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Movie Review - Hidden Figures

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By Bob Garver

A lot of people were unhappy with my review of "Sing" a few weeks ago. Many wondered how I could have so much disdain for a movie with positive messages about perseverance and following your dreams. There are two main reasons: 1) That movie is considerably less positive with its messages about stealing and avoiding responsibility, and 2) There are plenty of better movies with messages about perseverance and following your dreams. One such movie is "Hidden Figures."

Colorado Lynx Made Famous on Facebook Found Dead

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A lynx that was spotted walking across a ski slope two weeks ago at the Purgatory Ski Resort in southwest Colorado was found dead at the area Sunday. 

Purgatory ski patrol members found the animal on a ski slope on the west side of the resort in the Chairlift 8 area. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has retrieved the carcass and it will be sent to the agency's lab in Fort Collins for a necropsy - the animal equivalent of an autopsy.

A video of the animal walking slowly across a ski run was viewed nearly a million times on social media.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park closed due to high wind damage

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Residents and visitors are being asked to avoid the area around Cheyenne Mountain State Park as strong winds have downed power lines, shifted dirt and brush, and overturned at least one camper.

Power lines were blown down in front of the park entrance, and while fire and utility crews are on scene, entry to the park is unsafe.

Movie Reviews - Top 10 Films of 2016

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By Bob Garver

Who says everything from 2016 has to be bad? There were plenty of bright spots this year, at least in terms of movies. It's true that I missed out on some successes, both commercial ("Central Intelligence," "Bad Moms") and critical ("Miss Sloane," "Paterson"), but I think I've seen a decent-enough cross-section to make some informed decisions. And of course, if you think I left a film off or you want to talk about the rankings, you can always email me at rrg251@nyu.edu.

Coyotes May be More Territorial in January-February

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If it seems that coyotes are less tolerant of human presence during the months of January and February, there is a biological reason: this is their breeding season. As coyotes pair up to breed, they may be more territorial than usual and defend their space as they carve out a place to have their young. Citizens are well-advised to be aware of their presence and the potential for conflicts with humans in metro and rural areas.

Movie Review - Sing

Movie Review 1 1/2 Stars

By Bob Garver

"Sing" is an animated kids' movie for kids who are tired of "Moana." At least, I hope its audience is kids who are tired of "Moana." Otherwise, it's getting business that "Moana" should be getting. Parents, if your kids want to see "Sing" and they haven't seen "Moana" at least twice already, try to steer them to that.

Proof of Ownership Required to Register Boats, OHVS, Snowmobiles

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds resident owners of boats, OHVs and snowmobiles that after January 1 they must provide proof of ownership before they can register their vehicles.

Providing proof of ownership is a new regulation enacted by the Colorado State Legislature. The purpose of the regulation is to assure that stolen vehicles are not being bought and sold.

The following can be used for proof of ownership:

A bill that includes the date of sale, the names of the seller and buyer - printed and signed

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Brush Office Closed Until Further Notice

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife Brush Office Closed Until Further Notice

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Brush Office will be closed until further notice due to significant damage to the building.

December 25, a truck went through the front of the building. It appears the driver fell asleep at the wheel however, the official determination has not been released at this time. No one was in the office at the time of the accident and the driver of the truck is okay.