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Craving a Larkburger? The Colorado burger joint and Frontier Airlines are helping soothe your hunger

Larkburger, the popular local burger joint, has been getting lots of tweets from Colorado students attending colleges out of state hoping for a Larkburger being sent to their dorm.

So, Larkburger teamed with Frontier Airlines to bring a Colorado student back for a taste of home. To enter Craving Colorado, which launched Tuesday, entrants must submit a video via Larkburger’s Facebook page (or post to Instagram and Twitter using #CravingColorado) in which they explain what they miss about their home state. The winner will receive a free meal at Larkburger, $300 toward a Frontier Airlines flight and other Colorado goodies.

Larkburger President Adam Baker said, “We have a high level of social media engagement from people — including students who live outside of Colorado. A lot of these tweets are from people lamenting that they miss Larkburger and jokingly asking us to send them a burger or some truffle fries.”

Sounds a lot like those days when college kids would cross state lines to buy cases of Coors beer? Guess Larkburger is keeping up a Colorado tradition.

Larkburger has teamed with Frontier Airlines on a deal to soothe out-of-state college students' craving. (Larkburger photo)

Larkburger has teamed with Frontier Airlines on a deal to soothe out-of-state college students’ craving. (Larkburger photo)

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Susie Wargin leaving 9News for real estate

Has 9News installed a revolving door at its entrance?

Kirk Montgomery is leaving; former Rocky Mountain News columnist Sam Adams and ex-Fox31 anchor and former 9News sports anchor Ron Zappolo are joining forces on a regular weekend gig at Channel 9 and David Krause left 9News to return to The Denver Post (return, who does that?). And now longtime weekday morning sports anchor Susie Wargin is leaving to join the real estate business, The Post reported.

Wargin told The Post she’s  had her real-estate license “since June (and) my mom’s been in the business for 38 years (with Re/Max). It’s a good family decision for me now. Mom wants to hand down the business and I’d be an idiot to refuse.”

The Pro Challenge cycling series, which ends Aug. 24, likely may be her last full-time assignment at 9News. She has been the morning sports anchor at 9News since 2004.

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Tommy Chong officially becomes Pueblo marijuana shop co-owner

Tommy Chong‘s comic career is not “Up in Smoke,” nor is his newfound interest — as marijuana entrepreneur as part-owner of Marisol Therapeutics in Pueblo.

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, Chong became a partner in the Pueblo West business — for an undisclosed amount. His  chief role will be as a face of the business, a huge benefit for Marisol as it enters the marijuana market place in southern Colorado.
Chong made a public appearance at Marisol to celebrate his deal on the eve of “4/20,” the unofficial holiday for marijuana enthusiasts.

Chong and his comedic partner, Cheech Marin, performed their comedy act on April 17 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver before the 4/20 weekend celebration at the Civic Center.
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Gozo event raising money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The highly-anticipated Gozo restaurant in the Baker neighborhood has opened at 30 South Broadway, and owners, Dominic Valenti and Frank Jolley, are celebrating by hosting a VIP grand opening party on April 28.

From 5 to 8 p.m., guests can enjoy cocktails and heavy appetizers ​for just $25. All $25 goes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Space is limited, so buy your tickets now. Go here to purchase tickets.


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Laugh line: Today’s eaveesdropping

Eavesdropping on a Facebook conversation:

“Lotsa matzah at the food bank.”


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Boulder second happiest city in America, poll claims

Apparently Boulder is not only skinny, but it’s happy city, too.

Coming off a recent study that Boulder is the least-obese city in America, the People’s Republic of Boulder is ranked second among America’s happiest cities, according to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and as reported by Westword.

The Gallup-Healthways report said: “Boulder is famous for its colorful Western history, being a choice destination for hippies in the late 1960s, and as home of the main campus of the University of Colorado, the state’s largest university. Furthermore, the city of Boulder frequently acquires top rankings in health, well-being, quality of life, education, and art.”

Fort Collins was ranked third in the study, which said the home of Colorado State University “is known as one of the towns that inspired the design of Main Street, U.S.A. inside the main entrance of the many ‘Disneyland’-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world.”

The Provo-Orem, Utah earned the moniker as the happiest city in America in the poll?



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Ex-Bronco Beadles keeps promise, wins Dancing with Our Stars event

Former Denver Broncos offensive lineman Zane Beadles proved he was a stand-up guy and dancing star all in one night.

Beadles recently sign a free-agent, five-year $30 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. So, no one would have blamed Beadles for reneging on his participation in the 2014 Dancing with Our Stars competition Saturday to benefit the Colorado Ballet.

But Beadles danced to a victory with partner Morgan Buchanan, who has danced with the Colorado Ballet Company since 2009.

Ed Venerable, president of Paragon Homes, and partner Maria Mosina were the runners-up.

The Dancing with Our Stars event, held at the Ritz-Carlton Denver, raised about $200,000.

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Answer Andrew Hudson’s plea to help his friend, Clare Church

Help a friend.

My pal, Andrew Hudson, made this plea on Facebook to help his friend, Clare Church:

“I’ve been lucky to perform with Clare Church, and she and her husband, Pete Lewis, are two of the most talented musicians I’ve ever known.

“Clare has a rare condition called dystonia which has affected her embouchure. She presently cannot play her saxophones and woodwinds. Up to 18 months ago, Clare was touring with Doc Severinsen, playing with the Colorado Symphony, performing with Art Lande, playing shows, etc.

“On Sunday, May 4 a benefit is being held to assist Clare in raising funds that will allow her to see a medical specialist in Spain. This jazz jam is from 4-7 p.m. at the Elks Club in Louisville (525 Main St, Louisville, 303-666-8600).

Find more information at www.kuvo.org/post/clare-church-fundraiser.

You also can give donations at www.gofundme.com/8ao9kc.

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