Mimi the Elephant has been at the Denver Zoo since 1961 and is One of Oldest Elephants in North American Zoos. Mimi is aging and her health is fading. Soon, the Denver Zoo says that this special Elephant will go into what they call "Hospice Care." Mimi was born in India, and while Mimi's birth date is not known the Zoo believes she is at least 53 years old, making her one the oldest elephants in North American zoos.
"We have had the honor of caring for Mimi since 1961. She has been a tremendous ambassador for generations of Denver Zoo guests and a beloved member of our community," says Denver Zoo President/CEO Craig Piper.
Piper went on to say:
"Although we will continue to offer her the best of care and hope she rebounds, the time has come to allow her to live her remaining time with the dignity and respect she so richly deserves. Mimi has good days and bad days and we have no way of knowing how much time she has left. However, no matter how much we wish, nothing will turn back time and give her the health she enjoyed in her youth."
Zoo staff will be monitoring Mimi's health very closely and keep her as comfortable as possible. According to the Denver Zoo, Mimi continues to be loved by everyone in Denver and Denver Zoo will continue to provide updates when appropriate.
We've all had those calls from telmarketers in the past, but this time a telemarketer threatened a Colorado resident in Mead, saying they would blow up their house after refusing to buy a product, according to an article. Tuesday evening a telemarketer called a home in Mead around 6:30 p.m. and threatened to blow up the home after a family refused to buy a product they were trying to sell. Weld County Sheriff’s Office along with Dacono Police evacuated several homes in the Mead neighborhood and searched the house but nothing was found.
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When the homeowner said he was not interested in the product for sale, the telemarketer said there was a bomb in that house and it would blow it up if anyone left, said Tim Schwartz, spokesman for the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.
The homeowner said the telemarketer had a foreign accent.
"We’re guessing the call didn’t originate in the U.S.," Schwartz said.
Just a reminder, anyone you currently have an existing business relationship with such as banks or insurance companies can still call you and political organizations and charities still have the right to call you legally.
Get ready to enjoy unlimited four-ounce beer samples from nearly 40 of the region's top breweries, a free full-size souvenir mug at the end of the night, complimentary appetizers, live animal demonstrations, music and dancing.
Drawing more than 3,000 people to the Denver Zoo, this event usually sells out. You can buy your tickets online today to enjoy unlimited four-ounce beer samples from nearly 40 of the region's top breweries, a free full-size souvenir mug at the end of the night, complimentary appetizers, live animal demonstrations, music and dancing. General Admission tickets are $70, Event Preview tickets are $100 and Designated Driver tickets are $30 and are available until 5 p.m. Friday, August 31 or until the event sells out. No ticket sales will be available at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older to attend.
About the Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation assures the highest standards of animal care. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in 577 projects in 58 countries on all seven continents. In 2011 alone, Denver Zoo participated in 84 projects in 17 countries and more than $1 million in funds was spent by the zoo in support of animal conservation in the field.
The Denver Zoo will close at noon on Friday, September 7 to prepare for Brew At The Zoo.
Known for it's reasonably priced flights to Las Vegas and vacation packages that included a Vegas hotel and airfare at a reasonable price, many will be sad to hear that Allegiant Air is ending service at the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport by the middle of October, according to reports.
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The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports airport director Jason Licon, Loveland public works director Keith Reester and a Fort Collins city official were told of the airline's plans in a conference call Monday with Allegiant executives.
Katy Perry is known for changing her hair color often. I think I've seen her in pictures and videos with pink hair, blue hair, etc, well her latest hair color is orange. Revealed in an online video from E News Now.
Let's keep all of those along the Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Florida and beyond in our thoughts as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall on Tuesday and becomes a Category 1 Hurricane.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Isaac became a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday with winds of 75 mph. It could get stronger by the time it's expected to reach the swampy coast of southeast Louisiana.
President Barack Obama said Gulf Coast residents should listen to local authorities and follow their directions as Isaac approached.
Scott began his television career in Colorado Springs in 1958 and the popular show was moved to Channel 2, KWGN in 1966 the show ran until 1998, when it was canalled.
