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Thursday, November 1,2012

Too much of a good thing

Legislation proposes to sell ‘excess’ federal lands

By Elizabeth Miller
Environmental legislation often masquerades under other banners. Few come at it as straightforwardly as H.R. 1126, the latest incarnation of legislation to require the secretary of the interior to auction off federal lands.
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Friday, October 26,2012

50 years of skiing Colorado

By Elizabeth Miller
Talk to a skier who learned in the ’60s and they’ll tell stories of coaches imported from Europe to teach Americans how to tackle obstacles like moguls — knees together! — and ski edges sharp enough to shred your ski pants. Our rocker skis, wide leg stance and Gortex pants are a long ways from those experiences.
Thursday, October 25,2012

Visiting a haunting history

Photographer captures abandoned mental hospitals

By Elizabeth Miller
When people find out that Ralena Gordon spends her time photographing abandoned mental institutions, often the first question they ask is about ghosts.
Thursday, October 18,2012

Oceans studied and celebrated at second annual Making Waves

By Elizabeth Miller
The awe children have for sea life, the blissful indulgence of the beach and the intrigue of Scuba diving deep into the sea — that’s all part of the ethos feeding the second annual Making Waves ocean symposium, hosted by the Colorado Ocean Coalition on Oct. 20 and 21.
Thursday, October 18,2012

Jessica Ridgeway: Local schools respond to Jessica’s death

Officials suggest talking to kids, staying vigilant

By Elizabeth Miller
The first thing kids often ask in the face of a tragedy is, “Why?” Unfortunately, that’s the same question adults have a tough time answering.
Tuesday, October 16,2012

Levi Leipheimer, USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner, terminated from cycling team contract

By Elizabeth Miller
Levi Leipheimer, winner of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge and a stage winner in this year’s Pro Cycling Challenge, has just seen his contract with Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team terminated, effective immediately.
Thursday, October 11,2012

Boulder writer James Dziezynski spills on his summits, secret and otherwise

By Elizabeth Miller
In the early 2000s, Boulder Weekly sent freelance writer James Dziezynski out to research a series of stories on great, little-known places to hike around town.
Thursday, October 11,2012

Hunting for conservation

Legislation aims for hunting access, but would destroy wildlife populations

By Elizabeth Miller
Officially designated wilderness areas would be protected, but primitive areas not officially marked as roadless wilderness areas would be a different matter.
Thursday, October 4,2012

Tall tales

Festival's films explore the nature of adventure

By Elizabeth Miller
Not every journey ends in an exclamation point. When Matt Segal, Eric Decaria and John Dickey went to Kyrgyzstan to climb its massive, granite walls, they didn’t go to set up a new route or pioneer a new area. But they took video cameras anyway, and filmed what they did do.
Thursday, September 27,2012

Man gone wild

Primitive skills could save your life — and open your eyes

By Elizabeth Miller
One week in fall several years ago, Douglas Hill went into the woods. What came out of the woods was a different man.
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