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Thursday, June 20,2013

Speeding toward fitness

Trainers debate the benefits of short workouts

By Tate Zandstra
"A seven-minute workout can be efficacious,” says Glen Cordoza, co-author of Power Speed Endurance: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training, a book detailing Crossfit founder and triathlon coach Brian MacKenzie’s revolutionary short, intense approach to training.
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Thursday, November 1,2012

Many close calls later

Mountaineer and author Simon Yates is still chasing first ascents

By Tate Zandstra
"It was a miracle really, that neither of us were killed,” says Simon Yates. “We were in this really narrow couloir on Makron Chhish, myself and another guy, when just a massive amount of rockfall started coming down.”
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Thursday, August 9,2012

Undeniable Denali

Climbers recount a journey to North Americas tallest peak

By Tate Zandstra
He looked bizarre, totally out of place, this Pakistani climber in ragged, old mountaineering clothes, alone, shaking our tent while we tried to sleep, asking frantically for a satellite phone,” says University of Colorado alum and Denver-based mountaineer Alex Harz, recounting a night high on a flank of North America’s tallest peak, Denali.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Just a little loan

Microloans boost sustainable businesses at home in addition to overseas

By Tate Zandstra
Organic, local, sustainable food seems to be a growing trend in America, but it’s also a trend that almost inevitably means higher prices.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Conserving Colorado’s golden goose

Colorado’s Greenway Initiative could increase green space and contribute to the local economy

By Tate Zandstra
The conservation of our resources,” former president Theodore Roosevelt once said, “is the fundamental question before this nation.”
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Thursday, March 8,2012

Mixing up martial arts

A boxer’s story about turning into a coach

By Tate Zandstra
Verno turned around, the spotlights were on him and he was shadowboxing, getting ready to walk out to the ring for his fight, and he looked at me and said, ‘Bro, you all right?’
Thursday, September 1,2011

Revising history

By Tate Zandstra
"I want it to be torn down, it needs to be,” Amy Levine says of the Eldorado Corner Market, where she works. “The gas pumps don’t work right; sometimes they give too much, which cuts into profits, and the place is just dilapidated. It needs to be torn down.”
Thursday, August 18,2011

Pitching ideas for a new planet

Eco-town among Common plans for changing the world

By Tate Zandstra
Intimacy, however, can mean so many things. In this case, it is the desire of everyday people to live in a sustainable town of energy-efficient homes clustered around a center of cafes, theaters and other small businesses, with organic farms surrounding it all. His concept of an eco-town, called Prairie Sage, is just that, but according to Davies, it can’t be compared to the old-style hippie commune.surrounding it all.
Thursday, August 11,2011

Locals recall Pioneer Inn's wild days as it turns 40

By Tate Zandstra
"People would just start shaking, and the room would go quiet,” a man known as “Cajun” Dave Harbour says of those long-ago Friday nights when Grande Rojo, a gigantic miner, would stride through Nederland’s historic bar, the Pioneer Inn. If you were a cheat, a thief, or a wife-beater, Grande Rojo would hear about it and dispense bare-fisted frontier justice. “He hit one guy so hard he flipped over twice,” Harbour says.
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