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Doors Open Denver logo. Doors Open Denver: Explore City Architecture Apr. 29-30 (4/13/2017) - Tour the City’s Unique Architecture, Art, and Culture By Cristina Ceballo, blakecommunications.com The 13th-annual Doors Open Denver, the premier event showcasing the richness and history of Denver’s built environment and promoting quality design, will take place [...]
Colorado Film Festivals Accepting Film Submissions (3/1/2017) - Several Colorado film festivals are accepting film submissions. Check out these three returning festivals. Links to submission guidelines are included for filmmakers, along with each festival’s dates for those who want to go check out [...]
2,000 pound Kodiak Bear being observed by visitors on record-breaking walkway at The Wild Animal Sanctuary. Source: PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg, Colorado. Colorado Sanctuary Rescues Lions, Tigers & Bears from Argentina (2/20/2017) - By Pat Craig, The Wild Animal Sanctuary The Wild Animal Sanctuary, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuary, has successfully rescued three Bengal Tigers, two African Lions, and two Grizzly Bears from inhumane conditions at a closed zoo in Colon, Argentina. The [...]
Source: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington. US Army Uses Wilderness Medicine to Train and Treat Elite Soldiers (1/18/2017) - Stationed at Fort Carson, Maj. Hunter Winegarner Cares for Soldiers in the 10th Special Forces Airborne Unit Using the Soldier Centered Medical Home Model By Katie Fitzpatrick, webershandwick.com for US Army The US Army is part [...]
Source: Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Poached buck Found in Northwest Grand Junction, Colorado (1/12/2017) - By Mike Porras, CPW NW Region Colorado Parks and Wildlife authorities are asking the public for help identifying the person responsible for illegally killing a mule deer buck in northwest Grand Junction Tuesday evening. At [...]
Sci, a CPW K9, in armor is shown with a handler. Source: Kyle Davidson, Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Colorado Parks and Wildlife K9 Sci Received Body Armor (12/20/2016) - By Kyle Davidson, CPW SE Region Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s K9, Sci, has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Sci’s vest is [...]
One of the Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese labels released with the recall notice. Source: PRNewsFoto/Boulder Brands, Inc., Boulder, Colorado. Colorado-made Mac and Cheese Recalled for Possible Dairy Allergen (12/9/2016) - Boulder Brands, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese Due to Possible Dairy Allergen Contamination On December 8, 2016, Boulder Brands, Inc. issued [...]
Source: Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. John Elway to Receive 2017 Horatio Alger Award (12/6/2016) - Three-Time Super Bowl Champion and Denver Broncos EVP of Football Operations/General Manager one of 11 Individuals Selected for 2017 By McKenna Young for Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., [...]
Chasing Coral film still,. Source: Sundance Film Festival. 2017 Sundance Film Festival to Include 100+ Films (12/5/2016) - Film Festival Competition and Next Lineup Announced Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with their November 29, 2016, announcement of the 66 [...]
Author Advises How to Keep Holidays Calmer (12/5/2016) - How to Avoid Feeling Frazzled, Wrung Out and Disappointed This Holiday Season Enjoying a memorable and meaningful Christmas season doesn’t just happen, according to Tina Albrecht, mother of daughters aged 10, 7 and 4. The [...]
NOAA's GOES-R weather satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, was launched on November 19, 2016, on an Atlas V rocket form Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Source: Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin-built GOES-R Weather Satellite Launched (11/20/2016) - New Weather Satellite for NOAA to Greatly Improve Weather Forecasting and Warnings By Gary Napier, Lockheed Martin NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was successfully launched yesterday at 6:42pm (ET) from [...]
Statement by Acting US Attorney Bob Troyer Condeming Hate Crimes (11/18/2016) - Acting US Attorney Bob Troyer released the following statement yesterday condemning hate crimes, promising vigorous prosecution when appropriate: “Hate crimes are not just crimes perpetrated against an individual victim.  They attack our entire community by [...]
2,000 pound Kodiak Bear being observed by visitors on record-breaking walkway. Source: PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg, Colorado. Largest Carnivore Sanctuary In The World Breaks World Record (10/28/2016) - Released by Pat Craig, The Wild Animal Sanctuary Preparations are underway for what will be a record-setting event for a Colorado-based non-profit organization.  On Monday, October 31, 2016 The Wild Animal Sanctuary will celebrate a [...]
Source: Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Information Sought about Trophy Elk Found Dead in Northwest Colorado, Meat Wasted (10/12/2016) - By Mike Porras, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, NW Region Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers ask the public for help finding the person who killed then abandoned a trophy-quality 6×6 bull elk, leaving the meat to waste. [...]
The Olde Town Arvada Water Tower in the present day. Source: Maria VanderKolk, City of Arvada, Colorado. Olde Town Arvada Water Tower to Get Facelift (10/10/2016) - By Maria VanderKolk, Communications Manager, Arvada.org At 116 years of age, the Olde Town Arvada Water Tower is looking quite sprightly, presiding over an historic district that has been undergoing a dramatic revitalization. Still, this grand [...]
