Beauprez, Fracking, and More Colorado News for 8/8/14

Image: Wikimedia Commons
Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here are some of today’s important news items in Colorado:

Governor’s Race: Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for governor in Colorado, has released his “Stronger Colorado Plan,” which, at first glance, seems like a decent proposal to trim regulatory burdens and increase transparency (among other things). I still have a lot of reservations about Beauprez, but he may yet end up on top of my “lesser of evils” list.

Fracking: “A Larimer County judge overturned Fort Collins’ five-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing Thursday,” Ryan Maye Handy reports for the Coloradoan. That’s good news. (As an aside, I think the appropriate term is “Coloradan”; no “o.”)

CU Boulder: The philosophy department at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has been accused—fairly or unfairly—of tolerating sexual harassment. The latest development, as reported by the Daily Camera, is that the university is trying to fire a tenured professor for writing a report critical of the university’s handling of sexual assault allegations. I don’t have enough information to make any clear judgments about the case.

Sports: And the Broncos beat the Seahawks last night in the first pre-season game—at least a small taste of victory after the horrible Superbowl loss.