<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[Thrifting local: The season of giving — and giving back]]> A couple of years ago, a group that got its start in the late 1970s blocking railroad tracks in a successful effort to close Rocky Flats ran into some budget trouble.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder group has funds frozen by Russia in Olympic environmental flap]]> In an exclusive interview from Estonia via Skype, on the eve of the Feb. 12 release of his group’s controversial Sochi report, activist Suren Gazaryan told Boulder Weekly about his experiences with Russian officials and their efforts to quash environmentalists critical of the government.]]> <![CDATA[Much ado about Melons]]> The little sign on the front door tells me I'm in the right place. It warns me that if I knock, I should be prepared for the fact that the people who live here are naturalists who more often than not go nude inside their home. It's their naturalist lifestyle or more specifically, some people's reaction to it that brings me here.]]> <![CDATA[Locals honored by PeaceJam]]> <![CDATA[Growing farmers]]> Local farmers are speaking up to have their wish list and their problems heard as the Boulder County commissioners begin reviewing agriculture land use codes for an update. Revisions may move more farmers out of the gray areas of ambiguous regulations and onto ground that could help them grow their operations.]]> <![CDATA[ClimateStupid?]]> Some speculate that politics surrounding the debate over climate change and global warming may have had something to do with the decision to yank funding from the energy program, but those close to the negotiations say it was simply a question of federal regulators having a low tolerance for any perceived risk, fresh off the near-collapse of the country’s banking industry.]]> <![CDATA[Commentary: Medical marijuana and taxes]]> An obscure tax law, intended to prevent cocaine kingpins from deducting yachts and other necessities, may alter Boulder’s landscape. Experts say it may shutter dispensaries nationwide.]]> <![CDATA[Taking aim: Sugarloaf residents complain about bow-hunting ]]> The deer was a lactating doe, which means it had fawns. It had been shot in the hindquarters and had bled to death near a home in the Sugarloaf area, in the foothills west of Boulder.]]> <![CDATA[Film questions the practice of circumcision]]> Surgical tools carefully arranged on a table, a screaming baby in a white gown and men singing a blessing. This is a scene in Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon’s documentary Cut: Slicing through the Myths of Circumcision, which will be playing at the Boulder Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. ]]> <![CDATA['Hacktivists' rally around WikiLeaks, attack corporate sites]]> With the political pressure mounting, WikiLeaks is becoming too hot for some business to handle. Companies such as MasterCard, Visa and PayPal, which processed donations to the site, and Swiss bank PostFinance, which held the foundation's account, have all cut ties with the controversial whistle-blowing site.]]> <![CDATA[A reason to celebrate]]> <![CDATA[Only 2 of 9 crop group members say no to GMOs]]> <![CDATA[North Boulder library in limbo]]> <![CDATA[Proposed water diversion and Gross Reservoir expansion may trigger all-out water war]]> Some water wranglers were already on hair-trigger alert before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the latest version of an environmental study for Denver Water’s proposal to increase transmountain diversions from the Fraser River and store the water in an expanded Gross Reservoir, in Boulder County — a decade is a long time to wait, for everyone involved.]]> <![CDATA[RTD runs the old bait and switch]]> In 2004, area voters approved a 0.4 percent sales tax as part of the FasTracks ballot initiative. The money collected from the tax was to be entrusted to the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in exchange for its promise to build, among other things, a Northwest Rail that would ultimately provide Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette with a link into Denver’s light rail system.]]> <![CDATA[South Boulder Creek habitat project begins Aug. 1]]> <![CDATA[Are we less safe with secrecy?]]> <![CDATA[Terminally homeless in Boulder]]> Jason Balousek suffers from kidney failure and has been told he only has a matter of weeks to live. When he heard that news, it made him happy, much to his doctor’s surprise.]]> <![CDATA[Taking aim]]> <![CDATA[CU conducts survey on football stadium upgrades]]> It’s been less than a decade since the University of Colorado Boulder erected a controversial and costly expansion of its football stadium, but despite being in debt with the campus and president’s office, the athletics department is conducting a survey about what improvements it wants to make next.]]>