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Thursday, October 3,2013

Report: Colorado among top three frack-wracked states in nation

By Jefferson Dodge
When it comes to environmental impacts from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, Colorado ranks among the three most negatively affected states in the country in most categories, according to a new report from the Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Inside baseball

Candidate serving on own appointing committee raises ethical questions

By Jefferson Dodge
What if you could serve on the board that was in charge of filling a job opening that you applied for? What if you could vote for yourself?
Thursday, September 19,2013

Our road to recovery: Complete coverage of 2013 Boulder County floods

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Boulder Weekly's complete coverage of flooding across Boulder County.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Under evacuation orders, Longmont Humane Society stayed open

By David Accomazzo
With rain dumping and water beginning to flow through Longmont streets last week, city officials ordered a mandatory evacuation of certain parts of Longmont, including 9595 Nelson Road, home of the Longmont Humane Society. The only thing was, with hundreds of animals to care for in the shelter, humane society staff wasn’t going anywhere.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Boulder homeless turned away at Red Cross shelter

By Cecelia Gilboy
Many homeless people slept outdoors in Boulder during the flood — even though the American Red Cross had set up an emergency shelter nearby at the YMCA. And according to members of the homeless community, several persons are still unaccounted for.
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.
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