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  • CU-Boulder to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $185K to resign

    11/22/2014 5:54:09 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/21/2014 | Sarah Kuta
    Prof under investigation for violating amorous relationship policy. The University of Colorado has agreed to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $120,000 plus the rest of his salary for the academic year — about $65,000 — in exchange for his resignation. Monton's departure, which Chancellor Phil DiStefano termed "a business decision," comes during a year of turmoil for the Boulder campus' philosophy department, which has been accused of creating a culture that's perceived to be unfriendly to women. Monton had been under investigation for potentially violating the university's amorous relationship policy with students, CU officials confirmed. Both Monton and CU deny...
  • Canvass Board refuses to certify Boulder County election results [ Colorado ]

    11/22/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | 11/21/2014 | Alex Burness
    For the third time since 2012, a majority of the Boulder County Canvass Board has voted not to certify the all-mail results of Nov. 4, citing, among other allegations, Colorado's "bogus" signature verification process, which some board members say presents potentially unreliable data. ... The Canvass Board is tasked with ensuring the total number of ballots counted on Election Day does not exceed the total number of ballots cast. It is also responsible for certifying the official abstract of votes, which, in this case, is due to Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday. Its recommendation came on a 4-3...
  • Republicans File Complaint Alleging Vote-Counting Abuse in Colorado

    11/18/2014 5:56:07 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11-18-14 | Patrick Howley
    Republicans and third-party representatives filed a formal complaint Monday with the Colorado Secretary of State demanding the release of all election records after “partisan” election judges allegedly infringed on the ability of election watchers to monitor vote-counting. “Watchers’ effectiveness has been marginalized, and watchers’ rights to challenge voters and judges’ decisions have been infringed,” according to the complaint, which was obtained by The Daily Caller. The complaint involves all 2014 races in Colorado, including the U.S. Senate race won by Republican Cory Gardner, but the Senate and gubernatorial races in the state will not be swung at this point by...
  • [Rep. Colorado Sec. of State] Scott Gessler's visit prompts Boulder County ballot policy change

    11/05/2014 6:09:21 AM PST · by catnipman · 7 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 11/4/2014 | Joe Rubino
    A morning visit from Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Election Day prompted a last-minute change to the ballot verification process at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office. Gessler arrived at the Boulder office, 1750 33rd St., around 10:30 a.m. and had a closed-door meeting with Clerk Hillary Hall. His visit followed complaints from Boulder County Republicans that their party was not equally represented on bipartisan election judge teams, and a lawsuit filed — and dismissed — Monday alleging deficiencies in the oversight of ballot signature verification in the county. ...
  • CU Boulder becomes latest university to cut student work hours under Obamacare

    10/10/2014 5:45:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    College students overwhelmingly swung for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, but they’re now finding their on-campus work hours cut back, thanks to Obamacare. The latest example comes from the University of Colorado Boulder, where administrators posted an online notice last week informing students that their university-provided employment would be capped at 25 hours per week as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Thinking of Moving to Boulder...

    09/25/2014 2:36:54 PM PDT · by madmominct · 154 replies
    My fevered brain | Madmominct
    I know it may be insane, but I'm thinking of moving to Colorado, Boulder specifically. Do any of you live there and do you think it's possible for a 62-year-old single female Conservative to live happily there? My reasons are that I hear it's beautiful, closer to my family in Los Angeles (but I don't want to live in Calif), has seasons and is a place I haven't lived before. I want to start over in a new place. Unfortunately it's a nest of libs, but where isn't? Just wondering - SOMEONE out there in Freeperland must live there! Thanks...
  • CU-Boulder moves to fire professor accused of retaliating against sexual assault victim ( Colorado)

    08/10/2014 10:14:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 08/07/2014 | Sarah Kuta
    The University of Colorado is moving to fire a tenured faculty member after the Boulder campus paid $825,000 this week to settle a graduate student's allegations that the philosophy professor retaliated against her for reporting she was sexually assaulted by a fellow student. Chancellor Phil DiStefano recently issued a notice of intent to dismiss associate professor David Barnett, campus spokesman Ryan Huff confirmed to the Daily Camera. If fired, Barnett would be only the fourth tenured professor ever dismissed by the university in its 138-year history. Barnett is accused of compiling a 38-page report painting the victim as "sexually promiscuous"...
  • Boulder County to refund $5.6M in assessments after judge invalidates paving district

