Daily Camera

I currently act as one of the primary freelancers for Boulder, Colo.’s local newspaper, the Daily Camera. Please check out this link for my most recent stories.

During the spring of 2011, I interned with Laura Snider at the Camera. There, I tackled the science and environment beat, in addition to other news stories as they came up. Below, I’ve included the title, publishing date and lede of a small selection of stories. If you click on a story’s title, a link to a PDF file will open, allowing you to check out the full story, including the jump.

I hope that you like what you read. If you have any thoughts, comments or you’re in need of a freelancer, please feel free to shoot me an e-mail at CHolden13@gmail.com.


Climbing group pushes trails front page on February 7–When climbers step out from their cars toting heavy coils of rope and hefty harnesses in Boulder Canyon, they have carabiners, crevices and cruxes — but perhaps not environmental stewardship — on their minds.

Conference loses its ‘heart and soul’ front page on February 11–The University of Colorado’s Conference on World Affairs lost its “heart and soul” Thursday as organizers announced that film critic Roger Ebert — a regular participant for most of the last 40 years — is turning over the reins of his annual “Cinema Interruptus” series.

Boulder tweeting, studying N.Z. quake response front page on February 23–Caleb James heard about New Zealand’s deadly earthquake early Monday afternoon. By 5 p.m., he’d booked a flight from Denver.

Grant puts energy efficiency in reach front page Local section, February 24–When Niwot homeowner Donna Plain sat down with green building consultants Mark Bloomfield and Megan Roemer of Sustainably Built on Thursday, she explained her situation bluntly: “I think this house leaks like a sieve.”

Volunteers take on work of reseeding front page Local section on March 5–More than 900 people will be working over the next two months to restore sections of the 6,000 acres devastated by the Fourmile Fire, and none of them is getting paid for it.

Advocates look for Fair Trade front page on March 21–Having visited a Costa Rican coffee farm this past January, Boulder resident Cristina Aguilera will think twice the next time she takes a sip of that warm, brown nectar of the gods.

 No deal, shutdown looms front page on April 8–The congressional gridlock over how to adjust the budget is leaving federally funded Boulder organizations with uncertainty.

Scientists to reach new heights front page of Local section on April 9–Boulder’s Dan Durda is a self-professed “little science geek kid.”

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