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Thursday, January 8,2015

Venturing off the pavement

William Matthews retrospective only looks like a history lesson

By Elizabeth Miller
Choose to ride. He’ll take you to places far from the well-paved habitats of most mere mortal westerners and into the timeless world of American cowboys. His subjects may look like they strode out of the historic Wild West, but in reality they’re men living and breathing today, still roping steer and riding hard.
Thursday, January 8,2015

All grown up

Ouray Ice Festival turns 20

By Tom Winter
And this year the little town of Ouray in southwestern Colorado is going to be throwing a pretty big party. The town, which hosts their annual Ouray Ice Festival from Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, is celebrating two decades on the ice.
Thursday, January 8,2015


In 2008, the Wyoming Weather Modification Pilot Project embarked on a $13 million endeavor to study snowfall created from cloud seeding over the course of six winters in southern Wyoming.
Thursday, January 8,2015

Fracking’s future is in doubt as oil price plummets

There are warnings that the industry faces a crisis

By Kieran Cooke
Fracking has become a victim of its own success. The industry in the U.S. has grown very fast. In 2008, U.S. oil production was running at five million barrels a day. Thanks to fracking, that figure has nearly doubled, with talk of U.S.
Thursday, January 8,2015

Statewide survey sheds light on health experiences of LGB but not T high school students for the first time

By Caitlin Rockett
Being a teenager can be tough work — you’re in the business of becoming who you are. For some teens, being who they are means being unlike many of their peers. A recent statewide survey shows just how hard growing up can be for Colorado high school students who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
Thursday, January 8,2015

Wine County

The burgeoning and challenging landscape of Boulder County wineries

By Matt Cortina
To start, not many people realize there are expert crafters making wine in the area. The first winery in Boulder County was Augustina’s Winery, opened by Gussie Walter in an old industrial complex off of Broadway in North Boulder 17 years ago.
Thursday, January 8,2015

The dark horses of 2016

By Paul Danish
Polls and pundits have been making all sorts of assumptions about the 2016 cycle: That Hillary Clinton is an oddson bet to be the Democrat if she chooses to run, that if Elizabeth Warren were the candidate, she would run like a latter-day George...
Thursday, January 8,2015


Affordable housing vs. mass transit

By Joel Dyer
My suggested fix 20 years ago didn’t go over real well with a lot of people. I recommended that if the city were serious about economic diversity and affordable housing it should put several thousand mobile homes on open space and make them rent con trolled.
Thursday, January 8,2015

Citigroup becomes its own self-serving lawmaker

By Jim Hightower
No bill was filed, no public hearings were held, no debate or even a vote. Just — BAM! — there they were, a thicket of benefits were secretly slapped into the 1,600-page budget bill by… well, by whom? Corporate lobbyists (though they get one of their for-hire congress critters to do the actual dirty deed).
Wednesday, December 31,2014

After a year, it appears that legalization might just work

By Leland Rucker
It’s hard to believe that it’s been one full year since retail cannabis shops opened, and two full years that cannabis has been legal in Colorado. So much has happened, but the best news of all is that, all things considered, the experiment seems to be working.