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Boulder Chamber Supports Extension of Wind Production Tax Credit
The Boulder Chamber is supporting the extention of the Wind Production Tax Credit. View our letters to Senators Bennet and Udall. Both Senators have delivered speeches on the floor in support of extending this important Colorado job driver.
Senator Bennet’s on the Wind PTC
Senator Udall’s on the Wind PTC
Boulder’s Energy Future
Chamber Engages on Behalf of Members on Next Steps in Boulder’s Energy Future As Xcel Energy files with the PUC regarding renewable energy and DSM Incentives, and the City convenes business energy users to craft an ongoing input process, the Chamber is engaging with both entities to ensure the needs of our members are represented at the table. If you have input on these, or other advocacy issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 23, 2012 – Law firm chosen to aid city in potential condemnation proceedings with Xcel Energy read more->
The Boulder Chamber will continue to be at the table as the City evaluates options for its energy supply. With the narrow passage of Ballot Items 2B and 2C, the City Council is empowered to pursue forming a municipal utility. The Chamber supports the City Manager’s committment to caution and meaningful stakeholder input in her Press Release following the election. On December 6th, the City held a rountable with the newly seated Council and staff outlined their near term plans for exploring the feasibility of acquiring the electrical power distribution system from Xcel and forming a municipal power utility. Plans include hiring an Executive Director of Energy Strategy and Electric Utility Development, as well as additional legal and technical support staff. Staff also outlined three possible tiers for Boulder’s Energy Future, from ramping up current conservation and small renewable generation to full scall municipalization. Materials from the meeting are available on the City’s website. The Daily Camera provided this report.
Boulder Channel 1 news thinks the city and the Chamber should have worked out a deal with Xcel which would have led to a clean energy policy with Xcel. They city and chamber will now spend millions if not billions to operate this coal burning fossil.
Pinnacol Assurance Restructuring Proposal Delayed
The Board of Directors for Pinnacol Assurance announced jointly with Governor Hickenlooper that they would not pursue a restructuring proposal to privatize the state’s largest carrier of workers’ compensation insurance during the 2012 Colorado legislative session as previously intended. The Chamber has been following this issue closely since the Colorado businesses insured by Pinnacol have much at stake. Although a specially appointed Task Force spent several months reviewing and receiving input before reporting back the the Governor, many questions remain, such as how restructuring would impact service levels and rates, how to ensure availability of an insurer of last resort, and what happens to the policy holders’ dividends. It is likely that a proposal will come forward for the 2013 session after additional work. For more coverage on this issue, see Ed Sealover’s article in the Denver Business Journal.
State Legislative Update
sponsored by Jensen Public Affairs, Inc.
The opening days of the Colorado legislative session have seen the introduction of several important bills. The Boulder Chamber is currently prioritizing those with the greatest potential to impact the Boulder business community and developing a state legislative agenda for the 2012 session. Check back for ongoing reports on bills of interest to Boulder’s economy.
For the full list of bills under consideration see the following reports:
Bills of Interest->
2012 State Legislative Session Updates from Statewide Chambers:
Colorado Competitive Council (C3)
Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry (CACI)
Boulder Chamber Against PIPA/SOPA
The Boulder Chamber has been following the growing debate over H.R. 3261 the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and S. 968 Protect IP Act (PIPA).While these bills seek to address a real problem of online piracy, the methods used in these bills would undermine freedom of expression, and stifle innovation. Our future prosperity lies in our nation’s ability to remain competitive in the digital age.
The Boulder Valley is the Silicon Valley of the mountain west and the Boulder Chamber will work to defend our innovative economy and its entrepreneurs. To that end, we have asked Senator Bennet to reconsider his cosponorship of the bill. We thank Senator Udall for his opposition to PIPA, and Congressman Polis for his opposition to the House companion bill SOPA. We will follow the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN) bill in the House as a way of better addressing the online piracy issue.
UPDATE: Senator Bennet withdrew as a co-sponsor on January 23rd. The Senate bill was pulled from its scheduled floor vote on the 24 and the House bill’s judiciary committee hearing has been postponed indefinitely. It’s likely these bills are dead for the 112th Congress. Thank you Senator!
Boulder Channel 1 news questions The Chamber wisdom here. The Boulder Anti sopa and anti PIPa crowd are largely criminal hackers who are under investigation by the FBI. The Chamber also heralds the questionable business practices of those involved.
Boulder City Council
The Boulder City Council identified their 2012 priorities at their annual retreat on January 20-21st. The Boulder Chamber hopes to work with this new Council to promote a strong regional economy, and sent this letter for Council’s consideration in advance of their retreat. coverage of the retreat suggests some promising common ground, but also reinforces the importance of the Chamber as an advocate for a strong local economy.
