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Art Cleaners has been your friendly neighborhood full service dry cleaner since 1921, offering you the finest in dry cleaning, laundry and alterations. Service is our top priority with our friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff we strive to make every encounter with us a pleasant experience. Quality is foremost for us as well. In 2003 we were pleased to convert to the GreenEarth Cleaning System.

Art Cleaners7-7 Monday – Friday
8-5 Saturday

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North Boulder
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Uptown
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Table Mesa
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Longmont
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Lafayette
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News from Art Cleaners

Art Cleaners, GreenEarth Garment Care

Art Cleaners, GreenEarth Garment Care

Learn why all the best dressed clothes are wearing GreenEarth Cleaning, the alternative dry cleaning process that is actually good for clothes and the planet.[READ|SHARE]
Art Cleaners

Art Cleaners

Art Cleaners has been your friendly neighborhood full service dry cleaner since 1921, offering you the finest in dry cleaning, laundry and alterations. Service is our top priority with our friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff we strive to make every encounter with us a pleasant experience. Quality is foremost for us as well. In 2003 we were pleased to convert to the GreenEarth Cleaning System.[READ|SHARE]
Art Cleaners - Fall Savings Coupon

Art Cleaners - Fall Savings Coupon

Present this coupon at any Art Cleaners on of before 10/31/2016 and receive $1 Off each piece of dry cleaning and alterations you bring in![READ|SHARE]
Art Cleaners Delivers to Students

Art Cleaners Delivers to Students

Welcome back CU students and faculty, for a limited time through October 15th, 2016 you can get this special discount on your dry cleaning from Art Cleaners in Boulder. $1 per piece should save you some dough and we they will even pick our dry cleaning up and deliver back it when it's done.[READ|SHARE]
Art Cleaners Does Wedding Dress Preservation

Art Cleaners Does Wedding Dress Preservation

Cherish your wedding dress forever with Art Cleaners Wedding Dress Preservation. They'll keep your wedding dress beautiful for years to come. Present this coupon prior to cleaning for 10% Off this specialized service.[READ|SHARE]
Art Cleaners Congratulates the Class of 2016!

Art Cleaners Congratulates the Class of 2016!

Congratulations Class of 2016! Just for this special occasion Art Cleaners is offering $1/Off Per Piece off of dry cleaning with this coupon thru June 16th, 2016[READ|SHARE]
Happy Spring from Art Cleaners

Happy Spring from Art Cleaners

Spring time is upon us and thru May 30, 2016 Art Cleaners is offering you a special deal of $1 Off, Per Piece of your dry cleaning with this coupon.[READ|SHARE]
Art Cleaners Super Bowl Special

Art Cleaners Super Bowl Special

Art Cleaners is United in Orange and offering a Super Bowl special with this $1 off per piece coupon. Bring this in with your dry cleaning and alterations before the day of the big game to save![READ|SHARE]
Art Cleaners New Years Resolution

Art Cleaners New Years Resolution

For a New Years resolution, Clean Naturally! Switch to a gentle process that dry cleans harsh chemicals with Green Earth cleaning at Art Cleaners in Boulder, Longmont, Erie and Broomfield.[READ|SHARE]
Art Cleaners Wish You a Happy New Year

Art Cleaners Wish You a Happy New Year

Art Cleaners Wish You all a Happy New Years 2016[READ|SHARE]
Conference on World Affairs

Conference on World Affairs

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Conference on World Affairs

Boulder school teacher Leanne Soucek and some of her students are blogging for Boulder Channel 1 at the Conference on World Affairs at C.U. this week. #CWA2015

About the Events:
A forum on international affairs since 1948, the Conference on World Affairs is hosted annually at the University of C.U. campus and encompasses the arts, media, science, diplomacy, technology, environment, spirituality, politics, business, medicine, human rights, and more.

All events are free and open to the public-and attended by students, faculty, staff, alumni, townsfolk, journalists and visitors from around the nation. Audiences range in size from an intimate 100 to over 2,000 at individual sessions, with a combined total of about 92,000 over the course of five days.

Find more on the Conferences and the #CWA2015 with continuing stories from students and C.U. professors!

