Friday, August 17, 2018

Opinion: Paula Fitzgerald: Longmont Land Development Code a Win-Win

Since 2016 the City of Longmont has wrestled with and refined its vision for the community through the update of the Land Development Code. A significant new section of the code relates to Residential...

Editorial: The Longmont Observer’s View On A Free Press

UPDATE: The US Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday, Aug. 16th, 2018 affirming that 'the press is not the enemy of the people."  It states: "Resolved, that the Senate affirms that the press is not the...

Stand for Something: Good, Clean Government

I have found the trial of Paul Manafort fascinating. I'm aware that whether I'm paying attention or not, nothing will change. The Special Counsel's office has assembled a detailed, thorough case which they are nearly...

Opinion: Ruby Bowman: If it looks like a duck, it’s a duck

At the city council work session on July 20, Mayor Bagley and city council members assembled in the study session room to discuss the city's draft prairie dog law, which was the only agenda discussion topic...

Stand for Something: Local Journalism

The New York Daily News was acquired by single-syllable, Gryzzl wanna-be, Tronc in September 2017 to much gnashing of teeth and concern amongst fans of local journalism (of which I am obviously one). Tronc,...

Letter to the Editor: Peggy Leech, LWV President: League of Women Voters Supports Additional...

Dear Editor, Recently, there has been media coverage about a citizens’ initiative that would increase the number of Boulder County Commissioners from three to five. The ballot language would also offer two choices for how those five commissioners...

Opinion: Paul Tiger: Food Fee

Feeding yourself is taxable. Public services and real estate are paid for with taxes. The buying power of fresh food taxes is small compared to any other type of retail sources. Food acquired with...

Stand for Something: Farmers Matter More Than Foundries

A quick note of context for the stories you might be reading in the national news about China and America trading tariffs. President Donald Trump's rhetoric might make you think that the most important industry...

Podcast: Both Sides Of Center – Episode 20 With Boulder County Treasurer Paul Weissmann

https://archive.org/download/BSoC20Final/BSoC%2020-final.mp3   Sarah Levison and Paul Tiger welcome their guest, Paul Weissman. He is the current Boulder County Treasurer and was in the Colorado State Senate for 4 years and the Colorado House for 8 years. The...

Opinion: Ruby Bowman: LTE: Neighbors Have the Right to Know

Aluminum Phosphide is a category 1 restricted use pesticide, the highest toxicity category assigned and regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Fumitoxin brand of this pesticide is often used to poison prairie dogs on private land...
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