In order to identify areas of common interest between the Boulder business community and City Council, and to identify policy-based opportunities for our organization to better educate and advocate on behalf of our members, we have instituted a Boulder City Council Scorecard to track votes of interest.
City of Boulder Considers Transportation Maintenance Fee
On Tuesday, Jan 24, the Boulder City Council will have a Study Session on a potential Transportation Maintenance Fee (TMF). The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB)has identified an ongoing funding shortfall for Maintenance and Operations, as well as Transportation Enhancements for the City. Although last year’s successful Capital Improvements Project tax will provide one-time funding to address significant deferred maintenance projects, it does not address long-term transportation funding challenges. The TAB has recommended a TMF which would be collected on utility bills and would cost the average household $24 and the average employer $327 per year. We will be following this issue and providing input to the City Council as it moves forward. ->Read More
Highway 36 Commuting Solutions News
Increased Pricetag for Northwest Rail
After preliminary evaluations by BNSF Railway Company, the cost to complete the Northwest Rail from South Westminster Station to Longmont has increased from RTD’s 2011 estimate of $894.4 million to $1.4 billion. This is based on a 2020 completion date, although RTD expects schedule delays due to the significant cost increase of this line. Read full story->
Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
Can you claim the Small Business health Care Tax Credit for 2011? If you are a small employer (business or tax-exempt) that provides health insurence coverage to your employees, follow these 3 simple steps to determine if you may qualify. view full website->
500 Year Floodplain Regulations: Critical Facilities and Mobile Populations Ordinance
How will the Critical Facilities Flooplain ordinance affect you? This ordinance impacts those who use, maintain, own or operate critical faciliites in the 100- or 500- year floodplain. To see if your facility is included, visit the The City of Boulder Flooplain map. If you are in the floodplain AND your business meets any of the facility types defined as essential service, hazardous materials, at-risk populations, or mobile populations, you may be required to meet new regulations. For definitions, the latest draft of the ordinance, information on scheduled meetings, and background information, visit the project website.
First reading of the ordinance WAS SCHEDULED FOR September 20 at 6 p.m.in the City Council Chambers, BUT HAS BEEN DELAYED. CHECK BACK FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Chamber Engages on Behalf of Members on Next Steps in Boulder’s Energy FutureAs Xcel Energy files with the PUC regarding renewable energy and DSM Incentives, and the City convenes business energy users to craft an ongoing input process, the Chamber is engaging with both entities. full story->
Clif Harald (Boulder Economic Council), Sean Maher (Downtown Boulder, Inc.), and Jud Valeski (Chamber Member-Gnip) testified before Council i
n support of a third story addition to the 1600 Pearl building, which will yield 18,309 square feet of much needed Class A Office Space. The building was approved by a 6 to 2 vote.
Boulder Channel 1 News feels this was a horrible mistake. This building is too tall as it is. It was protested when it was built for Borders Books in the 1990′s. It blocks the sun on Pearl ,obscures the view of the Mountains and it was rushed through council. Cliff Harold and Sean Maher should be drummed out of Boulder supporting this horrid decision.
Chamber Recieves Recognition at Annual 10 for Change Awards for being in the top ten for reducing overall GHG emissions in 2011.
I believe the group of “retired” CU administrators who have six-figure “part-time” jobs with the University of Colorado
are suspect agents of a crime which violates a variety of Federal statutes. If the obviously unconstitutional
legislative provisions allowing their “part-time” six-figure paychecks were in fact created with their involvement,
then — regardless of their job titles — they may in fact be an organized white-collar crime ring.
One question would be, who did the legislative work and what do their records show?
As far as constitutional issues go, for starters, the “special provision” discriminates against anyone who works for the state of Colorado
and cannot access the financial benefit of “retiring” and then receiving top-level pay from the very same public agency from which they allegedly “retired”.
From what I can gather, that includes everyone not in this exclusive group of go-getters — a group that is also known
to work with the legislature regarding CU’s various needs.
It should be noted that the self-same administrators who feel that the 4/20 celebrants besmirch the reputation of the University
are game to continue with their arrangement which functionally defrauds the state of Colorado — or rather, everyone who lives
here and isn’t in this particular “boys club” of un-retirable retirees.
Rob Smoke is a columnist for Boulder Channel 1 News
Boulder Channel 1 annual Oscar show today features trailers from the Nominees Assembled by our Buddy Borg. We also have movie reviews of this years Oscars by Dan Culberson in the movie section. Aaron smith put together our 22Boom Academy Awards TV show for BV 22 which play all over Boulder county. Look for that 2hour TV special here as well.
Boulder Channel 1 business presents this you tube video CNBC: Mike on America with a special on Eldorado Natural Spring Water and the launch of Eldorado’s all natural, organic, vitamin charged spring water.
“David Harrison, who has defended those issued camping tickets, responded to the most recent decision to eliminate jury trials for those issued camping tickets by saying, “What’s next?”
