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What’s wrong with this picture?

Two pro-gun-rights billboards have recently gone up in Greeley and they’re causing quite a stir, as in you can read about them in The Washington Post kind of stir. But why have a couple of political signs sparked so much controversy and who is paying for them...

Colorado ‘promotes’ natural-gas catastrophe that now threatens Colorado River

Parachute Creek is now officially contaminated with cancer-causing benzene and heaven knows what else. A carcinogenic stew is now making its way quickly down the creek and presumably into the Colorado River a mere four miles away from the source of the contamination...

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ is more sinister than it appears

As we recently reported, a last-minute rider was slipped into HR 933, the 240-page spending bill signed by President Barack Obama on March 26. The bill was designed as an emergency measure to prevent a government shutdown, but as it turned out, it also made a pretty ...

Hickenlooper’s drinking problem

There’s more than one way to lie. You can knowingly offer up false information as truth, or you can offer up little pieces of a story while leaving out other parts of the tale in order to convey a false impression without actually stating an inaccurate fact...

The new era of conspiracy thinking

When it comes to the emotional issue of gun control, Harry Truman had it right when he said, “The only thing new in this world is the history that you don’t know...

A 1,000-week conversation

It’s hard for me to believe that Boulder Weekly has gone to press a thousand times. It’s also hard for me to believe that I was here for the very first issue nearly 20 years ago. Granted I did take a 14-year hiatus away from the paper between 1997 and 2011, but I was...

Defining the real ‘goons’ in Boulder’s fracking debate

Well, it’s time for another meeting with Boulder County commissioners as they try to move ahead with rewriting the oil and gas regulations that govern our backyards...

Boulder County commissioners: Can you hear us now?

First, let me say that I really appreciate the efforts that Boulder County Commissioners Will Toor, Deb Gardner and Cindy Domenico are making to help improve our county’s antiquated oil and gas regulations. I don’t envy them as they work their way through this ...

The coming storm of fracking operations in Boulder County

As Boulder County struggles to rewrite its current oil and gas regulations, the petroleum extraction industry has already begun its blitzkrieg of our lands. As clearly illustrated by the maps included here, a wave of environmental and property value destruction is ...

For the record, I will be voting in secret

Well, it’s another first for Boulder County. Or should I say another black eye? When Nov. 6 rolls around, I hear we will be the only county in the nation that won’t be guaranteeing its citizens the right to a secret ballot, or at least that’s what voter privacy ...

Seth Brigham’s legacy

Seth Brigham is leaving Boulder after 30 years; at least that’s what he told me on Monday. So is it true? I’m sure he meant it when he said it, but I have no idea if he’ll actually move to Wisconsin as he’s planning. He has been known to change his mind. But ...

State of Colorado bullies Longmont on behalf of oil and gas...

Longmont city council members knew that the state might sue their community over the new oil and gas regulations that they passed a few weeks back. But it was a risk that they were willing to take in order to protect their town’s residents’ health, property values ...
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