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Thursday, February 5,2015

Don't get taken

Locksmith industry still scam prone in unregulated Colorado

By Elizabeth Miller
When Longmont resident Nikki Kayser needed to replace the deadbolt on her door on Thanksgiving Day, she turned to the Internet for a locksmith who would work holidays, and found herself connecting to someone through a personal cell phone he answered with a gruff “hello” instead of a business name.
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Thursday, January 22,2015

This is play. Not work.

Brendan Leonard’s day job is to remind outdoorsy folks to have a little more fun

By Elizabeth Miller
When Brendan Leonard found the Banff Mountain Film Festival — and Denver’s Paramount Theatre — filled with puffy coat-wearing people cheering to outdoor exploits, he declared, “Yes, these are my people. I found my people. I imagine some people feel that at a Broncos game or whatever, but that was it for me.
Thursday, January 15,2015

A career in keeping you scared of the dark

Author Stephen Graham Jones on the whys and hows of horror

By Elizabeth Miller
He’s talking about approaching being a writer like carpentry; some stories flow from a place in need of bloodletting, and some simply need to be hammered together. He prides himself on being able to take those assignments and build some furniture.
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Thursday, January 15,2015

Ground-level gods

A few days on foot in India reveals the everyday divine story and photos

By Elizabeth Miller
Mine, through India’s lower Himalaya, wandered in and out of valleys cut by streams that whispered of centuries of monsoon seasons, the boulders rolled to smooth edges and polished nearly white. Some of the houses we walked by were painted blue or yellow, but most were offwhite or gray.
Thursday, January 15,2015

Latino community reluctant to call 911, study finds

Police distrust, language barriers cited among reasons for avoiding emergency services

By Elizabeth Miller
During a heart attack, cardiac arrest event or stroke, the minutes that pass before medical care is administered can cost heart muscle and brain function, but emergency medicine physician Comilla Sasson, who works at the University of Colorado...
Thursday, January 8,2015

Venturing off the pavement

William Matthews retrospective only looks like a history lesson

By Elizabeth Miller
Choose to ride. He’ll take you to places far from the well-paved habitats of most mere mortal westerners and into the timeless world of American cowboys. His subjects may look like they strode out of the historic Wild West, but in reality they’re men living and breathing today, still roping steer and riding hard.
Wednesday, December 31,2014

Living in the light

How five young people are using their personal stories to change the conversation on immigration

By Elizabeth Miller
The day after Oscar Juarez publicly announced his immigration status — undocumented, brought to the U.S.
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Tuesday, December 30,2014

A quest for honest heroes

By Elizabeth Miller
No one has ever lived on the sides of Cerro Torre for more than a few days, and yet the peak has been home to mythic accomplishments, heated controversy, a battleground of climbing ethics and philosophical questions on the innate value of truth, the freedom of climbers and the legacy of mountaineering.
Thursday, December 4,2014

Everything here is terrible

By Elizabeth Miller
And the perpetually difficult job was one in which I worked as a “research assistant” for a college professor, a nice and entirely inappropriate title, as the job I was just a couple weeks into at that point was rapidly losing any common ground it had once shared with what I believed I had been hired to do, in all the least promising ways.
Wednesday, November 26,2014

Same language, new story

BMoCA exhibit on Romanian painting a rare look into a dark world

By Elizabeth Miller
Among the anachronisms likely to linger in former Communist-bloc countries, where borders were closed and travel limited for half a century, one might not expect to find figurative painting. But for a
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