From the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern Plains, Colorado has been named the 'Manliest State' and Englewood, Littleton and Denver are the top three 'Manliest Cities' according to Movoto. The list was created by reviewing barber shops, boxing gyms, car part stroes, hardware stores and others.
While the entire state is pretty much a Mecca of manliness, we thought we'd look a little closer and use our experience in ranking cities on a national level to determine which metros can claim to be the manliest.
Based on our research—which may or may not have involved some breaks to cut wood and wrestle bears—we found that the following Colorado cities are tops when it comes to manly stuff:
A 15-year-old lion at the Denver Zoo is undergoing cancer treatment that is the first of it's kind.
Rian, a 15-year-old South African lion, underwent surgery and is receiving chemotherapy for an aggressive cancer originating in his spleen. Veterinarians hope the treatment will extend and improve his quality of life while providing valuable information about how chemotherapy could help other zoo lions and large cats.
"We are very thankful for all the help and expertise CSU doctors continue to provide. Moving forward, this will be a very valuable relationship," said Denver Zoo Staff Veterinarian Dr. Betsy Stringer.
In mid-March, zookeepers noticed Rian acting significantly lethargic, prompting zoo veterinarians to perform a full physical examination, during which tests revealed a large mass in the lion's abdomen.
After exploratory surgery, further testing determined that Rian's spleen grew to that size because it was infiltrated with a type of cancer known as high-grade splenic lymphoma.
There is new hope in a place where it's really needed the most right now! A brand new baby white buffalo was born on Saturday at Royal Gorge Bridge & Park!
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Photographer: Tracy Bandera
In the midst of catastrophic fires and destruction at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Canon City, Colo., which began Tuesday afternoon, by early Saturday morning, the gift of life was literally given as a white buffalo calf was born, and was christened "Smokey." He's a pretty white bull calf, sired by the park's nine year old white buffalo bull, Chief Silver Bullet. Pictured with Smokey is his mother Brownie, All of the herd carry the white recessive gene, and 25% are born white.
The park's wildlife park has a small herd of buffalo, elk, and bighorn sheep, all miracleously survived the fire that swept through the park and across the Royal Gorge. They are all in very good shape, and are continued to be fed and watered until they can be safely moved.
How To Make Twinkies At Home from thedailymeal.com
While the fate of Twinkies is up in the air after Hostess announced its closing on Nov. 16, 2012, this recipe makes it easy for you to make them at home so that you'll never have to say goodbye.
INGREDIENTS: Nonstick cooking spray 1/2 cup cake flour 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons whole milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 large eggs, at room temperature, separated 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 cup shortening 1/4 cup margarine 1 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS: To make the Twinkie molds, fold a piece of aluminum foil together a couple of times and then and wrap around a spice jar or something that is approximately 6 inches long to make mini molds. The piece of aluminum foil should be thick enough so that it will stand up on its own when you make the edges. Place the molds on a baking sheet and spray each of them with nonstick oil. For the batter, sift together the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan, heat the milk and butter over low heat until the butter melts. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. Cover to keep warm. Reserve the egg yolks in a bowl and add the whites to the stand mixer. Beat the whites on high speed until foamy. Gradually add 6 tablespoons of the sugar and the cream of tartar and continue to beat on high until the whites reach soft, moist peaks. When you get the desired consistency, transfer the egg whites to a large bowl and add the egg yolks to the stand mixer. Begin to beat the egg yolks on medium-high speed and gradually add the remaining tablespoons of the sugar. Beat the egg yolks until they become very thick and pale yellow in color, about 5 minutes. Add the egg whites back to the stand mixer but do not mix. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the egg whites and mix everything on low speed for just 10 seconds. Remove the bowl from the mixer, make a well in 1 side of the batter, and pour the warm milk mixture into the bowl. Fold gently with a large rubber spatula until the batter shows no trace of flour and the whites and yolks are evenly mixed. Immediately scrape the batter into the prepared molds, filling each with about ¾-inch of batter. Bake until the cake tops are light brown and feel firm and spring back when touched, about 15 minutes. While the Twinkies are cooling, make the filling. Beat together all of the ingredients for the filling until light and fluffy. Transfer to a piping bag with a ¼-inch tip. When the Twinkies are cool enough to handle, use a stick or a skewer to create three holes in the bottom of the Twinkies. Pipe the frosting into the holes of the Twinkies carefully, making sure not to overfill them and crack the cakes.
There is another brand new baby at the Denver Zoo today! A baby zebra. Zoo visitors can see mom and daughter with the entire herd in the yard now.
There's a new set of stripes in Denver Zoo's zebra yard today. Thursday nigh, June 13, Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an endangered, female Grevy's (Greh-veez) zebra. At less than a day old, the unnamed foal, is already comfortably exploring her new home with her mother, Topaz, never too far away. Guests can see mom and daughter with the entire herd in the yard now.
This is the third foal for Topaz and she is still proving to be an excellent mother, carefully shepherding the young foal around their yard. Topaz and the foal's father, Punda, were paired under recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) which ensures healthy populations and genetic diversity among zoo animals. Fortunately, the couple has proved to be an excellent match.
So far in 2013 there have been at least eleven deaths of children left unattended in vehicles. According to the Dept. of GeoSciences, more than half of the children were under the age of 1 and "forgotten" by their caregiver. Some children climbed into an unattended vehicle and were unable to get out. Even at 70 degrees, temperatures in a closed car can rise to suffocating temperatures not fit for man or beast!! Leave your pets at home and the back of a pick up truck, the metal can burn the pads of their feet. Be safe and have a great summer !!
Father's Day weekend is coming up and every dad loves to grill so I sat down with Executive Chef Jason Morse from the Colorado Beef Council and 5280 Culinary for some grilling tips. What kind of grill is best, gas or charcoal? Best way to season a steak? How hot should the grill be? Jason has all the answers for grilling up the perfect steak on Father's Day or any day this summer!
You can listen to our conversation and get all the answers to these questions to grill up the perfect steak.
It's hot in Denver, but there is a new baby at the Denver Zoo that probably enjoys winter a lot more! A brand new baby Snow Leopard was born recently!
The female cub, named Misha (Mee-sha), was born on May 13. Guests aren't able to see Misha yet as she is still bonding behind-the-scenes with her mother, Natasha. The two will remain in their den until Mom determines it is time for Misha to explore the outdoor world.
This species is native to rocky, mountainous areas above the tree line in central Asia and in the Himalayan regions of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. They are well adapted for their harsh lifestyle with well-developed chest muscles and powerful, short limbs that help them climb and leap in the rocky terrain, while their long tails help them balance on small, mountain ridges. To protect them from the cold, they have long, thick hair that covers a dense woolly under-fur and their bushy tails are also long enough to wrap around their bodies and heads. Even their large paws are fully furred to provide warmth and good traction on snow.