Guest Columns

Open space development isn’t a solution for inequity

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Timothy Thomas’ “opinion” in the October 7, 2021 issue of Boulder Weekly (“Open Space, CU South and civil rights: A first step towards ‘Just...

Guest opinion: Failure to stop Gross Dam expansion is a travesty

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Dear Boulder County Commissioners, The failure to stop the Gross Dam Expansion project can only be described as a terrible and constant string of failures,...

Job market not so much to brag about

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Noticing all the rosy accolades about the job market in the commercial media, one would think the economy is on cloud nine and workers...

Imagine a great river, flowing free

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Some environmental groups and water honchos have sponsored a “Rewilding of Glen Canyon” contest, with the winner getting $4,000 “and counting.” The contest’s goal...

The houseplant industry’s threat to biodiversity

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From the onset of the COVID pandemic, houseplant sales have skyrocketed. Nurseries and greenhouses across the country have struggled to keep up with the...

Plenty of food, but not for all farmworkers

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On a summer morning in southern Idaho, the day breaks early, before 6 a.m. The air is stale, never fully cooled from the heat...

Market forces for products, not people

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There is a lot of discussion about teacher pay in the United States, and Colorado is no exception. What gets less attention is the...