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‘Zombie Deer’ Escaping from Colorado to Nevada

October 8th, 2019

‘Zombie Deer’ is surprisingly similar to what it sounds like; the phrase is referring to chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious disease that affects deer and elk populations and causes lack of fear of humans, lethargy, and emaciation. The disease is not bacterial or viral; instead, it is transmitted by prions similarly to how mad cow disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is spread. These diseases attack brain tissue and are incurable, hence the zombie name. Currently, Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas have all shows animals with the disease, and surrounding states fear that it will... Read More

Proposed Voting Law Follows Colorado’s Example

October 2nd, 2019

A new federal law proposition entitled “Next Generation Votes” hopes to follow in Colorado’s footsteps to increase voter turnout of young people, a notoriously underrepresented group in elections. The law would allow 16-year-olds to pre-register to vote while getting their license. A law for this had been passed in 2013 in Colorado. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office says nearly 156,000 16-and-17-year-olds in Colorado have pre-registered to vote since the law took effect. This in turn has made it so 60% of young people in Colorado voted in last year’s election compared to... Read More

Colorado Has 8 Cases of Vaping Illnesses, Median Age 18

September 26th, 2019

A wave of vaping related illnesses has swept across the country, showing more than 500 cases and 11 deaths. In Colorado alone, there have been 8 cases of this illness, and 6 have been hospitalized. There have been several proposals for what to do about the situation, including calls to raise the nicotine age to 18 or sweeping bans on all electronic cigarettes or flavored electronic cigarettes. 10 local governments in Colorado have already raised the age to 21. Colorado topped the nation for teen vaping in a survey of more than three dozen states last year. Of the cases of vaping related illnesses... Read More

‘Forest Bathing’ is the Newest Trend in Colorado

September 17th, 2019

The trend does not include actual bathing, luckily, and does not necessarily even need to take place in a forest. Instead, forest bathing is an act of meditation and mindfulness meant to help you connect with nature, others, and yourself. “The point is to slow down and truly tune in your senses to the nature that surrounds you,” certified forest therapy guide Leona Campbell told Denver7. “We make our way though sight, what are the sounds, how does this feel, what are the smells?” she said. “Just a way of bringing ourselves into the present moment in a way we so rarely do.” Forest bathing... Read More

Survey Says Colorado Most Desirable State

August 26th, 2019

A recent survey showed that Colorado was the most desirable state to move to in the United States, with 55% of people surveyed saying that they wanted to relocate here. Colorado was followed up by Hawaii and California, with Florida, North Carolina, Washington, New York, Texas, South Carolina, Georgia and Oregon following close behind. The beautiful outdoors and subsequent activities were listed as reasons for all the top 3 states. Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama were the bottom 3 states. Some states were so undesirable that participants in the survey wouldn’t move there even if they were... Read More

3 Great Places to Eat in Capitol Hill Denver

August 20th, 2019

Ah, Denver. The city is so fun and diverse with many different neighborhoods, each with their own spunk. Capitol Hill is a well-known neighborhood for its charm, tree-lined streets, and gritty history. Not only that, but they have a great selection of restaurants and bars at affordable prices! 1. LowDown Brewery This is one of my favorite places in the area! The vibe is very chill and low-key, and the food is to die for. They have amazing appetizers (their homemade beer cheese with bread and apple to dip is my personal fav) and a great selection of sandwiches and pizza. The service is friendly,... Read More

Rolling Stones Coming to Colorado

August 9th, 2019

The Rolling Stones: 2019 No Filter tour is coming to Denver Saturday, August 10th at Broncos Stadium. Tickets start at $125 and go up to nearly $2,000 if you want to get up close and personal with the band. The band was originally scheduled to play in May, but had to postpone due to medical issues from Mick Jagger. Denver-based band Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats will be opening for the Rolling Stones. Front runner Mick Jagger seem to be ready for the tour, as seen by his Instagram post in May. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mick Jagger... Read More

ARISE: A Transformative Colorado Festival of Yoga and Music

August 9th, 2019

Community and healing: those are the words that come to mind when partaking in your first yoga-music festival. For anybody that’s been to ARISE before, they’ll likely know what I’m talking about. Nestled between the rolling green foothills of Loveland, Colorado is Sunrise Ranch—an ideal location for an event such as this. Whether you come predominately for the yoga or the music alone, you’ll get a wide variety in both realms. From folk, funk, and electronic to vinyasa flow and AcroYoga, there’s a plethora of activities to choose from over the course of three days. What’s unique... Read More

Tarantulas Crawling Through Colorado

August 8th, 2019

Every year, thousands of tarantulas migrate to Colorado in search of mates, generally showing up in La Junta and southeast Colorado towards the end of August. The male spiders are searching for female mates that burrow in the Colorado prairies. The city of La Junta lists some tips for seeing the hoards, including: September is the ideal time of year to view the tarantula migration – specifically around September 10. There will still be some in October, and some are crawling about before that. Venture out on a day that is warm, and preferably not too windy. Some tarantulas will be active in late... Read More

Longhorn Gets Loose!

August 6th, 2019

A longhorn steer got loose on Friday during the Ride for the Brand Cattle Drive. The steer managed to escape while being transported and nervously ran into the downtown street. The street was crowded with people, none of whom got hurt, as the steer raced towards a building. Spectators were mix of terrified and screaming and attempting to help the handler, who followed the animal on horseback to attempt to lasso it. The video below shows a close-up of the scene.  Read More