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Generational opportunity for Colorado’s transportation system

Colorado and the nation are on the brink of a large infusion of federal and state dollars for infrastructure from the American Rescue Plan, Colorado Recovery Plan and American Jobs Plan. This funding presents a new opportunity to think boldly about the future of getting where we need to go. I recently completed an annual […] The post Generational opportunity for Colorado’s transportation s...

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Boulder County should have the final say on Gross Dam expansion, and it should say no

Denying Denver Water’s 1041 application may be our only hope of saving Coal Creek Canyon and the north shore of Gross Reservoir from many years of devastation beyond imagination: noise and air pollution, hazardous chemical exposure, road safety and extended travel times,  sharing our two-lane roads with massive trucks, and long-term extended delays on all […] The post Boulder County s...

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We need to act now to fight wildfires

For the 2021 fire season, the writing is on the wall. The West, despite a few days of intense winter, is far drier than it was leading up to last year’s record-breaking fires. As a hotshot crew member, the reality of what’s to come fills me with two distinct thoughts: money and dread. With my […] The post We need to act now to fight wildfires appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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Federal funding of CPW’s predator control plans was illegal, judge says

Funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) of the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) two predator control studies for black bears and mountain lions was illegal, a judge ruled in the U.S. District Court of Colorado on March 30. The judge cited a faulty environmental assessment created by the U.S. Department […] The post Federal funding of CPW’s predator control...

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The Studio

My mind is unwritten musicAnd a million notes played at once:A blank stave overflowing.And in this chaotic emptinessLies the melody that seeks to be found! Not merely a blank canvasNor a concealed masterpiece, smothered in grime;An unobserved quantum state,It is both at once!I paint as I dust. This is the studioAnd in the studio I […] The post The Studio appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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Consessions

Dear Dan: I’m a 29-year-old straight male. I’ve been with my 25-year-old partner for six years. I love her and think that we are perfect for each other. We have all the things that make existing with someone wonderful. But about two years into our relationship I had a two-week-long affair while I was out […] The post Consessions appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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Downhill

Lyz Lopez started skiing when she was 4. Who knows what first drew her to the sport, but 11 years on the slopes have shaped Lyz the prodigy into Lyz the competitor. She’s 15 now, and with proper instruction, she could be the best in France, maybe even the world. The Olympics are right around […] The post Downhill appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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Misfit review process

Next year, when Jasmine Baetz’s sculpture ‘El movimiento sigue’ takes its permanent home on 28th Street, on a sliver of grass in front of Burger King, it will sit in nearly the exact spot where three Chicano activists died in a still-unsolved car bomb in 1974: Florencio Granado, 31; Heriberto Teran, 24; and 20-year-old Francisco […] The post Misfit review process appeared first on Boul...

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