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Thursday, February 5,2015

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COGCC is approving oil and gas permits without enforcing setbacks, study finds

By Matt Cortina
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) approved 181 oil and gas drilling applications since August 2013 that were incomplete, according to a study by the Sierra Club and the University of Denver Environmental Law Clinic. A team of three student attorneys and a supervising attorney reviewed 1,300 approved permits, or Form 2As, and found that about 14 percent of the approved applications failed to provide critical information about the number of wellheads at the site and comments regarding the well sites’ locations.
Thursday, February 5,2015

LGBTQ activists claim discrimation in shooting

While gender discrimination is rampant in law enforcement, it’s unlikely it played a role in the death of Jessica Hernandez

By Caitlin Rockett
recognize Jessie’s case as [sic] direct result of the pattern of police violence that targets queer and gender non-conforming young people of color in the U.S.,” read a Feb. 2 press release from Branching Seedz of Resistance (BSEEDZ), a youth-led component of the Colorado Anti-Violence Program.
Thursday, February 5,2015

Park Service kills hundreds of bison despite objections from Native Americans and activists

By Elizabeth Miller
Their estimates, based on the field campaign’s ongoing monitoring of bison management and the park’s biweekly reports, is that 135 have been taken through hunting, 270 to slaughter and at least five to a research facility.
Thursday, February 5,2015

Don't get taken

Locksmith industry still scam prone in unregulated Colorado

By Elizabeth Miller
When Longmont resident Nikki Kayser needed to replace the deadbolt on her door on Thanksgiving Day, she turned to the Internet for a locksmith who would work holidays, and found herself connecting to someone through a personal cell phone he answered with a gruff “hello” instead of a business name.
Thursday, January 29,2015

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Oh yeah, it’s real. And why not? Just imagine that you’ve spent three hot days dragging your kids through the endless lines at Disney World, being force-fed the theme song to “It’s a Small World” over and over and over again.
Thursday, January 29,2015

John Lehndorff

Being a pie guy started with onions

By April Nowicki
“The storage room was in the basement,” he says. “It was a summer day. I had to go down into the basement and carry 100- pound sacks of onions up the stairs, into the kitchen. I had to peel 100 pounds of onions, slice 100 pounds of onions. My knees were sore, my back was sore.
Thursday, January 29,2015

Rosa McGaughey

Giving back to the community what’s been given, whether it’s food or a listening ear

By Amanda Moutinho
She’s been getting involved throughout Longmont for the past 20 years. She spreads her time between the schools of her three daughters and the YMCA, doing various things like this past holiday season collecting toys for underprivileged kids and even playing Mrs.
Thursday, January 29,2015

Matt Moseley

Rockin’ out, saving the environment and taking Boulder to task over municipalization

By Tom Winter
Matt Moseley is sitting in his office, a cool structure at the back of his home that at one time might have been a tiny carriage house or garage, but has since evolved into a funky shack full of psychedelic posters advertising concerts and other debris of a life full of diverse interests and activities.
Thursday, January 29,2015

Jim White

Still pressing the science of climate change, four decades of research later

By Christi Turner
Eyeing the Rocky Mountains out his office window on the University of Colorado’s East Campus in Boulder, geochemist, climatologist and director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research Jim White describes his youth in East Tennessee. Then, the Smoky Mountains were his big backyard.
Thursday, January 29,2015

Mardi Moore

Making sure all of Boulder County’s LGBT community is served

By Caitlin Rockett
Since taking the helm at Out Boulder in October 2013, Mardi Moore has made Boulder’s LGBT-uniting organization more… well, inclusive.
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