It takes a stalwart collection of people to keep an independent newspaper afloat for 28 years: tenacious reporters, visionary editors, driven sales staff and a supportive publisher. But the real driving force behind any newspaper is the community—everything we do is in service to you, our readers, and your support is what has kept Boulder Weekly alive and vibrant for nearly three decades.
That’s why, for the last several years, Boulder Weekly has chosen to celebrate its anniversary by shining a light on the unsung heroes of our community, those who have created change and changed lives without much fanfare.
Boulder County endured unimaginable trauma last year; we lost loved ones to violence and illness, we lost homes to fire. But we came together each time and saw each other through. We hope the stories we share in the following pages lift your spirits, soften your armor and remind you of the beauty in this world.
Thank you for your support these past 28 years—we literally couldn’t do it without you.
—Caitlin Rockett, editor-in-chief