From the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern Plains, Colorado has been named the 'Manliest State' and Englewood, Littleton and Denver are the top three 'Manliest Cities' according to Movoto. The list was created by reviewing barber shops, boxing gyms, car part stroes, hardware stores and others.
While the entire state is pretty much a Mecca of manliness, we thought we'd look a little closer and use our experience in ranking cities on a national level to determine which metros can claim to be the manliest.
Based on our research—which may or may not have involved some breaks to cut wood and wrestle bears—we found that the following Colorado cities are tops when it comes to manly stuff:
A 15-year-old lion at the Denver Zoo is undergoing cancer treatment that is the first of it's kind.
Rian, a 15-year-old South African lion, underwent surgery and is receiving chemotherapy for an aggressive cancer originating in his spleen. Veterinarians hope the treatment will extend and improve his quality of life while providing valuable information about how chemotherapy could help other zoo lions and large cats.
"We are very thankful for all the help and expertise CSU doctors continue to provide. Moving forward, this will be a very valuable relationship," said Denver Zoo Staff Veterinarian Dr. Betsy Stringer.
In mid-March, zookeepers noticed Rian acting significantly lethargic, prompting zoo veterinarians to perform a full physical examination, during which tests revealed a large mass in the lion's abdomen.
After exploratory surgery, further testing determined that Rian's spleen grew to that size because it was infiltrated with a type of cancer known as high-grade splenic lymphoma.
There is new hope in a place where it's really needed the most right now! A brand new baby white buffalo was born on Saturday at Royal Gorge Bridge & Park!
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Photographer: Tracy Bandera
In the midst of catastrophic fires and destruction at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Canon City, Colo., which began Tuesday afternoon, by early Saturday morning, the gift of life was literally given as a white buffalo calf was born, and was christened "Smokey." He's a pretty white bull calf, sired by the park's nine year old white buffalo bull, Chief Silver Bullet. Pictured with Smokey is his mother Brownie, All of the herd carry the white recessive gene, and 25% are born white.
The park's wildlife park has a small herd of buffalo, elk, and bighorn sheep, all miracleously survived the fire that swept through the park and across the Royal Gorge. They are all in very good shape, and are continued to be fed and watered until they can be safely moved.
There is another brand new baby at the Denver Zoo today! A baby zebra. Zoo visitors can see mom and daughter with the entire herd in the yard now.
There's a new set of stripes in Denver Zoo's zebra yard today. Thursday nigh, June 13, Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an endangered, female Grevy's (Greh-veez) zebra. At less than a day old, the unnamed foal, is already comfortably exploring her new home with her mother, Topaz, never too far away. Guests can see mom and daughter with the entire herd in the yard now.
This is the third foal for Topaz and she is still proving to be an excellent mother, carefully shepherding the young foal around their yard. Topaz and the foal's father, Punda, were paired under recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) which ensures healthy populations and genetic diversity among zoo animals. Fortunately, the couple has proved to be an excellent match.
Father's Day weekend is coming up and every dad loves to grill so I sat down with Executive Chef Jason Morse from the Colorado Beef Council and 5280 Culinary for some grilling tips. What kind of grill is best, gas or charcoal? Best way to season a steak? How hot should the grill be? Jason has all the answers for grilling up the perfect steak on Father's Day or any day this summer!
You can listen to our conversation and get all the answers to these questions to grill up the perfect steak.
It's hot in Denver, but there is a new baby at the Denver Zoo that probably enjoys winter a lot more! A brand new baby Snow Leopard was born recently!
The female cub, named Misha (Mee-sha), was born on May 13. Guests aren't able to see Misha yet as she is still bonding behind-the-scenes with her mother, Natasha. The two will remain in their den until Mom determines it is time for Misha to explore the outdoor world.
This species is native to rocky, mountainous areas above the tree line in central Asia and in the Himalayan regions of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. They are well adapted for their harsh lifestyle with well-developed chest muscles and powerful, short limbs that help them climb and leap in the rocky terrain, while their long tails help them balance on small, mountain ridges. To protect them from the cold, they have long, thick hair that covers a dense woolly under-fur and their bushy tails are also long enough to wrap around their bodies and heads. Even their large paws are fully furred to provide warmth and good traction on snow.
Thinking about a new addition to the family? The four-legged furry kind? This is your week! Thanks to the Metro Denver Shelter Alliance members, they are waiving fees on cats and dogs 1 year and older this week at the Denver Dumb Friends League and other select pet shelters! Spring into summer with a new pet. This is a first-of-its-kind collaborative adoption special, which highlights just how collaborative all the shelters are in helping place homeless pets.
Summer is a great time to adopt a pet—long, lazy days for playing, training and getting to know your new family member! That's why participating Metro Denver Shelter Alliance (MDSA) shelters and rescues are offering a five-day "Spring into Summer" metro-wide adoption special. From June 10 to 14, participating shelters and rescue groups are waiving fees for all cats and dogs 1 year and older—a first-of-its-kind collaborative adoption special.
Formed in 2000, the Metro Denver Shelter Alliance is a coalition of more than 25 public and private shelters, rescue and animal service providers committed to saving pets and fostering responsible pet ownership to increase the number of animals adopted and reunited at shelters throughout the community.
"Denver Zoo is proud to take a leadership role in the management of multiple male elephants to support the long-term vitality of Asian elephants in zoo settings. This encourages breeding programs at all zoos while providing an excellent home for elephants," Denver Zoo Vice President for Animal Care Brian Aucone said in a statement.
Born in Dublin in Feb. 17, 2008, Budhi will take the name Billy at Denver Zoo in honor of the memory of William Chenoweth, a long-time zoo supporter.
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.