    07/28/2014 9:17:50 PM PDT · by catnipman · 4 replies
    The Daily Camera ^ | 7/28/14 | John Fryar
    Boulder County is moving forward with plans to refund $5.6 million in assessments paid by homeowners after officials announced they won't appeal a judge's ruling that the county exceeded its authority in forming a local improvement district to pay for the repaving of roads in rural subdivisions. ...
  • Boulder moves to acquire [steal] Xcel Energy distribution network through condemnation

    07/18/2014 8:26:19 AM PDT · by catnipman · 32 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 7/17/2014 | Erica Meltzer
    Article Subtitle: Utility says city's filing 'ignores state law and is premature' "Boulder initiated long-threatened condemnation proceedings against Xcel Energy on Thursday, filing a legal petition seeking to acquire through eminent domain portions of the company's electric distribution network to serve as the backbone of a future municipal utility." ...
  • Boulder searches for parking 'balance' [battlefield dispatch from Boulder Bizzaroland]

    06/08/2014 9:13:30 AM PDT · by catnipman · 19 replies
    Boulder Camera ^ | 6/7/14 | Erica Meltzer
    "Boulder needs enough parking to support shoppers and workers who drive, but not so much parking that driving remains the easiest way to get around town ... planners are working on this year seeks to connect the city's approach to parking with other city goals, including economic vitality and environmental sustainability." ...
  • Illegal Alien Suing First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning (Video)

    03/13/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-13-2014 | Brian Hayes
    "I need money". Greedy illegal alien Roy Ortiz is suing those who saved his life.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLast month we profiled an illegal alien felon who made nearly $200,000 by mass-filing frivolous lawsuits against L.A. restaurants. But that was just a creep trying to game the system, and the system (shamefully) letting him. This is truly disgusting. An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood. You heard that right. They saved Roy Ortiz' life --...
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    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
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  • CO:Well-armed young women help spike growing gun-ownership numbers

    12/05/2013 4:37:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 30 November, 2013 | Kendall Brunette
    The Well Armed Woman -- their slogan is "Where the Feminine and Firearm Meet" -- advertises stylish purses designed for concealed carry. Another online retailer, Pistols & Pumps -- "Concealed and High Heeled" -- offers pink camouflage hats and bra-mounted holsters. Gungoddess.com -- the name, apparently, is sufficient -- sells a variety of "gun bling," including leopard-print handgun grips and zebra-print ear protection. Such items may seem odd to some, but these retailers understand their customer base -- a group of young, strong, determined and armed women. And just because their bullets may be fired from pistols with rhinestone-studded grips...
  • Boulder Colorado to Pass “Nature Rights Law” Giving Flowers a “Right to Life”

    09/12/2013 2:03:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 94 replies
    Life News ^ | September 12, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Anti-human radical environmentalism continues to advance with no push back in sight.Boulder, Colorado appears on the verge of passing a “nature rights” law, which give the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees a putative right to life equal to our own. From the Denver Westword News story: Natural wonder: Boulder County has a reputation for leading the state in matters of open space, animal rights, environmental protections and all-around tree-hugging. But next week may present the acid test for local officials’ greeniness.On Wednesday, September 18, the county planning commission will listen to a presentation from staff and...
  • Rescuers can't reach people stranded by Colorado flooding

    09/12/2013 12:42:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/12/13 | Michael Pearson and Ana Cabrera,
    An entire community cut off, firefighters huddled on the side of a mountain after water swept their truck away, and -- with rescue helicopters grounded -- no way to reach them. This is the scene facing authorities Thursday in Boulder County, Colorado, in the wake of what Sheriff Joe Pelle called a "devastating storm" that dumped more than half a foot of rain on the region during a 19-hour period. The widespread flash flooding washed out roads, pushed dams to their limits and beyond and killed at least three people along Colorado's Rocky Mountain range, from Boulder south to Colorado...
  • Colorado Flash Flooding Prompts Evacuations, Kills 1

