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Triple Trouble on the Ballot

Triple Trouble on the Ballot

Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 (the “Ugly Three”) would be most devastating to local school districts, but they would also significantly damage local governments, non-profit corporations and local businesses according to non-profit and [...]

La Ditch Gauche

La Ditch Gauche

Fifty-eight percent of the land in SoDA (South of Downtown Area between 13th and 16th Streets and Canyon and Arapahoe) is publicly owned, and, if that space is used imaginatively, the redevelopment of the private land in SoDA will almost inevitably [...]

Ignorance is Bruce

Ignorance is Bruce

Three November state ballot issues—Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61—would collectively cripple state and local governments in Colorado and have so far drawn strong support among the electorate, despite near universal opposition from [...]

A Recipe for Cutting Colorado’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Transportation

A Recipe for Cutting Colorado’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Transportation

Colorado could feasibly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from cars and light trucks 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, if local, state, and federal governments implement the right policies, Bob Yuhnke, Transportation Program Director for the [...]

ConocoPhillips’ Plans Remain Vague, But Its Impact Is Already Big

ConocoPhillips’ Plans Remain Vague, But Its Impact Is Already Big

Although final plans for ConocoPhillips’ research and training facility in Louisville have not even been submitted to the City, the project has already lifted housing prices in Louisville and is predicted to also buoy them in the cities of [...]

Blue Line Poll: Smart Regs

Blue Line Poll:  Smart Regs

Landlords clashed over the likely effects of the City of Boulder’s proposed SmartRegs (which will be debated by the City Council at a second reading on July 6)  at a PLAN-Boulder County forum on the subject on June 21. Francoise Poinsatte, a [...]

Marijuana in Boulder, Medicine or Recreation?

Marijuana in Boulder, Medicine or Recreation?

At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on June 11, 2010, about the impacts of recent municipal and state legislation concerning medical marijuana in the City of Boulder, audience members lambasted the perceived hypocrisy of the laws and the sham use of [...]

Modest Steps for Uni-Hill

Modest Steps for Uni-Hill

Wholesale redevelopment of the University Hill commercial area appears to be off the table as stakeholders focus on clean up and code enforcement.  At a PLAN-Boulder forum last Friday (May 14, 2010),  a panel consisting of Molly Winter, executive [...]

Leslie Glustrom is Trying to Save the World—and She May Just Succeed

Leslie Glustrom is Trying to Save the World—and She May Just Succeed

Leslie Glustrom was trained as a biochemist. But in 2004 she quit her job running a research lab in the CU biochemistry department and decided to devote herself to fighting climate change. “What would I do and how quickly would I act if my house [...]

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