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There Will Be A Full Flower Moon May 7 4:45 A.M. Mountain Time

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FULL FLOWER MOON
FULL FLOWER MOON

Almanac.com By The Editors

 May’s full Moon rises on Thursday, May 7! This full Moon will be the last of the three supermoons to occur this year, so don’t miss it! Here’s everything you should know about this month’s full moon, including how it got its name, “The Full Flower Moon.”

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WHEN TO SEE THE FULL MOON IN MAY 2020

May’s full Flower Moon reaches peak illumination at 6:45 A.M. (EDT) on Thursday, May 7. It will be below the horizon at this time, so plan to venture outdoors the night before (Wednesday, May 6) or on Thursday night to get the best view of the bright full Flower Moon! Find out what time the Moon will be visible in your area with our Moonrise and Moonset Calculator.

The Final Supermoon of 2020

This year, we’ve been enjoying a series of spring supermoons, which began with March’s Worm Moon, culminated in April’s Pink Moon, and will finish with May’s Flower Moon on May 7.

When the full Moon appears this month, it will be ever-so-slightly farther away than it was in April and March. May’s full Moon still qualifies as a supermoon, but it won’t be as bright or as big as the others in the series, technically speaking. However, the difference in distance between its orbit and April’s—about 2500 miles—is not much in the grand scale of space, so you will still see a bright, beautiful supermoon!

On average, supermoons are about 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full Moon. Learn more about supermoons here!*

WHEN TO SEE THE FULL MOON IN MAY 2020

May’s full Flower Moon reaches peak illumination at 6:45 A.M. (EDT) on Thursday, May 7. It will be below the horizon at this time, so plan to venture outdoors the night before (Wednesday, May 6) or on Thursday night to get the best view of the bright full Flower Moon! Find out what time the Moon will be visible in your area with our Moonrise and Moonset Calculator.

The Final Supermoon of 2020

This year, we’ve been enjoying a series of spring supermoons, which began with March’s Worm Moon, culminated in April’s Pink Moon, and will finish with May’s Flower Moon on May 7.

When the full Moon appears this month, it will be ever-so-slightly farther away than it was in April and March. May’s full Moon still qualifies as a supermoon, but it won’t be as bright or as big as the others in the series, technically speaking. However, the difference in distance between its orbit and April’s—about 2500 miles—is not much in the grand scale of space, so you will still see a bright, beautiful supermoon!

On average, supermoons are about 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full Moon. Learn more about supermoons here!

FULL FLOWER MOON VIDEO

Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some Moon facts. Click below to watch the video and learn about May’s Full Flower Moon.

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The National Western Stock Show

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National Western Stock Show Parade - 17th Street, Downtown Denver, Colorado
National Western Stock Show Parade – 17th Street, Downtown Denver, Colorado

The National Western Stock Show is considered the Super Bowl of Livestock Shows as one of the World’s Largest Cattle Shows!

National Western
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216

Through January 21, 2018

Ticket Information
Tickets for the 2018 National Western Stock Show go on-sale September 23, 2017!
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About National Western
“The National Western Stock Show, established in 1906, is the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing education in agriculture, including college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and veterinary medicine for practice in rural areas.”

“The National Western Stock Show, one of Colorado’s preeminent tourist destinations, held every January for 16 days. A nationally recognized western heritage and entertainment event, the stock show hosts one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, one of the country’s largest horse shows and Colorado’s largest western trade show, attracting attendance numbers over 650,000 visitors each year.”
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“Throughout this historic event, the National Western strives to strengthen American agriculture through enrichment programs and youth education in livestock, equestrian, farming, ranching, animal awareness and appreciation. We celebrate western lifestyles, our communities, provide life-long memories and family traditions.” Read more…
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National Western.com
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Full Strawberry Moon – June 2nd, 2015 – 10:21 A.M. Mountain Time

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Full Strawberry Moon
Full Strawberry Moon

Full Moon Names

The month of June’s full Moon’s name is the Full Strawberry Moon. June’s Full Strawberry Moon got its name because the Algonquin tribes knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit.

It was often known as the Full Rose Moon in Europe (where strawberries aren’t native).

