Test of Voting System for November 8 General Election

Denver — In preparation for the November 8, 2016 General Election, the Denver Elections Division will conduct a Logic and Accuracy Test at 9 a.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016. The Logic and Accuracy Test, which is open to the public, is conducted prior to every election and is required by state law as a step to ensure equipment is recording and counting votes properly.

Testing will be conducted at the Denver Elections Division, 200 W. 14th Ave. Candidates, campaign representatives, news media, and the public are invited to attend.

For more information on the General Election, visit www.DenverVotes.org or call 311.

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New alert system to help Denver area families find missing seniors with Alzheimer’s

DENVER — One of the worst scenarios for families caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease is a loved one wandering or getting lost. It causes immediate panic and concern, and unfortunately happens all too often. In fact, nearly 50 percent of some of these family members have experienced a loved one with Alzheimer’s wandering or getting lost, according to a new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network. Of those, nearly one in five called the police for assistance. To help families keep their loved ones safe, the Home Instead Senior Care network has launched a free tool, the Missing Senior NetworkSM, now available in the Denver area.

Found at www.MissingSeniorNetwork.com, the platform enables family caregivers to alert a network of friends, family and businesses to be on the lookout for a missing senior. The service provides a way to alert the network of a missing senior via text or email. Families can also choose to post an alert to the Home Instead Remember for Alzheimer’s Facebook page, connected to 270,000 followers.

“These frightening occurrences lead families to call our office and ask for help,” said Curt Foust of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving the Northwest Denver metro. “This resource was created to help Denver area families understand the risk of wandering and have a tool that empowers them to quickly take action if a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia wanders.”

The Missing Senior Network is part of Home Instead Senior Care network’s new Prevent WanderingSM program, which includes resources such as insight into what may trigger wandering events, steps families can take to help keep their loved ones safe, and tips on what to do if a wandering event occurs.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, anyone living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is at risk of wandering.

“Wandering can happen at any time, and not just on foot someone in a car or even a wheelchair could wander,” said Monica Moreno, director of Early Stage Initiatives for the Alzheimer’s Association. “A person may want to go back to a former job he or she had, even though that job may no longer exist. Or, someone may have a personal need that must be met. There’s always a purpose and intent. It’s just a matter of identifying the triggers.”

Family caregivers should be aware of the following common triggers that may cause someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia to wander:

Delusions or hallucinations. Those living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia may misinterpret sights or sounds, causing them to feel fearful and wander to escape their environment.

Overstimulation. Individuals living with dementia can become easily upset in noisy or crowded environments, triggering them to look for an escape from the chaos.

Fatigue, especially during late afternoons and evenings. Individuals living with dementia may become tired, causing restless pacing and, eventually, wandering.

Disorientation to place and time. Individuals may not recognize they are home and seek to return to a familiar place, such as a former workplace. 

Change in routine. Individuals living with dementia may become confused following a change of routine, wandering in an effort to return to a familiar place.

“We understand the topic of wandering is something many families coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia may avoid discussing,” said Mike Maguire, owner of the Home Instead office serving Fort Collins and Northern Colorado. “It’s important for families to understand the potential triggers for wandering and have a plan in place to help keep their loved ones safe.”

For additional tips and program resources, visit www.PreventWandering.com, or contact your local Denver and Northern Colorado Home Instead Senior Care office to learn how family caregivers can help prevent and respond to wandering. You can find an office near you by visiting www.homeinstead.com/colorado.

To access the Missing Senior Network, visit www.MissingSeniorNetwork.com.

