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Boulder Shooting | Donations

For those interested in making a donation to help the families of victims and Law Enforcement, there are a couple ways that we have found;

The above link was set up as an official list of donation sites for the victims of the shooting. There are apparently a lot of fake GoFundMe and other donation accounts that may be scams. The above link comes direct from the Boulder PD Facebook Page.

The above link is the Boulder County Injured & Fallen Officer Fund from the Boulder County website. It is a Colorado 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, charitable organization. And is described on the website at; “Your tax exempt donation benefits Boulder County law enforcement members who become seriously injured or killed in the line-of-duty. Support extends to the injured Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) or surviving family members: spouse, parent, significant partner, or children. “

Details of Victims, Suspect and events from the Boulder Police Department:

Boulder Shooting Update March 23, 8:30 a.m.BOULDER, Colo. – Dozens of agencies continued to investigate yesterday’s mass shooting at the King Soopers at 3600 Table Mesa Drive.The Boulder County Coroner’s Office worked overnight to identify all of the victims and notify the next of kin.The last victim was removed from the scene at 1:30 a.m. today (Tuesday, March 23).
By 2:02 a.m., all of the victims had been identified.
By 3:59 a.m., the families of the victims had been notified.

The names of the deceased are as follows:
• Denny Stong, 20
• Neven Stanisic, 23
• Rikki Olds, 25
• Tralona Bartkowiak, 49
• Suzanne Fountain, 59
• Teri Leiker, 51
Eric Talley, 51
• Kevin Mahoney, 61
• Lynn Murray, 62
• Jody Waters, 65

“Our hearts go out to all of the victims killed during this senseless act of violence. We are committed to a thorough investigation and will bring justice to each of these families,” Chief Maris Herold said.
“The Boulder community is strong and compassionate, and I know we will come together to take care of each other during this time.”

Detectives are asking anyone with any information about this crime to submit them online at:…/EjFQiWiBB9lBm…

The timeline is as follows:
*At approximately 2:40 p.m. on Monday, March 22, officers were dispatched to the King Soopers at 3600 Table Mesa Drive for a report of an active shooter
*Officers arrived on scene within minutes and immediately entered the store and engaged the suspect. There was an exchange of gunfire during which the suspect was shot. No other officers were injured.
The suspect was then taken into custody at 3:28 p.m. He was transported to the hospital for treatment and is now in stable condition.
The suspect has been identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, of Arvada. He has been charged with 10 counts of murder in the first degree and will be transported to the Boulder County jail today.

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Weirdest Job-Related Searches

A new study looked at Google Trends to find the most unique job-related things each state googles more than any other state.  Here are the highlights . . .

1.  Hating your job is a theme throughout:  Arizona’s top search is, “What should I do with my life?” . . . Colorado’s is “quarter life crisis” . . . New Yorkers can’t stop googling “hate my boss” . . . Pennsylvania is looking for “sleeping at work” advice . . . Oregon’s top search is “how to call in sick” . . . and Connecticut wants to know “how to get fired.”

2.  Several states are looking for something a little easier:  Kentucky’s top search is “easy jobs” . . . Virginia wants the “LEAST stressful job” . . . Delaware just wants to know “how to win the lottery” . . . New Jersey’s top search is “how to become a billionaire” . . . and Maryland wants to know if you can “get paid to watch Netflix.”

3.  A few states have very specific work-related searches:  Louisiana wants “Cajun jobs” . . . people in Tennessee are looking for careers at the store “Hot Topic” . . . Texans are interested in the “corporate GOTH” look, and also “how to become a cowboy” . . . and the phrase “cheese jobs” is popular in Wisconsin.

4.  Some searches are more SCANDALOUS than others:  California’s top search is “How to become an escort” . . . in West Virginia, how to become a “moonshiner” . . . in Oklahoma, “marijuana jobs” . . . people in Illinois google “drinking at work” more than anyone else . . . and people in Florida want “jobs that don’t drug test.”  


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Angriest Sports Fans

A study analyzed posts and reactions from more than a dozen sports . . . to determine which one had the ANGRIEST fans on Twitter.  Surprisingly, it’s one of the CALMEST sports:  Golf.  (Maybe it’s all the pent-up rage?)

Here’s the Top 10:

1.  Golf.  42% of all Tweets about golf were classified as “angry” comments.

2.  Soccer, 28%

3.  MLB, 26%

4.  NFL, 21%

5.  Boxing, 19%

6.  NHL, Formula One, and competitive DARTS (???) are all tied at 13% . . . Of all the sports, I think I’d LEAST like to encounter angry dart throwers.

9.  Cycling, 11%

10.  NBA and Rugby, 9%

12.  Tennis, 8%

13.  Cricket, 4%

Golf is also #1 among Tweets with a “Wow” reaction.  11% of golf Tweets are classified that way.  It’s tied with Cycling, which also has 11%.

Competitive darts is next at 9%, which is tied with Tennis and Formula One.  Apparently, fans in the four biggest U.S. sports are too busy being angry or sad to be sharing their AWE.

Speaking of upset fans, NBA fans share the most “Sad” Tweets.  38% are categorized that way.  MLB fans are next at 34%.

