Boulder

5:00am

Wed November 19, 2014
Sexual Assaults On Campus

Rape Kits Aren't Available On Campus In Boulder, Fort Collins

Supplies used during a training session for nurses on Sex Assault Forensic Exams Oct. 2, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. Colleges cite the high cost of training and maintaining a SANE program as reason for not having them on campus.
Joe Mahoney Rocky Mountain PBS I-News

Jada Garber, tall and confident, was entering her senior year at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011 when she was forced into a group that she never wanted to join. She became the one out of five women who is sexually assaulted during her time in college.

The man who attacked her, Davin Burke-Reinhart, was convicted on two counts of felony sexual assault in 2012. That made him part of a much more exclusive group. Only about 3 percent of rapists ever spend a day in jail, the Justice Department has found.

What made the difference between Garber's case and thousands of others that aren't successfully prosecuted?

Foremost, the physical forensic evidence collected in the hours after the attack.

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10:28am

Thu November 13, 2014
Oil and Gas

Boulder County Drilling Moratorium Extended

Protesters against oil and gas drilling in Erie. Photo taken June 7, 2012.
Credit Brett Rindt / Flickr - Creative Commons

By a unanimous vote, a moratorium on any new oil and gas drilling has been extended in Boulder County till 2018. Had there been no decision from the county commissioners, the current moratorium would have expired Jan. 1, 2015.

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5:00am

Mon November 10, 2014
Animals

One Man's Quest To Photograph All Of Colorado's Mammals

A gray fox, its image captured by photographer James Beissel using a nighttime remote camera trap.
James Beissel used with permission

Colorado has 130 different species of mammals, and one man is trying to photograph them all.

Actually, James Beissel, a Boulder-based photographer, is starting with about 70 mammals – the ones that are chipmunk-sized and larger.

"Those other species that didn't make the list, those are the small rodents and the bats. Those are a very different approach to photographing them, so maybe that will be my phase two," Beissel said.

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5:00am

Mon November 10, 2014
Oil and Gas

With Moratorium Set To End, Could Fracking Come To Boulder County?

Protesters against oil and gas drilling in Erie. Photo taken June 7, 2012.
Credit Brett Rindt / Flickr - Creative Commons

5:00am

Fri November 7, 2014
Arts District

For Some Veterans, Art Speaks When Words Fail

Ted Engelmann has spent his years since serving in Vietnam travelling to war and conflict zones. In this image, a soldier in Baghdad holds his father's Zippo lighter. A gift from one soldier to another.
Ted Engelmann, Vietnam Veteran

Wayne Williams and Adam Nilson are war Veterans. Even on United States soil, there are days when they feel far from at home. By creating art, they have found an unlikely way to settle in. They think it can help others too.

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