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Thursday, November 21,2013

Grappling with preserving the past, for the future

By Jefferson Dodge
I had to write about a subject that is near and dear to my heart again, and I never quite know how to handle it. It is the now-defunct faculty/ staff newspaper for the University of Colorado, Silver & Gold Record, where I worked for 12 years.
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Thursday, October 31,2013

Longmont sidesteps a third fracking lawsuit, hopes drilling permit bolsters case

By Jefferson Dodge
The city of Longmont has negotiated changes in its agreement with oil and gas company TOP Operating Inc. in an effort to avoid getting embroiled in another lawsuit related to “fracking,” or hydraulic fracturing.
Thursday, October 24,2013

Oil/gas rep: Anti-fracking groups are well-funded, too

By Jefferson Dodge
A spokesperson for the oil and gas industry is claiming that local anti-fracking groups benefit from just as much financial support as the industry when it comes to campaigning on the upcoming oil and gas ballot measures in Boulder and Lafayette.
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Thursday, October 3,2013

Community rallies around firefighter who lost home in flood

By Jefferson Dodge
Boulder firefighter Jacob Dickes was tired — even before the three-day shift he spent rescuing others from the flood that would threaten his family and take his house.
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Thursday, October 3,2013

Report: Colorado among top three frack-wracked states in nation

By Jefferson Dodge
When it comes to environmental impacts from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, Colorado ranks among the three most negatively affected states in the country in most categories, according to a new report from the Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.
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Thursday, September 19,2013

Global warming to blame for Boulder floods? Yes and no.

By Jefferson Dodge
A local scientist says the conditions that led to days of constant rain and devastating floods in Boulder County last week were not directly caused by climate change, but the amount of precipitation is a symptom of warmer atmospheric temperatures.
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Thursday, September 19,2013

Flood maps, models inherently flawed

Experts discuss county’s flood preparedness, lessons learned

By Jefferson Dodge
Flood experts agree it’s impossible to be 100 percent prepared for natural disasters, but last week’s flooding in Boulder County held some valuable lessons for how to be more ready the next time the waters start rising.
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Thursday, September 12,2013

Balancing act: CU's new 'industry collaboration' office

Head of CU’s new 'industry collaboration' office vows to protect academic freedom

By Jefferson Dodge
The news that the University of Colorado Boulder has created an Office of Industry Collaboration may send shivers up a few faculty spines, conjuring images of selling the university to the highest bidder, compromising academic freedom in the name of the almighty dollar, or allowing sponsoring companies to squelch research findings they don’t like.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Grant Farms offshoot revives CSA on limited basis

By Jefferson Dodge
A remnant of Grant Family Farms, the large Wellington organic farm that declared bankruptcy in late 2012, has revived its community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, but on a much smaller scale.
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Wednesday, July 3,2013

About face

A behind-the-scenes look at what made Boulder County commissioners change their minds on the oil & gas moratorium

By Jefferson Dodge
What a difference a month makes. On May 21, the Boulder County commissioners decided not to extend a 16-month-old moratorium on new applications for oil and gas drilling. At that time, only Commissioner Elise Jones supported the idea; commissioners Deb Gardner and Cindy Domenico did not.
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