Ahead of primary election, candidates for Boulder County commissioner are about evenly matched in campaign cash

The race for Boulder County commissioner is shaping up to be competitive, at least according to one metric. Both Democratic candidates have raised about equal amounts of cash ahead of the June 28 primary, the latest campaign finance reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State show.  The two candidates seeking a spot on the […]

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Boulder’s gun laws are now among the most restrictive in Colorado

The Boulder City Council on Tuesday, June 7, unanimously passed a package of gun laws that are among the strictest in Colorado, capping off a nearly year-long effort to enact stronger protections against gun violence following the King Soopers shooting in South Boulder.  “Gun violence continues to escalate in a maddening trend upward that is […]

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Why is the Town of Superior allowing Marshall Fire survivors to opt out of its residential sprinkler requirement?

Superior Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Lacis struggled to decide whether to support an ordinance exempting Marshall Fire survivors who are rebuilding their homes from the town’s residential sprinkler requirement during last week’s town board meeting on May 23. “The nightmare scenario I was wrestling with — and I know a number of my fellow board members […]

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A personal trainer for fire mitigation: Wildfire Partners helps homeowners address unique challenges to protect themselves and their neighbors before the next blaze strikes

When someone mentions a home lost to wildfire, you might imagine flames stalking through the forest like a puma before leaping to engulf the structure. But in reality, houses often catch fire due to a “blizzard of embers” raining down from above, carried on a wind determined to spread chaos. “You can get thousands of […]

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City of Boulder seeks to redevelop a mobile home park without pricing out its residents. As builders break ground, some remain skeptical.

Kathy Schlereth, 67, who lives in the Ponderosa mobile home park in North Boulder, stood watching a backhoe claw out the foundation for a proposed triplex across her street. She’s used to watching hang gliders soar above the mountains from this vantage, not the churn of construction machinery.  “I’m still not happy about them building […]

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How close is Boulder to providing a guaranteed income program?

A program to offer a steady stream of monthly income for people struggling to make ends meet could be on the horizon in Boulder. The project would give low-income residents $500 every month, with no conditions or restrictions.  There’s currently no funding to run the program, but city staff are asking the council to approve […]

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After two of its teenage dancers were displaced by the Marshall Fire, a Louisville dance company closes a tumultuous season with one last performance at the Dairy Arts Center

Louisville teenager Abby Zuccaro was in Maine with her family for the holidays when she learned that her home had been lost in the Marshall Fire. As the shocked 15-year-old absorbed the news over the coming hours and days, wondering what remained of her old life back home in Boulder County, one question cut deep: […]

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Cultural Caravan connects local musicians, businesses and nonprofits with scaled-back performances for everyday audiences

Imagine sitting on the patio of a Pearl Street restaurant, enjoying a meal and the warm late spring weather when, suddenly, you hear a beautiful sound. A couple of musicians with stringed instruments have set up a few yards away and begin to play a slow, melodic song, crafting a soundtrack to your dining experience.   […]

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Boulder councilmembers critical of the city’s camping ban remain quiet on lawsuit challenging it

Members of the Boulder City Council have said little publicly in response to last week’s lawsuit seeking to halt enforcement of the city’s controversial camping ban — even councilmembers who fiercely campaigned against it last year.  Most are not commenting on the suit due to the pending litigation. But that some of the policy’s staunchest […]

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ACLU of Colorado sues City of Boulder over camping ban that mostly affects people experiencing homelessness

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is suing the City of Boulder to halt enforcement of the city’s controversial camping ban, a decades-old law allowing police officers to ticket homeless people for sleeping in public spaces.  In a lawsuit filed in the Boulder County District Court on Thursday, May 26, attorneys argued the city’s […]

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