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National Blood Donor Month saves lives

Bonfils wants your blood. During the winter, the number of blood donations drops by about 20 percent, according to the Bonfils Blood Center. “[The drop in donations has] just historically been that way due to either the weather or if the road conditions are poor,” said Bonfils representative Dianna Hemphill. “In the cold weather, people

Self-defense class helps Metro-area queer community take back control

Violence directed toward gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer and intersex persons is a topic that brings sadness and disgust to the hearts of many people, regardless of their sexual orientation. Denver resident Joseph “Obi” Oberdier is especially passionate about this topic, which was his inspiration for creating a free self-defense class, which he teaches at

Sin City survival guide

I just returned home from yet another not-so-successful trip to Sin City. Not only did I lose $100, I also bruised and blistered my feet the first night, making walking quite difficult, and made a complete fool of myself when, in the pouring rain, I slipped and fell on my butt — twice.