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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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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."
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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."
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.
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.
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!
There are reports that a girl that resembles Jessica Ridgeway was spotted in Maine on Sunday. Here is the information from 9NEWS.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
“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.
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?
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.
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.