Fourth National Climate Assessment

Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century.

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Solar, wind cheapest source of new generation in major economies – report

Solar and/or wind are said to be the cheapest source of new energy generation in all major economies, apart from Japan, finds BloombergNEF. It adds that China’s utility-scale PV market has contracted by over a third this year; and that battery costs are set to drop a further 66% by 2030, driven by EV adoption.

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Ten Percent More

By Lacy

Many years ago, I accomplished something good at school (I can’t remember what) and my mother was congratulating me. And — snarky teenager that I was — I replied, “Yeah! …read more

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in with the new

By jenyu Recipe: roasted kabocha squash The past few days have involved a lot of cleaning and precious little outside time, but we tell ourselves it is all worth it because we …read more

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back in the saddle

By jenyu Recipe: chewy amaretti I meant to take one week off from blogging as life began to (dog)pile up on me. I liked that week off from the blog so much …read more

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Review: Tierra Y Fuego turns out top-notch farm-to-plate tacos

By By Clay Fong

Dining Critic

The venue was North Boulder’s Diaz Farm, home to the Tierra Y Fuego Taqueria, a small trailer serving up big flavors. Set back a bit from Jay Road, this humble …read more

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Apple Pie Filling & Cabbage Stew

By Sean Smith Everyone has their favorite fruit, or at least should. Some people go gaga for watermelon. Others say bananas are the best. Oranges may rank at the top for just about …read more

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Review: Longont’s Mike O’Shay’s serves up classic pub grub with comfort

By By Clay Fong

Dining Critic

For the most part, this longtime eatery delivers on this promise in a relaxing setting heavy on wood decor and soft lighting. …read more

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Review: Boulder could use more spots like Lunetta Italian

By By Clay Fong

Camera Dining Critic

A fleeting glance at both the interior and menu of Boulder’s recently opened Lunetta Italian quickly makes it clear what this eatery is all about. It’s a reasonably-priced neighborhood joint …read more

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McDevitt Taco Supply

By Grace Boyle

Anyone that claims to have “super heady” tacos is a winner in my book.

McDevitt Taco Supply started as a food stand six years ago on Boulder’s Pearl Street mall. Owner …read more

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winners and winners

By jenyu Recipe: lentil chicken soup Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the previous post and took a guess at Yuki’s breeds! We had 177 comments which I’m rounding …read more

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Review: Le Frigo’s sandwiches triumph at South Boulder deli

By By Clay Fong

Camera Dining Critic

Le Frigo is an invitingly humble, but understatedly elegant, South Boulder deli heavy on Continental cuisine. …read more

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guess the yuki

By jenyu Last month I finally got around to ordering a Wisdom Panel Canine DNA Test. For Yuki. It’s not that we needed to know our little rescue mutt’s ancestry – we …read more

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Review: Longmont’s Treat Snack House is what nostalgia ordered

By By Clay Fong

Times-Call Dining Critic

Fulfilling the promises of its name, this low-key spot offers up a respectable variety of sweet and savory small plates and beverages. …read more

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mushroom madness

By jenyu Recipe: shroomaki (japanese mushroom roll) Our cooler weather turned to unsettled weather which turned to glorious cold and snowy weather this past week. While the snow will move on after …read more

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Salsa Verde & Slow Cooked Spicy Onions & Peppers

By Sean Smith So today felt for the first time like a fall day. The sun was shining bright but had that slanted not so direct feel to it. It was warm but …read more

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crank it up

By jenyu Recipe: cranberry walnut pepita sourdough boule Autumn feels good. We are starting to see frost patterns on our deck and I don’t have to take my jacket off when we …read more

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Review: Misaki in Superior one of Colorado’s top Japanese spots

By By Clay Fong

Camera Dining Critic

Impeccable freshness and quality ingredients, coupled with visually pleasing presentation, makes for an eatery that can easily claim itself as one of the top Japanese spots in Colorado. …read more

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Pedestrian Provides Meals and Shoes with $3500 Shoe Tree and 47th Shoe Drive

The Pedestrian Shops are supporting Meals on Wheels of Boulder by raffling their Comfortable Shoe Tree, worth over $3500, as part of the Meals on Wheels Festival of Trees. They are also once again holding their annual Thanksgiving Shoe Drive to help neighbors in need.

This holiday season, the Pedestrian Shopsshoe stores are once again helping neighbors in need. They are supporting Meals on Wheels of Boulder by participating in their Festival of Trees and holding their Thanksgiving shoe drive to collect footwear for local assistance organizations.

