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Gore Vidal: Oct 3, 1925 — July 31, 2012new

They say it was complications of pneumonia. I have no doubt he would have preferred something far more spectacular, an ailment with a fantastic name, a bizarre accident or at least a mystery illness, just something more fitting a life so big as his. He would have told you he deserved it.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer  |  08-02-2012  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Fracking Lessonsnew

What everyone in gasland can learn from the decade-long fight in Pavillion, Wyo.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer  |  06-01-2012  |  Environment


For years, political gadfly Seth Brigham got away with being a persistent, even belligerent, bug in the ears of Boulder city council. But he didn't get slapped with a restraining order until he started nosing around the undisclosed financial ties of city council members.
Boulder Weekly  |  Jeeferson Dodge and Joel Dyer  |  05-18-2012  |  Civil Liberties

First Amendment — 1, Colorado University — 0new

For more than 20 years, the annual 4/20 event on the Colorado University campus came and went pretty much without incident. There is really no reason to think that this year would have been any different had those who run the University not decided to make it different, but they did, and it was.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer  |  04-27-2012  |  Civil Liberties

Wyclef Jean Agrees to 4/20 Censorshipnew

Wyclef Jean, whose performance on Friday at Colorado University-Boulder has been pitched as an alternative to the annual 4/20 smokeout on campus, has agreed to not directly mention marijuana or 4/20 during his show.
Boulder Weekly  |  Hadley Vandiver  |  04-19-2012  |  Concerts

Chasing the White Horsenew

After four days and hours of non-stop, high-altitude running, friends found the missing ultrarunner Micah True. From appearances, he had paused on his run to sit down beside a stream and dip his feet in, and died.
Boulder Weekly  |  Elizabeth Miller  |  04-06-2012  |  Recreation

Getting a Gripnew

Last year, Cory Richards became the first American to top an 8,000-meter peak in winter. This spring, he's attempting the summit of Mount Everest on a route an American team completed in 1963 that has not since been repeated.
Boulder Weekly  |  Elizabeth Miller  |  03-21-2012  |  Recreation

Valmont Butte's Got a Dam Problemnew

Suspect actions on the part of the EPA and State of Colorado in their testing and analysis of potential pathways to human exposure from Allied Chemical's Valmont Butte Mill site.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer and Jefferson Dodge and Elizabeth Miller  |  03-02-2012  |  Environment

Foxy Lady: Pam Grier, the ‘Baddest One-Chick Hit Squad in Town'new

When Pam Grier moved to Los Angeles in the early '70s, her goal was to work and save enough money to get into film school. During a lunch break at one of her three jobs, she was planning to meet with a potential mentor for some career guidance. But apparently that’s not what he had planned.
Boulder Weekly  |  Quibian Salazar-Moreno  |  02-17-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Ronald Reagan and the Largest EPA Scandal in Historynew

President Ronald Reagan's controversial environmental policies may explain why Valmont Butte is still contaminated.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer  |  02-17-2012  |  Environment

The Ghosts of Valmont Buttenew

Ever since the city of Boulder purchased its Valmont Butte property, city taxpayers have been picking up the tab to pay for the environmental sins committed by more than a century’s worth of long-departed users at the site. And that tab may be getting bigger as more ghosts from the property’s past continue to reveal themselves.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer and Jefferson Dodge and Elizabeth Miller  |  01-26-2012  |  Environment

Behind the GMO Curtainnew

Big Ag threatens war on Boulder, Colorado.
Boulder Weekly  |  Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer  |  12-15-2011  |  Environment

The Shocking Origins of America's Deadly Drug Shortagesnew

By now, most of us are aware that our health care system has been compromised yet again. This time it's a crisis born of a seemingly never-ending number of unexplained drug shortages.
Boulder Weekly  |  Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer  |  11-17-2011  |  Health

Zombie Jamboreenew

Thriving in pop culture, the undead take center stage this Halloween.
Boulder Weekly  |  Steve Weishampel  |  10-27-2011  |  Movies

Pole Dancing as Therapy?new

It isn’t hard to guess what kind of dance studio this is. What is unexpected, however, is that the dancing has become a form of therapy.
Boulder Weekly  |  Blair Madole  |  09-27-2011  |  Performance

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