 
Conference on World Affairs News

Sips from the Fire Hose: Distilled #CWA2015

Sips from the Fire Hose: Distilled #CWA2015

Malcolm Gibson: 2015 CWA attendance draws to a close--and before hearing reflections of 30 high school students tomorrow in Socratic Seminar, these are several of my first "sips," distilled from reflecting on a number of panelists' views. Over the next several days I'll share others.[READ|SHARE]
Sipping from the Fire Hose #CWA2015

Sipping from the Fire Hose #CWA2015

We need all the voices, all the knowledge and all the distilled wisdom. May we have the courage to sip and hydrate from the fire hose, not very comfortable....[READ|SHARE]
Thoughts on the CWA by Leanne Soucek

Thoughts on the CWA by Leanne Soucek

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.[READ|SHARE]
Gays Saved Marriage Panel

Gays Saved Marriage Panel

Same-sex marriage fight has made people think about the importance if marriage.[READ|SHARE]
Leonard Pitts talk

Leonard Pitts talk

Americans think "problem solved" because we are ruled by a black president named Obama and a black queen named Oprah.[READ|SHARE]
Student responses to globalization of terror

Student responses to globalization of terror

Joanne Huskey talked about being in the EMBASSY bombing, she and her kids were in the basement and her husband was on the 4th floor. Everyone on the middle floors was killed. She strongly suggested using globalization against terrorism building understanding and connections with people of other cultures.[READ|SHARE]
Mind-blower #CWA2015

Mind-blower #CWA2015

As I stood in line to thank Joanne Huskey, I had the opportunity to visit with someone in line (since I didn't ask his permission, not saying his name or position). He, too, had survived in the '98 US Embassy bombing. I am humbled and praying for the safety of a child who is now working in Kenya...how do we create respect and trust? How do we release fear????[READ|SHARE]
Conclusion #CWA2015

Conclusion #CWA2015

What is manageable degree of risk? Economy of security? Terrorists are winning because of money spent...[READ|SHARE]
Student Questions #CWA2015

Student Questions #CWA2015

What is Rupert Murdoch's role in world problems?[READ|SHARE]
Joanne Huskey #CWA2015

Joanne Huskey #CWA2015

Media is culpable in creating us vs them..instead of responding after every incident ...[READ|SHARE]
Malou Innocent #CWA2015

Malou Innocent #CWA2015

We have Allies in the region from whose security and economies we cannot extricate ourselves ...[READ|SHARE]
Respone of Joanne Huskey #CWA2015

Respone of Joanne Huskey #CWA2015

What the heck are we doing in battle over 7th Century Caliphate? What would happen if we just went about the business if 20th century living?[READ|SHARE]
Jay Parker, continued #CWA2015

Jay Parker, continued #CWA2015

Globalization is often described as "glories and advantages" of modern world, but often technologies bring I to contact cultures that don't yet know how to interact with each other. However, communication doesn't = understanding and understanding doesn't = agreement. Paradox that just by communicating and understanding, we won't necessarily "just all get along."[READ|SHARE]
Jay Parker #CWA2015

Jay Parker #CWA2015

Change = terrifying, and insecurity yields "doubling down" in fundamental beliefs, or seek out new centers of power.[READ|SHARE]
Continuing on global terror panel #CWA2015

Continuing on global terror panel #CWA2015

Fear generated by media-savvy tactics[READ|SHARE]
The Globalization of Terror #CWA2015

The Globalization of Terror #CWA2015

Joanne Grady Huskey (Used to be a clown :) ). She had taken her children for doc appt @ US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, 1998. Crawled out of basement hallway hole into wall of flames where car had been. 255 people killed. Al Qaeda debut. Husband survived because he was upstairs meeting with ambassador. For many in State Dept, that was 911....[READ|SHARE]
Conference on World Affairs

Conference on World Affairs

A forum on international affairs since 1948, the Conference on World Affairs is hosted annually at the University of C.U. campus and encompasses the arts, media, science, diplomacy, technology, environment, spirituality, politics, business, medicine, human rights, and more.[READ|SHARE]
Macky Auditorium Live Stream of Conference on World Affairs April 7-11, 2014

