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Friday, December 13,2013

Vail opens China Bowl

Resort has half of terrain open early this year

By Elizabeth Miller
Whatever your plans for the weekend were, call them off. Vail announced Friday that China Bowl has been opened for the season.
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Thursday, December 12,2013

Boulder author pens homage to skiing

By Elizabeth Miller
David Rothman’s book of essays about skiing has plenty of days when perfect conditions set in, when the rumored miracles were right, when the previously impassable chutes open up. But mostly, it’s about everything else that happens around those days — the hundreds of days a year that aren’t perfect, and the people that live them out.
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Thursday, December 5,2013

Made for this

Epic Race is just one more way this Denver resident takes life to the limits

By Elizabeth Miller
Joe Jensen has a habit of taking a joke to its limits — that’s how he’s ended up running for president, making his first SCUBA dive ever in a shark tank, claiming entries in the Guinness Book of World Records for most rounds of disc golf played in 24 hours, running a marathon and climbing the highest peak in the lower 48 states.
Thursday, November 21,2013

An artist reframed: Painter Chuck Forsman finally exhibits his photography

Denver Art Museum hosts exhibit of photos from two collections

By Elizabeth Miller
Late one night, while driving through Utah, artist Chuck Forsman saw a dead cow on the road and stopped to photograph it. “I think I did it just kind of to wake me up,” Forsman says.
Thursday, November 14,2013

Endangered again

Fish and Wildlife Service proposal prompts debate from wolf advocates

By Elizabeth Miller
No one expects wolves to return to everywhere in the world they once roamed — they’ll hardly be able to find comfortable dens in the wilds of Central Park in New York City — but how much territory wolves can be expected to recover, and whether they’ll need the Endangered Species Act to protect them along the way, is up for debate.
Thursday, November 7,2013

Rapping it up

BMoCA exhibition reframes technology from a feminist view

By Elizabeth Miller
Kelly Monico, Nebraska native though she may be, has always been a fan of rap — old school rap. Then the Metropolitan State University of Denver art professor encountered her first Nicki Minaj video on a student’s blog.
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Thursday, November 7,2013

A lion's share of a rescue

Documentary follows lions rescued from Bolivian circuses that land in a Colorado sanctuary

By Elizabeth Miller
When the Bolivian government passed a law banning animals from performing in circus acts, the legislation was a huge step forward for animal rights activists. But it also presented a problem for the Bolivian government.
Thursday, November 7,2013

Painting a path to Cambodia

Art therapists raise funds, awareness on sex trafficking

By Elizabeth Miller
For 48 hours straight, a paintbrush will be on canvas at the Naropa Community Art Studio.
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Thursday, October 31,2013

A fighter's chance

Documentary peeks into the backstory of the boys who become Muay Thai champions

By Elizabeth Miller
Colorado native Tate Zandstra has chased martial arts training and reporting as far as Brazil, to study Jiu Jitsu, and Thailand, to study Muay Thai, so it comes as no surprise, really, that when a Burmese maid in Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand, started telling him about a Burmese style of boxing, he’d follow that lead wherever it took him.
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Thursday, October 24,2013

A mountain of preventive medicine

Professional guiding association adjusts, adding unprecedented high altitude medicine seminar

By Elizabeth Miller
Nothing compares to the experience of being in the mountains at altitude, taking in the views, breathing crisp, clean air, hearing the first bubble of a stream at its nascent spring and seeing the tundra climate shrink our world down to miniature — tiny flowers, tiny shrubs, tiny pikas running among them. It’s priceless.
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