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United

  United.  That’s the first word in the name of our nation, and today, we are anything but.         The power base that wields control remains the only thing united in this nation — a group of old, straight, white men and their hangers on, buoyed by the bottomless pockets of their corporate stakeholders, and a minority faction of nationalists who...

Month in Review

Month in Review – July 2020

      Month in Review   A month of openings - gyms, bars, strip clubs, restaurants - even at half capacity was cut off. Governor Polis announced a re-closing of bars and clubs to stem the current rise in COVID-19 cases across Colorado. This last week saw us return to nearly our peak infection rate. Boulder County - looking at Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville...

Notables

Jennie Samo Sells Yellow Scene – Ourticles: 20 Years of Yellow Scene

Jennie Samo was one of our early, great sales people. She’s the reason so many businesses in the area know us, and part of the reason why we were able to grow to the largest print magazine in Boulder County. Can you believe she’s not even from here?

Community Corner

Colorado Protests Get The Goods

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain.   Their deaths at the hands of police are the latest to shock the collective conscience of our country, and their names have been lifted at protests nationally, internationally, and right here in Colorado. The protests have been sustained and intense, despite severe police response, and protests in many places, including...

Also in This Edition

Capitalizing on the Summer of Covid by Preparing to Conquer Winter Sports

    Athletic competitors and exercise enthusiasts are accustomed to fulfilling consistent workout routines to enhance their physical fitness, generate the cathartic mental release, and prepare for outdoor activities and sports events.   However, the COVID-19 virus pandemic has prevented many people from being able to play their favorite sports or complete normal workout...

Summer Movies 2020

    Movies! Shows! Summer is here and we’re slowly getting back to a life of frivolous capitalistic gastroadventures, yay! However, staying at home is still really, really cool, and if you are able to it’s still suggested. If you’re like me and you search for movies longer than you actually watch them, you’re in luck. I’ve pulled together a list of six movies and four tv...

Summer Books 2020

  Systemic Racism, Politics,  Pandemic, and the Climate.     Summer is here and not the way any of us imagined it! As 2020 continues to pummel us with ever growing awareness of how we as a society have failed and neglected our health, our communities, our environment, and ourselves, it’s up to us to do something. If you’re having a hard time grasping the...

The Fashionable Face: Masking Up

        Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic Denver designers have banded together to make masks in bulk for the local community as well as many others around the country. But as demand has slowed down, they have shifted their focus to more artistic endeavors – making masks with a more fashionable appeal.    “At first we were making...

Reservoir Dogs: Camping on Local Waters

                        It's summertime, and with the Summer sun comes all the things we wanted to do all year between last Fall, the coldest winter in decades, and through surviving our global coronavirus pandemic 2020 plague lockdown. That was a lot of words. I’m not sorry. Overlapping the...

Governors’ Cup: Puts a Spotlight on the Best Colorado Wines

        Every fall the Governor’s Cup wine competition takes place in Denver as fifteen of the nation’s top wine experts are flown in specially for the judging. In the course of an afternoon, they evaluate hundreds of bottles from more than 40 Colorado wineries. Their picks tell wine geeks, chefs, and tastemakers what wines to seek out at restaurants and for...

Off Menu with Ari and Ben

      Ari grew up in a small northern Greek town and describes his childhood as “being blessed by nature.” When he talks about his family and wonderful childhood, the corners of his eyes light up and a smile penetrates his face mask. “In our family garden,” Ari says, “We had nearly everything.” He grew up with all sorts of trees including pomegranate, walnuts...

Off Menu with Anne Vicks

  When Annie Vick first started her first solo-owned restaurant in 2003 on Main St. in Longmont, CO, she, “was flat out broke,” her words. She placed a bet with everything she owned on herself and her three kids and won big. Annie now has more than half a dozen restaurants in northern CO.      Elbow grease and a lot of heart is what it took to get the first...

Heritage Foods Delivers

        John Pope, Chairman of Heritage Foods, was on a successful path to a nutritional food revolution in Wyoming when COVID 19 hit the states. As an owner of one of the historic Cavalry Steakhouse in Wyoming, his background in the restaurant industry is the foundation of his newest project, Heritage Foods. But instead of playing catch-up to the virus, Pope is...

2020 Hot List

  Going into summer everyone’s felt the effects of COVID-19 as local, regional, and statewide public events were cancelled or postponed. Organizers are doing their best to preserve what they can. Things are fluid and what’s happening at press time isn’t necessarily going to stay that way for long. As of July 1, some organizers made the painful decision to end events, and others...
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