Osage Gardens Inc. of New Castle, Colorado, has recalled Osage Gardens Organic 2 oz Micro Greens. Source: Label released via fda.gov. Osage Gardens Inc. Recalls Organic Micro Greens for Possible Health Risk (10/9/2016) - Released by Jared McDermott, Osage Gardens Inc. Osage Gardens Inc. of New Castle, Colorado, has recalled Osage Gardens Organic 2 oz Micro Greens, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can [...]
Aspen Shortsfest is accepting submissions for its 2017 festival. Credit: wwwMattpowerphotography.com, via aspenfilm.org. Aspen Shortsfest Call for Entries is Open (10/3/2016) - The 26th annual Aspen Shortsfest is accepting submissions. Shortsfest accepts submissions of live action, documentary, and animation from the United States and around the world. Films screened will be part of the Festival’s International Competition, [...]
Call for Submissions is open for the 12th Annual Durango Independent Film Festival is March 1 – 5, 2017. Source: Joanie Fraughton, Durango Independent Film Festival, Colorado. Durango Film Festival Accepting Submissions for 2017 (10/2/2016) - Submissions for the 2017 Durango Film independent film festival are being accepted through November 15, 2016. The 12th Annual Durango Independent Film Festival (DIFF) is scheduled for March 1-5, 2017. Films will screen at multiple venues. Durango Film [...]
The Movie on the Field series is presented by the Haunted Field of Screams, Thornton CO. Colorado Haunted Field of Screams Presents “Movie on the Field” (9/29/2016) - Throughout October, Enjoy Free Outdoor Movies on the Field of Colorado’s Largest Haunted Attraction By Cristina Ceballo, Haunted Field of Screams The Movie on the Field series, presented by the Haunted Field of Screams, offers free outdoor [...]
Ute Encampment site near Denver. Photographed by William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) during the Hayden Geological Survey of 1874. Credit: History Colorado. History Colorado Awarded $2.2 Million for Ute Project (9/25/2016) - National Science Foundation Awards $2.2 Million to History Colorado for Collaborative Project on Ute Indian Traditional Scientific Knowledge Released by Brooke Gladstone, History Colorado On September 23, 2016, History Colorado announced that it had been awarded a $2.2 [...]
Thornton, Colorado-based Zombie Paintball Massacre is not your normal hayride. Source: hauntedfieldofscreams.com. Two Thornton, Colorado Attractions Offer Fun or Nightmares (9/9/2016) - Released by Cristina Ceballo Are you ready for Fall?  Get into the fall spirit at Maize in the City on Saturday, September 24, 2016, when the attraction opens for the season. Navigate through the corn maze, [...]
Telluride Horror Show 2016 film festival poster Horror Show Film Festival Call for Submissions is Ending Soon (9/7/2016) - The Telluride Horror Show, Colorado’s first and longest-running horror film festival, is accepting film submissions for the 2016 festival, features and shorts.  The festival is October 14-16, 2016. The Telluride Horror Show takes place at the legendary [...]
Source: North American Competitive Beard and Moustache Alliance/PRNewsFoto. Denver, Colorado: Ready or Not, Hair They Come! (9/7/2016) - Competitors From Across the Continent Converge in Denver for the 2016 Great American Beard and Moustache Championship Released by Tobin Voggesser (Boulder Facial Hair Club) and Chad Roberts (North American Competitive Beard and Moustache Alliance) The North American [...]
Elijah Crabtree holds the newly established state record for spotted sunfish, a 7.7-ounce fish caught on June 25, 2016. Credit: Kevin Crabtree, via ncwildlife.org. New Spotted Sunfish NC Record Established and Set (9/5/2016) - Released by Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org In a relatively obscure pocket of Big Swamp, in Robeson County, 12-year-old Elijah Crabtree set a newly established freshwater fish state record on June 25, 2016. Elijah, the son of [...]
A natural arch in Rattlesnake Canyon, McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. Source: Bureau of Land Management-Colorado. Work to Begin on New Trails in McInnis Canyons (9/5/2016) - Trails Will Be in Colorado’s McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area Released by Chris Joyner, BLM-Colorado The Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office and its partners will create a new trail within the McInnis [...]
A Taste of Colorado logo “A Taste of Colorado” Names Award Winners (9/3/2016) - Released by Christina La Porte, A Taste of Colorado Downtown Denver’s biggest menu is served at the 33rd Annual A Taste of Colorado – produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership – with many of Colorado’s favorite food establishments [...]
Lake San Cristobal where the stunt will take place on August 23rd. Photo by Mary Carkin (PRNewsFoto/Apollo Gum Company). Colorado Jetpack Pilot Back For A High-Risk Stunt (8/27/2016) - **UPDATE August 27, 2016** Video of stunt after completion     Below is the pre-stunt announcement originally published on August 20, 2016. Apollo Gum Company and the Apollo Jetpack Plan a 30-second Jetpack Flight Launching from [...]
Colorado Energy Office not only is working on rooftop solar, but oversees Colorado solar gardens (shown). Source: Colorado.gov. Colorado Launches First Low-Income Rooftop Solar Project (8/23/2016) - Partners Come Together to Demonstrate Feasibility of Combining Energy Efficiency and Rooftop Solar to Help Address Energy Burden Released by Heatheryn Higgins (Colorado Energy Office), Howard Brooks (Energy Resource Center), and Patrice Lehermeier (Colorado Springs [...]
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