Fri October 31, 2014

New Four Mile Fire Station Will Be An Upgrade, Indoor Plumbing And All

The new $1.5 million fire station will be operational June 2015.
Credit Bret Gibson / Four Mile Fire Department

The Four Mile Fire District is situated in the mountains just west of Boulder and has been hit hard in recent years. There's some good news though – groundbreaking on a new $1.5 million fire station will begin on Halloween Friday.

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Fri October 31, 2014

Take A Chance, Take In A Hidden Gem At The Denver Film Fest

A still from 'Supernova' which will be playing at the 37th Denver Film Festival
coutesy Denver Film Festival

The Denver Film Festival will show over 200 movies this year. Even counting shorts, that’s too many. There’s a lot of good stuff to see though, and a lot of those films are way under the radar. The glitzy films in the festival are going to open in theaters soon enough. Look for what’s not so obvious. That’s where you’ll find unexpected pleasures.

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Fri October 31, 2014

For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 4:22 am

Joanna Ebenstein, founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, has always had a fascination with creepy things since childhood. Her father, Bob, always nurtured her passion.

Joanna Ebenstein is founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood, which features a human skeleton, a pickled possum and a two-headed duckling, among other things.

Ebenstein and her father, Bob, recalled during a recent visit to StoryCorps, how ever since childhood, she's been fascinated with things that make most of us squirm, including black widow spiders.

"I used to catch them, and I'd put them in jars," says Joanna, 42.

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Thu October 30, 2014

Wyoming's Campaign And Classroom Balancing Act On Climate Change

Republican campaign signs cover a roadside shack near Alpine, Wyoming.
Leigh Paterson Inside Energy

As Election Day approaches, candidates are using the issue of climate change science in the classroom to mobilize their bases. This is especially true in Wyoming, because with just over half a million residents, elections are generally decided by just a handful of votes.

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Thu October 30, 2014