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Scene Stealers: November 2019 — Yellow Scene Magazine

In The Best Christmas Pageant Ever a couple is struggling to put on a church Christmas Pageant and they’re faced with the very worst kids in theatrical history. Mayhem ensues when the troublesome kids collide with the well-known Christmas story and an ever-popular holiday play was born.

Blunt Talk: The Race for Cannabis Genetics

With hemp being grown in 46 states and 33 of those with legal access to higher THC strains of cannabis, a race for plant genetics with unique profile characteristics is taking place.

Spotlight on Josh Mattison and The Order of Death

June 18, 1984. Around 10 p.m. Denver AM radio Shock Jock Alan Berg had just returned home from dinner with his ex-wife. A moment later, Berg perished instantly in a hail of .45-caliber bullets fired by a fully automatic MAC10 submachine gun. The highly outspoken critic of anti-semitism and white supremacy movements in the U.S. had just been assassinated in the driveway of his Congress Park neighborhood home in Denver by a white supremacist organization called The Order.

“…Unmarried, straight white dudes who couldn’t get laid.”

There it is. The admission of guilt, in print. The architect of the Trumpian era, Steve Bannon, knew exactly what he was doing all along. Bannon reached into the deep, dark fears of the weak-minded, white, male, incel psyche, and twisted it with the help of Cambridge Analytica and a library’s-worth of false conspiracies and racist rhetoric, according to a Newsweek article published on Oct. 29, 2019.

Cuisine

Sling the Sweet Potatoes and Chuck the Canned Cranberries: Boulder County Chefs Eschew Traditional Fare

The utilitarian composition of the holiday feast is undeniable. Consider how stuffing serves the dual purpose of keeping the meat moist while adding to the mix of flavors of the stuffing and the animal it is stuffed in. Dinner rolls help you mop up gravy and provide mini turkey or ham sandwiches for the week to come.

Perrin Brewing’s Winter Warmer Pack, Spirit Hound’s 7th Anniversary

Perrin Brewing Company is Michigan based, so this whole story is just a tease unless you’re ready for a near 20 hour drive. We were intrigued because once it got cold we started switching out our beer koozies for whiskey stones. Who really drinks copious amounts of beer in the winter? Not us. But Perrin, a CANarchy collaborator like our own Oskar Blues, Odell, and others, announced the release of their new “Winter Warmer Pack… presenting the perfect mix of flavors to keep tastebuds toasty all winter long”. Ok, tell us more.

Also in This Edition

Giving Guide: Giving Back the Best Way We Know How

As providers of the word, here’s the word on giving. Giving is great. Giving is inspiring. Giving is even better when it directly affects your community. We’ve come up with a collection of Boulder County organizations that are super good do-gooders doing good the best way they know how.

Winter Sports: Your Local Boulder County Athletes

Olympic trainees can be found darting up trails in Chatauqua Park while competitive ski racers zoom down snow-covered mountains at the nearby Eldora ski resort. In addition to the many star athletes who live here, Boulder County is home to winter sports enthusiasts who just love to get outside to enjoy the sun and snow. Given Boulder’s close proximity to ski and snowboarding resorts such as Eldora, Vail, Breckenridge, and Loveland, the county offers ample opportunities for residents of all ages to get outdoors during the winter season in order to have some fun! For this winter sports article, I interviewed a combination of star athletes and down-to-earth Boulderites who have an intrinsic love for a winter sport, be it skiing, snowboarding, or ice climbing. Interviewees were asked what motivated them to engage in their chosen sport, how their winter sport prepared them for life challenges, and what competitions to look forward to in the coming year, among other questions. What they all shared were a passion for the outdoors, a desire to push boundaries, discipline, perseverance, and focus. We hope these interviews inspire you to get your ski boots on this winter!

Locavore Gift Guide

Although determining which gifts to get for everybody we care about can be difficult, Yellow Scene Magazine is here to help. Our gift guide can enable you to get remarkable gifts for your loved ones while supporting the local shops and impressive businesses in your own communities.

News

Month in Review: November 2019 — Yellow Scene Magazine

The election that was held on November 5th drew 46.68  percent of eligible voters in Boulder County, compared to 40.99 percent throughout Colorado. Statewide Proposition CC, a measure which would allow the state to retain revenue above the state spending cap to provide funding for transportation and education rather than refunding it, was supported by Boulder County but lost statewide. Colorado taxpayers will continue to receive refunds that have an additional $26 to $90 annually for each taxpayer. 

Month in Review

Month in Review: November 2019 — Yellow Scene Magazine

The election that was held on November 5th drew 46.68  percent of eligible voters in Boulder County, compared to 40.99 percent throughout Colorado. Statewide Proposition CC, a measure which would allow the state to retain revenue above the state spending cap to provide funding for transportation and education rather than refunding it, was supported by Boulder County but lost statewide. Colorado taxpayers will continue to receive refunds that have an additional $26 to $90 annually for each taxpayer. 

Community Corner

Community Corner: Protect & Serve or Arrest & Torture?

The recent lawsuit Lauren Gotthelf filed for excessive use of force in Boulder County Jail is buttressed by video evidence of her being tased while strapped to a chair and placed on suicide watch. In years past, such alleged abuse could not be corroborated.

Notables

DiverCity Series: Elicia Goodsoldier — A Great Responsibility

A DiverCity conversation with our only  youth nominated subject, a woman raised on reservations, with reservations about Boulder County until she found community in Boulder. She's dedicated her life to building that community, and uplifting those voices, across the nation.
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