These Poor Dogs Are All Feeling A Bit Stoned After A Visit To The Vet.

Going to the doctor can be stressful for both humans and animals. That’s why sometimes doctors use certain treatments to relax their patients and make the procedures more enjoyable.

YouTube channel CHSupercuts has compiled a number of clips from various home videos filmed by dog owners who just brought their four-legged friends back home from the veterinarian. What all of these dogs have in common is that they are all still feeling the effects of anesthesia or sedating medications… and the results are hilarious. 

Poor pups!

(Source: CHSupercuts)

It’s also important to note that no animals were harmed in the making of this video…

Except for the part that took them to the vet in the first place, of course!

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High school dropout crisis addressed by CYC

JEFFERSON PARK — Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) reengages at-risk students and helps them get their high school diploma, GED or even an associate degree. “The work that we’re doing is the right work to be done for this population,” says Robert Ham, CYC’s development director. “If we don’t invest on the front end […]

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Elitch’s gifts $600,000 to North High

NORTH DENVER — One of the mainstays of strong and stable communities is direct access to high-quality educational institutions. While City Council has few touch points with our public school system, nonetheless, I have made it a priority to do what I can to strengthen our public schools at all levels, with a particular emphasis […]

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Manual High School Student Declares School Board Candidacy

DENVER — Auontai (Tay) Anderson, a senior at Manual High School, announces his candidacy for Denver Public Schools Board of Education as Representative for District Four. Anderson, 18, is the youngest candidate ever to run for the position. “With over a decade as a student in the public education system and four years in student […]

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Colorado Egg Producers dish out the best high altitude baking tips

DENVER — Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us! For many, this time of year means festive family gatherings, unique traditions and of course, all types of holiday treats. Holiday baking is a favorite tradition for many families, and the incredible, edible egg is a central ingredient in nearly every dessert recipe. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association would like to share some helpful tips for baking at high altitude, a problem many Coloradans face during the holiday season.

“Locally produced eggs from Colorado can be used in holiday baking recipes,” said Chef Jason Morse, CEP partner, and owner of 5280 Culinary, LLC. “From gingerbread cookies to eggnog to Christmas morning casseroles, eggs are very versatile and contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral the body needs. Including eggs in your holiday baking means your family is eating healthy, nutritional ingredients.” 

Baking in high altitudes here in Colorado can make a big impact on the end result of your dish. Why? Higher altitudes often have lower pressure, which leads to lower boiling points, faster evaporation of liquids and more rapid rising of batters when baked. Basic adjustments and a little experimentation can compensate for higher altitudes. Here are a few tips:

  • Reduce the amount of baking powder the recipe calls for. For each teaspoon, decrease by 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Reduce the amount of sugar the recipe calls for. For each cup, decrease by 2-3 tablespoons.
  • Increase the amount of liquid the recipe calls for. For each cup, add 3-4 tablespoons. Eggs and butter are considered liquids.
  • Fill baking pans half-full, not the usual two-thirds, as high altitude cakes may overflow.
  • Increase the baking temperature 15-20 degrees, unless using a glass pan, and reduce the baking time by up to 20 percent.

For hard-boiled eggs, higher altitudes have a lower boiling point, so eggs will need to cook longer to achieve the desired doneness. Hard-boiling at 9,000 to 10,000 feet in elevation may never fully cook through so you may want to hard-boil your eggs before traveling to the high country.

Use these tips, along with locally produced eggs, will ensure your dish will be the hit of the holiday party. CEP suggests trying out these high altitude baking tips on this recipe for cranberry white chocolate cookies, with a bonus gift idea courtesy of the American Egg Board.

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies*

Total time: 25 minutes  /  Serving size: 40 cookies 

Ingredients:
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 package (6 ounces) dried sweetened cranberries
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, softened
2 large EGGS
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

For Dry Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Mix, combine all dry ingredients in a clear 2-quart container with a tight-fitting lid. Cover with lid. Store in a cool, dry place until ready to give as a gift.

To make the cookies right away, preheat oven to 350° F. Combine your container of dry cookie mix with butter in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until well combined after each addition. Stir in vanilla until blended. Drop dough using a tablespoonful for each cookie onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet on a wire rack for 1 minute. Remove, cool completely and enjoy! 

To make a personalized gift, attach a hand-written recipe card with the ingredients and directions. The dry mix can be prepared and held in a container for up to two weeks before giving.

*Note: The measurements in this recipe are for an altitude of 5,280 feet. As you increase in altitude, please make the necessary adjustments to measurements and cooking times. 

