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no plans to relocate bear family frequenting area near boulder school

flatirons elementary was once again put on lockout due to a family of bears sleeping in the area.the boulder valley school district tweeted at 8:18 a.m. wednesday that the school planned to remain on lockout for the remainder of the day. during a lockout, children are kept inside but learning activities go on as scheduled.this is the third time in two weeks the school, located at 1150 seventh st., has been placed on lockout due to bears. a mother and her cubs caused a lockout on sept. 14 and sept. 10.there are no plans to relocate the bears as of now, according to jason clay, a spokesman for the colorado parks and wildlife. volunteer bear-sitters watched the bears ...




cu boulder graduate students receive first paychecks at least week late

when alex lloyd's paycheck didn't arrive on time, she had to ask for help to pay her rent and missed another payment deadline.lloyd is a fourth-year philosophy doctoral student at the university of colorado, and this semester she is teaching two sections of an undergraduate philosophy writing class in addition to her course work. her first paycheck for her work as an instructor, about $1,320, was due aug. 31 but didn't arrive until sept. 7.she asked her boyfriend to pay the $1,400 rent for their boulder apartment. also, because she had no paycheck from which to take the first installment, she missed the deadline to sign up for a university payment plan that would have allowed her to pay more than $1,000 in fees throughout the semester, ra...




lafayette, rocky mountain fire protection district take first step toward fire authority merger

a resolution sanctioned by lafayette's city council enacting an intergovernmental agreement between its fire department and the rocky mountain fire protection district might be the first step toward the eventual creation of a fire authority.the agreement — approved monday for a preliminary partnership that will last through 2020 — allows the sharing of personnel and equipment with rocky mountain fire, or, as city administrator gary klaphake said, the "low hanging" fruit of a potential total merger sometime in the future.officials say the deal does not guarantee the future creation of a joint authority: "it's a short-term fix to be efficient," klaphake said. "we can cancel it and get rid of it - it's all kind of reversible."the (agr...




new songwriter podcast to serenade longmont, unplugged

musician kyle donovan kicks off his inaugural the songwriter hour on thursday at still cellars. (courtesy photo)if you gowhat: the songwriter hourwhen: 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show thursdaywhere: still cellars, 1115 colorado ave., suite c, longmontcost: $15more info:thesongwriterhour.comin the '90s,"mtv unplugged" sanded down the concert experience with intimate sets where electric guitars were swapped out for acoustic ones and harsh spotlights traded in for a subtle glow. in between songs, artists candidly revealed details about the backstory of a tune.an inaugural monthly longmont concert series, the songwriter hour, will follow in the footsteps of the now-classic show. developed by colorado-based singer-songwriter kyle donovan, thi...




prosecutors asking for inked footprints from chris watts in triple-homicide investigation

prosecutors who have accused a frederick man of killing his pregnant wife and children are asking the court to order him to provide inked footprints, according to court documents filed tuesday.weld county district attorney michael rourke wrote in the motion that the colorado bureau of investigation has "developed possible bare foot impressions" from "items of evidence."the items of evidence are not described in the motion, but rourke does say they were collected at the scene where police found the bodies of 34-year-old shanann watts and her children, 4-year-old bella and 3-year-old celeste.christopher watts, 33, was arrested shortly after they were reported missing and is charged with five counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-...




new songwriter podcast to serenade longmont, unplugged

click photo to enlargemusician bonnie sims will be featured at tonight's "the songwriter hour."colorado singer-songwriter kyle donovan kicks off "the songwriter hour," a new intimate music experience, tonight at longmont's still cellars. (courtesy photo)if you gowhat: the songwriter hourwhen: 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show thursdaywhere: still cellars, 1115 colorado ave., suite c, longmontcost: $15more info:thesongwriterhour.comin the '90s,"mtv unplugged" sanded down the concert experience with intimate sets where electric guitars were swapped out for acoustic ones and harsh spotlights traded in for a subtle glow. in between songs, artists candidly revealed details about the backstory of a tune.musician jessica eppler will be featur...