Scott created a Colorado legend and legacy as Blinky, a red-nosed, plaid-jacketed, pouty-mouthed goof whose gentle humor made a would-be thief temporarily reform his ways and whose safety tips prompted generations of children to look both ways before crossing the street.
Get ready to sample, sip and savor Denver. The 2012 Annual Denver Food and Wine event is coming up Friday, September 7th. You can indulge in wine, spirits and some fine food from the area’s best restaurants while enjoying live music all while helping great community organizations. This week, I have your chance to win tickets. Just listen between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. for your chance to win tickets to the 8th Annual Denver Food and Wine Event.
Sad news coming out of New York this morning. We are getting information that several people were shot at the Empire State Building. At least two people were killed and several others were struck by bullets.
Two law enforcement officials in New York City say a recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly opened fired on others near the Empire State Building.
The officials say eight other people were struck by bullets but those injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Bismarck, a beloved male California sea lion at Denver Zoo passed away under anesthesia on August 22. He was believed to be about five years old. Since his arrival he had been an ambassador to the physically challenged as he was missing his back flippers yet adapted to swim just as easily as the zoo’s other sea lions.
The post went on to say:
“This was a very surprising loss and our hearts go out to the zookeepers that worked with Bismarck every day,” says Vice President of Veterinary Medicine Scott Larsen. “It is always difficult to lose an animal, especially one as amazing as Bismarck, but to lose one during a medical procedure that was intended to help him is especially hard.”
Good news on the job front for Denver! According to a new study and report Denver ranks third in job growth and Colorado ranked 16th according to the Denver Business Journal.
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Research professor Lee McPheters of ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business compared non-farm payroll job changes between July 2011 and July 2012 in metro areas with 1 million or more people. He used data from the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Yesterday we learned about Corey Fontenot, a 26-year-old from Broomfield that was spotted panhandling to raise money for a wedding ring. Well, Corey got his ring. Looks like a jewlery store, Sonny's Diamonds, donated a ring and it sounds like Corey will propose to his long-distance girlfriend in October.
"They completely blew me away," Corey Fontenot, 26, said. "They gave me an amazing ring. I plan on using it to propose to my girlfriend in October."
We are here in Colorado because we love it here. Last year, Louisville, CO made the number one spot on Money Magazines Best Places to Live list and this year, two Colorado cities made the top 25 for 2012.
So what does Money Magazine look for in the Best Places to Live?
The 2012 list highlights small cities across the country with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. "Money" says it looks for places with "the optimal combination of economic strength, quality health care, low crime, great schools and lots to do."
They say we will do anyting for love. Corey Fontenot moved to Denver from Lousisiana about two years ago leaving his girlfriend behind. Long distance love isn't enough for the couple and Corey wants his girlfriend to come to Colorado so they can get married. Turns out a wedding and a ring is the only way his girlfriend will move to Colorado. We all know weddings can be expensive and Corey just doesn't have the money for a ring, so he is hitting the streets holding a sign that simply reads, "In Love, Need Money for Ring, Anything Helps."
Professional cyclists from all over the world are in Colorado this week as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge gets underway in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The race began Monday morning at 10 a.m. in Durango and will wind through the Rockies and then end in Denver on August 26th. On Monday the cyclists will ride from Durango to Telluride, Colorado.
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Stage one starts in Durango on Monday and heads to Telluride. On Tuesday, riders will start in Montrose and head to Mt. Crested Butte. In stage 3, they will go from Gunnison to Aspen. On Thursday, riders will go from Aspen to Beaver Creek. After that grueling stage, Friday will usher the riders from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs. The sixth stage will go from Golden to Boulder. The last stage will be in Denver for the individual time trial.
Want to follow the race but you can't be there? No, problem, there is an app for that. The RadioShack Tour Tracker app will be following the race with photos, stats and more. Just like you're at the event.
There are almost one million fans in Colorado to check out the event. Welcome to Colorado, cyclists and fans!
This clinic will put you behind the wheel and create real life distractions to showcase distracted driving and the negative effects it can have on your driving ability. You'll also learn how to handle your vehicle so you can navigate less-than-ideal driving situations.
