<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[More than just along for the ride]]> S ometimes, they trade war stories — from Vietnam, Guadalcanal, Korea, Japan. Sometimes, they just sit in the silence. Once, they sang. When Gary Jones opens his car door to drive veterans t]]> <![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[Anti-GMO crowd reacts to decision]]> Activists opposed to genetically engineered foods are not singing the same tune when it comes to reaction to the Boulder County commissioners’ Dec. 20 decision to allow additional genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on taxpayer-funded open space.]]> <![CDATA[Stripped of dignity]]> Being strip-searched has long been a part of incarceration. But inmates at Denver Women%uFFFDs Correctional Facility (DWCF) say a change in their strip-search procedure subjects them to undue humiliation and leaves some of them traumatized, particularly those with a history of sexual assault.]]> <![CDATA[Taking a Toor]]> Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor says someone has been attempting to mar his well-earned liberal reputation by sending right-wing groups money in his name.]]> <![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[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[Oil Boom, part II]]> And so this brief part II to “Oil Boom” will take a look at why railroads are not required to tell citizens about oil trains, why this information needs to be a secret at all and how railroads are now working to enact soft oil transportation standards in order to save billions in revenue.]]> <![CDATA[The battles after war]]> The list of symptoms of PTSD — hyper-vigilance, sensitivity to noise, difficulty sleeping, irritability — was a checklist for Mary Swan’s complaints after she came back from active duty in Afghanistan.]]> <![CDATA[Opening the political party landscape]]> <![CDATA[Under evacuation orders, Longmont Humane Society stayed open]]> With rain dumping and water beginning to flow through Longmont streets last week, city officials ordered a mandatory evacuation of certain parts of Longmont, including 9595 Nelson Road, home of the Longmont Humane Society. The only thing was, with hundreds of animals to care for in the shelter, humane society staff wasn’t going anywhere.]]> <![CDATA[BIFF Film schedule]]> <![CDATA[The full email exchange from July 9 city council hotline]]> <![CDATA[South Boulder Creek habitat project begins Aug. 1]]> <![CDATA[Xcel debate was just heating up when talks broke off]]> <![CDATA[Life under the bridge]]> Someone lives under the Boulder Public Library bridge that spans the creek, and he’s not a troll. He’s a Dwarf.]]> <![CDATA[No war worth winning]]> The first waves landed at 9 a.m., we landed at 9:20, and by the time we were coming into the beach, the Japanese had their artillery on Suribachi and on the cliffs to our right and they had every inch of the beach marked, so when we hit the beach, it was in the midst of huge fire from both sides, and it was devastating.]]> <![CDATA[A home worth the fight]]> A Longmont resident has finally learned that her use of medical marijuana to manage the residual pain of having become a quadriplegic in a car accident 11 years ago is not going to lead to the loss of the housing voucher that she depends on.]]> <![CDATA[On the wings of change]]> Greed, envy, individualism, and an excessive materialism are altering the human experience and causing a lack of equilibrium in the world. I believe the inequality has also generated racism, the sickness of discrimination. This world has lost values; it must begin again.]]> <![CDATA[Appearance is everything]]>