How Do You Feel About Drones?

The Boulder County Parks and Open Space department is proposing a policy that would allow limited use of unmanned aircraft systems for scientific research and operational monitoring on open space.

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Wildfire Partners Receives Million Dollar Grant

Wildfire Partners, a voluntary program for Boulder County homeowners who want to prepare for wildfire, has been awarded $1.125 million by FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Launched in 2014, Wildfire Partners provides technical and financial assistance to homeowners and increases the insurability of participating homes.

Boulder County’s Parks and Open Space program also received HMGP grant funding that will support increasing defensible space around historic structures on various Parks and Open Space properties and a fuels reduction project on Betasso Open Space.

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Burglary/Assault Suspect Apprehended

On Friday, July 17, Boulder Communications received a 911 call from a residence in the town of Lyons. The caller said a neighbor had come to their door saying she needed help because someone had broken into her residence and attempted to rape her.

When officers arrived they found signs of a struggle in the bedroom. The victim said she woke up to at approximately 4 a.m., with an unknown man on top of her. She fought with him, biting his finger,

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West Nile Virus In Boulder

Boulder County Public Health officials have confirmed that mosquitoes in a mosquito pool in Boulder have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The positive pool came from traps located at the city of Boulder: Stazio Ballfield and Christensen Park. Positive mosquito pools have been confirmed in five other Colorado counties this year: Denver, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo and Weld counties.

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Boulder County Housing Assistance Program Moving To Lottery System

On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 16 and 17, Boulder County will accept applications for distribution of available Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers for the first time since 2008. These vouchers provide rental assistance to qualified low-income households to help them obtain safe, decent, and affordable housing. The program currently serves close to seven hundred and twenty low-income households in Boulder County. It is anticipated

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Input Needed From BoCo Voters

The Boulder County Elections Division is conducting outreach to ask all local voters where they believe Voter Service and Polling Centers should be located, as well as where to place any additional twenty-four hour mail ballot drop boxes. To capture resident input, the Elections Division has designed an online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BoulderCountyVotes). Survey

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Increased Enforcement Of Off-leash Regulations

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will increase enforcement of new Voice and Sight Tag Program changes that went into effect on Jan. 1. The changes require off-leash dogs to visibly display current blue Voice and Sight Tags, which demonstrate their guardians have complied with new program requirements. Previously issued green tags are no longer valid.

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