With Xcel, Boulder pays Cadillac prices to cruise at the clean edge of the fossil fuel pack, but with a muni, we could be in a thrifty Prius zooming towards lots of wind and solar, shielded from coal's various costs.
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For a city that's long touted its place as an entrepreneurial haven for high tech, the numbers now show employment in advanced tech sectors is actually declining.
Is The Blue Line visionary? Will it survive and build a following?
It's not easy being a City of Boulder Open Space planner. The planning professionals hosted a community night to discuss a local institution called the Goat Trail.
The discussion was mostly polite and the issues complex as 70 people crowded into a downtown Library room to hear four experts discuss Boulder's planned Transit Village redevelopment plan.
Coping with "a new normal" dictated by recession and lower tax revenues is the daily preoccupation of Boulder's city government, City Manager Jane Brautigam says.
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