There is an assorted list of fascist policy decisions, laws and ordinances in recent years coming from of our Boulder City Council, that question resonated with me, What’s next?
How about a seminar about violence in the workplace where our City Attorney declares not all the public speakers who go beyond the 2 minute rule are threats?
Now, councilman Karakehian comes up with a novel idea, let’s pledge allegiance to the flag before every council meeting.
Councilwoman KC Becker responds that if people do not want to “pledge” before meetings, “I’d be interested in hearing why.”
Therein lies the problem.
Pledging, “Under God,” or under anything at all, even refusing to stand! like me, those who have been taught to questioning authority? The act is repugnant.
Have you ever been ostracized and harassed?
I refused to pledge allegiance in middle school and high school in the late 1970′s and early 1980′s.
My parents taught me well.
Ironically, my homeroom teachers both taught history and I took a ruler on the knuckles or a slap on the head from time to time, just for not standing up while other recited “The Pledge.”
The purpose of the pledge seems to divides us all into the patriotic vs. the non-patriotic, the believers vs. the non-believers.
How to escape? While many in the Council Chambers stand to recite cobweb loyalties and factitious duties.
Some of us feel that pledging allegiance to the wall is unpatriotic, especially, when those leading the pledge have forgotten to uphold the “with liberty and justice for all” part.
The small “violations” of that pledge itself, camping tickets, curfews… are examples of a reoccurring problem of our Boulder City Council.
We’ve got a long way to go, baby.
Some of us feel we are going backwards.
Must we must support anything, however bad, because we were born or live in a particular place?
What is a pledge or promise of allegiance?
Curiously, such lessons in supposed good citizenship in the form of reciting a pledge of allegiance are rarely, iever, accompanied by deeper introspection.
So, it should be no surprise that reciting “The Pledge” has been proposed by members of the Boulder City Council.
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Seth Brigham is a sometime contributor to Boulder Channel 1 News
God bless Seth and God bless the United States of America
I say we. It is a term often used when referring to a media organization, personality or product. I am a “me” and I am also a “we”. Jann Scott the writer is a me I suppose, since it is me that is writing here. Except I appear in a network. I am supported by a network of people.
Jann Scott the talk show host doesn’t exist a lone either. I have always appeared on a radio station with support staff or a satellite network with even more support. In TV I have worked at stations or cable channels either live or on tape never alone always with a team.
Today I host 22Boom on cable channel 22 here in Boulder. It takes approximately 6 people to produce each episode plus an editor or two, and the staff at channel 22 to get it on the air. Even a Jann Scott Live segment inside of 22Boom takes at least 4 people to produce. After all of that is done the show simultaneously appears on Boulder Channel 1 and all the Channel One Networks. Then it is touted on You tube, twitter and Face book.
Boulder Channel One and all the Channel One Networks are an even bigger under taking with contributions by hundreds of people, hundreds of channels, 1000s of viewers and fans and unfans.
Fans are the topic of todays Journal. With the advent of Social Media the waters have murkied a bit and it is up to me up to us to not get murked in the muck as Dan Culberson likes to say. Social Media and the Internet have produced a lot of so called citizen journalists of which I am not one. I am not saying I am better I am just saying I am not them. Neither are we. Our (my) fans are often social media types who are not me either. I (we) use social media as a conveyor belt into the general populous. And though the perception may be that we are Tweeps, we are not. We are separate from. There is a whole other world that could care less about Twitter or the internet. They watch TV, read the paper and don’t give a crap about sm.
We are media. I am media with a traditional outlook and management. It’s just that we are “new media” , but media just the same. So I may seem like a person to you or Boulder Channel 1 may appear to be some guy just like every twitter gal or guy blogger is someone representing only themselves…we aren’t that.
I mean, if fans want to perceive me that way it’s Okay. I guess. It is our unfans, the jealous ones who like to complain. But I try to not pay attention. But it is hard not to because they are fans or unfans. I know we have done our job when even they don’t know or they think we are down to their level: sniveling children.
I once had some unfans go on a tear about how we were not real which was interesting to watch on the internet. Recently when Steve Jobs died an executive at at a PR firm wrote to me screaming because he didn’t like our tribute. He went so far as to threaten to ruin me. That was a bit out of character for a pr firm who usually try to sell me something. We determined that the PR exec must have been drunk the night he wrote to us because his personal profile says he starts and ends his day with beer.Cause to threaten to ruin a talk show host or TV network is just as flattering as a praise.
This is a trap I occasionally fall into …deep. The trap is to write in forums and not on TV. Jo Anne Ostrowe the Denver Post TV writer once asked me during an interview.. “what’s this we thing Jann?” I avoided her stupid question as she continued to write about us.
