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Manning to Head Boulder’s Electrical Utility

Manning to Head Boulder’s Electrical Utility

This post originally appeared in the Blue Line's 2012 April Fool's issue. The City of Boulder has announced that it has hired Peyton Manning to be Executive Director of Energy Strategy and Electric Utility Development.  City Manager Jane [...]

City to Drop “Bicycle Owner,” Will Use “Bicycle Guardian” Instead

City to Drop “Bicycle Owner,” Will Use “Bicycle Guardian” Instead

This post originally appeared in the Blue Line's 2012 April Fool's issue. Bicycle rights activists are applauding the Boulder City Council's approval last night of an ordinance changing the term "bicycle owner" in the city's code to "bicycle [...]

Boulder Rated #1 by Top Ten List Magazine

Boulder Rated #1 by Top Ten List Magazine

click to enlarge Boulder has been named the best place in the country for being on top ten lists by a leading industry publication.  Top Ten List magazine cited Boulder's appearance on lists of the fittest, best educated, and best-for-singles [...]

New Renewable Energy Sources Discovered in City

New Renewable Energy Sources Discovered in City

The City of Boulder’s Local Environmental Action Division announced yesterday that it has discovered a major new source of renewable energy in the very center of the municipality. Jonathan Koehn, the city’s Regional Sustainability Coordinator, [...]

Automobilist Wins “Automobile Commuter of the Year” Award

Automobilist Wins “Automobile Commuter of the Year” Award

Dedicated local automobilist Jay Moriarty has been named Boulder's "Automobile Commuter of the Year" for his committed use of the car for all his transportation needs. Three years ago Moriarty's concern for the world's oil companies convinced him to [...]

Study Shows Reality Decreasing Surrounding Boulder’s 25 Square Miles

Study Shows Reality Decreasing Surrounding Boulder’s 25 Square Miles

A recent study indicates that the amount of reality surrounding the 25 square miles of Boulder has declined significantly over the last two decades.  Harvard researchers who conducted the study pointed to the growing presence of yoga studios in [...]

New Boulder Cookbook: “Never Mind, I’m Not Hungry”

New Boulder Cookbook: “Never Mind, I’m Not Hungry”

Boulder author and locally renowned dietary watchdog Debra DePrived has just published a new gluten-free, dairy-free, meat-free, sugar-free, fat-free, egg-free, alcohol-free, flavor-free collection of recipes by Boulder’s most hyper-involved [...]

Campaign Fund-Raiser Gives Money Away

Campaign Fund-Raiser Gives Money Away

Guests at a fund-raising party at the Flagstaff House last Friday night were surprised when the Polis For Congress campaign began giving them money, rather than asking them for it. Congressman Jared Polis, Democrat from the Second Colorado [...]

Southern Poverty Law Center Alarmed at Rise in Gluten Intolerance in Boulder Area

Southern Poverty Law Center Alarmed at Rise in Gluten Intolerance in Boulder Area

The civil rights advocacy group Southern Poverty Law Center issued an alert yesterday over what it termed an "alarming" rise in gluten-intolerance in Boulder.  The group cited overt anti-gluten messaging in the media and on food packaging, and the [...]

Prairie Dogs Not So Smart After All

Prairie Dogs Not So Smart After All

University of Colorado researchers have released a groundbreaking study demonstrating that prairie dogs, once believed to be highly intelligent creatures, are not so smart after all. Animal behavior expert Janet Brady said, “We expected that [...]

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