Published on Thursday, November 26 2015 13:01
Nearly 100% of Coloradans live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including wildfires and severe flooding according to new interactive map using data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts, and Colorado is no exception.
“We used to think of climate change as a problem that would happen someday, somewhere,” said Anna McDevitt, with Environment Colorado. “But as this map helps demonstrate,
Published on Thursday, November 26 2015 12:53
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), a program of Mental Health Partners, announces the “2015 Brave, Bold, and Beautiful” event featuring New York Times best-selling author, Rosalind Wiseman on Thursday, December 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in the Glenn Miller Ballroom in the University Memorial Center (1669 Euclid Avenue) in Boulder. The evening features inspirational speakers, an award presentation, entertainment by Cloud 9 String Quartet, appetizers, and beverages. MESA will honor the individuals responsible for restarting
Published on Thursday, November 19 2015 14:00
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.
Published on Thursday, November 26 2015 12:23
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.
Published on Thursday, November 19 2015 13:55
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
Published on Thursday, November 19 2015 14:08
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
Published on Thursday, November 19 2015 13:45
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.