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Boulder’s Southwest Research Institute reports new Mars Curiosity rover data

Newly interpreted data from the Mars Curiosity rover shows that physical barriers reduce radiation levels on the red planet, giving scientists at the Southwest Research Institute insight into what future human exploration on Mars might look like. The rover’s Radiation Assessment Detector, or RAD, is one of 10 instruments on...
BOULDER, CO
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Derek Ridgley: Extrospectives

Derek Ridgley is a Colorado-based writer and occasional angel investor who elevated to the Peak to Peak region in 2016 after a decade of living in Boulder. Derek and his better half, Marci Ridgley, originally hail from Portland, Oregon. Prior to his graduation from Cornell University with a history BA,...
BOULDER, CO
Colorado Daily

Longmont, Boulder video store owners hit rewind on glory days

It will always be hard for wife and husband Renea and Bruce Herberger to think about the day they had to close Longmont’s Showtime Video in June 2016. “We had customers coming in begging us not to close,” Renea Herberger said. “We had many people crying, saying, ‘What I’m going to do? I’m going to miss Joe. I’m going to miss Amy.’”
LONGMONT, CO
boulderbeat.news

Guest opinion: Forget the views. Build more housing in Boulder.

This Tuesday, council will give feedback on a plan to redevelop 2054 Spruce into 63 homes and an exercise room, with a possible landmarking of an existing building that is currently home to a pilates gym. As a member of the Boulder Housing Cartel and an owner of a condo...
BOULDER, CO
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After year of restrictions, Longmont’s shops bustle for Small Business Weekend

Rachel Hunter remembers the line that formed outside her Longmont flower studio and retail shop, A Florae, last year during Small Business Weekend. Because of Level Red coronavirus restrictions, retail capacity was limited to 50% and indoor dining was prohibited at restaurants. Including a head count of her employees, Hunter said it meant allowing only two to three customers inside to shop at a time.
LONGMONT, CO
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Great Shopping and Dining in Boulder on Small Business Saturday® and Beyond

Small Business Saturday is on November 27 this year. Since its launch in 2010, the program has encouraged people to support their communities by shopping at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. Many Boulder businesses are small (89% have fewer employees and nearly 90% of all businesses in the city are headquartered here).
BOULDER, CO
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Where to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday Weekend

If you love to shop — and even if you just have to shop — this is your time to pay back the small businesses that keep Denver hipper and more eclectic, in spite of creeping development and incoming cookie-cutter stores. Shopping on Small Business Saturday is a mutual love-fest, when the money you spend doesn’t leave your community and shop owners greet you like an old friend.
BOULDER, CO
lafayetteco.gov

Shop Small Saturday

Shop Small is a movement encouraging people to shop at local businesses. Each year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, millions of individuals, businesses, and communities have embraced this concept by supporting their local economy. Visit the Shop Small website to view a list of Lafayette businesses who will be providing...
LAFAYETTE, CO
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Boulder High senior to present Mars balloon research

Boulder High senior Bryce Irving developed an interest in space exploration while living in Florida when he was younger, riding his scooter to watch SpaceX launches and visiting the Kennedy Space Center. In high school, he heard a presentation from a Ball Aerospace engineer, contacted the engineer to learn more...
BOULDER, CO
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Largest Farm to Grow Crops Under Solar Panels Proves to Be a Bumper Crop for Agrivoltaic Land Use

Agrivoltaics is the co-location of solar power and agricultural production. It is not a new idea, but is not in widespread use. Agrivoltaics is a relatively new field with infinite potential: it is the agricultural practice that uses solar power at its best. Studies observed that plants tend to have a more efficient growing cycle when planted under arrays of solar panels, and the panels produce more electricity as well.
BOULDER, CO