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From Blue Wave to Green Sweep: Can CO’s Democratic Supermajority Save the Future?

Can Colorado lead the nation - as we have in so many other areas - by passing significant climate change legislation and demonstrating to naysayers across the country that, yes, we can create vibrant new industries while quitting our addictions and saving the planet, and our species, for generations to come? Some...

Features

From Blue Wave to Green Sweep: Can CO’s Democratic Supermajority Save the Future?

Can Colorado lead the nation - as we have in so many other areas - by passing significant climate change legislation and demonstrating to naysayers across the country that, yes, we can create vibrant new industries while quitting our addictions and saving the planet, and our species, for generations to come? Some are hopeful, many are not.

Commentary

Community Corner: What a difference a month makes

One month after eight officers surrounded a Black Naropa student for the non-crime of cleaning as part of his work study job on his own rental property, Boulder Police Department officers seem to feel the national spotlight had dimmed enough to repeat much of the same behavior.

Scene

SPOTLIGHT on Tivoli Club Brass Band

In music — as with most things — things are cyclical in nature. Witness the popularity of the brass band, an evolution of the New Orleans Second Line style that has caught fire over the last couple of years — so much so that Westword included a “brass band” category in their Best Of issue last year. One of the nominees was the Tivoli Club Brass Band, who drops their debut LP, Get Down To The Brass Tracks at a big release party on April 26, with comedian Adam Cayton-Holland and burlesque violinist troupe Gracie G’night and the Go-Go delights all on the bill.

Scene Stealers: Spring 2019

Cinco de Mayo is a favorite Mexican American holiday, celebrating the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Not that anyone remembers that. It’s just a good community day. 2019 will be the 17th Annual Longmont Celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Roosevelt Park!

The ORR v Abortion | Duly Noted

At the helm of the ORR is Scott Lloyd, a Trump administration appointee. Like most Trump appointees, Lloyd had zero experience applicable to this role.

Cuisine

Foodie: Spring Roundup | Spring 2019

We’re approaching the bountiful season, abundant with fruits and vegetables, when eating fresh becomes really exciting again. With such strong roots in agriculture, Boulder County is always ready to meet each new season with food and drink centered events. Here’s a roundup of some of the most scrumptious and savory shindigs that any foodie must check out.

On Battles and Brews: The Post Brewing Company

It would seem a simple thing: two breweries go head-to-head, pouring glasses of the sexy, the specialty, the sudsy, for interested - if pretend - beer connoisseurs. Two enter, one leaves victorious. Such was the scenario on April 7th, when The Post Brewing Company's brewmaster, Nick Tedeschi, faced off with famed craft brewer, Dogfish Head.

Month in Review

Month in Review: April 2019

Month in Review   *Governor Polis signed SB19-181 into law, cementing a first major step toward regulating the oil and gas industry in a meaningful way. The move was applauded by Boulder County Commissioners. * Boulder County’s DA called Fresh Start - a program to help people clear outstanding warrants and get right with the law - a success. 30 people participated. * Denver Water...

News

Community Corner: What a difference a month makes

One month after eight officers surrounded a Black Naropa student for the non-crime of cleaning as part of his work study job on his own rental property, Boulder Police Department officers seem to feel the national spotlight had dimmed enough to repeat much of the same behavior.

From Blue Wave to Green Sweep: Can CO’s Democratic Supermajority Save the Future?

Can Colorado lead the nation - as we have in so many other areas - by passing significant climate change legislation and demonstrating to naysayers across the country that, yes, we can create vibrant new industries while quitting our addictions and saving the planet, and our species, for generations to come? Some are hopeful, many are not.

The ORR v Abortion | Duly Noted

At the helm of the ORR is Scott Lloyd, a Trump administration appointee. Like most Trump appointees, Lloyd had zero experience applicable to this role.

Legal

Community Corner: What a difference a month makes

One month after eight officers surrounded a Black Naropa student for the non-crime of cleaning as part of his work study job on his own rental property, Boulder Police Department officers seem to feel the national spotlight had dimmed enough to repeat much of the same behavior.

From Blue Wave to Green Sweep: Can CO’s Democratic Supermajority Save the Future?

Can Colorado lead the nation - as we have in so many other areas - by passing significant climate change legislation and demonstrating to naysayers across the country that, yes, we can create vibrant new industries while quitting our addictions and saving the planet, and our species, for generations to come? Some are hopeful, many are not.

Community Corner

Community Corner: What a difference a month makes

One month after eight officers surrounded a Black Naropa student for the non-crime of cleaning as part of his work study job on his own rental property, Boulder Police Department officers seem to feel the national spotlight had dimmed enough to repeat much of the same behavior.

Notables

DiverCity Series | Circuses and Clowns: on being a container

Meet Michelle. That’s all she said when I asked her who she was. "Michelle". It seems weird until you realize her life, her work, her efforts...none of them are really about her. They’re about others. Michelle Denae is about others.

Health

From Blue Wave to Green Sweep: Can CO’s Democratic Supermajority Save the Future?

Can Colorado lead the nation - as we have in so many other areas - by passing significant climate change legislation and demonstrating to naysayers across the country that, yes, we can create vibrant new industries while quitting our addictions and saving the planet, and our species, for generations to come? Some are hopeful, many are not.

Cutting Carbon “Calories”: 14 Ways to Reduce Your Footprint

Dr. Rachael Shwom, Associate Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute, compares reducing your carbon footprint to going on a diet. It’s really hard to be perfect on a diet.

Also in This Edition

From Green Buzz to Green Biz | Blunt Talk

Twenty years ago legal cannabis hit the scene in California and it now has a global projection of a $146.4 billion market by 2025 not including the hemp CBD market which is projected to be $1.3 billion dollar by 2022. The ecological damage inflicted - from seed to consumption - is horrifying to think about out and isn’t even scalable monetarily because who can decide the dollar value of our air and water?
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