<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Articles]]> <![CDATA[How to lift up America’s middle class]]> <![CDATA[ToddCare]]> <![CDATA[Universal health care for Colorado]]> <![CDATA[LETTERS]]> <![CDATA[Boulder City Council weighs how to tax, regulate short-term housing rentals]]> On Thursday, Aug. 27, the Boulder City Council will determine the fate of two ordinances that seek to regulate and tax short-term rentals of homes within the city. One ordinance will codify rules and regulations for any Boulder homeowner wishing to rent their home on a short-term basis on sites like Airbnb and VRBO. Those regulations could include home inspections and license requirements. The other ordinance would put forth on the November ballot a question to raise about $400,000 through a 7.5 percent tax on these short-term rentals.]]> <![CDATA[Someone like me]]> Some may call Jeanette Vizguerra an advocate, a leader, a hero. Still others label her illegal. But she identifies herself as a mother — “A mother that loves her children so much and that is going to do anything that is needed to be with them always,” she says, via an interpreter.]]> <![CDATA[The US and India compete to have the largest solar power field in the world]]> The U.S. Navy is investing in what will be the largest solar farm in the world in order to provide power for 14 of its bases. The climate of Arizona, where the two earlier phases of the Mesquite solar farm are already up and running, provides 300 days of sunshine a year. And the Navy’s deal to extend the farm is the largest purchase of renewable energy ever made by a U.S. federal government agency.]]> <![CDATA[eco-briefs]]> Scientists at North Carolina State University conducted the as-yet unpublished research. They tested 20 rivers and streams throughout North Carolina for contaminants known to disrupt hormones finding 43 of the 135 contaminants they were looking for.]]> <![CDATA[Cuba at the crossroads]]> This was my father’s car, and now it is mine,” says our taxi driver. “And this is my son, and he will start driving it soon, too.” He nods toward the dark-haired boy in the front passenger seat. My 14-year-old son and I are in Cuba in mid- June, rattling in the backseat of a 1950s Buick headed for Central Havana. We’ve brought a rolling suitcase and a backpack stuffed with toothbrushes, pencils and medical disinfectant wipes to distribute — everyday items hard to come by in this island country.]]> <![CDATA[Adventure Calendar]]> The Making of an Antarctic Science Expedition with Jeffrey Donenfeld..]]> <![CDATA[Baron of the bizarre]]> Work days can consist of bad coffee and mundane chit chat with coworkers. However, author Christopher Moore doesn’t deal with boring office mates or monotonous stories — his work days are filled with clever banter and fantastical adventures. Granted, it all takes place in his head.]]> <![CDATA[Press any key to continue]]> After more than a year of interviews and a handful of tantalizingly oblique online manifestos aligned with the mission of a shadowy group called The Starset Society, Dustin Bates, lead singer and concepteur behind the Columbus, Ohio-based quartet Starset, wants everything to be clear.]]> <![CDATA[Rocky Mountain soul]]> Cleo Parker Robinson’s entire career as a dance instructor can be compared to a tree, with roots deeply embedded into the Boulder community and branches that touch the lives of hundreds of dancers over the years.]]> <![CDATA[Giddy Up]]> Filmmaker and former CU Film Professor, Alex Cox, returns to Boulder with the announcement of his latest film project and Indiegogo campaign, Tombstone Rashomon. This western will explore the character of Wyatt Earp and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral from five radically different perspectives.]]> <![CDATA[Flail]]> Boulder, prepare to thrash. Since 1982, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, or D.R.I., have been paving the way for punk and thrash bands with their hardcore selections.]]> <![CDATA[Jam]]> Before the countrywide tour and the critically-acclaimed debut album, the Watkins Family Hour was just a monthly show in L.A. for musicians to come let loose.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of Aug. 27, 2015]]> Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal..]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of Aug. 27, 2015]]> Jester’s Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont, 303- 682-9980. Through Sept. 5..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Aug. 27, 2015]]> <![CDATA[drink up!]]> “Water is a finite source. It may be difficult to engage people and talk about water quality,” says Wade Norris, the event organizer. “But it’s very easy for people to relate to the price of their beer becoming more expensive because of mismanagement of water or lack of forward thinking on conservation.]]>