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‘Opinion’ Archives

What do Mountain Bikers Want?

What do Mountain Bikers Want?

On Monday, September 13th, Open Space and Mountain Park’s (OSMP’s) West Trail Study Area (TSA) Community Collaborative Group (CCG) held a meeting dedicated to mountain biking. At that meeting, the conservation caucus would not consent to or [...]

An Afternoon in Hell

An Afternoon in Hell

I recently had to spend three and a half hours in Hell, also known as the Boulder office of the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles. Driver licenses in Colorado are good for five years and must be renewed during your birth month. I turned 65 in [...]

3A: Does it make sense?

3A: Does it make sense?

Editor's note: Please be aware that this article was posted in 2010 for the election that year. Are you wondering about how to vote on the 2010 3A BVSD mill levy increase ballot initiative? If you have not already voted, maybe you should think [...]

A Progressive’s Guide to Voting

A Progressive’s Guide to Voting

Feeling overwhelmed by the upcoming election in Colorado? Having a hard time keeping track of the issues? Just remember: NO on the NUMBERS, YES on the LETTERS. NO on 60, 61, 62, 63, 101, and 102. YES on 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, and 3A. This [...]

Trails on Boulder Open Space

Trails on Boulder Open Space

As Blue Line readers know,  a tremendous amount of citizen work has gone into establishing Boulder’s Blue Line and also into the acquisition of our Open Space.  We, who came here later, appreciated and supported our exceptional environment.  [...]

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

Mountain bikers: Are you sure you want access to the trails west of town? It may not be such a good idea. Attaining access to the busy, historic trail corridors between Chautauqua and the South Mesa Trail trailhead could easily backfire. Because [...]

What Lies Behind the Door That 2B Opens?

What Lies Behind the Door That 2B Opens?

Boulder city ballot issue 2B is a key that opens the door for Boulder citizens to take control of our energy future. Simply put, 2B replaces the franchise fee we all pay on our Xcel bills with a Utility Occupation Tax--- same amount, different [...]

Does Constituency Matter?

Does Constituency Matter?

I want bicycling in the Boulder open space because I care deeply about the natural environment and about the environmental movement that works so hard to protect nature. It may seem contradictory to say that, since it seems many environmentalists [...]

An Unconflicted Mountain Biker/Hiker

An Unconflicted Mountain Biker/Hiker

Should mountain bikes be allowed in City of Boulder Open Space in the West TSA?  The Community Collaborative Group (CCG) will be discussing this, the issue that has generated the most controversy in the current planning process for use of our [...]

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

The Midterm Elections are around the corner and the voter registration deadline is approaching. Have you moved recently and need to update your address? Want to request a mail-in ballot? Or are you a late bloomer and still need to register to vote [...]

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