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Thursday, September 19,2013

Mental health could take a toll, particularly for children, after Boulder County flood

By Elizabeth Miller
As the waters recede and homes are repaired and scrubbed clean, the less visible ripples of the recent floods may begin to appear: the invisible emotional and psychological damage of the stress of having survived a natural disaster.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Too soon to estimate infrastructure costs and repairs

By Elizabeth Miller
At this point, how many miles of road need replacing and bridges need rebuilding is still being tallied. Lingering floodwaters delayed the inspections by Colorado Department of Transportation staff and Xcel Energy that would be the first step in establishing a firm timeline and dollar amount for the infrastructure recovery facing Colorado after massive floods.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Global warming to blame for Boulder floods? Yes and no.

By Jefferson Dodge
A local scientist says the conditions that led to days of constant rain and devastating floods in Boulder County last week were not directly caused by climate change, but the amount of precipitation is a symptom of warmer atmospheric temperatures.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Flood maps, models inherently flawed

Experts discuss county’s flood preparedness, lessons learned

By Jefferson Dodge
Flood experts agree it’s impossible to be 100 percent prepared for natural disasters, but last week’s flooding in Boulder County held some valuable lessons for how to be more ready the next time the waters start rising.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Boulder County floods: What's in the water?

A look at potential flood-related impacts on human health and the environment

By Joel Dyer
Now that the waters are slowing and the levels are in decline, it’s time to begin the difficult task of assessing the potential damage that the flooding has caused — and may yet cause — to human health and the environment, and what we can do to protect ourselves.
Saturday, September 14,2013

Flood continues to affect Boulder County; damage surveyed

Rain expected for weekend

By Elizabeth Miller
Creek waters stayed high and emergency personnel utilized helicopters to evacuate mountain communities stranded by washed out roads as Boulder County weathered the second day of flooded conditions on Friday, Sept. 13.
Thursday, September 12,2013

Boulder County hit with heavy rains, flooding

Two dead, at least one missing across county; dozens of roads closed

By Elizabeth Miller
In a matter of half an hour, Bear Creek, the typically tiny stream that runs along Table Mesa near the intersection with Broadway, went from brimming at its banks to spilling over them and flooding Table Mesa.
Thursday, September 12,2013

Balancing act: CU's new 'industry collaboration' office

Head of CU’s new 'industry collaboration' office vows to protect academic freedom

By Jefferson Dodge
The news that the University of Colorado Boulder has created an Office of Industry Collaboration may send shivers up a few faculty spines, conjuring images of selling the university to the highest bidder, compromising academic freedom in the name of the almighty dollar, or allowing sponsoring companies to squelch research findings they don’t like.
Thursday, September 12,2013

Tribute: Remembering Al Bartlett

A man whose impact on Boulder County grew exponentially

By Paul Danish
It was a deeply held belief of Al Bartlett that “the greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”
Friday, September 6,2013

Troubled Waters, continued

By Cecelia Gilboy and Joel Dyer
On April 23, Charles Edward Waters, a homeless man best known around Boulder for playing his guitar on the Pearl Street Mall for tips, was, for all intents and purposes, sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
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