before. “You know try and provide them with as many freedoms that people unfortunately tried to take away from them,”... Read More

Goggles for Docs: Donate Used Ski Goggles

April 3rd, 2020

With ski season cancelled early and doctors facing a shortage of protective equipment, Goggles for Docs was born. The site allows you to see what hospitals in Colorado are facing a shortage of protective gear and need something like new or used ski goggles donated. Simply let the hospital know how many pairs you are going to send, sanitize the equipment per their instructions, and overnight the goggles or drop them off at a designated drop-off center. So far, the site has already pulled in over 10,000 donations of goggles. If you don’t have a pair to donate, there are still other ways you... Read More

Colorado Unemployment Claims Top 60,784; How to Apply if You Need Help

April 3rd, 2020

Unemployment claims have been steadily increasing in Colorado as shutdowns continue across the state. To compare, recession-level claims were averaging about 5,000 a week; last week claims were at at 19,000, and this week has hit 60,000. File an unemployment insurance claim – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Unemployment guide – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Additional information on unemployment in Colorado – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Learn more about unemployment insurance from this PDF – U.S. Department of Labor  Read More

Bears Spotted in 8 Colorado Counties, Waking Early From Hibernation

April 2nd, 2020

Bears have already been spotted in 8 Colorado counties this year, including Boulder and Morrison, where bears have been getting into trash, Snowmass Village, where a bear broke into a vehicle, Delta, where bears have been attacking livestock, and Colorado Springs, where a bear went head to head with a dog. Wildlife officials don’t know why the bears are leaving hibernation early this year, but are urging residents in Colorado to keep their trash locked up to discourage bears from coming into areas highly populated by humans. Tips to prevent human/bear conflicts include: Keep garbage in... Read More

Loophole Allows Gun Sales in Colorado Without Background Check

April 1st, 2020

There is a massive backlog is background checks for gun sales due to a spike in applications from coronavirus fears coupled with the restrictions from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation employees who are working remotely. Under federal law, the CBI has three days to approve or deny a gun sale–if this deadline is not met, it is up to the discretion of the seller to decide. The bureau is working through a backlog of nearly 9,000 applications, making a process that usually takes around 8 minutes take around 4 business days. “Obviously we’re in a different time,” CBI spokesperson Susan... Read More