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Boulder Weekly | The Ghosts of Valmont Butte

Boulder Weekly | The Ghosts of Valmont Butte

"Ever since the city of Boulder purchased its Valmont Butte property, city taxpayers have been picking up the tab to pay for the environmental sins committed by more than a century’s worth of long-departed users at the site. And that tab may be [...]

The Pearlman Appointment

The Pearlman Appointment

Although we have frequently and enthusiastically commended Boulder County Commissioners Will Toor and Cindy Domenico and former County Commissioner Ben Pearlman on their work for Boulder County over the past years, we are compelled to express our [...]

Now Boarding

Now Boarding

Serving on a city or county board or commission is one way to give back to your community and participate in some tough decision making. For the City of Boulder, the 2012 annual recruitment period opened January 4 and will close on February 16.  [...]

Are Conservation Easements Meaningful in Boulder County?

Are Conservation Easements Meaningful in Boulder County?

This year, Boulder County spent almost $600,000 purchasing conservation easements. The county has spent more than $23 million over the past decade and around $66 million since the conservation easement program began. Meanwhile, county commissioners [...]

Jefferson Parkway Inches Closer to Reality

Jefferson Parkway Inches Closer to Reality

It's been quite a week on the Jefferson Parkway front. Consider: Fish & Wildlife clears the way for the Jefferson Parkway Deciding against an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Parkway/land-transfer matter, FWS (Fish and Wildlife) [...]

Bouldercreek Angler | Discovering the Altona Grange-In the Nick of Time for Christmas

Bouldercreek Angler | Discovering the Altona Grange-In the Nick of Time for Christmas

"The Altona Grange building out there north of town, seemed to stand for that whole experience of farming, farming within a community. Community: that’s the key word. These pioneers of Boulder County joined forces to survive and prevail, out here [...]

The Citizens’ Cropland Policy

The Citizens’ Cropland Policy

Democracy is decidedly out of fashion in 21st-century American political culture. Indeed, one could argue that democracy has been out of fashion for decades. At this time, it seems almost truistic to note that what is often styled “representative [...]

A Food Fight at Sherpa’s Restaurant

A Food Fight at Sherpa’s Restaurant

A PLAN-Boulder County forum at Sherpa’s Adventurers Restaurant and Bar on the evening of Monday, November 14, about the wisdom of banning genetically engineered crops from Boulder County Open Space may have generated more heat than light, with the [...]

Can Cropland Policy Help Boulder County Farmers?

Can Cropland Policy Help Boulder County Farmers?

The issue of genetically-engineered (GE), or genetically modified organisms (GMO), crops is not an easy issue for our community to tackle. It's proven to be divisive in Boulder in the past and it touches on two things many of us hold dear, food and [...]

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