Seeking Donors For Kids’ Summer Camp

Boulder County is seeking donors to help children and teens in the child welfare system spend time at summer camp this year. With camp registrations taking place now, donors are needed immediately.
Those interested in donating to the Summer Camp Fund are encouraged to contact Deborah Ramirez at 303-441-1430 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Free Tree Giveaway

In the wake of the non-native pest emerald ash borer being detected in the City of Boulder last fall, CSU Extension and Boulder County are teaming up to offer Boulder County property owners a free replacement tree seedling for an ash tree on their property. The seedling give away will take place Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or while supplies last), at Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office (1750 33rd Street, Boulder) and at the Boulder County Fairgrounds (9595 Nelson Road, Longmont).

Four varieties of trees will be available for pickup. Field experts will be on hand to assist property owners in their decision on which of the four varieties of seedlings would be best on their property and to answer questions about emerald ash

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About Town - April 22, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily represent those of the entire Board of Trustees.
Yes, another week gone by, and what a good rain. As it was really pouring down, it was very scary. Reminding of us of the September 2013 flood (it was the most rain since the flood). I was actually glad when it stopped! We can see the pastures and hills green up right before our eyes! Spring has sprung!

HOUSING
We do welcome the Special Housing Committee (currently made up of Craig Ferguson, Thomas Delker, Justin Spencer, and Nathaniel Mohatt,) who had a hand in defeating the sixty-six unit recovery housing project in Bohn Park,  but vow they will

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Hearing – check;

vision –check; blood pressure – check; balance – check; bone density – check; weight – whoa, wait what? “Well, okay if we have to, but I think that scale may weigh at little on the high side, plus I just ate some cookies over there after the blood draw so I wouldn’t faint.”

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Bird Banding Soars Into Audubon Nature Center

In the month of May, visitors to the Audubon Nature Center (located at 11280 South Waterton Road) have the unique opportunity to watch research in action while seeing warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers, thrushes, and other songbirds at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory’s bird banding station. 

“The bird banding station is unlike any other encounter with wildlife that I have experienced in my career” according to Community Outreach Coordinator, Kate Hogan. “To have this unique and personal encounter with wild song birds is an

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Eighteen Years And Counting!

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

Some of you might know the story of Oskar Blues’ beginnings in little ole Lyons, Colorado, and my part in it. Right there on the north end of the building there used to be a Subway sandwich shop where we now have our newly renovated party room. I would periodically stop in there to get one of their awful breakfast sandwiches on my way to work in Boulder. It was the beginning of 1997 when I noticed a sign in the window next to the Subway of a coming Blues bar and restaurant. So having started the Colorado Blues Society in 1995 the sign got my attention.

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DeCoster Featured Artist At The Cup

Creativity and family have been the key pistons of Cathleen “Chrystal” DeCoster’s life. To her, like the moving internal components of an engine that cause other parts of an engine to engage, art is a driving force in the world. Inspirations come to her through drinking in the brilliance of moments, contemplation invited by

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