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Boulder Politics

Paying the IOU: Boulder and its Expiring Xcel Franchise

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

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.

Boulder looks Into Its Future and Sees Some Very Big Changes

Jerry Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jerry Lewis

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.

Boulder Liberals Launch a Highly Collaborative Website

Bob Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

Is The Blue Line visionary? Will it survive and build a following?

The Great Boulder Goat Trail Debate

Bob Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

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.

Boulder's Transit Village Plan Debated

Bob Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

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.

Boulder's "State of the City"

Bob Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

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.