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Entertainment Today

New video from Boulder band, The Ridgelings

See a live studio capture of "Blindfold"

By Josh Gross

Boulder Americana band, The Ridgelings, is hustling the internet to put out its first album, no small feat even in the age of digital recording.  The band just gave a peek behind the curtain w

Entertainment Today

Pics from The Motet's Mixtape 1975 Halloween show

By Nadia Mishkin

Each Halloween the Motet unites costume-clad fans of the Front Range and transport them to a funkified era of the bands choice. Nobody knows how to start a dance party better than this Colorado-

Entertainment Today

Four or more for Music Director

CMF may have more candidates than we thought

By Peter Alexander

Rumors have been swirling around Chautauqua all summer. When the Colorado Music Festival announced its summer season, it was stated that three of the guest conductors were candidates to replace

Entertainment Today

Colorado Shakespeare 'monitoring weather'

Possibility of show cancellations

By Josh Gross

Boulder is currently facing a flashflood warning expected to last through later on Wednesday, July 30, with at least 1-2 inches of rain expected. Since Colorado Shakespeare Festival performs some o

Entertainment Today

Red Fang releases free acoustic EP

How to get heavier by playing softer

By Josh Gross

Portland stoner-metal act Red Fang released a new EP to Bandcamp today. And in a double-twist of pleasantly unexpected, it's both free, and acoustic.

Entertainment Today

Trent Reznor knows it all

NIN's performance at Red Rocks shows how to evolve from garage band to arena rocker

By Josh Gross

It looked like he was going to laptop jockey the show, filling the stage only with the size of his legacy, the closest NIN could get to playing an “unplugged” show. But Reznor had something grander in store.

Entertainment Today

Andrew Bird's performance at Chautauqua was the anti-Kanye

Majesty and humility in both performer and venue

By Adam Perry

When I first heard that Kanye West had referred to himself as “the Michael Jordan of music,” I immediately recalled the first time I heard Andrew Bird’s instrumental Useless C

Entertainment Today

Foals and Cage the Elephant, uncaged

Two headliners for the price of one

By Josh Gross

I'll be honest: I didn't expect much going in to see Cage the Elephant at the Ogden Theater on May 18. I was there for the opener, Foals.

Entertainment Today

The Knife slays Denver

Concert review

By Josh Gross

I have something of a love-hate relationship with The Knife's performance at The Fillmore in Denver last night.

Entertainment Today

Meat Puppets stage a hodown at The Fox

Underground '90s band still knows how to rodeo

By Nadia Mishkin

Moistboyz and Meat Puppets hosted a grungy, moshy hoe-down at the Fox on Tuesday, April 2. Moistboyz, a hard rock, heavy metal punk group lead by Mickey “Moist” (also known as Mickey M

Environment Today

Bag fee reduces paper and plastic bag use by 68 percent

Turns out, 10 cents matters

By Elizabeth Miller

It started costing $.10 each at the grocery line six months ago when a new city initiative began requiring grocery stores to charge a fee per disposable bag. Here's the results.

Environment Today

Floods likely to worsen in next century

Human development shares blame with climate change

By Josh Gross

New research published in the journal, Nature,  investigates the risks of flooding in the coming decades and the outlook is grim.

Environment Today

Rhino decimation in one infographic

Shows a 900 percent increase in poaching since 2009

By Josh Gross

Data from anti-poaching organizations visualized.

Environment Today

Protecting more than a postage-stamp-sized ecosystem

Legal battle ensues to preserve Yukon’s Peel River Watershed

By Mallane Dressel

Yukon First Nations and Yukon-based environmental organizations are taking legal action to secure protections for the Peel River Watershed.

Environment Today

Study finds one-in-four shark species faces extinction

Global study cites overfishing as main threat

By Caitlin Rockett

A first-ever global study of the conservation status of over 1,000 shark, ray and related species reveals that at least one in every four existing species are heading toward extinction

Environment Today

New study finds increase in birth defects near fracking sites

Risk rise as much 30 percent

By Joel Dyer

A new study examining possible health risks to babies born within 10 miles of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells was released January 28.

