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Tonight’s Word is Inevitability

September 15th, 2019

There’s a threshold that everyone crosses between childhood and adulthood. For some people, stepping across that threshold is akin to getting a boost of rocket fuel. I’ve known people who met and exceeded all expectations. They excelled at prestigious universities and entered lucrative professions. One even spent time working in the White House.* Aided by family, friends, and a considerable amount of luck, the path through their threshold likely shone brightly. For most people, that threshold is covered in fog. You look across it and catch shadowy glimpses of possibilities. Years spent grappling... Read More

Get Better Sleep With Restorative Yoga: A Simple 3-Step Routine

September 13th, 2019

  The weather is cooler, and the days are getting shorter which means that melatonin will kick in earlier. However, if you’re a busy, multitasking individual with an overactive mind (likely most of us), getting adequate sleep at a decent hour can seem like a difficult, near-impossible endeavor. This is where restorative yoga comes into play. There are many different types of yoga, and it’s about time this particular style gets its due. You don’t have to constantly be sweating in a heated room to reap the same benefits that a more static practice has to offer—calmness, reduced stress,... Read More

Empower Field at Mile High? – 20 Better Suggestions

September 13th, 2019

Just recently, the Denver Broncos announced the new name for their football stadium.  From here on out, the stadium which was once deemed Sports Authority Field by many, and Mile High by most, will now be called Empower Field at Mile High, after a Financial Services company from Greenwood Village wrote a big check for the naming rights. Naming Rights for a stadium in Colorado isn’t as easy as people think.  What comes to mind when you think of Colorado?  What players or ownership deserve recognition?  Who will pay big money?  And what do the fans really want? I came up with twenty suggestions... Read More

Mouthwash: Good for You or Not? You Need to Know the Rest of the Story

September 12th, 2019

Over 200 million Americans use mouthwash. Most of us likely use it to freshen our breath, but it also reduces plaque build up on our teeth, removes food particles that may be trapped in our mouth, and helps prevent cavities. Recent research has pointed to some disconcerting evidence about how mouthwash negatively influences our health. Let’s review the research on the subject and the facts you need to know to make a sound decision for yourself. Claim: Blood pressure increases with regular mouthwash use. A Swedish study recently found that rinsing your mouth twice daily with mouthwash increases... Read More

9/11 Commemorative Ceremonies in Colorado

September 11th, 2019

This year will be the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and Colorado and other states across the country will be participating in commemorative ceremonies to respect those who lost their lives in the towers and the brave first responders at the scene. The Colorado Memorial Stair Climb in Denver will host its 11th annual event honoring the 343 FDNY firefighters killed on 9/11. The event will be held at Red Rocks Amphitheater, and participants will climb 110 flights of stairs to represent the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. More than 25,000 climbers have participated in the event in Colorado,... Read More

8-Year-Old Recovering After Fighting Off Mountain Lion With Stick

September 10th, 2019

Pike Carlson, an 8-year-old Colorado boy, was caught in a dangerous situation last month when heading to a neighbors house when a 65 pound mountain lion suddenly pounced on him and began mauling him. “I was just punching, trying to grab anything that I can, like a stick,” Pike told KUSA-TV. “I did find a stick and I tried to get it in the eye, but soon the stick snapped.” The boy’s father saw the attack and immediately rushed to his side even though he only had a pocket knife with him. However, just him approaching was enough to scare off the lion. “That parental... Read More

Can’t Sleep, Clown Will Eat Me

September 8th, 2019

Back in the day, liking horror was viewed as nothing to be proud of. It was a genre that was grimy, unseemly, positively dripping with bad thoughts and worse intentions. If you were into the scary stuff, why, it must mean you’re some kind of dangerous freak! Speaking from experience, telling someone during the first date that one of your favorite movies is The Exorcist is an excellent way to ensure there’s no second date. Then Stephen King came along, and it’s possible that he, moreso than anyone else in the last 40 years, dragged horror kicking and screaming into the mainstream. As of now,... Read More

Black Bear Causes 4 Schools to Go on Lockout

September 6th, 2019

A young black bear wandered into a backyard of a home in Fort Collins, causing 4 schools in a 2 mile vicinity to go on lockout, including Rocky Mountain High School, Webber Middle School, Johnson Elementary School and Olander Elementary School. A report from the homeowner, courtesy of the Coloradoan, said, “I opened up my blinds to go out and water, and I thought, ‘How did a big black lab get over my fence and into my backyard?”’ said the homeowner, who wished not to be identified. “I had never seen a bear in this area of town. Then I noticed it was a bear. It was... Read More

Predicting the Broncos – And You Probably Won’t Like It

September 6th, 2019

Week One @ The Raiders The Broncos supposedly fixed their quarterback, secondary, and coaching situations, but if Vic Fangio can’t get an opening season win against Oakland, it’s going to be a long year.  The young Raiders make too many young mistakes.  Broncos win 13-10. RECORD 1-0 Week Two vs The Bears The Bears have the best defense in the league and will make life impossible for Joe Flacco and our questionable offensive line.  So even if our defense is up for the challenge, we simply don’t have enough to put points on the board.  Bears win 14-3. RECORD 1-1 Week Three @ The Packers Aaron... Read More

Warm Weather Good News for Fall Colors

September 5th, 2019

Leaf changing season is approaching quickly, with colors changing in northern Colorado around September 15. Entomologist Dan West says to expect a particularly beautiful season due to warm weather in late summer and wet conditions throughout the summer. “This year because of so much precipitation we really have still seen them still green,” West explained. “They’ve had perfect growing conditions all summer long. It was always wet, but they look like they’ve had adequate growth and it’s going to be a good show this season.” The warm days and cool evenings that we have... Read More