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The US and India compete to have the largest solar power field in the world

By Paul Brown

The U.S. Navy is investing in what will be the largest solar farm in the world in order to provide power for 14 of its bases. The climate of Arizona, where the two earlier phases of the Mesquite solar farm are already up and running, provides 300 days of sunshine a year. And the Navy’s deal to extend the farm is the largest purchase of renewable energy ever made by a U.S. federal government agency.

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Someone like me

The immigration journey of mother and advocate Jeanette Vizguerra

By Angela K. Evans

Some may call Jeanette Vizguerra an advocate, a leader, a hero. Still others label her illegal. But she identifies herself as a mother — “A mother that loves her children so much and that is going to do anything that is needed to be with them always,” she says, via an interpreter.

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Universal health care for Colorado

By Dave Anderson

Colorado may become the first state to establish a universal health care system in the U.S. In July, the Secretary of State certified a proposed initiative for the 2016 ballot that would create a universal cooperative plan called ColoradoCare. They have to collect 99,000 valid signatures by October 16 (they are planning to get 120,000).

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Boulder City Council weighs how to tax, regulate short-term housing rentals

By Matt Cortina

On Thursday, Aug. 27, the Boulder City Council will determine the fate of two ordinances that seek to regulate and tax short-term rentals of homes within the city. One ordinance will codify rules and regulations for any Boulder homeowner wishing to rent their home on a short-term basis on sites like Airbnb and VRBO. Those regulations could include home inspections and license requirements. The other ordinance would put forth on the November ballot a question to raise about $400,000 through a 7.5 percent tax on these short-term rentals.

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Rocky Mountain soul

Cleo Parker Robinson reflects on 45 years with ‘Passages’

By Lauren Archuletta

Cleo Parker Robinson’s entire career as a dance instructor can be compared to a tree, with roots deeply embedded into the Boulder community and branches that touch the lives of hundreds of dancers over the years.

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Someone like me

The immigration journey of mother and advocate Jeanette Vizguerra

By Angela K. Evans

Some may call Jeanette Vizguerra an advocate, a leader, a hero. Still others label her illegal. But she identifies herself as a mother — “A mother that loves her children so much and that is going to do anything that is needed to be with them always,” she says, via an interpreter.

 
 
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Boulderganic

The US and India compete to have the largest solar power field in the world

By Paul Brown

The U.S. Navy is investing in what will be the largest solar farm in the world in order to provide power for 14 of its bases. The climate of Arizona, where the two earlier phases of the Mesquite solar farm are already up and running, provides 300 days of sunshine a year. And the Navy’s deal to extend the farm is the largest purchase of renewable energy ever made by a U.S. federal government agency.

 
 
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Baron of the bizarre

Fifteen books later, Christopher Moore is still up for a challenge

By Amanda Moutinho

Work days can consist of bad coffee and mundane chit chat with coworkers. However, author Christopher Moore doesn’t deal with boring office mates or monotonous stories — his work days are filled with clever banter and fantastical adventures. Granted, it all takes place in his head.

 
 
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Cuba at the crossroads

In the wake of new diplomacy, a glimpse of island life at street level

By Elizabeth Wolf with Carolyn Oxley

This was my father’s car, and now it is mine,” says our taxi driver. “And this is my son, and he will start driving it soon, too.” He nods toward the dark-haired boy in the front passenger seat. My 14-year-old son and I are in Cuba in mid- June, rattling in the backseat of a 1950s Buick headed for Central Havana. We’ve brought a rolling suitcase and a backpack stuffed with toothbrushes, pencils and medical disinfectant wipes to distribute — everyday items hard to come by in this island country.

 
 
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All roads lead to Scotch

No matter what you drink now, you too can be a single malt whisky drinker, friend

By Matt Cortina

About eight months ago I made a New Year’s resolution to “get into” Scotch. Scotch, or “single malt whisky,” as I’ve since been corrected numerous times like some dumb alcoholic child, had never made it into my drinking portfolio, even though I love...

 
 
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ToddCare

By Tom H. Hastings

Todd Matthew Williams was just 51. He suffered from congestive heart failure — at least that’s what we guessed. Despite a life of work — six years in the U.S.

 
 
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