See all Full Moon names and their meanings.

Lechuga’s Italian Restaurant in Denver to open kiosk on the 16th Street Mall

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Lechuga's, formerly Carbone's Pizza
Lechuga’s, formerly Carbone’s Pizza

Corporate Lechuga’s is opening a second location (small kiosk) on the 16th Street Mall on May 1st, with a limited menu: Denver Canolis (sausage wrapped in pizza dough, then baked – imagine a sausage-link in a sleeping bag, open at both ends. They have been selling hundreds per day for years. The kiosk will also have chips and beverages, however, no spaghetti or pizza!
More later…

Lechuga’s, formerly Carbone’s Pizza was recently purchased by a restaurant syndicate, apparently to provide a preparation kitchen for the downtown location. Actually it’s more than apparent, two employees answered affirmatively when I asked the question. It’s also about selling more product at the Tejon location. Both locations will promote the other.

The current staff is great, however, LECHUGA’S HAS LOST IT’S SOUL!

National Western Stock Show

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First Published on: Jan 11, 2015 @ 19:28

The National Western Stock Show
PHOTO COURTESY OF NW VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHER, HANS WATSON

The National Western Stock Show is held every January at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. Wikipedia
Address: 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80216

Opens January 10, 2015 and runs for 15 days.

“The National Western Stock Show takes place during the month of January in Denver, Colorado. The 16-day show serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, the “Super Bowl” of Livestock Shows, nationally recognized Horse Shows and Colorado’s largest Western Trade Show.” Read more from The National Western Stock Show’s website

Phone numbers
303-296-NWSS
303-296-6977
303-292-1708

Address
National Western
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216

Purchase tickets for The National Western Stock Show

Tickets for the 2015 National Western Stock Show go on sale Now.
The National Western Stock Show Official Website

Trader Joe’s to open two Denver stores on Valentine’s Day (the Snow Moon will be 100% full in the afternoon)

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Trader Joes
Trader Joe's

The very cool and (a-bit) exotic with touches of the Pacific Islands in the decor, as well as being the inimitable purveyor of Two Buck Chuck in the 90s, which is probably Four Buck Chuck in 2014 if they still carry it, Trader Joe’s, will open three specialty, grocery stores in the Denver/Boulder area on February 14, 2014. For the virgins in the group, Two Buck Chuck is a working-class wine that became an icon for Trader Joe’s in the 80s-90s… It was selling, of course, for $2. BTW, it’s barely drinkable.

The Boulder location is at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall, 1906 28th St Boulder, CO 80301. The Denver locations, include a store at Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, and one at the Cherry Hills Marketplace, 5901 S. University Blvd. The Grand Opening on Valentine’s Day will be marked with a “ceremonial lei cutting” according to local papers.

Plan on watching cooking demos with food tastings and deals, deals, deals. Get ’em while you can.

The doors open at 8 A.M. on February 14, 2014. More stores are to open around the state later this year.

Trader Joe’s Official Website.

National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado

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First published January 12, 2014

Rancher Bill Joe Dilley works with bison in the stockyard at the National Western Stock Show last January. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post )
Rancher Bill Joe Dilley works with bison in the stockyard at the National Western Stock Show last January. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post )

National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado
January 11 – 26, 2014

Background: In its 108th year, the National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. It is also our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show and center for year-round events. The 16-day show also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, largest horse show and Colorado’s largest tradeshow.

Attendance: Overall attendance in 2013 was 628,366. The attendance record was set during the Stock Show’s 100th anniversary in 2006 at 726,972.

Exhibits: More than 15,000 head of horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, alpacas, bison, yak, poultry and rabbits step foot on the grounds of the National Western Stock Show each year. The National Western Stock Show is noted for hosting the world’s only carload and pen cattle show, held in the historic Denver Union Stockyards.

Trade Show: More than 350 vendors fill the nearly 100-acre show grounds with a variety of food and shopping opportunities. The National Western Trade Show offer a variety of products including fine art and jewelry, clothing, household items and agricultural products and equipment.