    09/12/2013 3:25:37 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 43 replies
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Days of heavy rains caused flash flooding in Colorado's Boulder County early Thursday that has closed streets, prompted evacuations, and left one person dead.
  • Zimmerman saga was all about race (barf alert - also a chance to flame a lib professor)

    07/14/2013 8:57:12 AM PDT · by tom h · 37 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 | Paul Campos
    Because it happened in America, the trial of George Zimmerman for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin was all about race ... the people who benefit politically from the same invidious forces that led both to Trayvon Martin’s killing, and the acquittal of his killer, will deny that race had anything to do with either the killing or the verdict. ... Because this is America, pointing out that a black boy can be shot with impunity by a more or less white man because many white Americans are terrified by black boys and men is called “playing the race card.” The...
  • 13,000-year-old tools unearthed at Colorado home

    02/26/2009 5:30:42 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 2,155+ views
    news.yahoo ^ | Thu Feb 26 | ALYSIA PATTERSON
    Landscapers were digging a hole for a fish pond in the front yard of a Boulder home last May when they heard a "chink" that didn't sound right. Just some lost tools. Some 13,000-year-old lost tools. They had stumbled onto a cache of more than 83 ancient tools buried by the Clovis people — ice age hunter-gatherers who remain a puzzle to anthropologists. The home's owner, Patrick Mahaffy, thought they were only a century or two old before contacting researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder. "My jaw just dropped," said CU anthropologist Douglas Bamforth, who is leading a study of...
  • CU professor finds evidence of extinct camels in Boulder

    02/25/2009 3:28:15 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 872+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | February 25, 2009 | Laura Snider
    Cache of tools found in Boulder yard used to butcher ice-age camels, horses. The “chink” of the impact sounded odd, so the crew poked around, and just 18 inches beneath the soil surface they made an extraordinary find: 83 stone tools left in a cache 13,000 years ago by people who used the sharpened rocks to butcher ice-age camels. “Sometimes they’re interesting things, and sometimes they’re just cool rocks,” said Bamforth, who studies the culture and tools of Paleoindians, who lived in the Boulder area at the end of the last ice age. But a good anthropologist leaves no rock...
  • [VIRAL VIDEO] College students thank IRS for illegally targeting conservative groups

    05/29/2013 5:14:17 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 55 replies
    Students at the University of Colorado – Boulder (UCB) signed an enormous thank you card to the Internal Revenue Service for its apparent harassment of conservative groups during the lead-up to President Obama’s reelection. In the viral video, posted on YouTube Tuesday, conservative pundit Caleb Bonham asked students to sign the large card that read “Thank you IRS! Tea Party Deserves it!” “I’m asking people if they want to sign my board thanking the IRS for targeting conservative tea party and religious organizations,” Bonham explained in the video. Several students enthusiastically added signatures and personal messages. “Yes, totally,” responded one...
  • Radical Left Fanatics

    12/15/2012 8:30:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    We have all seen the outrageous, even violent, demonstrations by the leftist big-labor protesters in Michigan over the recently adopted Right-to-Work legislation.  The mirror image happened last February-March when Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature similarly addressed labor laws. It seems the left – the same people with those "Tolerance" and "Diversity" bumper stickers on their Subaru – are the first ones to cross the line of civility.   In my home state of Colorado the left's latest hot button is hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."  Fracking has been used for more than 60 years to successfully drill over a million...
  • Federal judge says no constitutional right to secret ballot in Boulder case

    09/22/2012 10:41:52 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 22 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 11:29:23 PM, Sep 21, 2012 | Tim Hoover
    Saying there is no fundamental right to a secret ballot, a federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by elections integrity activists that challenged whether counties can print ballots with identifying numbers that critics say can be traced back to individual voters easily. ... [Judge] Arguello said activists had not shown the plaintiffs had suffered or would suffer any specific injury that could be remedied by a federal court. She said that even if a ballot could be traced back to a specific voter, it doesn't show that a person's voting rights were violated, saying there was no "fundamental right"...
  • Zoey Ripple, CU grad shot in Boulder home intrusion, 'disappointed' charges will be filed

