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Thursday, September 26,2013

Superefficient housing competition

University groups involved in quest for sustainable low-income housing

By Camilla Sterne
When the real estate market reached its lowest point in decades four years ago, the Denver Housing Authority was faced with a dilemma. What would it do with the parcels of land throughout Denver where development would have to be postponed until the market improved?
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Thursday, August 22,2013

Meagan Chandler’s unusual muse

Boulder singer releases album inspired by the wisdom of the body

By Camilla Sterne
Meagan Chandler’s body is her instrument. Well, technically her voice is her instrument, but the vivacious singer draws her lyrics and one-of-a-kind music from bodily inspiration. Her voice, she says, “just happens to make noise.”
Thursday, August 22,2013

Stirring the dust at Rocky Flats

Book re-release chronicles new developments at Rocky Flats and the history and value of civil disobedience

By Camilla Sterne
When the 23-year-old Joe Daniel was assigned to cover the Rocky Flats protests in 1978 as a reporter and photojournalist for the Colorado Daily, he didn’t realize the story he was sitting on. He couldn’t foresee that a one-day protest would turn into an anti-nuclear-weapons movement, and that it would result in him publishing not one book, but two.
Thursday, August 15,2013

Boulder County hop growers contribute to craft beers

By Camilla Sterne
The female Humulus lupulus, or hop plant, is something that all beer drinkers encounter every time they indulge in a cold one.
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Thursday, August 8,2013

Transformative festival Arises

Music, speakers, environmental ethos converge in Loveland

By Camilla Sterne
Music festivals have become far more than a gathering of bands and have morphed into a sub-cultural phenomenon that emphasize collaboration, ritual and enlightenment and strive to leave attendees transformed.
Thursday, July 25,2013

Animal behaviorists flock to Boulder

By Camilla Sterne
The Superb Starling is named for its iridescent blue and orange plumage and is evoked in a Wynton Marasalis song for its complex and collective birdsong, consisting of warbling, trills and chattering.
Thursday, July 18,2013

The pickling revolution takes Boulder

By Camilla Sterne
Throughout Boulder County, citizens and businesses alike are lining their shelves and pantries with a similar assortment of carefully pickled goods. A long-standing cross-cultural tradition has found its place in the community, in the form of instructive classes and local products.
Thursday, July 11,2013

Celebrated professional tango dancers open Boulder Tango Studio

By Camilla Sterne
To hear a person talk about tango is to witness a blushing love affair. They’ll speak of the heart, of an unspoken connection between partners, of passion; they might even go so far as to call it an addiction. To hear tango dancers describe their art is to be a voyeur of smoldering intimacy, one that is only understood by those who are in on the secret.
Thursday, July 11,2013

Getting lost leads to building community

By Camilla Sterne
In April 2003, Pam Gilbert was hiking through the rocky and canyon-laden Andes when she and her Ecuadorian tour guide lost their way. It was sunny, and the steep slopes were sprinkled with thatched-roof huts. Two young boys planting fava beans noticed their plight from across the canyon, and walked an hour and a half out of their way to lead the two to safety. Gilbert was struck by the boys’ altruism and sense of community, and then the boys, Pedro and Lautaro, mentioned that they walked two hours every day in an attempt receive an education.
Thursday, June 27,2013

Food for all — almost

Why Boulder community café Peace-n-Carrots was never realized

By Camilla Sterne
Outside, a homeless man sits in a covered wheelchair vending The Voice. His red plaid shirt hangs from his insubstantial frame, and the American flag on his chair flutters minutely in the lunch hour heat. Beside him, two young men sit checking out female passersby, cooing with feigned subtlety. Through the shop door, patrons are met with air-conditioned relief.
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