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Thursday, February 13,2014

Boulder group has funds frozen by Russia in Olympic environmental flap

Exclusive interview with environmentalist who escaped Russia to avoid arrest

By Jefferson Dodge
In an exclusive interview from Estonia via Skype, on the eve of the Feb. 12 release of his group’s controversial Sochi report, activist Suren Gazaryan told Boulder Weekly about his experiences with Russian officials and their efforts to quash environmentalists critical of the government.
Thursday, February 6,2014

Study associates some birth defects with proximity to natural gas development

Study associates some birth defects with proximity to natural gas development

By Elizabeth Miller
Living near hydraulic fracturing (fracking) sites may increase the risk of some birth defects, according to a new study, though the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has countered that the findings indicate association, not causation, and should not cause great concern.
Thursday, January 30,2014

Writer reflects on 20 years on the music beat

Tales from the tonal trenches

By Dave Kirby
So while I wasn’t new to the weekly music column game, the ride at the Weekly, Boulder’s upstart arts and news weekly publication, proved to be a great one. Les Claypool telling us in 2001 how he hates to be bored. McCoy Tyner reflecting in 2002 on John Coltrane’s fear of flying and Bud Powell’s sad demise. John Paul Jones recalling how much he hated touring with Led Zeppelin.
Thursday, January 30,2014

An entertaining 20 years: Looking back at Boulder’s music history

The sound in print

By David Accomazzo
Remember that time we interviewed Radiohead?
Thursday, January 30,2014

Back when the Internet had Flock of Seagulls hair

Websites of days past

By Josh Gross
You know that feeling you get when you look at your haircut from the ’80s? Then the even worse feeling as your eyes drift downwards towards your outfit? It’s not that far off from the sinking feeling we here at BW.
Thursday, January 30,2014

Predictions for the next 20 years

By Josh Gross
Boulder Weekly is the glue that holds the local-conscious business and consumers together. It provides avenues for businesses and organizations like us to share our products and services to a like-minded readership seeking brands they can feel good about connecting with.
Thursday, January 30,2014

Twenty years of environmental reporting

Two decades of digging through the dookie

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The Boulder-based pharmaceutical plant Syntex Chemicals ranked among the worst polluters in the state in 1994. The company confessed to the Environmental Protection Agency in 1988 that it had discovered groundwater contamination below the plant in 1986.
Thursday, January 30,2014

BW Editor reexamines 20 years of coverage

By Joel Dyer
Many of the issues that we were reporting on 20 years ago are still hot topics today. I’m not sure exactly what this means other than to say that we are apparently better at talking about and studying problems than we are at actually fixing them.
Thursday, January 30,2014

BW Publisher travels back in time to talk to himself

An interview with Boulder Weekly founder Stewart Sallo

By Stewart Sallo
It sounds trite to say, but it’s astonishing how fast 20 years can fly by. And while we’re issuing platitudes, never has it been truer for me that time flies while you’re having fun.
Thursday, January 30,2014

Killing Amendment 2

Defeating bigotry at the ballot box

By Dave Anderson
Within days, Colorado would be the “Hate State,” and a national boycott followed. Many thousands of protesters marched in the Denver streets and held candlelight vigils at the state Capitol as well as city halls across the state. Gov. Roy Romer and Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, both opponents of the amendment, joined the protest.