Environment Today

U.S. power plant emissions down

A shift to new technology creates more energy, releases fewer pollutants

By Caitlin Rockett

A new study shows that natural gas power plants that use a new technology to extract more energy from the fuel release significantly less carbon dioxide than coal-fired plants do.

Environment Today

Proposed CO legislation aims to reduce negative impacts of wildfire

Hickenlooper supports tax incentives, but shuns a costly state-owned aerial fleet.

By Caitlin Rockett

Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed support for new legislation aimed at combating wildfire in Colorado

Environment Today

EU announces energy and climate goals

Plan will last through 2030

By Josh Gross

The BBC is reporting that The European Commission has announced an outline of its energy and climate policy goals until 2030. "The Commissioners want a bindi

Environment Today

EPA releases final assessment of potential impacts of mining on Bristol Bay

Research indicates severe consequences for environment and native tribes

By Caitlin Rockett

A new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emphasizes the negative impacts that large-scale gold and copper mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have

National Today

Supreme court denies to hear appeal on "boobies" ban

Leaves previous ruling standing

By Josh Gross

A Pennsylvania school district that lost a lawsuit after banning students from wearing breast cancer awareness bracelets had its appeal denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.

National Today

Kentucky AG won't appeal ruling on out of state same sex marriages

But Governor will

By Josh Gross

After a federal judge ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages from other states, the state Attorney General, Jack Conway, has decided not to appeal the ruling.

National Today

Russian currency hits new low

Crisis in Ukraine driving lack of confidence

By Josh Gross

Russia's currency is has reached a new all-time low against the dollar, based largely on the deepening crisis in Ukraine.

National Today

Pentagon set to announce downsizing plans

Expect fewer jets, soldiers and benefits

By Josh Gross

The BBC is reporting that U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will announce cuts to the military budget for 2015.

National Today

Use of food stamps by soldiers rising

Usage reaches $104 million in 2013

By Josh Gross

Use of food stamps by soldiers continued to rise in 2013, an upward trend that's been in place since the start of the recession in 2008.

National Today

New study proves gun control works

Immediate local murder spike accompanies state deregulation

By Josh Gross

Study finds the 2007 repeal of a Missouri law that required a license before being able purchase a gun caused an immediate local spike in gun murders.

National Today

U.S. government issues guidelines for banks to provide services to marijuana businesses

Asks that banks report suspicious activity

By Caitlin Rockett

Banks now have permission to offer financial services to marijuana-related businesses.

National Today

New iPhone app tracks drone strikes

Sends updates for new kills

By Josh Gross

A new app for the iPhone allows Americans to track killings related to drone strikes in real time.  "The app was made b

National Today

And 2013's biggest charitable givers are...

Fracking and Facebook tycoons top list of U.S. givers

By Josh Gross

The Chronicle of Philanthropy released its rankings of the top charitable givers in the U.S. for 2013.

National Today

See American Idol contestant Clay Aiken announce run for Congress

Discusses bi-partisanship, economy, in video

Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken has announced he's running for North Carolina's 2nd congressional district against incumbant Republican Renee Ellmers.

Outdoors Today

Wheels keep turning

Momentum building for Afghan cycling team with solidarity ride

By Cayte Bosler

Colorado based Shannon Galpin has been busy. Since her interview with the Boulder Weekly back in June of 2013, she has released her memoir Mountain to Mountain: The Journey of Adventure and Activism

Outdoors Today

Olympic athletes first to face loosened marijauna testing

Acceptable levels raised tenfold

By Josh Gross

Athletes competing at the Olympics can now have nearly 10 times as much of it in their system and still pass drug tests.

Outdoors Today

Canada to Russia: the Olympics have always been a bit gay

New video highlights inherent homoeroticism of luging

By Josh Gross

Who knew the luge was so sexy?

