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Thursday, August 14,2014

Carrying on with a heavy load

Sherpas continuing conversation on increased wages and life insurance in the wake of Everest tragedy

By Elizabeth Miller
For Lakpa Rita Sherpa, there was no question. After five of his men died on the side of Everest in the avalanche that swept down its slopes on April 18, he had two things to do — take the body of a friend home, and then come back to Base Camp to tell his team that for him, the season was over.
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Thursday, August 14,2014

The long shadow of a decade of loose enforcement

Report from Pennsylvania speaks to local fracking bans across U.S.

By Elizabeth Miller
Pennsylvania and Colorado may be a nation apart, but they’re side-by-side when it comes to having recently seen explosive increases in oil and gas development, specifically through the use of hydraulic fracturing in shale formations that are often drilled horizontally.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Alone on the moon

A Beatles fan retells an out-of-this-world experience with the boys from Liverpool 50 years after their Red Rocks concert

By Elizabeth Miller
Chet Carman was a 17-year-old teenager from Colorado Springs, shuttling between separated parents and an older brother. In 1964, he found a style worth embracing as his own in a magazine and music to go with it on the radio waves. And as result, he found himself, as unlikely as it seems, not just watching the Beatles on their first U.S. tour from a dozen or so rows back at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, but whisked away to Dallas to see them again a month later and even spend time with them at their hotel and backstage.
Thursday, August 7,2014

‘Photography and Vision’ is about just that

Exhibition shows the evolving taste of two collectors

By Elizabeth Miller
Eight black and white images — a photo collage — of a figure that looks wrapped for burial at sea, shrouded and tagged with an American flag occasionally upside down, run in sequence along the opening wall of the gallery. The collage is part of the current exhibit titled Photography and Vision: The Influence of Joyce and Ted Strauss.
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Thursday, August 7,2014

Growing resistance

Bacteria that don’t respond to antibiotics are spreading while FDA fails to ban their use in livestock

By Elizabeth Miller
The World Health Organization statement on the matter reads like the setup to a sci-fi horror film — a once hypothetical problem has now become a major threat to public health. And no, we’re not talking about Ebola flying home on airplanes.
Thursday, July 31,2014

Fracking ban court decision pushes conversation toward constitutional rights

National attention drawn to Colorado’s oil and gas preemption laws

By Elizabeth Miller
The lawsuit to defend Longmont’s voter approved fracking ban is moving on from the district court, where a judge issued a summary judgment against it, but a stay against fracking in Longmont while the case is appealed to a higher court.
Thursday, July 24,2014

Are you game?

‘Game Changer’ at BMoCA breaks some rules

By Elizabeth Miller
A basketball in the middle of the floor is a standing invitation — pick me up and give me a toss, it says. Some did. Then they turned toward the basket, took one look and realized that a single shot could shatter the hoop and backboard, formed by a circular fluorescent blue lightbulb and a vintage mirror.
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Thursday, July 24,2014

The boy and the buffalo

After chaining himself to a Yellowstone gate to stop bison slaughter, Comfrey Jacobs faces three years without access to the buffalo herds

By Elizabeth Miller
The government’s controversial management activities for buffalo includes hunting; hazing with helicopters, horseback riders and ATVs; and baiting capture facilities with hay then hauling buffalo away for slaughter. Colorado native Comfrey Jacobs had watched, helpless, for months. And then he had enough
Thursday, July 17,2014

Eyes open to the world

‘Closing Doors’ shows there’s more than one way to look at life

By Elizabeth Miller
The film tells the story of Ricky, a teenage boy on the autism spectrum who can’t remember to lift the toilet seat or eat without someone there to remind him, who gets lost in the bowels of New York City’s train system after his sister fails to pick him up after school.
Thursday, July 17,2014

Come to this maybe amazing show and hear some things that are only partly true

Todd Snider on his book and his new band

By Elizabeth Miller
Dear suburbs: Todd Snider and his new band, the Hard Working Americans, are coming after you and any other self-proclaimed “hard working American” who’s stood behind the safety of a picket fence to look down on other people.
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