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‘Opinion’ Archives

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 [...]

What Does It Mean for You?

What Does It Mean for You?

Imagine -- imagine for a moment, here was a young girl who was just becoming aware of our democracy; just beginning to understand the obligations of citizenship; just starting to glimpse the fact that some day she, too, might play a part in [...]

Doing Things the Old-fashioned Way

Doing Things the Old-fashioned Way

Upon our arrival home a few moments ago, we found the following note by our front door included in a nice little gift: Hello Youngs! I snuggled in bed yesterday a.m. longer than usual, enjoying the warmth of the down; but also thinking about [...]

I Heart the Bus

I Heart the Bus

Reasons to ride the bus… Want a more relaxed way of life?  Ride the bus; I found that once I started using the bus, I stopped over-scheduling. Tired of fighting the traffic?  Ride the bus; I no longer care if it is snowing, or someone is [...]

Whose Library?

Whose Library?

The people of Boulder love their library. This should really come as no surprise, since Boulder is a highly literate city with an exceptionally well educated populace. For over a century residents have enjoyed the use of their library. In addition [...]

Printing Turkeys

Printing Turkeys

I'm just wondering why the editor of our local newspaper would print such a turkey: "On Thanksgiving, Tell Activists To Stuff It" by David Martosko, as a Guest Opinion this holiday season? What festive cheer to attack PETA, People for the Ethical [...]

RTD’s Fare Increase: Driving Us to Drive

RTD’s Fare Increase:  Driving Us to Drive

RTD has proposed another fare increase, this time a 12.5% increase from its current value of $2.00 to $2.25. The bus fare in 2002 was $1.10, which would be $1.34 in today’s dollars. The graph below shows the actual bus fare from 2002 to 2011, [...]

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 [...]

Vote for 2B to Keep City Services Strong

Vote for 2B to Keep City Services Strong

Voting Yes on Boulder City Ballot Issue 2B will maintain the revenue for public safety, library, parks, human services and other important city services. Issue 2B would approve a Utility Occupation Tax to replace the franchise fee --$4.1 million in [...]

2B: What’s It All About?

2B: What’s It All About?

The City of Boulder decided earlier this year to not to sign a new 20-year franchise agreement with Xcel Energy. After more than a year of negotiations, Xcel would not agree to move quickly to replace coal burning with renewable energy. While Xcel [...]

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