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State and Region

  • State and Region

    Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America’s forests

    "They are one of the few things that can actually eliminate a forest tree species in pretty short order — within years," said Harvard University ecologist David Orwig as he walked past dead hemlocks scattered across the university's 5.8-square-mile research forest in Petersham.

  • State and Region

    Researchers fret as info lags on pot effects on older adults

    "Historically older people haven't had high rates of substance use, but this is changing," said Dr. Benjamin Han, a geriatrician at NYU who led the study published this week in the journal Addiction. "As baby boomers age, we're going to see more and more of this."

  • State and Region

    Troops for Trees gives Christmas trees to Colorado soldiers

    Volunteers helped Fort Carson soldiers choose one of the trees on Monday. Each tree was given a fresh cut at the trunk before the soldiers carted it off.

  • State and Region

    Bullying, harassment reported at federal lab in Colorado

    Employees at a U.S. Geological Survey lab in suburban Denver were subjected to "offensive language and behavior" by at least one co-worker, Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., said during a congressional hearing.

  • State and Region

    2 Colorado electors try to overturn voting requirement

    Hillary Clinton won Colorado on Nov. 8. The two electors, Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich, are Democrats who want to be free to cut a deal with their GOP counterparts and vote for someone else to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.

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  • Business

    Nobel economics winner Hart worried about Trump’s econ plans

    "The population doesn't seem to care about their representatives. And they try to reach into some strong-willed man or woman to lead the country, and that is an ominous development," he said. "Which I think is reminiscent of 100 years ago, and I'm extremely worried about that."

  • Business

    Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals

    "We will defend American jobs. We have to look at it almost like a war," Trump thundered in North Carolina, vowing to keep companies from moving overseas during the second stop of his "thank you" tour to salute his supporters. "We want the next generation of innovation and production to happen right here in America."

  • Business

    Trump: Japanese mogul pledges $50 billion US investment

    "We are going to invest $50 billion in the U.S. and commit to create 50,000 new jobs," Son told reporters. "We (will) invest into the new startup companies in the United States."

  • Business

    UK govt agrees to reveal details of Brexit talks plan

    "The terms upon which we leave the EU will define us and our country for many years," said Labour Party Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer. He said Labour lawmakers are not seeking to block Brexit — which British voters in June chose to do — but to bring "clarity, scrutiny and accountability" to the process.

  • Business

    US employers post fewer jobs, though openings stay healthy

    Job openings slipped 1.8 percent to 5.5 million, the Labor Department said Wednesday . Hiring also fell to just under 5.1 million, while the number of people quitting declined to about 3 million.


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Colorado Table

  • Colorado Table

    Wintertime comfort-in-bowl is savory, meaty braised beef

    Braising is a long-honored method of cooking which coaxes out tenderness and deep flavors from tougher cuts of meat. The basic technique involves a Dutch oven and four main steps: brown the meat and remove, cook the mirepoix (chopped onion, celery and carrot), deglaze the pan with liquid, and finally return the meat to the Dutch oven, cover and let cook low and slow in the oven or on the stovetop until tender. Pork shoulder, brisket and short ribs are excellent candidates for braising with high fat content and tough flesh that need hours to soften.

  • Colorado Table

    COOKING ON DEADLINE: Fresh linguine with shrimp and peas

    But it's not just the guests who will be happy. The whole dish comes together in about 20 minutes. Really! Truly!

  • Colorado Table

    Mexico’s ancient beverage of pulque makes a comeback

    "The old people, they say that before, they didn't drink coffee; they had some pulque, tortillas and beans and that was their breakfast," he said.

  • Colorado Table

    TAPPING STANLEY AT LAST: Cheluna Brewing celebrating opening in Aurora’s long-awaited market

    “It’s a dry watering hole and now it’s going to be full for all the people around here,” he said in August. “This is going to be a breath of fresh air.”

  • Colorado Table

    Learn to love a long, slow braise to make tough meat awesome

    Short ribs can be butchered three ways: English, flanken or boneless. In English style, the ribs are cut parallel to the bone, with one bone per cut. In flanken style — which originated with the Jews of Eastern Europe — the ribs are cut across the bone. With English style, you get relatively uniform chunks of beef. With flanken style, you get a sauce with more body and flavor because the cut bones enrich it.

Aurora Magazine

  • Aurora Magazine

    HedonXmas — Have A Very Merry Jane This Holiday Season

    A state road map overlaid with a cutout of a marijuana leaf, attached to the word “Colorado,” the print works well in the color green — an obvious choice — but is also available in blue, purple, red or black.

  • Aurora Magazine

    HedonXmas — Cut to the Chase

    So you wander down the mountain as the minutes go by. The trees are bigger here. The smell of the pine is overwhelming, like being in a frigid sanitized bathroom. A squirrel has a scary tantrum when you reach into a tree to shake the snow off a contender for being the perfect tree.

  • Aurora Magazine

    HedonXmas — Fancy Feasts

    To limit yourself to a single meal or item at Denver’s shiny new Central Market on Larimer Street is to wave a centrally-located finger-bird at the entire field of culinary arts. Opened just this fall, Central Market is a foodie’s orgasmic paradise. Craving fresh baguettes? Hop over to Izzio Artisan Bakery.

  • Aurora Magazine

    HedonXmas — Super Sippers

    The holidays are the best time to check out all of Colorado’s over-the-top stouts that our now-famous gastropubs and craft breweries are providing. This year, Four Noses Brewing out of Broomfield is offering a decadent, delightful selection of stouts

  • Aurora Magazine

    HedonXmas — Uniquely Colorado Gifts

    For that transplant in your life — and we’ve all got some — nothing says “Colorado is my home, really, I mean it” like some swanky state gear complete with that superfluous Colorado flag logo. And while that stuff’s a dime a dozen these days — those “Made in Colorado” stores are no longer vanquished to just the 16th Street Mall but found at nearly every retail location from the Front Range to the Western Slope — if you want truly authentic Centennial State gear, head over to Colorado hipster paradise, Coloradical.

  • Aurora Magazine

    HedonXmas — Curing What Ales You

    There are ways to help a bit with a hangover, but Gursky says there are some things people do that are virtual locks to make a hangover worse. The simple, sad truth is, if you guzzle champagne and whatever other boozy treat comes your way on New Year’s Eve, you’re in for a hard day Jan. 1.

  • Aurora Magazine

    HedonXmas — Over-The-Toppen-Baum

    In capturing the Moravian spirit, start by making or buying paper Moravian Stars. These stars, which have 25 or 26 points, are often found illuminating windows or perched above porches during the holidays. They date back to the 1700s when Moravian students in Germany constructed the stars to aid math lessons. The luminescent stars were seen as early as 1747, lighted in windows of buildings in the Moravian community of Herrnhaag, Germany, according to historians.

  • Aurora Magazine

    HedonXmas — Worth the Weight

    Who’s counting? Just resign yourself to knowing that when January rolls around, you will, too. You only get a few dozen holiday seasons before you ship off, so go for the shameless bliss while you can. And here are a few of our suggestions of ways to feel good about putting on the pounds, while you’re doing it.

  • Aurora Magazine

    EXIT STRATEGY: Giving The Grift of Gab

    It turns out I may be the original ‘that guy’ when it comes to holiday gifts that everyone hates