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Thursday, January 31,2013

Boulder Weekly celebrates its 1,000th issue with a look back on our top 25 stories

In celebration of our 1,000-week milestone, we have chosen examples of some of our most important news stories to reflect back upon.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Fracking in Boulder County

Ongoing coverage since October 2011 | by Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Jefferson Dodge’s first story on fracking, “What the frack?: Controversial oil/ gas drilling digs in around Boulder County” from Oct. 27, 2011, introduced BW readers to hydraulic fracturing, which was gathering attention from environmentalists due to the use of chemicals that might affect groundwater.
Thursday, January 31,2013

The predator among us

Boulder Weekly investigation into identity of Jessica Ridgeway killer spot-on | by Boulder Weekly staff, October 2012

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Boulder Weekly was the first outlet in the country to point out similarities between the daring Ridgeway kidnapping and a brazen set of attempted assaults at nearby Ketner Lake.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Unzipped

Local gadfly accuses city council of disclosure discrepancies; Boulder Weekly investigations prove him right | by Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer, May 2012 to present

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Once his inquiries began poking in the wrong place — the financial interests of powerful people — Brigham´s badgering suddenly (and suspiciously) morphed from a nuisance to what our elected officials suddenly described as a real, physical threat. City council moved to slap a restraining order on Brigham and ban him from contacting members.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Ghosts of Valmont Butte

A 10-part series on a contaminated property bought by the city of Boulder | by Joel Dyer, Jefferson Dodge and Elizabeth Miller, January to June 2012

By Boulder Weekly Staff
In a 10-part series (totaling more than 37,000 words) that spanned six months, Boulder Weekly reported on the historical, cultural and scenic significance of a local landmark that has been reduced to a permanent site for the storage of toxic and radioactive waste.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

Ongoing coverage by Boulder Weekly staff since 2001

By Boulder Weekly Staff
For a lot of folks in Boulder County, the subject of GMOs became a hot button issue in the past two years or so, as heated debates about whether genetically engineered sugar beets should be allowed to be grown on publicly owned open space broke out in packed rooms before our county commissioners.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Until proven guilty

House Bill 1321 would prevent the state from locking teens in adult jails before they've had their day in court | by Pamela White, April 23, 2009

By Boulder Weekly Staff
White says she decided to open the piece with a description of the living conditions of death-row inmate Scott Peterson, who was convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, in 2002, because some teens have it worse — and that’s just while they are waiting for trial.
Thursday, January 31,2013

AIDS: A retrospective

It's been 25 years since HIV started its deadly journey through our community and the world. How has Boulder County changed? | by Pamela White, Nov. 30, 2006

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Of all the groundbreaking, boundary-pushing stories that former Editor Pamela White wrote during her 10 years at the Weekly, she seems to speak with special fondness for the series she did on the history of AIDS in Boulder County.
Thursday, January 31,2013

A SANE response to rape

Sexual assault nurse examiners offer victims better treatment. So why doesn't liberal Boulder County have its own program? | by Pamela White, April 20, 2006

By Boulder Weekly Staff
When former BW Editor Pamela White heard about a teenager who was sexually assaulted and then had to stay in an emergency room waiting area for hours before being seen, she was horrified.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Jagged little pills

Colorado soldiers Andrew Pogany and Bill Howell were devastated by Operation Iraqi Freedom. What caused the damage? | by Joel Warner, Feb. 17, 2005

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The common denominator among Pogany and Howell, and scores of other soldiers who had extreme, often violent reactions to their service? They had taken Lariam.
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