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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

Gov. Polis Says Schools Will Likely Be Closed the Remainder of Year

April 1st, 2020

Gov. Polis stated in a press release yesterday that it was likely that schools would remain closed throughout the remainder of the school year across Colorado. “All school districts… should prepare for traditional in classroom instruction to not return this school year,” said Polis. “I like to be an optimist, so it is possible, very unlikely.” Schools in Colorado were officially closed two weeks ago, and many classrooms are slowly shifting to online learning as they transition from spring break. “I think as much as possible, we want to make sure that everybody has... Read More

Air Force Academy Seniors Graduating 6 Weeks Early

April 1st, 2020

Due to coronavirus concerns, the Air Force Academy will be graduating its senior class six weeks early, on April 18th. Family and friends will not be allowed to attend, but will be able to livestream the event “I have invited the Class of 2020 to help the staff design their graduation ceremony and they will do this with the same care for military tradition and the Academy’s legacy as they’ve done leading other world-class Academy events,” Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria said in a press release from the academy. The academy said the graduation day will retain “the rigorous... Read More

Wild Animals Exploring Cities in Japan, Thailand, California, Colorado [VIDEO]

March 31st, 2020

With less humans moving around cities, wild animals are slowly moving into human territory. In Japan, deer are wandering the streets and getting into Dumpsters as less tourists have meant less freebies from humans feeding them. Deer have also been spotted near the airports in London as there have been less flights. Monkeys have been spotted in India and Thailand near once-popular shops as they are hunting for food. In California, wild turkeys have been spotted on shuttered school grounds. In Italy, the lack of boat traffic has led to crystal clear waters and wildlife, including swans, fish, and... Read More

Broncos News: Peyton Manning Shares Pep Talk for COVID-19

March 30th, 2020

Peyton Manning took to the Broncos Twitter page this week to share a message pertaining to COVID-19 and how it affects Coloradoans. Manning encourages Coloradoans to stay positive and to help out any way they can, including a link to Help Colorado. The site is looking for volunteers and donations to help at-risk individuals across our state get through the COVID-19 crisis. #BroncosCountry, Colorado needs your help now more than ever. Join Peyton Manning & learn how you can help during this time of need » https://t.co/cipYV4v2JD#StayHomeStayStrong pic.twitter.com/z01jJLoPBM — Denver Broncos... Read More

How to Safely Order Takeout During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 28th, 2020

There’s no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food or food packaging, as is stated by the Food and Drug Administration: “Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal (GI) viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A that often make people ill through contaminated food, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is a virus that causes respiratory illness,” the agency’s website reads. “Foodborne exposure to this virus is not known to be a route of transmission.”‘ The overwhelming evidence shows that COVID-19 is transmitted from being in close contact with an infectious person,... Read More