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Thursday, February 14,2013

BIFF 2013: Buying some time for a climate change movement

Tim DeChristopher’s fraudulent auction bids and activism in 'Bidder 70'

By Elizabeth Miller
Tim DeChristopher was a 27-year-old University of Utah economics student who’d spent five years teaching at-risk kids and was just beginning to get involved in activism around climate change when he found himself at a Bureau of Land Management land sale bidding on $1.8 million in leases.
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Thursday, February 7,2013

Not so endless love

Museum of Broken Relationships displays artifacts from romance gone wrong

By Elizabeth Miller
When the Museum of Broken Relationships put out a press release in November announcing an upcoming exhibition in Boulder, it began with a question: Do happy people break up too?
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Thursday, January 24,2013

Stormy inspiration

Photographer David Mayhew aims his lens at the dark sky

By Elizabeth Miller
At one point in his life, David Mayhew gave up on art.
Thursday, January 17,2013

Weather permitting: Patagonian storms push a Boulder climber to test new skills

By Elizabeth Miller
Christmas saw snowy weather around the Patagonian peak Fitz Roy, and Boulder residents Jonathan Byers and Joaquin Espinosa camped at its base, huddled together, wishing for better weather and wondering what would come of the summits both traveled to Patagonia to attempt.
Thursday, January 10,2013

A gentle hand: Boulderite Jan Mitchell makes a difference in Africa

By Elizabeth Miller
Jan Mitchell is going to have to buy a donkey for a family in Ghana. It’s good news.
Thursday, January 10,2013

Paving a contaminated parkway

Activists warn of plutonium under proposed Jefferson Parkway

By Elizabeth Miller
Rather than expose those workers and people living downwind by moving dirt, the EPA opted to leave the contaminants — arsenic and plutonium — in place in the hopes that the occasional windstorm and the activity of as many as 18 burrowing species of animals and insects in the area would present less risk than moving tons of dirt.
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Thursday, January 3,2013

Facing your neighbors

Denver art exhibit illustrates refugees from Burma in Colorado

By Elizabeth Miller
A group exhibit of mixed media portraits opening at Core New Art Space on Jan. 4 is putting a face on a faceless population in Colorado — groups of refugees from Burma who have arrived in increasing numbers over the last 15 years and been met with all the struggles of strangers in a strange land.
Thursday, December 27,2012

Secrets under the snow: Vail celebrates 50 years

By Elizabeth Miller
Half a century ago, John Donovan went to his boss saying he wanted to relocate to an office with a ski area nearby. He was pointed toward the October issue of Sports Illustrated and a story about an upstart group of veterans who had picked a valley in Colorado to be home to a new ski resort.
Thursday, December 27,2012

Person of the Year runner up: James Balog of Chasing Ice

By Elizabeth Miller
The film tells the story behind the Extreme Ice Survey, a project Balog undertook in 2007 that stationed 30 cameras set to take a photo of glaciers once every day-lit hour, at 15 locations around the world.
Thursday, December 13,2012

Longmont woman caught between two laws

Mother, son face eviction due to federal housing conflict with state medical marijuana program

By Elizabeth Miller
The last time Ashley Weber turned her head to look to the side, it was to watch the drunk driver who had just wrecked the truck she was a passenger in walk away from the car.
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