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Thursday, August 20,2015

Holding court

Longmont, Fort Collins fracking lawsuits likely headed to Colorado Supreme Court

By Matt Cortina
In a rare move on Monday, Aug. 17, the Colorado Court of Appeals recommended that the state Supreme Court undertake lawsuits challenging Longmont’s fracking ban and Fort Collins’ fracking moratorium. It is not yet known if the Colorado Supreme Court will take the cases or boot them back to the appellate court — that determination could be weeks or months away.
Thursday, August 13,2015

(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)

An irreverent and not always accurate view of the world

They’re called “vending machines” and apparently you just press a button with letters and numbers on it — no, no, that’s not it. The real beverage robot goes into separate rooms, takes drink orders, and goes to a “bartender” robot that places the requested drink in a cooler.
Thursday, August 13,2015

The Springford murders, part II

Journalist/author needs your help to fill in the blanks in the final years of a troubled young man’s life

By Caitlin Rockett
In a case that made national headlines nearly a decade ago, Brent Springford brutally murdered his affluent and doting parents, Winston “Brent” Sr. and Charlotte Springford, at their home in Montgomery, Alabama, on Thanksgiving Day in 2004.
Thursday, August 13,2015

Taking action

Boulder activist returns from Portland Arctic-drilling protests with inspired vision for Colorado

By Angela K. Evans
Razz Gormley hasn’t been an activist for very long. But beginning with the 2012-13 anti-fracking campaigns in Boulder County and most recently hanging for 40 hours from the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon in an effort to stop the Fennica icebreaker from traveling to Shell drilling sites in the Arctic, activism is now a lifestyle for the Boulder local.
Thursday, August 6,2015

(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)

An irreverent and not always accurate view of the world

The National Coalition for Safer Roads deemed the second week of August “National Stop on Red Week” starting in 2012. That’s right, Aug. 2-8, 2015 is set aside to remind all of us drivers that “redlight running is dangerous.” You can even sign the online pledge to “always stop on red.
Thursday, August 6,2015

The Springford murders

Journalist/author needs your help to fill in the blanks in the final years of a troubled young man’s life

By Caitlin Rockett
In 1999, Brent Springford came to Boulder searching for something — he was majoring in religious studies at Naropa University, but what he truly sought was far more profound than structured education. Brent, fascinated with Buddhism, sought spiritual guidance, someone to lead him on a transcendental journey, to show him the path to his purest self — to help him achieve selfactualization.
Thursday, August 6,2015

Meeting to disagree

COGCC Director Matt Lepore meets with Weld County reps as protesters walk out

By Matt Cortina
About two dozen or so protesters stood and held antifracking signs in front of a meeting of Weld County representatives and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) this week, broadcasting concerns over the state’s direction with local control over oil and gas drilling.
Thursday, July 30,2015

(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)

An irreverent and not always accurate view of the world

First, Dr. Walter J. Palmer, the dentist in question, along with his hired guides, lured the old cat off its protected preserve. Next they shot the poor beast with a crossbow and then had to track the blood trail for 40 minutes after which they finished off Cecil the old fashion way with a bullet.
Thursday, July 30,2015

Insufficient data

Critics say Council voted before they had information necessary to evaluate rightsizing experiment

By Caitlin Rockett
Boulder’s first of three “rightsizing” pilot projects has rubbed many Boulder residents the wrong way — so wrong, in fact, that on July 28, City Council decided not to move forward with the next two pilot projects as soon as initially planned. The first project — reducing the number of car lanes and widening bike lanes on Folsom Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Valmont Road — has elicited significant public outcry. Many citizens claim City Council didn’t have adequate data to proceed with the project, which critics say has turned the corridor into a parking lot.
Thursday, July 30,2015

Reservoir slog

A plan to significantly rework, and potentially damage, the Cache La Poudre River moves forward

By Matt Cortina
The public comment session came about a month after the Corps released its Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS), which was about 12 years in the making. It looked at a number of options for meeting water needs, including building multiple reservoirs and diverting major amounts of water from the Cache La Poudre River.
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