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Wanted: Fifty Boulder voters who think local government matters

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There is an election deadline rapidly approaching and the majority of potential city-council candidates for Boulder could use your help. At 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, any person running for a city council seat who doesn’t have 25 legal signatures on their “petition ...

Don’t take the bait

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It was a nearly packed house Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Longmont City Council chambers as citizens who believe that local communities should have the final say over fracking in their neighborhoods turned up in good numbers...

Colorado Dems are in tough spot — they control everything

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Democrats now control the Colorado House, Senate and governor’s mansion, and that will likely turn out to be a real nightmare for the establishment...

The coming storm of fracking operations in Boulder County

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As Boulder County struggles to rewrite its current oil and gas regulations, the petroleum extraction industry has already begun its blitzkrieg of our lands. As clearly illustrated by the maps included here, a wave of environmental and property value destruction is ...

The collapse of compassion

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Anne Harper and her family, along with their 14 or so neighbors, have a serious problem. The place they care about most, their home, is about to be changed forever and not in a good way. They are trying desperately to save their small rural community, which the ...

Humpty Dumpty, Jews and Armageddon

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My mom always told me opening my big mouth about politics and religion would be my downfall. I don’t disagree. But this is one...

COGA lawsuits against Lafayette, Fort Collins are latest insult to citizens...

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Well, that didn’t take long. On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) announced its intention to file lawsuits against Lafayette and Fort Collins over those cities’ election results regarding fracking. Once again, the oil and gas industry is ...

Time’s up for KKKommander-in-Chief

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Before I say anything else, I want to thank Heather Heyer for being strong enough, brave enough and committed enough to attend the counter...

The dark side of patriotism

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Vigorous support for one’s country.” That is the simple definition of “patriotism” according to the dictionary. What sticks out to me is how patriotism,...

Vaya con Dios

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I had a hard time sleeping last Monday night. I kept thinking about that cowboy, Patrick Schumacher, sitting in jail, no doubt worrying about his horse Dillon and his 12-year-old pug Bufford, who had been more or less arrested Sept. 10 along with the cowboy as the ...

Seth Brigham’s legacy

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Seth Brigham is leaving Boulder after 30 years; at least that’s what he told me on Monday. So is it true? I’m sure he meant it when he said it, but I have no idea if he’ll actually move to Wisconsin as he’s planning. He has been known to change his mind. But ...

Smart Track? We’re not that stupid

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What does Smart Track have in common with the Brooklyn Bridge? They both get sold to suckers...