Anniversary Issue

Finding Higgins

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Every day, the dogs at Donelle Slater’s Superior-based kennel, Dog Tag, take naps between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. December 30 was no different. She...

‘To be a useful being and to make positive change’

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I love being a human,” Ava Hamilton says. “I love being alive, and I love the Earth. I want everyone to love the Earth instead of...

Michelle McParland relied on constant communication to get Frasier retirement community...

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For the staff and residents at Frasier retirement community in Boulder, it’s Michelle McParland’s commitment to communication that makes her a hero. That’s because for...

So we struggle on

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While he was walking to volunteer at a soup kitchen in Denver a few years ago, Phil Barber ran into one of his first pro bono...

Christin Evans, North Boulder Lucky’s Market staff member, on building community

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Grocery store workers have always had a tough job, often logging long hours, on their feet, sometimes dealing with unruly customers. Of course the...

A different walk to death

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Some might call Jane Anderson’s path to death work, as she calls it, a circuitous one — starting with a bachelor’s degree in Asian...

Annika Spilde

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After class on a Thursday afternoon, Annika Spilde orders a latte at Trident Cafe. Wearing a black-and-white checkered skirt, jean jacket and ankle-high black...

Dr. Amie Lynne Meditz, an infectious disease specialist at BCH, on...

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Like many health care workers during the pandemic, Dr. Amie Lynne Meditz, an infectious disease specialist at Boulder Community Health (BCH), is quick to...

Local educators share how they help students and their families through...

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Even though Katie Miles has been teaching for 10 years, nothing could have prepared her for how teaching would change in light of a...

Jessica Benjamin

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In times of trouble, as well as every single day, “food always helps,” Jessica Benjamin says,  “I love the food world. I love the people...

Feeding the front lines

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In the early days of the pandemic lockdowns, Paul Chansingthong asked a friend — a nurse at Life Care Center in Longmont — how...

Stages of life

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North Pole. Aliens kidnap Santa and take him to outer space. They’ll use him to destroy the universe. That is, unless Mrs. Claus and...