Macky Auditorium Live Stream of Conference on World Affairs April 7-11, 2014

Live video Streaming for the Conference on World Affairs sessions at Macky Auditorium. Special thanks to Steve Jones, Bret Mann and Greg O'Brien.[READ|SHARE]
UMC Live Stream of Conference on World Affairs April 7-11, 2014

UMC Live Stream of Conference on World Affairs April 7-11, 2014

Streaming for the Conference on World Affairs sessions at the UMC Center Ballroom. Special thanks to Steve Jones, Bret Mann and Greg O'Brien. Mon Apr, 7 2014 9:00 AM MST — Fri Apr, 11 2014 2:30 PM MST[READ|SHARE]
Conference on World Affairs online problems : Twitter let down Grays attend

Conference on World Affairs online problems : Twitter let down Grays attend

The one saving grace of this panel was to point out just what a waste of a persons life it can be. they couldn't stress how addictive Twitter and Facebook could be. The tone of this session was politically leftist with continuous barbs thrown at conservatives who use twitter. So much for CU chancellors new policy of fair and balanced. All of the panelists criticized main stream media for not covering the news. None of them could explain the business side of Twitter. They also seemed oblivious to the fact that Television and News papers lost their foothold[READ|SHARE]
 
Bart's Record Shop

Bart’s Record Shop

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Bart’s Record Shop is a small CD and vinyl store run by Bart Stinchcomb, the original owner of Bart’s CD Cellar and Record Shop. It’s located at 1625 Folsom in Boulder, Colorado. Hours are Sunday-Wednesday 11-6 and Thursday -Saturday 11-7. Phone 303-444-1760

Bart's Record Shop1625 Folsom
Boulder, Colorado 80302

Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thusday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Bart’s Record Shop Videos and News

Bart's Record Shop Rises from the Dead again!

Bart's Record Shop Rises from the Dead again!

Jann visits Bart's Record shop and we learn about a little article written about how they're the Best place to rise again and again in Boulder.[READ|SHARE]
Bart’s Record Shop 2015

Bart’s Record Shop 2015

Jann talks a little with Bart at Bart’s Record Shop in support of their Best in Boulder win.[READ|SHARE]
Bart’s Record Shop Commercial

Bart’s Record Shop Commercial

Bart’s Record Shop in Boulder, has a wide range of music on CD and vinyl, music you won't find anywhere else. Plus listening stations, live instore performances, Music Videos, equipment and other paraphanaila to keep you a Rock & Rollin.[READ|SHARE]
Bart's Record Shop

Bart's Record Shop

Bart's Record Shop is a small CD and vinyl store run by Bart Stinchcomb, the original owner of Bart's CD Cellar and Record Shop. It's located at 1625 Folsom in Boulder, Colorado. Hours are Sunday-Wednesday 11-6 and Thursday -Saturday 11-7. Phone 303-444-1760[READ|SHARE]
Bart's CD Cellar 15th Anniversary Party at the Fox Theatre

Bart's CD Cellar 15th Anniversary Party at the Fox Theatre

Boulder Channel 1 gets a quick look at Bart's CD Cellar 15th Anniversary Party at the Fox Theatre in Boulder.[READ|SHARE]
Bart's CD Cellar In Store Performances by Saul Williams, Eddie from Ohio and the North Mississippi Allstars

Bart's CD Cellar In Store Performances by Saul Williams, Eddie from Ohio and the North Mississippi Allstars

Boulder Channel 1 goes back to Bart’s CD Cellar for more in store performances. This time we catch Saul Williams, Eddie from Ohio and The North Mississippi Allstars.[READ|SHARE]
Bart's CD Cellar In Store Performance by The Johnny O Band

Bart's CD Cellar In Store Performance by The Johnny O Band

Boulder Channel 1 brings you this full set from Bart's CD Cellar In Store Performance of The Johnny O Band.[READ|SHARE]
 
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Boulder CU welcome ! Hands Up Don’t Shoot! Cops

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Boulder is a pretty safe place; if you are rich and white. It gets less safe if you are Latino or African American. As long as you look, talk and walk white you should be fine here. But the cops are going to watch you.

