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Posts from October 2012


4-Year-Old Fort Collins Girl "Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney" Ads [VIDEO]
A 4-year-old girl from Fort Collins has had enough of the political ads. After Elizabeth Evans shared a video of her daughter on YouTube, "Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney" it went viral and has been viewed over 490,000 times so far online.


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WATCH: Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney



I think many people feel the same way. I'm sure she will be glad to know that in a few days the ads will come to an end.
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Counting the Calories of Halloween Candy Could Add Up to a Big Mac
Now that the trick-or-treating is over, there is a lot of candy in most of our homes. I was reading some information on counting the calories in Halloween candy and it made me think twice before eating another candy bar.


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Dr. John Torres from 9NEWS did some counting and shared this information on 9NEWS.com

Candy Corn: 50 calories; 0 grams of fat; 12 carbs
MiniBars (Milky Way, Snickers 3Musketeers): 45 calories; 2 grams of fat; 30 carbs
Jr Mints: 80 calories; 1.5 grams of fat; 16 carbs
Skittles: 60 calories; 0.5 grams of fat; 42 carbs
Starbust: 40 calories; 1 grams of fat; 34 carbs
Swedish: 55 calories; 0 grams of fat; 14 carbs
Sour Patch: 55 calories; 0 grams of fat; 14 carbs
York Peppermint Patty: 50 calories; 1 grams of fat; 11 carbs

So if you end up eating just 9 to10 little bags or bars of candy, you've just eaten the calorie equivalent of a Big Mac!


[ 9NEWS ]

Dr. John has some tips on getting rid of all that extra candy, besides eating it all.
 
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Halloween Safety Tips from Denver Police and The Children's Advocacy Institute
The Children's Advocacy Institute and Denver Police are sharing Halloween Safety Tips. They have a great list for Halloween Safety before you go out, while you are out with your kids trick-or-treating, and safety after you get back home.


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Before you go out:

  • Feed your children to help cut the urge to snack on the route.
  • Bring your own candy, so your children won’t eat unchecked treats.
  • Costumes should be flame-retardant, warm and not too long.
  • Masks should fit properly and have large eyeholes.
  • Use non-toxic face paint or makeup.
  • Put reflective tape on trick-or-treat bag.
[ denvergov.org ]

See the full list of safety tips. Have a safe and Happy Halloween.
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Google Has Some Halloween Fun
Have you Googled today? Google is known for having fun on holidays by creating a fun game or effect on their website. Today, they are celebrating Halloween with some fun sound effects on Google.com.


Google.com
 
Make sure you have your speakers on when you go to Google.com today and click on the doors and garbage can. Happy Halloween!
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Superstorm Sandy's Aftermath [PICTURES]
It's unimaginable to think what about what is happening in the east. Superstorm Sandy has caused historic devastation and the lives it this storm has taken. The news and pictures that continue to be shared on Facebook and Twitter and other websites is just unbelievable. We have put together a photo gallery of some of the pictures being shared online, after Sandy.


dedhed1950, Flickr


As of Tuesday, CNN is Reporting Millions are without power

About 8 million customers are without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia, according to numbers compiled by CNN from local power providers.
[ CNN ]

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Peyton Manning Owns a Slice of the Denver Pizza Market [VIDEO]
Did you see Peyton Manning in the Papa John's Pizza television commericials during Sunday night's football game? Did you know Manning is now a Papa John's Franchisee? Manning signed a deal making him the owner of 21 Papa John's Pizza stores in the Denver area.

Manning became the newest franchisee for Papa John's pizza, signing a deal to own 21 stores in the Denver area Friday, the same day the pizza maker also announced it had signed a multi-year contract to continue as the official pizza of the NFL and the Super Bowl. Terms were not disclosed.

[ Huffington Post ]

Watch Peyton Manning in a Papa John's Pizza Commercial



So next time you order up your favorite pizza, you might just be ordering a pizza from Peyton Manning!
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Hurricane Sandy Cancels Eastbound Flights at Denver International Airport
Though it may be over a thousand miles away, "Frankenstorm," Hurricane Sandy is causing problems in Denver and in Colorado. According to 9NEWS, 60 eastbound flights have already been canceled at DIA, and the storm isn't expected to hit land until Monday evening.


