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Thursday, March 29,2012

Fiber problems

As Boulder explores condemning Xcel’s SmartGrid, questions remain about the $20 million fiber-optic system

By David Accomazzo
What if you could improve the infrastructure on the electric grid to make it smarter? In 2008, Xcel Energy embarked on an ambitious pilot program designed to do just that in Boulder.
Thursday, March 29,2012

City, Xcel square off over solar, wind programs

Boulder officials say municipalization is not a done deal

By Jefferson Dodge
The latest skirmish in the municipalization battle between Xcel and the city of Boulder revolves around solar and wind energy programs.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Looking closer at ‘local’

Business owners and entrepreneurs define, promote independent business

By Steve Weishampel
Breaking news: You’re in Boulder. Or Longmont, or Lafayette, or Nederland, or Louisville. Now that you’re aware of it, spend like it, says local entrepreneur Richard Fleming.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Safe spring cleaning

A guide to clearing out the clutter in an eco-friendly fashion

By Blair Madole
Odd things tend to turn up when you tackle the task of cleaning out your closet, from old paint and cleaning supplies to moldy food and frayed clothing.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Get out

Spending time in Boulder’s great outdoors makes for happier and healthier people

By Jessie Lucier
The National Park Trust has dubbed May 19 National Kids to Parks Day, a day when they invite every family in America to visit a national, state or local park.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Nice day for a green wedding

Ceremony can be eco-friendly without many compromises

By Steve Weishampel
For all of the pageantry of many weddings, the most important part is that little two-minute bit you can barely see where the couple exchanges rings, does a secret handshake and passes notes to each other. Or whatever it is they’re doing up there.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Recipes on the range

Local farmers share favorite dishes

By Clay Fong
As spring arrives, most foodies’ thoughts turn to the local produce making its way to area farmers’ markets. To help usher in the fresh produce season, Boulderganic asked three county farms to share a favorite recipe that makes the most of their bounty.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Eating your legislation

This year’s farm bill has a chance to support local, organic food systems

By Clay Fong
Federal farm bills are the 400-pound gorilla of American agricultural policy, setting direction for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), if not the entirety of domestic farming.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Urban herbs

Starting small with an herb garden

By Amanda Moutinho
If a full-fledged garden sounds like too much work, consider scaling back and springing for an herb garden. Find a sunny windowsill, or plant them alongside a bigger plant and enjoy fresh herbs instead of store-bought ones.
Thursday, March 29,2012

No lawn? No problem

How to start your own apartment garden

By Amanda Moutinho
Locally grown food just got closer. If you crave the flavor of home-grown carrots or cucumbers, the taste can be yours, even if you don’t have a backyard.
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