Snowiest May’s in Denver History

Snowiest May’s in Denver History

The Snowiest May’s in Denver History These are the top snowiest May in Denver according to the National Weather Service. history.denverlibrary.org 1898: 15.5 inches The May snowstorm of 1898 is one for the record books. A whopping 15 inches fell in just five days, and temperatures didn't drop below 29 degrees throughout! It's likely this storm came with heavy wet flakes that resulted from an intense burst freezer-level cold front moving through our...

Two Colorado Cities In ‘Best Places to Live’ US Rankings

Two Colorado Cities In ‘Best Places to Live’ US Rankings

Two Colorado cities rank among the best places to live in America, according to U.S News & World Report - Boulder has been knocked down 3 spots to No. 4, with Huntsville, Alabama taking the top of the list.The annual rankings are based on affordability and desirability as well as quality-of-life factors including recreation opportunities, like parks or sports teams; artistic offerings, and fine dining.          ...

You Can’t Take Your Gun to the Park Anymore

You Can’t Take Your Gun to the Park Anymore

Last night, the Denver City Council decided that you can't bring guns to the park anymore, even if you conceal them.  The new ordinance passed 9 votes to 3.  This affects all parks within the Denver City Limits as well as the mountain parks they maintain, like Red Rocks.  You are no longer allowed to bring weapons into city owned buildings either, like the National Western Complex. If you forget...

Denver’s new area code “983” starts next month!

Denver’s new area code “983” starts next month!

To ensure a continuing supply of new telephone numbers, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission has approved an all-services area code overlay for the 303/720/983 area code overlay region, which serves the Denver Metropolitan area, including but not limited to the cities of Aurora, Boulder, Brighton, Castle Rock, Columbine, Englewood, Erie, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Longmont, Thornton, Westminster, and Wheat Ridge. The new 983 NPA will serve the same geographic area...

Colorado is home to 22 new Bears

Colorado is home to 22 new Bears

22 Bears that lived in Poor quality conditions in South Korea have been moved to the new Wild Animal Refuge in Baca County.  These bears are Moon Bears, or more Scientifically, Asiatic Black Bears.  These bears were used for Gall Bladder and Bile transfusions, which were very painful.  Asian communities started looking down on the practice, and eventually the bears were sterilized to prevent further breeding and exploitation. In 2020,...

We’re Number One… In Bank Robberies

We’re Number One… In Bank Robberies

In a typical year, Colorado sees about 110 bank robberies.  During the Lock down, that number dropped to 90, but bank robbers are making up for lost time...  There were 195 heists last year.  Denver went from from 19 in 2020 up to 65 last year.   According to the Colorado FBI Office, this makes Colorado the leader in Bank Robberies in the whole country. The size of the haul can...

5 Denver Farmers Markets to Visit

5 Denver Farmers Markets to Visit

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the flowers are blooming. It must be May! And that means it's time to check out some of Denver's best farmers' markets. From Old South Pearl Street to Denver Union Station, there's a market for everyone in Denver this month and all summer long. So get your shopping bags ready and explore all the deliciousness that local farmers have to offer!...

5 Colorado Parks to Visit this Spring

5 Colorado Parks to Visit this Spring

Spring has sprung, and with it comes an abundance of colorful flowers in Denver! Whether you're admiring the blooms from afar or getting up close and personal at one of Denver's many gardens, there's no denying that this city is in bloom. So take a break from your usual routine and explore all that Denver and Colorado offer when it comes to flowers. You won't regret it!Here are five to...

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