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longmont city council to consider daca support resolution

longmont's city council on tuesday night will consider urging president donald trump's administration to keep the deferred action for childhood arrivals in place.a resolution proposed for council consideration would further call on trump and congress — including longmont's congressional delegation, u.s. rep. ken buck and sens. michael bennet and cory gardner — "to demonstrate your commitment to the american economy and the ideals of our nation by continuing daca until congress modernizes our immigration system and provides a more permanent form of relief for these individuals."on sept. 5, trump announced his decision to phase out the five-year-old program that has protected undocumented immigrants from deportation if they entered...




how nfl teams are reacting to trump's remarks about pro football

click photo to enlargejacksonville jaguar players show their protest during the national anthem during the nfl international series match between baltimore ravens and jacksonville jaguars at wembley stadium on sept. 24, 2017 in london, england.a roundup of the social media comments, and national anthem protests and shows of unity across the nfl on sunday:former nfl commissioner paul tagliabuearizona cardinalsatlanta falconsbaltimore ravens8:15 a.m.advertisementbaltimore ravens owner steve bisciotti says he "100 percent" supports his players' decision to kneel during the national anthem ahead of sunday's game against the jacksonville jaguars at wembley.at least seven ravens players and more than a dozen jaguars players took a knee during ...




boulder weighs changes to rules on accessory dwelling units

it's not illegal to establish an accessory dwelling unit in boulder, but it's not easy.in coming months, the city council will look to change that, though it's unclear how aggressive they're willing to be, given the necessary expense of what several council members called "political capital" for a policy change that would, among other impacts, promote greater density in neighborhoods.under the city's current policy, adopted in 2012, anyone looking to set up such a unit — commonly known as an adu, or an oau, in the case of what boulder calls "owner's accessory units" — must clear a series of hurdles that can be very restrictive.for one, no more than 10 percent of properties within a 300-foot radius can have an adu. so, if someone...




boulder county leaders to convene affordable housing summit

if you gowhat: elected officials from boulder county's cities and towns and the board of council commissioners will meet to discuss the possibility of a regional approach to addressing the countywide affordable housing shortage.when: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. fridaywhere: xilinx summit retreat center, 3100 logic drive, longmont members of boulder county's city councils, town boards and board of county commissioners and their staffs are to assemble in longmont on friday morning for three hours of discussions about whether a collaborative approach could increase their constituents' access to affordable-housing opportunities.that "affordable housing summit," according to the boulder county regional housing partnership group that's been promoting...




official says at 8 wounded in tennessee church shooting

nashville, tenn. - authorities in tennessee say eight people were injured in a shooting at a church in the nashville area. nashville fire department spokesman joseph pleasant tells the tennessean newspaper that the wounded were being transported to vanderbilt medical center. the nature of the injuries weren't immediately known. a dispatcher quoted by the newspaper said that the scene was still "active" at the burnette chapel church o...




boulder county history: lynn wolfe, cu professor and artist, turns 100

carol taylor boulder county history these days, lynn wolfe is putting housework aside for spending time in his studio. he's finishing up a large wolf sculpture to be cast in bronze and given to the university of colorado, and then he needs to get back to his painting.at 100 years old, his priorities are in order.a brunch in honor of wolfe's centennial was held the day before his recent birthday on one of the shady terraces at his boulder home. "i'm pretty confident that i'll make it to 100," wolfe quipped. he did.the cu art department recently held an exhibition of his work, which featured art in wood, metal, bronze, watercolor, acrylic and oil, in genres from self-portraits to striking abstract modernism, reflecting a lifetime of creativ...




at cu boulder, teaching tech companies, researchers how to handle big data ethically

what is pervade?it stands for pervasive data ethics for computational research. it's a new research project funded with a $3 million national science foundation grant that spans six institutions, including cu boulder. the idea is to examine how big data is gathered and used by tech companies and researchers and to develop guidelines for insuring people's personal data isn't mishandled even as tech companies use it to create new products.the team includes researchers who are experts in computational science, research ethics, data practices, law and policy, health information, social computing, qualitative and quantitative research methods and data privacy.participants:dr. katie shilton - college of information studies at the university of m...