man accused of filming girls at boulder library in custody at boulder county jail

boulder police have transferred the man accused of filming girls using the restroom at the boulder public library, shown here on surveillance video, from a state facility to the boulder county jail. (courtesy photo / boulder police department)boulder police have transferred the man accused of filming girls at the boulder public library from a state facility to the boulder county jail, according to spokeswoman shannon aulabaugh.john jiminez, 29, faces two charges of invasion of privacy for sexual ...




homeowners protesting boulder communications tower east of city

if you gowhat: board of county commissioners special use reviewwhen: 4 p.m. mondaywhere: boulder county courthouse, third floor hearing room, 1325 pearl st.the steady parade of commuters heading into work on arapahoe road wednesday morning were greeted by protesters bearing signs protesting plans by boulder for a 100-to-150-foot telecommunications tower on city-owned land they say would mar one of the area's most noted view corridors.one of those holding a sign was tania ertl, who lives nearby in the ridglea hill subdivision and said she would be able to see the tower from her home."all these people coming in get this view, but then there is going to be this big ugly eyesore right here," said ertl, the indian peaks looming in full panoram...




boulder valley's parent engagement network hosting opioid presentation

if you gowhat: opioid awareness community presentationwhen: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. wednesdaywhere: monarch high school, 329 campus drive, louisvillecost: freeregister:penbv.org/events/opioidsboulder's jw wilson would argue the current strategies to address the opioid epidemic addiction aren't the right ones.those include stopping the flow of drugs into the country, jailing dealers and users and talking to addicts to get them to get them to give up drugs."we're looking in the wrong place for answers," he said. "we have to look at what is driving someone to take drugs in the first place."his views come from both academic and personal experience. as the executive director of the learning code institute, he has studied the science behind addict...




colorado serial killer scott kimball killed, dismembered woman in westminster, local and federal agents suspect

local and federal agents investigating whether scott kimball killed as many as 21 people in colorado and across the west strongly suspect the serial killer fatally strangled and dismembered a woman in westminster in 2004, said dateline nbc correspondent keith morrison.federal and local agents have gathered circumstantial evidence linking kimball to the killing of 26-year-old catrina powell, said morrison, host of a dateline nbc program on kimball set to air friday.morrison said he believes investigators are just "making sure everything is ready before charges are filed."dateline's friday night broadcast will include profiles of kimball's colorado victims and interviews with fbi agent jonathan grusing and others who have worked more tha...




boulder's flatiron elementary on lockout again due to bears

flatirons elementary was once again put on lockout due to a family of bears sleeping in the area.the boulder valley school district tweeted at 8:18 a.m. wednesday that the school planned to remain on lockout for the remainder of the day. during a lockout, children are kept inside but learning activities go on as scheduled.this is the third time in two weeks the school, located at 1150 seventh st., has been placed on lockout due to bears. a mother and her cubs caused a lockout on sept. 14 and sept. 10.there are no plans to relocate the bears as of now, according to jason clay, a spokesman for the colorado parks and wildlife. volunteer bear-sitters watched the bears ...




boulder county farmers markets: it's a good week for a leek

market happenings: be sure to make boulder's wednesday night and lafayette's thursday night markets on the after-work agenda over the next two weeks, because they're beginning to wind down.for a little art inspiration, check out liveart night at the lafayette farmers market at 4 p.m. thursday, where boulder county farmers markets is collaborating on a live community art project with local artist matt doubek. come and participate, and see the finished piece on the market's last day of the season, sept. 27. also on thursday, visitors may see a few plein air artists speckled throughout the market.in season now: stocking the market now are apples, arugula, beets, basil, beef, bison, cantaloupe, carrots, chard, cheese, chicken, collard greens,...




prosecutors asking for inked footprints from chris watts in triple-homicide investigation

prosecutors who have accused a frederick man of killing his pregnant wife and children are asking the court to order him to provide inked footprints, according to court documents filed tuesday.weld county district attorney michael rourke wrote in the motion that the colorado bureau of investigation has "developed possible bare foot impressions" from "items of evidence."the items of evidence are not described in the motion, but rourke does say they were collected at the scene where police found the bodies of 34-year-old shanann watts and her children, 4-year-old bella and 3-year-old celeste.christopher watts, 33, was arrested shortly after they were reported missing and is charged with five counts of first-degree murder, one count of firs...




