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Thursday, January 29,2015

Fire mitigation tangles with marketplace

Homeowners needing work done to keep insurance struggle to find willing contractors

By Caitlin Rockett
So in January of last year, the county rolled out a program called Wildfire Partners, a group of specialists tasked with helping these residents assess vulnerabilities in their property and do work — from large jobs like cutting trees and replacing...
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Thursday, January 29,2015

Mardi Moore

Making sure all of Boulder County’s LGBT community is served

By Caitlin Rockett
Since taking the helm at Out Boulder in October 2013, Mardi Moore has made Boulder’s LGBT-uniting organization more… well, inclusive.
Thursday, January 8,2015

The mad scientist

The double life of the man behind Boulder-based, one-man project Ballroom Cancer and his search for a place in the city’s music scene

By Caitlin Rockett
with Sheppard channeling Thom Yorke’s delicate falsetto overtop. But listeners are quickly introduced to the scope of Sheppard’s vocal range as he takes on a rich baritone that belies the recent college grad’s age. The result is stripped, poignant and ethereal.
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Thursday, January 8,2015

Statewide survey sheds light on health experiences of LGB but not T high school students for the first time

By Caitlin Rockett
Being a teenager can be tough work — you’re in the business of becoming who you are. For some teens, being who they are means being unlike many of their peers. A recent statewide survey shows just how hard growing up can be for Colorado high school students who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
Wednesday, December 31,2014

Time for Three makes time for Boulder

The three-piece string group brings their ‘classically trained garage band’ back to Boulder

By Caitlin Rockett
“[Boulder is] a second home for us for sure,” says Ranaan Meyer, double bassist for the Indiana-based string trio. “The Colorado Music Festival we consider family. We’ve been there four summers, so this will be our fifth appearance that they are presenting us at — there’s history there,” says Meyer.
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Thursday, December 11,2014

Who’s getting whose goat?

Oil and gas industry-sponsored TV ad is fraught with obfuscation and half-truths

By Caitlin Rockett
Just because we’re on the other side of election season doesn’t mean the advertisements stop. You’ve probably seen it by now: a “Front Range” “organic” farmer telling us that people should support fracking because it helps farmers like her pay for healthcare and their kids’ education.
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Thursday, December 4,2014

Surrendering to gravity

By Caitlin Rockett
I knew there was something strange about John from the first time I met him, but that’s what drew me to him. The black polish on his nails was chipping off and the ebony liner framing his glacial blue eyes was melting in the crushing humidity of East Tennessee in August.
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Wednesday, November 26,2014

A gypsy in the snow

A wounded dog in Manitoba, Canada finds a new lease on life and a new home on the Front Range

By Caitlin Rockett
Dusk was falling on the tiny town of Churchill, Manitoba. It was the first day of November, and a 15-passenger van was trundling along the outskirts of town. The van was carrying a group of adventure
Thursday, November 20,2014

Raising the dead

The second coming of Death From Above 1979

By Caitlin Rockett
Not so long ago, in a land called Toronto, two young men met at a Sonic Youth show (or maybe it was in prison, or on a pirate ship, or perhaps on ChristianMingle.com — this part of the story is murky).
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Thursday, November 20,2014

Oops, we forgot to study that

U.S. nonprofits file suit against Food and Drug Administration over ractopamine in our meat

By Caitlin Rockett
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is no stranger to allegations of under-regulation, but among recent criticisms is the agency’s repeated approval of a series of veterinary drugs based on ractopamine, a growth-producing supplement that has U.S. nonprofits filing lawsuits against the agency.
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