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About 60 flights from Denver to the East Coast are being canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.

Airport officials said Monday the canceled flights are among 1,700 arrivals and departures the airport handles every day.

[ 9NEWS ]

If you are flying this week, you should check with DIA about cancelations on their website or your airline.

There is already flooding in New Jersey and other East Coast areas in pictures being shared on Twitter.


@ProudNubianX, Twitpic

Hurricane Sandy will have a major impact according to CNN

Hurricane Sandy could affect as many as 60 million people.

"This is the most catastrophic event that we have faced and been able to plan for in any of our lifetimes," Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy said.

[ CNN ]


@Franke609, Twitpic

Let's keep all of those people in our thoughts.

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The 25 Worst Passwords to Use for 2012 + Determine If Your Password Is Strong
In 2012, we all have numerous passwords, at work, at home, for banking, even to access and protect our cell phones. Sometimes it gets difficult to remember them all, but you want to stay away from using these passwords. Each year, SplashData releases the Top 25 Worst Passwords.


Kevin Mussman, KOSI 101.1


So what are the worst passwords for 2012?

SplashData's list of frequently used passwords shows that many people continue to put themselves at risk by using weak, easily guessable passwords.

The top three passwords, "password," "123456," and "12345678," remain unchanged from last year's list.

New entries to this year's list include "welcome, " "jesus," "ninja," "mustang, " and "password1."

[ SplashData ]

See the full list of 25 passwords, not to use and how to fix them, courtesy of Splash Data.


Is Your Password Considered Strong?

 
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Happy Birthday to Katy Perry! + What Her Name Used to Be
Today, (Oct. 25) Katy Perry, the superstar is celebrating her 28th Birthday. Did you know Katy Perry used to go by the name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson? Yup, Katy grew up listening to gospel music with her conservative pastor parents and went to high school in Goleta, California.


Katy Perry, Facebook

The Huffington Post found a picture of Katy from her high school yearbook, see the picture here.

Happy 28th Katy!
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Westminster Police Arrest Suspect in the Jessica Ridgeway Case
Very good news to hear today. On Wednesday, Westminster Poice announced they have arrested a suspect in the Jessica Ridgeway case. 17-year-old Austin Reed Sigg was arrested around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday night according to information we are getting.


9NEWS (KUSA), Facebook

The suspect, 17-year-old Austin Reed Sigg, was taken into custody on Tuesday. Sigg is a student at Arapahoe Community College, according to the custody report released by Westminster Police.

Westminster Police said in a press release Wednesday:

"Late Tuesday evening, police received a call that led them to a home near the Ketner Lake Open Space. With this discovery, police [announce] they made an arrest in the Ridgeway murder investigation. Additionally, authorities will file charges against the attacker in the May 28, 2012 attempted abduction at Ketner Lake."

[ 9NEWS ]

Police released this photo of the suspect



Police said they are still looking for tips and information, if you have any information or tips, please contact the tip line at 303-658-4336 or email: PDamberalert@cityofwestminster.us.

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Adele Becomes a Mother as She Welcomes a Baby Boy
Congratulations to Adele, she is now a mom. The 24-year-old gave birth do a baby boy on Oct. 19.


Adele, Facebook

“We are all over the moon,” the source says of the new addition, born Friday, Oct. 19.

In June, Adele posted a message on her web site announcing that she was expecting a baby with her boyfriend, Simon Konecki.

[ People ]

Congrats on being a mother, Adele!
 
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Early Voting Is Underway in Denver and Across Colorado Through November 2
Early voting in Colorado is underway. It opened Monday and is open until November 2. You can go to your local voting center and get it out of the way before Election Day and usually avoid the long lines. If you prefer a mail-in ballot, you can still request one online. Early voting centers are open in Denver and across Colorado. Check with your county or online for more details.


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Voters have until October 30 to request a mail in ballot, which can be done at the Secretary of State's website.

According to the Secretary of State, as of Friday, 25,377 people have cast mail-in ballots.

Votes will not be tabulated until the polls close on Election Day (Tuesday, November 6).

