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Thursday, December 11,2014

Christmas keeper

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Denver Center

By Gary Zeidner
The world has turned all red and green. Every kid is on his or her best behavior. Christmas tree lots are springing up like mushrooms after a hard rain and lights are twinkling on houses and businesses all over town. Love it or loathe it, the holidays are officially here.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Family ties

Lindsey Saunders takes road less traveled, kickstarts promising music career

By Brian Palmer
“My dad plays guitar, and taught me how to play,” she says. “Basically everyone on my dad’s side is a musician. One aunt is an opera and jazz singer, another is a music teacher, and then both my dad and his twin brother grew up playing music, so it runs in the family, I guess.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Fifty years and counting

The activism and music of Peter, Paul and Mary are still pushing us forward

By Joel Dyer
Like millions of Americans who lived through the 1960s, my home was filled with Walter Cronkite’s nightly narration of the events of the day. It seemed the struggle for civil rights was at the center of every newscast only to be replaced at times by the bloody coverage of the Vietnam War and the growing anti-war movement here in the states.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Worth a thousand riffs

Ninth annual ‘Rockin’ in a Winter Wonderland’ music photography exhibit is all about that magic moment

By Josh Gross
“So I bought the camera and brought it to the Fox one night, and took a few shots,” she says. “And I was like, ‘That was kind of cool.
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.
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