Watch Boulder Channel 1 at the Boulder Creek Fest this year, we have 3 separate broadcasts that take place at various times and locations throughout this Memorial Day weekend event, some live, some recorded and lots of things to watch from this and previous years that we have been to this always fun, annual event in Boulder. Sit Back and enjoy the show, and if your up to it, stop by the Boulder Channel 1 booth in media row.
Amanda produced a very funny telling Video Blog that to this day is the best Ever.
Amanda Congdon Bio from her website.
Amanda Congdon is a California based on-camera personality, new media pioneer and healthy food entrepreneur.
Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University, and after a brief stint at Saatchi & Saatchi New York, Amanda entered the nascent world of video blogging. Her career was launched writing and hosting the independent daily internet culture show, Rocketboom. This first online “show” received intense media coverage in national and international, new and traditional media.
Next, she zigzagged across the country producing Amanda Across America, an environmentally-focused video project sponsored by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Ford Escape Hybrid. Subsequently, AC on ABC, made Amanda the first video blogger for a major network, ABC News. It covered a lot of ground, from politics to tech, internet memes to eco concerns. In 2009, she went on to executive produce and host her own mobile TV series: Sometimesdaily. Sometimesdaily focused on some of the same topics, tech and the green issues, but added The New Economy and profiles of innovative entrepreneurs to the mix, all with a side of sketch comedy. Sometimesdaily aired four times weekly on Flo TV Mobile Television, and was an official selection of the Independent Television Festival of 2010.
By October 2010, all this stopped when a health crisis took Amanda to the Cleveland Clinic. When conventional medicine could not solve the problem, and after much reading and discussion, she and her husband Mario Librandi, dramatically changed their diet. The illness vanished in weeks, and a new opportunity emerged: a wellness oriented healthy food venture based on Mario’s unique Italian-influenced vegan creations. Chef Vegan Mario was born.
The new business leased a shared commercial space in downtown Santa Barbara to function as a test kitchen. The word spread, and soon articles appeared in local papers. When well-known Los Angeles based vegan blogger Quarrygirl called Vegan Mario’s™ SCHMICKEN™ her “new favorite product” saying it is “better than the mass produced corporate vegan meats on the market” they knew they had something.
By September 2011, Amanda and Mario decided to go “all in”, and with investors, purchased a location for Vegan Mario’s™ in California’s Ojai Valley. Renovations are expected to be completed by Spring 2012 and Amanda, armed with a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, is looking forward to using her extensive experience in video production to promote Vegan Mario’s™. In addition to making commercials, she is in pre-production for a web series based on their start-up.
Throughout her career, Amanda has interviewed thousands of people from celebrities such as Will Smith, Diddy, Gene Simmons and Ludacris, to senior political and media figures such as Dan Rather, Mike Huckabee and Tom Vilsack. But perhaps her favorite people to chat with on-camera are those she meets during her trademark man-on-the-street segments. She plans to incorporate these candid interviews with real people in her newest project.
Amanda’s career has been documented in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, The CBS Evening News, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The Hollywood Reporter, WIRED, People Magazine, Interview Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and on countless blogs. She has appeared on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation playing herself, and has written for WIRED, PopularScience.com and SXSW Magazine.
I feel like you guys don’t fully understand the nature of Ryan’s and my relationship. It’s super complicated. To say he sends me mixed messages would be a severe understatement. He’s in a weird place in his life. He’s been in a lot of long term relationships and he just doesn’t know if he’s ready to settle down with someone because we are both at that age where sooner or later the big “M” word starts getting thrown around. He just needs a little space before he can fully give me himself forever and ever.