[ 9NEWS ]

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Home Cookin' in The White House: A Look at White House Chefs and Past Presidents
Get ready for a fun night that includes a four-course dinner and wine at Home Cookin' in The White House Saturday night in Denver.


@SanketPatel27, Twitpic
 


Home Cookin' in The White House - a benefit for FosterSports

From George Washington to Barack Obama, chefs have nourished the presidential palate. Unfortunately, most chefs have performed their culinary artistry in historical obscurity. Home Cookin’ in The White House is a unique event that will bring their stories—and their excellent food—to light. Cultural Historian, Adrian Miller, will give an entertaining, non-political presentation that describes the relationships that chefs had with past Presidents, what life was like for them, and the foods they prepared. Event attendees will also dine on a carefully-tailored menu of comfort foods inspired by the presidential recipes of African American chefs.  KUSA-TV | 9 News Anchor, Kirk Montgomery, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

[ FosterSports ]

Tomorrow night will be a very fun night and all for a great cause. It all happens Saturday night, (October 20) at EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th Streeet in Denver. Don't have your tickets? For ticket information, click here or call 303-999-0234.

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Civic Center Officially Becomes Denver's First National Historic Landmark
Denver's Civic Center is now officially a designated National Historic Landmark. This is Denver’s first National Historic Landmark or NHL and it’s a prestigious recognition. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, designated Denver’s Civic Center a NHL on Wednesday.


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The NHL designation extends from the State Capitol on the east side of Broadway to the Denver City and County Building on the west side of Bannock. State properties included within the boundary are: the State Capitol and its grounds; the State Office Building (northeast corner of Colfax and Sherman); the ”Colorado State Museum” building (southeast corner of E. 14th and Sherman, which is now used as an office and meeting annex for the capitol); Lincoln Park and Veterans Park. City properties included are: Civic Center Park, the McNichols Building (Carnegie Library), the Greek Amphitheater, Voorhies Memorial, the Pioneer Monument, and the City and County Building (14th and Bannock).

[ civiccenterconservancy.org ]

Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock, Shared this on Twitter


@MayorHancock, Twitter

While this is the first NHL in Denver, Colorado has 22 National Historic Landmarks.
 

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Beyonce to Perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show
Beyoncé will be providing the Super Bowl Halftime Show entertainment on February 3, 2013. So I'm thinking it would be a great combination if the Denver Broncos were playing at the big game and Beyoncé is singing at halftime!


Beyoncé, Facebook

So after Beyonce hinted at the news with a clever photo on her website Tuesday, the NFL went ahead and confirmed that the 31-year-old entertainer is going to perform at the XLVII Super Bowl Halftime Show.

[ CNN ]

The big game will be played in New Orleans on this year. Super Bowl XLVII will air on CBS on February 3. Will the Denver Broncos be there?

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Ski Season Returns In Colorado as Arapahoe Basin Plans to Open Wednesday
Even though we are experiencing warm days in October recently, snow is falling (or being made) in the Colorado Mountains. Ski season is just around the corner. Arapahoe Basin announced that it will open some of it's slopes on Wednesday. Skiers are you ready?


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The process of creating the snow costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as months of hard work and new equipment purchases.

"We do a lot of work with snow making," Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin Chief, said. "Our crews have been going strong for a week and a half."
[ 9NEWS ]

Where is your favorite place to ski in Colorado?
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Today Is National Bosses Day
Have you told your boss 'thank you'" today? Today is National Bosses Day, a day to thank your boss and recognize them for all that they do.

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Boss's Day is a secular holiday celebrated on October 16 in the United States and Canada. It has traditionally been a day for employees to thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year.

[ Wikipedia ]

So send an email, give your boss a pat on the back or simply say "Thank You" for all that they do.

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28th Annual Boo at the Denver Zoo & Boo After Dark + Your Chance to Win Tickets
Halloween is just around the corner. I was out running errands over the weekend and all the Halloween aisles in the stores were full of folks shopping and getting costumes, candy, buckets and decorations. The 28th Annual Boo at the Zoo and Boo After Dark at the Denver Zoo is coming up very soon and that means fun for the entire family.
 