If you look hip hop and all gangster, all eyes will be on you where ever you go.
If you are Asian, you are less suspect. Try to look like a nerd . If you are middle eastern try to look as American as you can. Many of you are rich, hang together, don’t drink and are fashionable. That goes a long way here. Goes without saying don’t wear hodgie clothes not matter if some white people do. They’re stupid and they don’t understand the implications… but the police do and Afgan and Iraqi war veterans who you will be going to school with don’t think hodgie clothes are cool. It makes them nervous and you suspect.

Most Strict sharia Muslims were thrown out of Boulder after 911. They FBI came to CU and revoked everyone’s passports. So don’t go grocery shopping at 1:00 am with your wife following behind you in a Birka. Dropped the Birka and any of that child or woman repressive civil rights stuff while you are in Boulder.

In all my years with my involvement with Police and  law enforcement one thought comes to mind. They do have the power, training, wherewithal and the guns to kill you at the drop of a hat. Like an explosive offensive lineman in football cops are like wild beasts ready to strike without warning. So you have to be mindful of that. You are not dealing with an ordinary person. You are always dealing with someone who can knock you to the ground, handcuff you and take away your freedom or your life. They are a gang of trained killers who live in a closed society. They are the military except on American soil. Our Military only operates on foreign soil  where the host country fears for their lives. Cops are color blind. They only see blue. They are a brotherhood of men and women who rule the streets.  They have rules of engagement which are less strict than our US Marine Corps.

That means if you frighten them them they can and will shoot to kill you.  They do not have much of an in between.

So I always approach cops with this in mind. I am not stupid.  I don’t ever do things to antagonize them. I never fight with them or argue with then.

They have the gun on their holster. They have the badge of authority and the entire police department, district attorneys office and local government behind them.

Cops are the wrong people to fuck with always.  Many of them are stressed and overworked. They spend much of the day dealing with scumbag wife beaters, child abusers, drug addicts and alcoholics, thieves etc.

So when they run up on you in a traffic stop just know you have a wilkd lion coming up to your car and you don’t want to piss him or her off.

What to do in a traffic stop.

1. Pull over to the right immediately and stop.

2. Don’t get out of the car.

3. Put your hands up on the steering wheel and keep them there.

4. If it is night , turn your overhead light on so the officer can see your hands.

5. Don’t go fishing around for your license or registration in the glove  box.

6. Sit still and wait for the cop to come to your window and wait for instructions.

7. Cops get nervous when you go to the glove box or start fishing around.  They worry that you might have a gun or someone in the car has a gun .

8. Be polite. Yes sir no sir goes a long way.  Don’t argue with him.

9 I have found that being polite to a police officer always helps….. If I have done something wrong  in the vehicle I just admit it or say i didn’t realize and apologize. That approach will get you less point on a ticket or a warning.  I almost never get stopped and when I do it is usually with a warning.

10. I am serious. I could have driven over the guys mother and he’ll give me a warning. Why. because I pose no threat.

12. Now of course I am white, middle aged and look like Rush Limbaugh so that helps… a lot. I am usually well dressed and well spoken. I don’t give off attitude.

13 I have no idea what to say to those of you who are black, Latino, or wear gangster clothes.  I would take my hat off and do your best Eddie Murphy impression.

14. when I was a long haired hippie and on drugs and wearing weird clothes… believe it or not I was the guy who was cool calm and collected around cops.  I was often the spokesperson. ” Yes sir. No problem here sir.  thank you sir . no sir yes sir. did you want to fuck one of the girls sir cause that one there thinks your cute.” I mean , I will do anything to keep the heat off and make sure the cops are feeling non threatened. I just try to be nice to them. Cause nobody else has been all day and they appreciate it.. And that means they will go find somebody else to eat.

15. If you have somebody with you who is being agro toward the cops, you tell that person to “shut the fuck up” in no uncertain terms. You tell the cop .. “You will have no problem with us sir, I am sorry for my disrespectful friend he was smoking crack before you so caringly stopped us ” and then you make sure a friend sits on that guy or girl.

16. Now you people of color, try to dress as white as you can. And talk as white as you can.  Wear Kakis and a blue oxford shirt and a red and blue stripped  tie. Talk about how you love the police and hope to be a police officer next year. Smile like Chris Rock and mention church. 

sorry that is how it goes.  This is a white mans world. White businessmen do rule…Next come our white women and our white children. If you are rich like me and live in a rich white city like Boulder you get treated like a Lord by the cops. Then again I don’t fuck up. I am not out dealing drugs, shooting people, robbing, stealing rapping or walking the streets. I am scared shitless.  But I get more points than you.

