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Thursday, September 5,2013

Troubled Waters

Eddie Waters may spend the rest of his life in prison. But would he be a free man if his jury had known then what we know now?

By Cecelia Gilboy and Joel Dyer
On April 23, Charles Edward Waters, a homeless man best known around Boulder for playing his guitar on the Pearl Street Mall for tips, was, for all intents and purposes, sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Thursday, August 29,2013

Peaks and valleys for formerly homeless Boulderite

Formerly homeless Boulder man recounts journey to and from the depths

By Jefferson Dodge
Mike Homner was a successful businessman. Then a series of events thrust him into the world of being homeless. And he has scraped his way back. Almost.
Thursday, August 29,2013

Taking aim: Sugarloaf residents complain about bow-hunting

Sugarloaf residents up in arms over bow-hunting in area

By Jefferson Dodge
The deer was a lactating doe, which means it had fawns. It had been shot in the hindquarters and had bled to death near a home in the Sugarloaf area, in the foothills west of Boulder.
Thursday, August 22,2013

Eracism: Latino history in Boulder County

The rich, untold Latino history of Boulder County, and why we are telling it

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Back then, the signs in the storefronts read, “No dogs or Mexicans allowed.” Today, unless you’re old enough to have had such images seared into your memory, it’s hard to believe that such hurtful idiocy could ever have existed so openly in our world, but it did.
Thursday, August 15,2013

Students of Ignite Your Potential: Brighter than bright

Minority students in Boulder face unique obstacles in reaching college

By Elizabeth Miller
Jasmine Johnson sees what’s at stake for her future every time she goes to downtown Denver to see her sister’s theater productions. She says it clicked when she was in seventh grade, and they were passing by homeless people out on the street in the cold.
Thursday, August 8,2013

Disinformation: Contamination under Boulder's Dushanbe Teahouse

Were the facts given to city council about contamination twisted to push through the Dushanbe Teahouse project in 1997?

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
In this, the third part of our series, we are examining how the current contaminated location of the teahouse came to be chosen from among the dozens of potential sites that were available to the project at the time of its construction in 1997.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Speeding into the future

Longmont resident developing tube-travel system prototype

By Meredith J. Graham
When Daryl Oster was a young boy living on his family’s farm outside of Greeley, he used to go with his father to the salvage yard to pick up supplies. That’s where he became acquainted with pneumatic tubes — like the contraptions banks used to suck your deposit from your car to the teller’s desk.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Nationwide sting recovers more than 100 trafficked children, 9 in Denver

By Elizabeth Miller
A nationwide sweep to search for children who were being commercially sexually exploited found 106 juvenile victims of sex trafficking nationwide, nine of whom were recovered by efforts coordinated by the Denver division of the FBI.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Boulder's Ignite Your Potential: Shooting for the stars

Graduates from Ignite Your Potential course, in their own words

By Elizabeth Miller
In a world full of opportunities, and a town with so many people privileged to take full advantage of them, sometimes we forget that not everyone has it so easy. Not everyone comes from a background of even knowing what it takes to get into college, how to apply and how to afford it.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Boulder's University Hill faces ban on booze

City council considers stricter Hill liquor laws that have business owners up in arms

By Steve Weishampel
Not a whole lot of college students drink wine. Beer, yes, sometimes copious amounts. Hard liquor, of course, often in 1-ounce glasses. But under new ordinances that Boulder City Council will consider this fall, potential bar and restaurant owners on University Hill had better hope student tastes change.
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