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Denver Deal: Stock Show, Free Days, Noodles and More

I am the Deals Editor. I don’t often play the Powerball (and I rarely have cash because I can’t track where it goes). But I decided this week to play. I mean really, if it is $1.3 Billion – with a “B” – I may win right? Do you dream about what you will do with your money? That was exactly what I was thinking on my run yesterday. But I realized that Deals are so ingrained in me I would still probably look for a deal – a way to make my money go further. Would you?

Stock Show. The National Western Stock Show and VISIT DENVER have joined together to say thank you and celebrate the passing of ballot measure 2C with a FREE day at the 2016 Stock Show.  Denver voters and all stock show fans will receive free grounds admission on January 19 during the 110th National Western Stock Show, January 9-24, 2016.

Free Days. Visit either the Denver Botanic Gardens or National Parks for FREE on Monday, January 18 (The kids are out of school anyway because of Martin Luther King Day). If you like to plan a little further ahead check our schedule of free days for the first half  of this year! 

Noodles and Company. Kids eat free on Jan 14, 21, and 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at  Noodles & Company. Get a free kids meal with the purchase of any regular entrée at participating locations. The kids menu includes spaghetti & meatballs, mac & cheese, buttered noodles and grilled chicken breast, as well as a drink and two sides. There will also be fun for kiddos during that time!

Celebrate Winter in Estes Park on Jan 16, 2016.  Part of a two-day celebration of winter with many events happening with clinics and igloo building.  There is even snowshoeing at this event.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Movie. It’s Bloody Lovely.  You and your (teen) daughter are invited to an advance screening of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES on 2/2 in Denver.  Visit to download your complimentary admit-two pass. (While supplies last. Passes do not guarantee admission as theater is overbooked. Please arrive early for a chance to get in. Cell phones and recording devices will not be permitted into the theater.) PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES opens in theaters February 5th! Check out the website for more info: (rated PG-13)

Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie. Do you want to see KUNG FU PANDA 3 before it hits theaters? Follow this link your chance to download an admit-two pass to see an advance screening on Saturday, January 16 in Denver! There will be activities and giveaways starting at 11AM. Seats in the theater are first-come, first-serve so PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY! KUNG FU PANDA 3 opens everywhere January 29!

The Nest. Get $10 tickets to DCPA show, “The Nest”. Thanks to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a limited number of deeply discounted tickets through the DCPAccess program are available. No promo codes needed — if a DCPAccess ticket is available for a show date, the option to purchase will show up on their site or will be offered by their ticketing staff. On sale Tuesday, January 12 at 12 noon. About The Nest: When you have a seat at the bar called The Nest, no conversation is off-limits, whether you’re speaking or eavesdropping. That is, until a stranger walks in with a lucrative proposition. Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck’s plays “may make you laugh or shudder (or both)” according to American Theatre, and with its feisty humor and scorching dialogue, this explosive new comedy holds a cracked mirror up to friendships, romantic relationships and families. *Date night idea

Camp Experience Act Out.  The ladies of CampExperience will be at Act II Consignment in Littleton where we will Donate Our Duds to help charities, drink fantastic wine and eat snacks and learn some fashion tips from Dana Lynch PLUS get 50% off one item…………Act NOW to see the details and register!  January 14th Act II Littleton Donate Your Duds Party 5-8 pm. Bring friends to this free event.

Pretzel Maker. Tuesdays through January grab a pretzel for just $1 at Pretzel Maker

Chipotle and Colorado Ski Country. Do you have a season pass to one of the Colorado Ski Country Resorts? (Winter Park/Mary Jane, Copper, Eldora, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Crested Butte, Steamboat, Ski Granby, Monarch etc.) You can score a Buy One Get One Free entree at Chipotle on Wednesday, Jan 20 from 5 p.m. to close when you show your pass. 

Simple Loose Leaf. One of my favorite things to do is to enjoy a cup of tea at the end of the day – adding that to my love of receiving mail = AWESOME! Simple Loose Leaf 25% off Gift Membership or Ongoing Subscription signup – Use code: 25HOLIDAY

Winter Ski Directory. We’re thrilled to launch the Colorado Family Ski/Ride Directory that focuses exclusively on families–from daily lift ticket prices to the cost of childcare to where to get the best deals….all in one convenient place so you can compare and contrast. 


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Kids Eat Free Mile High Mamas has rounded up a huge listing of local restaurants where kids eat free or for a discount with a paying adult.


CDC issues warning after paralysis, muscle weakness strike 9 Colorado kids

Nine Colorado children have been stricken with muscle weakness or paralysis since Aug. 8, and Colorado health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday they’re investigating a link to concurrent viral outbreaks.

The CDC has issued a national alert for doctors in other states to watch for similar symptoms.

All nine children’s symptoms were preceded by respiratory illness, said Dr. Larry Wolk, director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and a pediatrician.

“This is a very small number of patients,” Wolk said. “That’s why we’re asking if there are other cases. People shouldn’t panic.”

The cases were identified between Aug. 8 and Sept. 17 at Children’s Hospital Colorado among children ages 1 to 18 — most from the Denver area. The health department has been working with Children’s for about a week, Wolk said.

“All nine had some kind of lesion show up on their MRIs,” Wolk said.

The CDC advisory says symptoms include limb weakness and “abnormalities of the spinal cord gray matter on an MRI,” or magnetic resonance imaging.

Wolk said he didn’t know how many of the nine children suffered paralysis. And officials don’t know if any paralysis is permanent. He said none of the nine have recovered yet CLICK TO KEEP READING

-Elizabeth Hernandez and Electa Draper; Photo Cyrus McCrimmon

Why You Should Vote Yes and Support School Bond and Mill Levies This November

At one time in my life I was a DINK – Dual Income No Kids and was asked to vote on a tax increase on my newly purchased home. I mentioned to someone at work that I was voting no on the school bond issue because I didn’t have kids yet and didn’t want to increase my taxes. I was already stunned by the property taxes and costs associated with my new home.

My co-worker, who also did not have children at the time, jumped on me and explained that the schools are what hold up a community. You don’t pay taxes for education to support YOUR own children in the district, you pay them to support EVERYONE. Great schools increase property values, decrease crime, encourage families and other residents to stay and be engaged in the community. They also educate children for future positions in the community such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, and business people. Children return to their childhood home area to raise their children IF there are solid education opportunities available.