Does your dog love the water? The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department is turning a pool over to the pooches in September! Dog Dayz (dog swimming) means your dog can swim at Scott Carpenter Pool from Sept. 16 through Sept. 29, 2013.
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Scott Carpenter Pool will close for public swimming on Sunday, Sept. 15. From Sept. 16 through Sept. 29, the pool will be open for dogs to swim and play. The cost is $5 per dog, per session, or $35 for unlimited entries for up to two dogs during the 2013 Dog Dayz season. Additional unlimited entries after two dogs will be $10 per dog.
A Dog Expo featuring dog-friendly products, vendors and organizations will also be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the pool. The pool will be open for dog swimming, and organizations from around the county will be on hand with samples, prizes and information.
Spruce Pool remains open for public (human) swimming through Labor Day, Sept. 2.
Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an endangered, Grevy's (Greh-veez) zebra. At just over day old the unnamed foal, whose gender is still not known, is still trying to figure out how to use its long, wobbly legs and rarely ventures more than a few feet away from its mother, Crestone. Guests can see mom and foal with the entire herd in the yard now.
There are three different species of zebra; plains or common zebra, mountain zebra and Grevy's zebra. Grevy's zebra were named for Jules Grevy, a former president of France, to whom the first known specimen of the animal was sent in 1882. The largest of all wild equine species, they can be can be distinguished from other zebras by their longer legs, more narrow stripes, white, stripeless underbellies and large rounded ears.
Colorado's biggest annual sporing events is winding through Colorado and will wrap up with a big celebration this Sunday, August 25 at Civic Center Park in Downtown Denver!
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August 25, 2013
We marvel at their raw speed. We watch their daring moves and nerves of steel as they fight for position with awe. We gasp at their handling skills. They are the sprinters. And for six days they have been fighting over mountains trying to stay with racers 20 or more pounds lighter. They have flirted with thin air and time cuts, but today belongs to them. The Denver Circuit takes the best parts of the 2011 and 2012 Denver stages and combines them into a new circuit. It still hits all the Denver highlights – LoDo, City Park, Civic Center Park. There isn’t a bad viewing spot.
Food, fun, ideas and music! That is what Chipotle's Cultivate Festival is all about and it happens this Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Denver's City Park!
It all happens from 11 A.M.. to 7 P.M. including live music and an appearance by the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars, Richard Blais!
Who can attend & how much does it cost?
Cultivate is a FREE festival for anyone to enjoy. There are no tickets, just show up at the park. All the chef demos, bands and activities are free to attend, as well. Bring your kids, bring your grandparents, even bring your dog. But please no iguanas or anything like that. The only things you'll need to pay for are the delicious foods and drinks that are available for your enjoyment.
The museum is located at 17155 West 44th Ave. in Golden, CO, and the free train day runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free train ride is provided, weather permitting.
In 2012, extensive restoration efforts were completed on the city's historic engine and rail cars, which include locomotive #30, Rio Grande Southern caboose #04990 and Denver and Rio Grande Western coach #280. These historic train assets were originally purchased in the 1950s by residents of Boulder, led by University of Colorado professor and Boulder historian John B. Schoolland. The City of Boulder has an agreement with the CRRM that the train will be on display at the museum for up to 10 years.
For free entry into the museum, adults will need to provide proof of an address inside the city limits of Boulder with a photo of identification. For more information, call Carey Sager, Parks and Recreation Department, 303-441-3858. For more information about the CRRM, visit www.ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org.
Bertie the hippo, Denver Zoo’s oldest resident and the second oldest hippo in North America, will begin celebrating his 57th “BertDay,” August 16 with activities and a treat for the hippo! The media is invited to this photo opportunity and should meet at 10:45 at the main entrance to allow travel time to the exhibit on August 16.
Zookeepers have planned a six-day celebration with hippo demonstrations daily at 11 a.m. August 16 – 21. Visitors can also enjoy an historic display of this well-known hippo and a hippo-sized card for children to sign. Bertie’s celebration will conclude on August 21, his official birthday.
Everyone named “Bert” is invited to visit the zoo for free in honor of Bert’s birthday August 16-21! Bert, Robert, Roberta, Bertha, Herbert, Norbert, Berthold… present your ID at the ticket counter when you check in and get in free in honor of Bert’s celebration! (Offer is only valid, August 16-21).
According to the survey, the standout perk of Superior is it's quality of education, where students are able to benefit from the Boulder County School District. The median home value in Superior is listed as $395,000.
Colorado became the 38th state to join the union on August 1, 1876. To celebrate the state’s birthday, admission to the History Colorado Center, as well as to other History Colorado museums statewide*, is FREE on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.