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‘Opinion’ Archives

PUC Overturns 40 Years of Precedent in Denying Intervenor Status to Leslie Glustrom

PUC Overturns 40 Years of Precedent in Denying Intervenor Status to Leslie Glustrom

In ejecting Leslie Glustrom from participating as an intervenor in cases pending at the Public Utilities Commission, the Commission under its new Chair, Joshua Epel, has upended 40 years of precedent. The assertion of the PUC spokesperson in the [...]

A Response to Xcel’s Latest False Statements about Ballot Issues 2B & 2C

A Response to Xcel’s Latest False Statements about Ballot Issues 2B & 2C

Expensive mailers funded by Xcel are now raining on Boulder as though money is no object—and money is no object to Xcel. We all need to stand in awe at the huge profit that Xcel takes out of Boulder. It is the fight to keep that profit that is [...]

How the Koch Brothers Are Trying to Influence Your Elected Officials

How the Koch Brothers Are Trying to Influence Your Elected Officials

Just about every week of every year the Boulder city staff produces a Weekly Information Packet (WIP) for each council member.  Often containing up to 1,000 pages of reading, the WIP includes the agenda for the upcoming council meeting or study [...]

Move to Amend

Move to Amend

“We, the People” was the theme and the oft-repeated refrain of a rousing speech delivered by former Green Party President candidate David Cobb at the Unity Church on Saturday in Boulder. In town to lay the groundwork for the nationwide “Move [...]

Open Letter to the Boulder County Commissioners: Jefferson Parkway

Open Letter to the Boulder County Commissioners: Jefferson Parkway

I intended to be present yesterday, Tuesday, April 26, when you made the fateful decision that Boulder County Commissioners will no longer oppose the Jefferson Parkway. But I could find no information anywhere on the County Commissioners' web site [...]

Height Limit Workaround Is Working in Boulder

Height Limit Workaround Is Working in Boulder

A few months ago, a new Boulder resident submitted plans to the city for an accessory structure that exceeded the maximum height limit set by our building code.  Rather than have the architect design the structure to comply with existing code, the [...]

A Life Beyond Life

A Life Beyond Life

It's sad, this morning.  The death of a school. The execution by fiat of the University of Colorado’s School of Journalism. I feel that I should be the one to carry the news to Professor Crossman out in Green Mountain Cemetery. I would recite for [...]

This Law Cannot Be Repealed

This Law Cannot Be Repealed

Recent news stories have told about the Boulder City Council acting to reduce speaking times from 3 minutes to 2 minutes for citizens wishing to address the Council at public meetings. This is a symptom of a deep illness, yet the reports [...]

Open Letter to Senator Shaffer

Open Letter to Senator Shaffer

Created upon receiving yet another mailing from Colorado's Futures asking participants to support SCR11-001, a bill that would completely change citizen's abilities to put amendments on the ballot. An Open Letter to Senator Shaffer, I feel [...]

Our Newspaper and Property Taxes

Our Newspaper and Property Taxes

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else. H. L. Mencken The local newspaper is [...]

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