The flood

A friend sent me a link to a video that oddly captured so many aspects of the flood this week. The video, “Boulder Flood Lyfe,” shows Connor Wall, Will Adams and Knutzen Hoff’s evacuation route out of Fourmile Canyon. You see their devastated home, neighbors checking in on neighbors, rescue workers, repair crews and police. The road is destroyed and the river is raging. Two of the young men are riding …

Smoking ban

Having cigarette smoke blown in your face while walking on the Pearl Street Mall is like having somebody spit on you. Being out in public exposes us to all manner of rude and sometimes disgusting behavior; that’s life. Thankfully, the Boulder City Council has drawn a line at the injustice of having to breathe somebody else’s toxic fumes. The university should follow suit and ban smoking on all CU campuses. …

Youth Sports Arms Race

The article about the youth sport “arms race” in our country hit home (Daily Camera, Nov. 23). It talks about how the hyper-competitive atmosphere around youth sports results in fewer children participating. Those that do participate spend an enormous amount of money on gear, trainers, travel and program fees. These children and their families forgo other activities like family meals and non-sports interests. These aren’t the only downsides. When my …

Climate Change

Excerpt from the Daily Camera editorial advisory board 11/03/2012 written by Judy Amabile  Hurricane Sandy became a monster storm long feared on the East Coast, crippling transportation, destroying some communities and killing an estimated 100 people. It also became the biggest national news story of the week, bringing up serious issues regarding the climate, politics and preparedness and response. What do you think? This year’s election has been a dizzying assault on …

Gratitude for our business success

I am a small business owner or job creator as we are now called. There has been much talk lately about how enterprises like mine are a vital cog in the economic engine of America. Pundits on the right suggest that small business owners should be furiously angry about President Obama’s recent remarks during a campaign speech. He said business in America depended on the infrastructure that has been created, …

Camping Ban

In the wake of the great recession more people are losing their jobs and their homes. As the number of homeless people rises the funds available to help them is shrinking. Banning sleeping overnight in public does nothing to stop homelessness. It merely adds to the difficulty of being homeless. How are those ticketed supposed to pay the fine? How far into the woods do they need to go to avoid …