The Science of Archaeology

The Occasional Curmudgeon by Gary L. Moore

A few years back, I was teaching an archaeological field school (at the Pigg Site, part of Lowery Ruins, in southwestern Colorado) for Colorado State University, mostly for inexperienced, undergraduate students. One of our gradual students (not enrolled in the field school) dropped by and was endeavoring to impress a couple of the female undergraduates. He was holding forth, telling the young ladies “all” about professional archaeology. It had been a long, hot day, and I must have been tired, but I had heard just about enough.

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Will Eagles Slow Recovery Efforts?

It was a pretty “vanilla” Board of Trustee (BOT) meeting Monday night. No ordinances to pass, one mandated public hearing with no speakes, a single resolution, and a special events permit to serve liquor at River Bend. Even the one item on the agenda that could have been riveting, a hearing by the Board of Ethics, became essentially a non-event when Trustee LaVern “Hillary” Johnson elected to “cop a plea,”  and admitted to sending an email to a Town staff member that contained some information

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BoCo Commissioners Seek Budget Input

The Board of County Commissioners is seeking public comment on their recommendations for the 2016 Boulder County Budget. A breakdown of the proposed budget by spending area will be presented by the Budget Office staff on Thursday, November 19 at 4 p.m., in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder.

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Thank You for Your Service

Dear Editor,
On behalf of the Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) and our local constituents, we want to publicly thank Emily Dusel for her service to our organization and our mission over the last two years. Emily has recently decided to step down from her position in order to spend more time with her family.

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Geography Awareness Week

Boulder County is hosting a Geospatial Summit in celebration of Geographic Awareness Week on Friday, November 20, in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room on the third floor of the Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder. The purpose Boulder County Geospatial Summit is to bring together people from business, academia, and government who have a presence in Boulder County and have an interest in the geospatial technology, GIS, geography and cartography.

Sessions run from 10 a.m.

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Heil Ranch Prescribed Burn Officially Out

On October 28, the Boulder County Fire Management Program and Boulder County Parks and Open Space safely and effectively reintroduced prescribed fire to approximately twenty-two acres of a ponderosa/grass ecosystem at Heil Valley Ranch. Approximately seventy firefighters from fifteen local fire protection districts and agencies provided resources for the project. Fire

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“Snow Much Fun”

The public is invited to attend the Boulder holiday light show “Snow Much Fun” in Central Park located at 1236 Canyon Boulevard (near the Bandshell). The park will be illuminated for the first time with more than 200,000 LED lights. The lights will be on display from November 17 through January 3, from 5 to 11 p.m. daily.

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