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Ghost Stories

The ongoing tale of the indestructible Rocky Flats Lounge

By Matt Cortina

It was a Thursday afternoon one year ago this week. The first people to show up at the Lounge were two blonde-haired girls. They wore shirts that said “Rodgers” on the back and talked about Wisconsin. They ordered a pitcher of Leinenkugel to their table and waited for the game to start.

Adventure

Make your own legends

The Adventure Film Festival takes over the Boulder Theater

By Michael J. Casey

With the tagline, “Make your own legends,” the Adventure Film Festival (AFF) boasts a line-up of 30 films of varying lengths, subjects, genres and mediums to give festivalgoers a taste of adventure, a sense of legends in the making and, hopefully, inspiration to go forth and create their own personal stories.

News

A toxic legacy

The Gold King Mine spill is a sobering reminder of the number of abandoned mines in Boulder County

By Caitlin Rockett

For decades after the first gold was found near Gold Hill in 1859, Boulder County endured a boom and bust cycle of mining as veins of minerals were discovered, mined and abandoned. The County is built, quite literally, on gold, silver, lead, tungsten and zinc, minerals that brought droves of settlers to the Front Range in the late 1800s and created a mining industry that still exists today.

Music

We've got the jazz

By Sam Routhier

If you want to become a movie star, you should move to Los Angeles. If you’re hoping to get your country music career off the ground, pack your bags for Nashville. But what if you want to be a jazz musician? New York? San Francisco? What about Boulder?

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Sensing trouble

By Angela K. Evans

In the fight against global warming, both carbon dioxide and methane are known greenhouse gases that effectively trap heat in the earth’s atmosphere. Although there is disagreement on which gas contributes more significantly to global warming, experts and scientists across the spectrum conclude that methane ultimately traps heat at a rate of 20 to 100 times greater than carbon dioxide.

NEWS
News

A toxic legacy

The Gold King Mine spill is a sobering reminder of the number of abandoned mines in Boulder County

By Caitlin Rockett

For decades after the first gold was found near Gold Hill in 1859, Boulder County endured a boom and bust cycle of mining as veins of minerals were discovered, mined and abandoned. The County is built, quite literally, on gold, silver, lead, tungsten and zinc, minerals that brought droves of settlers to the Front Range in the late 1800s and created a mining industry that still exists today.

 
 
BOULDERGANIC
Boulderganic

Wildfires put the heat on Congress to fund fire suppression

By Sarah Haas

“This year, the United States Forest Service received $1.011 billion for wildfire suppression and as of August 10, we had spent $671 million,” says Jennifer Jones, public affairs specialist from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Washington Office says.

 
 
ENTERTAINMENT
Music

We've got the jazz

By Sam Routhier

If you want to become a movie star, you should move to Los Angeles. If you’re hoping to get your country music career off the ground, pack your bags for Nashville. But what if you want to be a jazz musician? New York? San Francisco? What about Boulder?

 
 
ADVENTURE
Adventure

Make your own legends

The Adventure Film Festival takes over the Boulder Theater

By Michael J. Casey

With the tagline, “Make your own legends,” the Adventure Film Festival (AFF) boasts a line-up of 30 films of varying lengths, subjects, genres and mediums to give festivalgoers a taste of adventure, a sense of legends in the making and, hopefully, inspiration to go forth and create their own personal stories.

 
 
CUISINE
Cuisine

Beg, borrow and steal

How and how not to bargain at the farmers’ market

By Ari LeVaux

It’s good to be able to drive a hard bargain; when buying a used snowboard on Ebay, for example, or attempting to stay out of a corrupt policeman’s car in some foreign city, with only $50 in your pocket. On such occasions, one should negotiate with all of the cunning one can muster.

 
 
Opinion
Weed Between the Lines

Using actual evidence to discuss cannabis

By Leland Rucker

As more states and countries begin to engage in the issues associated with marijuana prohibition, it’s important that lawmakers and citizens alike have the best possible information to be able to make wise decisions in public policy and in our everyday lives.

 
 
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