BoCo Commissioners Consider 2016 Budget Requests

The Boulder County Commissioners will hold public hearings throughout the month of October to consider 2016 budget requests from county departments and elected offices. Members of the public are invited to comment after each department head’s or elected official’s budget presentation at the following budget hearings:*

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Tour Of Homes Showcases Wildfire Mitigation Work

Many Boulder County homeowners have been working extremely hard to help prepare for future wildfire and create more resilient communities as part of the new Wildfire Partners program. On Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wildfire Partners is inviting interested neighbors and community members to come see mitigation work as part of the inaugural Wildfire Partners Tour of Homes.

The Wildfire Partners Tour of Homes is an opportunity for people to visit Wildfire Partners properties in their community and check out practical

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Fire Ban For Western Boulder County Rescinded

At 10 a.m., on Monday, October 5, Sheriff Joe Pelle rescinded the fire ban that had been in effect since September 22, for western Boulder County.
The current weather pattern and predicted future weather conditions have offered relief to the warm, dry September. Both short and long term forecast models indicate a return to normal fall weather conditions. In addition, local fuels and fire conditions are stabilizing back to normal

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Prescribed Burns Rescheduled

Boulder County Parks and Open Space will be conducting a 75-acre Nighthawk prescribed burn at Hall Ranch, between October 12 and 16, as well as two burns between October 26 and 31: the 270-acre Wapiti 2 Burn at Heil Valley Ranch, and the 22-acre Overlook burn at Heil Valley Ranch. All burns are contingent upon active fire bans and suitable conditions. More information, including maps of the burns sites and updated alerts, can be found at www.townoflyons.

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Tip-Toe To The Line

The Board of Trustees (BOT) received some interesting affordable housing news on a couple of fronts at Monday nights’ meeting. But before we get to the possible “good news,” we have to report on some “bad news.” Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Nick Greenberg of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office reported that in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 30, there had been an attempted burglary at the Lyons Laundromat. Someone tried to jimmy open the change machine. Later on Wednesday evening, “deputies responded to a suspicious couple who

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Bat Closure Lifted

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department has lifted a seasonal closure that protected imperiled bats. The lifting of this seasonal closure allows climbers to now access the following areas: the east face of the Hand, the standard route on the Finger Flatiron and all of Shark’s Fin.

No designated trails were closed as part of this wildlife closure, which protected a maternity colony of Townsend’s Big-eared bats, a species of special concern in Colorado.

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2015 Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is Coming

Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis!

 Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others!

 Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5K (Chip

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