Posted inLocal Government

Boulder City Councilmembers approve new Police Oversight Panel. Here’s how they explained their vote.

The Boulder City Council on Thursday voted 6-3 to seat a new 11-member Police Oversight Panel, a volunteer-led group that oversees investigations into complaints of officer misconduct. The approval followed weeks of delays after some community members, including city police officers, sought to block the appointment of one candidate who has been outspoken in her […]

Posted inLocal History

‘What it was like to survive a pandemic’: Carnegie Local History Library is inviting the public to help document Covid in Boulder for future generations

When Covid first began to spread nearly three years ago, local researchers and reporters asked Nicole Docimo, an archivist at Boulder’s Carnegie Library for Local History, for records on the 1918 flu pandemic. Docimo was able to turn up only a handful of newspapers and diary entries written around that time from the library’s archive. […]

Posted inLocal Government

The fight over Boulder’s Police Oversight Panel emboldens calls for reform

For more than a month, the Boulder City Council has delayed approval of new members to serve on the city’s volunteer Police Oversight Panel, which reviews city investigations into complaints of officer misconduct.  The prolonged process is a response to allegations by several community members  — and the Boulder Police Officers Association — that the […]

Posted inHousing

After Golden West’s decision to close assisted living facility, fears of losing not just a home, but a ‘safety net,’ as residents scatter to find housing

Update: this story was updated on Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m. to includes additional information and to clarify the exchange between the City of Boulder and Golden West in the months before the closure. Earlier this month, after Golden West announced it was closing its assisted living home and gave residents 60 days to move […]

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City of Boulder poised to investigate the selection of new Police Oversight Panel candidates

The Boulder City Council voted 5-4 on Thursday to delay a decision, again, on whether to approve a list of new candidates to serve on the city’s Police Oversight Panel, which reviews investigations into allegations of officer misconduct. The decision is another rebuff to the selection committee assigned to nominate new members to the volunteer-led […]

Posted inFood & Drink

‘Is there room for success?’ Single-location restaurants wrestle with their place in Boulder and decision to stay small

Many new restaurants open in Boulder to fill a hole in cuisine options. That was true for empanada spot Rincon Argentino, as well as Dave Query’s first restaurants Zolo Southwestern Grill and Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar.  They launched successfully, satisfying a Boulder demand for Argentinean, southwestern or seafood.  So how did Query open […]