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Open Letter from YS Publisher to the University of Colorado and the City of Boulder

Open Letter from YS Publisher to the University of Colorado and the City of Boulder


The Daily Camera has it wrong, this may have begun as a party, but this turned into a RIOT.

I want to know, how many people will be sent to the hospital? How many people will be sick? Will all the restaurants have to shut down again? How could there be ZERO arrests last night? How can CU still be sending people to in-person learning this week? The last two times you brought students back on campus the county spiked.  (via~ KGNU).


The most recent episode saw a spike of 1,800 positive cases and everyone had to shut down. From frolicking in the creek to frat parties, CU has chosen to be an epicenter. You told us, “This time will be different”, but it isn’t.

It’s CU “Top Ten Party Schools in America”.

You knew better, University of Colorado Boulder, you knew better. What will this round bring us? As everyone is preparing to open, we have a Super Spreader RIOT at CU again. Totaled cars in the street? Glass everywhere? Assaulting First Responders? This is disgusting and not acceptable. The epitome of privilege. 


Send them home. Stay remote.

Signed~ Long-time Resident

(whose seen way too many CU Parties and couch burnings, but now it’s not funny because it’s a Pandemic.)

Shavonne Blades

Publisher/Yellow Scene Magazine


CU Boulder’s response:

Michell Byars, Daily Camera provided the majority of coverage last night. Follow him on Twitter.


via~ Shay Castle, Independent Journalist

via~ Mark Sallinger, 9NEWS (KUSA), Twitter


Boulder Police Tweet at 8 pm about the CU Riot. It started at 3 pm.

Misprint in the Subject Line


Not a “party” a RIOT. 

Boulder police forced to break up massive party on University Hill

District Attorney Michael Dougherty Statement:


Shavonne Blades grew up on the West Coast but moved to Colorado in High School. She left for California after school and returned to Colorado in 1990. She got her start in media at the age of 21 in Santa Cruz, California as an advertising sales rep. Having no experience and nothing more than a couple of years as an art college attendee she felt the bug to work in media at a young age. She learned that by helping her customers with design and marketing, their campaigns would be far more successful and has made a 30+ year career in design, copywriting, and marketing for her clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPy4MMdcfLg.She has always chosen to work in Independent Media and believes deeply in the need for true, authentic Community Journalism. She is proud that YS has never compromised journalism standards in its 20+ history and continues to print YS on paper monthly while also expanding web coverage. She has worked at 3 Alternative Weeklies and founded Yellow Scene Magazine in 2000. You can learn more about Shavonne's adventures in the YS 20th Anniversary issue: https://yellowscene.com/2020/10/08/the-yellow-scenes-red-tornado/

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