Boulder Holds Up Talks With JPMorgan, Considers Public Bank

By Alex Burness, dailycamera.com -

By Alex Burness for Boulder News - Boulder is holding off, for now, on renewing a contract with JP Morgan Chase, the city's longtime banking provider and a funder of controversial oil pipelines. [...]

“Nature Has Rights”: Activists Call For A Legal Transformation

By Mike Ludwig, truth-out.org -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - The mighty Colorado River and its watersheds are a crucial source of life in the arid Southwest, supplying water to vast ecosystems and millions of people across [...]

Voters Say ‘Yes’ To City Run Broadband In Colorado

By Jon Brodkin, arstechnica.com -

By Jon Brodkin for ARS Technica - Industry groups tried to convince voters to reject the municipal broadband network; the city's mayor called it a "misinformation" campaign by the broadband [...]

Colorado’s Alamosa Municipal Court Tramples On Rights Of Poor People

By Becca Curry, www.aclu.org -

By Becca Curry for ACLU - Municipal judges have incredible power over the lives of the people who enter their courtrooms. When these judges refuse to follow the law and instead run their [...]

Anti-war Nuns Carry Message Of Nuclear Disarmament

By Debbie Kelley, www.gazette.com -

By Debbie Kelley for The Gazette - The sisters also will hold free public presentations: at noon Oct. 9 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the Kraemer Family Library; at 7 p.m. [...]

Former Colorado Beef Ranch Is Now A Thriving Animal Sanctuary

By Amanda Froelich, www.nationofchange.org -

By Amanda Froelich for Nation of Change - If you truly love animals, eschew the beef tartare and try out some veggie lentil loaf. This is what owners Jen and Tray Federici did, but with their [...]

Police Infiltrate Anti-Fascist Group: “A$$hole At Protest Was A Cop”

By Michael Roberts, www.westword.com -

By Michael Roberts for Westword - This week, attorney David Lane expects to file a motion to dismiss charges against members of the Colorado Springs Socialists, a student protest group, over a [...]

Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Revenue Now Exceeds Half A Billion Dollars

By Ryan Grenoble, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Ryan Grenoble for The Huffington Post - In the three-and-a-half years since the state began allowing adults to purchase marijuana for recreational use, cannabis has contributed more than half [...]

Climate Change Is Shrinking The Colorado River

By Brad Udall and Jonathan Overpeck, www.theconversation.com -

By Brad Udall and Jonathan Overpeck for The Conversation - The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead on the Arizona/Nevada border and Lake Powell on the Arizona/Utah border, were brim full [...]

Back-To-Back Oil & Gas Explosions Rattle Colorado Communities

By Alisa Barba and Leigh Paterson, www.insideenergy.org -

By Alisa Barba and Leigh Paterson for Inside Energy - An Anadarko oil tank battery exploded in flames on Thursday afternoon, killing one worker and injuring three more, just 3.5 miles from the [...]

3,000 Wells Shut Down In Colorado After Fatal House Explosion

By Lorraine Chow, www.ecowatch.com -

By Lorraine Chow for Eco Watch - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is temporarily closing all its vertical wells across northeast Colorado following a massive house explosion and fire in the town of [...]

Colorado Appeals Court Ruling Calls For State To Consider Halting Oil And Gas Permits

By Cathy Proctor, www.bizjournals.com -

By Cathy Proctor for Denver Business Journal - The Colorado Court of Appeals said Thursday the state’s oil and gas commission must consider a petition from a group of Boulder teenagers to stop [...]

Jewell Elementary Offers PARCC (CMAS) Incentives

By Peggy Roberson, www.bustedpencils.com -

By Peggy Robertson for Bust Ed Pencils - To catch new readers up to speed before I launch into the information about PARCC incentives, let me give you a quick recap. I taught at Jewell Elementary [...]

Colorado Initiative Makes It Nearly Impossible To Ban Fracking

By John Light, www.billmoyers.com -

By John Light for Bill Moyers Journal. The Colorado oil and gas industry is poised to strike a devastating blow against anti-fracking activists Tuesday. Enactment of Amendment 71, a statewide [...]

Local Bans On Fracking Hang In The Balance In Colorado Ballot Fight

By Marrianne Lavelle, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Marrianne Lavelle for Inside Climate News - In the wake of helping defeat two recent ballot measures that could have reined in fracking in Colorado, the state's oil and gas industry is leading [...]

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