Outdoors Today

Masterful ascent in Mexico

Honnold free solos 5.12 route at El Potrero Chico

By Elizabeth Miller

Renowned free-solo climber Alex Honnold has quietly bagged yet another astounded climb.

Outdoors Today

Annual BoCan eagle nesting closures announced

Boulder Ranger District names sites for climbing bans until July 31

By Elizabeth Miller

To keep golden eagles happily in their nests this spring season, the Boulder Ranger District of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests has temporarily closed some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon.

Outdoors Today

Skydive from space vicariously with this video

Footage from Felix Baumgartner's body cam released

By Josh Gross

In October of 2012, skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke records and warped imaginations by parachuting from a balloon parked 24 miles of the earth. In an event that was pretty darned close to this gen

Outdoors Today

Sochi takes a bite out of Aspen X Games

Several prominent names skip competition for Olympic training

By Mallane Dressel

Training schedules for the rapidly approaching Winter Olympic Games in Sochi,Russia kept several prominent Winter X Games stars away from the competition this past weekend in Aspen.

Outdoors Today

Pro Challenge starting line? We'll take it

Cycling race announces 2014 race has stage that begins in Boulder

By Elizabeth Miller

Colorado’s favorite bike race is coming back to Boulder in 2014. USA Pro Cycling Challenge officials have announced a final stage for the race with a starting line in Boulder.

Outdoors Today

Vail opens China Bowl

Resort has half of terrain open early this year

By Elizabeth Miller

Whatever your plans for the weekend were, call them off. Vail announced Friday that China Bowl has been opened for the season.

Outdoors Today

Vail kicks off ski and snowboard season

Vail has started its ski and snowboard season for 2013-2014 with 10 trails open and four inches of new snow.

Tech Today

Drone used in Australian drug-smuggling attempt

One man in custody

By Josh Gross

A man has been arrested after an attempt to smuggle drugs into an Australian prison using a drone aircraft.

Tech Today

Radio Shack to close 20 percent of its stores

Announcement hits stock prices

By Josh Gross

Radio Shack, will be closing around 1,100 of its stores, a number representing nearly 20 percent of its locations.

Tech Today

Infamous DC-10 takes its final flight

Commercial use ends for the storied aircraft

By Josh Gross

The final commercial flight using the infamous DC-10 airplane is now in the history books.

Tech Today

Indian probe to Mars cost less than film, Gravity

India pioneers how to explore space on a budget

By Josh Gross

A recently launched Indian probe to Mars was accomplished with costs of only $75 million.

Tech Today

South Carolina woman arrested for overdue VHS tape

Went to police to report assault, discovered warrant for her arrest

By Josh Gross

After 9 years on the lam, the city's most nefarious villain is finally in custody. The charge? An overdue VHS rental of Monster in Law.

Tech Today

Military readies Iron Man suit for summer testing

High tech body armor and exoskeleton on the way

By Josh Gross

Though the public consciousness likely thinks of futuristic cyborg battle armor as the sort of thing still relegated to sci-fi films, it's closer to reality than the average person might realize.

Tech Today

UK seeks to further restrict access to 'terrorist videos'

May run afoul of other countrie's free speech laws

By Josh Gross

The BBC is reporting that fears of ministers in the U.K. are seeking to further block the ability to view videos posted to the internet depicting or encouraging violent extremism.

Tech Today

Curiousity Rover meets a roadblock

Enginners seek to navigate treacharous sand dune

By Josh Gross

The Curiousity Rover has come up against a geographic block on the surface of Mars: a meter-high sand dune.

Tech Today

Major hotel chain investigating data breach

Credit card data may have been stolen

By Josh Gross

White Lodging, a management company for hotels in the Hilton, Marriott, Sheratin and Westin chains, may have had its credit card data stolen.

Tech Today

Here is what memory looks like physically

Scientists capture mollecular movement on tape

By Josh Gross

Scientists have finally witnessed the movements of the molecules that form memories, a breakthough that may lead to better understanding of how memories are made. Exactly how did they do that? F

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