    05/27/2012 7:39:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 96 replies
    dailycamera.com ^ | 05/25/2012 | Mitchell Byars
    Zoey Ripple (the drunk home invader) Timothy Justice and Doreen Orion (the owners of the home) The Boulder County District Attorney's Office announced Friday it will file felony trespassing charges against the 21-year-old University of Colorado graduate who was shot after police say she drunkenly wandered into a couple's Boulder home early Wednesday.Yet defense attorney Colette Cribari said the incident was "out of character" for Ripple, who graduated from CU two weeks ago. "She didn't enter the house with any intent of committing a crime or harming anyone," Cribari said Friday. "We're thankful she was not killed or more...
  • A Houdini escape: driver survives a 20-ton boulder dropping on car roof

    02/15/2012 5:00:32 PM PST · by DemforBush · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/15/12 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Ludovic Masciave, 36, was driving his car through the Arly Gorge in the French Alps when a 20 ton boulder crashed onto the roof of his vehicle. Amazingly, Masciave survived the crash and is recovering in a local hospital, according to Landov...
  • Police ticket 11 in Occupy Boulder camp

    11/22/2011 12:07:43 PM PST · by catnipman · 5 replies
    Police ticket 11 in Occupy Boulder camp ^ | 11/21/2011 | Heath Urie and Erica Meltzer
    BOULDER -- In the first police action related to the Occupy Boulder movement, officers early Monday morning ticketed 11 people in a makeshift camp outside the Boulder County courthouse along the Pearl Street Mall. ... According to police records, officers issued a total of 10 tickets on charges of illegal camping or public urination. Additionally, police ticketed P.J. Jentsch for having a dog on the mall. His 3-year-old border collie mix, Shelby, garnered national media attention after being elected leader of the Occupy Denver movement in early November following a request from Denver Mayor Michael Hancock that protesters designate a...
  • Boulder County Muslims find elbow room in former Baptist church

    11/11/2011 6:44:28 PM PST · by americanophile · 21 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 11/11/11 | John Aguilar
    Inside the worship room, carpeting bought off Craigslist covers the floor. Near the front door, simple wire shelving holds dozens of pairs of shoes. Out on the street, dank pieces of paper hung inside a sign box announce a mosque at the corner. Saied Mabrouk admits it's a modest space with few flourishes and an obviously dated look. "This is a 40-year-old building; it has a lot of maintenance and repairs for us to do," Mabrouk said before Friday prayers began at the Islamic Center of Boulder. But he said the center's new location, at 5495 Baseline Road, is a...
  • Woman Allegedly Blows Heroin Smoke In Cat’s Face

    07/09/2011 6:05:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    CBS4 ^ | July 7, 2011
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A 21-year-old woman in Boulder has been arrested after allegedly blowing heroin smoke in the face of a cat, killing the animal.
  • Boulder police: Feces-stained man hid in portable toilet tank, escaped chase

    06/23/2011 11:21:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    dailycamera.com ^ | June 21, 2011 | Mitchell Byars
    Boulder police are looking for a man who hid in the tank of a portable toilet at a yoga festival before running off. A woman at the Hanuman Festival went into the portable toilet Friday and noticed something moving in the tank when she lifted the lid, according to police spokeswoman Kim Kobel. The woman exited and asked a man nearby to look inside the tank. The man told police he saw something moving under a tarp, and when he left the toilet he heard it lock from the inside. A security supervisor then waited outside for the person to...
  • Boulder Police search for porta potty 'Peeping Tom'

    BOULDER, Colo. -- Boulder Police are looking for a man who was seen hiding inside a portable toilet during last Friday’s Hanuman Yoga Festival at Boulder High School. “A female patron of the festival walked into a portable toilet and told police she noticed that something was moving inside the tank when she lifted the lid,” said police spokeswoman Kim Kobel. Believing there was a person inside, the female left the portable toilet and asked a man who was standing nearby to go in and check. “The man told police that when he entered the toilet, he did see someone...
  • Driver who swears at deputy gets paid $20,000

