As the ski and snowboarding season is gearing up, people of all levels and abilities will be heading into the high country — some purely for recreation and the sense of freedom that an open mountain can provide, whether impaired or not. But some are heading to the high country to kick some serious butt.
Once upon a time, most people harvested their food directly from the land or sea rather than selecting it from stocked grocery store shelves that bear the same appearance in August as they do in March.
Here in Boulder, people place a lot of emphasis on sustainable living. For Boulderites, sustainability might mean energy efficiency and lowering the community’s carbon footprint. It might mean cultivating local food. But it also might mean creating and sustaining local businesses and jobs.
In Boulder, people like to move. And, while many studies suggest that group fitness and group sports might be the way to go, finding an outlet for group exercise can sometimes be a challenge — especially in a community as transient and busy as Boulder.
In Colorado, a place well-known for outdoor recreation and being home to the Rocky Mountains and their wealth of flora and fauna, balancing the love of the outdoors with the mandates of the Wilderness Act may be of vital importance to the protection of these lands.
For people who understand compost but are unfamiliar with compost tea, the reaction to the microbial-rich liquid brewed from compost is oftentimes repulsion — that is, until they realize it is to be applied to plants and trees, and not ingested by humans.
For more than a decade, beekeepers around the country have experienced devastating honeybee losses, with some reporting losses as high as 80 percent. Not many industries can survive that magnitude of loss and still be in business to talk about it.