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Thursday, February 28,2013

Quinoa conundrum

North American production stirs mixed feelings

By Abby Faires
But amidst all of the tingling and buzzing, there’s another chapter being added to the quinoa story: Grain breeders are now working with farmers to make quinoa a sustainable crop in North America.
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Thursday, February 14,2013

BIFF 2013: A final watery frontier

'The Last Ocean' presents international call to save an ocean ecosystem from fishing

By Abby Faires
Nearly seven years ago, John Weller and Peter Young traveled to the southern tip of Antarctica and started filming The Last Ocean. By capturing the pristine beauty of the Ross Sea, Weller and Young were documenting one of the last intact marine ecosystems on earth.
Thursday, February 7,2013

Boulder County AIDS Project gets boost from drag queen bingo

By Abby Faires
Before bingo started, the drag queen on the microphone was ready to caution the crowd about safe sex. But the woman seated front and center with a toddler — who she had brought to a drag queen bingo fundraiser for the Boulder County AIDS Project — was having none of it.
Thursday, January 24,2013

In the heartland of homebrewing

Boulder craft breweries foster beer-geek culture

By Abby Faires
For Boulder craft brewers, business is booming. But it’s not just beer drinkers to whom local brewers attribute much of their success; it’s also Boulder’s deep-rooted homebrewing community.