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Page 3 - no comments - 208 views Letters | The true cost of fracking
Louis and Donna Meeks, described in the article, live on a small ranch in the Muddy Ridge gas field about six miles from the town of Pavillion, Wyo. Encana drills for gas in the area and injects chemicals into the earth that find their way into the well water of the Meeks.
Page 5 - no comments - 209 views Listen to the weeds
Rather than finding ways to cooperate with the natural world, America’s agribusiness giants reach for the next quick fix in a futile effort to overpower nature. Their attitude is that if brute force isn’t working, they’re probably not using enough of it.
Page 5 - no comments - 183 views Protesting is our right
The concept was put into use in Denver when George W. came to speak during his re-election bid. Those who wanted to cheer for the president or watch like sock puppets were welcome to move about freely.
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Ghosheh, speaking on behalf of United Nations observers who inspected Haffa, Syria, after it was targeted in a rebel crackdown by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.
Page 6 - no comments - 179 views In case you missed it | Tame bearcats?
Thanks to a $273,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security, some of our local cops get to feel even more macho rolling around in something called the “Bearcat.” This bad boy is an armored, bulletproof “rescue” vehicle that will purportedly only be used to transport citizens and officers safely in dangerous situations.
Page 8 - no comments - 221 views Is City Council above the law?
At a City Council meeting a couple weeks back, Boulder Mayor Matt Appelbaum spent a fair amount of time suggesting that Boulder’s elected leaders need to do a better job of filling out their legally required disclosure forms, which were, of course, designed to shine light on potential conflicts of interest.
Page 10 - no comments - 228 views Mining in space
No one laughed. The 45 mining engineers, robotacists, aspiring entrepreneurs and other specialists attending the Third Joint Meeting of the Space Resources Round Table and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium, held June 4-7 at the...
Page 12 - no comments - 213 views Fourmile fire victims request donations for Larimer
The High Park Fire has far eclipsed the Fourmile Fire in terms of size and damage. It has grown to more than 65,000 acres, about 10 times larger than the 2010 blaze in Boulder County, and it has destroyed at least 189 homes, breaking the old record of 169 set by the Fourmile Fire.
Page 15 - no comments - 240 views Heating up alternative energy
Neal Lurie, executive director of Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association, presented a talk on the benefits of solar thermal energy and Colorado’s opportunity to be at the forefront of its implementation during the Boulder County commissioners meeting on June 14.
Page 17 - no comments - 195 views eco-briefs | Boulder becomes a clean air city
The Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute created the nationwide program in an effort to show the federal government that cities of all sizes and ecological diversity believe that climate change is very real and is negatively affecting every corner of the country.
Page 18 - no comments - 215 views The wisdom of Wilco
The band, which originally formed from the remnants of Tweedy’s old alt-country rock group, Uncle Tupelo, went through a flurry of lineup changes at the beginning of its existence, but once multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone and avant-garde guitarist...
Page 20 - no comments - 176 views Christopher Titus is a loser
“I told the network president — and this sentence cost me $30 million — ‘Do you even watch the show?’” he says. “‘The whole premise of the show is two screwed-up people together that make a great couple and can survive anything. If I make them cheat on each.
Page 27 - no comments - 323 views Event calendar | Week of June 21, 2012
Artists’ Talk and Opening Reception for Chicano Matrixes, Entering the Dream: Create Your Art, Create Your Life, The Ghosts of Auschwitz-Birkenau..
Page 29 - no comments - 265 views RIDING THE TURKEY BOAT
High side! High side!” Before I could react to the command, Dane Swanson and Cody Brown had jumped to my side of the raft, with Brown bellowing, “What are we doing here?” The clamoring was a reminder of the main tenet of disaster management on the water: If you’re not moving, you’re dying.
Page 34 - no comments - 272 views Climbing for a cure
Though Sutton lost her fight with cancer two years ago, Bode continues to participate in Climb4Life Colorado every year.
Page 37 - no comments - 209 views Reel to reel | Week of June 21, 2012
Based on a 2008 headline-grabbing news story about an alleged pregnancy pact among 17 high school girls in the fishing town of Gloucester, Mass. — an act at once unexpected and incomprehensible to adults and boys in their world. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax.
Page 39 - no comments - 224 views Indecent bro-posal
In a movie that jokes about childhood sexual assault, incest, racism and inappropriate encounters with grandmothers, the most offensive thing is Adam Sandler. Wearing what seems to be a coward’s attempt at a mullet, Sandler does a bad impression of a guy doing a bad impression of Mark Wahlberg.
Page 40 - no comments - 212 views Slide on down
Bars and happy hour deals are everywhere. Affordability is what happy hour is centered on, and sliders have evolved from a simple burger and patty to whatever a chef can fit between the two mini-buns. They have the capability to be a part of any menu, and it’s no surprise they’ve found homes in a variety of restaurants around Boulder.
Page 42 - no comments - 207 views Tidbites | Keep an eye on these three
Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company has been around even longer, setting down roots in the eastern foothills more than 25 years ago. Now run by Tim and Karen Bradley, the company’s certified non- GMO, gluten-free popcorn is available nationwide..
Page 42 - no comments - 186 views A PLEASANT SURPRISE FOR THAI
The ambience here leans towards the utilitarian, given its Uni Hill location in a basement food court. Service is simple ordering at the counter. But what it lacks in some categories it makes up for in affordability, as well as quantity and quality. For instance, there’s a $7.
Page 43 - no comments - 211 views Appetizers
One of the main attractions of The Louisville Rex is its expansive yet comfortable rooftop deck. This spot is reminiscent of a warm-weather resort spot and makes for either a fine staycation venue or just a place to knock back a few with friends after work.
Page 46 - no comments - 190 views Astrology | Week of June 21, 2012
a psychological analog: times when we shed outworn selfimages. I suspect you’re coming up on such a transition, Aries. While you’re going through it, you may want to lie low.
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One of his theories published in 1917, worked out the theory of how lasers function. However, it was not until May 16, 1960 (43 years later) that the first actual laser was developed by an American scientist. Since then, scientists and inventors have developed many types of lasers and all kinds of uses for them.
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