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Wednesday, July 24,2013

Drone taxidermy 101

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Unfortunately, we were unable to find a taxidermist in Deer Trail who could advise us on the subtle nuances and intricacies of properly stuffing and mounting a drone that one has bagged.
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Thursday, June 6,2013

Boulder’s town gas processes and the resulting contamination

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
From the time that the first commercial gas utility was formed in London in 1812 until approximately the 1950s, there have been three primary methods for making town gas: the coal carbonization process, the oil gas process and the carburetted water gas process.
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Thursday, June 6,2013

Experts: Contamination from teahouse site likely spread

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Two experts on manufactured gas plants like the one that operated at the Dushanbe Teahouse site in Boulder for half a century say it’s likely that contamination found at a nearby dry cleaner site came from the plant.
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Thursday, May 16,2013

Tempest under a teacup

City unearths contamination at teahouse site

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Something unsightly has gotten a bit too close to one of Boulder’s crown jewels. An environmental contractor hired to deal with possibly hazardous materials from an old gasification plant near the Dushanbe Teahouse downtown has confirmed the need to clean up contamination at the site.
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Thursday, May 16,2013

1770 13th St.: A history of contamination, and an odd land-use decision

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
1770 13th St. wasn’t always a center of Boulder culture. For more than 50 years it was home to a towngas manufacturing plant that appears to have left behind a serious mess in the form of soil and groundwater contamination, contamination that is proving to be quite a challenge to clean up, mostly because the City of Boulder built a plaza and a teahouse right on top of it even after it knew the subsurface contamination was an issue.
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Thursday, March 28,2013

On shaky ground

Impacts of seismic testing for oil/gas exploration disputed

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
While much has been made of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, another possibly negative side effect of oil and gas operations has emerged. It’s called seismic testing, and it’s beginning to cause a stir nationally.
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Thursday, March 21,2013

GMOs vs local food system

Is county government depriving our economy of millions of dollars by making the wrong choice on open space lands?

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
It’s springtime in Boulder County. Birds are building nests, lawns get a little greener with each passing day and, like the swallows to Capistrano, the talk of how to stop genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from being planted on county open space lands has returned.
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Thursday, February 28,2013

Is city’s municipalization plan the next ghost at Valmont Butte?

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Among the unanticipated costs that the city might take on is the responsibility for cleaning up a site that is likely more contaminated than the adjacent Valmont Butte property, a site that Boulder Weekly devoted a 10-part series to documenting in 2012 due to the environmental hazards the city has inherited after purchasing the property in 2000.
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Thursday, February 28,2013

Boulder's municipalization minefield

Could the city's plans for a new utility blow up in Boulder's face?

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
There is no question that city staff and their hired experts did a great deal of quality work to arrive at their conclusions. But even so, their report to council is based on several assumptions that simply are not as black and white as they would have us believe.
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Thursday, October 18,2012

Jessica Ridgeway: Killer’s ‘awareness space’ may lead to clues

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
With the sad discovery of Jessica Ridgeway’s dismembered body last week, the task has now shifted from finding the 10-year-old girl to solving her murder as quickly as possible.
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