If you are black, Latino or homeless you will always be stopped by the cops in rich white Boulder or any affluent white neighborhood in America.

So how you carry yourself, what you wear and how you speak in the presence of law enforcement officers will make the difference of whether you live or die tonight.

Jann Scott has covered the police for over 20 years
by Jann Scott
Jann Scott’s Journal
from White Boulder
and now one of my favorite bands

 

 

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Boulder Creek Festival

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Boulder Creek Event Productions

Boulder Creek Event Productions include the Boulder Creek Festival, Boulder Hometown Festival and other great entertaining events.

Website: http://www.bceproductions.com/

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Boulder Creek Festival

Watch Boulder Channel 1 at the Boulder Creek Fest this year, we have 3 separate broadcasts that take place at various times and locations throughout this Memorial Day weekend event, some live, some recorded and lots of things to watch from this and previous years that we have been to this always fun, annual event in Boulder. Sit Back and enjoy the show, and if your up to it, stop by the Boulder Channel 1 booth in media row.

Justin TV

Watch live video from boulderchannel1 on www.justin.tv

UStream

Live stream videos at Ustream

News from the Boulder Creek Festival

2016 Boulder Creek Festival - Carnival

2016 Boulder Creek Festival - Carnival

Jann takes us to the carnival area at the Boulder Creek Festival and talks to some of the carneys and shoots some hoops.[READ|SHARE]
2016 Boulder Creek Festival - Kutandara Center

2016 Boulder Creek Festival - Kutandara Center

We watch the Kutandara Center performers play their Marimbas for the crowds at the Boulder Creek Festival.[READ|SHARE]
2016 Boulder Creek Festival - Fun

2016 Boulder Creek Festival - Fun

Jann catches some of the action at the Boulder Creek Festival and visits some of the booths like the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program and the Teen Music stage.[READ|SHARE]
2016 Boulder Creek Festival - Religions

2016 Boulder Creek Festival - Religions

Jann visits some of the religious groups at the Boulder Creek Festival, sings the Hare Krishna Chant and talks with people at the Love Peace and Harmony Center, The Journey from Onecess to Humanness and the Boulder County Catholic Pro-Life Ministries where he also meets Pope Francis.[READ|SHARE]
2016 Boulder Creek Festival - Police

2016 Boulder Creek Festival - Police

Jann talks with the Boulder Police, Animal Control and Marijuana Enforcement officers at the Boulder Creek Festival and we have a look at some of the gear they use to help keep the peace.[READ|SHARE]
Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue

Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue

Jann talks with the Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue at the Boulder Hometown Fair, and learns about their non-profit animal rescue. They brought lots of great puppies to the fair, and are adopt them out to loving homes.[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Creek Festival

Boulder Creek Festival

Watch Boulder Channel 1 at the Boulder Creek Fest this year, we have 3 separate broadcasts that take place at various times and locations throughout this Memorial Day weekend event, some live, some recorded and lots of things to watch from this and previous years that we have been to this always fun, annual event in Boulder. Sit Back and enjoy the show, and if your up to it, stop by the Boulder Channel 1 booth in media row.[READ|SHARE]
Bag Monster

Bag Monster

The Bag Monster talks to us, at the Boulder Creek Festival, about the pollution of single use plastic bags and how we can help prevent from using these bags that take a very long time to biodegrade.[READ|SHARE]
ACLU of Boulder County

ACLU of Boulder County

We visit with the ACLU of Boulder county booth at the Boulder Creek Festival and talk to them about their advocacy on behalf of citizens rights and constitutional guarantees, and aiding these communities in developing a better understanding of these rights in specific contexts and situations without our personal beliefs and opinions getting in the way.[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Police at Creek Fest

Boulder Police at Creek Fest

Jann Scott tries out some nice police gear, looks at drug displays, checks out police cars and looks at the new dog catcher van, uh animal control van.[READ|SHARE]
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Nightmare in the mountains scheduled

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County road chip seal projects begin Monday

 

Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Transportation Department will apply chip seal to 25 miles of county roads beginning this Monday, June 11.

