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Look to the Blue Line for Election 2011 Coverage

Look to the Blue Line for Election 2011 Coverage

It’s that time of year again:  the municipal election.  Candidates will soon be slogging through forums and questionnaires, doorsteps will be littered with fliers and advertising, ballots will be arriving in the mail, and voters will be trying [...]

Finish This Book

Finish This Book

A review of Van Jones’ “The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems" I thought I would just skim this book.  I thought I would just hit the high points, enough to write a credible review and throw a few [...]

Generation Namby-pamby

Generation Namby-pamby

When did I turn into that crotchety old lady who talks about the good old days when I had to walk uphill both ways, to and from school?  I’d say it was the day before yesterday, when I learned that school had been canceled for my high school [...]

Top III 4 III — What are your top 3 ideas for the Planning Reserve?

Top III 4 III — What are your top 3 ideas for the Planning Reserve?

Recent proposals, initiated by private developers, are under consideration for the long-held sacred Area III Planning Reserve bounded by rural North Boulder.  According to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, the Area III-Planning Reserve is [...]

Boulder Does the Right(s) Thing

Boulder Does the Right(s) Thing

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759 I love this quotation.  It runs through my head each time I am [...]

Climate Action: By the Numbers

Climate Action: By the Numbers

This is the first in a series of articles that will explore the status of Boulder’s Climate Action Plan and our performance in trying to meet the Kyoto Protocol.  Over the coming weeks, we will attempt to understand the major contributors to our [...]

City Council Priorities: Taking the Long View

City Council Priorities: Taking the Long View

In early January, the Daily Camera interviewed City Council members regarding their goals (see here) for the coming year,  in preparation for the goal setting retreat that occurred later in the month.  As I read through the goals – everything [...]