Denver Zoo


Boo After Dark - Oct. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Boo At The Zoo After Dark, held October 26 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, offers guests an exclusive, evening event at the zoo to celebrate Halloween early. Kids and their families are welcome to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume and enjoy full-size treats, up-close animal encounters and interactive booths for the kids. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets will not be available at the door and this event usually sells out. Visit denverzoo.org to purchase tickets or for more information.


Boo at the Zoo - Oct 27 & 28

The 28th annual Boo At The Zoo will be held October 27-28 at the zoo during normal hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event includes more than 25 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly demonstrations and other exciting family entertainment and is included with regular zoo admission. Guests should purchase their tickets now to avoid long lines on Saturday, October 27 or Sunday, October 28. Visit denverzoo.org to purchase tickets or for more information.

 


Denver Zoo



More from the Denver Zoo

Young goblins, ghosts, princesses and zooperheros will experience child-friendly trick or treating while enjoying magic shows and wild animal encounters in Denver Zoo's 80 acres of animal habitats home to more than 3,800 animal residents. Kids can get up close and personal with creepy, Halloween creatures like vampire bats, spiders and reptiles. In the spirit of having a green Halloween, Denver Zoo encourages kids to bring their own reusable bags or buckets to collect treats and instead of purchasing new costumes visit their local thrift shop to find used clothing for this year's costumes.

KOSI 101.1 has your chance to win a four-pack of tickets to Boo After Dark this week. Just listen between 3 and 5 p.m. for your chance to call in and win with Kevin Mussman. Good luck and Happy Halloween from KOSI 101.1.

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Taylor Swift on the Cover of "Rolling Stone" + Her Latest Video
Taylor Swift makes the cover of the October 25 edition of "Rolling Stone" and the magazine features an interview with Swift. In the interview sneak-peek we found, she talks love an dating with Rolling Stone. See the sneak-peak of the interview below and watch "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."


Rolling Stone

Taylor Swift on Love and Relationships

Taylor defends herself against the notion some have that she falls into serious relationships too quickly, arguing that you can't care about what everybody thinks in order to fall in love. "The way I look at love is you have to follow it, and fall hard, if you fall hard. You have to forget about what everyone else thinks," she says. "It has to be an us-against-the-world mentality. You have to make it work by prioritizing it, and by falling in love really fast, without thinking too hard. If I think too hard about a relationship I'll talk myself out of it. ...I have rules for a lot of areas of my life. Love is not going to be one of them."

Watch: "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

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Denver Zoo Mourns the Loss of Beloved Mimi the Elephant
We learned some sad news just moments ago, Mimi, a beloved elephant at the Denver Zoo has passed away. Mimi was believed to be about 53-years-old.


Denver Zoo

Mimi, a beloved, female Asian elephant at Denver Zoo passed away October 9. Zookeepers had been offering her hospice care recently as she had displayed a natural decline in health over the past few months due to her advanced age.

"This is an incredibly sad loss for Denver Zoo and our community. A member of our family for more than half a century, she was a wonderful, charismatic ambassador to countless zoo guests. Words cannot describe how much she will be missed by us all," says Denver Zoo President/CEO Craig Piper.

[ Denver Zoo ]

Rest in Peace, Mimi, you will be missed.
 
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Free Day October 14 at Denver Museum of Nature & Science
October 14, 2012 is National Fossil Day, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is celebrating with a SCFD FREE Day! Free Days at various Denver museums are funded in part, by the citizens of the metro area via the SCFD 0.1% sales and use tax.

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What is the FREE Day All About?

Make a trilobite mask and dig for trilobites in the Discovery Zone, see Mr. Bones the giant walking dinosaur skeleton, and touch and see gems, rocks, and minerals. Learn some rockin' dance steps from Community-Minded Dance, do a scavenger hunt about mammoths and mastodons, step inside the inflatable GeoDome, and stop by Space Odyssey's suspended globe. Discover the wonders of Earth science with the United States Geological Survey and the Geological Society of America. Plus, enjoy regular Free Day favorites like Secrets of the Dioramas tours, face painting, and blue-tongue genetics fun. All of these activities are for free!

[ Denver Museum of Nature & Science ]

 

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Reports: Girl Resembling Jessica Ridgeway Spotted In Maine
There are reports that a girl that resembles Jessica Ridgeway was spotted in Maine on Sunday. Here is the information from 9NEWS.


