Posted inClimate, News

Boulder climate activist’s self-immolation stirs questions on faith, protest

By Deepa Bharath and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press After 50-year-old Wynn Bruce, a climate activist and Buddhist, set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, prompting a national conversation about his motivation and whether he may have been inspired by Buddhist monks who self-immolated in the past to protest […]

Posted inNews, Wildfire

South Boulder homes evacuated because of wildfire near NCAR; firefighters reach 21% containment Sunday

A wildfire that ignited Saturday afternoon near the National Center for Atmospheric Research prompted the evacuation of homes in a large area of south Boulder, including the Table Mesa neighborhood and Eldorado Springs and Sans Souci. At least 19,000 people were ordered to flee about 8,000 homes. By Sunday morning the fire had burned about […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Boulder remembers the 10 people killed at the Table Mesa King Soopers 1 year ago

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press With flowers, a moment of silence and a public remembrance for those who died and those still grieving, Colorado residents marked the one-year anniversary Tuesday of a shooting at a busy supermarket in the college town of Boulder that left 10 people dead, including employees, customers and a veteran police […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: The fire in my legislative district had roots in the fossil fuels we put in our cars

Last week, we experienced Colorado’s most destructive fire in its history. It ripped through the heart of our communities, leaving a devastating path of destruction in its wake. Tens of thousands of people, including myself, were forced to evacuate, and more than 1,000 homes and businesses were destroyed. I spent the days following the fire […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, News

Boulder Valley School District, largely unscathed by the Marshall fire, will resume classes Wednesday

Of the nearly 1,000 structures reduced to rubble by the Marshall fire, not one was a school belonging to the Boulder Valley School District, clearing the way for the district to welcome students back to schools Wednesday as scheduled.  The plan to reopen schools in the fire-ravaged county comes as more than 10,000 people remain […]