Archive of: Denver

  • Places to Keep Cool in Denver this Summer

    Posted on June 26 2017

    Well, the heat of the summer is here, and when you live in a city like Denver, keeping cool isn't as challenging as say Phoenix, but it can still be difficult. After doing a bit of research, I found out that there are plenty of locations to get away from the summer heat. Let’s take a look at a few of them that are less than 100 miles from the state capitol.

    Water Parks
    I really love taking my family to a water park. It is exciting and relaxing at the same time. My kids love the water slides, and I could spend the entire day floating down the lazy river. 

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  • 7 Best Rooftop Restaurants in Denver CO

    Posted on May 30 2017

    Eating and drinking at rooftop restaurants seem to be popular pastimes in Denver, Colorado. Fresh air and sunshine or cool evenings with a view of the city lights are bonuses when great food and beverages are involved. Seven of the best restaurants perched high above the streets of Denver offer great choices.

    ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop Ballpark
    Boasting the largest LED TV screen in the state of Colorado, this rooftop eatery is a short five-minute walk from Coors Field. Enjoy lunches, brunches, happy hours and dinners with signature dishes using local, fresh and organic ingredients in their NEVER EVER food campaign. Ladies' nights and sports events cater to fans and families alike. Bar activities and fire pits add to the experience.

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  • The Difficulty of Making a Living in Denver

    Posted on April 30 2017

    New information indicates that something is rotten in the city of Denver as far as finding a job that pays enough money to support a family with one, single position goes. The city has one of the lowest unemployment rates and has a strong economy, so this issue should not exist. However, they are only a mask to the truth about what is really going on for people who try to find a single job to support themselves in this city. In short, it has become one of the best cities where which people want to work and live. However, there is one problem: the cost of living is super high, and people’s wages do not match this concern, so they have to work more than one job in order to make a living in a city where the cost of living is rather high.

    The plus side is there are many career options in this city. People from many educational and training backgrounds can find a position in Denver with some ease. Some of these jobs include non-profit organizations, health care, education, and so on. Everything from an entry-level administrative assistant to head honcho CEO positions is available. Most of these positions are white collar, and they usually offer a salary wage instead of an hourly wage.

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  • Denver's Tiny Home Solution to Homelessness

    Posted on March 30 2017

    Homelessness is a problem everywhere, but those in Colorado are experiencing this issue at a different scale. Statistics show that the state just saw a 24 percent spike of homeless veterans, which has definitely alarmed some in the state. Denver is taking on the fight in a creative way by introducing a tiny village for homeless people.

    What are Tiny Homes?

    Tiny homes are high-efficiency homes that allow a person to live in a small area. This type of house is eco-friendly and usually does not take much money or time to build. It is quite popular among millennials as an alternative to buying a regular home. One of the reasons people love it is because it limits space, making those that dwell in these homes minimalists.

    The tiny homes that are going to be built in Denver will be completely off grid. This means solar panels will provide lights, power, and temperature control to each of the units.

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  • Denver Entrepreneur Introduces Smart Energy Solution

    Posted on March 16 2017

    With the Internet of Things becoming an integral part of everyday living, even the process of controlling energy consumption has entered the realm of connectivity. Cody Miller, an entrepreneur from Denver, turned this concept into reality through the Ion Smart Outlet. This handy energy saving device remotely controls electricity usage through a smartphone or electronic tablet. 

    The innovative device seeks to address standby power issues at home and at work. Homes and businesses unknowingly waste power every day. Plugged electronic devices, even when turned off, still siphon electricity from the grid. Even if that device looks blissfully resting in one corner, it may be quietly tugging through the electric meter. 

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  • Denver Ski Train Off to a Great Start

    Posted on February 23 2017

    Colorado's Winter Park Express put the ski train back in business, and that business is having a great run. Traveling between Denver and Winter Park Resort usually only on Saturdays and Sundays, the seasonal train service is often sold out. 

    The Amtrak ski train is a revival of a historic train service between Denver and Winter Park to the northwest. The renewed service began Jan. 7, 2017, and is scheduled to continue through March 26. More than 15,000 people had ridden the ski train by Feb. 14, which was about the midpoint of its planned trips for the ski season. The train can carry 554 passengers. 

    The original rail service connecting Denver and Winter Park, which sometimes is spelled Winterpark, started in 1912, and weekend journeys were added in 1940. In 2009, the service ended, partly because of financial reasons.

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  • See Santa at the Zoo Before Time Runs out

    Posted on December 25 2016

    Christmas is a magical time of the year; it is time when children get to see Santa, and the Denver Zoo's Zoo Lights offers this opportunity to kids. The Zoo Lights is presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores. Santa will be appearing at the Zoo's North Pole, which is presented by Bank of America. This jolly, old fluffy fellow is going to be leaving on December 23, but that does not mean that people will not be making that last effort to see him before he leaves. Those who attend the event will have access to holiday treats and a lot of Christmas-themed events that cannot be found anywhere else.

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  • Colorado Real Estate Scam

    Posted on October 15 2016

    We all know of the basic dangers and safety implications of our security in personal identity and online transactions. However, even with a relatively informed public, the scam artists seemingly always find ways to success. The Denver real estate market is the latest, and somewhat surprising area in which to be hit by modern scammer audacity.

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  • Denver has the "Cool" Factor

    Posted on September 17 2016

    If you don’t know anything about Denver, you may assume that its first permanent structure was something like a bank or church. You’d be wrong - it was a saloon, possibly setting the city up to be one of the U.S.’s coolest in 2016.

    Denver brews more beer than any other U.S. city. Coors Brewery in Golden, which is close to the city, is the largest brewing site in the world. There are also tons of boutique microbreweries, brewpubs and taprooms throughout Denver, particularly in the downtown and metro areas. There are upwards of 200 different beers brewed there daily, including everything from IPAs to sours.

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  • Denver Wedding Trends

    Posted on June 30 2016

    Smoking of any kind was certainly frowned upon at most weddings, often resulting in a designated smoking area a distance away from the ceremony. However, as states like Colorado begin to legalize marijuana, can smoking weed become an integral part of these momentous occasions? Instead of a celebratory shot of champagne, will there be a congratulatory hit off of a blunt? The answer is a resounding, "Why the heck not?" Having marijuana at wedding receptions could totally be seen in Cannabis-based centerpieces, weed-infused bouquets, and "special" brownie appetizers. 

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