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Wednesday, November 26,2014

More than just along for the ride

Program to drive veterans to medical appointments seeing continued growth

By Elizabeth Miller
S ometimes, they trade war stories — from Vietnam, Guadalcanal, Korea, Japan. Sometimes, they just sit in the silence. Once, they sang. When Gary Jones opens his car door to drive veterans t
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Wednesday, November 26,2014

From tough campo dog to sweetheart companion

Panamanian dog gets life far from the streets

By Elizabeth Miller
For two years, while Alex Masarie worked in the Peace Corps in San Juanito, Panama, developing clean water sources for the town of 220 people, he fed one of the many dogs running around the town. Carm
Thursday, November 20,2014

A brilliant history

Denver Art Museum exhibition tells the story of the 20th century through jewelry

By Elizabeth Miller
The story of Cartier jewelry is one that’s less about objects and opulence than it is one about wearers and workers — the jewelry makers, that is, and the people who went on to adorn themselves with the pieces made. As much as the Denver Art Museum’s Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century.
Thursday, November 20,2014

Following a true calling

How punk music and poor neighborhoods fed Barry Blanchard’s life in the mountains

By Elizabeth Miller
Barry Blanchard has spent more than 6,000 days of his life rock climbing, ski touring, mountaineering, alpine climbing and ice climbing. At this point, he says, he’s very intimate with those environments, and can recall the textures in the snow, the ice and the rock he’s encountered along the way.
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Thursday, November 20,2014

Fact to fiction

A twisted tale of how good research became bad information

By Elizabeth Miller
That choice seems to have bred confusion. “There were quite a few news outlets that missed the distinction that we were trying to make about it being one class of chemicals — it’s an important class of chemicals, but it’s not all the chemicals, and...
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Thursday, November 13,2014

Commissioners flooded with requests for fracking moratorium extension

By Elizabeth Miller
At the hearing called by Boulder County Commissioners on Monday, Nov. 10 in Longmont, public support for a further extension of the county’s moratorium on fracking was relentless, with most commenters requesting at least a three-and-a-half-year extension.
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Thursday, November 13,2014

What the world needs now is words

Five student poets, chosen as the nation’s best, find poetry can heal wounds and unravel a tangled existence

By Elizabeth Miller
Madeleine LeCesne, from New Orleans, La., says, “Every poem that I write is a kind of wish to be understood by someone. I just want someone to look into my mind and say, ‘I get it, I understand you.’ And to kind of, in a way, feel needed. I needed to read that poem because it made me understand something about myself that I didn’t know before.
Thursday, November 6,2014

What can’t be spoken

Veterans art exhibit translates experience for civilians, and says what veterans can’t

By Elizabeth Miller
In an email exchange between cocurators of the art exhibit for Veterans Speak, Army veteran Adam Nilson explains his photography this way: “I have discovered that art is a therapeutic outlet and another way for me to communicate difficult situations and feelings that I do not care to vocalize.
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Thursday, November 6,2014

The new ways of war

Keynote speech focuses on changing American military presence abroad

By Elizabeth Miller
After enjoying decades of unmatched technological capabilities, the U.S. now faces adversaries for whom the number of tanks and their strength isn’t significant. The way we go to war has to change to match these new ways of warfare, says Janine Davidson, a senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Thursday, November 6,2014

No war worth winning

An Iwo Jima veteran shares his story after 70 years

By Elizabeth Miller
The first waves landed at 9 a.m., we landed at 9:20, and by the time we were coming into the beach, the Japanese had their artillery on Suribachi and on the cliffs to our right and they had every inch of the beach marked, so when we hit the beach, it was in the midst of huge fire from both sides, and it was devastating.
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