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Spring Green Issue (April 2024)

Are Residential Corporate Buyouts Slowing Across Colorado?

Living in Colorado is hard. It’s not just the 8-foot snow drifts in the driveway. It’s the sheer cost of housing. Average housing costs range from $1,282 to $2,309 per month across the state, which is a contributing factor to issues like rising homelessness, reduced access to healthcare, and less money for basic needs...

Features

Build Colorado for Humans, not Cars

Ean Tafoya recalled riding the bus with his mom when he was younger. “I was public transit-dependent, and I used to ride the bus until I was like 16,” he shared. He recalled positive memories and pride in taking the bus but experienced first-hand the difficulty surrounding public transit use in the area. Stops without shade or shelter, lack of public restrooms, and bus stops surrounded by...

Boulder County Is Revamping Their Efforts for Wildfire Mitigation Two Years Post Marshall Fire

It has been over two years since the Marshall Fire swept through the grasslands of Boulder County. The most destructive fire in Colorado history in terms of buildings destroyed, the fire took the lives of two and created irreparable damage for many more. The initial response to the fire focused on ensuring safety in the moment but as the dust settled, Boulder County and its residents realized...

Examining Oil & Gas’ Political Influence on the Front Range

Fighting the machine Nick Saia lives in Colorado now, but he grew up on the salt marshes and estuaries of the Mississippi. He recalled swamp fishing, rabbit hunting, and boating out by the shack he and his father frequented. His memories of the outdoors, sharing time with his dad, and interacting with the mercurial tides where the river meets the ocean painted a vivid picture as he recalled his...

The Colorado River Water Emergency

In Nevada’s monstrous Lake Mead Reservoir, the term “dead pool” has a dual meaning. For hydrologists, dead pool represents a catastrophically low water level in a reservoir below which the water can no longer pass through the outlet works of the dam or produce electricity. Dead pool in Lake Mead might also relate to the hundreds of human bodies concealed within its depths, some of them Las...

Are Residential Corporate Buyouts Slowing Across Colorado?

Living in Colorado is hard. It’s not just the 8-foot snow drifts in the driveway. It’s the sheer cost of housing. Average housing costs range from $1,282 to $2,309 per month across the state, which is a contributing factor to issues like rising homelessness, reduced access to healthcare, and less money for basic needs like food and clothing. The rising strain on the housing market is...

Scene

Editor’s Picks – 2024 Green Issue

Mother’s Day Events The Creative Path Of Motherhood Gallery Event. The New Local’s Annex, 713 Pearl St., Boulder. Runs through May 22 Listen To Your Mother: Live Readings By Local Writers On Motherhood. The Boulder Theater. $30.00 Advance | $35.00 Day of Show. May 4 at 6 pm Meow Wolf Absolute Rubbish: Bloom “Trashion Show.” MeowWolf Convergence Station. 18+ Event. Tickets are...

Cuisine

Off Menu: Just BE Kitchen

The menu at Just BE Kitchen is filled with comfort food like French Toast Sliders, Chicken and Dumplings, and Shepherd's Pie – all that just so happen to be gluten-free. That last part isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you take a bite of the warm, nourishing food, and that's just how founder Jennifer Peters wanted it. Peters doesn’t come from an intense background of strict...

Off Menu with Dash Harrison of Curtis Market

There are a few things I miss since moving from the Northeast to Colorado. The list includes family, friends, and perhaps — the thing I miss most of all, delis — specifically deli sandwiches. But then I was introduced to Curtis Park Deli. In 2018, Dash Harrison teamed up with Michael Reif and became a founding partner of Curtis Park Deli. But Harrison took a bit of a winding road to...

You Baked That Pizza in What?!

If there is one thing that unites Americans, it is our love affair with pizza. The indefatigable desire for bread, tomato sauce, and gooey cheese is so ubiquitous in the United States that it has led to multiple regional varieties. Having been born and raised in Michigan, Detroit-style pizza holds a special place in my heart and seems to be gaining popularity throughout the rest of the...

Notables

Spotlight on Luna Wolf, producer, founder, and organizer LunaFest 2024

LunaFest 2024 is a helluva concert with over 70 bands playing over seven days in Boulder at DV8 Distillery. The event runs from April 21st to 29th, 2024. The pre-party is on April 21st, 2024, and is being held at Velvet Elk with the party being kicked off by DJ Drake and Mr. Gettdowne. The post-party is April 29th, 2024, and the location is currently top-secret, but watch for its announcement...

Rocks in the Glass House

Ascending the bends of Bellevue Drive towards the Glass House up near the reach of the Flatirons, the phrase “big guy upstairs” became a touchstone of my conversation with Matt McMullan, award-winning architect and designer of the Glass House. Having the rare opportunity to see the marvel of a home constructed of stone and glass up against the angled peaks of the Flatirons giving view to all...

Community Corner

Kill the Canary

Palestinians never seem to be able to evade the shackles of Zionism. The unyielding attacks on Palestinians in America have left many in a vulnerable position. The exposure of an individual's personal information online can lead to legal consequences, yet countless Zionist organizations have been able to get away with their malicious intentions under the guise of free speech. The lingering...

Nelson's Corner

Nelson’s Corner

As I begin my tenure in the Corner, I offer a few thoughts on the craft we practice in these pages. Journalism is a threatened species. The primacy of social media marginalizes and handicaps real journalists as objective reporting offers little seduction in a world where Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram are considered reliable sources. Even the most — allegedly — reliable arbiters of...

Month in Review

Month in Review

[ Local ] Colorado Senate Republicans block a measure that would have allowed child sexual abuse victims to sue their abusers past the current statute of limitations Elizabeth School District decides to replace Scholastic Book Fair with a conservative book group, citing concerns about LGBTQ+ stories, Critical Race Theory, and “dark magic” GreenLatinos celebrate their 15-year...

Also in This Edition

Collabfest 2024 Breaks Through Expectations

For decades, the craft beer movement enjoyed creativity and business growth that took it to places few would have imagined. Recent years have been more challenging, but last month The Colorado Brewer’s Guild’s 2024 Collaboration Fest brought back the feeling of the party. The Westminster Westin’s ballroom was packed with long pour lines, flannel-clad brewers, a silent disco, pretzel...