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Thursday, December 11,2014

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Thursday, December 11,2014

Why take a picture when you can paint one?

Artist Lisa Martin takes her paintings to new altitudes

By Amanda Moutinho
Reaching the summit of a 14,000 foot mountain, a 14er, fills people with a sense of accomplisment — the fresh air, the beautiful view, the aching muscles. To have a token for their hard work, most people take a snapshot, but artist Lisa Martin paints a picture instead.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Filling the gap

Planning for population growth and water scarcity

By Taylor Winchell
According to a 2014 report by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, the population of Colorado is expected to see an additional 2.5 million people by 2040.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Who’s getting whose goat?

Oil and gas industry-sponsored TV ad is fraught with obfuscation and half-truths

By Caitlin Rockett
Just because we’re on the other side of election season doesn’t mean the advertisements stop. You’ve probably seen it by now: a “Front Range” “organic” farmer telling us that people should support fracking because it helps farmers like her pay for healthcare and their kids’ education.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Learning, the hard way

Internal complaints from a Longmont charter school raise questions of oversight

By Matt Cortina
In the past year and a half, Flagstaff Academy Charter School in Longmont has undergone some major changes. Changes that have caused some teachers and administrators to quit, some parents to complain and remove their children from the school, and some former employees and board members to voice concerns about the direction of the school.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Blacks, police and marijuana

By Paul Danish
Human Services, who serve at the pleasure of the president) the power to add or remove drugs from the list of drugs regulated by the act, or to move them among the five regulatory categories (or “Schedules”) under which drugs covered by the act are listed.
Thursday, December 11,2014

The explosive greed of America’s 0.01-percenters

By Jim Hightower
Astonishingly, they’re being abandoned by retailers that are now catering to the most lux of the luxury market.
Thursday, December 4,2014

Finally, some cannabis research worth waiting for

By Leland Rucker
The state’s Public Health Department is recommending more than $7 million in grant money for eight studies centered on research into both the safety of cannabis and the possibilities for its use as a treatment for symptoms of various ailments and diseases.
Thursday, December 4,2014


By Dan Savage
We don’t have to be perfect to date, LACKING, but we do have to be in good working order. It doesn’t sound like either of you qualify. His abuse and abandonment issues, your self-esteem and anger issues: I think you both should address your issues in counseling — with separate counselors — for your own sakes, not for the sake of this relationship.
Thursday, December 4,2014


By Rob Brezsny
in the coming weeks, you Aries folks are primed to be far less repetitive than normal. You have the potential to churn out a profusion of original ideas, fresh perceptions, novel fantasies, and pertinent questions. Take full advantage of this opportunity.