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Thursday, October 10,2013

Flood raises questions at Rocky Flats

By Joel Dyer
Like the rest of the region, the rain started soaking into the ground at Rocky Flats on Monday, Sept. 9. By the following Wednesday night, the ground was fully saturated and the flooding began in earnest, with runoff from the hills, gullies and holding ponds at the site, filling North and South Walnut Creeks as well as Woman Creek beyond their capacities.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Community rallies around firefighter who lost home in flood

By Jefferson Dodge
Boulder firefighter Jacob Dickes was tired — even before the three-day shift he spent rescuing others from the flood that would threaten his family and take his house.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Project Censored

Annual media watchdog list critiques coverage of whistleblowers and wealth gaps — and the notion of journalistic objectivity

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
This year’s annual Project Censored list of the most underreported news stories includes the widening wealth gap, the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning for leaking classified documents, and President Obama’s war on whistleblowers — all stories that actually received considerable news coverage.
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.
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