Robert Minor, a Kansas University professor, has been using reusable bags for at least 10 years. In this 2009 file photo, Minor, was shopping at Hy-Vee Food Store. A recent study found that most reusable bags carried bacteria because they were used for multiple purposes and were not often washed.
As the local food movement gathers steam and municipalities around the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado ponder the ramifications of letting residents raise chickens in an urban environment, Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt is offering a series of hands-on classes focused on the slaughter and butchering of farm animals.
Workers continue to dismantle the old Varsity House on Wednesday near the northwest corner of 11th and Indiana streets. The house is being moved closer to the corner to make way for an apartment complex, but the method of moving it — taking it apart — was not expected by historic preservationists.
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek with Lawrence resident Preston Nicholson, who is scheduled to appear on the game show on Jan. 13.