Mon August 20, 2012

After Thousands of Dollars and Man-Hours, Host Cities Ready for Pro Cycling Challenge

Ads like this one in Colorado Springs are just one of many things host cities along the USA Pro Cycling Challenge route have spent time--and money--planning.
Grace Hood KUNC

Today marks the start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a seven-day professional bike race that will broadcast images of Colorado to about 200 countries. It also marks the finish line for the 12 cities hosting the event, which have spent months and thousands of dollars preparing to welcome the traveling road show.

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Thu August 9, 2012
The Salt

Canning Factories On Wheels Rev Up The Beer 'Canvolution'

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 8:52 am

Microbrewery Boulder Beer uses Mobile Canning's equipment to pack its brews.
GSL Photo Mobile Canning

Beer snobs and craft brewers alike have rediscovered beer cans in recent years, defying the old stereotype that quality beer comes only in bottles, or that cans are just for mass market stuff. But for the smallest microbreweries, the question wasn't "can or bottle," it was whether they could afford the equipment and storage space to package their beer at all. Many could not.

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Tue August 7, 2012
Participation Nation

Rescuing Food In Boulder, Colo.

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 12:35 pm

Rescued food waiting to be delivered.
Courtesy of Boulder Food Rescue

This month we are collecting your stories about the good things Americans are doing to make their community a better place. Some of your contributions will become blog posts and the project will end with a story that weaves together submissions to make a story of Americans by Americans for Americans.

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Sun August 5, 2012

Climbing With Chaos

Unsure of how to pick the hand and foot holds for an indoor rock climb? Try using chaos theory and a computer.
Jessica McDonald KUNC

Rock climbing is not on the list of sports at this summer’s Olympic Games in London. But for many Coloradans, rock climbing is a natural test of one’s athleticism—and wits. For one recent computer science graduate, rock climbing not only got him through school, but it became a topic of academic study.

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Wed August 1, 2012

More Drilling for Boulder County Open Space

screencap map of wells, oil and gas development between Boulder and Niwot.
Boulder County

Five new oil and gas wells will be drilled on Boulder County Open Space in the next two weeks because the land’s oil and gas rights were already leased out prior to its purchase by Boulder County.

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