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Thursday, March 13,2014

Letting go of my hump day

By Jefferson Dodge
After nearly two years at the weekly Clear Creek Courant, a year at the Summit Daily News, 12 years at the CU faculty/staff newspaper Silver & Gold Record and four and half years at Boulder Weekly, I’m taking a job as communications coordinator for Colorado State University.
Thursday, January 16,2014

Some Colorado politicians still do not get that whole open records thing

By Jefferson Dodge
Election reform activist Marilyn Marks, who has exposed many untoward practices — like using ballots that can be traced back to individual voters — got dragged into court by Broomfield officials after she had the gall to ask for public election records, including voted ballots.
Thursday, November 21,2013

Grappling with preserving the past, for the future

By Jefferson Dodge
I had to write about a subject that is near and dear to my heart again, and I never quite know how to handle it. It is the now-defunct faculty/ staff newspaper for the University of Colorado, Silver & Gold Record, where I worked for 12 years.
Thursday, September 19,2013

The flood and the faces that matter

By Jefferson Dodge
Over the past dozen years, living in Longmont’s Southmoor Park, I’ve gone on lots of walks and bike rides with my kids on the path that runs along Left Hand Creek, which is about two blocks from our house.
Thursday, May 2,2013

One step closer

By Jefferson Dodge
When my dear friend Bonnie Lloyd gave opening remarks at a private ceremony April 30 before she and her partner, Pattea Carpenter, obtained one of the first civil-union licenses issued by Boulder County, she thanked us. She thanked the small group of close friends for treating her and Pattea as “normal,” for not treating them as a lesbian couple.
Wednesday, November 21,2012

Papers, please: An attempt to infiltrate a closed meeting of a Boulder County board

By Jefferson Dodge
One key role of the press is to serve as the eyes and ears of the public at open meetings. After all, most folks have jobs and families and better things to do than sit through a boring county commissioners hearing or city council study session.
Thursday, March 22,2012

CU staff retire, double-dip, get paid, oh my!

By Jefferson Dodge
Yet another CU administrator has been “double-dipping,” we at Boulder Weekly have learned. And it’s not that big of deal. A bigger deal is how these things have been communicated. Much has been made lately about University of Colorado Boulder administrators, their tuition-funded salary increases and their ability to retire and get rehired — “double-dipping” by receiving their pension and a salary.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Save journalism education at CU

By Jefferson Dodge
I've noticed that CU officials are fond of saying that "discontinuance is an unfortunate term" when they talk about the closure of the J-School. (And even though a committee is still considering that closure, I think it's a done deal - they just have to study it for a few months to preserve the deliberative spirit of the university.
Thursday, September 30,2010

A regent race that actually matters

By Jefferson Dodge
Currently, the board is controlled by Republicans, 5-4. Three positions are up for election this November, and two of those seats are expected to stay with their current parties, given political dynamics in the First and Fourth Congressional Districts.
Thursday, September 16,2010

A wake-up call

By Jefferson Dodge
After all, most of us lead fairly secure, soft, comfortable lives, especially compared to people in Third World countries hell, even compared to parts of the United States.