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Ghost Stories

The ongoing tale of the indestructible Rocky Flats Lounge

By Matt Cortina

It was a Thursday afternoon one year ago this week. The first people to show up at the Lounge were two blonde-haired girls. They wore shirts that said “Rodgers” on the back and talked about Wisconsin. They ordered a pitcher of Leinenkugel to their table and waited for the game to start.

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A toxic legacy

The Gold King Mine spill is a sobering reminder of the number of abandoned mines in Boulder County

By Caitlin Rockett

For decades after the first gold was found near Gold Hill in 1859, Boulder County endured a boom and bust cycle of mining as veins of minerals were discovered, mined and abandoned. The County is built, quite literally, on gold, silver, lead, tungsten and zinc, minerals that brought droves of settlers to the Front Range in the late 1800s and created a mining industry that still exists today.

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Sensing trouble

By Angela K. Evans

In the fight against global warming, both carbon dioxide and methane are known greenhouse gases that effectively trap heat in the earth’s atmosphere. Although there is disagreement on which gas contributes more significantly to global warming, experts and scientists across the spectrum conclude that methane ultimately traps heat at a rate of 20 to 100 times greater than carbon dioxide.

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(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)

An irreverent and not always accurate view of the world

In what was called the “Mayor Night-light” plan, Mayor Matt Appelbaum would count residents by kissing each person goodnight and tucking them into their beds. Sources say he’d be singing, “Hush, Little Baby,” and holding a flashlight to his face, and he’d smell like fresh brownies.

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Boulder City Council weighs how to tax, regulate short-term housing rentals

By Matt Cortina

On Thursday, Aug. 27, the Boulder City Council will determine the fate of two ordinances that seek to regulate and tax short-term rentals of homes within the city. One ordinance will codify rules and regulations for any Boulder homeowner wishing to rent their home on a short-term basis on sites like Airbnb and VRBO. Those regulations could include home inspections and license requirements. The other ordinance would put forth on the November ballot a question to raise about $400,000 through a 7.5 percent tax on these short-term rentals.

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Someone like me

The immigration journey of mother and advocate Jeanette Vizguerra

By Angela K. Evans

Some may call Jeanette Vizguerra an advocate, a leader, a hero. Still others label her illegal. But she identifies herself as a mother — “A mother that loves her children so much and that is going to do anything that is needed to be with them always,” she says, via an interpreter.

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(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)

An irreverent and not always accurate view of the world

The industry doesn’t even feel the need to be creative with its deceptions anymore. Labor Day is approaching, oops a refinery is being taken off line for repairs causing the price of gasoline to go up just in time for the end of summer. Sorry America..

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Holding court

Longmont, Fort Collins fracking lawsuits likely headed to Colorado Supreme Court

By Matt Cortina

In a rare move on Monday, Aug. 17, the Colorado Court of Appeals recommended that the state Supreme Court undertake lawsuits challenging Longmont’s fracking ban and Fort Collins’ fracking moratorium. It is not yet known if the Colorado Supreme Court will take the cases or boot them back to the appellate court — that determination could be weeks or months away.

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Colorado’s workforce of the future

State pushes apprenticeships as alternative pathway to middle class

By Angela K. Evans

Since 2009, the Colorado legislature has been enacting a series of workforce and education bills designed to increase career readiness and opportunities for students, culminating in the 2015 Colorado Ready to Work Package consisting of eight bills. This partners with Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Colorado Blueprint — a policy plan to move Colorado toward economic vitality with a mission to “educate and train the workforce of the future” as one of its several goals.

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The nine lives of Leah Goldstein

The former world kickboxing champion and professional cyclist brings her cycling shoes, new book and inspirational message to Venus de Miles

By Caitlin Rockett

Whether it’s nature or nurture, Leah, a former world kickboxing champion and professional cyclist, is using her gifts to inspire others. She’ll be riding in the Venus de Miles allwomen’s cycling event in Longmont on Aug. 29, raising money to help lowincome college students through Greenhouse Scholars.

Vote Guide 2014

Vote Guide – Candidates

By Boulder Weekly Staff

Mark Udall has done a lot of things right in the six years since he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He crafted the “Not My Boss’s Business Act” in response to the Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby’s case against paying for certain forms of birth control to say that women should continue to have access to affordable contraception.

Vote Guide 2014

Vote Guide - Judge retention

By Boulder Weekly Staff

For our endorsements, we used the Blue Book text, authored by the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation (COJPE). We also researched the judges’ written opinions and sought input from Stan Garnett, district attorney for the 20th Judicial District.

Vote Guide 2014

Vote Guide - Ballot questions

By Boulder Weekly Staff

For one, the legislature already responded to the issue it claims to address (the loss of a child by an eightmonths-pregnant woman after she was hit by a drunk driver) by passing laws that apply penalties to the unlawful termination of a pregnancy through criminal or negligent acts.

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