Are you inspired to learn more about the fascinating world of Colorado agriculture? Visit CEP at the National Western Stock Show January 7th through 22nd. Our interactive barn is fun for the whole family with videos and slide shows, a conveyor belt for kids to operate, informational egg brochures and recipes. CEP will also have a kid-friendly display showing how eggs get from the farm to the kitchen table! You can even find out where you can buy high-quality, safe and nutritious Colorado produced eggs. Find us on the 3rd floor in the Hall of Education in the CSU Ag Adventure display.

Pick up a carton of eggs to get started baking delicious holiday recipes! Now through the end of 2016, you can save $ 0.55 when you purchase two dozen eggs at your local grocery story. Visit www.coloradoeggproducers.com/eggcoupon to download a coupon today.

Find more holiday recipes and baking tips by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. To learn more about CEP, please visit www.coloradoeggproducers.com.

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets high bar for students

NORTH DENVER — The North High Cross Country team had the remarkable opportunity to sit down with Olympian Gold Medal winner Jackie Joyner-Kersee on September 13 as part of a Comcast press conference about their low-cost Internet Essentials program.

Ms. Joyner-Kersee and the team had a wide-ranging inspirational question and answer session. She talked to the student-athletes about the importance of discipline in their sport and managing their time well because academics come first. She reminded the kids that they can’t “turn it on in the meet” if they haven’t been putting in the work during practice.

She credited mental toughness and her outstanding coaches with helping her win four different Olympic Games from 1984 to 1996.

She took home three gold, one silver and two bronze Olympic medals in the women’s heptathlon (a two-day marathon of strength and prowess in 100-metre hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-metre, long jump, javelin throws and 800-metre competitions) as well as the women’s long jump.

Jackie’s training philosophy is “those who know why will always beat those who know how” and reminded the team to “always know the ‘why’.”  She also discussed keeping distractions to a minimum and that “it’s important to recognize the company you keep,” a valuable lesson to high school aged students beginning to figure out their place in the world. 

She ended the inspiring session discussing how important goals are and told the students that they have the ability to make their dreams come true.  Valuable advice from the woman voted the “Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time” by Sports Illustrated for Women magazine.

During the Comcast press conference Mayor Hancock reflected on Joyner-Kercee’s Q&A with North students.  “She is a hero and inspiration to so many young girls. When she can run backwards, without shoes, and on rocks she is giving back to the community and standing up to make this world a better place.”

Rebecca Caldwell  |  [email protected]

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Good news from North High School

NORTH DENVER —  The fall semester is well underway and we have lots of good news to share from the hallowed halls of North High School.  Thank you to everyone in the community who came out to support North High at the powder puff game, homecoming parade, chili and chile cook-off, bonfire and the Homecoming football game! North’s varsity football team is currently undefeated at 4-0.  Come out and catch a game.

On the enrollment side, we have the largest freshman class in many years with 340 students, a 31% increase over last year.  The entire student body is nearly 1,100 representing a 21% increase in the last two years.

We know that the success of a high school is demonstrated through multiple measures.  While CMAS state testing is not the only measure, it is one that allows us to see how we are doing compared to other schools in Colorado.

This year, North’s English/Language Arts scores went up 9%, which was the second highest increase of all traditional high schools.  We had an MGP (Median Growth Percentile) of 65, which is also the second highest of all traditional high schools and falls in the state category of “More Than Expected” growth from our students.  According to Principal Scott Wolf, “East was the only school who outperformed us by one point.”

By way of comparison the Language Arts Median Growth Percentile for a mix of traditional, innovation and charter high school’s was: East-66, North-65, South-53, West Leadership-45.5, West Generations -41, and Strive Excel-37.

In Math, we gained 9.5%, which also was the second highest increase of all traditional high schools.  We are especially excited that we increased the percentage of students passing the Geometry portion of the assessment by 41.8%.  Our MGP in Math was 59 and again the second highest of all traditional high schools.  (Thomas Jefferson led the pack at 65.)

In Math comparative MGP results show: West Leadership-62.5, Strive Excel-62, West Generations-59.5, North-59, East-55, and South-54.

Thank you for the collective investment in North.  It is paying off for our students and our community!  Please join us on October 27 from 6-8PM for our annual Trick or Treat Street costume party. It’s a wonderful way to connect with and support your future, neighborhood high school and our North Denver community. It is a free event.

Rebecca Caldwell  |  [email protected]

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Biometrics tool used by North High AP psychology class

Biometrics tool used by North High AP psychology class
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