Thu August 4, 2011

Boulder Moves Closer to Creating City-Owned Utility

The city of Boulder and Xcel Energy have been battling over the possible municipalization of the city’s utility.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood to discuss how the issue is dividing Boulder’s business community.

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Thu July 21, 2011
Boulder economy

Outdoor Industry a Driver of Boulder's Economy

The outdoor industry has become a driving force of Boulder’s economy, with a large cluster of companies producing products for sports and active living. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about recent efforts by other cities to lure away some of Boulder’s outdoor companies.

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Thu June 9, 2011

Xcel Wants to make Boulder “Greenest” City in the World

The city of Boulder and utility provider Xcel Energy are embroiled in a controversy over a new franchise agreement. But the company offered a new proposal this week that could make Boulder the “greenest” city in the world. KUNC’s Brian Larson speaks to Boulder County Business Report Publisher Chris Wood.

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Mon May 30, 2011

Boulder Residents Asked to Weigh in on Energy Future

City of Boulder

Boulder’s Energy Future Project is asking residents to weigh in on the how the city will get its power in the coming years. 

A “Know Your Power” forum will be held this week, at which residents can learn about several options for future energy use.  Sarah Huntley is a spokeswoman for the City of Boulder.  She says this comes after the Boulder City Council, last year, decided not to sign a new 20-year agreement with Xcel Energy.

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Wed May 11, 2011

Spring Rain Increases Flood Danger in Four Mile Canyon Burn Area

Four Mile Canyon burn area.
Kirk Siegler

Boulder County officials are in “wait and see” mode as a spring storm brings rain and snow to the area burned by last September’s Four Mile Canyon wildfire. The moisture is welcome in many parts of the Front Range but it could trigger mudslides and other problems in the burn area.

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