Guest Columns

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Boulder can choose compassion over exclusion

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We started the Bedrooms Are For People campaign to make Boulder a more inclusive and welcoming place to call home. We want to live...

A peaceful display is met with violence

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Guest opinion by Charlie Danaher History is replete with examples of peaceful movements being met with violence. Sometimes the violence is perpetrated by the state,...

The Highland City Club Has a racism problem

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Guest opinion The Highland City Club is a social center in downtown Boulder for the type of people who can afford their $500 a month...

The real Safer Boulder

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By Brooke Harrison, PhD and Leslie Chandler, Safer Boulder members Who is Safer Boulder? Safer Boulder is a nonpartisan grass-roots organization committed to supporting public...

Open Space, CU South and civil rights: A first step toward...

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Dear Council Candidates, I thank you for having the courage and tenacity to run for Boulder City Council. The vast majority of you have received...

Congress should lower drug costs, but look beyond numbers

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In Congress, policy negotiations often center on a couple questions: how much does the bill cost and how much does the bill save? But...

Two Western states act to control methane

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New Mexico, the third-ranking U.S. oil producer, has moved to curtail methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, moving it closer to neighboring...