There is a new baby at the Denver Zoo! The first of its species at the zoo in more than 20 years!
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Przewalski's (sheh-VAL-skee’s) horse foal, born this morning, May 31. The unnamed foal, whose gender is still not known, is not only the first birth for mother, Yisun, and father, Bataar, but also the first birth of its species at Denver Zoo since 1991. The foal is quietly exploring its yard under the watchful eye of its mother, but guests can see them both from the zoo’s main pathway now.
The Przewalski’s horse is considered the only remaining, truly “wild” horse in the world and may be the closest living wild relative of the domesticated horse. There are a number of other wild equine species, including three species of zebra, and various subspecies of the African wild ass, onager and kiang.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Make sure you check out the 42nd Annual Capitol Hill People's Fair Art and Music Festival this weekend in Denver! KOSI 101.1 will be in the Kid's Zone with fun art projects at our booth for the kids. Music, arts and crafts, live local music, wine pavillion and so much more, there is something for everyone and admission is FREE!
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The CHUN Capitol Hill People's Fair exists as a celebration of the diverse Denver urban community and its residents. As Colorado's Premier Arts and Crafts Festival, the uniqueness and magic of CHUN's Capitol Hill People's Fair is created by the careful blending of great family fun, carefully selected handmade arts & crafts, delicious culinary delights, fabulous entertainment and the commitment to raise funds for and promote the missions of non-profit organizations.
Colorado is known for being fit with all the outdoor activities we can do throughout Denver and the mountains! Denver was ranked fifth on the American College of Sport Medicine’s, American Fitness Index™. This index measures the health and community fitness status of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.
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Similar to an annual physical or wellness exam, the sixth annual report evaluates the preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, health care access and community resources and policies that encourage healthy and fit lifestyles. Included in the report’s latest edition are benchmarks for each data indicator to highlight areas that need improvement.
The metropolitan statistical area (MSA) of Denver-Aurora-Broomfield scored 68.1 (out of 100 possible points) in the 2013 report, up four spots from last year. In 2012, the metro area ranked ninth with a score of 65.6. Minneapolis-St. Paul achieved a high score of 76.4 to capture the top ranking for the third consecutive year.
Denver ranked fourth on personal health indicators related to health behaviors, chronic health conditions and health care access. The area ranked 14th on community/environmental indicators associated to the built environment, recreational facilities, park-related expenditures, physical education requirements and primary health care providers.
As we remembered those that have served over the Memorial Day Weekend, a very special dedication was made in Colorado! 13 years in-the-making, the Colorado Freedom Memorial located near Springhill Golf Course on a four-acre parcel near Buckley Air Force Base in Springhill Community Park at 756 Telluride Street in Aurora, Colorado, was officially dedicated to honor those that have served.
The Colorado Freedom Memorial is made of glass and stands 12 feet tall and 95 feet long. It's base is tiled in granite.
The panels of glass that make up the memorial lean forward and back, representative of men falling in action. A trough of water runs in front of the memorial, representative of the oceans that separate Colorado from the fields of battle.
Nearly 6000 names appear on the wall. They are grouped by war, but names will not be alphabetically listed. This will allow for additions as they are discovered.
How about some free Colorado Proud samples? I will be at Walmart in Centennial Friday from 11a to 1p over the lunch hour with free Colorado Samples and other KOSI goodies. Stop by and shop Colorado Proud prodcuts that are made right here in our backyard at everyday low prices!
We will have samples from Boulder Chips, Rocky Mountain Popcorn and more, plus, Chester Cheetah from Frito Lay will be there! Plus, you can register to win an overnight stay and dinner at the Isle Casino Black Hawk at the KOSI tent!
Where to find KOSI: Walmart Supercenter, 10900 E Briarwood Ave, Centennial, CO 80112 (near Arapahoe & Havana)
It's become a Denver tradition! Denver Day of Rock is this Saturday May 25, 2013 and we hope to see you there! It's your chance to enjoy great music on five stages in Downtown Denver and help Concerts For Kid's, a non-profit that helps children's charities in the Denver area!
Denver Day of Rock is a one-of-a-kind music event presented by Concerts For Kids to raise awareness of the children in our community. This free event will feature five stages of live music throughout downtown Denver on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
The amazing line-up includes Wendy Woo Band,Fishbone, Jessica Gabrielle and The J Walkers, Mary Louise Lee Band, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers and so many more! See the full line-up here. It all happens this Saturday on the 16th Street Mall from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Wow, what would you do with $600 million? I can't even imagine that much money. Powerball officials say the estimated jackpot has grown to $600 million for Saturday's drawing and that is a LOT of money! If your buing a ticket, or ten, I found a Powerball Simulator website, it simulates your chances of winning. It's worth a try.
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About Powerball Simulator.
Accurately emulates the American Powerball lottery game. Simulates up to 6,000 games per minute. Runs inside your browser.
There is a new addition at the Denver Zoo! The zoo has welcomed a two-year-old North American river otter named Ahanu (Ah-hah-new) to be a companion for long-time resident male Otto.
Ahanu was born at California’s Oakland Zoo in February 2011 and arrived at Denver Zoo in March 2013. His arrival has brought a youthful energy to the exhibit and he has been a playful pal for 15-year-old Otto. Otto’s long-time yard mate, Ariel, died of age-related symptoms in October 2012 at almost 19-years-old. North American river otters live an average of 20 years of age in zoos.
Otters play more than most wild animals. They have been observed wrestling, chasing other otters, diving for rocks and clamshells, swimming with pebbles or other small objects balanced on their noses, toying with live prey and sliding down mud banks or snow banks. “Play” activities actually serve a purpose – they are used to strengthen social bonds, practice hunting techniques and scent mark territories.