Guest Columns

Sustainability should not be legally impossible

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I write today on behalf of the Boulder Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). This is our statement of solidarity with frontline communities worldwide, and in...

I wish I could vote in Boulder’s muni election

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I’m not lucky enough to get to vote in the wonderful City of Boulder. But if I were, I know that I’d be voting...

Race is a thread that connects all mass shootings

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When a gunman opened fire in the Table Mesa King Soopers on Monday, March 22, prematurely ending the lives of 10 people, his bullets...

Colorado deserves better — I’m voting no on Prop DD

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In an era of money-hungry government, this election cycle seeks to move us further down a path asking taxpayers to give more, fund more,...

To protect open space from fracking, join us for an Earth...

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In early 2012 I participated in my first act of nonviolent direct action when the Boulder Earth Guardians and I shut down a Commissioners’...

Rachel Carson and Rocky Flats

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In 2018, The Library of America published Rachel Carson: Silent Spring and Other Writings on the Environment. Carson is famous for bringing to the...

Boulder County residents demand a fracking ban

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Boulder County, known for its scenic vistas, abundant open space, as well as its efforts to fight climate change, is threatened by 140 oil...

Inside the Trojan horse

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In an era of political deception it can be difficult to separate the genuine from the phony. One tried and true strategy to weed...

Has the business community co-opted Boulder’s non-profits?

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New commercial development in Boulder helps finance Affordable Housing (AH) through a charge called a linkage fee for each square foot of development. At...

The Polis administration plays pretend on fracking

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As children, we liked to pretend to be adults, usually our parents, but sometimes great athletes and screen idols. My dad was a railroader. My...

Community rights versus environmental destruction: Time to turn the page

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In the fall of 2013, a group of community members fighting to ban fracking in Lafayette met with our local State Representative, Mike Foote....

Highly recommended: ‘Planet of the Humans’

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With twice the current population, will there be left any wilderness areas, remote and quiet places, habitat for song birds, water fowl and other...