<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[Proposition 103 (tax measure for education funding)]]> <![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[It's not about the bike]]> Boulder's pristine Open Space trails are on the threshold of imminent destruction by an army of adrenaline-fueled, devil-may-care mountain bikers whose insatiable need for speed will inevitably leave behind a wake of flattened children, smashed hikers and scorched earth wherever they seek their hedonistic thrills.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder sheriff, immigration activists agree: Repeal SB 90]]> The law has elicited protest from the immigrants’ rights community, which claims that it forces officers to resort to racial profiling when making the determination of whether to report someone to ICE.]]> <![CDATA[North Boulder's Barn Store closes its doors]]> <![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[David Barsamian]]> I’m wearing a t-shirt that says ‘Don’t trust corporate media,’ but actually you can trust the corporate media and you should — to lie, to fabricate, to invent, to distort, to completely mislead you,” says David Barsamian. He’s the sitar-playing, Urdu-speaking founder of Alternative Radio, a.]]> <![CDATA[CU’s professor of the year traveled a rocky academic road]]> A University of Colorado faculty member who got one of the nation’s top teaching honors this week was nearly turned down when he came up for tenure a dozen years ago.]]> <![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[Longmont's Habitat for Humanity store robbed]]> <![CDATA[2C or not 2C isn’t the question]]> With upload and download speeds of 1 gigabit per second for around $50 per month, soon Longmont residents will be able to download entire HD movies in 10 seconds while paying the best price in the state. Construction began in August and customers can begin signing up for Longmont’s new service in November.]]> <![CDATA[Drying times]]> In Colorado, when we think of snow, we often think of skiing. But for the tens of millions of people who live in the river basin that bears our state’s name, in places like Arizona and California, our snowpack means much more.]]> <![CDATA[Climbing for Carleen]]> In 2011, Carleen and James McGuffey had just moved to Colorado Springs from Texas when they found out Carleen was pregnant with the couple’s sixth child. They were ecstatic. But it wasn’t long after that they found out during a routine pregnancy checkup that Carleen had hepatitis C.]]> <![CDATA[Expanding outreach]]> Colorado Friendship started 15 years ago as a National Emergency Response Team, but decided to expand its reach and start these additional programs to better serve the community through continual support.]]> <![CDATA[On the right track]]> New regulations and standards on rail tank cars carrying highly flammable crude oil were announced last month. Many of these new regulations are steps in the right direction with regards to improving the safety of the shipment of crude oil via rail, but there are still many who say the regulations do not go far enough.]]> <![CDATA[Farmers’ suit against Monsanto reaches Supreme Court]]> A plaintiff group are seeking protection from potential Monsanto patent infringement lawsuits when Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) pollen contaminates organic or non- GE crops by way of drift or other accidental means.]]> <![CDATA[How Reagan and the largest EPA scandal in history may explain why Valmont Butte is still contaminated]]> When examining the stacks of records concerning Valmont Butte and its long history of contamination, you never know what specter is going to come floating from the pages. This week we take a look at the impact that President Ronald Reagan and his controversial environmental policies had on the butte.]]> <![CDATA[Biff 2012 | Out-guruing the gurus]]> The son of Indian immigrants, Vikram Gandhi’s relationship with faith is fairly typical for someone with his upbringing. His parents raised him in Hindu traditions, but the religious rituals he became immersed in served more as a reminder of his familial history than a strict religious doctrine.]]> <![CDATA[Two decades of BW employees Staff]]> All known staff members, current and former.]]> <![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.]]>