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New Year, New You? Best US Cities for Fitness
This Is America's
Most Active City

This Is America's Most Active City

WalletHub ranks Honolulu as being most conducive to an active lifestyle; see where other cities stand

(Newser) - If you've decided that 2023 is the year when you're going to get your fitness act together, that motivation is the first step to a better you. Of course, things beyond our control often derail even the best-laid plans, including whether where we live is conducive to living...

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities
Here Are the Most
Festive US Cities

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities

New York tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Do you don your party hat on Dec. 1 and not take it off till the new year? You might want to seek out cities where you'll find like-minded festive souls. LawnStarter gathered public data from 200 of the nation's largest cities to see where those in a...

This Is the Best City in America if You're Single

Seattle tops WalletHub's ranking, and there are plenty of other options across the US

(Newser) - Looking for love these days can be tough. Along with people still exercising caution over COVID and prices spiking due to inflation, the dating scene can prove challenging all around. To help take that unintended sting out of Cupid's arrow, WalletHub put 182 cities across the US under the...

Survey: Gig Drivers in Denver Average $5.49 an Hour

Pay comes in well under minimum wage, but companies contest the calculations

(Newser) - The income of gig drivers in the Denver area is running well below minimum wage, a survey has found. Two advocacy groups, Colorado Jobs with Justice and Gig Workers Rising, queried hundreds of drivers for such platforms as Lyft, Uber, and DoorDash from last November through January, the Guardian reports....

In Denver, 100-Car Pileup on Icy Roads

Injuries were minor

(Newser) - Roughly 100 vehicles were involved in a crash on icy roads early Friday southwest of downtown Denver, but no one was seriously injured, per the AP . Injuries to drivers and passengers included broken bones, but nothing life-threatening, police spokesperson Doug Schepman told the Denver Post . Schepman said slick roads after...

Congrats, NYC: You're Not the 'Rattiest' City in America

Chicago takes that honor in rankings by Orkin pest control company; the Big Apple comes in 2nd

(Newser) - Think "rats in the city," and many people are likely to envision the rodents who creep around in the Big Apple's alleyways and subway system. It's not New York City, though, but Chicago atop Orkin's list of the "rattiest" cities in America. USA Today...

Cops: Rideshare Driver Kidnapped, Raped Women

John Pastor-Mendoza charged with 41 felonies involving 10 victims

(Newser) - A rideshare driver in Denver raped or attempted to rape at least 10 women between 2018 and this year and there may be more victims, authorities say. John Pastor-Mendoza, 41, has been charged with 41 felonies, including 10 counts of kidnapping his victim to commit a sexual offense and eight...

EPA Downgrades Air Quality in Colorado, Forcing Changes

Tweaked gasoline blend will cost consumers more

(Newser) - After missing a deadline last summer to improve air quality, Denver and the northern Front Range of Colorado are in for tougher federal regulations. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that the areas now are classified as "severe" violators of air standards, the Denver Post reports. Refineries will have...

On a Hot Day, Utility Takes Control of Thermostats

Customers enrolled in a rewards program were locked out

(Newser) - Signing up for a rewards program that lets the utility take control of your thermostat settings, in exchange for credits toward bills, probably sounds like a better idea when the weather is mild. But when temperatures reached into the 90s Tuesday in Denver, and thousands of customers read a message...

FBI Is Seeking the 'Empty Promise Bandit'

Suspect made 'assertions that he will never be able to follow up on' in Denver-area bank robberies

(Newser) - He's been dubbed the "Empty Promise Bandit"—and if he doesn't like the nickname, the FBI would be happy to meet him in person to discuss it. The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force says the suspect has robbed at least three banks in the...

Stanley Cup Shows Up at Wrong House
Stanley Cup
Shows Up at Wrong House

Stanley Cup Shows Up at Wrong House

Neighbors of Colorado Avalanche's Gabe Landeskog got a memorable surprise

(Newser) - Lord Stanley arrived at the wrong house in Denver, and the mistake is making headlines. It seems the NHL's famed Stanley Cup (named after the aforementioned lord) was delivered to the wrong address on Monday, reports 9News . It was supposed to go to Colorado Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog, but...

These Are the 10 Most LGBTQ-Friendly US Cities

San Francisco ranks No. 1, per LawnStarter

(Newser) - June is Pride Month, and as LawnStarter notes, "Everyone wants the American dream—a home in a safe and supportive community—including LGBTQ people." That's why the site looked at 200 of the country's largest cities to see which ones qualify as LGBTQ-friendly, factoring in 19...

This Is the Healthiest City in America

San Francisco tops WalletHub's list; Brownsville, Texas, brings up the rear

(Newser) - The pandemic made many reassess the importance of staying fit, so WalletHub looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities to see which are helping residents live their best wellness lives in four main categories: health care (including such factors as cost of basic medicine, quality of...

This Might Be Nation's First Pickleball Felony
This Might Be Nation's
First Pickleball Felony
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

This Might Be Nation's First Pickleball Felony

Retiree in Denver accused of defacing rec center floor with boundary markings

(Newser) - Pickleball is one of the hottest sports in the nation , and now comes what is probably the first alleged felony related to its play. Authorities in Denver have charged a 71-year-old retiree with defacing a rec center's floor to mark boundaries for the game, reports CBS Denver . As a...

Here's One Thing You Definitely Don't Want to Hear Midflight

Delta passengers were told windshield had shattered before being safely diverted

(Newser) - A flight from Salt Lake City to DC made an unexpected landing this week, with passengers now expressing gratitude that things didn't turn out much worse. While a statement from Delta Air Lines to ABC4 simply notes that the Thursday flight was safely diverted to Denver after a "...

Denver Police Search for Heads Stolen From Truck

Box was marked 'Human Specimen'

(Newser) - Denver police are investigating the theft of a box containing human heads from a parked freight company truck, officials said Saturday. The box was being transported for medical research purposes, police said in an email, per the AP . Someone broke into the truck while it was parked between Wednesday afternoon...

5 Found in Colorado Apartment Likely Died Instantly

DA says they ingested cocaine laced with fentanyl

(Newser) - Update: The five people found dead in a Commerce City, Colorado, apartment on Sunday afternoon were killed by fentanyl ODs, officials say. The victims include two men and three women who range in age from 24 to 32. A 29-year-old woman who was hospitalized and an unharmed 4-month old infant...

'Unacceptable Behavior' Shuts Kids Museum for 10 Days

Anti-mask patrons were 'inappropriately directing their anger' toward museum staff

(Newser) - If you're a Denverite who'd planned on taking the kids to the local children's museum over the weekend, you'll have to wait. NPR reports the Children's Museum of Denver has closed its doors for 10 days after angry patrons harassed staff over its mask policy....

Woman Says She Searched a Week Before Service Told Her Dog Died

Liz Giorgi is warning others away from pet-sitting company Wag after what happened to Fran

(Newser) - "We're committed to the safety and happiness of all dogs in our care, and peace of mind for pet parents." That's the promise of pet-sitting and -walking service Wag, as seen on its website , but one pet owner says her dog is now dead after being...

Eagle-Eyed Neighbor Saves 3 Kids From Icy Horror

Dusti Talavera, 23, happened to see children fall through ice on pond in Denver

(Newser) - A classic winter scene of kids playing on an icy pond turned frightening in Denver over the weekend, but thanks to an observant neighbor, a major tragedy was averted. KDVR reports that four children, reportedly related, were playing on said pond near an apartment complex when the ice gave way...

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