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High density, low confidence

With changes looming, Boulder struggles to strike balance on building, population density

By Matt Cortina

Perhaps the biggest issue in Boulder, and Boulder County to a growing extent, is density. How will we accommodate the ever-growing number of people who work and live here if we can’t build up and we can’t build out?

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Cultivating community

Longmont food activists teach communities the significance of growing your own food

By Devin Blomquist

After one year of labor intensive farm work, August Miller and his wife decided to pack up and take the knowledge and experience they learned while working on a farm in Paonia, Colo., to their own community in Boulder County. Their mission: to offer residents backyard gardenbuilding and coaching that reconnects people with the nation’s agrarian roots.

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Well drilling has deep impact on Great Plains’ health

Loss of vegetation on North America’s vast rangelands as a result of a huge increase in oil and gas wells invokes memories of the 1930s Dust Bowl disaster.

By Tim Radford

Oil wells and natural gas may have made individual Americans rich, but they have impoverished the great plains of North America, according to new research. Fossil fuel prospectors have sunk 50,000 new wells a year since 2000 in three Canadian provinces and 11 U.S. states, and have damaged the foundation of all economic growth: net primary production — otherwise known as biomass, or vegetation.

Cuisine

A young crop of chefs

Sixth annual Iron Chef competition brings the best out of local middle school cooks

By Renee Moen

Favorite foods were on everyone’s mind at the sixth annual Iron Chef Competition at Casey Middle School, which took place on April 23. When competitors and spectators were asked about their favorite dishes, the answers ranged from Italian to Indian and Mediterranean to bacon-infused Brussels sprouts.

Music

The pale blue dot

Motion Trap brings things into perspective on debut album

By Caitlin Rockett

“Ten years ago, we tried recording home versions of music inside of a dorm room — and we still have those recordings, but it’s come a long way since then,” says guitarist and singer Nathan Rogers. “The new album is [comprised of ] lots of different music that we’ve created over the last 10 years.

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News

Well drilling has deep impact on Great Plains’ health

Loss of vegetation on North America’s vast rangelands as a result of a huge increase in oil and gas wells invokes memories of the 1930s Dust Bowl disaster.

By Tim Radford

Oil wells and natural gas may have made individual Americans rich, but they have impoverished the great plains of North America, according to new research. Fossil fuel prospectors have sunk 50,000 new wells a year since 2000 in three Canadian provinces and 11 U.S. states, and have damaged the foundation of all economic growth: net primary production — otherwise known as biomass, or vegetation.

 
 
BOULDERGANIC
Boulderganic

Cultivating community

Longmont food activists teach communities the significance of growing your own food

By Devin Blomquist

After one year of labor intensive farm work, August Miller and his wife decided to pack up and take the knowledge and experience they learned while working on a farm in Paonia, Colo., to their own community in Boulder County. Their mission: to offer residents backyard gardenbuilding and coaching that reconnects people with the nation’s agrarian roots.

 
 
ENTERTAINMENT
Screen

Submit to the scare tactics

Stanley Film Festival immerses festivalgoers in the latest horror films and a game that takes the action off the screen

By Elizabeth Miller

Imagine you’ve checked into your hotel room, passing by signs at the hotel entrance about a boy gone missing and seen a distraught man handing out more copies of that same flyer. “How sad,” you think.

 
 
ADVENTURE
Adventure

The road

By Peter Mandel

Walk Japan’s 11-day Nakasendo Way tour will guide my group along the route of an ancient and largely forgotten highway. Dating back to the 7th century, Japan’s Nakasendo was a path for shoguns, pilgrims and samurai — not to mention average travelers like we are — who wore out pair after pair of straw sandals on the rolling terrain.

 
 
CUISINE
Cuisine

A young crop of chefs

Sixth annual Iron Chef competition brings the best out of local middle school cooks

By Renee Moen

Favorite foods were on everyone’s mind at the sixth annual Iron Chef Competition at Casey Middle School, which took place on April 23. When competitors and spectators were asked about their favorite dishes, the answers ranged from Italian to Indian and Mediterranean to bacon-infused Brussels sprouts.

 
 
Opinion
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Development reality check

By Joel Dyer

I can’t remember how many times I’ve started off a column or news story with my favorite Harry S. Truman quote, but it’s happened a lot. There is just something about the short memory of Boulder County politicians and some residents that seems to keep it relevant.

 
 
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