<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - DyerTimes]]> <![CDATA[Defining the real 'goons' in Boulder's fracking debate]]> As you may recall, the last Boulder County commissioners meeting got a bit rowdy, as anti-fracking advocates disrupted the meeting with chants and heckling aimed at an Encana employee who came to present commissioners with the industry’s take on things.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[The bad news: Hickenlooper is not delusional]]> Colorado’s Republi … Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper was in Boulder a few days back speaking at the FrackingSENSE lecture series that the University of Colorado puts on. As is the norm for the governor these days, he spent a fair amount of time bemoaning his reputation as a puppet of the oil and gas industry.]]> <![CDATA[NSA's domestic spying program: Beware the wolf]]> If you just thought to yourself, “It makes me feel safer,” do America a favor and never vote again.]]> <![CDATA[Is City Council above the law?]]> At a City Council meeting a couple weeks back, Boulder Mayor Matt Appelbaum spent a fair amount of time suggesting that Boulder’s elected leaders need to do a better job of filling out their legally required disclosure forms, which were, of course, designed to shine light on potential conflicts of interest. The mayor’s right.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder County commissioners: Can you hear us now?]]> This time around, Boulder County citizens can’t just choose to shop at the local organic clean air and water store and pay a little more to keep their families safe while they carry on the fight with their own county to get it to do what the vast majority of citizens want.]]> <![CDATA[The new era of conspiracy thinking]]> I believe there is a darker side to our current gun conversation. The elephant in the room is the impact that the gun control debate is having on the conspiracy-driven anti-government movement.]]> <![CDATA[In the real world, playing politics on immigration is a lot like murder]]> <![CDATA[COGA lawsuits against Lafayette, Fort Collins are latest insult to citizens by a selfish industry]]> <![CDATA[Don’t trade pennies for your planet]]> <![CDATA[The Polis/Hickenlooper fracking compromise; thanks, but no thanks]]> <![CDATA[Hiding behind the flag]]> Every time I drive by a drilling rig with an American flag attached to it I want to tear it down and hand-deliver it, along with a few choice words, to the industry marketing jerk who signed the order to put it there.]]> <![CDATA[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?]]> <![CDATA[City’s cleanup of teahouse site actually deserves kudos]]> <![CDATA[Failure to extend drilling moratorium sparks talk of recall election for commissioners]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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 activist Marilyn Marks says.]]> <![CDATA[State of Colorado bullies Longmont on behalf of oil and gas industry]]> 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 and overall quality of life. ]]> <![CDATA[Vaya con Dios]]> Ellen asked me what I was thinking, and it all became clear as the words left my mouth. “I don’t want to live in a world where you can’t ride your horse to Utah.” It was exactly what I was feeling, and it had nothing to do with horses.]]> <![CDATA[Time for Longmont voters to push back on disgusting 'push polls' and those they benefit]]>