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Are loopholes in policies putting ride-booking service drivers at risk?

By Angela K. Evans

The iconic pink mustaches of the Lyft brand ride-booking service are unmistakable. Whether it’s a large furry bumper-stache or a “glowstache” illuminating the night streets, the Lyft paraphernalia attracts users who have downloaded the company’s application as well as those in need of transportation who don’t have the app.

Adventure

Wet for 50:

Boulder open water swimmer Matt Moseley looks to set a new record on the Colorado River

By Tom Winter

The river starts as nothing, just a trickle of snowmelt in the high Rockies, the wet drops of a winter’s precipitation falling off of lichen-covered rocks, streaking cliffs in dark zebra stripes of moisture. But it grows bigger quickly. The tributaries, both large and small, feed the monster, until the drops all flow together under the same name: The Colorado.

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Home again

Mexican immigrant who claimed sanctuary reflects on nine months living in a church basement

By Matt Cortina

The television cameras started to leave after the prayer circle disbanded. One by one — the camera guy with the tiny bulldog of a man reporting; the camera guy of the pretty young reporter with perfect hair; the camera guy who knocked over an elderly woman with a cane to get a shot — they packed up and left.

Music

A thriller comes to Colorado Music Festival

Star operatic baritone Samuel Ramey will be a guest artist for Bartk’s ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’

By Peter Alexander

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, music director of the Colorado Music Festival (CMF), makes Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle sound almost like a Hollywood horror movie. “The musical score is warning about danger,” he says of the one-act opera, which he will conduct as part of a Festival Orchestra concert Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24, in the Chautauqua Auditorium. The concert, titled “Beyond Fairy Tales,” will conclude with a concert performance of the opera. Also on the program is Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, as arranged by the composer in 1919.

Boulderganic

Only you can prevent West Nile virus

Recent tests show the virus has arrived across Boulder County

By Mollie Putzig

With a backpack full of specialized bacteria, a force of technicians patrols Boulder-area still waters for miniature pests that can metamorphose into airborne vectors of disease. Acting like the Ghostbusters for mosquitoes, technicians seek out larvae and douse them with a spray of tiny bacteria called Bti — Bacillus thuringiensis israelenis. Bti is derived from naturally occurring soil bacteria and act as a larvicide that kills infantile mosquitoes before they can emerge from their watery breeding grounds.

NEWS
News

Home again

Mexican immigrant who claimed sanctuary reflects on nine months living in a church basement

By Matt Cortina

The television cameras started to leave after the prayer circle disbanded. One by one — the camera guy with the tiny bulldog of a man reporting; the camera guy of the pretty young reporter with perfect hair; the camera guy who knocked over an elderly woman with a cane to get a shot — they packed up and left.

 
 
BOULDERGANIC
Boulderganic

Only you can prevent West Nile virus

Recent tests show the virus has arrived across Boulder County

By Mollie Putzig

With a backpack full of specialized bacteria, a force of technicians patrols Boulder-area still waters for miniature pests that can metamorphose into airborne vectors of disease. Acting like the Ghostbusters for mosquitoes, technicians seek out larvae and douse them with a spray of tiny bacteria called Bti — Bacillus thuringiensis israelenis. Bti is derived from naturally occurring soil bacteria and act as a larvicide that kills infantile mosquitoes before they can emerge from their watery breeding grounds.

 
 
ENTERTAINMENT
Arts

Awakening a lifetime

Access Art tours at BMoCA use art to open conversations with people with Alzheimer’s and dementia

By Elizabeth Miller

It’s a warm spring day when John, dressed in a red plaid shirt with notes peeking out of the breast pocket, the first few scrawled pencil lines of which read yesterday’s date and “7:49 a, wind blowing from the west very hard,” and tan corduroys that sag in the seat, pauses on the sidewalk in front of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. He looks up at the sign over the entrance, then down at the door, up again to the sign, then his hand reaches for the door.

 
 
ADVENTURE
Adventure

Wet for 50:

Boulder open water swimmer Matt Moseley looks to set a new record on the Colorado River

By Tom Winter

The river starts as nothing, just a trickle of snowmelt in the high Rockies, the wet drops of a winter’s precipitation falling off of lichen-covered rocks, streaking cliffs in dark zebra stripes of moisture. But it grows bigger quickly. The tributaries, both large and small, feed the monster, until the drops all flow together under the same name: The Colorado.

 
 
CUISINE
Cuisine

Celebrate food times, come on

There exists an entire holiday for your favorite food

By Renee Moen

George Bernard Shaw once said, “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” No truer words were ever spoken. Food is needed to keep humans moving, functioning. Food may also be craved, savored and enjoyed. Americans love their food. From cooking contests to eating contests, there is no end to talking, reading or discussing food options. There are days, weeks and months devoted to specific food items.

 
 
Opinion
Weed Between the Lines

Rep. Jonathan Singer, Jack’s Bill and TABOR restrictions

By Leland Rucker

When I interviewed Rep. Jonathan Singer last October, he was gearing up for the 2015 legislative session. It adjourned in May, and I decided to check in and find out more about what happened this time around.

 
 
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