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Monday, April 29,2013

Boulderite in the running for best job ever

By Elizabeth Miller
Ryan Van Duzer hasn’t had a written resume in years. He’s made a living having adventures, making videos of them and giving inspirational talks about the approach to life that has him venturing off the beaten path on a daily basis.
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Thursday, April 18,2013

High-altitude education

Khumbu Climbing Center fundraises to finish climbing school, community center in Nepal

By Elizabeth Miller
The story of climbers at Everest wanting to give back to the people living in the Himalayan foothills of the world’s tallest peak is as old as the stories of climbers visiting the top of Everest itself.
Thursday, April 11,2013

Naropa's matchbox art fundraiser: Sparked to make a difference

Naropa professor, students plan return to Cambodia to teach art therapy

By Elizabeth Miller
The drawing shows a purple bird’s nest holding five eggs, each a different color, balanced on the limb of a tree. Filling the sky around the tree branches is a crowd of birds, open V shapes drawn in orange pastel. It’s a simple drawing, but a big story.
Thursday, April 11,2013

The conservator’s dilemma at Denver's Clyfford Still Museum

Preserving the Clyfford Still collection raises questions about artist intent and viewer experience

By Elizabeth Miller
In the back corner of the Clyfford Still Museum, a glass door allows partial views of the interior of the conservation studio, where every few days, a new painting is unrolled and the work of preparing it to be exhibited — often, for the very first time — begins.
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Thursday, April 11,2013

Rock climber, base jumper Steph Davis: Flying fearless

Utah woman's new book charts her story connecting rock climbing and base jumping

By Elizabeth Miller
Even after hundreds of skydives and base jumps, Steph Davis says, stepping to the edge of that cliff still brings up a bubble of fear.
Thursday, March 28,2013

A greener way to grow

Local company cuts energy loss from greenhouses

By Elizabeth Miller
Shopping only for local produce, or growing all of your own, sounds great until you remember one thing: avocados. And then tangerines, mangos, papayas, passion fruit — fresh-squeezed orange juice. Banana smoothies.
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Thursday, March 28,2013

Finished with a flourish

Cat skiing at Monarch with the Liberty Skis crew leads to meditations and one mutilated ski jacket

By Elizabeth Miller
With each turn of my skis, snow sloughs off the steep chute and cascades down toward the basin below. It’s not enough snow to be frightening, certainly, but enough to feel like I really am off the beaten track. And that, of course, is the point.
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Thursday, March 14,2013

Women's outdoor adventures: Changing choice

Women and girls outdoors program works to change lives by reshaping decisions

By Elizabeth Miller
On a sunny September afternoon in Vedauwoo, Wyo., Mary Jackson stands addressing a group of six women, drawing three circles in the sand with the toe of her shoe.
Thursday, March 14,2013

An ocean to learn from

Author David Helvarg comes to talk about how California’s ocean management techniques could apply in Colorado’s mountains

By Elizabeth Miller
Journalist and ocean organizer David Helvarg is attending this month’s Colorado Ocean Coalition Blue Drinks to talk about his new book, The Golden Shore. On its surface, Helvarg’s latest book offers a lengthy history of California and Californians’ relationship to the ocean and their 11,000 miles of coastline.
Thursday, March 7,2013

Georgia O'Keeffe at the Denver Art Museum: Far from flowers

O’Keeffe exhibition shows her place in the world beyond petals, into landscapes, spiritual objects and early expressionism

By Elizabeth Miller
What O’Keeffe found, when she came to New Mexico, was a place where her study of line moved from the verticals of the New York City skyscrapers that championed America’s rise as an industrial power to the horizontal adobe structures and mesas of New Mexico — another American icon, but one much more about native people and ancient traditions than the rise of a new world superpower.
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