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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

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

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

Faces of Denver: Mark Acito

March 10th, 2020

Marc Acito is a playwright and librettist best known for his novel How I Paid for College and his collaboration with George Takei on the Broadway musical Allegiance, which addresses the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. His latest work, “Secrets of the Universe and Other Songs,” will have its world premiere at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, under the direction of Helen R. Murray. The play portrays the friendship of African American vocalist Marian Anderson (Mary Louise Lee) and Jewish physicist Albert Einstein (Jordan Leigh). While Acito currently resides in New York City,... Read More

Cannabis Board for Hemp Regulation Launches in Boulder

March 4th, 2020

The Marijuana Licensing Authority was named in August of last year and was meant to handle licensing of marijuana products. However, the licensing is currently still being handled by Boulder city officials and the Licensing Authority is really only providing advisory recommendations, with the hopes to begin licensing later this year. This mixup in naming has caused the city, city council, and businesses a headache as it causes confusion over what the Authority can legally do, and Boulder City Council proposed a name change to the Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board. This name helps clear up some... Read More

23 of the Best Franchises in America from Colorado

March 3rd, 2020

Entrepreneur recently released their list of the top 500 franchises in North America, and Colorado represented with a whopping 23 of the top 500 with franchise headquarters located throughout the state. Dunkin’ ranked number one on the list, with Taco Bell and McDonald’s following close behind.  Read More