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Protest the Rigged System

DENVER — On September 26, 2016, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) will host the first of its series of debates which will be missing a critical voice:  Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. While professing to be non-partisan, it is in fact a tightly controlled BI-partisan private organization that wields an obscene amount of power to exclude alternate voices.  Recent polls have indicated averages of over 60% of respondents favoring the inclusion of Gary Johnson.  The current criterion is that a candidate must receive an average of 15% or more in polls selected by the CPD.   However it is a classic chicken and egg scenario. A candidate cannot poll high unless they are mentioned and covered, and they will not be covered or mentioned until they poll high. Despite these obstacles, Governor Johnson has polled higher than the old party candidates amongst Independent voters, and in one of the approved CPD polls, 18-34 year olds—the demographic more likely to support Governor Johnson—was excluded entirely.  It is the Libertarian Party’s position that any candidate that has theoretical ability to win enough electoral college votes to win the election should be included.  Governor Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in all fifty states and thus should qualify. The Libertarian Party of Colorado will be staging at protest at the Colorado State Capitol on the night of the debate in order to give support to Governor Johnson and speak for those who have been denied a voice. 

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Transportation System In Denver

Denver is one of the largest and the most populous city of US state of Colorado. In addition to that it is home to many markets, businesses, offices etc and it has many other counties in it. Thus an efficient and well maintained transportation system is needed in the city to ensure that the people can move about the city freely, without facing any kind of problem or anything. The transpiration system in Denver consists of City streets, Freeways and highways, Mass transportation, airports, bicycle tracks etc.

As far as the city streets are concerned most of the Denver is connected via straightforward street grid. While the blocks located on these streets are numbered in hundreds, while the median streets are numbered 00, this is Broadway. The major and the largest artery is the Colfax Avenue, which runs in the East West artery through Denver having 15 blocks north of median. Then the Avenues south of Ellsworth are named while on the north they are numbered.

Hence, both the numbers and names are used to name a street. Then along with that there is an old downtown grid system too, designed by Henry Brown. This system was designed to in such a way that it runs parallel to the both Cherry Creek and South Platte River. The total street system of the city is complex and one may get confused where the two grids meet up, however there are adequate sign boards that one can read to take the correct path one wanted to choose. Many of these streets also have bicycle lanes for those who like to pedal more than driving or using public transport.

Denver is mainly served by the interstate freeways I-25 and I-70. I-25 runs from Mexico to Wyoming, I-225 runs from Aurora to southeastern corner of Denver. I-70 runs from Utah to Maryland. I-76 braches off from the I-70 just west of city Arvada, and it runs to I-80. Then there is US-6 and US 36. US-6 links the downtown Denver to Golden and Lakewood and continues as far as Massachusetts. US 36 links Denver to Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park and runs into Ohio after it has crossed four other states. In addition to these freeways there are two toll highways that run through the city. As for the Mass transportation, it is managed by the Regional Transportation Department. It operates more than 1000 buses, five light rail lines the C, G, E, F, and H with the total of 34.9 miles. Then there is also national passenger rail system, providing services to Denver.

Denver International Airport or DIA serves as a primary airport for the large region surrounding the city. It is located to 18.6 miles east northeast of Colorado State Capital. It is the 10th busiest airport in the world and ranks fourth in US for the number of passengers that travel through the gates of this airport. The airport is the largest in the US to accommodate a number of flights that come daily simultaneously. There were some other airports too in the city however they were all closed only the DIA remained in the end.

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Education System In Denver

Education is the mean by which we get knowledge about the right from wrong. Through it we get the knowledge, inculcate the forms of proper conduct and acquire technical competency. The knowledge we get from it is important to get awareness about the happenings in the world, its true moral values and conduct and it is only when we get the complete knowledge about the world we appreciate its creator. The education helps the individual to build his personality well socially, mentally and physically. No nation can deny the importance of education as it is the preliminary step towards the success of a nation. The highly educated individuals in the nation bring new technologies and put emphasis on new areas of study.

