Guest Columns

A national park fee increase: The $70 land grab

On Oct. 24, the National Park Service (NPS) announced a proposed entrance fee of $70 at 17 of its 59 national parks. Touted as...

Why take an ‘off-ramp’ to nowhere?

In recent months our community has focused on whether or not Boulder should keep its municipal electric option. Voters will decide the issue this...

Big money is playing Boulder during elections

It’s May 2014 at an annual event called Boulder Startup Week. The topic is entrepreneurs and politics. Congressman Jared Polis (D) has a taunting...

Why Xcel’s system can’t work for Boulder

As we’ve been out talking with voters, we’ve been impressed by the quality of questions they are asking. Boulder is lucky to have such...

I wish I could vote in Boulder’s muni election

I’m not lucky enough to get to vote in the wonderful City of Boulder. But if I were, I know that I’d be voting...

Sustainability should not be legally impossible

I write today on behalf of the Boulder Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). This is our statement of solidarity with frontline communities worldwide, and in...

For whom the benefits accrue

Boulder has a long history of nurturing a “paying forward” culture where we adopt policies and programs that seek to ensure future generations are...

Why environmental groups support the muni

Who will control our renewable energy future? The fossil fuel industry has controlled energy in the U.S. for the last century. As we move...

Xcel’s math defies reality and history

Xcel Energy recently announced that it would use Governor John Hickenlooper’s July executive order calling for climate change policy as reason to bypass the...

Don’t forget about NAFTA

By now it’s well understood that Trump will do anything to help corporations make money. The current effort to rewrite the North American Free...

Lessons for Boulder in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

Historically, the Houston area has experienced many devastating storms. By the 1980s, public officials understood the critical value of the wetlands and prairies, long...

Charlottesville violence

The motivating animus behind the ugly display of violence in Charlottesville was plain. It was an assertion of white supremacy and a claim that...
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