@WestminsterPD, Twitter

Sgt. Alan Grinnell with the Dexter, Maine Police told 9NEWS the woman told police she saw the girl resembling Ridgeway Sunday afternoon on Spring Street in Dexter - a small town northwest of Bangor in central Maine. Dexter is 2,092 miles from Westminster, Colo.

The witness did not report the sighting to police until Tuesday at 10 a.m. because she did not see the Amber Alert for Jessica on her computer until Tuesday morning, Grinell told 9NEWS Crime and Justice Reporter Anastasiya Bolton.

[ 9NEWS ]

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Fern Lake Fire Started in Rocky Moutain National Park Tuesday Afternoon
We are getting information that a fire has started in Rocky Mountain National Park northwest of Denver Tuesday afternoon. According to information on Twitter, RMNP officials are evacuating trails and parking lots near the Moraine Park area. That is west of Estes Park. At this time there are no structures in danger.


@MarkRYoder, Twitter


According to Larimer County


The Fern Lake fire is burning in Rocky Mtn. National Park in the vicinity of "The Pool" which is about 2 miles west of the Fern Lake Trail Head in Moraine Park. Specifically, the fire seems to be 1/4 to 1/2 mile west of The Pool. Fern Lake itself is another 1 1/2  miles or so west into the high country. The fire is unfortunately estimated to be between 100 and 150 acres at this time and smoke is easily visible from the town of Estes Park.
 
RMNP amd Estes Fire personnel and equipment are standing ready to respond as necessary. A request has been made also for response by the Larimer Co. Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Unit and they are en route with an engine and personnel. A SEAT (single engibe air tanker) has been ordered but it is unknown if it is working the fire Tuesday afternoon.
 
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Pumpkin Festival at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield This Weekend
How about some fall fun? Halloween is getting closer and closer and as the fall weather sets in, getting pumpkins is a fun thing to do with the family and friends. The 3-day Pumpkin Festival at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is set to go this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Denver Botanic Gardens, Facebook

The Pumpkin Festival  includes

  • a 10 acre pumpkin patch
  • fall activities and entertainment
  • tasty treats
  • they even offer free pumpkin daycare, so you can enjoy the festival after finding pumpkins
  • face painting
  • You can also get lost in the Corn Maze
  • and more!
Don't forget to bring a wagon for all those pumpkins you'll find. It all happens this Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m., Oct 12-14 at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, that's near C-470 and Wadsworth.
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Over 40,000 People Attended the 2012 Komen Denver Race for the Cure
Wow, what a great day on Sunday, Denver! Thank you for being a part of the 2012 Susan G. Koman Denver Race for the Cure! According to Komen Denver's website, over 40,000 of you were at the 2012 Race for the Cure Sunday and over 1,000 teams participated and $3 million has been raised in this battle against breast cancer. See pictures. Want to know how you helped?


Kevin Mussman, KOSI 101.1

Here is how your money helps others

Funds raised thus far could provide breast cancer assistance services to individuals across Colorado in the following ways:

$1 can provide four breast self awareness cards, the first step a woman can take to control of her own breast health.
$25 will provide breast cancer self awareness cards for 100 women
$125 will provide a mammogram for an at-risk woman

[ KomenDenver.org ]

Click here to see our picture gallery from the 2012 Denver Race for the Cure.

Still Want to Help?

You can still help through Oct. 15 by Sleeping in for the Cure.  

I'm already looking forward to walking again next year!

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Westminster Police Continue Search for Jessica Ridgeway, Public Tip Line Created
10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway who has been missing since Friday and the search for her continues. Westminster Police are asking the public to continue sharing Jessica’s picture in their workplace, online, and in their neighborhoods in hopes that someone, somewhere, will recognize her.
 

@WestminsterPD, Twitter

On Twitter, the Westminster Police Dept. posted the following:

If you would like to post a flyer at your business/ resident, flyers can be picked up at Westy PD lobby, we will post PDF when available

[ @WestminsterPD, Twitter ]

Tip Line Created for Information from the Public


Westminster Police have created a tip line if you have any information, you can call 303-658-4336 or email tips to PDamberalert@cityofwestminster.us.