suspect in boulder county triple homicide gets new attorneys

a judge has allowed the defense attorneys for the suspect in a triple homicide to withdraw from the case due to a conflict of interest.garrett coughlin, 25, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder after deliberation, three counts of felony murder and one count of aggravated robbery in relation to a fatal shooting last april in coal creek canyon.the public defender's office, which had been representing coughlin, filed a motion last week to be removed from the case because it had uncovered a "witness conflict."boulder district judge judith labuda on wednesday granted the motion and allowed the public defender's office to withdraw from the case. labuda then appointed mary claire mulligan as alternate defense counsel.for now, cough...




'dateline' to air special on convicted boulder county serial murderer

scott lee kimball (handout / montana department of corrections)nbc's "dateline" on friday will air a special about scott kimball, the boulder county serial killer who murdered at least four people while working as an informant for the fbi in the early 2000s.the two-hour episode, titled "a deal with the devil," will air at 9 p.m. friday on nbc, according to a release from "dateline.""keith morrison reports on a notorious serial killer, nicknamed hannibal, who murdered several people while working as a confidential informant for the fbi," "dateline" nbc said in the release. "the two-hour broadcast tells the inside story of how he was ultimately caught."the show will include an interview with gary thatcher, a boulder district attorney...




man being transported to boulder detox facility found unresponsive in transport van

(matthew jonas / staff photographer)a man has been hospitalized in critical condition for almost two weeks after he was found unresponsive in a van being used to transport him to the detoxification center. according to a release from the boulder county sheriff's office, the 23-year-old man from new york - whose name is not being released - was picked up by two boulder county deputies after he was found intoxicated and "verbally belligerent" with officer at 9th street and canyon boulevard at 2:30 a.m. sept. 9. the deputies put the man into a marked sheriff's jail transport van and transported him to the addition recovery center on airport road near the boulder county jail. when the deputies arrived and went to remove the man, th...




boulder's flatiron elementary on lockout again due to bears

flatirons elementary once again is on lockout due to a family of bears sleeping in the area.the boulder valley school district tweeted at 8:18 a.m. today and said the plan is for the school to remain on lockout for the remainder of the day. during a lockout, children are kept inside but learning act...




boulder woman puts gun violence message where thousands can see

editor's note: this story has been updated to clarify the location of the billboard.rush hour commuters northbound on one of the area's most heavily traveled corridors on tuesday were greeted with a stark political message funded by one boulder woman who has run out of patience with what she sees as empty words offered in the face of a public safety crisis.in stark white letters on black background, the message posted by colo. 93 points out that more americans (1.4 million) have died in gun violence since 1970 than in all wars fought in u.s. history (1.3 million), and ends with the plea, "stop the thoughts and prayers."at the cost of about $3,000 for the first month, the grim note perched just south of the boulder-jefferson county line i...




high of 86 with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms in boulder

five-day forecast check out what weather is in store for the boulder county area herenational weather service see what the national weather service is predicting here24-hour satellite watch noaa's 24-hour satellite image herereal-time conditions see what boulder's weather is like now at the national center for atmospheric research hereafter a stretch of highs in the 90s, boulder should see temperatures begin to drop today according to the national ...




dairy center honors to hail local arts contributors in annual ceremony

editor's clarification: jerry aronson did not create cu's film production department as stated originally in the story, rather, "he was an important figure in establishing the film production tracks" (where aronson said he was hired in the 1970s) by helping to acquire cameras and editing machines, and by helping to design and set a curriculum, said ernesto r. acevedo-muñoz, professor and chair of cu's department of cinema studies & moving image arts.if you gowhat: dairy center honorswhen: 7 p.m. saturdaywhere: dairy arts center, 2590 walnut st., bouldercost: $75more info:thedairy.orghonoreesjerry aronsonrobert gatewoodjoan markowitzmary wohl haangreater boulder youth orchestrasthe front range has always been a hub for creatives lookin...