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Thursday, October 2,2014

Adventure Film

The Adventure Film Festival is a celebration of adventures in their many forms and a bolster to support “the heroic journey and the narrative of adventure as a force for awakening and change.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Rising above Rio

Film shows kids from favelas climbing away from gangs, drugs

By Elizabeth Miller
From one of the largest slums in Rio de Janiero, a twin set of granite cones, called the Two Brothers, rises a thousand feet toward the sky. The favela — the slum — below creeps up the hillside until the cliffs become too steep for houses and instead make a place for some of Brazil’s world class climbs.
Thursday, October 2,2014

The traveler’s mindset

Boulder resident will encourage the public at TEDx to get a passport and embrace fear and discomfort in the everyday

By Cassie Moore
There is a rumor (online, at least) that Europeans scoff at the low number of Americans who hold passports. As the joke goes, Americans are world-fearing, isolated workaholics who would prefer to squeeze in an extra 15 hours of work a week than vacation for five weeks in Tuscany.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Who killed the vote on fracking?—Glossary

(environmental program director, 2002-08), the Energy Foundation (president, 1991- 2002) and the ClimateWorks Foundation (founder, 2008-11). He also co-chaired the Risky Business Project with Henry Paulson, Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Historical hatred breeds contemporary contempt

A weeklong exhibit seeks to educate about past and present discrimination against Mexican-Americans

By Caitlin Rockett
Philip Hernandez says two years ago his uncle John told him about a store on 24th Street in Boulder (now Folsom Street) that he remembered from his childhood. It wasn’t so much a memory about the store as it was a sign in the store’s front window: “No Mexicans or dogs allowed.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Think globally and frack locally

By Paul Danish
Starting in 1973, after a 400 percent spike in gasoline prices in the wake of the Yom Kippur War, U.S. politicians started calling for “energy independence” — by which they meant ramping up domestic oil production to the point where the country was no longer dependent on imported oil.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Opening the political party landscape

By Harry Hempy
An alternative strategy for populist, grassroots, freedom-loving voters who don’t care for the moneybags of the Democratic and Republican parties is to create a new major political party that represents their interests. In fact, 60 percent of voters want a third major party — want more candidates — according to the Gallup poll of October 2013.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Finding the money to fund higher education for all

By Jim Hightower
Question: Is making higher education available to every American more important to our national interest than letting Wall Street profiteers make a few more billions-of-dollars each year?
Thursday, October 2,2014

Who killed the vote on fracking?

Why Colorado’s anti-fracking measures were not supported by Democrats and environmental groups

By Joel Dyer, Matt Cortina & Elizabeth Miller
At first glance, determining who to blame for the fact that Colorado voters will not get their chance to decide for themselves who controls oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in their neighborhoods seems simple enough. On Monday, Aug. 4, as the result of a political compromise with Colorado’s Democratic Governor, John Hickenlooper, U.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Run for your life

Done the right way, running just three miles a day can provide serious health benefits

By James Dziezynski
Dave Gaudette, owner of Front Range Boxing, lays it on the line: if you’re not willing to put in the time to run three miles, you’re not serious about your fitness training. Given the wealth of distractions available in day-to-day life, reassigning 20-30 minutes a day to running is not a huge sacrifice.