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Thursday, January 24,2013

Debate over fracking intensifies

Research findings, legal filings add fuel to the feud

By Jefferson Dodge
The local battle over fracking has been heating up this week on several fronts, from a new study on oil and gas impacts on ozone levels to volleys fired in the city of Longmont’s legal defense of its ban on hydraulic fracturing.
Thursday, January 24,2013

Before the Lord

Homeless man shares strife that led to current path

By Jefferson Dodge
Onesimus only gives out his one-word missionary name these days. He’s not your typical homeless man. His beard and clothes are clean, and he carries a cell phone that was recently given to him.
Thursday, January 17,2013

The chair and the camera

Boulder County Jail installing video surveillance after complaints about inmate abuse

By Jefferson Dodge
They call it “the chair.” It’s a restraint seat used by many jails to subdue inmates who pose a threat to themselves or others. It has wrist straps, ankle straps, a lap belt and a harness.
Thursday, January 10,2013

Boulder-area lawmakers take aim at fracking

By Jefferson Dodge
Fracking will be squarely in the crosshairs of several Boulder County lawmakers during the legislative session that started this week, due in part to frustration with the way a state commission recently chose to regulate oil and gas operations.
Thursday, January 10,2013

Doubts still plague Boulder's election results despite Colorado ruling

By Jefferson Dodge
Questions continue to swirl around activists’ complaints regarding irregularities in the Boulder County election process, and while the secretary of state has largely brushed aside the concerns, a local elections official says the clerk and recorder’s office will take them seriously.
Thursday, January 3,2013

Cops take various approaches to homeless

By Jefferson Dodge
Boulder Police Officer Jenny Paddock acknowledges that different police officers take different approaches to the homeless and writing tickets for camping or trespassing, but much depends on their behaviors toward law enforcement as well.
Thursday, January 3,2013

Life under the bridge

Homeless man tries to make a difference in his community

By Jefferson Dodge
Someone lives under the Boulder Public Library bridge that spans the creek, and he’s not a troll. He’s a Dwarf.
Thursday, December 27,2012

Person of the Year runner up: James Balog of Chasing Ice

By Elizabeth Miller
The film tells the story behind the Extreme Ice Survey, a project Balog undertook in 2007 that stationed 30 cameras set to take a photo of glaciers once every day-lit hour, at 15 locations around the world.
Thursday, December 27,2012

Person of the Year runner-up: Brian Vicente, legal marijuana

By David Accomazzo
Vicente has been leading the charge against marijuana prohibition for eight years.
Thursday, December 27,2012

People of the year: Longmont anti-fracking citizens' group Our Longmont

By Jefferson Dodge
Michael Bellmont, the chief spokesperson for the group that succeeded in convincing a majority of Longmont voters to approve a ban on fracking in the city, is playing a harmonica under his cowboy hat. And he wants to go get his guitar before the photo shoot begins.
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