<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[The new moral crusade]]> For months now, Boulder, a town internationally renowned for its craft beer and with a high college population, has been quietly suffering a bureaucratic war on alcohol, and local bar owners are increasingly aware of their status as cannon fodder.]]> <![CDATA[Business owner reworks logo that offends some Native people]]> <![CDATA[Recent legal tangles leave medical marijuana dispensaries in haze]]> A busy week of legal developments has further muddied the already-murky waters of the law governing medical marijuana dispensaries. Owners of dispensaries in Boulder County and around Colorado have been scrambling to expand their services — adding everything from housekeeping to lawn-mowing — in an effort to conform to a recent court ruling that has modified the crucial definition of the “caregiver.”]]> <![CDATA[Outcry prompts Longmont school to remove pro-gun link from website]]> After a parent’s protest, a Longmont middle school that had a link on its home page to political websites touting gun rights and Tea Party messages has removed the link and apologized.]]> <![CDATA[Tempest under a teacup]]> Something unsightly has gotten a bit too close to one of Boulder’s crown jewels. An environmental contractor hired to deal with possibly hazardous materials from an old gasification plant near the Dushanbe Teahouse downtown has confirmed the need to clean up contamination at the site.]]> <![CDATA[Killing Amendment 2]]> <![CDATA[The chair and the camera]]> They call it “the chair.” It’s a restraint seat used by many jails to subdue inmates who pose a threat to themselves or others. It has wrist straps, ankle straps, a lap belt and a harness.]]> <![CDATA['Gasland' director dishes on sequel, fracking in Colorado]]> When Gasland Director Josh Fox started making what would become one of the most galvanizing forces in the national battle against hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” he thought it would just be a short educational clip for people around his home state of Pennsylvania.]]> <![CDATA[Niwot fracking protest only the beginning]]> The local coalition that recently came together to protest the new oil/gas drilling site east of Niwot is not done yet.]]> <![CDATA[Sampling the cables]]> Of the more than 250,000 cables that WikiLeaks say they have, they have released close to 1,500 so far, releasing 50 to 60 cables daily. The cables, which are communications between the U.S. State Department and U.S. embassies...]]> <![CDATA[What now? Debate over beetle-kill pine burns as bugs move to Front Range]]> There is fresh debate about what to do with the millions of acres of pine trees in the West that have been destroyed by the mountain pine beetle. And it is a debate that is bleeding over into a battle about how to best protect Colorado's roadless areas.]]> <![CDATA[Searching for a road home]]> Tucked back into the corner of a dimly lit kitchen, two boys giggle, then burst out into uncontrollable laughter. The bulb that sits atop a long, skinny floor lamp — the sole source of light for the Sigg-Brown family kitchen — is loose.]]> <![CDATA[GMOs get a go-ahead]]> If you slice open a strawberry, it still looks like a strawberry, whether it’s genetically modified or not. If you slice open the recent decision by the Cropland Policy Advisory Group on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and organic crops in Boulder County, it looks less like a decision and more like a complicated system of checks and approvals still open for revision.]]> <![CDATA[Gov. Hickenlooper appoints University of Colorado regent]]> <![CDATA[Under the skin]]> Sources say that the University of Colorado at Boulder%uFFFDs diversity chief, Sallye McKee, had a tenure of nearly three years that was marked by controversy as well as formal complaints filed against her with CU%uFFFDs Office of Discrimination and Harassment.]]> <![CDATA[27 Years of Activism]]> In the late 1970s, a group of protesters blocked the railroad tracks at Rocky Flats in an attempt to keep trains from delivering nuclear bomb-making supplies to the plant. That group, the “Rocky Flats Truth Force,” occupied the tracks for a whole year, and was joined by several prominent figures, including Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman and Daniel Ellsberg.]]> <![CDATA[Abortion Rights Freedom Ride draws local support]]> One in three women has an abortion, according to Dr. Susan Wicklund, an abortion provider in Montana and author of This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor. But most people say they don’t know someone who has had an abortion. That mothers, daughters, sisters and friends have this procedure and do not talk to one another is a symptom of abortion having become more stigmatized now than ever — and changing that perception is part of the mission of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride, organized by StopPatriarchy.org.]]> <![CDATA[Suspect in Ridgeway murder matches BW profile]]> As first posited in an Oct. 18 package of stories by Boulder Weekly, the suspect arrested Wednesday in the murder of Jessica Ridgeway not only lived in the same neighborhood as the 10-year-old girl, but has been implicated in the attempted assault of a female jogger at nearby Ketner Lake on Memorial Day.]]> <![CDATA[The butcher’s bill]]> The day-long jury trial at the Boulder County Justice Center centered largely on the testimony of State Investigator Chelsea Rosipajla, who was undercover in Pearl Street Pub looking for signs of overservice. She thought she found one in a member of a wedding party who ordered a round of shots.]]> <![CDATA[Struggling to occupy]]> In the early-morning hours of Oct. 14, the Occupy Denver protest area was dismantled by police, and more than 20 protesters were arrested as hundreds looked on in a packed Lincoln Park. That wasn’t quite the scene the day before at the University of Colorado Boulder, as a 2:30 rally planned on Norlin Quad attracted about 10 participants and a few more onlookers.]]>