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VOTE!

VOTE!

Election Day is here!  Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 pm is the deadline for dropping off your mail ballot. Drop off locations in Boulder include County Clerk & Recorder Office, 1750 33rd Street Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl [...]

Xcel Pumps Another $250,000 Into Anti-2B/2C Campaign

Xcel Pumps Another $250,000 Into Anti-2B/2C Campaign

With just a few days left before ballots are due, there is no sign of Xcel letting up in its campaign to defeat Boulder's municipalization efforts. According to campaign finance reports filed today, Xcel Energy contributed an additional $250,000 to [...]

Xcel Continues to Outspend Pro-2B & 2C Groups

Xcel Continues to Outspend Pro-2B & 2C Groups

Xcel Energy and the Boulder Smart Energy Coalition (BSEC) spent almost exactly 10 times the amount that pro-2B & 2C groups spent since campaign finance reporting began in August.  The reports, which were due today, show election contributions [...]

WATCH: Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

WATCH: Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

I searched the web for a nice essay on Steve Jobs for today's Blue Line but found that most of them quoted his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. I guess he said it best.  Here it is, just 15 minutes long.  (Here's the YouTube link for our email [...]

Xcel Energy Has Contributed $456,263 to Anti-Municipalization Efforts

Xcel Energy Has Contributed $456,263 to Anti-Municipalization Efforts

According to election filings made public today, Xcel Energy has contributed almost half a million dollars to two groups fighting Ballot Issues 2B & 2C: the Xcel Energy Issue Committee and the Boulder Smart Energy Coalition (BSEC).  The [...]

Countdown to the Election

Countdown to the Election

Mail ballots will begin to arrive in your mailboxes in a few days and the Blue Line wants to help you make the most of your right to vote. If you have moved recently or if you didn't vote in the previous general election, you may not receive [...]

WATCH: Van Jones Gives Boulder a Pep Talk (5 m)

WATCH: Van Jones Gives Boulder a Pep Talk (5 m)

On March 2, 2011, former Obama administration official and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, Van Jones, spoke to attendees at the PLAN-Boulder County annual dinner.  His full address was recorded and produced by Pam Hoge of Studio [...]

The Help

The Help

The canvassers are here.   As promised by Craigslist, two friendly fellows are going door-to-door in my neighborhood, leaving the Boulder Smart Energy Coalition's (BSEC) big flier. According to Canvasser Kevin, they work for Rocky Mountain [...]

Hiring Now!!

Hiring Now!!

Boulder residents can look forward to "friendly people" coming door-to-door this fall, working hard to convince voters to vote against 2B and 2C.  This ad and ones like it have been running on Craigslist for a few days:

The Chamber is Not Xcel

The Chamber is Not Xcel

The Boulder Chamber of Commerce is not Xcel was the emphatic assertion of Chamber Public Affairs Manager Angelique Espinoza in response to yesterday's Blue Line article.  She clarified that the Chamber will be endorsing Boulder City Council [...]

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