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Thursday, May 28,2015

In case you missed it

From the day that Leon Wurl arrived in Erie with his trademark vision to build a roof top to roof top community as far as the eye could see, the town’s leaders have claimed they’ve been forced to say “yes” to every kind of expansion imaginable...
Thursday, May 28,2015

Climbing for Carleen

One family’s mission to change the way people think about hepatitis C

By Caitlin Rockett
In 2011, Carleen and James McGuffey had just moved to Colorado Springs from Texas when they found out Carleen was pregnant with the couple’s sixth child. They were ecstatic. But it wasn’t long after that they found out during a routine pregnancy checkup that Carleen had hepatitis C.
Thursday, May 28,2015

City codes and art strike a balance

Stone balancing threatened with citation during Boulder Creek Festival

By Elizabeth Miller
Stone-balancing artist Michael Grab, who’s impromptu sculptures are known to frequent Boulder Creek, was stopped during the Boulder Creek Festival by a Boulder police officer who told him he couldn’t balance rocks in the creek, citing two Boulder City Codes, one against rolling rocks and one on destruction of public property.
Thursday, May 28,2015

news briefs

Growing public concern about antibiotics in dairy products prompted the FDA to conduct a study of almost 2,000 milk samples from across the country looking for 31 different drugs. More than 99 percent of the samples were drug-free, but the remaining samples (less than 1 percent) had traces of two drugs that aren’t part of routine testing.
Thursday, May 21,2015

In case you missed it

Nye challenged students to take action to avert the disaster — indeed, to rise to the occasion as the generation of Americans during World War II rose to address those crises. He finished with his condolences: “If you know any climate deniers, I’m sorry.
Thursday, May 21,2015

Environmental groups file objection over Eldora expansion, may pursue legal action

By Elizabeth Miller
Middle Boulder Creek Coalition and Sierra Club Indian Peaks Group have filed an objection to the Eldora Mountain Resort expansion that could land in court, if the U.S. Forest Service doesn’t significantly revise its Draft Record of Decision allowing the resort to expand in either direction.
Thursday, May 21,2015

With the passage of HB 1057, have Democrats once again killed your right to vote on fracking, this time in 2016?

By Cecelia Gilboy
On Aug. 4, 2014, more than a quarter of a million signatures belonging to Colorado voters were on their way to the Secretary of State’s office for the purpose of putting two citizens-initiatives that would potentially amend the state’s constitution on the November ballot.
Thursday, May 21,2015

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center to recognize the still unsolved bombing of Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney

By Matthew DuBois
On Friday, May 22, the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center (RMPJC) will join other cities around the nation in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1990 pipe bomb attack on environmental activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney in Oakland, Calif.
Thursday, May 21,2015

‘Boulder Weekly’ wins 30 awards from Society of Professional Journalists

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Boulder Weekly won 11 first place awards and 19 other honors for stories written in 2014 in the annual multi-state Top of the Rockies contest held by the Society of Professional Journalists. Results for the competition, which takes entries from news media in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, were announced May 15. Boulder Weekly competed with publications with a circulation of 30,000 to 75,000 this year for the first time.
Thursday, May 21,2015

Gov. Hickenlooper signs medical marijuana ‘crackdown’ bill into law

By Caitlin Rockett
On Monday, May 18, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that lawmakers claim will strengthen the state’s medical marijuana laws and weed out folks who illegally use and sell untaxed pot. Sponsored by Senator Irene Aguilar (D-Denver) and Representative Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont), SB15-014 chiefly establishes new guidelines for primary caregivers — folks who grow pot on behalf of registered patients.
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