Posted inLocal Government

Boulder County 2022 election results: Even-year elections and library district pass, CU South annexation repeal fails 

Update: This story was updated on Nov. 19, with the last set of results. After initially trailing in the early results, the measure to create a library district has passed, with 53% in favor. City of Boulder voters have approved a ballot measure to move city council elections to even years to coincide with federal […]

Posted inLocal History

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

Preface: For white frontier families 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 […]

Posted inHousing

‘Can you give me a fifth floor?’ Proposal to build for-sale condos near Boulder’s downtown offers glimpse into affordable housing challenges 

One year ago, a developer pitched a plan to the Boulder City Council to build 63 housing units on a commercial block near Folsom and Spruce. Councilmembers said in order to approve the plan, they wanted more housing —  ideally homes ordinary Boulderites could afford to buy.  Now, the developer, Pace Development LLC, has come […]

Posted inLocal Government

‘The biggest fear is losing this place’: Boulder residents grapple with high-stakes CU South vote

During a Boulder City Council meeting in September, Max Gould-Meisel used his two minutes of public comment to request a 15-second moment of silence. He said he wanted to grieve the University of Colorado’s plans to develop a South Boulder property known as CU South.  “All I can think about is how this cottonwood tree […]

Posted inHousing

Boulder’s housing board recommends loosening rules on ADUs to chip away at the city’s housing crisis

The City of Boulder’s Housing Advisory Board wants the city to enact new rules that make it easier for homeowners to turn their basements, garages or backyards into an accessory dwelling unit, or ADU.  The five-member panel on Wednesday, Oct. 26, released its recommendations urging the Boulder City Council to eliminate some of the biggest […]

Posted inTransportation

New ‘climbing lane’ designed to protect cyclists on popular Olde Stage Road is completed

Cyclists interested in riding Olde Stage Road, a popular throughway from North Boulder to Lefthand Canyon, will now have a “climbing lane” designed to protect them from drivers. The county has just about wrapped up the $3 million roadwork project, which included spending $400,000 on widening the shoulder on the south side of the hill […]

Posted inNews Brief

After threat of violence rattles Fairview High, talk of armed parent patrols worries district

Update: This story was updated on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10:45 a.m. with a comment from the Boulder Police Department. After Boulder police arrested an 18-year-old last week for alleged threats of violence against Fairview High, rattling the community, some parents are clamoring for additional measures to protect their children. Several parents have called on […]

Posted inClimate Change

After carbon-neutralizing his own life, Boulder resident is launching an organization to help other climate-conscious locals do the same

After graduating from the Naval Academy, landing planes on aircraft carriers, and flying cargo around the world in FedEx jets for almost 30 years, retirement requires a worthwhile pursuit. For Stuart Cummings, a former aerospace engineer and current Boulder resident, carbon-neutralizing his life — and helping others do the same — seems a valuable pastime. […]

Posted inArts & Community

On donated land in northeast Boulder, the teaching legacy of pioneering ceramics artist Betty Woodman lives on in new building 

The legacy of ceramics artist Betty Woodman, the CU Boulder professor who died in 2018, is indelible in Boulder art circles and worldwide. Woodman was the first living woman to have a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 2006. Now, that legacy will be memorialized in an expanded Boulder […]