Sun April 6, 2014

Boulder's Wealth May Be A Factor For Lowest Obesity Rate

Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks contain over 145 miles of trails.
Credit Dean Krafft / Flickr - Creative Commons

Boulder’s reputation as a healthy city has pushed it to the top nationwide for the lowest obesity rates. The city has come in first for lowest obesity rates every year with the exception of 2009 in a survey conducted by Gallup.

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Sat April 5, 2014
marc on the blues

Hubert Sumlin Was A Blues Giant Who Walked With Giants

Hubert Sumlin at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota jazzfest, July 2006.
Xmith Xmith Flickr - Creative Commons

If you could have held your own playing guitar in the same bands with the Royalty of the Blues like Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, you might have been as great a guitarist as Hubert Sumlin.

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Sat April 5, 2014
Garden Report

Train Your Lawn To Conserve Water And Survive Drought

As grass clippings break down they provide nutrients for your lawn.
Credit LexnGer / Flickr - Creative Commons

Lawns may have a reputation for being excessively thirsty, but spring preparation will develop deep, drought resistant roots that use less of Colorado's precious water resources. Factors like the soil type, grass type, the amount of sun or shade, and the time of year all affect how a lawn should be watered.

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Fri April 4, 2014

Solar Power Without Rooftop Panels May Be Coming Soon

Bradley Gordon Creative Commons/Flickr

Xcel Energy is asking state regulators to create a new option for Coloradans who want at least some of their electricity to come from solar power – but who can’t or don’t wish to put solar panels on their rooftops.

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Fri April 4, 2014
Mental Health

Mental Health Initiative Will Search For Statewide Solutions

It isn't too late to become involved in the broad statewide discussion on mental illness this weekend, with groups gathering in four cities to discuss means of eradicating stigma and removing barriers to treatment.

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Fri April 4, 2014
Mental Health

For A Diagnosis Of Both Mental Illness And A Disability There Are Gaps In The System

Alex Meredith, 29, draws at the family home in Littleton, Colo., Feb. 17, 2014. Meredith was diagnosed with autism when he was very young. He also displayed symptoms of mental illness.
Joe Mahoney I-News


Fri April 4, 2014

Humanity Deserves Its Fate In Aronofsky's 'Noah'

Russell Crowe play's Noah in Darren Aronofsky's latest film of the same name.
Niko Tavernise Paramount Pictures

It’s tempting to say that Darren Aronofsky's over publicized Noah is just a bucket of baloney, but that’s not all it is. Once in a while, the movie makes a surprising move, or shows a flash of genuine imagination and nerve.

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Fri April 4, 2014

Catching Up With Former Gov. Bill Ritter On Fracking, Energy Policy

Former Gov. Bill Ritter, now director of the Center for the New Energy Economy (right), with (right to left) lab director Bryan Willson, CSU President Tony Frank and Governor John Hickenlooper.
Colorado State University


Thu April 3, 2014
Arts District

New RiNo Art Show Is ‘Breaking Beaker’

Artist John Houser's parody of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker.
Carrie Saldo Arts District

Being green might not be that easy, but Kermit the Frog looks pretty relaxed these days. Maybe that’s because the lovable amphibian and several other beloved Muppets have been re-interpreted for the “Muppet Junkies Art Show.”

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Thu April 3, 2014

Could Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Be A Boon For Colorado's Economy?

Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester Flickr-Creative Commons

Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Colorado could add an estimated $50 million in spending to the state and local economy and $3.7 million in tax revenue according to a study. Currently, Colorado bans same-sex marriage, offering civil unions in their stead.

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