 

Starting Monday, crews will begin working on Overland Road above Jamestown and work their way down James Canyon, and then Lefthand Canyon all the way to U.S. 36 (Foothills Highway).

 

The chip application will be followed closely by rollers and sweepers to set the material into the road surface along with the application of a “fog-coat” to further reduce the amount of loose material. The process is expected to take less than a week for each section of road.

 

2012 chip seal schedule:

 

Week of June 11

  • Overland Road
  • James Canyon Drive

 

Week of June 18

  • Lefthand Canyon Drive from James Canyon to U.S. 36
  • North 75th Street from south of St. Vrain Road to Highway 66
  • St. Vrain Road from 75th Street to Longmont city limits west of Airport Road

 

Week of June 25

  • North 73rd Street from Niwot Road to Clover Basin Drive
  • Niwot Road from 63rd Street to the Diagonal Highway (119)
  • Jay Road from U.S. 36 to 47th Street

 

Week of July 2

  • Jay Road from 47th Street to 75th Street
  • Baseline Road from 55th Street to Cherryvale Road

 

Schedules are subject to change due to weather and other factors and the projects will cause minor traffic delays. Visitwww.BoulderCounty.org/Transportation for updates.

 

Applying chip seal to county roads is a cost-effective means of extending their life and reducing potholes. Adding stone chips to pavement after it has sat for more than five years extends the pavement life considerably, allowing for more use of the original overlay. Additionally, the cost of chipping a road is a small fraction of the cost of new paving and chip sealing uses less oil and less material than paving.

 

“We understand the chip seal can be disruptive to cycling and can make for a rough ride for a period of time,” Boulder County Transportation Director George Gerstle said. “We’ll continue using the smaller chips, which we’ve used for the last two years with good results, and we will continue sweeping and fog-sealing the roads immediately after the chips are applied to create as smooth a surface as possible. However, there will still be impacts and cyclists should expect poorer riding conditions and use caution on these roads for a couple of weeks after the work is completed.”

 

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Boulder to bus St. Pat Day revelers

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City offers free HOP bus and Late Night Transit services for St. Patrick’s Day

The City of Boulder will provide free HOP bus and Late Night Transit (LNT) services for St. Patrick’s Day, from 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, to 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 18. These complimentary services will provide safe and convenient transportation options for residents and visitors celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Boulder.

On Saturday, March 17, the HOP bus will arrive every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and every 30 minutes from 10 p.m. to midnight. On Sunday, March 18, the Black, Gold and Silver LNT lines will arrive in downtown Boulder every 15 minutes from midnight to 3 a.m. The Black line serves the CU Main Campus, the Gold line serves the Twenty Ninth Street shopping district and the Silver line serves south Boulder. For additional HOP and LNT route information and maps, visit www.GOBoulder.net.

For more information about the HOP and LNT services, call Via Mobility Services at 303-447-8282. For maps, fares and other information, visit www.GOBoulder.net or www.RTD-Denver.com. For real-time HOP arrival and departure information, visitwww.NextBus.com.

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CU: The Brazilians are coming! (to study science)

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Brazilian ‘Science Without Borders’
undergraduates study at CU-Boulder

100,000 Brazilian students, fully funded by Brazil’s booming economy, want to share knowledge

The University of Colorado Boulder welcomed 19 students from Brazil this semester as part of the new Science Without Borders Program and Brazil’s initiative to place and fully fund outstanding students abroad to supplement their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

The students are among approximately 650 Brazilian undergraduates who have been selected to study on U.S. campuses with funding for their tuition, fees and housing from the Brazilian government’s Science Without Borders Program. The program, announced last year, provides scholarships to Brazilian undergraduate students for one year of study at one of more than 100 host colleges and universities, including CU-Boulder. Scholarships are given primarily to students in the STEM fields. After two semesters and an on- or off-campus internship, the students will return to Brazil to complete their degrees.

“Science Without Borders interested me because I wanted to know what it was like to study and live on campus and to learn in a different environment,” said Victor Sabioni, an aerospace engineering student from the Universidade de Federal de minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte. “I am taking two classes that are not offered at home, and everything is great so far.

