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Denver Zoo Welcomes First Przewalski's Species Horse In More Than 20 Years
There is a new baby at the Denver Zoo! The first of its species at the zoo in more than 20 years! 

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Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Przewalski's (sheh-VAL-skee’s) horse foal, born this morning, May 31. The unnamed foal, whose gender is still not known, is not only the first birth for mother, Yisun, and father, Bataar, but also the first birth of its species at Denver Zoo since 1991. The foal is quietly exploring its yard under the watchful eye of its mother, but guests can see them both from the zoo’s main pathway now.

The Przewalski’s horse is considered the only remaining, truly “wild” horse in the world and may be the closest living wild relative of the domesticated horse. There are a number of other wild equine species, including three species of zebra, and various subspecies of the African wild ass, onager and kiang.

[ Denver Zoo

Welcome to Denver and to the world!
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Locations: ColoradoDenver
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Capitol Hill People's Fair Art and Music Festival This Weekend In Denver
Looking for something to do this weekend? Make sure you check out the 42nd Annual Capitol Hill People's Fair Art and Music Festival this weekend in Denver! KOSI 101.1 will be in the Kid's Zone with fun art projects at our booth for the kids. Music, arts and crafts, live local music, wine pavillion and so much more, there is something for everyone and admission is FREE! 

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The CHUN Capitol Hill People's Fair exists as a celebration of the diverse Denver urban community and its residents. As Colorado's Premier Arts and Crafts Festival, the uniqueness and magic of CHUN's Capitol Hill People's Fair is created by the careful blending of great family fun, carefully selected handmade arts & crafts, delicious culinary delights, fabulous entertainment and the commitment to raise funds for and promote the missions of non-profit organizations.

June 1 and 2, 2013 
Civic Center Park
Denver, Colorado 
Saturday - 10am to 9pm 
Sunday - 10am to 8pm 
FREE Admission!
[ Capital Hill People's Fair ]

It's part of KOSI 101.1's 101 Days of Summer! See you there with KOSI 101.1!
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Denver Ranked 5th On The ACSM's 'American Fitness Index'
Colorado is known for being fit with all the outdoor activities we can do throughout Denver and the mountains! Denver was ranked fifth on the American College of Sport Medicine’s, American Fitness Index™. This index measures the health and community fitness status of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

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Similar to an annual physical or wellness exam, the sixth annual report evaluates the preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, health care access and community resources and policies that encourage healthy and fit lifestyles. Included in the report’s latest edition are benchmarks for each data indicator to highlight areas that need improvement.

The metropolitan statistical area (MSA) of Denver-Aurora-Broomfield scored 68.1 (out of 100 possible points) in the 2013 report, up four spots from last year. In 2012, the metro area ranked ninth with a score of 65.6. Minneapolis-St. Paul achieved a high score of 76.4 to capture the top ranking for the third consecutive year.

Denver ranked fourth on personal health indicators related to health behaviors, chronic health conditions and health care access. The area ranked 14th on community/environmental indicators associated to the built environment, recreational facilities, park-related expenditures, physical education requirements and primary health care providers.

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Colorado Freedom Memorial Dedicated Over the Weekend
As we remembered those that have served over the Memorial Day Weekend, a very special dedication was made in Colorado! 13 years in-the-making, the Colorado Freedom Memorial located near Springhill Golf Course on a four-acre parcel near Buckley Air Force Base in Springhill Community Park at 756 Telluride Street in Aurora, Colorado, was officially dedicated to honor those that have served. 

Colorado Freedom Memorial, Facebook

About the Colorado Freedom Memorial:

  • The Colorado Freedom Memorial is made of glass and stands 12 feet tall and 95 feet long. It's base is tiled in granite.
  • The panels of glass that make up the memorial lean forward and back, representative of men falling in action. A trough of water runs in front of the memorial, representative of the oceans that separate Colorado from the fields of battle.
  • Nearly 6000 names appear on the wall. They are grouped by war, but names will not be alphabetically listed. This will allow for additions as they are discovered.
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How did this get started? Denver radio host, Rick Crandall, KEZW's Station Manager and Breakfast Club Host started working on this idea in 2000 and on Sunday, it all became reality!

