Gaiam TV: A Streaming Spiritual TV Network

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Recently I was flown to Denver, Colorado to record two, back-to-back one-hour interviews with Gaiam TV about my three The Gentle Way books and my FIRST CONTACT: Conversations with an ET book.  The first interview aired on February 4 and the second February 11.  I thought everyone might like to know more about this streaming subscription, Internet TV network.  They will never compete for the large number of subscribers Netflix has.  Instead, they have chosen to be a niche streaming service specializing in inspirational, spiritual (not religious), paranormal, UFOs, astrology, yoga, and exercise topics.

Perhaps you’ve bought one of their many products offered on their website at or in one of over 40,000 retail locations.  The name Gaiam was a combination of Gaia, soul of the earth, and I Am.  They are a publicly traded company (GAIA).  Their headquarters building in Louisville (next to Boulder) is quite large; it houses the warehouse for their sales of clothing, home goods, wellness, fitness, yoga and videos, along with corporate offices and Gaiam TV.  Their latest SEC filing that I read lists their assets at just under $190 million, so this company is not a “flash-in-the-pan-gone-tomorrow” business.

Gaiam was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1988 by Jirka Rysavy. His vision was to serve the "conscious consumer", a group subsequently named the "Cultural Creatives" by sociologist Paul Ray in 1996.  Gaiam states they are working to establish a new conscious media genre and distribution channels for filmmakers and artists who want to make a difference.  Joining other genres like classics, drama and action, conscious media includes feature films, documentaries, edutainment and personal development programs that they believe will inspire all of us to expand our awareness, pursue positive change in our lives and grow more connected to each other and to the planet.  (1)

Defeated at the Polls, Frackers Attack Democracy in Colorado

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By: Jacob Chamberlain, 12/05/2013

Following major Election Day victories for anti-fracking campaigners in Colorado last month when four cities voted to ban the controversial oil and gas drilling technique, fossil fuel industry players have refused to accept defeat and are initiating legal battles that could potentially see those voter-approved referendums overturned. As Al Jazeera-America reports, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) filed a lawsuit this week against the towns of Lafayette and Fort Collins, arguing that voters violated a state law they say protects the fracking industry when they passed their respective referendums. “It's not a surprise that the Colorado Oil & Gas Association would take this position,” Laurie Kadrich, director of community development and neighborhood services for the city of Fort Collins, told Bloomberg. “As a city, we have a responsibility to defend the voter-approved ordinance, so we’ll be looking into the contents of the lawsuit and we’ll respond appropriately,” Kadrich said.


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Eyes of the Nation on Colorado Towns' Fracking Fight

Silver's picture, By: Lauren McCauley, 10/30/2013

In what many are calling the new "ground zero" in the national fight against fracking, the toxic gas and oil extracting process is on the ballot in four Colorado towns where citizens are taking on the heavyweights of the fossil fuel industry. Following the example of Longmont, which last year became the first Colorado city to ban fracking, next Wednesday, voters in Boulder, Broomfield, Lafayette and Fort Collins will have the opportunity to choose whether or not they support the controversial extraction method of shale oil and gas in their communities.


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Industrial Hemp Cultivation Begins in Colorado – Free at Last!

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Waking Times, By: Alex Pietrowski, 10/09/2013


In a major victory for US farmers, activists, and those who advocate the many uses of industrial hemp, the first commercial crop of hemp to be cultivated in the United States in almost 6 decades was recently harvested in Colorado. Although different from the psychoactive plant cannabis, due to federal marihuana prohibition during the early 1900′s, the nation’s last commercial crop of hemp was planted in 1957 in Wisconsin, after over half a million acres were grown during WWII to assist the nation’s war effort.


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Colorado Flooding Before And After Photos

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These before-and-after photos of the catastrophic flooding that wreaked havoc in Colorado, affecting at least 1,918 square miles of the state and resulting in the likely deaths of 10 people and nearly $2 billion in property damage, offer a glimpse into the scope of devastation that this 1000-year storm brought down some Colorado communities.

HuffPost matched high-resolution satellite images of flooded areas from DigitalGlobe via Getty Images with high definition photos of those same flooded regions on Google Earth. Use the slider bar on each image to see the before and after photos of the affected region

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Colorado Flash Flooding: How It Happened, How Unusual? (video)

Desert Gypsy's picture - 9/14/13, Jon Erdman


A collection of ingredients came together to produce a destructive, deadly flash flood event in northern Colorado, including Boulder and parts of the Denver metro areas in mid-September, 2013

From the afternoon of September 9 through midday on September 13, 14.62 inches of rain had fallen in Boulder, Colo. This included an incredible 9.08 inches of rain on September 12, alone!

According to the Western Regional Climate Center, the previous all-time record rainfall for any calendar day in Boulder was a 4.80 inch deluge on July 31, 1919., in records dating to 1893. September 12th's total almost doubled the previous record wet day.

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Astronaut View of Fires in Colorado

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Astronaut View of Fires in Colorado

hick smoke billows across the landscape in these digital photographs of the western United States. Both photographs were taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on June 19, 2013.

Astronaut View of Fires in Colorado

While the Wild Rose blaze was fully contained by June 25, 2013, the West Fork Complex was still raging through the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests. The West Fork Complex is a combination of three fires: the West Fork fire, the Windy Pass fire, and the Papoose fire. Lightning ignited the first of the blazes on June 5, 2013, and together they had charred approximately 75,000 acres (30,000 hectares) by June 25. The fires were burning in rugged terrain with large amounts of beetle-killed spruce forests.

Wildfire: Colorado Town Sees Long Evacuation

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The sun sets through wildfire smoke Sunday, June 23, 2013, near Monte Vista, Colo. A large wildfire near a popular summer retreat in southern Colorado continues to be driven by winds and fueled by dead trees in a drought-stricken area, authorities said. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

The sun sets through wildfire smoke Sunday, June 23, 2013, near Monte Vista, Colo. A large wildfire near a popular summer retreat in southern Colorado continues to be driven by winds and fueled by dead trees in a drought-stricken area, authorities said. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

DEL NORTE, Colorado — Tourists and business owners forced to flee a popular summer retreat in the southwestern Colorado mountains resigned themselves to a long wait as fire officials declined to speculate when they might be able to reign in an unprecedented and erratic blaze raging through the Rio Grande National Forest.

The fire more than doubled in size over the weekend, growing to an estimated 114 miles by Sunday night, authorities said.

Map of wildfires in Colorado, June 23, 2013

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Wildfire -6/23/13, Bill Gabbert

Map of Colorado fires June 23, 2013

On the map above we show the large wildfires in Colorado that are still active. The three southernmost are still spreading, while the Bull Gulch, Lime Gulch, and Wild Rose Fires have been relatively quiet for the last day or two. The acres burned are also shown.

The Papoose and West Fork fires have now been combined into the “West Fork Complex”.  We have more information about the West Fork Complex and the East Peak Fire.


Raging Colorado, Arizona wildfires prompt evacuations

Desert Gypsy's picture 6/21/13, Keith Koffman

DENVER — Several wildfires raged unchecked across drought-parched Colorado on Thursday, one threatening oil and gas wells close to the Utah border and another about 300 miles to the southeast chased a group of Boy Scouts from their camp near New Mexico.

A separate wind-whipped fire roaring through chaparral and pine forests in central Arizona forced the evacuation of about 460 homes near the town of Prescott, about 100 miles north of Phoenix.Scorching temperatures, low humidity and gusting winds have much of Colorado under red-flag warnings for extreme fire danger, the National Weather Service said in a bulletin.

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