Boulder County

Adults Needed For Youth Corps Team Leaders

The Boulder County Youth Corps is hiring adults to be team leaders. The positions are open until filled. The Youth Corps will employ teenagers to work on a variety of community service projects and is looking for team leaders to train, supervise and evaluate the teens.
Team leaders will be employed from June 4, through August 8, and will work up to forty hours per week, Monday through Friday.

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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:

Mountain Trails Master Plan Initiative

Local, state, and federal land-management agencies, to include the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Boulder County, City of Boulder, and City of Longmont are partnering to develop a long‐term, multi‐agency master plan for a network of access points and travel corridors for non‐motorized users in the foothills and mountains of Boulder County.

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Lionel Young & Friends at The Old Gallery

The September Artists of the Month at The Old Gallery in Allenspark are Vicki Dyas, a gourd artist, and Joyanne Matthes, a stained glass artist.

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Valmont Dog Park Reopens August 24

Valmont Dog Park, located at 5325 Valmont Road, will reopen to the public this Friday, Aug. 24, after being closed since early May for major renovations and improvements.

Valmont Dog Park improvements included widening the parking lot access, putting in a new entry plaza, fencing, surfacing, landscaping and water hydrants.  A portion of the new park will also include

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