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‘Neighborhoods’ Archives

Town-Gown Meeting Sheds Light on Hill Problems, Including Poor Illumination by Street Lights

Town-Gown Meeting Sheds Light on Hill Problems, Including Poor Illumination by Street Lights

A large meeting on the afternoon of March 31 of neighbors, student leaders, and city and university officials about crime and other bad behavior on University Hill revealed that despite vigorous efforts by CU and the city to deter and control [...]

What’s Up at Washington School Part II: The New Normal

What’s Up at Washington School Part II: The New Normal

Defining the “New Normal” Local author and environmentalist David Wann describes in his new book, The New Normal, how the economic recession together with the rapidly escalating global warming and resource depletions are driving us to rethink [...]

What’s Up at Washington School Part I: The Background Info

What’s Up at Washington School Part I: The Background Info

At the Washington School site, the old maple trees have seen quite a few seasons since being the center of city and neighborhood attention several years ago. The children's art has been carefully taken down and will find a new home, if not at [...]

Local School Produces German Radio Show

Local School Produces German Radio Show

Over the last month, the German classes at Shining Mountain Waldorf School have produced a 60-minute radio show for a new online radio station, Deutschradio24sieben. This radio station is aimed at learners of German. In the days of advent, [...]

Aristotle on Wealth and Carsharing

Aristotle on Wealth and Carsharing

On the whole, you find wealth much more in use than in ownership. - Aristotle What Aristotle aimed at cannot be certain. When applied to owning a car, though, we can certainly interpret it in the following manner: “The true cost of car [...]

Mom, Why Can’t We Play Ball at Casey?

Mom, Why Can’t We Play Ball at Casey?

Because it's closed to neighborhood use. The synthetic turf playing field at the renovated Casey Middle School is a lot of things: centrally located, environmentally friendly, guilt-free green— and off-limits.  A grey Master lock and a BVSD [...]

WATCH: Postwar Boulder

WATCH: Postwar Boulder

From 1947 to 1967 Boulder experienced unprecedented growth, and the city's population boomed from 18,000 to 60,000 people. The post-World War II years saw the completion of the Boulder Turnpike, the opening of Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant and [...]

Difficult Decisions: Managing Wildlife on the Urban Fringe

Difficult Decisions: Managing Wildlife on the Urban Fringe

Working with wildlife in urban settings is always a challenge.  Unlike television depictions of resource management, real world wildlife management involves on the spot decision-making, influenced by variables and exigencies provided by location, [...]

Dadipblusi

Dadipblusi

“Kit, some people say we live in Colorado and some people say we live in Boulder. Which is right?” Juan looks troubled about this. “Have you seen a map of North America before?” Juan seems uncertain as I open the atlas. “This is a [...]

Boulder’s First Annual Tour de Coops

Boulder’s First Annual Tour de Coops

It’s time to get ready for Boulder’s first annual Tour de Coops. With thanks to Betsy Burton for her inspiration, Boulder will have its first annual biking tour of backyard chicken coops, edible gardens and bee hives.  Betsy, who runs the [...]

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