The Pedestrian Shops will be raffling off their holiday Comfortable Shoe Tree, adorned with over $3,500 worth of footwear, socks, and accessories, as part of the Festival of Trees benefiting Meals on Wheels of Boulder. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each on Meals on Wheels of Boulder’s website, mowboulder.org, beginning November 18.

The tree’s lucky winner will be able to choose any shoe style from Pedestrian’s inventory, from each brand represented on the tree. Their winnings will include over 26 pairs of shoes from Dansko, Keen, Merrell, Wolky, Ecco, Clarks, Acorn, Jambu, Kalso Earth, El Naturalista, Aravon, Blundstone, New Balance, Crocs, Birkenstock, Chaco, Teva, Cushe, & Patagonia. The winner will also receive 20 pairs of socks from Smartwool, Injinji, Point 6, and Goodhew, handbags and accessories from Osgoode Marley, a BackJoy Back Orthotic, and 8 pieces of Omni-Heat base layer from Columbia Sportswear.

This is the sixth year the Pedestrian Shops have participated in Meals on Wheels’ Festival of Trees and the second year the event will be held in Downtown Boulder. “It’s really fun to have this beautiful tree full of comfortable shoes in the middle of our store,” said Richard Polk, owner of the Pedestrian Shops. Many Downtown merchants are participating and displaying their trees in their shops throughout the holiday season. Meals on Wheels will hold the drawing for each tree on December 18. The Pedestrian Shops’ tree can be viewed at their Downtown location at 1425 Pearl St.

The Pedestrian Shops are also once again encouraging customers to bring a pair of new or slightly used shoes to either of their locations between November 23, the day after Thanksgiving and December 10 to donate to people in need. As always, a 10% discount will be provided to customers who donate shoes; however, a purchase is never required. Customers often use the discount to stock up on the Pedestrian’s most popular styles like the Dansko Professional clog or a warm Columbia jacket.

For 25 years, Pedestrian has collected used shoes for distribution by local assistance organizations. This is the 47th shoe drive, as a second is held each April to celebrate Earth Day. The Pedestrian Shops have collected over 35,000 pairs of shoes for reuse by people in need. The Pedestrian Shops also support a wide variety of local schools and non-profits by donating countless gift cards to silent auctions and fundraisers.

The Pedestrian Shops began doing business shortly after the first Earth Day in 1970. Its first shop was located in a repurposed 1950s bookmobile. Its first bricks and mortar location was opened in 1971 in downtown Boulder, Colorado. Its humble roots are memorable for the story of its first store fixtures, carved from tree trunks; their first months of use required daily spraying for ants. Today, 42 years later, The Pedestrian has become widely regarded as one of the world’s leading retailers of comfortable shoes, operating two Boulder, CO stores and a website, http://www.comfortableshoes.com.

Downtown Festival of Trees

The second annual Downtown Festival of Trees Raffle has launched! All you need to do to buy raffle tickets is click on the “tree” logo (at left) and it will take you to the raffle ticket store. Photos of the trees will be posted as they become available.

The event runs through Tuesday, December 18th, once again in partnership with Downtown Boulder Inc. There are trees in 14 downtown locations, each themed and decorated with goodies from the participating merchants. The raffle is online now, and all proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels on Boulder. Be sure to visit each participating business to see the trees “live and in person!”

You can read more about this great event at the Meals on Wheels Boulder website.

The scrapsisters: Vacant Lot Dump

On a chilly Saturday morning, Geraldine the Dump Truck backed into a vacant lot in Boulder, Colorado. Over 60 school aged kids rushed towards the contents, like a giant piñata spilling out onto the frozen earth. For the next four hours the student artists worked alongside community leaders, CU students, and artist mentors creating art from trash. … even the snowman got spray painted!

The Dumpster Squad would like to thank the community partners who came together and helped to create the first ever Vacant Lot Dump: the scrapsisters, Tebo Development Company, McGuckin Hardware, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Growing Up Boulder, 1- 800 Got Junk, Western Disposal, re!, Scrib Coworking, Tokkers, Rick Baker Insurance, ReSource Tool Library, Morgan Creek Ventures, Riverside Building, T/aco, Laughing Goat Coffee, Mountain Sun Brewery, and Dairy Queen. The Vacant Lot Dump, creating opportunity one scrap at a time!

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