Here’s a glimpse at our undeniable chemistry together. Love is so crazy!
by Hello giggles
It’s dorky as hell and is ripe for parody: the city needed people to be nicer to them, so they decided to try to influence mass appeal by launching this little happy campaign. As a direct result of years of city government bashing by the press and pissed off home owners…………well they had to do some thing. In 1974 boulder launched a Boulder is Better campaign which backfired on the chamber and city. People started seeing us as even more rich white and smarmy than we already are. How is this latest love fest with ourselves going to be taken?? We’ll have to wait and see
Community launches celebration of Boulder life with I love Boulder campaign
What do you love about Boulder? That’s the question thousands of people and businesses will be asked in 2011. And the answers are expected to be heard around the cybersphere.
The City of Boulder has joined efforts with partner businesses and organizations to kick off a year of celebration about what those who call Boulder home love most about the city we share. The “community-owned” campaign is designed to be viral and invites the community to personalize the theme, logo and branding to share individual tributes to Boulder.
“There are so many things to love about being in Boulder,” said City Manager Jane Brautigam. “Boulder tops the nation’s top 10 lists every year for quality of life, innovations and hot jobs. The goal of this campaign is to capture all of those great stories from our community and showcase our unique city to the world as a terrific place to live, visit, recreate and do business.”
“Boulder is one of the best and most beautiful university towns in America,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. “The combined cultural, artistic, recreational and intellectual resources are unparalleled, and the quality of life on campus and in the city is unmatched. I have lived here for nearly 40 years and am still in awe of this amazing community.”
City Communication Manager Patrick von Keyserling said the concept for the campaign started as a discussion about what attracts people and businesses to Boulder. It became a communitywide effort when local businesses volunteered to donate their time and talents to celebrate the cultural, traditional and happily unconventional characteristics of Boulder life.
“The campaign is designed to be fun and engage every segment of our community,” said von Keyserling. “Our partners have helped create an open-source campaign that empowers people to be involved at a variety of levels.”
The happy website is www.loveboulder.org
A number of organizations have already agreed to incorporate the theme into their annual marketing plans. Others are using the I love Boulder concept to challenge members and students to tell their stories and learn more about the community. Boulder Public Library has capitalized on its film series to promote films with strong Boulder connections; Boulder Facebook Page is asking its 30,000 fans to submit photos and favorite places to highlight lesser known Boulder attractions and events; and the Boulder Valley School District is challenging students to produce short films about their Boulder experiences and create art about their favorite Boulder places.
“This is a great opportunity for students and teachers to use real life experiences in the classroom to be part of a community effort to celebrate our history and school spirit,” said Boulder Valley School District Superintendent Dr. Chris King. “The classroom becomes much more real when the students are focused on current conversations that are occurring in our community.”
BVSD’s engagement is exactly what the city was hoping for when it introduced the concept to community partners.“Really anything goes with this campaign,” said von Keyserling. “It’s wonderful that students are telling us what they love about the city. We also hope to hear from entrepreneurs who chose Boulder over New York, Seattle or Paris; athletes who train in Boulder; and individuals who have a favorite restaurant or hiking trail.”
Sarah Palin blasts Sheriff Clarence Dupnik; uses anti-semitic “blood libel” digs deeper hole. Plus display flag backwards, Video. #boulder #Tuscon0
The display of the US flag in Sarah Palins video is upside down and backwards. No media has seem to catch that as of yet. Did Palin do that intentionally to insult Americans? perhaps. She recently autographed The American flag which is considered defacing the flag and an insult. Her recently staged video attack on Tucson, Jews and the flag has sent Palins political career in to a nose dive. She and her reckless tea partys days on the American landscape are over. Now will the real Tina Fey please stand up.
Her use of the term blood libel to categorize the attacks against her and other conservatives was the chatter of the social networks in which she communicates. The term—a slur alluding to the idea that Jews feed on the blood of Christians—was, at the very least, a bad word choice. It did not convey her meaning clearly. She confused or alienated anyone she was trying to convince. And if it was meant to address only her base of core supporters, then it was an act of ill-timed agitation. from slate byJohn Dickerson
City Manager approves business incentive for Spectra Logic
City Manager Jane S. Brautigam has approved a flexible rebate application for Boulder-based Spectra Logic for up to $65,000 in rebates. The rebates were authorized for sales and use taxes, and development review and permit related fees.
