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By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez

As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast oceans absorb much of the carbon dioxide we have produced, from the industrial revolution through the rise of global capitalism.


Defining ‘Local,’ Part 2

How many degrees away from Farmer Kevin did you source your bacon?

By Heather Ridge

For many growers, the term “local” varies by commodity. “The things we grow are heavy,” reminds Stephen Koontz, professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. While selling locally may ease some of the burden of transport, it’s not alway possible for some items.


Bench bias

Colorado is only one of six states that provides voters with information about judges standing for retention, but some worry that implicit bias may exist within the state’s judicial evaluation process

By Caitlin Rockett

While judges do campaign in some states, Colorado attempts to minimize the political influence that occurs through campaigning by appointing judges via a merit system. Judges then stand in yes/no retention elections after sitting on the bench for a period of time.


The value of failing

Festival invites artists, audience to bravely face the fear of failure

By Elizabeth Miller

Early this year, Laura Ann Samuelson, founder of the experimental dance company Hoarded Stuff, began asking fellow artists — who find themselves caught in an endless wheel of marketing and self-promotion — about the opposite end of their resumes. Not how they’d succeeded and what they’d accomplished, but how they’d failed.


American exile

One Colorado man hides in a church basement to avoid deportation from the U.S. and his family

By Matt Cortina

On the day he was scheduled for deportation, Oct. 21, García moved into the basement of the First Unitarian Society of Denver. He cannot leave for fear that U.S. immigration agents will arrest him and deport him to Mexico, away from his wife and daughters.


The problem with pavement

Ballot Issue 1A versus skyrocketing asphalt prices

By Josh Gross

The biggest part of repairs is rebuilding washed-out roads, something that is estimated by the county to take five years and cost more than half of the $217 million in total estimated recovery costs. Even with federal disaster funds, there would still be an estimated funding gap of $56 million.


All’s fair in love and war (and industrial agriculture)

Big Ag spends millions of dollars to fight grassroots GMO labeling measures

By Caitlin Rockett

The war began at the federal level in 2002 when former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich introduced five bills addressing the need to regulate genetically engineered crops — this included legislation to label consumer goods containing GMOs, as well...


Fright Night

Where to get your halloween on

By Josh Gross

And in an all-too-rare event, Halloween is on a weekend this year, meaning there’s no shortage of Halloweeny things to be done. That makes it sort of a double-holiday..


Depth of anatomy

An exploration into a rare community cadaver lab

By Cayte Bosler

The cadaver is far smaller than I expected. It rests wrapped in green towels, face up on a silver table in a small, uncluttered space. Small incisions separate the skin from the subcutaneous tissue, exposing a yellowish, fatty layer protecting the muscle wall.

Restaurant Review

That place

Finally making it into Rincon Del Sol after months of driving by

By Josh Gross

Though the specific locale is different for everyone, we all have that place, the one you drive past nearly everywhere you go, thinking to yourself, “I should stop in some time,” but keep driving past for at least another six to eight months. You know where I’m talking about.

Danish Plan

Dad’s insecticides and Proposition 105

By Paul Danish

Chlordane, Heptachlor, Aldrin and Dieldrin are four of the nastiest insecticides ever produced. All four have been linked to a variety of cancers and other diseases, and all four have either been banned outright or severely restricted in their use by most countries for at least 20 years.