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Journalist/author needs your help to fill in the blanks in the final years of a troubled man’s life (Part 2 of 2) by Caitlin Rockett 14.
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Boulder Weekly is published every Thursday. No portion may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. © 2015 Boulder Weekly, Inc., all rights reserved..
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Big political donors buying elections... and public policies
He heads an obscure, corporate-funded group pushing to wipe out the few remaining limits on the special interests that put extremely big bucks into political campaigns. It’s only fair to turn the fat-cat donors loose, he explains, because an unlimited infusion of cash (from, say, the.
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Socialism in the US?
Sanders really is a socialist (the only one to run as a major party presidential candidate), and he says he has smoked some pot. But he has been a pragmatic workaholic as a public official. For eight years, he was the mayor of Burlington, the largest city in Vermont (population: 38,000).
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LETTERS
Malaysia, one of the 12 member nations of the TPP, was cited by the State Department as one of the worst countries in human trafficking. In a transparent attempt to garner support and make the passage of the TPP more palatable the Obama administration issued a report on human trafficking upgrading the status of Malaysia.
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news briefs
The City of Boulder issued a Declaration of Local Emergency on Aug. 7, which could help secure more than $700,000 in funds to repair damages incurred during May and June weather events. The City of Longmont issued their disaster declaration on Aug. 11, which sets them up for similar compensation.
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Taking action
Razz Gormley hasn’t been an activist for very long. But beginning with the 2012-13 anti-fracking campaigns in Boulder County and most recently hanging for 40 hours from the St.
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THE SPRINGFORD MURDERS
In a case that made national headlines nearly a decade ago, Brent Springford brutally murdered his affluent and doting parents, Winston “Brent” Sr. and Charlotte Springford, at their home in Montgomery, Alabama, on Thanksgiving Day in 2004.
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Pack 10 Natural
We are unlike any other pet food company! We make FRESH, gluten-free, and organic meals and high-protein snacks for dogs and cats. We use 100% human-grade, USAsourced ingredients to make these additivefree, preservative-free, and chemical-free meals and treats.
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The Drum Shop
For a wonderfully unique and enjoyable outing, please drop by The Boulder Drum Shop’s wonderful new location in Aspen Plaza, on the west side of 30th between Pearl and Walnut.
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Casa Alegre
Are you looking for an affordable, family friendly restaurant that serves top-notch, authentic Mexican dishes that are made with fresh ingredients? Look no more! Situated in Old Town Louisville, Casa Alegre offers an expansive menu full of delicious options that are sure to appease even the toughest food critics.
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Bull Locks Barbershop & Salon
Bull Locks is an old fashioned barbershop for the modern man & a salon for women. (Bull for Men, Locks for Women) We are hair cutting and color experts. It’s all we do. We don’t do nails, hair extensions, massage or facials. There are no marble floors, no chandeliers and no cappuccino machines.
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Resolution Energy
Resolution Energy designs and installs high efficiency heating and cooling systems that will provide superior comfort compared to traditional home mechanical systems. Our detail-oriented staff guides homeowners and businesses through the design process, system commissioning and proper maintenance procedures.
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Advanced brain training
Re-train your brain with Neurofeedback - for optimal learning, performance and wellbeing. This evolved form of brainwave neurofeedback actually helps free you from trauma, self-imposed limitations and negative habit patterns..
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The trickle-down effect
The American West has always been an arid place, often only supplied with water running down from Colorado. But while the supply chain is the same, mounting population, as well as economic and environmental pressures, have inspired a film with a comprehensive perspective on the water issues in the state.
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eco-briefs
From Capitol Hill lawmakers to state governors and Native America tribes, groups across the West are demanding the EPA be held accountable for damage to the environment. The EPA is taking heat for waiting a day to notify states that the spill had occurred and for grossly underestimating their initial estimate of spilled wastewater.
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IN PURSUIT OF ROCK
Boulder residents Brendan and Chloe Couvreux, along with their 4- and 2-year-old sons, Sky and Tao, won’t be seen around town in the coming year.
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Adventure Calendar
Grand Opening – Land Through the Lens Photo Exhibit..
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Celebrating a quarter century of fun and music at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
It’s hard to believe that the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival is celebrating its 25th year on Friday, August 14. I know I should be happy for the nice people at Planet Bluegrass. After all, they started this celebration of great music and songwriting from scratch and have now grown it into one of the nation’s most beloved festivals.
