Supermarket sticker shock

I’m not going to tell you anything you don’t already know, but you’re not alone when you experience sticker shock at the supermarket. I’m stunned weekly as I walk the aisles in search of bargains. The Associated Press reported that last month alone food costs climbed 1.4%, the most in nearly two years. With high […]

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Astrology

ARIES March 21-April 19: “I have lived my life according to this principle: If I’m afraid of it, then I must do it.” Aries author Erica Jong said that. Since I’m not an Aries myself, her aspiration is too strong for me to embrace. Sometimes I just don’t have the courage, willpower and boldness to […]

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Hometown Hero: Nell Rojas

One morning in March, low clouds hung heavy over the springy rubber track behind Boulder’s Manhattan Middle School of Arts. It was a perfect morning for running, if you like that crisp-cool air hitting your chest and reddening your cheeks. At 7:30 a.m. that Tuesday, half a dozen women and men clustered around each other, […]

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Letters 4/7/22

Definitions first, please Thanks to Mark Fearer for addressing the current dire situation for renters in Boulder. Rents have been rising dramatically along with housing sale prices, but renters tend to be of lesser means than potential buyers, and in general price increases will hit them harder. So it’s appropriate to give their burdens more […]

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What to do when there’s ‘nothing’ to do…

EVENTS Opening reception—‘DISGUST: unhealthy practices.’ 6:30-8 p.m. April 7, east window SOUTH, 4949 Broadway Unit 102-C, Boulder, eastwindow.org “DISGUST: unhealthy practices”, a group exhibit curated by Todd Edward Herman, filmmaker, photographer and founding director of east window, is the culmination of an open call for work by nearly 100 writers and visual artists around the […]

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Finally, some decisions on the library district

After four years of campaigning and haggling over little details, Boulder City Council on Tuesday night voted 6-3 to form a library district that would reconfigure how the city’s libraries are funded. The government entity exists only on paper until and unless voters also OK a property tax increase to fund it. Council decided that […]

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The downward mobility of owning a mobile home

A couple of weeks ago, a ground-breaking Colorado bill, HB 1287, passed out of committee, bringing forward an extension of badly needed protections for Colorado mobile home owners (MHOs). These folks own their own homes, but have to rent the lots on which they sit and follow rules of parks they had no voice in making. […]

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