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Monday, March 10,2014

Bag fee reduces paper and plastic bag use by 68 percent

Turns out, 10 cents matters

By Elizabeth Miller
It started costing $.10 each at the grocery line six months ago when a new city initiative began requiring grocery stores to charge a fee per disposable bag. Here's the results.
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Thursday, February 27,2014

High altitude snow-bound

Colorado ski mountaineer sets sights on skiing the ‘Alaska Family’

By Elizabeth Miller
Anton Sponar, who spends his summers guiding in Chile, has mapped out a plan to spend the early summer in Alaska, working on the trio of peaks called the “Alaska Family,” Mount McKinley, Mount Foraker and Mount Hunter, over a six-week period.
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Thursday, February 20,2014

Chronicles of pain and passion

Banff film tour brings a little agony, and a lot of visual fun

By Elizabeth Miller
“The two of us have never done a bike tour and we thought it would be pretty cool to do a bike tour, we’re pretty good friends, we’ve traveled a lot, and, you know, it’s all culminated in the worst trip of our lives,” Honnold says in the film trailer.
Thursday, February 20,2014

A home worth the fight

Longmont Housing Authority change keeps medical marijuana patient in her home

By Elizabeth Miller
A Longmont resident has finally learned that her use of medical marijuana to manage the residual pain of having become a quadriplegic in a car accident 11 years ago is not going to lead to the loss of the housing voucher that she depends on.
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Thursday, February 13,2014

BIFF: Get over your Everest ennui

Two films recall the history and renew the inspiration of the Himalayas

By Elizabeth Miller
Two film’s at this year’s Boulder International Film Festival, High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 and Keeper of the Mountains, deliver the stories of people who went to Nepal shortly after it opened to tourists in 1960 to pursue its Himalayan peaks.
Wednesday, February 12,2014

BIFF: A tale of two mining towns

‘Uranium Drive-In’ gives voice to rural communities

By Elizabeth Miller
Film examines two years in the life of two Colorado communities grappling with economic and environmental conflicts.
Wednesday, February 12,2014

BIFF: Smaller than life

‘Tiny’ breaks out of the fourth wall in talks about making a home

By Elizabeth Miller
Documentary looks into the tiny house phenomenon.
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Thursday, February 6,2014

Head-to-toe news from the OR show

We came, we got overwhelmed, we learned some new things

By Elizabeth Miller
Boulder Weekly had a staffer who was flitting in and out among the booths of the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, scoping out some of the latest in outdoor gear for the coming season. Here are a few products that caught some attention
Thursday, February 6,2014

Study associates some birth defects with proximity to natural gas development

Study associates some birth defects with proximity to natural gas development

By Elizabeth Miller
Living near hydraulic fracturing (fracking) sites may increase the risk of some birth defects, according to a new study, though the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has countered that the findings indicate association, not causation, and should not cause great concern.
Tuesday, February 4,2014

Annual BoCan eagle nesting closures announced

Boulder Ranger District names sites for climbing bans until July 31

By Elizabeth Miller
To keep golden eagles happily in their nests this spring season, the Boulder Ranger District of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests has temporarily closed some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon.
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