Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

Head-banging at old CU

There’s been a lot of talk about traumatic head injuries in football this year. I figured if anyone associated with Buffalo football would have an interesting take on the issue, it would be CU’s two-time All-American guard/linebacker and Rhodes Scholar Joe Romig (Phys’63, PhDAstro’75).


For whom the road tolls

Other than drinking coffee in the UMC and beer at The Sink, is there any more widely-shared experience among CU-Boulder alumni than driving up the turnpike from Denver and seeing Boulder and the university from the top of Davidson Mesa?


Power to the People

Boulder is going to have a city election this fall, and the hot issue is power to the people. No, it isn’t one of those pesky ’60s flashbacks. It’s about electricity – who will supply it and how it will be made. For years the city fathers and mothers have been pushing Xcel Energy to

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Why the sundial faces north

It was Christmas in July around here this year, but the gods are still angry. (More about that in a moment.) Just before July 4 President Obama announced that Abound Solar, a company that makes state-of-the-art solar panels at a plant in Longmont, would get a $400 million loan guarantee that, among other things, will

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Boulder should go nuclear

Instead of trying to save the world one light bulb at a time, I think Boulder should invest in a nuclear power plant and solve its part of the climate problem once and for all.