    06/08/2011 11:22:51 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 53 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | June 8, 2011 | Webb Staff
    BOULDER -- A driver who was stopped for speeding and proceeded to swear and call the sheriff's deputy names just got paid $20,000. Boulder County made the payment to settle Bob McIntosh's civil rights violation lawsuit. His attorney, David Lane, says his client was arrested without probable cause in violation of the First Amendment. On October 1, 2010, McIntosh was stopped for speeding by Deputy Timothy Lynch in Superior. McIntosh ended up going to jail that afternoon for swearing at the sheriff's deputy. The deputy's report shows Lynch used radar to catch McIntosh going 41 mph in a 20 mph...
  • Boulder County youths sue state over climate change (Colorado)

    05/11/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 42 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 5-11-11 | Vanessa Miller
    Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez, 11, of Boulder, is a leader of the Colorado-based Earth Guardian group and one of the plaintiffs named in the suit against the state of Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The goal is to "force action on climate change" in all 50 states, translating to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and implementation of reforestation programs, according to the lawsuit. A gathering of thousands of young people is planned in Denver on Saturday, one of dozens of marches around...
  • Dem Congressman: Illegal Aliens Are "De-Facto Citizens" (video)

    12/08/2010 3:11:16 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) says the DREAM Act "means everything to hundreds of thousands of de-facto Americans. To them and all of us it is supremely important and supremely urgent.
  • Man Accused of Shooting at Cop Pleads Insanity (Man Says He Thought Cop Was Zombie)

    10/01/2010 5:26:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 9/24/2010 | Pierrette J. Shields
    A Longmont man accused of shooting at and attempting to kill a Longmont Police Officer in May appeared in Boulder District Court on Friday and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Brandon Duke, 22, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, first degree assault, felony menacing, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, all felonies, and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer, and reckless endangerment. He told investigators after he was arrested that he believed Longmont Officer David Blake was a zombie and that his actions were caused by mental illness. Duke shot at...
  • Fourmile Fire: Minimum of 63 structures lost, only half of burn area surveyed

    09/07/2010 4:14:42 PM PDT · by brothers4thID · 30 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 09-07-2010 | Vanesssa Miller
    Sixty-three structures have been confirmed lost in the Fourmile Fire, and firefighters have only surveyed half of the burn area, Don Whittemore, assistant chief of the Rocky Mountain Fire Protection District, said at a 4 p.m. news conference. The blaze, which is raging unabated, has burned 7,120 acres in the Boulder County foothills, officials said, but details about specific losses have not been made public.
  • Wildfire erupts in Fourmile Canyon, burning homes and blanketing Boulder (CO) with smoke.

    09/06/2010 1:13:51 PM PDT · by brothers4thID · 24 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 09-06-2010 | Alicia Wallace
    A wildfire erupted this morning in Fourmile Canyon northwest of Boulder, destroying multiple homes and leading to widespread evacuation in the foothills — and igniting fears the blaze is headed toward the area burned by the Olde Stage Fire in January 2009.
  • D grades may be on their way out at Boulder Valley schools

    08/30/2010 3:34:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Camera ^ | 08/29/2010 | Amy Bounds
    The days of scraping by with D's in high school classes may be waning. Three Boulder Valley high schools -- don't give D grades to students. The reasoning is that a D wouldn't be good enough in the working world -- who wants a doctor or a mechanic performing D-level work -- so it's not good enough for high school students, either. "D's seem to be really sending a mixed message -- well, you've performed below average, you haven't really met the standard, but you're passing," New Vista Principal Kirk Quitter said. More high schools nationwide are considering whether a...
  • ACLU: Boy Scouts shouldn't be allowed to meet in public schools [Boulder, CO]

    08/02/2010 12:39:22 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 49 replies · 8+ views
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 08/02/2010 | Brittany Anas
    Boy Scouts shouldn't be able to meet in Boulder's public schools because they openly discriminate against gays, according to the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Johanna Blumenthal, with the Boulder County ACLU, sent a letter today to officials with the Boulder Valley School District arguing that the Boy Scouts are a discriminatory group because they have openly defended the right to exclude homosexuals from membership. The ACLU raised the same concern in 2001, but is now buffering its argument with a recent Supreme Court ruling. The ACLU is asking the district to change its policies so that...
  • 40 Days for Life Vigil: Brave High School Students at Boulder, Colorado Abortion Clinic

