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Outdoors Issue

Adrenaline Season: Ouray's Via Ferrata Now Open!

  I was halfway up an ascent called "Stairway to Heaven" when I realised, “I really could die doing this”. The posted signs warning you of the possibility of death, the required safety gear (gloves, helmet, harness, footwear), and the liability waivers had all suggested [read: clearly stated] as much. I guess I hadn't wanted to believe it. But

Features

Adrenaline Season: Ouray’s Via Ferrata Now Open!

I was halfway up an ascent called "Stairway to Heaven" when I realised, “I really could die doing this”. The posted signs warning you of the possibility of death, the required safety gear (gloves, helmet, harness, footwear), and the liability waivers had all suggested [read: clearly stated] as much. I guess I hadn't wanted to believe it. But...

Scene

Spotlight on… Sandra Watts and Live at Jack’s

For more than 20 years, Sandra Watts has kept the lights on and the jams flowing at Live@Jack’s (formerly Jazz@Jack’s). One of only a handful of women-owned such venues in the state... but now they're no more.

Duly Noted – Trump’s Deadly Tune and Those That Listen

“HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

Outdoors

Adrenaline Season: Ouray’s Via Ferrata Now Open!

I was halfway up an ascent called "Stairway to Heaven" when I realised, “I really could die doing this”. The posted signs warning you of the possibility of death, the required safety gear (gloves, helmet, harness, footwear), and the liability waivers had all suggested [read: clearly stated] as much. I guess I hadn't wanted to believe it. But...

2020 Outdoor Gear Guide: From Local to Ultralight, Your Guide to Getting Out

The mountains are calling and we mustn't go, at least not yet, and definitely not in large groups. That doesn’t mean we can’t dream a little dream for all the hikes, campfires, crisp morning air, and high altitude rippling lakes that await us. And what better way to truly get into the spirit than to contemplate upon all the gear we could buy.

Cuisine

Off Menu with Sean Gafner

Sean Gafner is the head of a sprawling restaurant business on Longmont’s Main Street - a trifecta, in fact. But he’s got a seat for everyone at the table. After all, we’re family to him. 

Patio Renaissance: A Europeanization of Colorado Cuisine Scene

Point is, Colorado is responding, necessarily, to the Coronavirus shut down and recent reopening by reimagining the ways we consume, the ways we chill, the places we eat. Yeah yeah, I know, we’ve had patios. True.

Month in Review

Month In Review – May 2020

All the news north of the 104th

News

Governor’s Order on Ballot Initiatives Highlights Justice Inequities – Community Corner

The pandemic is providing a lens through which inequity is plainly visible for all to see. Essential workers earning survival wages are dying so we can go to the supermarket, e.g., and Governor Polis has made highly visible public proclamations that attempt to balance safety with the need to pretend capitalism is a worthy economic system.

Boulder County People of Color vs. COVID-19

As COVID-19 sweeps through the nation, damaging lives and livelihoods, minority communities - specifically Latino/Indigenous and Black - have been hit the hardest. Boulder County is no exception.

Community Corner

Governor’s Order on Ballot Initiatives Highlights Justice Inequities – Community Corner

The pandemic is providing a lens through which inequity is plainly visible for all to see. Essential workers earning survival wages are dying so we can go to the supermarket, e.g., and Governor Polis has made highly visible public proclamations that attempt to balance safety with the need to pretend capitalism is a worthy economic system.

Notables

Brian “Wrecking” Ball – Ourticles: 20 Years of Yellow Scene

Brian Ball is the definition of a media Swiss Army Knife. The man can - and did - do it all. Hot headed and heavy handed, and also incredibly lazy by his own admission, he is one of the few people in our 20 year history to successfully navigate more than one, more than two positions at Yellow Scene...and keep writing even after quitting in a less than great way.

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Brian “Wrecking” Ball – Ourticles: 20 Years of Yellow Scene

Brian Ball is the definition of a media Swiss Army Knife. The man can - and did - do it all. Hot headed and heavy handed, and also incredibly lazy by his own admission, he is one of the few people in our 20 year history to successfully navigate more than one, more than two positions at Yellow Scene...and keep writing even after quitting in a less than great way.

Health

Boulder County People of Color vs. COVID-19

As COVID-19 sweeps through the nation, damaging lives and livelihoods, minority communities - specifically Latino/Indigenous and Black - have been hit the hardest. Boulder County is no exception.
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