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FULL 3-DAY SCHEDULE
Shindell 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers 5:30 p.m. to 6:45pm — Martin Sexton 7:00 p.m. to 8:30pm — Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin 9:00 p.m. to 10:30pm — Jason Isbell.
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The jukebox of Lafayette
With a quick glance at the Nissi’s stage, one would think the pompadour wearin’, low voiced, gold jacketed, hip swingin’ singer was Elvis Presley himself. Upon closer inspection and a realization that it’s 2015, you’d notice the crooner was in fact Shelvis and her band the Roustabouts.
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East meets West
This boundary blending reflects the life of the show’s writer and director Dennis Law. Growing up in China, Law came to America for school and spent 20 years as a surgeon before starting his second career in show business almost 15 years ago.
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Dance
For more than 15 years the Louisville Street Faire has provided Boulder County with a weekend night guaranteed to have live music, plenty of food and a welcoming family friendly environment. The street faire’s final musical act will be Firefall, a Boulder-based band who was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame last season.
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Jam
Robert Cray has lived a life of the blues, with more than 40 years of experience as a Grammy Award-winning guitarist. A member of the Blues Hall of Fame, Cray has shared the stage and recording booth with rock legends such as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards.
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Laugh
“Gender Illusion Technician” Ms. Eda Bagel has performed her one-“woman” shows for years both locally in Boulder and frequently in her native Pittsburgh. With her performances, Ms. Bagel returns to the Dairy Center for the Arts with more of her personal brand of humor and talent on stage.
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Calendar Events | Week of August 13, 2015
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams..
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Arts | Week of August 13, 2015
Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal..
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Words | Week of Aug 13, 2015
The Salish Sea — Audrey Delella Benedict and Joseph Gaydos..
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Theater | Week of Aug 13, 2015
The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826. Through Aug. 22..
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Sweet High Bath of Unknowing
Julie Shavin is an editor, writer and visual artist living in Colorado Springs. In 2011 and 2012, respectively, she was named Performance Poet of the Year and Page Poet, honors bestowed by the Pikes Peak Arts Council and a jury of her peers..
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Instrumental Children
If children are our immortality then do we have them so our songs of joy, our dirges will have bodies to bow them breathe them tune them to wind, water and sky?.
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Reel meaning
Oscar Angulo, a self-aggrandizing religious fanatic, kept his seven children and wife secluded inside an apartment in Manhattan for 14 years. As one of the brother’s explains, sometimes they would go out once a year; some years they wouldn’t go out at all.
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A portrait of the writers as young men
David Foster Wallace is an ordinary guy. He reads obsessively, eats junk food en masse, is addicted to watching TV, wonders what it is like when Alanis Morissette eats a bologna sandwich and lives his life with a nagging feeling of emptiness.
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Experience it
You can’t review it because it is unique, earnest and wonderful in a way that cannot be put into words but can only be experienced. This is what the best restaurants (and whales) do.
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Tidbites | Week of August 13, 2015
This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever; all in honor of that glorious crop we call the peach. Peach pies, cobblers, ice creams, smoothies and more will be available at the festival. About 30,000 pounds of organic peaches from Morton’s Orchards in Palisade will be for sale by the box at four locations throughout the festival.
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Making a beer run
Cheers and clapping come from the road as two eager runners take off in a sprint in the 800-meter road challenge for Shoes and Brews in Longmont.
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Classic refreshment
When the stars of the tennis world battled it out on the courts of Wimbledon a few weeks ago, viewers not only be turned their heads left and right following the action on the court, but up and down as well, as gallons upon gallons of Pimm’s No. 1 Cups were thrown back in the stands and at home.
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Astrology
Purge such possibilities from your mind. What the Great Balancing Act asks of you is to express what you stand for with great clarity. It invites you to free yourself, as much as you can, from worrying about what people think of you. It encourages you to be shaped less by the expectations of others and more by what you really want.
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(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
They’re called “vending machines” and apparently you just press a button with letters and numbers on it — no, no, that’s not it. The real beverage robot goes into separate rooms, takes drink orders, and goes to a “bartender” robot that places the requested drink in a cooler.
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Boulder marijuana sales tax revenues on the rise
The City of Boulder released its latest sales and use tax revenue report in July. It compares tax revenues from January to May of 2014 to the same period this year. The numbers show that Boulder is booming.
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Savage Love
I lost my dad young and I had a bunch of issues growing up. I’m probably gay, I love the idea of light bondage, and I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember. I feel like I’ve been on a self-discovery thing over the past year and have caught tidbits that bothered me.
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