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Wednesday, November 9,2011

Waste-to-energy or zero waste?

By Blair Madole
While Front Range Landfill and the town of Erie have decided to follow the waste-to-energy path by trying to convert the gas from the landfill to electricity, the Boulder-based nonprofit Eco-Cycle favors the zero-waste option by trying to drastically reduce the amount of materials sent to landfills.
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Thursday, November 3,2011

What farmers do during the winter months

By Blair Madole
The recent snow and impending closure of the 2011 Farmers’ Market have many asking where they will get local food for the next few months and what the farmers are doing in the off-season. Though some farm hands will use the time to travel, relax or get a job that is comfortably indoors, many local farms will continue to operate.
Thursday, October 27,2011

Occupy Boulder gets in the Halloween spirit

By Blair Madole
The Occupy Boulder movement has decided to join the Halloween festivities this weekend by urging participants to wear costumes to the rally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Broadway and Canyon intersection.
Thursday, October 27,2011

Authorities seek police impersonators

By Blair Madole
On Oct. 15 at 12:37 a.m., a male motorist driving on North 79th Street in the area of Colorado Highway 52 was contacted by what appeared to be an unmarked police vehicle.
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Thursday, October 20,2011

Celebrate Food Day by eating local

By Blair Madole
The first annual National Food Day is Monday, Oct. 24, and, naturally, Boulder County has decided to engage in the effort with an Eat Local Challenge. Food Day is a national effort to promote healthy and sustainable food and start the process of creating a better food system in the country.
Thursday, October 13,2011

Film questions the practice of circumcision

By Blair Madole
Surgical tools carefully arranged on a table, a screaming baby in a white gown and men singing a blessing. This is a scene in Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon’s documentary Cut: Slicing through the Myths of Circumcision, which will be playing at the Boulder Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.
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Thursday, October 6,2011

The great grilled cheese debate

By Blair Madole
As the leaves turn red, the air becomes crisp, and the politicians go in for that final pre-election teeth whitening, the bears aren’t the only ones concentrating on fattening up before winter hits. Moms all over the country are pulling out the ingredients for beef stew, meat loaf, mashed potatoes and the classic American comfort food: grilled cheese.
Tuesday, September 27,2011

A new kind of therapy … involving a pole

By Blair Madole
An array of brightly colored stilettos are arranged on the floor, there are booty shorts hanging on a rack with a sign reading “For Sale,” feather boas are strung over a shuttered changing screen in the corner, mirrors cover the walls, and eight shiny metal poles reach from floor to ceiling on one side of the large room.
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Thursday, September 22,2011

The steakhouse we didn't know we needed

By Blair Madole
The voids in Boulderites’ stomachs from a lack of one kind of food or another are slowly shrinking, as seasoned restaurateurs continue to seek out new food frontiers and open new locations — often next door.
Thursday, September 15,2011

Creatively building community

Boulder’s Green Streets borrows from a Columbian tradition

By Blair Madole
Though the general rule is not to play in the street for fear of cars, the pedestrians of Boulder will have the opportunity to take over a vehicular domain and do just that this coming weekend.
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