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Thursday, June 14,2012

Mud, friends and the pursuit of happiness

By Adrienne Saia Isaac
Paying upwards of $90 to run (sometimes bike) and crash through military-style obstacles isn’t exactly the typical way to spend a Saturday. So why are adventure races gaining in popularity?
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Thursday, March 29,2012

Dressing up your drinks for spring

By Adrienne Saia Isaac
Trying to eat better this spring? Or at least trying to look better when you bust out the shorts and swimsuits this summer? Boulder Weekly sat down with James Lee, owner/partner of Blackbelly Catering and The Bitter Bar to discuss his favorite seasonal drinks and ways to tailor them for the health-conscious.
Thursday, March 1,2012

When work is a labor of love

Glenwood Springs man forges his own sustainable skis and workplace model

By Adrienne Saia Isaac
Matt Cudmore always wanted to own a ski shop. The idea struck Cudmore in his time as a ski instructor in Germany. Three years ago, the 32-year-old found himself drinking beers with his neighbor in his garage and threw the idea out there again.
Thursday, July 8,2010

Local clinician reflects on trip to Haiti

By Adrienne Saia Isaac
Porter, a prosthetist with Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics in Lafayette, spent 14 days in Haiti fitting and constructing prosthetics for people affected by the January 2010 earthquake. The magnitude 7.0 quake rocked the small, poverty-stricken island, leaving an estimated 230,000 people dead and 300,000 injured.
Thursday, June 17,2010

How drunk are you?

iPhone app aims for responsible drinking

By Adrienne Saia Isaac
Earlier this month, the Student Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) Foundation launched its DrinkSafe application for the Apple iPhone. The nonprofit is based in Boulder, and was in part launched by University of Colorado students and Matthew W.
Thursday, June 10,2010

Local woman skis to fight hunger

By Adrienne Saia Isaac
A first glance, Melanie Miller seems like the typical Colorado athlete. She’s skied every major mountain around, and she’d tele in the backcountry if she has her choice. When asked about her most extreme skiing experience to date, she says, “Seven Springs in Pittsburgh.
Friday, May 14,2010

Local clinician brings gift of mobility to Haiti

By Adrienne Saia Isaac
Stephanie Porter opens a box and pulls out a small brown foot. She then removes a metal pylon and a plastic socket from the box. She grimaces as she inserts the foot into the metal “bone” and the bone into the plastic socket. “We want this to become a part of their body,” she says.
Thursday, March 18,2010

Body Worlds arrives in Denver

By Adrienne Saia Isaac
Organs and cross-sections of specimens make up the bulk of the exhibition. The most stunning parts of the exhibit feature full-size human bodies posed to enhance musculature and showcase different parts of the body.
Friday, March 12,2010

Boulder chiropractor brings state-of-the-art machine to the West

By Adrienne Saia Isaac
Many hardcore athletes and weekend warriors call Boulder home, enjoying the area’s hiking trails, cycling routes and nearby ski resorts. So it makes sense that chiropractor Sande Jacobson, an avid skier and golfer, would move his Living Health and Wellness Center to Boulder. A Philadelphia native, Jacobson has practiced for 18 years, combining traditional chiropractic techniques with nutrition counseling and other holistic practices.
Tuesday, March 9,2010

Mike Doughty scraps the band

By Adrienne Saia Isaac
When Mike Doughty released Sad Man Happy Man this past October, he wasn’t sure how his fans were going to react. The former Soul Coughing front man has been putting out albums on his own since 2002. The popular “Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well,” off 2005’s Haughty Melodic, was featured on the television show, Grey’s Anatomy. But when he released his last solo effort, Golden Delicious, in 2008, his fans blasted it for being too poppy and overproduced.