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Archive for April 4, 2011

Looking back at the 2011 Vail Film Festival

Looking back at the 2011 Vail Film Festival

  By Thomas N Mixing superb movies, a pleasant atmosphere and the beauty of Vail Colorado, the 2011 Vail Film Festival was a truly special event. The Festival was hosted at the Sebastian Hotel, an elegant resort with snazzy furnishings, a warm atmosphere and an accommodating staff. Films were shown at both the Sebastian and The Cinebistro; a fusion of luxurious cinema and a bistro. The festival was launched with Olympus' PEN Your Short 48 Film Contest with the winning creation ... Full Story

The Inner Room

The Inner Room

An Independent Film by Red Giant Productions By Thomas N. The Inner Room is one scary movie. A creepy premise, a plot filled with scary distortions, and distinctive filming adds to the spookiness of the movie. To top it all off, the film is shot entirely in Colorado. An out-of-sync couple visits a remote cabin with the intention of spending time together to work on their relationship after the tragic loss of their child. As husband Chris, (Marty Lindsey) focuses on his photography the ... Full Story

Governor declares disaster emergency for Crystal Fire

Governor declares disaster emergency for Crystal Fire

              DENVER ­— Monday, April 4, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper issued a disaster emergency declaration today for the Crystal Fire in Larimer County. This declaration will authorize $1.7 million in state aid to help pay firefighting costs. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs. Hickenlooper ... Full Story

Time Magazine: A US opportunity in Libya

Time Magazine: A US opportunity in Libya

      Time Magazine The Libyan Conundrum Fareed Zakaria Now the U.S. has the opportunity to break the dysfunctional dynamic that produces anti-American hatred and violence. The Obama Administration has properly aligned itself with the hopes and aspirations of the Arab people, and it has called for governments in the region to engage in serious reform. But right now all these efforts have been sidelined. Libya is burning. Its people rose, and the tyrant gunned them ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 4 (Update)

Update 5 p.m., Larimer County Sheriff's Office Firefighters put in good effort today building containment lines around the fire.  An updated containment percentage and total number of acres will not be available until tomorrow morning after crews finish updating information tonight. The latest information is available on the U.S. Forest Service's Incident Information website at www.inciweb.org/incident/2161.   Mapping continued today and we expect more accurate figures on the ... Full Story

Slices of Life, Small talk

Slices of Life, Small talk

Small talk not always so small   By: Jill Pertler     I am a small talker. My son christened me with the label yesterday. “Have you ever noticed you make chit chat with everyone you meet?” he asked. His words felt more like an accusation than a question. “You’re a small talker,” he said. I knew he was right. I also knew my blithe banter possesses a power and purpose unknown to non-small talkers. I believe we are in the middle of a ... Full Story

Pakman on GOP candidates

Pakman on GOP candidates

The 2012 slate of Republican candidates is shaping up to be one of the most interesting and bizarre in recent history, and I’m unsure whether I should be hoping the most outrageous candidate, or the most reasonable, makes it to the November 2012 ballot. While the most outrageous candidate would presumably have the smallest chance of winning, the risk is that a last minute October surprise could put them into office. Conversely, the risk of a Republican candidate perceived as more reasonable ... Full Story

Fire at Pioneer Sand and Gravel

Fire at Pioneer Sand and Gravel

The Crystal Fire may be larger, but there was some excitement in Berthoud on Saturday afternoon as firefighters responded to a fire Pioneer Sand Company. David and Julie Dowen of Mead happened to be on had to takes some photos. According to Ms. Dowen, the desk clerk told her that a customer had come into the office and said, "Hey, your mulch is on fire." The call went out to Berthoud Fire who responded to cool things off. Note: You can still get mulch if you need it as it can be delivered ... Full Story

The myth of Tribal Libya

The Libyan youth uses a number of communication media. In addition to their Twitter and Facebook pages, they have a web site on which they keep a running update, publishes some of their own publication and provides articles that have appeared in international newspapers.   Todays page includeds "Libya's uprising attract participants worldwide" from the Washington Post "Video: Apparently the whole Libyan social media revolution is a fake" showing attempts to discredit the Libyan ... Full Story

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