No one could have predicted that all the wacky doomsday predictions tied to the Mayan calendar and December 21, 2012 would mark a new beginning for PeaceJam, the homegrown effort that links Nobel Peace Prize winners with kids, teaching them how to make a difference in the world. But assuming the wor ... More >>
In the midst of these 100 degree days, it's easy to forget how much summer rules. We spend all of this time talking -- or worse, complaining to total strangers in line at a coffee shop, on the bus, at the gas station -- about how hot it is (as if talking about how much something sucks is going to ma ... More >>
South Pole StationMore than two years past its original deadline, the National Science Foundation has finally awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to handle the U.S. government's vast operations in Antarctica. The thirteen-year, $1.9 billion contract begins April 1 and its headquarters will ... More >>
For the past twenty years, Denver has had a special connection to Antarctica, primarily because the firms that support the U.S. government's research there have operated here, training the hundreds of employees who spend up to a year on the continent. After spending time on "the Ice," however ... More >>
Lori Midson Jon Emanuel, executive chef of Project Angel HeartThere are good chefs and chefs who do good: Jon Emanuel is both. During his career, the head cooker at Project Angel Heart has fed everyone from rocket scientists to garbage men, but his position at Project Angel Heart -- a Denver ... More >>
Lori Midson Jon Emanuel is tatted, hairy and proudAs part of an upcoming photo essay project spotlighting Denver restaurant pros whose tatts are as prevalent as their dissections, burns, blisters, knife slashes and stabs, we promised that we'd post some of the best ink on the Cafe Society bl ... More >>
Nearly three months after the National Science Foundation was supposed to announce who had won the thirteen-year, $2 billon Antarctic Support Contract, the federal agency has acknowledged to bidders that the award will be delayed by at least a year.
Centennial-based Raytheon Polar Services c ... More >>
The Job, as posted online: Santa Claus
Qualifications: You must look the part and have a jovial personality to thrill the kids.
Responsibilities: Being Santa Fri, Sat & Sun evenings from 12/4 through 12/20 and the 21st, 22nd & 23rd in downtown Denver. Costume furnished.
Pay: N/A, but a co ... More >>
Hello from McMurdo Station!In the 1980s, the only way for Antarcticans to communicate with loved ones back home was by writing letters (in the summer) or by making phone calls patched through by high-frequency radio. The radio didn't always work, however, and messages often had to be short. F ... More >>