“The campus is amazingly beautiful and everyone has been so welcoming and polite. CU couldn’t be better. It’s like heaven with homework.”

The Science Without Borders Program at CU-Boulder is offered through a partnership between the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Division of Continuing Education.

“The students are studying with their peers, living in university housing and experiencing life in Colorado and the U.S.,” said Anne Heinz, dean of Continuing Education and associate vice chancellor for outreach and engagement. “Several of the students already have indicated an interest in returning to CU-Boulder for graduate school.

“CU-Boulder students, whether they’re from the San Luis Valley, San Francisco or São Paulo, will benefit from the enriched classroom conversations and experiences enabled by these programs,” she said. “These collaborations foster our future as a global society, and we look forward to CU-Boulder’s continued participation in this program.”

An additional cohort of students is scheduled to arrive later this year for programs beginning in the summer and fall.

The Science Without Borders Program is part of a larger Brazilian government initiative to grant 100,000 scholarships to Brazil’s best students to study abroad at the world’s best universities. The program is sponsored by the scholarship foundation of Brazil’s Ministry of Education, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior. The program is administered by the Institute of International Education, an independent nonprofit specializing in international exchange. The institute has been working closely with the ministry and with CU-Boulder and other U.S. universities to place the students in study programs that best meet their academic needs.

“We are pleased to be partnering with the government of Brazil and with the U.S. host campuses to implement this important program,” said Allan E. Goodman, Institute of International Education president and CEO. “At a time when Brazil’s economy is expanding rapidly, and Brazil and the United States are forging unprecedented ties in trade, energy and scientific development, we look to higher education as another area where our two countries should seek much stronger cooperation.”

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CU’s VOYAGERS 1, 2, 3 are boldly going, and going and going

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Dec. 13, 2011

AS VOYAGER 1 NEARS EDGE OF SOLAR
SYSTEM, CU SCIENTISTS LOOK BACK

In 1977, Jimmy Carter was sworn in as president, Elvis died, Virginia park ranger Roy Sullivan was hit by lightning a record seventh time and two NASA space probes destined to turn planetary science on its head launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

The identical spacecraft, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, were launched in the summer and programmed to pass by Jupiter and Saturn on different paths. Voyager 2 went on to visit Uranus and Neptune, completing the “Grand Tour of the Solar System,” perhaps the most exciting interplanetary mission ever flown.  University of Colorado Boulder scientists, who designed and built identical instruments for Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, were as stunned as anyone when the spacecraft began sending back data to Earth.

The discoveries by Voyager started piling up: Twenty-three new planetary moons at Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; active volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon, Io; Jupiter’s ring system; organic smog shrouding Saturn’s moon, Titan; the braided, intertwined structure of Saturn’s rings; the solar system’s fastest winds (on Neptune, about 1,200 miles per hour); and nitrogen geysers spewing from Neptune’s moon, Triton.

Amazingly, both spacecraft have kept on chugging (if one can call 35,000 miles per hour chugging). NASA announced last week that Voyager 1 — about 11 billion miles from Earth — has now sailed to the edge of the solar system and is expected to punch its way into interstellar space in a time span ranging from a few months to a few years. Voyager 2 is not far behind, but on a different trajectory.                        -

Charlie Hord, a former planetary scientist at CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, remembers the salad days of the Voyager program, which was managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Hord, the principal investigator for a time on the LASP instrument known as a photopolarimeter built for Voyager, still shakes his head in wonder as he recalls some of the discoveries.

“All of the scientists were dazzled by the pictures of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn coming back,” recalled Hord, 74, who still lives in Boulder.  “To finally look at them up close was the most remarkable thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”  Since the early Voyager days were pre-Internet, “We used to send people over to the JPL newsroom to steal press kits so we could look at the pictures taken by the imaging team,” he laughs.

The LASP photopolarimeter, a small telescope that measured the intensity and polarization of light at different wavelengths, was used for a variety of observations during the mission. The instrument helped scientists distinguish between rock, dust, frost, ice and meteor material.  And it helped scientists determine the structure of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, which Hord called “a giant hurricane that has blown for 200 years,” as well as the properties of the clouds and atmospheres of Jupiter, Saturn Uranus and Neptune, and Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

The CU-Boulder instrument also was used to learn more about the makeup of the Io torus, a doughnut-shaped ring around Jupiter formed by volcanic eruptions from its moon, Io, as well as determining the distribution of ring material orbiting Saturn, Uranus and Neptune and the surface compositions of the outer planet moons.

