Long before you reach the circle of women, you hear them and feel their exuberance and warmth. These are the "grandmothers," fondly called les grandes-meres and dressed in brightly colored boubous — the voluminous traditional gowns with dramatic matching head wraps worn by the women of Senegal.
Colorado cities are making progress toward a 2007 carbon emissions goal set by former Governor Bill Ritter.
The so-called Colorado Climate Action Plan aims to reduce the state’s footprint 20 percent by the year 2020. Fort Collins is reporting an 11 percent drop between 2005 and 2010.
“You could look at our progress and say we’re over halfway there, only nine [percent] more to meet the goal,” said Lucinda Smith with the city’s Environmental Services Division. “But we’re likely to have continued growth so it will take continued focus and work to make progress on this.”
After cancelling runway repair plans last week, the director for the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport says construction will go forward as originally planned. Airport Director Jason Licon says the project’s contractor had cancelled last week when Congress was at a stalemate over Federal Aviation Administration funding.
When people hear you're a writer, they often ask "where do you get your ideas?"
I sometimes wonder too, but in most cases I curb my curiosity. The eccentric private lives of certain authors, their unconventional lifestyles, their all-round touch of strange carry an implied warning — my friend, you don't want to know.