Thank you, Rick!

Visit the Colorado Freedom Memorial website and Facebook page. 
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FREE Colorado Proud Samples At Walmart In Centennial Friday With KOSI
How about some free Colorado Proud samples? I will be at Walmart in Centennial Friday from 11a to 1p over the lunch hour with free Colorado Samples and other KOSI goodies. Stop by and shop Colorado Proud prodcuts that are made right here in our backyard at everyday low prices! 

We will have samples from Boulder Chips, Rocky Mountain Popcorn and more, plus, Chester Cheetah from Frito Lay will be there! Plus, you can register to win an overnight stay and dinner at the Isle Casino Black Hawk at the KOSI tent!

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Where to find KOSI: Walmart Supercenter, 10900 E Briarwood Ave, Centennial, CO 80112 (near Arapahoe & Havana)

When: Friday, May 24, 2013 from 11a to 1p

See you there!
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Enjoy Music, Help Children: Denver Day of Rock Is This Saturday
It's become a Denver tradition! Denver Day of Rock is this Saturday May 25, 2013 and we hope to see you there! It's your chance to enjoy great music on five stages in Downtown Denver and help Concerts For Kid's, a non-profit that helps children's charities in the Denver area!

Concerts For Kids, Facebook

Denver Day of Rock is a one-of-a-kind music event presented by Concerts For Kids to raise awareness of the children in our community. This free event will feature five stages of live music throughout downtown Denver on Saturday, May 25, 2013. 

The amazing line-up includes Wendy Woo Band,Fishbone, Jessica Gabrielle and The J Walkers, Mary Louise Lee Band, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers and so many more! See the full line-up here. It all happens this Saturday on the 16th Street Mall from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

See you there!
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Denver Dumb Friends League Resumes Dog Adoptions
There was a pneumonia outbreak at the Dumb Friends League in April and that haltered dog adoptions. The outbreak has been cleared up and dog adoptions have now resumed.

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The Dumb Friends League will resume dog adoptions Tuesday after a four-week freeze. The shelter suspended intake and adoptions in April after five dogs died in a pneumonia outbreak.

"We wouldn't be resuming adoption operations if we thought there was an increased risk to the community," Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League, said in a news release.

For more information on all the adoptable animals at Dumb Friends League, visit their website at
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Taylor Swift Wins Big at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards
Congratulations to Taylor Swift! She won in several categories at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. 

Taylor Swift, Facebook

  • Top Artist
  • Top Billboard 200 Album: "Red"
  • Top Country Song: "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
We can expect the same great music from Taylor it looks like as she says she has no plans to change her music. She tells Perez Hilton, "I am happy to be your go-to break-up musician."

Other big winners included Gotye and Rihanna. Congrats to all the winners!
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Powerball Grows to $600 Million: Website Simulates Your Chances of Winning
Wow, what would you do with $600 million? I can't even imagine that much money. Powerball officials say the estimated jackpot has grown to $600 million for Saturday's drawing and that is a LOT of money! If your buing a ticket, or ten, I found a Powerball Simulator website, it simulates your chances of winning. It's worth a try. 

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About Powerball Simulator.
Accurately emulates the American Powerball lottery game. Simulates up to 6,000 games per minute. Runs inside your browser.

So what are your chances, check out the Powerball Simulator website. Good luck!
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The Denver Zoo Welcomes a New River Otter [PICTURES]
There is a new addition at the Denver Zoo! The zoo has welcomed a two-year-old North American river otter named Ahanu (Ah-hah-new) to be a companion for long-time resident male Otto. 

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Ahanu was born at California’s Oakland Zoo in February 2011 and arrived at Denver Zoo in March 2013. His arrival has brought a youthful energy to the exhibit and he has been a playful pal for 15-year-old Otto. Otto’s long-time yard mate, Ariel, died of age-related symptoms in October 2012 at almost 19-years-old. North American river otters live an average of 20 years of age in zoos.