how a louisville firm is helping clients get iras off wall street and into things they know

nearly 15 years after she co-founded her louisville company, new direction ira, catherine wynne still finds herself explaining what, exactly, it does."people still don't know you can do this," wynne said. "when they hear what we do, either they don't get it at all or they file it away in the back of their mind and someday, they remember it."what new direction does is provide custodial services for individual retirement accounts, or iras, that want to invest in something other than the stock market. overseen by the internal revenue service (irs), all iras must be held by a licensed bank, credit union, trust company or a non-bank entity and adhere to strict regulations.most iras are funneled into the stock market, for which a whole industry...




confederate flag raised at denver high school football game leads to injuries, principal says

a confederate flag flown during a high school football game touched off tense conflict on and off the field friday night and three players from manual high school were injured, the principal said in a community letter saturday.players from manual also told coaches that students on the visiting team, weld central high school, taunted them with racial slurs during tackles, according to principal nick dawkins' letter.weld central, in keenesburg about 40 miles northeast of denver, has a rebel as a mascot. the team displayed the confederate flag during the first quarter of the game, offending players from the denver high school, dawkins said. weld central removed the flag at manual high's request."what occurred is extremely concerning and i...




u.s. 287 backdrop for 4 of 19 fatal boulder county crashes in 2017

if nick wash could avoid driving down u.s. 287, he would. as a new dad in longmont, walsh said he thinks often about the safety of the roadway his family travels daily, and where he's heard of and seen what seems like a high number of fatal and serious crashes."it's been in our minds a lot, but we don't know if there's anything that will be done or can be done," said walsh, who grew up in longmont and now lives near the highway.fatal and serious crashes on major thoroughfares tend to stand out in people's minds, and u.s. 287 is no exception. the section of highway stretching from the north end of longmont to the south end of lafayette carries the reputation that it's risky and dangerous.the straight highway is two lanes in both directi...




boulder police place city on accident alert

print   email   font resizeposted:   09/23/2017 04:41:34 pm mdtupdated:   09/23/2017 04:43:58 pm mdtboulder police have placed the city on accident alert as of about 4:40 p.m. on saturday. anyone involved in a prope...




advocates want to see denver-longmont rail service back on track

a group of passionate longmont and boulder county residents and speakers from a variety of organizations gathered at a meeting hosted by the colorado rail passenger association in boulder on saturday morning united by the question: why is there still no passenger train connecting longmont, boulder and denver, more than a a decade after it was voted upon?colorail is a volunteer-based organization founded in 1989 by railway activists and commissioners critical to saving denver's union station. it is at the frontline of the push for colorado to improve its transit systems, with three primary goals: saving the amtrak southwest chief, sustaining and improving the ski train service to winter park; and, most importantly, pushing the cause of pas...




nederland could see first snow of the season tonight

nederland could see its first snow of the fall season on saturday night as the national weater service is predicting that a storm system in the great basin could snow bring as far down as 8,000 feet. nws hydrologist treste huse said that the temperature in nederland dropped into the high 30s as of about 5:30 p.m. on saturday, and the town could see a mix of rain and snow heading into saturday night and sunday morning. she said the heaviest precipitation is likely t...




boulder says municipalization ruling adds $23m in city costs

following the issuance of a written order from regulators who presided over boulder's application to separate from xcel energy to form a municipal electric utility, the city issued a statement that the order did not appear to "significantly" alter the cost of municipalization.in an interview friday, kathy haddock, a senior assistant city attorney, clarified that boulder expects the order to add $23 million in costs."it definitely is a significant cost, but we also are looking at significance in relationship to how the funding works," haddock said, explaining the city's post-order statement, "and it's not something that increases the cost of providing services, because it will be paid for by bonds that are issued over time."that $23 m...




