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Denver Water Restrictions Start Monday April 1

It's that time of year when we have to start watering our lawn, but make sure you are aware of the restrictions. Even though we have had some snow recently, Colorado is in a drought. That means water restrictions for Denver Water customers starting Monday, April 1, 2013. (No Foolin')

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Denver Water Customers: 2013 Water Restrictions

Mandatory watering restrictions mean Denver Water customers may only water two days a week and must follow this schedule:

  •     Single-family residential properties with even-numbered addresses: Sunday, Thursday
  •     Single-family residential properties with odd-numbered addresses: Saturday, Wednesday
  •     All other properties (multi-family, HOA, commercial, industrial, government): Tuesday, Friday

In addition, customers must follow these annual watering rules:

  •     Do not water lawns between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  •     Do not waste water by allowing it to pool in gutters, streets and alleys.
  •     Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete and asphalt.
  •     Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days.
    Do not water while it is raining or during high winds.

Trees, shrubs and other plants must be watered by hand.

[ 9NEWS ]

To check water restrictions in the county where you live, click here.
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Locations : ColoradoDenverDenver County


New Season of NBC's "The Voice" With Two New Coaches Begins Tonight [VIDEO]

A new season of NBC's "The Voice" starts tonight with two new coaches making their debut! Shakira and Usher will be the new coaches on the show, replacing Cee Lo and Christina, who are taking some time off from the show to focus on their music. The blind auditions begin tonight as the new season begins.

The Voice, Facebook

In the season premiere, new coaches Shakira and Usher battle Blake and Adam to discover the singer with the talent to take it all.

[ The Voice ]

WATCH: A Sneak Peek of The New Season

"The Voice" starts at 7 p.m. tonight on NBC, 9NEWS.

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Denver Zoo Welcomes Blossom, A Baby Gerenuk [VIDEO]

Ahhh, the Denver Zoo has a new baby! I'm not exactly sure how to say gerenuk, but this new baby looks like a fawn a little bit.

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Denver Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of Blossom, the first gerenuk (Gair-uh-nook) ever to be born at the zoo. The female calf was born March 6 to mother, Layla, and father, Woody, and is the third generation female currently living in the gerenuk exhibit. The small antelope species is known to be shy and are expert hiders, but guests may be able to catch a glimpse of Blossom in her yard now, weather depending.

[ Denver Zoo ]

Blossom has just begun venturing out into her yard and thoroughly enjoys it as she runs and jumps to the delight of her first visitors. Between bursts of speed, though, she likes to catch her breath in a cubby hole between some rocks. Blossom is also Layla's first calf and she is proving to be a very attentive mother, frequently making sure to clean and check on Blossom.

Welcome to the world, Blossom!

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Disney Trivia Is Your Chance to Win A Disney Blu-ray Bundle

Kevin's 5 O'Clock Question this week is all about your chance to win a Disney Blu-ray prize pack including the movies Mulan I & II, The Hunchback of Notre Dame I & II and Brother Bear I & II, plus a family four-pack of tickets to the Bunny Express at the Colorado Railroad Museum!


Listen between 5 and 6 each afternoon this week as I ask you a Disney trivia question realted to these movies. First caller through when I ask the question wins the prize pack. (You can have the kids help too.)

The Bunny Express Train at Colorado Railroad Museum

Let the rock of the rails transport you into spring with an Easter tradition at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Your whole family can hop on the Bunny Express Train featuring our 1880′s vintage passenger coach and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago.

The Easter Bunny and Spike the Railyard hound will be on hand with special spring treats. And the Depot General Store has perfect gifts available for this year’s Easter baskets. So hop on board the Bunny Express Train and loss track of time.
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Good luck from KOSI 101.1!
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Show Recap (3/16)

Hour Two

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Show Recap (3/16)

Hour One
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Water Replaces Soda As American's Favorite Drink, Again

Are you drinking more water? You're not alone! Soda is no longer the top drink in America. Plain old H20 has made a comeback as our favorite drink, again.

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For more than two decades, soda was the No. 1 drink in the U.S. with consumption peaking in 1998 at 54 gallons a year, according industry tracker Beverage Digest. Americans drank just 42 gallons a year of water at the time.

Americans now drink an average of 44 gallons of soda a year, a 17 percent drop from the peak in 1998. Over the same time, the average amount of water people drink has increased 38 percent to about 58 gallons a year. Bottled water has led that growth, with consumption nearly doubling to 21 gallons a year.

[ US Today ]

It seems like a lot us are trying to make healthier choices when it comes to food and excercise, so this makes sense.
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'Peeps' Celebrate 60 Years And Hit Record Sales

Are you a fan of 'Peeps?' Can you believe they have been around for 60 years? How crazy is that? The marshmallow Easter candies broke a record in 2012, selling more 'Peeps' than ever before. Peeps aren't bad, but I love putting them in the microwave and watching them explode, ever do that?

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Candy maker Just Born Inc. is celebrating record sales in 2012 and prepping to produce more than 1 billion marshmallow chicks and bunnies this Easter season—another record. “Everyone seems to have a Peeps story,” Ross Born, third-generation operator of the Philadelphia-based company, told the Associated Press.
[ The Daily Beast ]

Peeps, chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, jelly beans there is so much candy for Easter. What's your favorite Easter Candy?
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Denver's St. Patrick's Day Parade Is This Saturday

Did you know the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade dates back to the 60's? We are excited to be a part of the Denver tradition coming up this Saturday, March 16, 2013! The Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and KOSI 101.1 will be there!

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2013 Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade Route

The parade starts at Coors Field parking lot, steps off at 27th and Blake, Blake west to 17th, 17th to Wynkoop, Wynkoop back to Coors Field.

Parking and Public Transportation

Street parking is prohibited on the parade route, but plenty of parking lots are available on near-by streets. Light rail and RTD busses run to the Union Station and parade route areas. Visit the RTD site for route information. Remember that the trains fill up on parade morning so allow yourself plenty of time.

About the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade

Many argue that the parade has become the single largest gathering of Colorado residents every year in one place, where everyone sets aside their own heritage to become Irish for a day.   Many people are under the misconception that the parade is organized and presented by the City of Denver every year.  The parade is actually organized and driven by a group of volunteers formed 50 years ago and officially incorporated as the Denver St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Inc. in 1986.

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We'll see you there Saturday!

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Show Recap (3/9)

Hour Three

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