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So many pumpkins from which to choose at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks Maize in the City Review: Awesome Family Farm Fun (10/6/2018) - By Nicole Banks This has been the third year we have participated in the Maize in the City special media day. We went with a group, ages ranging from 7-19. All participated in the festivities, [...]
Haunted Field of Screams 2018, Thornton, Colorado. Photo: Anisa Banks Haunted Field of Screams 2018 Review: A Creepy-good Attraction (10/3/2018) - By Anisa Banks, Student/Reviewer We have been fortunate to come to the Haunted Field of Screams in Thornton, Colorado for the past three years, and it never seems to disappoint. The three haunted attractions are [...]
Source: Maize in the City, Thornton, Colorado Fall for Family Fun at Maize in the City this Season (9/17/2018) - Voted Denver’s favorite corn maze, the rural fall event opens September 28 On Friday, September 28, 2018, Maize in the City (MITC), voted Denver’s favorite corn maze, will open for the 2018 season. Built into a 40-acre [...]
Source: Haunted Field of Screams, Thornton, Colorado Haunted Field of Screams Transforms in to an All-New Scream Park for the 2018 Season (9/17/2018) - Featuring four contrasting attractions, the park opens September 21 On Friday, September 21, 2018, the Haunted Field of Screams (HFOS) opens as an all-new scream park for the 2018 season. Built into a 40-acre corn [...]
Female black bear prior to poaching case. Source: Carolina Parks and Wildlife Colorado Parks and Wildlife Seeking Public’s Help in Bear Poaching Case (6/29/2018) - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person, or people, responsible for shooting a large female black bear that was found dead on June 20, 2018, in Idledale, Colorado, which is a [...]
New Report Finds War on Drugs a Key Factor in Colorado’s Growing Prison Population (3/12/2018) - State Prison Budget Is Nearing $1 Billion for First Time in History There were more than twice as many felony drug filings in Colorado last year compared to 2012, and three out of four were for simple [...]
Label from recalled Guymon Extracts Inc. pork products. Source: USDA FSIS Pork Products Recalled for Potential Pathogen Growth (2/7/2018) - Guymon Extracts Inc., a Guymon, Oklahoma establishment, is recalling approximately 4,202 pounds of fully cooked pork products due to a processing deviation that may have allowed potential spore-forming pathogen growth including Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens, the US [...]
Compassion International second-floor exhibit at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. Source: PRNewsfoto/Compassion International Museum of the Bible Exhibits Include Colorado Nonprofit (12/21/2017) - Compassion International, a ministry based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is featured in the newly opened 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible (MOTB), located three blocks from the US Capitol in Washington DC. The Compassion exhibit, which highlights [...]
Some of the labels USDA released with recall. Pork, Chicken Burrito/Wrap Items Recalled for Possible Listeria (11/2/2017) - Chelsea Food Services, doing business as Journey Cuisine, a Denver, Colorado establishment, is recalling approximately 28,064 pounds of pork and chicken burritos and wrap products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the US Department of [...]
Monarch Butterfly. Source: National Wildlife Federation Arvada, Colorado Surpasses Goals on Mayor’s Monarch Pledge (10/24/2017) - Majestic View Nature Center Encourages Continuing Efforts By Maria VanderKolk, The City’s Majestic View Nature Center (MVNC) helped Arvada become one of only three Colorado cities — Arvada, Denver, and Lafayette — in 2017 [...]
Source: Maize in the City, Thornton, Colorado Thornton CO Attractions Offer Choice: Fun or Fear? (8/31/2017) - Get ready for October attractions for all ages. Have family-friendly fun with farm attractions, or get ready to scream! Get into the fall spirit on Friday, September 29, 2017 when Maize in the City opens for [...]
CPW staffers prepare native Colorado River cutthroat trout for stocking north of Durango on July 27, 2017. Source: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southwest Colorado Program Reintroduces Native Cutthroat Trout (8/2/2017) - By Joe Lewandowski, Colorado Parks and Wildlife SW Region Restoration of native trout reached another milestone on July 27, 2017, when 3,000 Colorado River cutthroat trout were stocked in streams about 30 miles north of Durango [...]
33 acres inside National Park released for sale. The home was designed by Arizona architect Michael C. Daily as a single-story structure with southwestern Santa Fe style architecture. Source: PRNewsfoto/Chapman Real Estate Co. 33 acres inside National Park Released for Sale  (7/19/2017) - Ed. Note: Announcement of this home and acreage is included below.  I searched for an explanation as to why this portion of a National Park was owned by an individual instead of by the country. [...]
Prescient Co. New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility. Source: Prescient Co. Arvada CO Construction Tech Company Moves Headquarters to NC (7/13/2017) - Prescient Co. Expands Manufacturing Capabilities to Supplement Colorado Plant and Better Serve East Coast Markets Prescient, a fully integrated and patented design, engineering, manufacturing and installation solution for the construction industry, is moving the company’s [...]
Colorado Baby Box contents. Source: The Baby Box Co. Colorado is 5th US State to Join the Baby Box Movement (7/12/2017) - Baby Box University Program to Kick Off with Focus on Integrating Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep Fundamentals, Arvada Event On July 10, 2017, The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global initiative to equip expecting [...]
Source: Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Silverthorne CO. $20-each Reward Offered for Northern Pike Caught at Colorado Reservoir (5/24/2017) - By Mike Porras, CPW NW Region A cash-based incentive offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Colorado Water Conservation Board encouraging anglers to catch northern pike at Green Mountain Reservoir resumes on May [...]
Wildlife crossing over Highway 9 in Colorado, via Credit: J. Richert, Blue Valley Ranch. Wildlife Crossings Lower Collision Numbers (4/26/2017) - Have you seen a wildlife crossing photo shared online, often from Europe? These photos depict wildlife bridges over highways, often with animals safely moving overhead while cars flow underneath.  Now, wildlife and cars are separated in [...]
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, 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, 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 [...]