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Page 5 - no comments - 83 views Letters | Frack tracks, revisited
I was a skydiving instructor at Mile- Hi Skydiving from the late ’90s to 2004. If you’re going to tell the story about “swooping” (“It’s not flying, it’s falling with style,” Adventure, July 19) you need to tell both sides of the story.
Page 7 - no comments - 76 views Insider tips profit biggest hedge funds
The high-rollers who run Wall Street’s top hedge funds essentially gamble with other people’s money, betting billions of dollars on such stuff as whether XYZ Corporation’s third-quarter profits will be one point lower than forecast. Doing this, they assert, is genius work, entitling them to be paid more than anyone else.
Page 7 - no comments - 73 views State of Colorado bullies Longmont on behalf of oil and gas industry
Longmont city council members knew that the state might sue their community over the new oil and gas regulations that they passed a few weeks back. But it was a risk that they were willing to take in order to protect their town’s residents’ health, property values and overall quality of life.
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—Syrian rebel leader Abdel Basset Sida of the Syrian National Council, asking for other countries to back his opposition group by providing support against the Syrian government’s heavy weapons.
Page 8 - no comments - 68 views Their rights, our rights
The universe is full of mysteries — such as why anyone would eat at Chick-fil-A in the first place. The fried chicken chunks chain found itself in the spotlight for its owner Dan Cathy’s anti-gay religious beliefs after posturing politicians,...
Page 8 - no comments - 68 views More disclosure problems for Boulder City Council
The growing evidence that city officials have some serious problems disclosing information needed to avoid potential conflicts of interest, or at least the appearance of impropriety, only adds ammunition to claims by local critics who fear that some...
Page 13 - no comments - 78 views Opening up to sustainable art
The mission of Bold Doors was threefold: making use of some of the building supplies at the Center for ReSource Conservation that might otherwise find their way to landfills, generating some financial support for professional artists and boosting the creative community so it draws more creative industry professionals.
Page 19 - no comments - 88 views Shifting gears
What got Rebecca Much into cycling has a similar thread to what she does now that she’s retired from a competitive cycling career that included National Cyclocross Championship and National Time Trial Championship wins. It’s about what bikes can do that has nothing to do with how fast you pedal them.
Page 22 - no comments - 81 views FROM ARTIST TO ACTIVIST
Ai rose to international prominence for his role as the chief architect of the Bird’s Nest stadium built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Page 27 - no comments - 91 views Birds of a feather
For centuries, humans have been inspired by witnessing their fellow citizens attempt to fly. Despite a lack of wings, we have been awed and amazed when people propel themselves off the ground and into another dimension.
Page 35 - no comments - 74 views Arts | Week of August 2, 2012
In the Courtyard, by Aliza Lelah; Industrial Heirloom, by Anne Mondro; Infotainment, by Evan Colbert; Past Lives, by Hilary.
Page 38 - no comments - 91 views Words | Week of August 2, 2012
Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History —.
Page 40 - no comments - 81 views Who watches ‘The Watch,’ man?
Sadly, nobody can smoke any more weed since, apparently, writers Jared Stern, Evan Goldberg and (for shame) Seth Rogen smoked it all while creating what is essentially two hours of product placement and junk jokes punctuated by Vaughn, Hill and Ayoade accidentally making something funny happen.
Page 45 - no comments - 73 views Savage beauty and the beasts
So, yeah, I kind of liked it. As is alarmingly infrequently the case, our protagonist is a fierce, brilliant, confident, young black girl named Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis). It remains unclear if Wallis was cast in the role or was simply willed into existence to play this part.
Page 45 - no comments - 66 views Reel to reel | Week of August 2, 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 46 - no comments - 79 views Fooled by food dyes
Most modern synthetic food dyes (aka artificial food colors) are manmade concoctions from petroleum, and several studies suggest these dyes worsen symptoms in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Page 49 - no comments - 87 views Burgers and shakes with style
I used to mess with my friend Andrew by feeding him false reports that a popular burger and milkshake chain had set up shop in Colorado. As it turns out, that chain now does have a Denverarea outpost, but it’s far enough away to require advanced planning, and who wants to deal with that?.
Page 51 - no comments - 75 views Clay’s Obscurity Corner Really, really freezing
uses include cryopreservation, which basically means freezing blood and other cells to a point that reactions that would ordinarily kill off tissues are halted.
Page 51 - no comments - 75 views Tidbites | Terroir pulls up roots
The restaurant opened in historic downtown Longmont on New Year’s Eve 2007, quickly becoming a favorite with locally sourced ingredients and Mediterranean-tinged modern American cuisine.
Page 52 - no comments - 72 views Appetizers
Originating in Palm Springs, Native Foods Cafe is a fast-casual chain restaurant featuring vegan fare, where various forms of meatless protein stand in for such items as chicken wings and gyros meat. This hospitable spot in Boulder’s Twenty Ninth Street features everything from meatless nacho starters to dairy-free cupcakes.
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Astrology | Week of August 2, 2012
few selected details from his ad campaign’s descriptions of him. Here we go: In the coming weeks, you will be the life of parties you don’t even attend. Astronauts will be able to see your charisma from outer space. Up to one-third of your body weight will be gravitas.
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