Today is the Material Girl's Birthday. Madonna turns 54! I grew up with my family (mostly my mother) listening to Madonna just about everywere we went. I loved riding in the car listening to Madonna play on the radio!
Many people have been concerned there might be a new fire burning in Colorado because of all the haze and smoke in the air in Denver and the metro area and Fort Collins. According to 9NEWS, the haze is due to winds blowing smoke and haze into Colorado from wildfires burning in California and other states to the west of us.
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WATCH 9NEWS TO FIND OUT HOW THE HAZE AFFECTS OUR HEALTH
Let's hope for quick containment of the fires burning outside Colorado and hope that we get a good breeze today or maybe some rain?
Sounds like we will be hearing some "fun" new music from Christina Aguilera soon. It's been a while since Aguilera has released an album and apparently she takes her time between albums for a reason as she said in an online video interview.
Christina Aguilera Official Facebook Page
“Yes, the single, the album, it’s all about just freedom,” the lady herself said in an interview with Extra. “You know, I like to take my time in-between my records, just because I like to have something to say, honestly and genuinely.”
Exciting music news! Celine Dion is going to release two, that's right two new albums in November!
Celine Dion, Official Facebook Page
The wait is over!
Celine Dion is going to release two musical outings in November of this year.
According to this very place right here, the Canadian singer of song is to release some French album entitled ‘Sans Attendre’ on November 5th and (more importantly if you speak English) will put out her English album ‘Water and A Flame’ shortly after on November 12th.
Lately, I have been focusing on being more acitive, but I'm still not as active as I'd like to be. I have been working on eating better and cooking more. Colorado remains the fittest state in the country, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That means 20.7 percent of Colorado residents have a body mass index higher than 30. Thank goodness for so many days of sunshine in Colorado and all the great outdoor activities in our backyard from hiking to sking to swimming and riding bikes.
How cool is this? Denver is one of twenty cities to go 3D on Google Earth, no 3D glasses required. Soon you'll be able to take a virtual flight over the Denver area with Google Earth 3D seeing everything from buildings to landscaping, according to 9NEWS.
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"We're rolling this out over a period of time and right now it's available on mobile devices but we're looking at a lot of cool cities," said Google Spokesman Daniel Sieberg.
We love Denver and Colorado for many reasons right? Well, we can add being a smart city to the list of many great things. Denver makes it to the list of U.S. Cities with the highest population with bachelors degrees, 20% above the National Average per capita, according to an article on Forbes.com:
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The largest metro areas, led by New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, have the biggest populations with bachelor’s degrees. And on a per capita basis, Washington D.C. (aka “parasite city”), San Francisco, Boston, Denver and Minneapolis lead the way, with a share of college grads 20% or more above the national average.
Bryan Adams will be at the Paramount Theatre in Denver on September 22 and KOSI 101.1 has your chance to win tickets before you can buy them this week. One of my favortie Bryan Adams songs is "Summer of 69." Bryan Adams has been nominated and won numurous awards in his career that started in 1977.
Make sure you are listening this afternoon in the 4 p.m. hour for your chance to win tickets to see Bryan Adams in Denver! What's your favorite Bryan Adams song? Share yours by commenting below.
Just after 5 a.m. Wednesday morning a bomb threat was called into authorities in Larimer County. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office stopped two buses headed toward Denver near The Ranch and Budweiser Events Center in Loveland. The two buses were stopped on I-25 near the Crossroads Blvd. exit and apparently had about 100 passengers on board between the two buses.
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Just after 8 a.m. authorities arrested Ronald Paul Arel, a 66-year-old man that was riding on one of the buses involved in the incident. Police are working to interview witnesses and passengers on the buses.
"The Broncos will open their preseason on the road for the 15th consecutive season—extending the club record—when they travel to Soldier Field to play the Chicago Bears (Aug. 9-13). Denver will host Seattle (Aug. 16-20) before playing a nationally-televised home game against San Francisco on Sun., Aug. 26 (2 p.m., FOX). The Broncos wrap up their preseason at University of Phoenix Stadium against the Cardinals (Aug. 29-30) for the second consecutive year."