Denver, Colorado: Fourth Best Place for Job Seekers
With a 3.3% growth in population over recent years, Denver is an up-and-coming city. Although the unemployment rate is fairly high, the relatively low cost of living improves the odds that a job seeker can afford to live there. Denver’s top industries include aerospace, broadcasting and telecommunications, energy and healthcare. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is located in Golden, CO, and employment in the healthcare industry has increased by 23% in the last 5 years.
If your looking for a short getaway from Denver, how about going to see the snow sculptures in Breckenridge. I had a couple of friends go last weekend and they said it was amazing. After seeing pictures, I want to go.
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About the 2012 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships
We welcome visitors from beginning to the end of this FREE event (January 22 - February 3, 2013). Artists sculpt from Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. until Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., judging is at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013, the awards ceremony is at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013 and sculptures will remain standing weather permitting until the night of Sunday, February 3, 2013.
This year's first place winner of both the Artist's and People's Choice Awards was Team Mongolia, whose "Mongolian Warriors" sculpture depicted life-like 13th-century warriors and their horses striding out of a solid 20-ton block base of snow.
The summer will be here before we know it and that means extra time for the kids. Looking for a fun, yet educational way for the kids to spend some of their time this summer?
How about the summer camp at the Denver Zoo? Summer Safari Camp sounds like a fun way to spend some time this summer.
Registration for the Denver Zoo's Summer Safari camp begins January 29. The wildest summer camp in town is a fun-filled educational experience for animal lovers from Pre-K through 8th grades. Campers participate in hands-on activities, zoo exploration, animal encounters and observations, crafts, games, stories, projects, and more. Camps run weekly from June 3 through August 9. To meet the registration challenges resulting from high demand, the zoo will be rolling out registration over the course of seven days beginning at 7 a.m. on January 29.
About the Camp
This year's camp theme is Zooper Heroes. Campers will learn how to become a hero for the planet as you get outside and get active! Kids will get out of the classroom and into the wild, as we explore our connections to nature. They will uncover environmental challenges that face animals today and take steps to make a difference in the world we share.
It's hard to believe the stockshow has come and gone already!..It's truly a real piece of the wes with real cowboys. We took the family last Saturday and had a great time. The kids loved seeing all the animals up close and to see the care they are given. The food you find is great..some of the best BBQ. The real fun is the rodeo!...you talk about athletes with real skill. I know you think Broncos...Nuggets..Avalanche...Rockies when it comes to great athletes. But imagine riding a horse that is trying to throw you off their back or a bull doing the same thing! Riding a horse full speed to rope an calf..or wrestling a calf to the ground after you dive off a horse at full speed..did the I mention the animals has horns!!... I take my cowboy hat ,that I wear once a year for the stockshow, off to salute real cowboys and athletes
Denver International Airport’s (DIA) passenger traffic continued to grow in 2012, making it the busiest year in the airport’s history. A total of 4,308,760 passengers traveled through DIA in December 2012, bringing this year’s passenger traffic total to 53,156,278. The record-breaking year is a 0.6 percent increase over the previous record in 2011 of 52,849,132 passengers traveling through DIA. It is the fifth consecutive year that more than 50 million passengers have traveled through DIA annually.
DIA is hosting the "State of DIA" on March 12, 2013 including a Keynote Address from Kim Day, DIA's Manager of Aviation and a special Presentation from Steve Spangler, 9NEWS Science Guy. Information can be found here.
A new male red panda has arrived at Denver Zoo as a suitable mate for the zoo's lone female, Daisy. Chewbacca, a 6-year-old, comes from the Detroit Zoo to continue Denver Zoo's successful conservation of the species. He spent the holidays behind-the-scenes, but now visitors can see him exploring his outdoor habitat.
Denver Zoo has been very successful in breeding red pandas.
Red pandas are classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), with an estimated population of less than 2,500 mature individuals remaining in the wild. Their population continues to decline due to habitat fragmentation and hunting. Like their larger cousins, these lesser pandas eat primarily bamboo shoots.