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More Big Concerts

The Pikes Peak Center has more stars taking the stage this month including Nickel Creek, Melissa Etheridge and ArcAttack. We've got your hook up in the Indy Blast!

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Featured Letter

Don't encourage them

Re: the picture of a defaced McDonald's billboard, (Slice of Life) in the July 30 issue: Quite a while back when I lived in L.A., graffiti seemed to be at its apex. I remember a column on the front page of the Los Angeles Times bemoaning this fact. Accompanying this was a big picture of an overpass with tagging.

My thought at the time was, "Great. You just gave these guys exactly the attention they wanted." Simple animal behavior (do remember we're animals): When you reward ("Here's a treat," "Good dog," "How cool that is") unwanted behavior (barking inappropriately, defacing property), you are reinforcing that behavior. Meaning you are encouraging the continued behavior.

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Marian House Soup Kitchen

Is in urgent need of ground beef. The kitchen is experiencing an ongoing shortage of beef, which is a staple of the 600 meals it serves daily. Any donation is welcome, though 5- or 10-pound tubes are preferred for storage and convenience. Donations can be dropped off at the house (on the west side of the building at the dock) between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays.
Marian House, 14 W. Bijou St.

Ready, set, go ... to college

Welcome to the Independent's College Guide.

Getting primed for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge

Welcome to our coverage of the fourth annual USA Pro Challenge, one of the most important cycling races in the country, and the only one that'll send Tour de France-level athletes flying down our streets this week.

USA Pro Challenge Stage 4: Where to watch

The great thing about a city race is that you can get in on the action almost anywhere along the route.

Musician, heal thyself

Strand of Oaks' Timothy Showalter hangs onto this mortal coil

Just pluck it

A Colorado-developed 'gleaning' database details sweet, low-hanging fruit

Bellissimo bread

Personality and pastries power Bella's downtown

Pony tales

Spring Creek kids tell their own stories through art

 Film

Magic in the Moonlight has nothing up its sleeve

Woody Allen. There: Now I've said all I need to say to let you know whether you want to continue paying attention.

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