2012 Election

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...

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 chi...

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 communit...