Guest Columns

Community rights versus environmental destruction: Time to turn the page

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In the fall of 2013, a group of community members fighting to ban fracking in Lafayette met with our local State Representative, Mike Foote....

Sullied bedfellows

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Connecting dots is generally considered to be a child’s game. But when applied to politics and all of its bedfellows who usually come out...

ColoradoCare: You can handle the truth

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The current healthcare system has all the hallmarks of an abusive relationship. Well, it’s what we know. Maybe it’ll change. It would be hard...

Listening through a prism

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Readers of Haley Gray’s April 14, 2016 “Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project heads back to council” might have been surprised when just four days later...

Lessons in persistence from neighboring municipal utilities

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Today the Fort Collins municipal utility is a role model for other utilities. It operates and maintains one of the most reliable electric distribution...

Why I am running for Congress

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My name is Cliff Willmeng and I am a dad, husband and a full-time registered nurse from Lafayette, Colorado. I am running for U.S....

I slept under a mosquito net for one week; Here’s why

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In the five years I have lived in Boulder, Colorado, I have seen bugs, ants and roaches, but not a single mosquito. I know...

Boulder homeless issues

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The beauty of Boulder, nestled in the Foothills and dominated by the Flatirons, is a metro area gem that attracts a great number of...

No more

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After the horrific shooting in Orlando, there are some facts we might want to consider: • A homegrown (U.S.-born, U.S. citizen) Islamist terrorist committed the...

My gun control platform

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In the 163 days since January 1st 2016, there have been 176 mass shootings in the United States. For the record, I believe that...

The nonviolent history of American independence

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Independence Day is commemorated with fireworks and flag-waving, gun salutes and military parades... however, one of our nation’s founding fathers, John Adams, wrote, “A...

Racism: The root cause of violence

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It is difficult to say anything that provides sufficient comfort to the victims of police or other violence regardless of the race of the...