Published on Thursday, November 21 2013 12:14
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
Published on Thursday, November 21 2013 12:05
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
Published on Thursday, July 04 2013 05:16
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.
Published on Monday, June 24 2013 02:24
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:
Published on Thursday, April 11 2013 02:22
Local, state, and federal land-management agencies, to include the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Boulder County, City of Boulder, and City of Longmont are partnering to develop a long‐term, multi‐agency master plan for a network of access points and travel corridors for non‐motorized users in the foothills and mountains of Boulder County.
Published on Friday, March 22 2013 06:22
Enforcement of the smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall will begin on Monday, April 1, as “No Smoking” signs will be installed on the historic Pearl Street Mall during the last week of March.
The ordinance banning smoking on the Pearl Street Mall went into effect on Jan. 18, 2013. The ordinance bans all smoking between 11th and 15th streets on the Pearl Street Mall, and on the lawn of the Boulder County Courthouse. The maximum penalty for a first or second offense within two years is a fine of $500; a third and subsequent conviction within two years triggers the general penalty provision of a maximum $1,000 fine and/or maximum of 90 days in jail.
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 09:11
When people hear reports of mountain lion sightings, they naturally assume the incident must have been in the backcountry. Recent reports of mountain lion activity in populated areas, however, reinforce the fact that mountain lions can be present just about anywhere in Colorado – including cities and towns.
Over the past few weeks, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officers responded to reports along the southern Front Range involving mountain lions killing deer near people’s homes. "We remove the deer carcasses and advise the residents to remain vigilant for the next few days in case the cat returns," said Colorado
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 06:39
In order to better serve the community, the monthly distribution hours for the Allenspark Community Cupboard have been changed. The next distribution will take place this Thursday, March 21, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at The Old Gallery, 14863 Highway 7, next to the Allenspark fire Station One. For those who are not able to pick up on that day and time, The Old Gallery is also open on weekends, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Folks can also request delivery by calling (303) 747-2089. Volunteers are always needed, as are donations of non-perishable foods and personal items like: shampoo, soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc. Please call the number above for more information.
Published on Thursday, September 13 2012 08:04