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Page 3 - no comments - 185 views Letters I Of foxes and hens
A July 12 Eco-Brief stated that the EnergySmart program for commercial businesses is expected to end sooner than planned.
Page 5 - no comments - 133 views Who needs Wall Street giants?
After enduring years of insatiable greed by the slick-fingered hucksters who run these gambling houses; after watching in dismay as their ineptness and avarice drained more than $19 trillion from America’s household wealth since 2007 and plunged our...
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— Law professor Wes Oliver of Duquesne University, regarding the extent to which Penn State officials knew that Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing boys.
Page 6 - no comments - 150 views City attorneys and politics
Currently, Boulder’s city attorney is hired by Boulder City Council and is held accountable by them for his or her performance. The city attorney’s primary function is to serve as the legal advisor to City Council, the city manager and all city boards and commissions.
Page 6 - no comments - 134 views In case you missed it | Costly perceptions
And now, for some reason, 2011 financial disclosure forms for candidates appear to have been removed from the city’s election website, in favor of blank pages prepared for the November 2012 election. At least we can’t find them anymore, and neither can gagged political gadfly Seth Brigham.
Page 9 - no comments - 154 views Frack tracks?
Colorado activists have raised concerns about satellite imagery of what appears to be scarred earth caused by the dumping of oil/gas drilling waste, but state officials maintain that most of the strange patterns are simply areas where livestock feed was deposited.
Page 11 - no comments - 206 views Stage set for showdown over oil and gas regulations
It was another nasty, council-bashing, marathon session in Longmont on Tuesday night. But when the name-calling, finger-pointing and flip-flopping finally came to an end and the vote was taken, the Longmont City Council had passed a new set of oil...
Page 14 - no comments - 203 views Sprayed trespass
Judge Charles Greenacre ruled in the case of a pesticide drifting onto an organic farmer’s property that the plaintiffs, and the public in general, have an interest in not having their property invaded by third persons or things.
Page 18 - no comments - 163 views eco-briefs I Monumental messaging
This year, Hullinghorst sponsored a bill to prevent the House and Senate Appropriations Committees from approving tax exemptions, credits or deduction measures unless a funding source was identified, and a bill to establish a pilot program to...
Page 19 - no comments - 158 views Chief Niwot’s spirit lives on
It starts with the first white men settling onto the land, a Native American Arapaho peace chief seeking coexistence with the new inhabitants, and his eventual death during the Sand Creek Massacre at the hands of the white men he had hoped to make peace with.
Page 20 - no comments - 231 views Phantoms in the opera
The young cast looked their parts and acted effectively except in the third act, where the battle between Marcello and Musetta upstaged an awkwardly static Mimi-Rudolfo pair. This took much of the steam out of their love duet and sent the opera into the final act on a suppressed emotional level.
Page 22 - no comments - 196 views Love’s labor
Then, two years ago, at the age of 29, Slim (born Sean Scolnick) met a girl and put down roots in Portland, Ore. Let’s just say they didn’t take, and Slim’s back to the only real home he’s known the last decade: the road. Like a longtime convict, there’s something comforting in the familiarity of lockup.
Page 23 - no comments - 163 views High seas hijinks
The words “Thank Jerry Bruckheimer” are not often strung together, but without his inspired decision to turn a Disney theme park ride into a big-budget summer tent pole movie nearly 10 years ago, I’m guessing that pirates would not be enjoying their current entertainment industry renaissance.
Page 25 - no comments - 203 views It’s not flying, it`s falling with style
Professional skydiver Nick Batsch jumps for many different reasons. Whether he’s diving to break world records (which he’s done five times) or to commemorate fallen friends (who have accumulated over the years), Batsch says his motivation is always evolving.
Page 33 - no comments - 192 views reel to reel | Week of July 19, 2012
Peter Parker gets a new look (and an origin story) in this Marvel remake of everyone’s favorite web slinger. Unlike Toby Maguire’s emo-esque rendition of the wall-crawler, actor Andrew Garfield’s portayal hopes to bring Spidey back to his roots with more wit and fewer tears.
Page 39 - no comments - 151 views Taylor can’t Kitsch a break
Ben and Chon grow really, really good weed. This catches the eye of a Mexican cartel, ran by Elena (Salma Hayek) and her enforcer, Lado (Benicio Del Toro). When Ben and Chon won’t play-agree to work with said cartel, Elena has O kidnapped.
Page 40 - no comments - 191 views An old favorite endures
I’m not sure if this is more Pavlovian or Proustian, but for many normal folks, hearing a particular song transports them back to a particular time and place. For example, I’ll always associate the first day I set foot in Boulder in 1994 with Seal’s “Prayer for the Dying,” as that was playing on the then-local station.
Page 45 - no comments - 168 views appetizers
Located in a basement food court on University Hill, this order-at-the-counter spot dishes out heaping portions of top-notch Pad Thai, with subtle hints of tamarind and egg. The red curry stands out for its winning complexity of flavor, punctuated by the perfume of fresh basil.
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Astrology | Week of July 19, 2012
He specialized in depicting ugly realities about poverty, crime and classism. Yet one critic described him as a “genial and loving humorist” who showed that “even in dealing with the darkest scenes and the most degraded characters, genius could still be clean and mirth could be innocent.
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