One of the finest mission moments for Hord was analyzing the data returned from the photopolarimeter when it was locked on the star Delta Scorpii as it emerged from behind Saturn and passed behind the elegant rings in a “stellar occultation” when the light from a star is blocked by an intervening object.  The processed photopolarimeter data showed each ring was made up of numerous smaller ringlets. “They were beautiful  – they looked just like the grooves on a phonograph record,” he said.

On the off chance either spacecraft is encountered by an alien civilization, each are carrying what are known as “Golden Records” — gold-plated copper, audiovisual phonograph records with greetings in 54 languages, photos of people and places on Earth, the sounds of surf, wind, thunder, birds and whales, diagrams of DNA and snippets of music ranging from Bach and Beethoven to guitarist Chuck Berry’s classic rock-and-roll song, Johnny B. Goode.  The spacecraft even carries a stylus set up in the correct position so that aliens could immediately play the record, named “Murmurs from Earth” by Carl Sagan, who conceived the Golden Record effort.

“I thought adding the Golden Record to the mission was a neat thing to do,” said Hord. A guitar player himself who performs jazz and Big Band music with a trio that visits Boulder retirement homes, Hord recalled that JPL threw the Voyager team a party to celebrate the end of Voyager 2’s Grand Tour as it passed by Neptune in 1989 (Pluto was in a distant part of its orbit at the time).  “We even had Chuck Berry playing his guitar on the steps of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory,” he said.  “It was really something.”

In 1990, Voyager 1 turned around one last time and took a portrait of the solar system  – a sequence of photos that revealed six of the nine planets in an orbital dance. From nearly 4 billion miles away, Earth took up only a single pixel.

“To me, Voyager was the most fun and interesting planetary mission ever,” said Hord, who enlisted the help of then-graduate students Carol Stoker (now a NASA planetary scientist) and Wayne Pryor (now a professor at Central Arizona University) to analyze data from the mission. Over its lifetime, the CU-Boulder photopolarimeter science team also included LASP Professor Larry Esposito, Senior Research Associate Ian Stewart, retired faculty members Karen Simmons, Charles Barth and Robert West, as well as tireless work by many undergraduate and graduate students.

Esposito, who is still at LASP and is the principal investigator on a $12 million CU-Boulder instrument package aboard NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn, said his biggest thrill of the Voyager mission was the Neptune fly-by in 1989 when the gas giant “went from being a small blurry dot to a planet with bright clouds and numerous moons and rings. “Triton erupted before our eyes, and Neptune’s partial rings were punctuated and variable like a type of sausage that the French make.”

Then-CU President Gordon Gee was so impressed with the blue image the LASP team made of Neptune’s ring system that he used it on his Christmas cards, said Esposito, a professor in the astrophysical and planetary sciences department.

Esposito believes the biggest discovery by CU-Boulder’s Voyager photopolarimeter team was the intricate structure of Saturn’s F ring — a ring he discovered in 1979 using data from NASA’s Pioneer 11 mission. The CU-Boulder team determined the faint F ring was made up of three separate ringlets that appeared to be braided together, and that the inner and outer limits of the ring were controlled by two small “shepherd satellites.”

In addition, Esposito said that density waves — ripple-like features in the rings caused by the influence of Saturn’s moons — allowed the team to estimate the weight and age of Saturn’s rings.

As for Hord, the Casper, Wyo., native went on to be the principal investigator for two spectrometers designed for NASA’s Galileo Mission to Jupiter that launched in 1989 to tour the Jovian system, including its bizarre moons. Hord officially retired in 1997, but returns to campus for occasional visits with his colleagues.

In 40,000 years, Voyager 1 will float within 9.3 trillion miles of the star AC+793888 in the constellation Camelopardalis.  In 296,000 years, Voyager 2 will pass within 25 trillion miles of Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. Perhaps on the way, the spacecraft will encounter some musically inclined aliens up for a little Bach, Beethoven or Berry.

-CU

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