And the sport with the HAPPIEST fans?  That would be Boxing.  37% of Boxing Tweets are happy.  Soccer is next at 31%, followed by Golf at 23%.

The fans sharing the most “Love” Tweets . . . heart-eyed emoji-style . . . is a tie between the NHL and Cricket.  58% of the Tweets from those sports are all love. 

(Browse all the results, here.)

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Valentine Sweets – By State

America’s favorite Valentine candy is . . . FRUIT?  Someone looked at Google stats to find the Valentine’s Day treat each state searches for more than other states do.  And chocolate-covered strawberries rank first. Here in Colorado, we apparently prefer the #2 treat…M&M’s. I can live with that.

1.  Chocolate strawberries with 10 states.  (Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.)

2.  M&M’s, eight states.  (Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wyoming.)

3.  Edible chocolate roses, also eight states.  (Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington.)

4.  Chocolate truffles, five states.  (Connecticut, Louisiana, Montana, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.)

5.  Dove Chocolate, five states.  (Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Utah.)

6.  Conversation Hearts, four states.  (Iowa, Maine, Michigan, and North Dakota.)

7.  Hershey Kisses, four states.  (Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, and South Dakota.)

8.  California is the only state where “candy necklaces” are first . . . New York and Texas love “heart-shaped chocolates” . . . and a “box of chocolates” is #1 in Idaho, Kansas, and South Carolina.

A separate study looked at our favorite things to get in a box of chocolate.  The top three are caramel . . . chocolate-covered nuts . . . and chocolate-covered toffee.  (Zippia / YouGov)  (Here’s a map of all 50 states.)

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Zodiac Sign Dating

Another survey was done asking people to rank zodiac signs from least-datable to who they are most likely to date.

I don’t put much stock in this astrology stuff but I gotta say, I’m pretty happy I’m the #2 most dateable sign according to this!
– Spurger.

1.  Gemini.  42% of people who believe in astrology wouldn’t date one. 

(Geminis were also named the worst sign to date in a Twitter poll a few months ago.)

2.  Cancer, 37%.

3.  Taurus, 36%.

4.  Aries, 34%.

5.  Leo, 31%.

6.  Virgo, 28%.

7.  Scorpio, 24%.

8.  Libra, 22%.

9.  Sagittarius, 17%.

10.  Capricorn, 16%.

11.  Aquarius, 10%.

12.  Pisces, 7%.  So they’re most most-datable.

Check out the original story here.

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Top 10 Qualities

A survey was done asking people what the top qualities are that they look for in a partner. Keeping with the love theme for Valentine week, here are the results and the percentage of people who chose them.

What qualities do you look for and where would you rank them?

1.  Good cook, 63.4% say it’s important.

2.  Trustworthy, 62.6%.

3.  Makes you laugh, 57.6%.

4.  Intelligent, 50.5%.

5.  You respect them, 48.7%.

6.  Honest, 47.7%.

7.  Kind, 43.7%.

8.  Similar lifestyle to you, 42.4%.

9.  Similar taste in TV shows, books, and other media, 41.9%.

10.  Similar hobbies as you, 40.7%. 

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Deer – In The Air Tonight

After playing this song today, I was reminded of this clumsy (yet talented) deer. So I had to re-visit this video, set to “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. The audio is lined up so the deer trips on the slide and ends up doing the best drum breakdown ever.

The best part may be how modestly he walks it off. The deer equivalent to a mic drop?


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X Games Aspen 2021

X Games Aspen returns to Buttermilk mountain this weekend; Friday January 29th – 31st.

Due to COVID, there are no on-site spectators allowed this year. No problem. Check out to see a full schedule of events and how you can watch.

95.5/106.3 UPDATES:
We’ll be covering the events on our airwaves over the weekend. Scores, updates, even one-on-one athlete interviews. Plus, don’t forget to keep an eye on our Facebook and our X Games Update Page for extra content.

Our coverage starts Friday January 29th at 2PM on air from 95.5-FM (Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale) & 106.3-FM (Rifle, Silt, Parachute, DeBeque).

Our broadcast is sponsored by Vintage Ski World in Carbondale, Colorado.

Vintage Ski World, LLC searches the planet to find and make available to our customers, unique, exciting, vintage ski related items to enhance any decor, provide special gifts, and supply a treasure trove for collectors of vintage ski products.

Check out their website at: and don’t forget to check out their shop located at; 1676 County Rd 100 Unit N-2
Carbondale, CO 81623. Call; 970-963-9025.

“X Games”, “X Games Aspen” and associated pictures, logos and videos are property of ESPN. Used with permission for promotional purposes.

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West Canyon Nurseries

[Watch Below] Diane takes a trip to West Canyon Nurseries in New Castle. Derek educates us on the varieties and sizes of trees, shows us the hand-made wreaths, potted trees, holly and more!

This is West Canyon Nurseries 2nd annual Christmas Tree Sale. Take a virtual tour of the lot in the video below then make sure to get down there with your family! When it starts getting dark, the lights come on, the fire pits get lit and the Christmas music plays.

They also have candy for the kids (and the adults). They are open 12pm – 7pm every day until they run out of trees…and that could be any time so hurry down!

You can find them at: 1650 Co Rd 240