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Posts Tagged ‘Rocky Flats’

Audacious Happening at Rocky Flats

Audacious Happening at Rocky Flats

Last week two specialists hired by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center collected 40+ samples at Rocky Flats, primarily along the eastern edge of  the site on land proposed for the privately financed Jefferson Parkway. Earlier studies showed [...]

Denver Post | Jeffco talks to Spanish firm about toll road

Denver Post | Jeffco talks to Spanish firm about toll road

Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority officials said Monday that they are talking to a Madrid-based construction firm Isolux Corsán about financing, building and operating the 10-mile toll road in Jefferson County.The authority has touted the [...]

Council Passes Jefferson Parkway Resolution

Council Passes Jefferson Parkway Resolution

UPDATE: Text of the final resolution is posted below. Will the Jefferson Parkway be built or not?  Does Boulder have any leverage or not?  Is the proposed route of the parkway contaminated with plutonium or not?  The December 21, 2010 [...]

Section 16: Not an Opportunity to Miss

Section 16: Not an Opportunity to Miss

Soon after I was elected to the Boulder City Council in 1995, I was dismayed and very concerned when a citizen involved with the Rocky Flats Local Impacts Initiative (RFLII), a congressionally supported group tasked with determining future uses on [...]

Jefferson Parkway Position Statement

Jefferson Parkway Position Statement

The Board of Directors of PLAN-Boulder County adopted the following position statement about the Jefferson Parkway: PLAN-Boulder County opposes the creation of the Jefferson Parkway and will continue to do so. Among our concerns about this project [...]

City to Consider JeffCo Offer

City to Consider JeffCo Offer

At its December 21, 2010 meeting, the Boulder City Council will consider the Jefferson County Commissioners' offer of $5M toward the purchase of a key open space parcel ("Section 16") in exchange for Boulder's neutrality on the proposed Jefferson [...]

Rocky Flats, Section 16, and the Proposed Jefferson Parkway: Decision Day for Boulder and Boulder County

Rocky Flats, Section 16, and the Proposed Jefferson Parkway: Decision Day for Boulder and Boulder County

The Jefferson County Commissioners have asked the City of Boulder and Boulder County to drop their long-standing opposition to the proposed Jefferson Parkway by January 31, in exchange for which JeffCo will put up $5 million toward the purchase of [...]

Boulder’s Elected Leaders: Stuck between a Rock and Hard Place

Boulder’s Elected Leaders: Stuck between a Rock and Hard Place

The prospect of the City of Boulder and Boulder County making a deal with Jefferson County regarding the proposed Jefferson Parkway has alarmed some Jeffco activists who've been fighting the proposed toll road for several years.  The Jefferson [...]

Jefferson Parkway’s Layers of Complication

Jefferson Parkway’s Layers of Complication

On November 17 the Jefferson County Commissioners passed a resolution (reproduced below) offering to pay $5 million to the State Land Board to purchase Section 16 at the southwest corner of the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge, if the City of Boulder and [...]

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 [...]

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