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10:01pm

Thu September 8, 2011
Fine Art

At Maison Lesage, Beauty Embroidered By Hand

In 1992, Lesage started an embroidery school to pass on to a new generation the techniques of an art form threatened by mass-produced fashion.
Olivier Saillant Maison Lesage

A friend's son recently got a tattoo — and she was appalled. Forty years ago, she'd given birth to a perfect, pink-skinned cherub. Now, bright blue wings, dark red hearts and some birds were inscribed on his bicep. Comfort, however, came in the words of France's top embroiderer: "It's human nature to want to look different," said Francois Lesage. "Self-adornment goes back to the Lascaux Caves! Think of scarification. That's the ancestor of embroidery."

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3:24pm

Thu September 8, 2011
Business

Western Colorado Baking Soda Company to Double Capacity

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The country’s second-largest producer of baking soda, Rifle-based Natural Soda, has announced plans to double production in 2013. The change is expected to bring more jobs to Northwestern Colorado.

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2:47pm

Thu September 8, 2011
Environment

Land Managers Call for New Wilderness in Colorado

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Colorado could see more federally protected wilderness areas. Federal land managers are recommending six new plots of Bureau of Land Management land for the extended protections.

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1:34pm

Thu September 8, 2011
Elections

Ballots to Stay English-only, For Now

Sixteen Colorado counties will print ballots in English only for this November’s election, after a federal mandate to have them printed in both English and Spanish failed to materialize in time.

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5:29am

Thu September 8, 2011
Business

Effects of 9/11 Still Felt by Colorado Business Community

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were felt not only on a global scale, but also at a local level. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about how the attacks affected business in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado.

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