Micki DeMaria, left, and Amanda Slaughter of Denver wear turkey hats before the Mile High United Way Thanksgiving day Turkey Tr
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Work for that Thanksgiving meal at one of these local turkey trots

11/20/2018 06:27 PM MST
The not-so-sound rationale behind running Turkey Trot road races is to offset the calories sure to come at the Thanksgiving dinner table. 
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November Nature Walk: Circling Jim Hamm Nature Preserve to honor veterans
11/18/2018 05:58 PM MST - Although Veteran's Day has passed, you can honor veterans any day on a visit to the Jim Hamm Nature Center northeast of Longmont. The Hamm family donated the land and a 14-acre pond to the city in 1974 in honor of Air Force Capt. Jim Hamm, who was shot down over Vietnam in 1968.  Full Story

Chris Weidner: A life of gratitude, a death of beauty
11/13/2018 06:50 PM MST - It's unusually chilly for Oct. 7 as I switchback up Fourmile Canyon to Chip Chace's house. Through the rainy windshield, cottonwoods are turning yellow. For the last few weeks Chace, a venerated doctor of Chinese medicine, has suffered restless nights, often in agonizing, almost unbearable pain. Driving the final miles I realize I'm nervous — acutely aware this will be the last time I ever see him. Full Story

Mike Sandrock: 'Coach warm-up' -- be thankful for what we have in Boulder
11/12/2018 09:19 AM MST - Sometimes it takes an outside observer to remind us to pause from our busy lives and think about what we have to be thankful for. Such was my feeling last week when I chatted with top Kenyan coach John Mwithiga at a party to celebrate the recent success of some of his runners living and training in Boulder, including Grace Kahura, winner of a big road 5K in New York City, and six-time Bolder Bolder winner Mamitu Daska, a 2-hour, 21-minute, 59-second marathoner and ninth at the 2018 New York City Marathon. Full Story

Ed Engle: A tough elk hunt and angling to redemption on the Arkansas River.
11/07/2018 09:24 AM MST - At South Park the rain began to turn to snow. As a matter of habit, I kept watch for pronghorns, but didn't see any. That's unusual, but I thought the weather might be cause for them to hunker down. I wondered if it would be snowing when I got to Tommy's place near Salida. Full Story

November Nature Almanac: Life on the edge — gnarly bristlecones defy the elements
11/05/2018 12:10 PM MST - Bristlecone pines — gnarled and grotesque — thrive in the harsh conditions at and just below treeline. Contorted by the elements, these tenacious trees adapt to thin soils, scarce water and buffeting winds — a symbol of strength in adversity. Full Story

Boulder resident looks to compete in climbing at 2020 Olympic Games
11/01/2018 08:21 PM MDT - John Brosler estimated it would take him just under 4 seconds to scale a 10-meter-high wall inside the EVO Rock + Fitness climbing gym in Louisville where he practices speed climbing. Scale might not be the right word. Brosler bounded up the wall like gravity stopped for 4 seconds on Thursday afternoon. Full Story

Chris Weidner: The Getu Valley — an archetype of culture, climbing and change in rural China
10/30/2018 06:34 PM MDT - Farmers work small plots of land with scythes and hand-drawn plows. Old women stagger under woven baskets overloaded with plants to feed their livestock. Full Story

October Nature Walk: Celebrate fog, flowers and fall on the Shanahan Ridge Loop
10/22/2018 06:47 PM MDT - After a week of mist and rain, the sun came out, and dissipating fog wrapped tendrils of white around the Flatirons. White-crowned sparrows, a Steller's jay and a spotted towhee splashed in a natural bird bath eroded into a boulder at the edge of the Shanahan Ridge Loop in Boulder Mountain Park Full Story

Climber falls in Eldorado Canyon State Park
10/20/2018 07:42 PM MDT - Rescuers on Saturday evening were attempting to rescue a man who fell while climbing in Eldorado Canyon State Park earlier in the day. Full Story

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College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

 
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College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

 
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Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story