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Thursday, June 26,2014

Obituary for a river

By Cecelia Gilboy
While we are well aware that the fight to stop the Denver Water Board’s Gross Reservoir dam/expansion project — and as as a result, the Fraser River diversion — is going strong, we felt that giving folks a taste of what will be lost should Denver Water prevail was in order.
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Thursday, September 26,2013

Eating the American way

Farm Bill debate looks to cut food stamps while farm insurance stays funded despite report of overpayment

By Cecelia Gilboy
For the first time since 1973, food stamps may not be part of the Farm Bill.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Flood of bud

Looters, paperwork-evaders and other outlaws in the wild wet

By Cecelia Gilboy
You didn’t see Boulder stores being looted on the news. But at around 2 p.m. last Thursday, when flooding had forced many businesses to close, two individuals wearing hoodies and sunglasses broke into the North Boulder Wellness Center, according to the administrative manager.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Boulder homeless turned away at Red Cross shelter

By Cecelia Gilboy
Many homeless people slept outdoors in Boulder during the flood — even though the American Red Cross had set up an emergency shelter nearby at the YMCA. And according to members of the homeless community, several persons are still unaccounted for.
Thursday, July 25,2013

Getting high goes high-tech

By Cecelia Gilboy
You still smoke weed? That’s adorable. How quaint. Boulder’s more dedicated stoners rarely smoke actual marijuana. They smoke “oil.” (Oil also goes by wax, butter, shatter and unusual spellings like “errl.”)
Thursday, May 9,2013

A batty battle

Local, federal agencies accused of 'caving' to special interests

By Cecelia Gilboy
Near dark iron gates that cover cave openings in the Flatirons, a sign explains that the caves have been closed because white-nose syndrome has already killed more than 5 million bats. Local author and cave expert Richard Rhinehart informed the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) office of an inaccuracy on the signs.
Thursday, May 2,2013

Your brain on yogurt

Probiotic bacteria spread at Colorado universities and businesses

By Cecelia Gilboy
Sex, drugs and yogurt: what do they all have in common? They could all affect the hormone associated with happiness.
Thursday, April 11,2013

Federal courts lose some power to regulate GMOs

New industry-friendly law passed in recent budget bill

By Cecelia Gilboy
When President Barack Obama signed Congress’s budget bill on March 26, a government shutdown was averted — but many citizens were outraged. A paragraph that could affect the regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops had slunk into the 240-page draft.
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Thursday, March 28,2013

The brighter side of wildfires

Scientists recognize importance of ‘black carbon’ in Colorado forests

By Cecelia Gilboy
As a farmer, Palke found a silver lining: the fire’s ashes. Inside his partially melted greenhouse, tomato plants were nearly buried in wet ash when rain rushed in. Weeks later, the tomato plants exploded in a frenzy of growth.
Thursday, March 21,2013

Taste buds to the rescue

Farm-to-table cuisine may revive crop diversity that keeps food supply safe

By Cecelia Gilboy
The fungus that caused the 19th century Irish Potato Famine wouldn’t have claimed a million lives if Ireland had been growing more than one potato variety, experts say. And today, experts warn about a similar dependence on only a handful of crop varieties.
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