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Rep. Diana Degette (D) District 1
Fire Monkey says: Your interpersonal skills will blossom.
Practical application: You don’t need much luck getting re-elected, not in your Democrat-heavy district. But as chief deputy whip—tasked with moving Democratic bills through the House—more potent powers...
—Chris Conley, out of the University of Georgia, runs the 40-yard dash during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine; Getty Images
Say what you will about standardized tests. At least they’re standard. Historically, measuring athletic ability has lacked consistency, and that’s a problem for NFL coaches, considering a few tenths of a second in a sprint separate a star wide receiver from a career backup. Turns out Mike Weinstein...
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By The Numbers
2 ~ Ice thickness, in inches, needed to withstand the elements (indoor rinks are closer to one inch thick)
20,000 ~ Approximate gallons of water required to make the ice
350 ~ Gallons of water-soluble paint used to whiten the surface of the ice
200 ~ Workers needed over...
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5280: You’ve been doing stand-up since the early 2000s. Why are you, and the local comedy scene, blowing up now?
Ben Roy: The Internet has given people a vehicle to see us. But Denver has always been a pedigree place. There have always been great comics who came out of the city, from Rick Kerns...
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Denver is a funny place. No, really. We’re funny. We’ve got comedians such as T.J. Miller starring on TV (HBO’s Silicon Valley) and in movies (this month’s Deadpool) and national acts like Dave Chappelle playing to sold-out crowds at downtown’s Comedy Works. And our hilarity continues on February...
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A city that doesn’t plan ahead can bet on becoming, well, Houston. So far, Denver should be commended for its smart urban development, says Christopher Zimmerman of Washington, D.C.–based Smart Growth America, and local leaders want to continue that trend. Early this year, they’re launching an...
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January isn’t just National Mentoring Month—it’s also I Haven’t Given Up On My Resolution Yet Month. If you’ve pledged to be a better person in 2016, we suggest paying tribute to both edicts through the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver’s Reach & Rise program, which pairs at-risk kids with adult...
TJ Dillashaw (right) fights Renan Barao in Chicago in July 2015. —Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Until October 2015, TJ Dillashaw, the UFC bantamweight champion who makes a living cracking bones and bloodying faces, had spent his entire career in California. But before defending his title against Dominick “the Dominator” Cruz in Boston on January 17, Dillashaw moved to the Mile High City. “The...