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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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."
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.
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!
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!
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.