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Energy Assistance Now Available

As energy costs continue to rise, help is available for Boulder County residents who struggle to pay their winter heating bills. LEAP, the Low-income Energy Assistance Program, is accepting applications now through April 30, 2014.

LEAP assists low-income residents with covering the costs of heating their homes. The program is designed to pay the highest benefit to households with the highest heating costs. Income criteria apply, including a limit of 150% of the Federal Poverty Level

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Gift Giving For The Holiday

With the holidays approaching, Boulder County programs that work with low-income families are once again reaching out to local residents and businesses in hopes of making the holidays a little brighter for families in need. These programs are greatly appreciated by the people who participate in them, and Boulder County encourages members of the community to join in the

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Disposable Bag Fee In Boulder

Beginning Monday, July 1, all disposable plastic and paper checkout bags at grocery stores in Boulder will cost ten cents each. The bag fee does not apply to bags used inside stores for items such as produce, bulk food, or meat and fish, and does not apply to pharmacy prescriptions or newspapers.

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Many Electronics will be Prohibited from Trash Bins Starting July 1

Effective July 1, Boulder County residents can no longer place computers and many other types of electronics at the curb, or in waste bins, for collection and disposal. The Electronic Recycling Jobs Act, signed by Governor Hickenlooper in April of 2012, intends many benefits for the state including job creation through material recovery, diversion of hazardous material from landfills and reduction of energy and raw material resource demands from mining and manufacturing.

Banned devices include:

Lionel Young & Friends at The Old Gallery

The September Artists of the Month at The Old Gallery in Allenspark are Vicki Dyas, a gourd artist, and Joyanne Matthes, a stained glass artist.

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Valmont Dog Park Reopens August 24

Valmont Dog Park, located at 5325 Valmont Road, will reopen to the public this Friday, Aug. 24, after being closed since early May for major renovations and improvements.

Valmont Dog Park improvements included widening the parking lot access, putting in a new entry plaza, fencing, surfacing, landscaping and water hydrants.  A portion of the new park will also include

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National Megan’s Law Helpline & Sex Offender Registration Tips Program

The National Megan’s Law Helpline (888) ASK-PFML (888) 275-7365, is available to provide support to communities: on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and

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What Did You Do Today? Girl Scouts of Colorado Seeks Volunteers

As a volunteer, you'll add meaningful days to girls' lives and to your own. Tackle everything from global warming to election reform. Travel to incredible places. Share your personal passions and create experiences together you'll never forget.

Adults can volunteer to lead a troop through their Girl Scout leadership experience or assist whenever it’s convenient with their schedule at events, camps or in the office. Both men and women aged 18 and older are invited to help. Adult volunteers gain

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day by Volunteering on September 24

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Boulder County Parks and Open  Space is offering several volunteer projects at varying levels of difficulty. It is a good day to enjoy being outside while helping improve the open spaces we enjoy.

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