The flexible rebate program is one of the city’s business incentives, first approved by City Council in September 2006. The rebate incentive covers a wide range of fees, equipment and construction use taxes
“The City of Boulder is pleased that Spectra Logic, a Boulder company for more than 30 years, was able to expand its business in Boulder,” said City Manager Jane S. Brautigam. “The city congratulates Spectra Logic on making sustainability a priority in its building renovation by reusing and recycling to divert almost 30 tons of material from the landfill.”
Spectra Logic is a global leader in innovative tape libraries and disk backup solutions. The company is expanding and recently renovated and moved into an 83,000 square foot building at 6285 Lookout Road in Gunbarrel, occupying a space that had been vacant for several years.
“Spectra Logic staff repurposed all of the existing copper, glass and more than 150 doors and frames when we purchased and redesigned the layout of the new property,” said Nathan Thompson, chief executive officer of Spectra Logic. “We are proud to earn the City of Boulder’s recognition for our sustainability efforts.”
The 2010 flexible rebate program uses social, community, and environmental sustainability guidelines. Companies may choose the guidelines that best fit their company, but they must meet minimum requirements in order to receive the rebate. Spectra Logic has exceeded the minimum community sustainability guidelines. Of note, Spectral Logic has focused on waste reduction by reusing and recycling materials including glass, tile, light fixtures, and hardware in its recent building retrofit. The company will participate in energy efficiency programs such as receiving an energy assessment for its new facility and participating in the 10 for Change Challenge.
This rendition of White Christmas was recorded by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters in 1953. It was #2 on the charts in 1954. Animation is by Joshua Held .
White Christmas was written by Irving Berlin for the Movie “Holiday Inn” and recorded by Bing Crosby in 1942, and received the Academy Award in that year. Crosby recorded it again in 1947, and that recording has become the standard. It was also featured in the 1954 movie White Christmas with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen.
White Christmas is the biggest selling Christmas song of all time.
Police investigate Seth Brigham for Criminal Charges related to recent attack on Boulder city council0
Detectives and uniformed police attempted to contact Seth Brigham last night at 8:00 pm to investigate him on criminal charges. In a letter to Brigham today Police Chief Mark Beckner told Seth:
“You are the subject member in the investigation because it is your behavior that created probable cause to believe you violated several laws, including city ordinance 5-5-1(a) Obstructing Government Operations; C.R.S. 18-9-108, Disrupting Lawful Assembly; and 18-9-110, Public Buildings – trespass, interference. Our investigation will document what occurred, what violations occurred, and what warnings were provided (letter from City Manager). Any future criminal behavior on your part will likely result in more”than just a warning.”
Brigham has also received a letter from the city manager telling him he was being investigated. Mayor Susan Osborne also wrote to Brigham telling him ” there were consequences”
Brigham has created an email thread over the past week where he included amongst others Boulder Channel 1 and Judd Golden from the ACLU. Golden was a willing recipient in the email thread but singled out chief Beckner here showing his biased aganst Police :According to Judd Golden in a letter Today to Chief Beckner: “
“Please do not continue to copy the Boulder County ACLU on these messages regarding Seth Brigham. The ACLU has no information about this incident. We do not represent Mr. Brigham or speak for him. The ACLU takes no position on his conduct which is the subject of this email thread or the law enforcement response thereto. However, as we have repeatedly stated: The ACLU urges Council to make needed changes in the rules of decorum for public participation as has been proposed to Council by the City Attorney.”
Brigham has admittedly suffered from mental health problems , but his recent appearances at Council have him drunk and disorderly according to witness’s.
As a point of disclosure Seth Brigham has been a contributor to Boulder Channel 1 news. This story is about him, not by him.
Below is a letter from Boulder city manager to Seth Brigham form anoying city council and staff; followed by a letter from Brigham followed by and article from Boulder channel 1. The question is : Is a citizen allowed to go to the city building and give the staff and council a raft of grief or can you be arrested for it. ??
