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Boulder Outdoor Coalition Announces Pro-Recreation Picks for November City Council Election

Submitted By: John McNamee on Oct 6, 2011


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The election of Boulder City Council between now and November 8 could have a major effect on future climbing access. Climbing areas within Boulder include everything on the front side from Mickey Mouse, the Flatirons, Flagstaff and Sanitas, significant portions of Boulder Canyon and Eldo, as well as some of the best of the Indian Peaks. The Council is currently 5-4 against access on many issues. If we gain one seat, we could see major reductions in closures and restrictions. If the Council remains as is, we could fail to gain ground and lose some of the current access.

Several council members have argued for banning off-trail travel, which would close dozens of quality crags and boulders. Boulder climbers need to get involved and vote. The Boulder Outdoor Coalition has endorsed four candidates who will support climbing and other recreation access.

To learn more about the election and these candidates, please visit the Boulder Outdoor Coalition


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By Buzz
From: Boulder
Oct 11, 2011

If you live in the City of Boulder, I sure hope you vote! This is a big deal. A few people invest literally 1,000s of hours into protecting your access; once every two years, you can really help!

The restrictions proposed for City Open Space (Flatirons) are so bizarre you would think I was kidding - but unfortunately, they are not kidding.

The outdoor community is infamous for not voting; please try to change that image.

By Mark Oveson
From: Louisville, Colorado
Oct 13, 2011

Boulder climbers, please take time to pick up your ballots and vote this election. If you don't have a ballot, go get one today:

govotecolorado.com

Your vote in this election could make a serious difference. Some city council members and candidates would take away your nighttime access and your ability to travel off trail. Don't let this happen.

Register to vote, and vote the Boulder Outdoor Coalition slate. Thanks, all.

By Cor
Oct 13, 2011

Go Vote!

Don't let the idiots, that don't know how to have fun, change what you are or are not allowed to do.

I got my ballot in the mail. It is so easy, crack open a beer, sit on the couch, drink, fill in appropriate squares, drink, smile...you did your part!

By Buzz
From: Boulder
Oct 19, 2011

In case you're thinking of letting this slide, just last Wednesday Open Space and Mt Parks proposed to ban access after dark to the Flatirons. This is so whacked you might think I'm making this up, but unfortunately I am not.

Quit your complaining ... vote! And help spread the word:

boulderoutdoorcoalition.org/

By ate
Oct 31, 2011

Election is November 1 not the 8th.