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Good Neighbor Tips for Cottage Food Producers

Good Neighbor Tips for Cottage Food Producers

Thanks to all of you who sent in your thoughtful suggestions about what should be on this list of “Good Neighbor Tips” for folks who will be selling fresh produce and cottage foods from their homes, under a proposed Cottage Foods for Boulder [...]

Sense of Place

Sense of Place

photo by Bo Insogna (flickr creative commons https://flic.kr/p/asddPf) “A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it [...]

What Makes a Bee-keeper, Market-gardener, or Chicken-keeper a Good Neighbor? Please let me know!

What Makes a Bee-keeper, Market-gardener, or Chicken-keeper a Good Neighbor? Please let me know!

flickr creative commons https://flic.kr/p/6SNbg8 All images courtesy Elizabeth Black unless otherwise indicated During their January retreat, Boulder’s City Council decided to proceed with a two-year long Cottage Foods for Boulder Pilot [...]

Biking for Bus Commuters Just Got Easier

Biking for Bus Commuters Just Got Easier

14th St. Transit Center Bus-then-Bike Shelter (graphic courtesy Sopher-Sparn Architects, via Sue Prant) On Wednesday, January 28, hardy cyclists—some of whom do it daily—will take to the streets and bike ways for Winter Bike to Work and [...]

Blue Line Poll: Is the Sky the Limit in Boulder?

Blue Line Poll: Is the Sky the Limit in Boulder?

The Municipal Building (flickr creative commons https://flic.kr/p/2j8dH6) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on November 10, 2014 about the history of the City of Boulder’s 55-foot building height limit, Ruth Wright, the leading spirit behind the [...]

The Fisherman

The Fisherman

Last Cast, by Mike Dunn (flickr commons: https://flic.kr/p/e58gGz)   If from me, when all is done, there are any words left over, let them be these: Hurrying down Boulder Canyon early one sullen spring morning, just rounding a [...]

EVs to the Rescue?

EVs to the Rescue?

As Boulder struggles with different strategies for addressing the twin challenges of global climate change and local growth, it might be interesting to consider one solution that’s here today: the Electric Vehicle. Buried under a recent Daily [...]

Comprehensive Housing Strategy Concentrates on Issues of Economic Diversity

Comprehensive Housing Strategy Concentrates on Issues of Economic Diversity

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on September 5, 2014 about the city’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy, David Driskell, Director of Community Planning and Sustainability, explained that the strategy’s overriding goal is to expand the economic diversity of [...]

Varsity Lake: An Affair

Varsity Lake: An Affair

Varsity Lake northern shore looking east, showing Klauder's Women's Club Building, now called McKenna Languages (Meinhardt Greeff, http://www.panoramio.com/photo/90936895) Some years back when I was editing the local Trout Unlimited newsletter, I [...]

Boulder’s New Utility Expected to Electrify the Town in 2015

Boulder’s New Utility Expected to Electrify the Town in 2015

At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, June 13, about the status of Boulder’s municipalization efforts, City Attorney Tom Carr estimated that the city will probably be able to start operating an electric utility by October or November of [...]

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