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Thursday, December 13,2012

Where are Boulder’s 24-hour eats?

By Alyssa Hurst
It’s 3 a.m., studying isn’t going well, and your eyes are starting to feel heavy. If you could just find a nearby place to grab a snack, drink some late-night caffeine and focus, all would not be lost. Unfortunately, you live in Boulder and the pickings are incredibly slim.
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Thursday, December 13,2012

The future of wind energy in question

Deadline approaches for renewal of the wind energy Production Tax Credit

By Alyssa Hurst
Each year that the wind Production Tax Credit has been allowed to expire, the wind energy industry has seen major declines. This year, wind energy faces that possibility for a fourth time in the credit’s 20-year life span.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Rubber, fashion and a greener gift to give

10 years of making accessories out of inner tubes

By Alyssa Hurst
As she floated down Boulder Creek on a summer afternoon in 2002, Heather English says, she realized that the smooth black rubber of her inner tube might be just the thing to satisfy her search for a vegan handbag.
Thursday, November 29,2012

Shopping Pearl Street Mall on a $20 budget

Boulder’s main drag at affordable prices

By Alyssa Hurst
The holidays roll around and most of my friends and family get some lovely homemade cookies wrapped up in red and green cellophane on a mighty decorative plastic plate.
Wednesday, November 21,2012

Local couple rolls up success

Boulder-based Veggie-Go’s founders focus on approachable, snack-able, GMO-free veggies

By Alyssa Hurst
Sweet potato pie might be hitting some holiday dinner tables in a very different form this year — and it’ll be chewier, but a lot healthier. It’s just one of the flavors of fruit and vegetable leather created by Boulder’s own John and Lisa McHugh.
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Thursday, November 15,2012

Colorado forests, they are a-changin’

CU-Boulder scientist Tim Seastedt says climate change will affect wildfires, change forests

By Alyssa Hurst
The heat of climate change has been felt with intensity here in Colorado. This summer, fires like the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs and Boulder’s Flagstaff Fire ravaged the state.
Thursday, November 8,2012

Falling in love with Bhutan

Boulder resident Clyda Stafford recounts her recent trip to the captivating Bhutan

By Alyssa Hurst
Bhutan is not an easy place to get to, or to get around in. Just getting to Bhutan costs a small fortune, but for Clyda Stafford, the price was worth it.
Thursday, November 1,2012

The Bräuler growler effect

By Alyssa Hurst
From the traditional glass growler to customizable clay-fired ones to newly developed stainless steel growlers, the options are plentiful, but when it comes to the Bräuler growler from The Zythos Project, its food-grade stainless steel body is not the only selling point.
Friday, October 26,2012

Entertaining options through the winter months

By Alyssa Hurst
This December, the White Christmas Ball will return to impart a little bit of that ’40s charm on its guests.
Thursday, October 11,2012

Dressed Up Salad Dressing brings flavor, color and, most importantly, nutrition

By Alyssa Hurst
When Jamie Corder and Aryn Schlichting started “eating happy” in 2010, they realized that one aspect of their diet was still unhappy. As they wandered down the salad aisle, they could not find a dressing that matched their needs.