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Thursday, February 14,2013

BIFF 2013: A tale of hope and defiance during the Holocaust

In 'Defiant Requiem,' music becomes an act of rebellion

By Jefferson Dodge
When Czech conductor Rafael Schächter was imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp during World War II, one of the musical scores he brought with him was Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem.
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Thursday, February 7,2013

Advocates: Chicken flap belies true egg industry practices

By Jefferson Dodge
When Grant Family Farms in Wellington declared bankruptcy in December and announced that it didn’t have enough feed to keep its chickens alive, it prompted an outpouring of support from surrounding communities. People descended on the farm to adopt hens before they were killed.
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Thursday, February 7,2013

Outcry prompts Longmont school to remove pro-gun link from website

By Jefferson Dodge
After a parent’s protest, a Longmont middle school that had a link on its home page to political websites touting gun rights and Tea Party messages has removed the link and apologized.
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Thursday, January 24,2013

Debate over fracking intensifies

Research findings, legal filings add fuel to the feud

By Jefferson Dodge
The local battle over fracking has been heating up this week on several fronts, from a new study on oil and gas impacts on ozone levels to volleys fired in the city of Longmont’s legal defense of its ban on hydraulic fracturing.
Thursday, December 20,2012

From board to bread

Former carpenter turned to his culinary roots for Longmont restaurant

By Jefferson Dodge
Art Maestas has the hands of a carpenter. But it’s the warm welcome in his eyes and smile that are most striking when you walk into his Longmont restaurant, the Santa Fe Coffee & Burrito Company.
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Thursday, December 13,2012

Sticker shock nixes Republican’s recount effort

By Jefferson Dodge
A Republican candidate for state legislature requested a recount of Boulder County’s election results last week in an effort to give election integrity activists an opportunity to examine concerns about how the election was run.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Seasonings greetings

Local chefs offer the recipes — and meaning — behind their favorite holiday dishes

By Jefferson Dodge
When the holidays roll around, it usually means good food — and lots of it. We decided to reach out to prominent local chefs to find out what their favorite dishes are during this special time of year.
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Thursday, November 1,2012

Election activist mulls recount

By Jefferson Dodge
The votes haven’t even been tallied yet, but some local election integrity activists are already considering pushing for a recount of Boulder County’s Nov. 6 ballot count.
Thursday, November 1,2012

Boulder’s foxes in the henhouse

By Jefferson Dodge
At the beginning of Boulder City Council’s Oct. 23 study session on ethics and financial reporting, council member Tim Plass asked the most valuable question of the night.
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Thursday, October 18,2012

Big oil pours money into killing Longmont frack ban

By Jefferson Dodge
Records filed with the city of Longmont confirm that the campaign to defeat the proposed prohibition against fracking within city limits, known as Question 300, has been backed by some heavy hitters.
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