    05/31/2010 2:41:53 PM PDT · by NOCO229 · 4 replies · 356+ views
    Youtube Video Bobtea2 Channel ^ | April 2, 2010 | Bobtea2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9lnVSu3aCU
  • Deputy Mayor Ken Wilson 'sometimes ashamed to live in Boulder'

    02/19/2010 6:31:03 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies · 784+ views
    Camera ^ | 02/18/2010 | Heath Urie
    Boulder's deputy mayor wrote in an e-mail to a Louisville woman Thursday that he is "sometimes ashamed to live in Boulder" and said later that the city has a "selfish and arrogant streak." Ken Wilson, who has served on the City Council since 2007, engaged in an e-mail exchange Thursday morning with a Louisville woman who is friends with Boulder resident Seth Brigham -- who was arrested Tuesday night during a council meeting for refusing to leave the speaking area. Katie Wells wrote Wilson to complain about how the city had Brigham removed from the room after city officials said...
  • Even Boulder (Colorado) Finds It Isn't Easy Going Green

    02/13/2010 8:41:59 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies · 1,003+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 13, 2010 | Stephanie Simon
    BOULDER, Colo.—This spring, city contractors will fan out across this well-to-do college town to unscrew light bulbs in thousands of homes and replace them with more energy-efficient models, at taxpayer expense. City officials never dreamed they'd have to play nanny when they set out in 2006 to make Boulder a role model in the fight against global warming. The cause seemed like a natural fit in a place where residents tend to be politically liberal and passionate about the great outdoors. Instead, as Congress considers how to encourage Americans to conserve more energy, Boulder stands as a cautionary tale about...
  • Dolan's Restaurant closes in Boulder after tax seizure

    01/08/2010 1:38:09 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies · 1,241+ views
    Camera ^ | 01/05/2010 | Alicia Wallace
    Restaurant joins handful of local eateries to recently shutter. Dolan's Restaurant in central Boulder was seized this week by state agents for unpaid taxes, and a handwritten sign on the door indicates the eatery has closed for good. Dolan's closure comes amid a spate of Boulder restaurants and cafes that recently have gone out of business. Within the past two weeks, Bimbamboo, Burnt Toast, Sidney's Coffee, Coffee Sanctuary and the b.side Lounge all shuttered. They join others such as Sunflower, the Scotch Corner Pub and Seven Eurobar, which also closed in late 2009. Starting a restaurant in a weak economy...
  • Mountain lion sedated, relocated from Boulder's Uni Hill

    01/07/2010 1:08:42 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies · 586+ views
    Camera ^ | 01/06/2010 | Erica Meltzer,
    The Colorado Division of Wildlife sedated and removed a juvenile mountain lion from Boulder's University Hill neighborhood on Wednesday morning. DOW spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said the ... juvenile male had been chased into a tree ...by a pair of dogs. "He didn't do anything wrong," Churchill said of the lion...
  • With $42,000 tax credit ending, Tesla reports strong Boulder sales

    12/30/2009 10:06:32 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies · 1,180+ views
    Camera ^ | 12/29/2009 | Laura Snider
    Electric carmaker plans to keep gallery in Boulder. Nate Hukill was not in the market for a new car -- he said Tuesday he's not even really a "car person." But on his way back from lunch ... Now Hukill's owned his high-performance, all-electric, thunder-gray Tesla Roadster for three weeks. ... which has a $100,000 price tag. But it was the $42,000 tax credit offered by the state of Colorado that really sealed the deal. Embarrassingly, the tax incentive was so shocking... Within 30 seconds, he was hooked. The incredibly liberal tax incentive...
  • Humans vs. Zombies on at CU-Boulder, minus Nerf guns

    12/03/2009 11:59:38 PM PST · by mountainbunny · 6 replies · 578+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | 12/02/2009 07:31:36 PM MST | Christy Fantz
    The University of Colorado's version of the national campus craze, Humans vs. Zombies, is happening in full force, but without a main prop of the game — Nerf guns. “The use of simulated weapons on campus violates regent policy,” said Molly Bosley, a spokeswoman for the CU Police Department. “Given the climate of what has happened in this country lately, we are taking precautions by banning the use of these simulated weapons on campus.”
  • Boulder library being closed so staff can eat and do yoga

