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Thursday, July 16,2015

Central City Opera shines bright

The 2015 season opens with a winning production

By Peter Alexander
Colorado’s high-altitude gem, the Central City Opera, opened Saturday night ( July 11) with a winning production of Verdi’s La Traviata. The production, under the direction of John Baril and stage direction by Elise Sandell, runs in repertory through Aug. 8.
Thursday, July 16,2015

High aspirations

How Ansel Adams’ Photos Made America a better place

By Natalia Bayona
If it doesn’t meet my standards, tear them up,” Ansel Adams tells his chief assistant Mary Alinder. It’s 1979, and Alinder sits at a table with a stack of 22 prints of “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” in Adams’ photography studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California and begins to seek out the photographic qualities that merit Adams’ approval. But by the time lunch was called, she hadn’t trashed one.
Thursday, July 16,2015

Wanderer of the wild

World traveler and sportsman John Mattson shares his stories in hopes of a better world

By Natalia Bayona
Floating downstream on the Colorado River between the red limestone walls of Marble Canyon on a makeshift raft, John Mattson spots a big drop. The rushing waves of Badger Creek Rapid are ahead. He and his friends scout the rapid for a clean entry.
Thursday, July 16,2015

The new DDT

Activist Jeffrey Smith teams with rocker Neil Young to warn communities about glyphosate

By Mollie Putzig
It’s sprayed on crops, schoolyards, parking lots and possibly your yard. The World Health Organization says it probably causes cancer. It’s the world’s most-used herbicide and the active ingredient in Roundup: glyphosate.
Thursday, July 16,2015

Oil and grouse

The sage-grouse debate isn’t just about a bird, it’s about saving the West as we know it

By Angela K. Evans
Sandra Goodwin, a private landowner from Boulder, Wyoming, has personally seen the effects of oil and gas development on greater sage-grouse populations near her home. When a gravel mine began hauling an average of 350 semi-truck loads a day on the county road in front of her house, she stopped seeing the birds on her property.
Thursday, July 16,2015

Feds take steps to block GMO labeling

The U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee adopted H.R. 1599 on July 14, which would prohibit labeling of genetically engineered foods and make it illegal for states and municipalities to restrict such foods.
Thursday, July 16,2015

City finds Knollwood Village in violation of fair housing rules

The City of Boulder determined on July 2 that Knollwood Village was in violation of the City’s fair housing rules by enforcing a rule in their covenant that mandated that two or more people could only live in one of the complex’s units if they could prove they were married or similarly related.
Thursday, July 16,2015

Letters

Boulder Weekly’s Matt Cortina focused his recent article, “Manufactured Fight,” on Harvey Miller’s letter of false claims and innuendo, instead of the pending mobile park ordinance before City Council. It would seem that Miller’s strategy of bamboozling Boulder extends to the media as well.
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