<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[Fracking ban court decision pushes conversation toward constitutional rights]]> The lawsuit to defend Longmont’s voter approved fracking ban is moving on from the district court, where a judge issued a summary judgment against it, but a stay against fracking in Longmont while the case is appealed to a higher court.]]> <![CDATA[A look back at the Aughts]]> This week, Boulder Weekly staff looks back at events that shaped the past decade. More than a time to reminisce, the new year and new decade give all of us a chance to reconsider what we’re doing and to resolve to do better from now on, both as individuals and as a nation. Here’s hoping that the Teens will see a nationwide shift away from fear, and the anger that inevitably comes with it, to compassion and compassionate action.]]> <![CDATA[Fracking, GMOs prompt activist's commissioner run]]> Citing unsatisfactory responses to issues like fracking and GMOs, a local activist is challenging fellow Democrat and incumbent Boulder County Commissioner Cindy Domenico, who is seeking re-election next year.]]> <![CDATA[New PUC member might hinder Boulder’s municipalization]]> The controversy over the appointment of Glenn Vaad, a member of the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission has raised questions about where Vaad’s loyalties will lie when it comes to Xcel Energy’s battle with the city of Boulder over municipalization.]]> <![CDATA[Homeless survey on tap]]> <![CDATA[Boulder City Council race]]> <![CDATA[North Boulder's Barn Store closes its doors]]> <![CDATA[Boulder County to host election open house]]> <![CDATA[Action through inaction]]> They have water, a medic station, and a general assembly. Welcome to Denver’s version of Occupy Wall Street. The general assembly seems to be the democratic governing body, a circle of people having a discussion and making decisions as a group.]]> <![CDATA[Out of the shadows]]> Gwen Goodwin was just shy of 53 when she decided it was time to come out of the closet — born in a man’s body, she says she could no longer live “the half and half life.” So she went to her boss at the Colorado Department of Human Services, expecting to be told to pack up and leave, but instead her confession was received with compassion.]]> <![CDATA[The fracking/real estate conundrum]]> New research indicates that many of the 15.3 million Americans living within a mile of a hydraulically fractured well that’s been drilled since 2000 may have lost or be in the process of losing up to 15 percent of their property values because of fracking.]]> <![CDATA[Project Censored]]> As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast oceans absorb much of the carbon dioxide we have produced, from the industrial revolution through the rise of global capitalism.]]> <![CDATA[Environmental groups file objection over Eldora expansion, may pursue legal action]]> Middle Boulder Creek Coalition and Sierra Club Indian Peaks Group have filed an objection to the Eldora Mountain Resort expansion that could land in court, if the U.S. Forest Service doesn’t significantly revise its Draft Record of Decision allowing the resort to expand in either direction.]]> <![CDATA[Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center to recognize the still unsolved bombing of Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney]]> On Friday, May 22, the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center (RMPJC) will join other cities around the nation in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1990 pipe bomb attack on environmental activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney in Oakland, Calif.]]> <![CDATA[Here's where to take your ballots]]> It is too late to return a ballot by mail, but voters who need to drop off their mail ballots in person can visit one of four Boulder County election service centers in Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette, or one of the ballot drop-off sites throughout the county.]]> <![CDATA[Flood maps, models inherently flawed]]> Flood experts agree it’s impossible to be 100 percent prepared for natural disasters, but last week’s flooding in Boulder County held some valuable lessons for how to be more ready the next time the waters start rising.]]> <![CDATA[Terrifying telecom tale]]> In a local example of what the Occupy Wall Street movement is railing about, big telecommunications companies are once again pouring cash into a campaign to defeat a measure that would allow Longmont to use its own fiber-optic network.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Creek expected to rise this week]]> <![CDATA[County: Culprit is soil damage, not spills]]> <![CDATA[‘Boulder Weekly’ wins 30 awards from Society of Professional Journalists]]>