In an effort to help the Westminster public feel a little more comfortable, police will have an extra presence at schools in the area.
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Westminster Police Issue Amber Alert Friday Night for Missing Girl
Westminster Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing girl in the north part of the metro Denver area. See her picture and information below.
 
9NEWS (KUSA,) Facebook

Police say 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway normally meets a friend at a park before heading to school. But she never made it to that park or to Witt Elementary after she left her home, near although Avenue and Moore Street. 

 
"[We] started activating a lot of personnel to start searching for her," Westminster Police Detective Trevor Materasso said.
9NEWS ]

Jessica's Description:

 

4'10" 80lbs blonde (shoulder length) blue eyes wearing blk jacket w/pink & purple glasses.

If you have seen or know where Jessica is, please call Westminster police at 303-658-4360
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The "Susan G. Komen Denver Race for the Cure" Is This Sunday
Get ready Denver, the "Susan G. Komen Denver Race for the Cure" is this Sunday! Have you registered yet? It’s not too late. You can still register! We have links below. The Komen Denver Race for the Cure is such a great cause, and a great day! KOSI 101.1 is so proud to be involved.


You can still get registered, it's not too late. Find out how and where to register.


About Susan G. Komen, Denver

The Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G Komen for the Cure® was founded in 1993 to carry out our promise — to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. The Affiliate continually strives to meet this mission through education, grant making, advocacy and fundraising.

The Affiliate’s signature fundraising event, the Komen Denver Race for the Cure® had almost 55,000 participants in 2009 one of the largest Race for the Cures in the world. In addition, the Affiliate hosts the Pink Tie Affair™ each fall bringing together over 800 supporters of the Affiliate. Only through the generosity of individual donors are we able to support the growing needs of our community.

[ KomenDenver.org ]

KOSI 101.1 looks forward to another great race day, on Sunday. Make sure you get registered, if you haven't already.

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Westminster Construction Project Will Close Parts of U.S. 36 the Week of Oct. 7
Road construction in the Westminster create some lane closures of U.S. Highway 36 starting Monday, Oct. 7.


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The City of Westminster says the following closures will be in place:

 

Lane Closures: Various single lane and shoulder closures continue on east and westbound U.S.. 36 this week for barrier setting, striping guardrail removal for the new temporary traffic alignment, and sign removal and replacement. Starting Sunday, Oct. 7 and continuing through Tuesday, Oct. 9, expect closures to be more heavily concentrated on the west end of the corridor between Sheridan Boulevard and East Interlocken Loop. Also starting Tuesday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Oct. 12, work will move further east on the corridor, from Sheridan Boulevard to Federal Boulevard. East and westbound single lane closures will continue from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.     

U.S. 36 Double Left Lane Closure on Tuesday, Oct. 9: Major sign removal and replacement will be taking place on eastbound U.S. 36 on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. This work requires a double lane closure starting ¼ mile west of Westminster Boulevard and continuing to the 80th Street bridge overpass on U.S. 36. Motorists should expect delays and avoid the area if at all possible. Signs and uniformed traffic control will be in place to help motorists navigate the closure. Patch asphalt work will also occur during this scheduled closure.

Temporary closure of Big Dry Creek Trail — The Big Dry Creek Trail will be completely closed between the West 103rd Avenue trail intersection and the Westminster Boulevard trail undercrossing from Monday, Oct. 8, to Friday, Nov. 16. The closure will be in place to allow crews to reconstruct the undercrossing. A detour route that utilizes 104th Avenue will be in place and signed appropriately.


[ City of Westminster ]

Weather conditions could change the the planned construction work.
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National Weather Service Issues Frost Advisory for Denver Overnight
The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for Denver and the northern Front Range in effect from Midnight Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday morning.


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From the 9NEWS Weather Center

A FROST ADVISORY is in effect for Denver and all lower elevation locations from the Front Range to the eastern plains, according to the Colorado weather forecast.

Very light snow will form over the plains to the north and east of Fort Morgan Friday during the morning and early afternoon with an inch or two accumulation possible on grassy areas.

[ 9NEWS ]

Stay tuned to KOSI 101.1 for the latest.