We always have to remind young people when they come to work here what the rules are. 1st rule is that this isn’t social media and you are not a fan here. The rules here are you are now working for a media organization and we demand 100% loyalty. Which means no working for any other media outlet, no personal blogs, video outside of the network. We want you to build your creativity here, but you don’t get to moonlight or think you run the place, we do. That doesn’t always set well with the new sm types, but fortunately , there are plenty of network trad kids out there who love it. Just thought I’d clear that up
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This is Boulder Channel 1′s University of Colorado TV Channel with CU News, Sports and CU video. Some comes from Channel 63 or Buff Athletics. Some from Students. It is all CU Buff TV Below is NEWS TEAM BOULDER weelky news cast.
Below is CU SPORTS MAGAZINE:
C.U. Boulder Channel 1 is looking for a C.U. Student, broadcast interns to host “This Week at C.U.” A 3 minute video blog for 6+ months. This channel is also open to student 3 minute party videos, send to: CU@boulderchannel1.com
Who says local news is dying? On this week’s Inside Boulder news, we bring you news about the city’s 2012 budget, a popular basketball camp for kids, the latest kudos for the Valmont Bike Park, 30th Street renovations and a valuable SWAT training exercise. Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAS-Pk9SI2Q and feel free to share. Thanks for your interest!
This week, Inside Boulder News talks to students asking council to consider a plastic bag ban or fee, outlines code enforcement changes, provides traffic info for Arapahoe Avenue construction and previews an upcoming Sister City trip to Cuba.
Boulders Internet TV News & Newspaper
This is Boulder Channel 1s news channel and newspaper with local news stories posted through out the day. We have TV news casts and community feature stories. All local All Boulder. Ron Baird News editor; Dan Culberson movies; Bill Allen, housing market and business. TV news stories by Jenn Conner and Heather Loser. Friday city news feature from Channel 8 and more from Jann Scott.
We also have separate video with print stories posted. But rather than thinking of us as a bunch of independent bloggers, we are not. We operate as a traditional news organization with both TV news and a newspaper all right here. Having said that, we will on occasion, post blogs that are news worthy to Boulder. We serve Boulder exclusively and have been since 1999 when we posted our first TV news cast on Tripod using University of Colorado servers.
In 1997 we live stream cast one of the first weekly TV shows in the world from CATV 54 at the Dairy center for performing arts. In 2005 we moved all of our streams to Boulder channel 1. In 2006 we launched The world Channel 1 networks building TV channel in every city in the world. In 2009 we launched Channel One Networks. 2010 we began the arduous process of moving all 100,000 plus pages to word press. And now in 2011 we are launching Boulder channel 1 into a new updated site. So keep looking for changes. If you are interested in our progress you can subscribe to a daily news feed over on the left hand side.
Meeting of the Minds Broadcast
Next Session- 11:00 AM MT, USA “Is IT Innovation the Sustainability Game Changer?”
Speakers: Nicola Villa, Emilio Frezza, Josep Roig, Ger Baron
MEETING OF THE MINDS
Discussion Forum for Meeting of the Minds Live Streamed Sessions
Meeting of the Minds Live Streaming Agenda
|September 22 2011|
|8:45 -9:55 AM Mountain Time, USA||Session 2: Changing Cities- Changing Cars||
|11:00 AM12:00 PMMountain Time, USA||Session 3: Is IT Innovation the Sustainability Game Changer?||
|1:35 PM -2:35 PMMountain Time, USA||Session 4: New Urban Revitalization Strategies||
|3:05 PM -4:05 PMMountain Time, USA||Session 6: How Far Will Energy Efficiency Take Us? Implementation Roadmaps for the Coming Retrofit Revolution||
|September 23 2011|
|8:45 AM -9:45 AMMountain Time, USA||Session 7: City Learning||
|10:50 AM11:50 AMMountain Time, USA||Session 9: Sourcing Urban Innovations from the Bottom Up + from the Top DownEmpowering City Dwellers Through Open Source/Smart Apps||
|11:50 AM12:50 PMMountain Time, USA||Session 11: Transforming Lighting/Physical Assets of the City – A Big Step on the Path to Sustainability||
Boulder Channel 1 News added Feed Burner so that readers can subscribe to our News feeds. We installed a simple form where you enter your email and then confirm. You can subscribe or unsubscribe at anytime. No long forms to fill out, No demographic crap. We don’t share or sell our lists. Actually we don’t care. Seriously. All that Marketing nonsense about who our readers are.? Advertisers don’t care. We are Boulder and a lot of people read us here and that’s all anybody cares about.
Also, if we have to track our readers, define you and use you…it is a little creepy and a real pain. At the end of the day everybody out there is trying to sell bullshit demos on why advertisers should spend with them..and no body cares. All they care about is ” are you Boulder “or not. And we are Boulder Since 1975.
Oh My God I can’t believe we got off on that. Anyway to subscribe, just click on the the left. Or not . What ever you want. See categories below.