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Thursday, September 29,2011

Should the sheriff serve more time?

Voters asked to give county’s top cop up to four terms

By Jefferson Dodge
Joe Pelle’s “Character First” initiative may be one of the reasons why a group of his employees, led by Undersheriff Tom Shomaker, wrote a letter to the county commissioners requesting a ballot question to give the sheriff four terms instead of three. Other groups wrote similar letters to the commissioners, including the Democratic Women of Boulder County.
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Thursday, September 22,2011

Bad medicine

Hospitals snuff out patients' medical marijuana use

By Jefferson Dodge
A Boulder man’s claim that Boulder Community Hospital reversed its position on allowing him to use his medical marijuana on the premises has raised questions about how closely medical staff follow hospital policies prohibiting cannabis use on site.
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Thursday, September 15,2011

Group to decide on GMOs this week

By Jefferson Dodge
A county cropland advisory group is poised to make its final decision on the use of genetically engineered crops on open space this week.
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Thursday, September 1,2011

Fourmile benefit, exhibit on tap

By Jefferson Dodge
The attire is mountain casual. Participating chefs include Dave Query of the Big Red F Restaurants, Eric Skokan of the Black Cat, Hugo Matheson of The Kitchen, Bradford Heap of Salt and Colterra, Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson of Frasca, and Janos Wilder of Janos Restaurant in Tucson, Ariz.
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Thursday, September 1,2011

Couple uses materials from burned home to build new one

By Jefferson Dodge
A Boulder County couple who lost their home in the Fourmile Fire a year ago is now building a new house on a local farm — using materials salvaged from their burned house and logs charred by the fire.
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Thursday, September 1,2011

Rising from the ashes

One year later, Fourmile Fire victims share tales of renewal

By Jefferson Dodge
For some victims of the Fourmile Fire that ravaged the hills of western Boulder County the week of Sept. 6, 2010, this has been the “year of the phoenix.” Others are still waiting to rise from the ashes.
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Friday, August 26,2011

Boulder homeless man to run for city council

By Jefferson Dodge
A homeless man in Boulder has decided to run for city council. Ron Chase, who says he is one signature shy of qualifying for the ballot before today’s 5 p.m. deadline, is running on a platform that includes expanding employment opportunities for the homeless, reining a Boulder police force that he says is too aggressive, and rescinding the city’s anti-camping ordinance that prohibits homeless people from sleeping under a blanket or tarp.
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Thursday, August 18,2011

Only 2 of 9 crop group members say no to GMOs

By Jefferson Dodge
Only two of the nine members of a county cropland advisory group believe genetically modified foods should not be grown on local open space lands.
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Thursday, August 4,2011

Groupoff

Some business owners say they lose money on Groupon and other coupon deals

By Jefferson Dodge
Some Boulder County employers are airing concerns about Groupon and similar group discount programs, citing costs that they say can be debilitating to small businesses.“It’s been the single worst business decision I’ve ever made,” Rachel Bacchus, owner of Boulder-based ELDO Esthetics and Waxing, says of her experience with Groupon.
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Thursday, July 14,2011

Xcel, city break off talks on new wind-energy deal

By Jefferson Dodge
Xcel Energy announced today that talks with City of Boulder officials about a new franchise agreement have broken off because of a disagreement about what questions to put on the ballot.
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