    12/03/2009 7:42:47 AM PST · by mad puppy · 7 replies · 417+ views
    Some Boulder library employees and supporters are up in arms this week about plans to shut down all four branches on Friday for a mandatory, all-staff training session that includes yoga lessons, a catered lunch and extra paid hours for some workers. But Library Director Tony Tallent defended the get-together, saying it’s a chance for the library system’s 80 employees to bond, relax and learn.
  • Boulder County needs volunteers to count squirrels, weeds and more

    11/26/2009 10:53:54 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies · 432+ views
    Camera ^ | 11/22/2009 | Laura Snider
    How are forest-thinning projects on Boulder County open space land affecting the tassel-eared Abert's squirrel? Which shorebirds and waterfowl are nesting at county ponds? How well have county wetland restoration projects really worked? These are the kinds of questions the Parks and Open Space Department hopes a new corps of volunteers will help answer when the county's new Natural Resource Monitor program begins next year. "We have a lot of acreage, and we have really diverse natural resources on our open space," said Michael Bauer, education and outreach specialist for the county's open space department... As the county designed the...
  • ACLU defends Boulder's 'nude pumpkin run' as constitutional right

    11/01/2009 5:31:23 PM PST · by Eddings · 54 replies · 2,570+ views
    American Thinker Blog ^ | November 1, 2009 | David Paulin
    Police in Boulder, Colorado, were reportedly successful last night in stopping yet another annual "nude pumpkin run" -- in which men and woman run down a pedestrian mall naked with carved out pumpkins over their heads. The local American Civil Liberties Union is outraged over what he claims is the denial of a constitutional right. Liberal Boulder residents and public officials in the ultraliberal city also are upset, according to a Wall Street Journal article on police efforts to stop the informal annual rite that the local police chief say has gotten totally out of hand. Last year, the event...
  • Cold Case Files: Colo. authorities identify longtime Jane Doe

    10/28/2009 9:02:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 788+ views
    hosted ^ | Oct 28 | JUDITH KOHLER
    DENVER (AP) -- Police on a cold case hunt have finally identified a woman whose nude and battered body was found along a Boulder creek 55 years ago. But it's not over - they want to name the killer. She was buried under a headstone that read "Jane Doe" and remained anonymous until a DNA test revealed that she was Dorothy Gay Howard of Phoenix, officials announced Wednesday. Howard had been reported missing in March 1954 when she was 18. The ID was resolved by the Boulder County Sheriff's Department, Internet research and the persistence of local historian Silvia Pettem....
  • When Boulder Starts Rolling Away - Obamacare's in trouble in an Obama town.

    08/19/2009 1:21:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 2,055+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 19, 2009 | Mark Hemingway
    August 19, 2009, 4:00 a.m. When Boulder Starts Rolling AwayObamacare's in trouble in an Obama town. By Mark Hemingway Boulder, Colo., is known as one of the most politically liberal communities in America. And yet here’s a man named Steve standing in the parking lot of a strip mall, holding up a bright-orange sign that reads, “I’ll keep my freedom, you keep the change.” In 45 minutes, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is scheduled to arrive at a restaurant nearby for a “Congress on Your Corner” event. Already a hundred or so people are waiting to make their voices heard....
  • Suspicions Confirmed: The Pole is now The Truth

    08/07/2009 12:24:44 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 836+ views
    Denver Westword ^ | 08/06/09 | Michael Roberts
    Yikes. Shortly after 4 p.m., smack in the middle of Queen's "Bicycle Race," the voice of Erich "Mancow" Muller, host of The Mancow Show, a nationally syndicated repository of far-right loonbaggery, popped up on 101.5 FM, which has been known as The Pole, aka "Stripper Radio," since dumping the acclaimed Indie 101.5 format last week. (This blog from earlier today should get you up to speed.) Mancow's question: "Did you really think we were serious?" Errrr, no -- but Max Media, the owner of 101.5, is actually serious about FM-talk radio. Hence, the transition from The Pole to The Truth,...