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Boulder County Issues Floodplain Management Plan Annual Report

The Boulder County Transportation Department, as a required function of its participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System, has issued its annual progress report for the Floodplain Management Plan.
The report, entitled “Boulder County 2013 Floodplain Management Activities Summary and Update,” may

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CDOT receives a $1.6 Million Grant

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today welcomed the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) announcement that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will receive a $1,656,401 grant to help restore the Great Western Railway that was devastated by severe flooding last September.
Both Senator Bennet and Senator Udall sent letters to FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo in support of

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Mayor Day of Recognition

On March 31, seven Boulder County mayors will gather in Lyons to commemorate the second Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. These mayors will join over eight hundred mayors from across the country to highlight the impact of

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Eco Pass Study Results

After more than six months of work, Boulder County and the City of Boulder are excited to release the results of the Community-wide Eco Pass Feasibility Study (Lyons is one of the communities that enjoys such a pass). The study is available for review at and Study Result FAQs are available at

For decades the city and county have used Eco Pass programs to reduce vehicle trips and increase personal mobility in the community. Recently, several community-based Eco Pass programs have been successful at increasing the number of residents that have an Eco Pass.

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Open Space Implements Raptor Closures

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department instituted seasonal closures Saturday, February 1, to protect area raptors. The closures, which protect peregrine falcons, prairie falcons, and golden eagles raising their young in nests located along Boulder’s mountain backdrop will be in effect from February 1,

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Energy Assistance Now Available

As energy costs continue to rise, help is available for Boulder County residents who struggle to pay their winter heating bills. LEAP, the Low-income Energy Assistance Program, is accepting applications now through April 30, 2014.

LEAP assists low-income residents with covering the costs of heating their homes. The program is designed to pay the highest benefit to households with the highest heating costs. Income criteria apply, including a limit of 150% of the Federal Poverty Level

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Gift Giving For The Holiday

With the holidays approaching, Boulder County programs that work with low-income families are once again reaching out to local residents and businesses in hopes of making the holidays a little brighter for families in need. These programs are greatly appreciated by the people who participate in them, and Boulder County encourages members of the community to join in the

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Disposable Bag Fee In Boulder

Beginning Monday, July 1, all disposable plastic and paper checkout bags at grocery stores in Boulder will cost ten cents each. The bag fee does not apply to bags used inside stores for items such as produce, bulk food, or meat and fish, and does not apply to pharmacy prescriptions or newspapers.

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Many Electronics will be Prohibited from Trash Bins Starting July 1

Effective July 1, Boulder County residents can no longer place computers and many other types of electronics at the curb, or in waste bins, for collection and disposal. The Electronic Recycling Jobs Act, signed by Governor Hickenlooper in April of 2012, intends many benefits for the state including job creation through material recovery, diversion of hazardous material from landfills and reduction of energy and raw material resource demands from mining and manufacturing.

Banned devices include:

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