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Thursday, January 3,2013

Facing your neighbors

Denver art exhibit illustrates refugees from Burma in Colorado

By Elizabeth Miller
A group exhibit of mixed media portraits opening at Core New Art Space on Jan. 4 is putting a face on a faceless population in Colorado — groups of refugees from Burma who have arrived in increasing numbers over the last 15 years and been met with all the struggles of strangers in a strange land.
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Thursday, December 27,2012

Secrets under the snow: Vail celebrates 50 years

By Elizabeth Miller
Half a century ago, John Donovan went to his boss saying he wanted to relocate to an office with a ski area nearby. He was pointed toward the October issue of Sports Illustrated and a story about an upstart group of veterans who had picked a valley in Colorado to be home to a new ski resort.
Thursday, December 27,2012

Person of the Year runner up: James Balog of Chasing Ice

By Elizabeth Miller
The film tells the story behind the Extreme Ice Survey, a project Balog undertook in 2007 that stationed 30 cameras set to take a photo of glaciers once every day-lit hour, at 15 locations around the world.
Thursday, December 13,2012

Longmont woman caught between two laws

Mother, son face eviction due to federal housing conflict with state medical marijuana program

By Elizabeth Miller
The last time Ashley Weber turned her head to look to the side, it was to watch the drunk driver who had just wrecked the truck she was a passenger in walk away from the car.
Tuesday, December 11,2012

Trailer for ‘Valhalla,’ latest film from Sweetgrass, released

By Elizabeth Miller
The trailer for the new film from Sweetgrass Productions was released online today and all we can say is, Wow. And these guys are vicious.
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Thursday, December 6,2012

Veterans' hiking program is about breaking through

Soldiers to Summits heads for Cotopaxi, Ecuador

By Elizabeth Miller
Before getting caught up in the destination — the 19,347-foot-high summit of the volcano Cotopaxi — it’s important to back up and look at the journey. That is, after all, what it’s really all about.
Friday, November 23,2012

Homemade for the holidays

Local artisans meet the holiday demand

By Elizabeth Miller
Blame the Internet. Access to the World Wide Web full of ideas and a community of customers has sparked new legions of do-it-yourselfers, and made it possible for more people to make a living, or at least a side income, on jewelry, clothes, accessories and other goods they make at home.
Thursday, November 15,2012

Artist Dana Schutz: Rearranging the world

Dana Schutz’s paintings delve into a world of the uncomfortable and impossible

By Elizabeth Miller
What if, Dana Schutz asked herself, you remove the finite result from an action, the part where death would result from something like eating yourself, and the narrative of your life was freed from that inevitable end?
Thursday, November 8,2012

Betting on conservation

Great Outdoors Colorado celebrates 20 years

By Elizabeth Miller
Twenty years of wishful thinking by lottery ticket buyers all over the state has made all the rest of us winners when it comes to living in Colorado. For the last two decades, revenue from the Colorado Lottery has been used to build parks and trails, create open space and protect wildlife habitat.
Thursday, November 8,2012

Dems win pretty much everything, so now what?

By Elizabeth Miller
While President Barack Obama was still waiting for the phone call from Gov. Mitt Romney conceding the presidential race, Democrats in Colorado were celebrating victories here that make our swing state seem more like a Democratic stronghold.
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