Boulder Weekly’s 17th Birthday Bash
Bob Wells | Aug 26, 2010
The partying was pretty sedate but oh such fun at the Boulder Theatre Thursday, Aug. 26, as a flourishing Boulder Weekly celebrated its 17th Birthday with a roomful of friends.The Weekly is blasting through the recession, said publisher Stewart Sallo, recently publishing its biggest single issue and also its biggest special issue in lickety-split fashion. The gang at our town’s youth-targeted tabloid, he said, is charging ahead toward its goal of “changing the world one Thursday at a time.” Sallo thanked his staff and supporters — and most of all his long-time editor, Pamela White.
Sallo and White — she was fresh from neck surgery but wouldn’t have missed it — each recounted parts of the tale of how she’d uncovered a hideous scandal wherein pregnant women in jail were being forced to give birth while bound in shackles. The paper’s expose led to a law being passed correcting this weird injustice.
Most of the night was just good Boulder fun — a reunion of friends, lots of great food, music, and a chance to toast a venerable and lively winner in Boulder’s ongoing competition for media eyeballs.
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