Correction - "Airing Grievances"

In last week’s edition in the article titled “Airing Grievances” in the last paragraph, I stated that, “a visibly shaken Trustee Connie Sullivan and Trustee Dawn Weller apologized to the gathering on their personal shortfalls for not having kept up with the problems these folks had experienced.” That sentiment should have been attributed to Trustee Weller alone.

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Clarifier Dedication & Ribbon Cutting

By LaVern Johnson
Scores of people, some from as far away as Illinois, were on hand Saturday afternoon for the MOSAIC: Clarifier Project dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. There was even one distinguished gentleman from Denver, Governor John Hickenlooper who braved the relentless sun to attend and be part of the festivities.

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Mayor Enjoys Junket

Mayor John O’Brien was in our nation’s capital Monday evening trying to straighten out the mess that is our federal government. Actually, he was giving a presentation on resiliency, so Mayor Pro-Tem Connie Sullivan wielded the gavel at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting in his stead. In a pre-meeting workshop the Trustees received a presentation from CU-Denver students on municipal campus design concepts (ideas for public works/town hall facilities), and they also had a

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Airing Grievances

As the two-year anniversary of the September 2013 flood quickly approaches, a group of Confluence Area residents had originally scheduled a neighborhood meeting at one of their residences, and invited a Town of Lyons Trustee or two to attend so that the residents’ complaints and issues concerning the permitting process for rebuilding their homes could be addressed and validated. Trustee Dan Greenberg, himself a former Confluence resident/landowner and unofficial contact

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Meet the Boulder Office of Emergency Management

By Emily Gubler
This week I spoke with Marcelo Ferreira, the Emergency Management Coordinator with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM), who helped me understand how the OEM helps coordinate disaster response and recovery efforts.

Marcelo started by explaining that the definition of disaster management is much broader than only the actual event. It includes pre- and post-disaster activities.

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