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Hats in ring, gubernatorial candidates debate

Hats in ring, gubernatorial candidates debate

Seven gubernatorial candidates made a play to stand out on Nov. 12 at St. Cajetan’s event center. A mix of businessmen, former politicians and civil servants debated Colorado politics during the three hour debate. The debate was hosted by a coalition of 13 different non profit and activist groups such as Together We Will Colorado […]

Solar Decathlon Housing Competition

DENVER–Living off-grid in Denver might be easier than you think as the Solar Decathlon Housing Competition comes to Denver. Solar energy, including geothermal heating and water conservation, are the primary designs of the pop-up student community contest. These energy-efficient homes educate the public on the benefits and affordability of living clean without a carbon footprint. […]

Protesters march against fracking

Protesters march against fracking

Local activists with model fracking rigs and banners marched from Commons Park to the State Capitol Oct. 5 protesting fracking and shaming businesses along the way. “We’re here to end fracking, it’s that simple,” said Gina Hardin, chair of 350 Colorado, a nonprofit climate change advocacy organization. The march was the final event of the […]

Auraria sustains and entertains

Can music change the world? UCD teacher Greg Cronin thinks it already has.

Cronin, who teaches integrative biology and sustainability, organized the music lineup for the Nov. 10 Auraria Sustainability Fair. He said he believes music makes the issues he finds so crucial more palatable to the masses.

The Flobots: Surviving hip-hop

One of Denver’s biggest bands, The Flobots, are set to release their sophomore effort Survival Story March 16. Founding member and co-emcee Jonny 5 discussed the new album, performing live and life after their huge single “Handlebars.”