Summer 2014

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Best Bike-Race Bash

Best Bike-Race Bash Say hello to the planet’s fittest pack of Lycra-clad legs to ever scorch Colorado roads. Starting in Aspen on Aug. 18, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge crosses 550 miles over seven days. More than 100 world-class professional cyclists, including American and Boulder-area heroes, will climb 40,000 soul-crushing feet before the race concludes

Telling Tales

I Promise Not To Suffer By Carol Brock Colorado is home to a lot of creative people, and they’ve got a lot of stories to tell. Put the two together and you’ve got the finalists for the 2014 Colorado Book Award, which includes five Boulder County residents. Homeless people with pets, pushing personal boundaries, poetry,


What You Need to Know to Stay Safe By Amber Erickson Gabbey Snakes get a bad rap, dating all the way back to the Bible. Although many cultures have respected serpents as symbols of fertility, transformation, guardianship and vengeance, they’re still often lumped together as scary or gross. But Cameron Young, executive director of the

Pioneers of the Universe

CU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics By Terri Cook When the Cassini spacecraft successfully dropped into orbit around Saturn on June 30, 2004, jubilant Boulder scientists celebrated with the public. But at a private barbecue, they raised the roof by mixing a few “Cassini Martinis” made ofSKYY vodka, orange juice and dark-red crème de

We’re Just Worker Bees’

Since 1955, the family that owns McGukin Hardware has understood what Boulder wants By Steven Wilke Dave and Dee Hight remember 1948, when Dave started college at CU, as the year Boulder stole their hearts.The town was smaller in those days, with fewer than 20,000 people. Although it’s five times bigger now, the McGuckin Hardware

Rescuing Food and Families

Americans waste a lot of usable food – enough to feed a surprising number of people By Tanya Ishikawa It’s like a game of Tetris. Arranging the packages of donated food into a stable matrix on the Boulder Food Rescue bike trailer can be a challenge for volunteer Christina Gosnell. She enjoys the puzzle, and

Relativity and Astrophysicists

Think You Can Leave Relativity to the Astrophysicists? THINK AGAIN By Shannon Burgert Jeff Bennett believes that if people understood relativity, they would be more thoughtful in the way they lead their lives. Fortunately, he says, relativity is much easier to understand than most people believe. The trick? It’s very different from the perception that

Champion Cyclist Pays It Forward

Timmy Duggan believes that if every young athlete could have a dream and a mentor, ‘the world would truly be a better place.’ By Julie Kailus Former professional cyclist Timmy Duggan had some exceptional career highs. The 2012 USA Pro national champion road racer, Olympic team member and Tour de France competitor has stood atop

Boulder County Struggling Species

 … and what you can do to help them By Ruthanne Johnson Did you know that Boulder’s Long Canyon has the West’s most southerly surviving remnants of an ancient boreal forest, including a rare stand of paper birch trees? Or that colonies of two federally threatened bat species migrate to Boulder caves every summer to

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