Seth Brigham “m-fs” #Boulder city council again: Police called. No arrests
It’s true, I blew my “cool” when I saw rules of conduct posted despite the fact the City Council has never agreed upon any set of “decorum rules.”
I interrupted an informal meeting, being in the moment, upset by the actions of City Staff, City Management, City Council? IT WAS IN THE LOBBY< A PUBLIC PLACE.
Who decided to forgo the public process, public comment, as was promised on this supposed future Agenda item??? And, place a set of rules for the public up on the wall in Council chambers where we wait to speak???
And, what about the rules for Council, I didn’t see anything posted?
One of the rules posted was “no personal attacks,” which is an unconstitutional provision, clearly illegal, and what started all this in the first place, when criticism of council members was somehow perceived as a “personal attack.”
The point is, the rules are not there to protect city officials and/or residents, they are posted in an attempt to control the speech and intimidate the speaker, manipulate the “message.”
I was upset and stated emphatically to the Council, who feigned ignorance. My apology for the short interruption in your interview, but, I perceive council as residents, not nobility!
INVESTIGATION, start looking down your own toilet bowl!! Or better yet, hire another consultant!!!
Take your letter, and, as one politician said to his own party, SHOVE IT!
Boulder Colorado November 3, 7:00pm According to eyewitness report by Boulder channel 1 city beat correspondent Rob Smoke, Seth Brigham caused quite a scene at City Council again tonight. What set him off was a placard the city put on the city council chambers wall on Code of conduct. The code of conduct was installed because Seth has repeatedly berated council members on issues such as, code of conduct “free speech”, nudity. homeless, public access tv. Brigham was awarded a $10,000 dollar settlement from the city last month on free speech violations. City council wrongly had Brigham arrested for criticizingly the council.
Brigham has been singled out as has Jann Scott Editor of Boulder channel 1 for publicly lambasting the council in print and video. Because of criticism of council and former mayor Shaun McGrath, the council implanted police officers at all boulder city council meetings.
Both Scott and Brigham were removed from public access TV by city council in 2007. The city shut down the entire channel to just shut them up. They have now returned to Educational access TV BV22 where they are heralded as heros by Boulder Valley School distict.
According to Boulder Police department; Police were called to city council chambers by city staff when Brigham started cursing out city staff for putting up a code of conduct. According to Rob smoke; three police officers came into city council chambers, but did not attempt to quiet or arrest Brigham. During public comment Brigham got into a verbal fight with Mayor Susan Osborne over the posted code rule which Brigham says is Illegal. He says they were never voted on.
According to former city attorney Ariel Callone ” City council Chambers is by law a threshold of free speech and you can pretty much say anything you want there. You cannot be arrested for it. You can be removed but you cannot be permantly removed and the city cannot censor what you say .” The city is clearly trying to intimidate people to speak civilly without a legal leg to stand on. Boulder police told Boulder Channel 1 news “that no police action was taken and they consider the situation resolved.”
Rob Smoke said that “Seth went after city staff with a vengeance of hostile words calling them robots, fucking fascists, Nazis and trying to subvert the first amendment”
Seth had been drinking 3 shot margaritas at the Rio prior to the meeting. Limit at the Rio is three margaritas which is approximate 9 oz of 80 proof tequila. That is over serving by anyones estimation.
Riding with The King – In A Police Car
Sept. 24, 2010
Just sent in my app for the Boulder Police Dept’s “Ride Along” program. If they accept me this will be the first time I’ll be in a Police car without the cuff’s on.
I think this is a very cool program. I mean, it’s not everyday you can actually “ride along” with an On-Duty Police Officer. That means if there’s a call for a cop and my officer is nearby – I could be first on the scene. This poses all kinds of excitement and fear. Here’s my list of things I hope I get to be in on. And things I hope to avoid.
Arresting a city politician for any reason. Like chewing gum too loudly.