longmont council to consider pot-shops ordinance

if you gowhat: longmont city council to consider initial vote on ordinance that would allow up to four businesses to sell recreational marijuana and marijuana products inside the city limitswhen: the ordinance is on the agenda of a regular council meeting that's to start at 7 p.m tuesdaywhere: civic center council chambers, 350 kimbark st., longmontfurther information: the full council agenda, including the staff's memo about and language of the proposed ordinance that would allow and regulate marijuana stores, can be viewed through a link at tinyurl.com/yc52lz9clongmont would lift its years-old pot-shops ban and allow up to four businesses to sell marijuana and marijuana products, under an ordinance up for an initial city council vote on ...




at cu boulder, and nationwide, a new project seeks to teach tech companies,researchers how to handle big data ethically

what is pervade?it stands for pervasive data ethics for computational research. it's a new research project funded with a $3 million national science foundation grant that spans six institutions, including cu boulder. the idea is to examine how big data is gathered and used by tech companies and researchers and to develop guidelines for insuring people's personal data isn't mishandled even as tech companies use it to create new products.the team includes researchers who are experts in computational science, research ethics, data practices, law and policy, health information, social computing, qualitative and quantitative research methods and data privacy.participants:dr. katie shilton - college of information studies at the university of m...




roger goodell, nflpa, players respond to trump's remarks about anthem protests

hours after president donald trump called for nfl owners to fire “son of a b****" national anthem protesters, urged fans to walk out of games if players protest and ridiculed the league's hitting rules, the nfl players association, commissioner roger goodell and dozens retired and active players responded."whether or not roger and the owners will speak for themselves about their views on player rights and their commitment to player safety remains to be seen," demaurice smith, the union's executive director, tweeted early saturday."this union, however, will never back down when it comes to protecting the constitutional rights of our players as citizens as well as their safety as men who compete in a game that exposes them to great r...




woman accused of stealing money from incapacitated brother in longmont pleads to theft

dianne fitzsimons a woman accused of spending more than $800,000 of her brother's money on out-of-state travel and a college fund for her own grandchildren pleaded guilty in boulder county district court on friday to felony theft from an at-risk person. dianne fitzsimons, 77, also was also sentenced on friday to a four-year deferred sentence. she also pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor theft for which she received four years of probation, according to boulder county deputy district attorney jane walsh. walsh said fitzsimons was also ordered to pay back $500,000 of the money and made ...




proposed $316.3m longmont budget up for tuesday night public hearing

if you go: longmont city council budget hearingwhat: longmont's city council will hold a public hearing on the city staff's proposed $316.3 million 2018 operating budget and proposed 2018-2022 capital improvement programwhen: the hearing is an agenda item for the council meeting that is to start at 7 p.m. tuesdaywhere: civic center council chambers, 350 kimbark st., longmontfurther information: the operating budget and the five-year capital improvement program the staff initially proposed on aug. 29 can be viewed at tinyurl.com/y9dn9jy5. city staff memos for budget presentations during council meetings in the weeks since then, can be viewed through links on the council's agendas website, tinyurl.com/yc52lz9c, longmont residents on tuesday ...




fermented friday: oskar blues boulder party

lucky for oskar blues, world of beer couldn't pay its rent. neither can we, no judgement here. but since since the florida chain's eviction from 921 pearl street, longmont--headquartered oskar blues has moved in and is throwing its grand opening party tonight. right now, actually. the party starts at 4 p.m. and will feature food and drink specials, two gin barrel-aged specialty beer tappings and live tunes from the tyler grand duo from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the pearl street location officially opened sept. 11 (is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily) and features 20-plus taps and a kitchen modeled on the original lyons location. irmagerdif you want to feel better about yourself, all you have to do is buy a beer or 12. through oct. 13, the post brewing c...