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Otters play more than most wild animals. They have been observed wrestling, chasing other otters, diving for rocks and clamshells, swimming with pebbles or other small objects balanced on their noses, toying with live prey and sliding down mud banks or snow banks. “Play” activities actually serve a purpose – they are used to strengthen social bonds, practice hunting techniques and scent mark territories.
[ Denver Zoo
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Locations: CaliforniaColoradoDenver
People: AhanuArielOtto

Denver Is 3rd On Most 'Bikeable Cities’ List
This week is Bike to Work Week and Friday is Bike to Work Day and Denver is a great city to bike in! Denver ranked No. 3 on a list of most 'bikeable cities.'

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According to the people at Walk Score, Denver ranks No. 3 on the 10 most bikeable large U.S. and Canadian cities list. Denver fell behind Portland, Ore., which topped the list at No. 1, and San Francisco, Calif., which was named the second most “bikeable city.”

The list is based on factors such as bike lanes, hills, intersection density, average block length, the number of bikers on the road and other bicycle infrastructure.

Are you biking to work this week or on Friday? Or, do you bike to work often?
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Denver International Airport Makes The Top-10 Among World’s Best Airports
Congrats to DIA, Denver's airport made another top-10 list! This time making the list of the world's top-10 best airports with over 50-million passengers.

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DIA was ranked ninth on the list of the “World’s Best Airports” over 50 million passengers per year, the largest category of passenger traffic. DIA is the only airport in the United States to make the top-10 global list. Skytrax also named DIA third among the “Best Airports in North America.”
“Denver International Airport strives to provide a world-class passenger experience in all aspects, from offering  local and national flavors at our concessions to providing great customer service and flights to more than 180 destinations around the world,” said Manager of Aviation Kim Day. “We’re proud to have been recognized by our passengers as one of the greatest airports in the world.”
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4-Year-Old Sings Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' To Ellen [VIDEO]
A 4-year-old is now famous after singing "When I Was Your Man' by Bruno Mars to Ellen! The video says it all. Watch below.


WATCH: 4-Year-Old Sings Bruno Mars To Ellen

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Barbara Walters Announces Plans To Retire
Barbara Walters made it official by announcing that she is retiring on Monday edition of 'The View.'  The 83 year-old is ending a very succesful career as a journalist. Most of us grew up watching her on the 'Today' show and on ABC's '20/20,' and of course her numerous interview with so many legendary people. 

Barbara Walters, Facebook

"So here, it goes," she said introducing in a taped segment, reviewing her career, starting with the Today show in 1961, when she was an on-air reporter and writer. She stayed for 15 years, which was surprising, she said because "I wasn't beautiful like many of the women on the program before me, I had trouble pronouncing my R's, I still do." She said she got the category for women on TV changed from "Today girls" to "co-hosts."

[ USA Today

Good luck Barbara, you are a legendary broadcaster!
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Don't Forget Mom This Weekend, Mother's Day Is Sunday
We are celebrating moms all weekend with the 'I Love Mom Weekend!' I'm not sure where I would be without my mother! My mom and I visit oftne on the telephone and a few times a month I go visit her! Mother's Day is Sunday and KOSI is celebrating by honoring moms all weekend!

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Don't forget your mom on Sunday! As you can see below, moms are stressed! 
  • 46% of moms say their husbands/partners cause them more stress than their kids do.
  • 72% of moms stress about how stressed they are.
  • Biggest cause of stress: 60% of moms say it’s lack of time to do everything that needs to get done.
  • 60% of moms say raising girls is more stressful than raising boys.
  • Nine out of 10 moms stress about staying fit and attractive.
  • 75% of mothers say they stress more about the pressure they put on themselves to be “perfect” than they do about the pressure or judgment they get from other moms

Happy Mother's Day to my mom, and all the moms! 
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Locations: ColoradoDenver
People: Mom