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Maybell, Colorado Makes Weather Channel's List of Coldest Temperatures Recorded
We are all talking about how cold it got last night and this morning as we gear up for winter, but how about -61 degrees? That is the coldest temperature recorded in the small town of Maybell, Colorado on Feb. 1, 1985. Maybell made "The Weather Channel's 10 Coldest Temperatures in U.S. History" list.


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The rugged high country of northwest Colorado is home to the tiny town of Maybell, which lies about an hour's drive from the entrance to Dinosaur National Monument, one of the largest known deposits of dinosaur fossils anywhere in the world.

It's also home to Colorado's coldest temperature on record: 61 degrees below zero on Feb. 1, 1985.

[ The Weather Channel ]

Are you ready for winter?

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Colorado State University Governing Board Approves On-Campus Stadium Plans
The CSU Governing Board unanimously approved Colorado State University's President, Tony Frank's, plan for an on-campus football stadium Thursday morning. This approval will move the on-campus stadium plans forward.


@nickmcgurk, Twitter
 

According to 9NEWS, the approval by the Board authorizes CSU President Tony Frank to:

  • Embark on fundraising efforts for stadium. The initial goal is to raise at least half of the proposed $246 million stadium cost.
  • Go forward with a program development plan and add the stadium to the campus master plan.
  • Submit a financial proposal to the governing board.
  • If the fundraising goal isn't met by October 2014, Frank should be prepared
  • Work with the community to minimize impact, should the stadium go up.
[ 9NEWS ]

Some opponents had concerns about parking challenges, noise, and pollution about the proposed $246 million, 43,000-seat stadium.

What do you think? Good decision to move forward, or not so good? Share your comments below.
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National Weather Service Issues Freeze Warning For Denver Early Thursday Morning
It's going to get cold. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for Denver early Thursday morning. Winds on Wednesday evening pushed a cold front into Denver by the evening. Tender plants will need to be covered as temperatures are expected to fall to sub-zero. 


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From the National Weather Service

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE OUTDOOR VEGETATION. IF POSSIBLE...MOVE PLANTS INDOORS TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE COLD.  OTHERWISE COVER THEM WITH NEWSPAPERS OR BLANKETS.
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The Freeze Warning for Denver is in effect from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.
 

According to 9NEWS, the cold will be around for a couple days

Cool air will flirt with freezing early Thursday and Friday mornings so tender plants may need covering or extra care.  Both weekend mornings will be at or below freezing so disconnecting hoses and draining sprinklers may be a good idea.
 
As the next batch of cold air moves in Friday some very light snow is possible overnight Friday into the early hours Saturday.  Very little, if any accumulation is expected.
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We'll keep you updated on KOSI 101.1. Stay warm!


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Joey & Kym Sent Home on Week 2 of "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars"
Former N'Sync member, Joey Fatone was sent home Tuesday night on "Dancing With The Stars." Joey took the news with good humor though. That means DWTS is down to 11 "All-Stars."


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On Monday's Dancing show:

Joey & Kym: Joey channels his inner-Charlie Chaplin for his fun, and funny, quickstep with Kym. Carrie Ann says they are looking for technique but also for fun performances like that one. However, there were some mistakes. Len made a list of the mistakes but he still really enjoyed the entertainment of it all. Bruno agrees with the entertainment factor, but technically it could have been better. 7.5, 7.5 and 7.5 gives them a total of 22.5.

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Next week, will be double elimination. Catch more "Dancing With The Stars" Monday starting at 7 p.m. on Denver's 7.

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Denver Named One of the Top 5 Best Beer Cities by "GQ"
Denver made another "best of" lists, this time for beer. "GQ" named the Top 5 Best Beer Cities and Denver made the list.
 

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There's enough beer brewed within city limits to make drinking a neighborhood affair, and up-and-coming hoods like Platte Street and the Art District on Santa Fe are anchored by suds factories. Duck under the bay doors of a former auto garage to try Denver Beer Co.'s Graham Cracker Porter, which tastes like a campfire in a glass, or into a ninety-four-year-old soda-bottling plant for Renegade's coffee-infused strong ale.

