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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BoCo Worthy Cause Funding Now Available

Nonprofit human service agencies and housing authorities in Boulder County may now apply for capital funds through Boulder County’s 2016 Worthy Cause pool.

The Worthy Cause Request for Funding application for 2016 pool funding is available on the Boulder County website ( Applications must be submitted through Boulder County’s online application system by 4:30 p.m. on June 19.

During the 2008 General Election, Boulder County voters approved an extension of the 0.05 percent Worthy Cause sales tax

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Name A Congressional Bill

United States House of Representative Jared Polis wants the public’s help. Polis says, “We’re getting ready to introduce an important wilderness protection bill in a couple weeks, and we want to give you an opportunity to choose the name. Our bill would continue Colorado’s strong legacy of preserving our beautiful public lands for future generations by protecting additional areas in the White River National Forest– areas­­ ­that we all enjoy and that are huge job-creators for our mountain communities.”

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Some Seasonal Raptor Closures Lifted

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department last week lifted seasonal raptor closures in three locations along the city’s mountain backdrop. The areas where OSMP lifted closures are: The Box/Back Porch; The Wings; and Shadow Canyon. The Matron area remains closed.

Cliffs on the city’s open space provide high-quality nesting habitat for local raptors, including peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and golden eagles. OSMP lifted closures in the three locations after staff and volunteers did not observe nesting

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BoCo Parks And Open Space Celebrates Forty Years

Boulder County is celebrating its fortieth anniversary throughout the year with multiple opportunities for public participation.
Organized “adventures” on county open space land began last week, and continue throughout the remainder of 2015. Residents can participate in any or all of the forty open space adventures. Some adventures require registration, so visit to sign up.

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Father’s Day Falcon Fest

Looking for a gift more exciting than a tie for Fathers’ Day? On Sunday, June 21, from 9 to 11 a.m., treat your dad, pop, father, or papa to a one-of-a-kind Fathers’ Day experience the whole family will enjoy at the Audubon Center at Chatfield (11280 Waterton Road, in Littleton CO).

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New & Improved BOT Speeds Through Meeting

By Joseph Lekarczyk
The Board of Trustees (BOT) held a retreat last weekend, and one of the main topics was, “how can we get through these agendas in a more timely manner?” Put all resolutions and first readings of ordinances on the consent agenda (items can still be pulled if questions discussions are warranted), was one suggestion, and putting a 10:30 p.m., cap on all meetings (at 10:25

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