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Thursday, October 24,2013

A mountain of preventive medicine

Professional guiding association adjusts, adding unprecedented high altitude medicine seminar

By Elizabeth Miller
Nothing compares to the experience of being in the mountains at altitude, taking in the views, breathing crisp, clean air, hearing the first bubble of a stream at its nascent spring and seeing the tundra climate shrink our world down to miniature — tiny flowers, tiny shrubs, tiny pikas running among them. It’s priceless.
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Thursday, October 3,2013

One runner's high: 'In the High Country' at Adventure Film Festival

Impressionistic portrait of ultrarunner Anton Krupicka to screen at Adventure Film Festival

By Elizabeth Miller
If you want to get to know an ultrarunner, it takes more than spending a mile in his shoes. In fact, forget the shoes. Spend miles alongside him everywhere from the rolling asphalt of roads in farm country Nebraska to the foothills he frequents in training runs to the high, snowy peaks he revisits and explores in varying conditions.
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Thursday, October 3,2013

Looking away from the past: 'Duk County' at Adventure Film Festival

Documentary on curing blindness shines a light on South Sudan’s turbulent history — and future

By Elizabeth Miller
Jordan Campbell’s journey to South Sudan, and the film documenting the volunteer work of eye doctors from the U.S. there, started far across the globe in Tibet.
Thursday, September 26,2013

The new environmental frontier

Local author argues for viewing climate change from a business perspective

By Elizabeth Miller
In Thomas Stoner's book Small Change, Big Gains: Reflections of an Energy Entrepreneur he makes a case for taking the environmental movement to the free market.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Digging out from carbon dioxide emissions

New EPA rules on power plants only confirm energy industry’s move away from coal

By Elizabeth Miller
In announcing the first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new coal-fired power plants on Friday, Sept. 20, the Environmental Protection Agency in some sense brought to a close a 10-year struggle by environmental groups to see the agency regulate carbon dioxide emissions.
Friday, September 20,2013

A green city works to save a blue planet

Boulder dries out enough to host third annual Making Waves

By Elizabeth Miller
While Boulder will always be better known for its mountains than its beaches, this week, the city will be recognized as a community invested in ocean health.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Mark Rothko: The vanishing figure

Denver Art Museum charts Rothko’s decade-long move from surrealist to modernist master

By Elizabeth Miller
If it is true, as Mark Rothko has said, that art lives in the eye of its viewers, then what comes to life in the Denver Art Museum exhibition of his work is the most formative decade of his life.
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Thursday, September 19,2013

Snow wonder: Ski film 'Valhalla' captures the joy of a powder quest

Newest skiing film from Sweetgrass to screen in Boulder Sept. 26

By Elizabeth Miller
Rumor has it the first snow has fallen on the high peaks in Colorado — just a dusting, a promise of things to come. The bubble of hope and possibility rising in the chests of every would-be ski bum at the thought of that is what the latest film from Sweetgrass Productions, Valhalla, looks to latch onto and lift the ski industry to new heights.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Mental health could take a toll, particularly for children, after Boulder County flood

By Elizabeth Miller
As the waters recede and homes are repaired and scrubbed clean, the less visible ripples of the recent floods may begin to appear: the invisible emotional and psychological damage of the stress of having survived a natural disaster.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Too soon to estimate infrastructure costs and repairs

By Elizabeth Miller
At this point, how many miles of road need replacing and bridges need rebuilding is still being tallied. Lingering floodwaters delayed the inspections by Colorado Department of Transportation staff and Xcel Energy that would be the first step in establishing a firm timeline and dollar amount for the infrastructure recovery facing Colorado after massive floods.
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