Healthy Snacks: Good Housekeeping's Five Guilt-Free Foods We Should Munch On
Looking for healthier snacks? I came accross a list of some guilt-free snacks from

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Berries Bite-size bundles of antioxidants and fiber, berries defend against chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. These antioxidants, including vitamin C, also help to improve the appearance of skin. Berries contain a compound called ellagic acid, which helps reduce UV-ray induced skin wrinkles, according to a 2010 study published in the journal Experimental Dermatology.
Nuts Replace snacks like chips and pretzels with nuts, which provide protein and fiber in addition to a satisfying crunch. Although nuts contain a large amount of fat and calories, they can help guard against weight gain, according to a 2011 study that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. Eat almonds for vitamin E and walnuts as a source of omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fat. Pistachios pack the fewest calories, at 4 calories per nut
Air-Popped Popcorn At a mere 20 calories per cup, this whole-grain snack won’t ruin your diet. Popcorn also contains a higher level of polyphenols — antioxidants that help to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer — than berries.
Nonfat Greek Yogurt This versatile dairy product adds creaminess to desserts and dips while providing protein and calcium. Eating yogurt can also help ward off long-term weight gain, according to a multi-year 2011 study of adults published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Oatmeal The whole grains in oatmeal contain soluble fiber and selenium, which help to lower cholesterol and protect the skin from UV damage. Besides eating it as a hot cereal, try folding this breakfast staple into ground meat to make meatloaf.

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Justin Timberlake Is Coming To Denver In January: The 20/20 Experience Tour
Get ready for Justin Timberlake! The 20/20 Experience World Tour is coming to Denver in January! Are you ready?

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The 20/20 Experience, already hailed by critics as one of the year’s best albums, will continue with a second worldwide release this year on September 30.  Written and produced by Justin, the epic album will feature 10 all new songs that explore the sonic boundaries fans discovered with the music found on this year’s earlier release.

Justin’s first album in 7 years, The 20/20 Experience, has been certified Double Platinum in the United States and is the year’s fastest selling album.  It also earned Justin the biggest first week sales for a male artist in five years along with the third biggest digital debut in SoundScan history ranking just behind Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.  After its release, the critically-hailed album immediately soared to the #1 spot in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland and across Asia.

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WATCH: Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie (Official) ft. JAY Z

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It Feels More Like Sping Again in Colorado, The Signs of Spring Are All Around
Does it feel more like spring again the last few days to you? It hasn't been amazingly warm, but we have had a lot more days of sunshine and less snow over the last week. The signs of spring are all around and I am ready for it! Bring on the sunshine and the rain showers! A 9NEWS viewer shared this picture of red foxes, a sure sign of spring in Colorado!

Credit: Leslie Testa via 9NEWS (KUSA,) Facebook

This week it sounds like we will have some rain showers, that is spring-like in Colorado! Bring on the more spring-like weather, I am ready!
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Meet Denver, The Guilty Dog [VIDEO]
If you have a dog, you know that look they have or how they react when they know they are in trouble or have just simply done something that they shouldn't have. Well, there is a dog named 'Denver,' (yes, Denver) that has become known as the "most guilty dog" on the web.


WATCH: Denver Official Guilty Dog Video

'Denver' is so famous he has his own Facebook page and guilty t-shirts.
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Denver Police Arrest Alleged 'Blue Bear' Vandal, Then Release Him UPDATED
It's sad to see people vandalizing anyones property and especially Denver's public art! Do you remember a few weeks ago the 'Blue Bear' next to the Denver Convention Center was painted green? It's good to know that a suspect accused in the vandalism was arrested today!


Denver Police have arrested the man who allegedly vandalized the Big Blue Bear in downtown Denver.

The bear was vandalized on March 31 when Rivas allegedly poured green paint on the sculpture.

[ 9NEWS ]

The Big Blue Bear has been cleaned up and is all blue again!

UPDATE 4:24 P.M. May 1, 2013

Wednesday afternoon news reports said the District Attorney said there wasn't enough evidence in the case and released the man they had arrested earlier.

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