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Thursday, September 18,2014

Some unexpected charisma

Classical Requiem not by Mozart opens BCO season

By Peter Alexander
Before I confuse you any further, some simple facts: Conductor Bahman Saless and the BCO open this season, titled “Mystique,” with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at First United Methodist Church in Boulder. They will repeat the program at 7:30 p.
Thursday, September 18,2014

A revolution at the pole

Boulder Theater to host the Colorado Pole Dancing Championship

By Nadia Mishkin
Reed isn’t exaggerating. Pole dancing became a fitness option about 10 years ago, and its combination of gymnastic-style strength exercises, grace and sheer spectacle made it take off in the fitness world just as fast as crazes like yoga, pilates and CrossFit.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Mushroom hunter

Wild foraging is a growing pastime but it should be done carefully

By Cassie Moore
We are in a mixed pine and aspen forest at about 8,000 feet. We walk slowly, scanning the ground for signs of the golden fungus we intend to pile high in our wicker basket. We have seen everything we don’t want — russulas, puffballs and trash.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Vulture lookout

Getting acquainted with critical, if a bit creepy, neighbors

By Tom Winter
In the big picture, vultures are everywhere. They are comprised of two groups, Old World vultures and New World vultures. You can watch them fly almost anyplace except the colds of the Antarctic and, surprisingly, Australia, a continent that would seem well-suited for the birds.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Out of balance

An in-depth look into Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force

By Elizabeth Miller
This year, hundreds of thousands of Coloradans signed petitions to create ballot initiatives that asked for more local control over the oil and gas development happening near their homes, schools and businesses as well as increased setbacks.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Too close for comfort

Study finds that people living close to natural gas wells have more skin and respiratory complaints

By Caitlin Rockett
“Washington County is essentially the first location where the Marcellus Shale [formation] gas wells were initially dug and … fracked with the unconventional technology,” says Ilya Slizovskiy, a co-author of the paper and native Pennsylvanian. “The first wells were [drilled] in as early as 2005 or 2006.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Obama’s clueless view of ISIL

By Paul Danish
Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Help wash formaldehyde out of baby’s hair

By Jim Hightower
This popular Johnson & Johnson baby product has long been advertised with the comforting slogan, “No More Tears,” for the shampoo’s ingredients don’t sting a tiny tot’s eyes. That’s nice, but many mommies and daddies have become more concerned about another ingredient the corporation has not advertised: formaldehyde.
Thursday, September 11,2014

Opioids, cannabis, scientists and money, lots of it

By Leland Rucker
As Americans seek more relief from pain and companies come up with ever-stronger drugs to ease discomfort, so do mortality rates rise for the growing number of patients who use opioid pain relievers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 46 people a day die from opioid overdoses.
Thursday, September 11,2014


By Dan Savage
I am a man who tends to ejaculate prematurely. Not all the time — but at least 50 percent of the time, I’m good for two to three minutes and then I REALLY have to be careful. I’ve learned to manage it and work around it (like, stop if I’m too close and eat her out to give me some time to relax, etc.