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Page 5 - no comments - 217 views Letters | Thanks for Longmont piece
I literally shed tears reading this article. I could not possibly, no matter how I tried, more accurately summarize my thoughts and feelings about what is happening in Longmont.
Page 7 - no comments - 97 views Sandy Weill’s apt epitaph: Pigs fly
Why isn’t Sandy Weill treated as a crook? He not only violated the law, but arrogantly flaunted it. Yet the system treats the criminal acts of Wall Street Royals like him as the by-product of “financial innovation.” Far from criminal, you see, Weill simply suffers from Narcissistic Avariciousness Disorder.
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“I’m finally going to sit down with the Chinese and they’re going to understand that if they cheat there are going to be consequences, because we’re not going to let them walk all over us.” —GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, promising to take a hard line on China’s international trade policies.
Page 8 - no comments - 89 views City Council helps gardens grow
It’s an ancient and powerful combination, the result being healthful food, a sense of peace, connection with nature and the seasons. That connection is something that more people are rediscovering each year as the urban farming movement gains momentum.
Page 8 - no comments - 81 views No water for fracking? No problem
That seems a small enough price to pay for 1) the multi-billion dollar economic return that comes from the revival of the oil and gas industry in Colorado, 2) the plunge in natural gas prices that fracking has caused, which will benefit virtually every home and business in the state, 3) the reduction in U.
Page 10 - no comments - 103 views in case you missed it
Could it have been the fact that several members of council who aren’t afraid of being criticized by the public they work for thought that restricting free speech rights in a historically progressive place like Boulder is nothing short of f*%#@...
Page 12 - no comments - 129 views The motive behind the madness
According to authorities, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 40-year-old Wade Michael Page walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., and started systematically killing innocent people who had gathered to worship.
Page 14 - no comments - 110 views City board appointments called into question
This week, as local political activist Seth Brigham finally had his day in court regarding the city’s restraining order against him, new allegations about Boulder City Council members’ possible conflicts of interest have come to light. And council member KC Becker has responded to questions about her financial disclosure forms that Boulder Weekly.
Page 16 - no comments - 95 views Longmont council member: Tax people for fracking lawsuit costs
While Longmont activists successfully landed a fracking ban question on the November ballot this week, one city council member hopes to put another initiative before the voters asking them how they would like to be taxed when the city loses a lawsuit over the ban.
Page 18 - no comments - 96 views Initiatives lose battle, but Colorado water war rages on
If two water initiatives die before they have a chance to reach the ballot in November, do they make a sound? If they did, the sound you might hear is the collective sigh of relief from the Colorado oil and gas industry, the agricultural industry and other opponents of Initiatives 3 and 45.
Page 21 - no comments - 104 views Undeniable Denali
He looked bizarre, totally out of place, this Pakistani climber in ragged, old mountaineering clothes, alone, shaking our tent while we tried to sleep, asking frantically for a satellite phone,” says University of Colorado alum and Denverbased mountaineer Alex Harz, recounting a night high on a flank of North America’s tallest peak, Denali.
Page 24 - no comments - 104 views Hanging out on the fringe
Sitting in a chair at the Naropa Performing Arts Center, as various artists performing in this year’s festival check out the space, hash out technical details and rehearse, Ortolano talks about the festival he birthed eight years ago with a pragmatic savvy.
Page 29 - no comments - 116 views Fringe Fest brings the funny
“Sometimes you gotta know your audience, so I do a lot of my dick jokes at that bar,” she says. “But in a coffee shop or something, it might be a little more low-key. That’s the great thing about comedy — you have to flex different muscles in your environment all the time, and that’s what makes it fun and scary as hell.
Page 30 - no comments - 115 views When life changes course
Gemma Wilcox, a 34-year-old British expat who produces, directs and acts in one-woman shows, is one of those Fringe Fest regulars. She won the “Best of Fest” award in 2005, 2006 and 2008, and she’s back this year with a one-woman show called The Magical Mystery Detour,.
Page 31 - no comments - 90 views Harlequin’s Gardens
That is why we know which plants are really drought tolerant in Colorado. We know which roses are truly sustainable. We know which vegetables and fruits like our climate and are productive and have great flavor. We know the native plants and how to use them.
Page 33 - no comments - 136 views Arts | Week of August 9, 2012
Mestizo Hybridity — Tony Ortega. Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave., Longmont, 303- 651-2787. Through Aug. 11.
Page 40 - no comments - 81 views Words | Week of August 9, 2012
Kitty Steals the Show — by Carrie Vaughn. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.
Page 42 - no comments - 92 views Theater | Week of August 9, 2012
The Belle of Amherst. Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, 303-935-3044. Through Aug. 26.
Page 43 - no comments - 102 views Reel to reel
ADIEU, GARY: In the middle of nowhere, a mill town’s population emptied over the last few years.
Page 45 - no comments - 83 views Forgettable
Ferrell is Douglas Quaid, or a secret agent named Hauser, depending on how you see things. He is perhaps the most bland, nondescript hero to ever possess two identities. In the near future, “chemical war” has rendered only Europe and Australia habitable, presumably because weather patterns in sci-fi movies allow gas to observe political borders.
Page 46 - no comments - 110 views No brown-bagging
The best nutritional advice continues to advocate the importance of eating breakfast. Yet when the alarm clock goes off and we set about our work or exercise, it becomes easy to forget feeding the body.
Page 49 - no comments - 117 views Mainlining cured meats and cheeses
Back in the ’70s, Dad would often return from overseas business trips with his battered black briefcase freighted not with paperwork, but culinary treasures. Returning from Lisbon, Dad once brought back an enigmatic hunk of salted meat. “It’s Portuguese prosciutto,” he explained, “and it’s illegal in the United States.
Page 51 - no comments - 131 views Tidbites | Week of August 9, 2012
The event benefits The Puppy Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization focused on bringing companion animals from war zones back to soldiers in the United States. Twisted Pine will be donating 10 percent of the day’s sales and holding a silent auction in hopes of raising $2,000 for the cause.
Page 52 - no comments - 124 views Appetizers
Now open on Pearl Street, H Burger is the local offshoot of the successful Denver-based burger, cocktails and shake eatery. Burgers include those made from beef, bison, turkey and veggies.
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ARIES MARCH 21-APRIL 19: Apollo astronaut Russell Schweickart had a vision of loveliness while flying through outer space in his lunar module. “One of the most beautiful sights is a urine dump at sunset,” he testified. He said it resembles a “spray of sparklers,” as 10 million little ice crystals shoot out into the void at high velocity.
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