<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[Frozen Dead Guy Days a celebration of life]]> Every year, thousands of people worldwide flock to Nederland and celebrate the cryogenically maintained body of an 89-year-old Norwegian man, a.k.a. the frozen dead guy.]]> <![CDATA[A new shade of green]]> Note to Boulder County citizens who care about the environment: the Americas Latino Eco-Festival is not an event intended solely or even primarily for Latino audiences.]]> <![CDATA[Valmont Butte's got a dam problem, among others]]> Several assertions have made their way into the lexicon of environmental monitoring and remediation at Valmont Butte over the years, but nobody is questioning them because it would likely cost more money to clean up the butte if the suspect information were found to be even partially wrong. How much more money? Possibly tens of millions of dollars, or even more if human health issues are involved.]]> <![CDATA[A unifying field of dreams]]> Aron is a distant cousin of mine from L.A. with whom I had recently become acquainted. It turns out we share a love of baseball, and when he was in Boulder recently I invited him to play a game on my fast-pitch softball team.]]> <![CDATA[Occupying Democracy]]> As our leaders loudly preach, democracy is something that we export to the rest of the world — to certain monarchies and autocratic regimes that rule Arab nations, for example. And it’s understandable though regrettable, they tell us, that there would be eruptions of pent-up anger at aloof upper classes in India, Greece, Spain and Israel. But a genuinely populist uprising to bring democracy, both economic and political, to the U.S.A.?]]> <![CDATA[Who killed the vote on fracking?—Glossary]]> (environmental program director, 2002-08), the Energy Foundation (president, 1991- 2002) and the ClimateWorks Foundation (founder, 2008-11). He also co-chaired the Risky Business Project with Henry Paulson, Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer.]]> <![CDATA[Is the way the State handles oil & gas complaints Criminal?]]> When two Colorado-based green criminologists turned to examine the heated local issue of oil and gas development with their area of focus in mind — not what is a crime, but what should be considered a crime — they found a pattern among the response...]]> <![CDATA[Vote Guide – Candidates]]> <![CDATA[COGA agrees to drop 'takings' claim in fracking suit against Longmont]]> <![CDATA[Penny wise]]> Since losing his eyesight, becoming asthmatic and contracting chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, Edward Celias’ life has been a constant battle to survive. He has lived in seedy motels surrounded by drug dealers and shootings. His life savings were stolen from his bank account after he failed to realize his checkbooks were missing.]]> <![CDATA[Cop arrested on child sex exploitation charges]]> A Boulder County deputy sheriff, Rick Ferguson, was arrested this morning on charges involving online sexual exploitation of underage females, the sheriff’s office announced today. Ferguson has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office for 30 years.]]> <![CDATA[Farmers, seed growers file appeal to Monsanto ruling]]> On Feb. 24, Judge Naomi Buchwald dismissed a lawsuit filed by Coloradobased Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) against Monsanto. But OSGATA is not giving up.]]> <![CDATA[Anatomy of a mistake]]> The purchase was supported by information that was either intentionally misleading or woefully incomplete. Not only was the deal brokered by a private third party, which is rare itself, but the full, sordid history of the contaminated property appears to have been hidden from city council, and perhaps certain city staff members.]]> <![CDATA[Fracking lessons]]> Businesses have already succumbed to the area’s growing international reputation as ground zero in the fracking wars, and the old town center is pretty much a ghost town at this point. The locals are mad about it, but they can’t seem to agree on whose fault it is.]]> <![CDATA[ELECTION 2014 VOTE GUIDE]]> It’s that time again … time to exercise our greatest privilege and responsibility as citizens by voting. As has become the norm, we have Democratic, Republican, Independent, Green Party and Libertarian candidates on the ballot, along with a host of important ballot measures that will determine how we proceed on several important issues.]]> <![CDATA[Camera, Times-Call outsource ad design operation]]> A day after the publisher of the Boulder Camera, Times-Call and other local newspapers denied reports of outsourcing and numerous layoffs at his company, he announced Tuesday that Prairie Mountain Publishing is laying off 17 employees and outsourcing ad design and production functions.]]> <![CDATA[At Amazon, ‘cheap’ comes at a very hefty price]]> Jeffrey Preston Bezos is the elfish, almost preternatural man of unbounded ambition who founded and is CEO of Amazon, the online retailing colossus that trumpets itself as “Earth’s most customer-centric company.” At first blush, you might wonder why I’m picking on a company that has built a positive reputation with millions of consumers and even has a rather hip vibe going for it.]]> <![CDATA[Mapping conflicts]]> As appearances of impropriety among certain Boulder City Council members and city staff have continued to pile up in recent months, it turns out that the city actually does have mechanisms through which council members can disclose possible conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from votes that affect their property.]]> <![CDATA[Side projects]]> It’s a slightly nebulous-sounding goal. But Weissman worked on and off in the state legislature for 20 years, and developed a reputation as something of a fixer, someone that bridges divides and makes things happen behind the scenes.]]> <![CDATA[Jail dismisses more claims of inmate abuse]]> An internal affairs investigation has cleared one officer accused of using a Taser to stun an inmate on his bare buttocks and genitals, and jail administrators are denying that two inmates were kept naked in a one-person cell for five days without a functioning toilet.]]>