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Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Winter fun for kids

Turn off the TV and make cold weather into family time

By Jefferson Dodge
Just because the weather turns cold and that white stuff starts falling from the sky doesnt mean you should park your kid in front of the television. Boulder County has a plethora of activities that are perfect for children during the winter months. From snow sports to local recreation center programs
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Thursday, October 28,2010

Save journalism education at CU

By Jefferson Dodge
I've noticed that CU officials are fond of saying that "discontinuance is an unfortunate term" when they talk about the closure of the J-School. (And even though a committee is still considering that closure, I think it's a done deal - they just have to study it for a few months to preserve the deliberative spirit of the university.
Thursday, October 21,2010

Tea party crashers

Will upstart movement spoil hopes of Colorado Democrats in Nov. 2 election?

By Jefferson Dodge
Rasmussen Reports released survey results last week showing that Tom Tancredo is now in a statistical dead heat with Democrat John Hickenlooper, when just a couple of months ago it looked as if Hickenlooper would win the race with ease.
Thursday, October 14,2010

Ruffled feathers

Flap over Boulder Creek Festival has nonprofit crying fowl

By Jefferson Dodge
The city of Boulder is expected to seek bids for the management of the Memorial Day weekend event, but Boulder Creek Events, the organization that has run the festival for a dozen years, is questioning the city's motivation and legal authority to do so.
Thursday, September 16,2010

Psychiatrist: Victims need to stay active, keep talking

By Jefferson Dodge
Emily Bucy, a psychiatrist at Boulder Community Hospital, told Boulder Weekly the classic model of the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) created by Elisabeth Kbler-Ross can be applied to a disaster like the loss of a home in a wildfire, but with some differences.
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Thursday, September 16,2010

A wake-up call

By Jefferson Dodge
After all, most of us lead fairly secure, soft, comfortable lives, especially compared to people in Third World countries hell, even compared to parts of the United States.
Thursday, August 26,2010

A meritorious spirit

Songwriter Tift Merritt returns to Colorado

By Jefferson Dodge
To make things even more interesting, the deaths occurred around a couple of her musicians weddings, in spring 2009. Merritt married her longtime boyfriend and drummer, Zeke Hutchins, and bassist Jay Brown had just gotten engaged. All three lost their grandmothers within a period of three weeks.
Thursday, August 19,2010

Freeze tag

Spike in graffiti prompts more arrests, stricter regulation

By Jefferson Dodge
The Vandals Destroying Streets Krew has left its VDSK mark all over the city in recent months. It is composed of at least a half-dozen teenagers who have been responsible for about one-third of the 87 percent increase in graffiti reported over the past year, police say.
Thursday, August 12,2010

Colorado lawmakers eye immigration crackdown

By Jefferson Dodge
Rep. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, spent a week in Arizona earlier this summer. The Colorado lawmaker has a son in Tucson. But this wasn’t just a family visit; it was also a fact-finding mission to bolster his effort to bring Arizona’s anti-immigration laws to Colorado.
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Thursday, August 5,2010

Not Hell Fest after all

By Jefferson Dodge
After all, my Feb. 11 story about the Christian music festival, which was held July 31 south of the reservoir, had outlined a variety of concerns about the event, ranging from traffic congestion to environmental impacts on plants and wildlife around the reservoir.
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