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Get rid of the ceiling to reach for the stars

On a cold January day, with temperatures hovering just around freezing, a group of 20 kids, 18 months to five years old, and a...

Studying the seven seas

You might be surprised to know that Boulder, Colorado — 800-plus miles from the nearest ocean — has the highest number of SCUBA divers...

Pedaling through barriers

Biking has started to make a comeback in the U.S., in ways you might not imagine. Take, for instance, Pedal to Properties, a full-service...

Power to the people

To witness the character of the western United States is to observe its rural communities. The West’s beauty is defined by its sprawling expanse,...

A bird’s eye view of the forest

Brian Howell has seen every tree in Colorado. As manager of the U.S. Forest Service’s aerial survey program, Howell spends hundreds of hours each...

A growing industry

With a global population expected to reach 9 billion people by mid-century, a bioastronautics specialist in Lakewood has developed an out-of-this-world system that could...

Hanging out in the kitchen

Although some might have a bone to pick with Boulder’s claim to “foodiest” city, calling the East End of Pearl Street one of the...

The endless possibilities of autumn

It can be hard to watch summer fade — those long days of sunshine seem to signal endless possibilities, awakening the child in each of us. But when we let go of summer, we realize there’s something equally exciting in the chilly autumn air. As the leaves burst in ...

Farm to frozen: Eating local throughout the winter

Californians just might have something to lord over dwellers of the Rocky Mountains: year-round farmers’ markets. Fresh produce, abundantly displayed in colorful rows, lines the stalls from January to December. It’s far easier to “eat local” when the local ...

Good to the last drop

Coffee; there are hymns sung about it, altars erected to it and shops dedicated to it on every corner of the globe. Coffee madness has engulfed the United States. With a calculation of more than 400 million cups consumed on a daily basis, Americans hold the title...

Is school food better than it was five years ago?

After the implementation of the controversial Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which updated food nutrition standards in public schools for the first time in 30 years, Boulderganic decided to travel to Douglass Elementary School to see how the Boulder ...

Living and learning lab

Sustainability has become a buzzword of the 21st century as it saturates public discussion. Most know being sustainable is vital to the continuance of human life as oceans rise, the climate changes and humanity hits the panic button. Still, too many people are ...
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