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What's your favorite place for a local brew in Denver? Share yours by commenting below.
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Denver Presidential Debate Tonight, KOSI Will Keep You Updated on Traffic
We are excited to see the national spotlight on Denver tonight for the first of three Presidential Debates right here in Denver. I-25 will be closed in both directions from Santa Fe to Hampden, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and that might cause major delays on detours on the streets around Denver. KOSI 101.1 will have traffic updates starting at 3 p.m. today, a bit early to keep you going in the right direction and avoid delays.


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Tune in for traffic updates from Jonathan Steele this afternoon from 3 - 7 with Kevin Mussman on KOSI 101.1.
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Denver School Sent Letter Encouraging Kids to Attend Class Even If Sick
A Denver school recently sent a letter to parents encouraging their children to attend class, even if they were sick or in the school's specific words "even if they are not feeling well," according to 9NEWS. Is this a wise decision? Most health professionals (and even a lot of parents) will say your child should stay home if they are ill, especially if they have a fever.


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The reasoning behind the letter sent to Monarch Montessori School parents was Monday marked a "count day." That means children in school are counted on that day. Federal funding is based on that number.
 

"This is the day that is most important to us in regard to funding our school. As odd as it seems, if your child is not at school that day, we may not receive funding in their behalf. They will be served as students in our school, but their presence on Monday if of utmost importance and ensures that we will receive funding for them. Even if your child is not feeling well that day, please send them. (You'll never hear that from me any other time)." -School Staff

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Monarch Montessori, located in northeast Denver, is a charter school and provides education for infants, toddlers, preschool and lower-elementary students, according to 9NEWS.

Good choice or poor choice? Share your comments below.

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TV News Anchor Called Fat By Viewer, Responds With Strong Message About Bullying
A television news anchor at a CBS affiliate in LaCrosse, Wisc. turned a hurtful message from a viewer into a positive message against bullying. Jennifer Livingston at WKBT-TV received an email message from a viewer about her weight.


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Jennifer Livingston of WKBT-TV read a letter from a viewer who took issue with the fact that she is overweight. “Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain,” the viewer wrote. “I leave you this note hoping that you’ll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.”

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Watch Jennifer's Powerful Message About Bullying


Jennifer continued:

“We are better than that bully. We are better than this email. We are better than the bullies that would try to take us down.”

October Is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Take a moment and pass this important message along.
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Channel 7's Anne Trujillo Goes Public About Condition That Causes Hair Loss
Denver’s 7 News Anchor, Anne Trujillo, went public about noticeable changes in her hair, both on the air and in person over the weekend. Trujillo announced that she has been diagnosed with Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss on the scalp.


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In a statement released Monday, Trujillo said:

“Bad hair days, we all have them, and now I know this could very well be a perpetual issue for me,” Trujillo wrote. She’s healthy, in fact she just climbed a 14-er, but she’s gotten some unflattering comments about her appearance lately and so is going public.

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In a Denver Post article, it stated that Trujillo plans to do reporting about this disease to bring some attention to it for others that may be dealing with it.

We wish the best for Anne as she battles this condition.
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Gilles & Peta Get Highest Judges Scores On "Dancing With The Stars"
Daytime television star, Gilles Marini and his dancing partner, Peta Murgatroyd had the highest scores from the DWTS Judges last night, on the second week of dancing. Gilles even had a severe strain in his hamstring, but that didn't keep him from dancing. Will a high score from the judges keep Gilles around?

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Who will stay? Who will go home this week? Find out tonight on "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars" at 8 p.m. on Denver's 7. Make sure you check out tonight's special, "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars: Defining Dances," where the judges will recall key dance routines performed by the all stars from their previous seasons, that is at 7 p.m. on Denver's 7.
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"Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars" Returns Tonight on Denver's 7
Last Tuesday, the first "all-star" couple was eliminated from "Dancing With The Stars," Pamela Anderson went home. That means the dancing continues tonight with the 12 couples that remain. How well do you know the dances? Do you know the difference between the Rumba and the Tango? I found a link below to help you learn the dances quickly, then you can judge the dancers tonight as you watch on Denver's 7.


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DWTS put together a slideshow of the dances and the moves for the dances, find out more about the dances. The dancing continues tonight on Denver's 7 at 7 p.m.
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