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Denver Water Restrictions Start Monday April 1
It's that time of year when we have to start watering our lawn, but make sure you are aware of the restrictions. Even though we have had some snow recently, Colorado is in a drought. That means water restrictions for Denver Water customers starting Monday, April 1, 2013. (No Foolin')


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Denver Water Customers: 2013 Water Restrictions

Mandatory watering restrictions mean Denver Water customers may only water two days a week and must follow this schedule:

  •     Single-family residential properties with even-numbered addresses: Sunday, Thursday
  •     Single-family residential properties with odd-numbered addresses: Saturday, Wednesday
  •     All other properties (multi-family, HOA, commercial, industrial, government): Tuesday, Friday


In addition, customers must follow these annual watering rules:

  •     Do not water lawns between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  •     Do not waste water by allowing it to pool in gutters, streets and alleys.
  •     Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete and asphalt.
  •     Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days.
    Do not water while it is raining or during high winds.

Trees, shrubs and other plants must be watered by hand.

[ 9NEWS ]

To check water restrictions in the county where you live, click here.
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Locations: ColoradoDenverDenver County




 
New Season of NBC's "The Voice" With Two New Coaches Begins Tonight [VIDEO]
A new season of NBC's "The Voice" starts tonight with two new coaches making their debut! Shakira and Usher will be the new coaches on the show, replacing Cee Lo and Christina, who are taking some time off from the show to focus on their music. The blind auditions begin tonight as the new season begins.


The Voice, Facebook

In the season premiere, new coaches Shakira and Usher battle Blake and Adam to discover the singer with the talent to take it all.

[ The Voice ]

WATCH: A Sneak Peek of The New Season



"The Voice" starts at 7 p.m. tonight on NBC, 9NEWS.

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Denver Zoo Welcomes Blossom, A Baby Gerenuk [VIDEO]
Ahhh, the Denver Zoo has a new baby! I'm not exactly sure how to say gerenuk, but this new baby looks like a fawn a little bit.


Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of Blossom, the first gerenuk (Gair-uh-nook) ever to be born at the zoo. The female calf was born March 6 to mother, Layla, and father, Woody, and is the third generation female currently living in the gerenuk exhibit. The small antelope species is known to be shy and are expert hiders, but guests may be able to catch a glimpse of Blossom in her yard now, weather depending.

[ Denver Zoo ]


Blossom has just begun venturing out into her yard and thoroughly enjoys it as she runs and jumps to the delight of her first visitors. Between bursts of speed, though, she likes to catch her breath in a cubby hole between some rocks. Blossom is also Layla's first calf and she is proving to be a very attentive mother, frequently making sure to clean and check on Blossom.

Welcome to the world, Blossom!

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Disney Trivia Is Your Chance to Win A Disney Blu-ray Bundle
Kevin's 5 O'Clock Question this week is all about your chance to win a Disney Blu-ray prize pack including the movies Mulan I & II, The Hunchback of Notre Dame I & II and Brother Bear I & II, plus a family four-pack of tickets to the Bunny Express at the Colorado Railroad Museum!


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Listen between 5 and 6 each afternoon this week as I ask you a Disney trivia question realted to these movies. First caller through when I ask the question wins the prize pack. (You can have the kids help too.)


The Bunny Express Train at Colorado Railroad Museum

Let the rock of the rails transport you into spring with an Easter tradition at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Your whole family can hop on the Bunny Express Train featuring our 1880′s vintage passenger coach and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago.

The Easter Bunny and Spike the Railyard hound will be on hand with special spring treats. And the Depot General Store has perfect gifts available for this year’s Easter baskets. So hop on board the Bunny Express Train and loss track of time.
[ coloradorailroadmuseum.org ]

Good luck from KOSI 101.1!
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Water Replaces Soda As American's Favorite Drink, Again
Are you drinking more water? You're not alone! Soda is no longer the top drink in America. Plain old H20 has made a comeback as our favorite drink, again.


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For more than two decades, soda was the No. 1 drink in the U.S. with consumption peaking in 1998 at 54 gallons a year, according industry tracker Beverage Digest. Americans drank just 42 gallons a year of water at the time.

Americans now drink an average of 44 gallons of soda a year, a 17 percent drop from the peak in 1998. Over the same time, the average amount of water people drink has increased 38 percent to about 58 gallons a year. Bottled water has led that growth, with consumption nearly doubling to 21 gallons a year.


[ US Today ]

It seems like a lot us are trying to make healthier choices when it comes to food and excercise, so this makes sense.
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'Peeps' Celebrate 60 Years And Hit Record Sales
Are you a fan of 'Peeps?' Can you believe they have been around for 60 years? How crazy is that? The marshmallow Easter candies broke a record in 2012, selling more 'Peeps' than ever before. Peeps aren't bad, but I love putting them in the microwave and watching them explode, ever do that?


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Candy maker Just Born Inc. is celebrating record sales in 2012 and prepping to produce more than 1 billion marshmallow chicks and bunnies this Easter season—another record. “Everyone seems to have a Peeps story,” Ross Born, third-generation operator of the Philadelphia-based company, told the Associated Press.
[ The Daily Beast ]

Peeps, chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, jelly beans there is so much candy for Easter. What's your favorite Easter Candy?
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Denver's St. Patrick's Day Parade Is This Saturday
Did you know the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade dates back to the 60's? We are excited to be a part of the Denver tradition coming up this Saturday, March 16, 2013! The Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and KOSI 101.1 will be there!


Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade, Facebook



2013 Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade Route


The parade starts at Coors Field parking lot, steps off at 27th and Blake, Blake west to 17th, 17th to Wynkoop, Wynkoop back to Coors Field.



