Boulderites approve new climate tax. City of Boulder pledges resiliency money is ‘now going to the most vulnerable first.’

Boulder voters overwhelmingly approved a new city climate tax on Nov. 8. With projected annual earnings of $6.5 million, the city will have significantly more than the $3.9 million currently available for climate resiliency efforts. The extra money will be spent on a swath of different projects, from forest thinning to EV charging stations, but […]

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‘Anger, then sadness’: Boulder community members grieve, offer support in wake of Colorado Springs LGBTQ club shooting

This story was first published by the CU Independent. Community members wishing to donate to survivors and families connected to the Club Q shooting can do so online here. After a gunman opened fire at a Colorado Springs gay club, leaving five dead and at least 25 injured, LGBTQ advocates from Boulder County and across […]

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Out Boulder County responds to devastating Club Q Colorado Springs shooting

Following the mass shooting at an LGBTQ night club in Colorado Springs, Out Boulder County said it is opening its doors today at 1:00 p.m. for a public ceremony “to provide a space for the community to gather.” Mental health services will be available. Out Boulder County is a nonprofit organization that provides services and […]

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Boulder photographer lends homeless people cameras to capture life living outside

In May 2022, B Goodell, a local Louisville-based photographer who founded Unboxed Photography, handed out 36 disposable cameras to homeless people living in Boulder.  Goodell then hand-printed 20 photos that were selected for the Lived Experience Exhibition, which launched this week at the Boulder Public Library. It runs through Jan. 14, 2023. Organizers of the […]

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Boulder voters approved a library district: What happened and what comes next

The Carnegie Library for Local History has been partially closed for years. A voter-approved ballot measure to create a library district could expand its hours. Credit: John Herrick

Boulder voters this November approved the creation of a library district across much of the county, according to the latest 2022 election results, setting a course for an expanded library system that advocates have long been clamoring for.  After trailing behind on election night, the ballot measure to form a library district — and pay […]

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Boulder City Council punts on parking reforms for ADUs, doubles down on other housing policies

The Boulder City Council last week gave city planners deadlines for coming up with policy recommendations to help boost the city’s housing stock, particularly in single-family home neighborhoods.  This includes loosening restrictions on accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, to make them easier and cheaper to build. ADUs — also known as granny flats, backyard cottages […]

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In wake of yet another CU South referendum, uncertainty lingers 

Boulder voters in the 2022 election rejected a ballot measure to repeal the city’s CU South annexation agreement with the University of Colorado, with 54% voting against Ballot Measure 2F, according to the latest election results.  The measure was the latest attempt to block the annexation deal that paves the way for development at the […]

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Boulder voters approve move to even-year city council elections. Here’s what that means.

Boulder voters this election approved a ballot measure to move city council elections to even years, a change that is likely to give the city’s younger voters more sway over who serves on the Boulder City Council.  The ballot measure, 2E, was approved by a vote of 62% to 38%, according to the latest election […]

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Boulder County 2022 election results: Even-year elections to pass, CU South annexation repeal poised to fail 

City of Boulder voters appear likely to have approved a ballot measure to move city council elections to even years to coincide with federal and state elections — with nearly 60% of voters favoring the change that could increase turnout and have a significant impact on the political leanings of the Boulder City Council.  “Doubling […]

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The history of Boulder’s wildland firefighting division reveals a fight for survival since its inception

Preface: For white frontier folks in the mid-1800s, Boulder meant gold. For many who failed to find gold, Boulder meant farming — disgruntled prospectors turning from the foothills to pull vegetables from the plains. Through a joint effort of these two livelihoods, it didn’t take Anglos long after intruding on the Southern Arapaho to sully […]

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