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7 Fun Facts About Colorado

April 16th, 2020

How many of these facts did you know? 1. Fruita, Colorado, holds the record for the longest a chicken has lived without a head: 18 months. He died from choking on a corn kernel Every year in Fruita the town holds a “Mike the Headless Chicken” festival, with activities such as “5K Run Like a Headless Chicken Race”, egg toss, “Pin the Head on the Chicken”, the “Chicken Cluck-Off”, and “Chicken Bingo”, in which chicken droppings on a numbered grid choose the numbers. 2. The invention of the cheeseburger (not the hamburger) is credited to... Read More

18-Year-Old Boulderite First American to Qualify for Olympic Climbing

September 6th, 2019

Olympic climbing is a newly added even in the 2020 Olympics, and America will receive its first representation from 18-year-old Boulder athlete Brooke Raboutou. At the World Championships, Raboutou placed sixth in speed climbing, seventh in lead climbing and 10th in bouldering, earning her a spot in the Olympics. Raboutou’s parents, Didier Raboutou and Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou, are former world champion rock climbers. Raboutou is also the youngest youngest person to climb 5.14b at just 11 years old.  Read More

Is Fishing a Sport?

July 26th, 2019

On my way to the gym last Saturday morning, I took the opportunity to listen to a little sports radio, hoping to find out the latest news on the Rockies, Broncos, or other local sports. Instead, the topic of conversation was about trout fishing. As I double-checked the station to confirm that I was listening to sports talk radio and not NPR, the host rambled on about fishing on the Roaring Fork River. There are three questions that have baffled mankind since the existence of time. Is there life after death? What came first, the chicken or the egg? And is fishing really a sport? Step one in my journey... Read More

Colorado Swimming – Making a Splash

June 18th, 2019

Like many, I spent Father’s Day at the pool.  But instead of sunscreen and a cold beer, I stood by the blocks near lane four with a timer and a clipboard.  You see, my children are club swimmers, so many holiday weekends are spent in muggy, chlorine-filled venues, with no alcohol in sight. But standing for a couple hours with wet shoes is nothing compared to the commitment asked of these young athletes.  After years of attending meets, talking to parents, and interviewing swimmers, their voices were heard. And here’s what they said. 1) Yes, we want to go to the Olympics someday. Yes, we... Read More

Locals at the Olympics

February 27th, 2018

As the Winter Olympics extinguish their flame and the clean-up crew of PyeongChang do their best curling-like sweep job in the aftermath, the country of Norway left South Korea victorious with a total of 39 overall medals, followed by Germany with 31, and Canada with 29.  The Republic of Colorado finished in 15th place, just behind China. Okay, Colorado isn’t exactly a country, but with 31 athletes representing the United States, more than any other state, it could have been.  Athletes from Colorado won more gold medals than Russia, more silver than Finland, and more Bronze than Sweden. Mikaela... Read More