Posted inTransportation

RTD proposes bringing back popular FF2 express bus from Boulder to Denver

The Regional Transportation District, an agency that oversees the region’s transit infrastructure, is proposing to bring back the FF2 commuter bus between Boulder and Denver, the latest step toward restoring Covid-19-related service cuts that have long frustrated Boulder residents.  Under a proposal by RTD officials, three FF2 buses would begin running as soon as May […]

Posted inFood & Drink

From Boulder basement to 40 acres: BookCliff, the city’s only winery with its own vineyard, endures in Colorado

Colorado’s Grand Valley on the Western Slope is one of the state’s two federally designated grape growing regions, where wine grapes thrive at high elevation for many of the state’s 150-plus wineries.  Boulder’s four wineries and tasting rooms — BookCliff Vineyards, Settembre Cellars, Silver Vines Winery and Vinnie Fera Wine — all source grapes from […]

Posted inSchools

Regents call for 4% tuition hike at CU Boulder to combat declining enrollment, other projected budget challenges

This article was originally published on the CU Independent. The University of Colorado’s Board of Regents is considering raising tuition for incoming graduate and undergraduate students, after the next fiscal year’s plans were introduced at the board’s meeting on Feb. 9. Regents are discussing a proposed 4% increase in new student tuition at CU Boulder […]

Posted inLocal Government

Boulder’s search for new police monitor drags on as spotlight grows on civilian oversight panel

The City of Boulder is continuing its search for a new police monitor, a position that will play a key role in overseeing how the city’s police department handles complaints of officer misconduct. City officials determined three finalists announced in January lacked the skills and experience needed for the job.  The new police monitor will […]

Posted inLocal Government

North Broadway reconstruction nears completion, bringing a much-criticized new bike lane

Following two years of near-constant road work, the North Broadway reconstruction between Violet Ave. and U.S. 36 is nearly complete. A new traffic signal hangs above the intersection at Yarmouth and a concrete path dips under the busy road at Fourmile Canyon Creek.  The $11 million project also includes a highly anticipated bike lane. The […]

Posted inLocal Government

Complaints pile up over appointment of members to the Police Oversight Panel

Nearly two weeks ago, after several delays, the Boulder City Council appointed six new volunteers to serve on the city’s Police Oversight Panel, which reviews city investigations into officer misconduct.  The drawn-out process has been politically fraught. Pushback from some residents prompted councilmembers to twice delay a vote on whether to appoint the new members, […]