Cat up a tree. I wanna see if BPD saw Steve Martin’s Roxanne and just opens a can of cat food at the base of the tree.
I’ll be able to count how many times we stop for coffee and doughnuts.
CU Campus food riot.
Report of woman mowing lawn naked.
Report of a man mowing lawn naked.
Fatal auto accident.
Riot at Boulder County Jail.
Osama Bin Laden spotted at Mustard’s Last Stand.
A routine background check on a speeder turns up an old warrant on me.
If they accept me I promise a full report. In return if they arrest me and I need bail money – you promise to ante up!
More to come…
by Frank Eriksen
the voice of Boulder
(from all things boulder)
Sept. 22, 2010 Boulder The seasons are turning and so are the stomach’s of Boulder’s City Council. The City has a agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by Boulder citizen and local activist Seth Brigham to the tune of $10,000. Or 10 grrrrr in today’s hip jargon.
In case you missed it or don’t know Seth – he stripped down to his undies (boxers not briefs, thank heaven) during a recent City Council meeting and was promptly asked to leave the room. When Seth refused – he was arrested. Since no charges were filed, (taste or lack thereof is still not a crime) Seth filed some charges of his own. He sued the City, claiming his civil rights were violated. Whether they were or weren’t is a mute point now that the City decided is was cheaper to hand him ten grand rather than fight his suit in court.
So here are my talking points on this matter.
Doesn’t the City employ a full time attorney to handle this sort of thing?
Why didn’t City Council just say – we were wrong – you were right – were sorry – undress anytime you want?
Aren’t taxpayers owed an explanation of how it was worth $10,000 rather than admit any “wrong doing”?
Can a well meaning, although disruptive, citizen be banned from Council meetings?
Since every City Council meeting is broadcast “live” on city-owned Boulder Channel 8 – why aren’t we distributing this ultimate “Reality Show” on MTV and making a fortune in ad revenues?
Boulder has an endless supply of interesting, albeit sometimes wacky, cast members to easily fill the 4-6 hour time slot and Seth is way cooler and far more entertaining than Snookie or The Situation will ever be. I think I’m on to something here… Or, maybe I’ve just had too much coffee.
September 21, 2010
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The lawyer for a Colorado man who was arrested for addressing the Boulder City Council in his boxer shorts said the city has agreed to pay $10,000 to settle his civil rights claim.
Attorney David Lane said Seth Brigham accepted the deal Tuesday. In exchange for the payment, Brigham agreed not to file a lawsuit.
Brigham was handcuffed and arrested in February on suspicion of obstructing police and trespassing after he spoke to the council clad in his underwear. Brigham said he was trying to make a point about a proposal to criminalize nudity.
The charges were later dropped.
FLASH! August 11 2010 1pm The city of Boulder settled a threatened lawsuit with Seth Brigham for the amount of $10,000 according to sources close to the city attorneys office. David Lane Brigham’s attorney refused to comment saying that part of the settlement was not to even discuss that there was a settlement. Same was said by Macoln Cowles city councilman. Mayor Susan Osborne refused to take calls on the matter. Councilman Ken Wilson was visable shaken at the mention of Brigham’s name.
The Daily Camera, official public relations arm of The Boulder
city council also refused to publish an account of the settlement saying that “it was a huge embarrassment that the city of Boulder would make deals with a terrorist” Brigham was called a terrorist by city councilwoman Angelique Espinozza. She was driven from office by the free speech community.l
But the secret is out now. Brigham who was abused for years by Mayor Mark Ruzzin and then Mayor Shaun McGrath who were both involved in malfeasance which Brigham uncovered. Brigham, also filed a congressional grievance against the city for free speech violations.
According to the ACLU “this is a huge win for Boulder’s free Speech community in Boulder” Betty Ball at RMPJC said” at least now we won’t have to encircle the city municipal building.
Brigham refused to discuss the matter with Boulder Channel 1 news at a celebration party at Boulder Chop House.