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Thursday, July 17,2014

Put your money where your mouth is

Students ask CU to divest from fossil fuels 

By Steven Kreimendahl
Raitz says the focus of the current campaign by Fossil Free CU is to show how the divestment would benefit the campus by bringing in talented leadership and students in the environmental and social entrepreneurial fields.
Thursday, July 17,2014

Far from tapping out

Olympic hopeful boxer channels thirst for medals to coaching at Boulder’s new boxing gym

By Cayte Bosler
Carrie Barry worked for years to be the first American female boxer at the Olympics. It didnīt happen. Hereīs how she bounced back.
Thursday, July 17,2014

A promise kept

Immediately following last September’s devastating flood, Craig Ferguson vowed to have his Planet Bluegrass festival grounds rebuilt better than ever in time for RockyGrass. Truth be told, a lot of folks thought that was impossible.

By Joel Dyer
Within days of being hit by the flood, despite all the carnage he had witnessed, Ferguson announced to the world that his Planet Bluegrass Ranch would be ready for festival-goers by the time RockyGrass arrived a short 10 months later on July 25, 2014.
Thursday, July 17,2014

Gaza and ‘game changers’

By Paul Danish
Gaza could also be demilitarized by the expulsion of Hamas, and its evil twin Islamic Jihad. So how likely is it that either of those things will happen? A lot more likely than it was on Monday, July 7.
Thursday, July 17,2014

news briefs

The Colorado Community Rights Network has called off its efforts to get the initiative known as the Colorado Community rights Amendment on this November’s ballot.
Thursday, July 17,2014

Boulder County Democrats in conflict

By Dave Anderson
Among progressives, people hyperventilate about whether to vote for the Democrat or some third party candidate.
Thursday, July 17,2014


Get the people into fracking prevention and the government out of mosquito prevention; itīs this week in letters.
Thursday, July 17,2014

Cargill’s GMO hypocrisy

Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

By Jim Hightower
Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to get away with its version of the old admonition that eating your cake today means not having it tomorrow.
Thursday, July 17,2014

Drumbeat of war grows louder

An examination of the escalating violence in Gaza from inside the Palestinian territories

By Haley Gray
When Boulder Weekly freelancer Haley Gray — who speaks fluent Arabic — told us she was going to spend a few months in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, we made arrangements for her to write a few stories. We had no idea that tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in the region would escalate to the levels we are now seeing.
Thursday, July 10,2014

Why not use common sense with edibles?

By Leland Rucker
I cut off what I considered three servings. It tasted like a Tootsie Roll with a definite cannabis overtone. We walked over to a neighbor’s birthday party, and about an hour and a half later I began to notice a pleasant relaxation in the muscles in my neck at about the same time the conversation became more animated.