Sara Foster examines a black lace elderberry shrub in her front yard near Wasson Academic Campus. She uses the fruit to make a syrup that she says boosts T-cell counts, white blood cell activity and is useful for colds and flu.       Photo by Steven Saint

Herbs root of local healthcare

Trudy Thomas In late September, Sara Foster and her sister, Anna Papini, were selling herbal tinctures at the Colorado Farm and Art market at Ivywild School. They produced the tinctures…

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ACA: Insurance not health

Athena Roe Many Americans are in the dark when it comes to deciphering the health care legislation called the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A recent survey showed that 90 percent…

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Biofuel co-op good to go

Meral Sarper Almost everyone can agree our current energy spectrum is widely unsustainable. All the relatively cheap petroleum has been mined and gas prices will only continue to climb. Among…

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Shuman urges CC ‘Community Portal’

  The Colorado College divestment movement took a hit at the end of the last school year when the endowment committee concluded outright not to divest from fossil fuels. The…