In the third week of September 1995, food writer Brennen Florey raged against Big Beer trying to enter the nascent microbrew market.
From "Pot Luck":
Yes, Coors Brewing Co., alias Blue Moon Brewing Co., has introduced their players in microbrew mania: Honey Blonde, Nut Brown Ale, and Belgian White — all neatly disguised in creative packaging that a crack team of professional designers spent days and nights developing so as to give no indication that it's actually just juiced-up Coors.
After trying all three, I'll say that each of them is, in fact, better than the ol' Silver Bullet, the most unusual being the Belgian White (I think I once had a Pez out of C3-PO's head that tasted quite similar). But by and large all three are flaccid attempts at originality in flavor, and I'd take a Bristol Bee Hive or a Phantom Canyon Queen's Blonde anyday over this bunch of wannabes.
School District 11 played host to the kind of conflict you don't see every day.
From "Board member criticized for divulging details":
School board president Lynn Peterson has taken fellow member Art Nutter to task for publicly stating he would like to "blow up the district" and for publicly divulging details from recent board of education secret sessions.
Peterson put Nutter on public notice during last week's school board meeting. ...
Peterson declined to specify topics that have been publicly divulged, but said that Nutter has stated more than once that he would like to "blow up the district."
"When that is one's stated goal, then it is obvious that it becomes an easy next step to forego one's oath and discard the policy of the place one is trying to 'blow up,'" she said.
Nutter responded to Peterson's criticisms with his own — the board itself is abusing its executive privileges. In recent months, he said, the board has secretly discussed arming District 11 employees for security measures, and has attacked him for publicly criticizing the school district.
Community outcry was credited with helping keep McMansions out of the Section 16 recreation area.
From "County, State Land Boards back off development attempts":
[T]he county parks advisory board last week unanimously voted to accept another long-term lease from the State Land Board.
Developers were hoping to build upscale houses on part of the 600-acre tract west of Colorado Springs dotted with hiking trails. The Board of County Commissioners will formally vote on the issue early next month, but county parks manager Kurt Schroeder said he's "more than pretty much 100 percent convinced" the proposal will be adopted.
And neither of the Springs' cable providers (American Telecasting or Cablevision) was offering the Independent Film Channel to subscribers, leaving our newly relocated indie theater something of a solitary cultural outpost.
From "Forbidden films":
With all those wasted numbers on your cable or satellite box, wouldn't it be nice to have a network dedicated solely to independent films, 24 hours a day, uncut and commercial free? ...
Kimball's Twin Peak cinema has aired fewer independent films in recent months because audiences are bigger for major studio releases such as Braveheart and Apollo 13.
"You have to understand, we have a bigger overhead here, so the smaller films might slip under the door," said owner Kimball Bayles. "When you have a small film and only a hundred or two hundred come see it in a week, we can't absorb that cost. We try to play the better of the mainstream stuff."
Bayles believes airing IFC locally might help develop an audience for independent films in theaters.
"God, anything could help."
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