Ticketed Events: National Western hosts close to 50 performances in the Stadium Arena, Denver Coliseum and National Western Events Center. Among these are the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza, PBR Bull Riding Touring Pro Finale, Pro Rodeos, Martin Luther King, Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo, the Gambler’s Choice Open Jumping Stake, National Western Wild West Show, RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining, Grand Prix show jumping, Super Dogs shows, An Evening of Dancing Horses® and Draft Horse and Mule Shows.

National Western Stock Show Official Website

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Torres Mexican Restaurant in Denver, Colorado

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Originally Published on: Nov 7, 2013

Torres Mexican Restaurant
Torres Mexican Restaurant


Torres Mexican Restaurant
1597 So. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219
PH: 303-934-8857

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”
Confucius

I know the extent of my ignorance. My knowledge of the rules of English grammar is not 100%, and I know that for a fact. Sure, it doesn’t matter for the 99% who either don’t know any better or just don’t give a damn! But the grammar meanies know all the rules and, by gosh, they’ll call you on it. So I’ll write away, blissfully unaware of my grammatical errors, hoping the reader will be able to understand what I’m trying to say. The grammar patrol can go end themselves with a preposition.

Anyway, having said that, let’s get down to business.

And the business is Torres Mexican Restaurant on the ¹Federal Strip in Denver, Colorado.

One of (3)Torres' Dining Rooms
One of (3) Torres' Dining Rooms

From the high-quality, rich-wood dining chairs and cozy booths to the modern, newly remodeled bathrooms—to the respectful and polite servers in their smart, black & white uniforms, this place is all class. And I haven’t said a word about the fishbowl (size) margaritas or the cool bar area with a few booths and tables for dining (my favorite area.)

Traditional Mexican food served unpretentiously, yet respectfully, in a family-friendly, homey restaurant is what Torres is all about. The energy is high; the restaurant is spotless; the owners and staff aim to please, and they do.

The food is classic Mexican: Botanas (appetizers) including NACHOS ($6.75 – $10.05,) CHICKEN WINGS, FRIES, CALAMARI and more; ²FAJITAS: (steak & chicken $13.95,) (de camaron $16.90;) CARNITAS ($12.95,) TAQUITOS (3-pork $8.50,) TACOS (1 chicken or beef $2.10;) and FLAUTAS, BURRITOS, ENCHILADAS, TOSTADAS etc. View Torres’ menu here for all items and prices.

The high-quality chairs somehow remind me of a bull—standing its ground, perhaps due to the sturdiness of the strong, rich wood, and (one can’t really tell from the photo) the fact that the chair-legs and backs are poised like a strong bull.

One of (3) Torres dining rooms
One of (3) Torres dining rooms

Also on the menu you’ll find: Desayunos (BREAKFAST items ($2.60 – $9.75;) COMBINATIONS ($7.85-$10.60;) STEAK (here’s one of four on the menu:) Mexican T-bone served with potatoes, rice, beans and salad ($17.50;) SALADS; SEAFOOD: for example – BANQUET MARINARO with shrimp, oysters, fish, ceviche and more ($29.15,) or 7 MARES: combo seafood soup w/2 tortillas ($18.95;) SANDWICHES, TORTAS, BURGERS, VEGETARIAN items and DESSERTS are available, such as FLAN ($4.05.)

One of our favorite menu items is the Combination Burrito, smothered with: lettuce, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, shredded beef, ground beef, chicken, chicharones and beans ($6.95.)

Torres' Bar
Torres' Bar

The little bar is the center attraction serving everything from giant Margaritas ($8) to regular size Margs and pitchers, wines from ($4.00,) and all of the full bar choices, including Courvoisier and Tres Generations. Note the large mounted fish above the bar.

Torres' Jumbo Margarita
Torres' Jumbo Margarita

On those fair-weather days one can enjoy the patio under an umbrella.

Torres' Patio
Torres' Patio

Torres Mexican Restaurant Official Website with menus
¹A two-way commercial strip with many Hispanic and Asian businesses, from about W Evans Avenue to around 38th Avenue on Federal Blvd.
²My understanding is that Fajitas are a USA/Texas contribution to Mexican cuisine.
From FoodTimeline.Org
“Our research confirms 1971 as first print date for “fajitas,” as we know them today.”

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