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CDC Warns of a Bad Flu Season

September 19th, 2019

It’s impossible to know for certain how a flu season will be, but the flu season in the Southern Hemisphere may be an indicator for how bad the flu will be in the Northern Hemisphere. In Australia, where winter and flu season are wrapping up, the flu started early in the year and a particularly virulent flu strain, H3N2, dominated. In the US, a 4-year-old child has already died from the flu. A death so early in the season can also indicate a particularly nasty flu that may be worse than usual. Last year’s flu season ran from Oct. 1, 2018, to May 4. Doctors recommend getting the flu... Read More

Colorado Woman Becomes First to Swim English Channel 4 Times in a Row

September 18th, 2019

Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old breast cancer survivor, has accomplished a first by swimming the English Channel four times in a row, a feat that took 54 hours to accomplish. The swim was due to be about 80 miles, but because of strong tides, Thomas ended up swimming closer to 130 miles. Thomas was cheered on by the crowd as she finished, and she was given champagne and chocolate to celebrate. She said that she felt slightly sick after spending so much time in the water, but other than that she was fine. Thomas said, “I just can’t believe we did it. I’m really just pretty numb. There... Read More

‘Forest Bathing’ is the Newest Trend in Colorado

September 17th, 2019

The trend does not include actual bathing, luckily, and does not necessarily even need to take place in a forest. Instead, forest bathing is an act of meditation and mindfulness meant to help you connect with nature, others, and yourself. “The point is to slow down and truly tune in your senses to the nature that surrounds you,” certified forest therapy guide Leona Campbell told Denver7. “We make our way though sight, what are the sounds, how does this feel, what are the smells?” she said. “Just a way of bringing ourselves into the present moment in a way we so rarely do.” Forest bathing... 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

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

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

Survey Says Colorado Most Desirable State

August 26th, 2019

A recent survey showed that Colorado was the most desirable state to move to in the United States, with 55% of people surveyed saying that they wanted to relocate here. Colorado was followed up by Hawaii and California, with Florida, North Carolina, Washington, New York, Texas, South Carolina, Georgia and Oregon following close behind. The beautiful outdoors and subsequent activities were listed as reasons for all the top 3 states. Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama were the bottom 3 states. Some states were so undesirable that participants in the survey wouldn’t move there even if they were... Read More

Watch the “Great Mattress Migration of 2019”

August 20th, 2019

Mattresses that were set up for a movie night in Colorado were suddenly taken away by a strong wind shortly before a storm. Video footage shows that some of the mattresses were blown into a nearby outdoor pool. Robert Manes, who shot the video, told the Denver Post, “Although we felt really bad for the event people, we thought it was absolutely hilarious.” The scene lasted for more than 30 minutes and approximately 100 mattresses flew away during the migration.  Read More

12 Colorado Schools Make Forbes’ Top Colleges List

August 19th, 2019

CU Boulder and Denver, UNC, and DU, are all among Forbes’ list of top colleges in the U.S. for 2019. According to Forbes, the list is based on the top academics, career success and lowest debt. There were 650 schools in the ranking, meaning that only 15% of schools nationwide were included. Colorado schools ranked as such: United States Air Force Academy – 43 Colorado College – 92 Colorado School of Mines – 94 University of Denver – 140 University of Colorado, Boulder – 146 Colorado State University, Fort Collins – 223 Regis University – 298 University... Read More