Before I go any further, I just have to say it is amazing not having to commute hundreds of miles per week in order to do morning radio AND live where I love! I know I-25 a lot better than I planned on way back when, but that's okay. It's been a fun journey. I live with my amazing wife and three grade-school-age girls, and we have as much fun as we can get away with camping, snowboarding, gardening, riding bikes to downtown for food & drinks, going to concerts, sitting by the fire pit, listening to something out of the record collection, or working on a house or garage project. We have two dogs, a lab and a husky, who we take out for exercise every day so they don't drive us nuts – and a funny gray tabby cat, whom I have had since before anyone mentioned above. I watch next to no TV, but when I do, it’s usually reruns that I find dependably funny, like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Chapelle’s Show, or a killer movie like Super Troopers, Harold & Kumar, Cheech and Chong, Scary Movie, or something else I discovered back when I had no kids and lots of time to watch TV! Nowadays, there’s oftentimes something like Fixer Uppers playing in the background while I work on refinishing one of the rooms of our house. It’s hard to explain ‘why’ I do what I do on the X. I guess it’s just something that helps complete me and makes my day go a lot better after I hit the door at 10, largely because I hope it does yours, too.
Set Up a Soaker System for Next Year’s Successful CO Garden [Video]
Successful gardening in Colorado can go beyond a chore. Here's a quick project to make it a lot more fun!
Where is All the NoCo Mountain Haze Coming From?
I got up yesterday, perfect morning - sunny, just the right temperature. And probably around 11, in a flash, I heard this wind come up, and all in a sudden the mountains started looking super hazy, and I swear I even smelled forest fire. I was thinking, "Oh no, not again.&a…
Why the Name ‘Sports Authority Field’ Isn’t Going Away
Sports Authority, as you know, had to change course - in fact, so rapidly that it scrapped plans for a Foothills Mall location last minute. However, Mile High Stadium likely won't be taking on a new naming sponsor for a good long while. And the reason is the same for both:
Rocky Mountain Showdown/Tour de Fat/FORTitude 10K: Avoiding Traffic, and More
This is arguably thee most Colorado weekend of the year.
A Hot Air Balloon Landed in Longmont Traffic
You know how traffic at 8:30 in the morning always goes just a little too smoothly, right? Well, a certain hot air balloon was sure to fix that yesterday!
A Novelty in Colorado: A Conch Shell You Can Use as a Loud Horn [Video]
Years back I took a cruise to the Bahamas, to the islands of Nassau and Freeport. On the latter of those, they were selling these giant conch shells for $5. (In the U.S., you can order one online for like $45. Yeah, I know - Why would you do that?)
CO Firefighters Help TX Flood Victims, and How You Can, Too [Video]
If you sometimes feel like you want to help the less fortunate but only wish you felt guided to give to a definitive cause by way of a specific organization, here's one chance.
A Popular NoCo Fall Family Activity Now Will Include a Beer Fest
While I love fall, I'm not huge on spooky Halloween activities. Too much spook in the real world without creating more. But... after a couple micros, this thriller of a hike might just be a blast!!
A Piece of a Bridge Fell on a Lady’s Car [Video]
You'd have to have the world's worst luck to just happen to pass under a bridge at the exact moment a part of it breaks off, going through your windshield!
Loveland HOA Tells Couple They Have Too Many Flower Pots [Video]
Loveland homeowner Richard Stephens thinks it was politically motivated, saying numerous signs had been stolen from his yard during political season.
Weird Things that Happened in CO and Beyond During the Eclipse
I treated the solar eclipse the way I treat a football game. Took a look at the beginning... tried to be there for the best part... and listened around me to hear how it turned out... but never sat down to watch it, nor did I go out of my way.
Longmont Couple Marries at Red Rocks During Eclipse [Video]
As someone who married on a Tuesday, in my boss's living room, 2000 miles from here, I love when people buck tradition and expectation and do what is right for them at the time.