Fewer Denver restaurants are likely to receive the dreaded public notice on their door if they violate food-safety guidelines in 2011. But, eateries will be subject to faster fines as of January 1 under new guidelines ordered by the Denver City Council, writes the Denver Business Journal.
It's that time of year when media organizations get retrospective by scanning their top stories from the past year and wrangling them into some sort of list. Topping our list of lists is a tip of the hat to newly elected Congressman Cory Gardner—the Republican who will replace Democrat Betsy Markey in the 4th Congressional District—for making Politico's list of 10 lawmakers to watch on energy and environmental issues.
Judging by the University of Colorado Buffaloes' performance on the football field this year, it might be hard to imagine any of the players having a shot at an NFL career. But a closer look reveals that players like Jimmy Smith are primed for the next level of play. The team's star defensive back is projected to be selected in the second round of the upcoming NFL draft, reports The Denver Post. If there's a professional football season in 2011, Smith's life is going to change dramatically.
The most tattoos ever given by a single artist in a 24-hour period is 801. That record was achieved about two years ago by Hollis Cantrell of Artistic Tattoo in Phoenix, Arizona, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Now, a local artist, who goes by the name Kaos, will attempt to break that record on New Year's Eve—and for a good cause, to boot.
If you can't trust yourself to avoid all the online distractions at work, programs now exist that allow you to shut down your own access to the Internet. But one woman named "Claire" is lucky she took some time from her work to peek at her cell phone recently, which was hooked to a camera in her home.
It's been five years since the Colorado College Tigers went to Detroit and emerged as champions of the Great Lakes Invitational.
As of this morning, the Denver-metro area is under a winter storm warning due to an approaching weather system that might just make New Year's Eve a bit of a hassle. The dry and warm spell from this fall and early winter may finally give way to as many as 10 inches of snow (via The Denver Post). Wind gusts of between 25 and 35 mph are possible, according to the National Weather Service, in its first winter storm warning for the region this season.
You can get a Focus on the Family app for your iPhone or iPad if you want it, but you can't get the Manhattan Declaration, a 4,700-word manifesto written by former Focus leader James Dobson and two other Christian conservatives.
As Qwest, the Denver-based telecommunications company, and CenturyLink are working out the conditions of their merger, which will affect hundreds of thousands of customers, top executives reaped millions of dollars in tax breaks just before Christmas. The Qwest execs will get stock and cash compensation that they otherwise wouldn't have received until the merger with CenturyLink was closer to completion—sometime in 2011.