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Thursday, November 6,2014

The other 1 percent

New play tackles the social isolation of a shrinking military population

By Josh Gross
A February 2013 report from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs found that at least 22 veterans commit suicide daily. Most are older, further removed from service, but the number is still shockingly high, and climbing. Rates increased 44 percent just since 2009.
Thursday, November 6,2014

Hometown pachyderms

Elephant Revival plays a rare Boulder show

By Josh Gross
Right up there with Leftover Salmon and Big Head Todd, Elephant Revival is one of those handful of Boulder bands iconic to the city, but also widely known beyond the People’s Republic. But that status also comes with the price of not being able to play its hometown very often.
Thursday, November 6,2014

Experience music, and glimpse culture from a world away

World music concert invites rethinking the meaning of music

By Peter Alexander
The College of Music offers several world music ensembles, giving students the opportunity to learn a different musical culture from the inside. In addition to the Japanese and Balinese ensembles, there is West African Highlife ensemble, which will perform Saturday at 7:30 p.
Thursday, November 6,2014

What can’t be spoken

Veterans art exhibit translates experience for civilians, and says what veterans can’t

By Elizabeth Miller
In an email exchange between cocurators of the art exhibit for Veterans Speak, Army veteran Adam Nilson explains his photography this way: “I have discovered that art is a therapeutic outlet and another way for me to communicate difficult situations and feelings that I do not care to vocalize.
Thursday, November 6,2014

upcoming events

Ready to get psyched for ski season? Us too, and this year, we’re turning to Powderwhore, which sought deep powder and steep lines for a dose of that psych. This year’s installation, their 10th, titled Some Thing Else.
Thursday, November 6,2014

These teardrop trailers will make you smile

Locally made minimalist camper is a labor of love

By Hudson Lindenberger
Having purchased a set of plans, he rented a cramped, dingy storeroom off Pearl Street and set about fabricating his own trailer, but he quickly found he needed an extra set of hands. His thoughts turned to David.
Thursday, November 6,2014

eco-briefs

By Joel Dyer
The outcome was not a surprise to most observers who knew that Monsanto and the industrial food complex would stop at nothing to defeat the measure. Meetings had been held by industry insiders several months ago at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs to create a strategy for defeating this Colorado citizens’ proposition.
Thursday, November 6,2014

Climate scientists say effects of global warming are more urgent than once believed

By Alex Kirby
Without drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, the report says, global average temperatures will probably increase by another 2 degrees Celsius by mid-century over their 1986-2005 levels. This implies temperatures nearly 4 degrees Celsius higher by 2100.
Thursday, November 6,2014

The last man standing

Ninety-two-year-old artist and World War II vet takes on a huge sculpture project in memory of the 88,000 U.S. Airmen killed in action

By Cassie Moore
The year was 1942 and the first American forces had landed in Europe. The U.S. was desperate to get men trained and deployed. At Luke Field in Arizona, hundreds of young men went through rushed flight training, and 14 from the entering class of new recruits called 42J were selected to become fighter pilots and were deployed overseas.
Thursday, November 6,2014

Serving those who served

How to end the crisis of veteran homelessness

By Matt Cortina
“Here in Boulder County, because of these initiatives, we’ve the seen the number of homeless veterans drop from 20 percent to 8 percent [of the homeless population at Bridge House]. It’s pretty significant the impact some of these programs are having,” McDevitt says.
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