Parking and Public Transportation


Street parking is prohibited on the parade route, but plenty of parking lots are available on near-by streets. Light rail and RTD busses run to the Union Station and parade route areas. Visit the RTD site for route information. Remember that the trains fill up on parade morning so allow yourself plenty of time.


About the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade

Many argue that the parade has become the single largest gathering of Colorado residents every year in one place, where everyone sets aside their own heritage to become Irish for a day.   Many people are under the misconception that the parade is organized and presented by the City of Denver every year.  The parade is actually organized and driven by a group of volunteers formed 50 years ago and officially incorporated as the Denver St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Inc. in 1986.

[ denverstpatricksdayparade.com ]

We'll see you there Saturday!

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CFL Bulbs Save You Up To $50, Use Up To 75 Percent Less Energy
Did you know you can save up to $50 in energy costs over the life of a CFL bulb, compared to traditional incandescent bulb? You can WIN free CFL bulbs Saturday from Xcel Energy!

I will be at Walmart in Englewood (off of W. Hampden between Broadway and S. Santa Fe) from Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday with Xcel Energy giving away free CFL light bulbs and other KOSI Prizes!


Some Facts About CFL Bulbs from Xcel Energy:

  • Energy-efficient CFLs use up to 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs.
  • They last up to ten times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, too.
  • When you replace a traditional incandescent bulb with an energy-efficient CFL bulb, you can save up to $50 in energy costs over the life of the bulb.
  • Most people think of CFL bulbs in the familiar twisty style…but now, they make CFL bulbs for every style of fixture in every room of your home; from overhead recessed floods, to delicate chandeliers.
  • To get maximum savings, install CFL bulbs into the light fixtures you use the most.
  • Xcel Energy works with local retailers to put CFL bulbs on sale for as little as $1 each.
  • There are so many retailers participating in this $1 CFL program, there is likely to be one near you.
Stop by and play the KOSI Beanbag Toss to WIN free CFL bulbs from Xcel Energy and KOSI 101.1 tomorrow. See you there!
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Recipe: Kevin Mussman Attempts Un-sloppy (Sloppy) Joes
Do you have a quick go-to dinner plan that you fall back on or use regularly? We all are busy these days so I wanted to try a quick recipe and I'm trying to prepare more meals at home lately. I had seen the Un-sloppy Joes recipe online and on television and heard people talking about so I made up my own version and tried it last night.


Kevin Mussman, KOSI 101.1

 

Ingredients I used:


1 pound ground beef
1 can of sloppy joe sauce (I used an all-natural version)
1 can of refrigerated biscuits
1 package of shredded cheddar cheese

Simply brown the ground beef, add the sloppy joe mix and then I smashed the biscuits out flat, added some shredded cheddar then the meat mix and folded over and cooked the biscuits according to instructions on the package. YUM!

I thought they might be messy because I filled them pretty full, but they stayed together nicely.

What are your quick at-home dinners?
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H&M Rumored To Open Boulder Store This Fall
Everytime they open up a store, people can't wait to get inside. There is talk that H&M will be opening a store in Bould this fall.


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The Twenty Ninth Street mall in Boulder is set to welcome the newest H&M store to open in Colorado.

The global retailer is expected to open an 18,500 square-foot space in Boulder this fall.+

H&M opened its first store on Fifth Avenue in New York 13 years ago. It is known for offering “fashion forward” apparel and quality basics for men, women and children.

[ KDVR.com ]

Are you ready for another H&M Store in the Denver area?

 
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Denver International Airport Sets New Record, Marks 18th Anniversary
Denver International Airport celebrated a couple milestones recently. February 28, 2013 marked 18 years for DIA and in January, DIA set a new passenger record for the month.


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A total of 4,024,783 passengers passed through DIA in January, representing a 3.1 percent increase over January 2012. It is also the first January that passenger traffic has topped four million travelers.

"The continued increase in travelers using Denver International Airport is a great way to start off 2013," said Aviation Manager Kim Day. "The record number of passengers shows the positive turn in the economy and that DIA continues to be the airport of choice for millions of travelers and our airline partners."

[ Metro Denver Economic Development ]

Some more great news for an improving economy in Denver, Colorado!

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Win Four Tickets to a Special Girls Night Out Screening of "Admission" This Week
How about a Girlst Night Out? This week I have your chance to win four passes to a special advanced screening of the upcoming movie "Admission" starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.


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Kevin will give you an answer  in the 4 p.m. hour and then in the 5 p.m. hour, Kevin will ask the question. If you are the first caller with the correct answer, you win. Be listening all week for your chance to win!



"ADMISSION" Plot


A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.

"Admission" opens everywhere, Friday, March 22, but YOU can see it before by winning!


WATCH: Admission Trailer

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Colorado Among The Top Five Happiest States
We live in Colorado for a reason, right? Lot's of sunshine, outdoor activities in the winter and the summer, one of the best concert venues, and that makes us happy. A recent Gallup-Healthways poll proved that Coloradoan's are pretty happy, the second-happiest state in fact.


Hawaii ranks No. 1 in well-being among its residents for the fourth year in a row, according to a Gallup-Healthways poll, while West Virginia for the fourth year straight is at the very bottom.

According to the poll, Aloha State residents were most likely to rate their lives as "thriving," scoring themselves high in areas such as emotional health and work environment.

So what makes a state happy?

Gallup reported that residents in happy states tend to be healthier -- they exercised more, had lower rates of diabetes and smoked less. They also tend to have higher incomes, lower unemployment and smaller rates of poverty.

[ Los Angeles Times ]

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