Denver is such a country that has paid importance to education since the time when it was not that common. Like any other state the education in Denver is provided at the three different stages. In the preliminary level comes the schools both primary and the secondary , then the colleges in which undergraduate programmers are promoted and then the universities in which they encourage the graduation and post graduation students. Among the primary and secondary schools the most popular are the Denver public schools, Denver Cmty school, Denver community school, Denver early elementary school, Denver public school etc. All these schools are providing the best quality of education to students and the books in the syllabus are al written by good authors. The students are provided a healthy environment of education where the highly qualified and trained teachers assist them in understanding not only their syllabus but also the basic principles of life. All the above mentioned schools are well renowned and are approved by certain higher education committees. Besides education sports and other extracurricular activities are promoted in the schools so that the students build self confidence in them.

The authentic and renowned universities in Denver are Health sciences centre. Regis University, university of Denver, university of Colorado, Red rocks community college, Colorado Christian university and Westwood College. These colleges and the universities are famous all around the world and students globally desire to get admission here. Except a few universities, the fees for education is great and only the rich people are enable to afford them. Their fame is because the graduates from these universities are ruling the world. Majority of them are earning a handsome amount and enjoying high posts. The students here bring distinctions in their annual board results as they are trained by highly qualified and trained faculty. These universities have a very large setup in them. They have well equipped computer and research labs where the students are encouraged to do new experiments and bring something constructive. A large number of discoveries in the field of science and business are made by the scholars of these universities.
In short above mentioned schools and universities in Denver possess a good reputation one should take admission in them , so as to make an investment for the bright future.

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Transport System in Denver

When you live in a city whose life line is the business world, it is hard to overlook its transport system. Good and efficient transport systems are the key to successful trading and Denver is definitely succeeding in that department. In fact, since the time Denver became established as a city on its own, the very first developments that were made were that of construction of roads and harbors for tradesmen using routes via Denver.
Talking about the road web, Denver has a total of 9500 roads in numbers or 5200 kilometers of road in length across the city. There are few roads that follow the old trails like they originally did in the previous times such as the Kingston road but otherwise all new roads built are according to the modern grid system. The main north-south arteries started  from west to east, are headed towards Kipling Avenue, Islington Avenue, Royal York Road, Jane Street, Keeled Street/Weston Road, Duffer in Street, Bathurst Street, Avenue Road/University Avenue, Yonge Street, Bay view Avenue, Leslie Street, Don Mills Road, Victoria Park Avenue, Warden Avenue, Kennedy Road, McCowan Road, Markham Road, and Morningside Avenue. The main east-west arteries, started from north to south, are headed  Steeles Avenue, Finch Avenue, Sheppard Avenue, Wilson Avenue/York Mills Road/Ellesmere Road (the latter two connected by Parkwoods Village Drive), Lawrence Avenue, Eglinton Avenue, St. Clair Avenue, Bloor Street/Danforth Avenue, Dundas Street, Queen Street West and East, and Lake Shore Boulevard/Kingston Road.
After the roads come the highways. Denver has an extensive highway system built. There is Highway 401 that divides the city from east to west all the way through its inner suburbs. Then there is highway 400 that joins 401 at its intersection and is used by over 400,000 vehicles daily. It is known to be one of the world’s busiest highways.
Denver also has a big railway and bus system. Most of the rails lines present in Denver are operated by Class I, CN and CPR while Geo Transit handles the bus services in and out of downtown Denver through the Union Station Bus Terminal. The trains are mostly used to carry goods for trade. There are also some passenger trains operating alongside with the freight trains. A new rail line is soon to be under construction in the future days. This will link the Denver Pearson International Airport to the central business district.
For the public, there are several different ways to commute from one place to another for the daily work. People either use the subways or the street cars more commonly known as cabs. Cycling is another way that a lot of people use to travel. There are two main subway systems in Denver, the U-shaped Yonge–University–Spadina Line and the east-west Bloor–Danforth Line. The streetcars and buses have 150 fixed routes that take cover the whole of Denver. Travelling by cabs are a little expensive than using the subways or the buses, but they tend to drop on location rather than a terminal.
Denver also houses two airports, Denver Pearson International Airport and the Billy Bishop Denver City Airport (Island Airport)

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