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outdoor industry's gender equity grows as companies elevate women

in what is emerging as the year of women, the outdoor industry is leading the charge in elevating more women into leadership positions.with women unleashing their power in hollywood and technology industries grappling to advance women into top offices, outdoor businesses - which gather this week in denver for the newly blended outdoor retailer + snow show — are boasting progress in promoting women.“you can't be succeeding in the women's market if it's just guys around the table,” said donna carpenter, the chief executive of burton snowboards who has prioritized gender equity with a goal of 51 percent women leaders in her company, 51 percent of burton's sales to women and more than half of all snowboarders being women. “you have...




mike sandrock: how to watch a track meet in cu's indoor "cathedral"

mike sandrock if you gowhat: colorado invitationalwhen: 3-8 p.m. feb. 1; 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. feb. 2; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. feb. 3 where: university of colorado indoor practice facilityadmission: free on thursday and friday, $8 saturdaydetails:cubuffs.comtake a drive through the countryside south of paris, and you will see — about 60 miles out — the majestic spires of chartres cathedral jutting up high atop a hill, visible from all directions, crowning this numinous gothic "bible in glass and stone." during the middle ages, churches across europe were built upon a town's highest point, representing society's highest values.when the university of colorado was founded, the first building built on a then-treeless hill was old main, a center of lea...




sunny skies expected this week 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 snowstorm over the weekend, boulder should see clear skies this week, according to the national weather service. today's forecast calls for sunny skies with a hig...




hoppy hour and other boulder-area events for monday, jan. 22, 2018

hoppy houran open mic and "hoppy hour" is planned at bootstrap brewing. come at 6 p.m. to sign up. performers get a complimentary beer for their performance. email [email protected] for specific questions; 6 p.m., bootstrap brewing company, 6778 n. 79th st., niwot; free; bootstrapbrewing.com/calendar. todaycannabis and pain management — learn about cannabis health applications for pain issues such as sore joints, arthritis, back pain, degenerative disc disease and more from one of the top physician mmj experts in the country. the series is facilitated by stratos and led by dr. cohen of holos health at balfour senior living in louisville; 3 p.m., the lodge at balfour senior living, 1331 e. hecla drive, louisville; free; 303-867...




lafayette public meeting with legal firm on possible fracking ban slated for march

celdf public interview process:-celdf will respond to a list of questions submitted to them from the city administrator and attorney by february 26. the answers will be posted online at bit.ly/2dq0mjs-a public interview meeting will be held on monday, march 5, at the lafayette library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. celdf will provide a brief presentation followed by interview questions from the community. this interview process will be streamed live at bit.ly/2ewyp29a public forum to gauge how a potential ban on oil and gas development could play out in lafayette, and in a likely ensuing court battle, will take place in early march.the meeting — scheduled for march 5 — was spurred in part from recent resident pressure on the city to take up the...




boulder announces progress toward 2050 emissions-reduction target

boulder has announced that it's about one-sixth of the way toward accomplishing the city council-approved goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.that goal calls for citywide emissions to be cut by 80 percent, as compared with 2005 levels, by 2050. and, as of the end of 2016, the citywide reduction stood at 13.4 percent, the report stated.a report released thursday also noted that vehicle miles traveled have decreased by 14 percent per resident since 2005, while diversion of waste away from landfills increased by 136 percent since 2005. "in addition to showing progress towards the community's goals, the greenhouse gas inventory is an important tool in helping inform local policy and program design," said kendra tupper, who was recentl...




biggest snow storm of season brings about four inches to boulder

justin wessels shovels snow from his driveway along union avenue in north boulder on sunday morning. to view more photos, visit dailycamera.com. (lewis geyer / staff photographer)the biggest winter storm of the season left between a little than three inches and seven inches around boulder county overnight and through sunday, with longmont reporting the least snow and nederland the most. snow was winding down in boulder county by sunday afternoon, with just one or two more inches expected to fall through the night, said jim kalina, a meteorologist with the nation weather service in boulder."it was a pretty good snow, the biggest snow of the season," he said. still, he said, the snow may not stick around too long. monday's forecast calls for...




boulder homeless providers bridge house, boho announce merger

service providers bridge house and boulder outreach for homeless overflow have merged.the merger was effective jan. 1, a news release stated. bridge house has absorbed boulder outreach for homeless overflow — better known as boho. it's been about nine months since boho last operated the programs it was best known for. the organization previously had contracts with the city and county for overnight sheltering and daytime warming centers for the homeless, but the funding for those efforts was terminated when local governments switched to a new "coordinated entry" model of services to the homeless, which de-prioritized the kinds of emergency services boho offered.for many years, the two organizations also co-operated on a day shelter a...




boulder county commissioners 'put the kibosh on' requiring permission for protests on open space

if you gowhat: boulder county parks and open space advisory committeewhen: 6:30 p.m. thursdaywhere: third-floor hearing room, boulder county courthouse, 1325 pearl st., boulderfurther information: the meeting's agenda, including a staff memo about the proposed updates to parks and open space rules and regulations, can be viewed at tinyurl.com/y76k7wvwpeople planning protests or demonstrations on boulder county open space and parks properties will not have to get advance written permission for holding such "public assemblies" on those county-owned lands.boulder county's parks and open space staff is dropping a recommendation that such a requirement be included in an update to the county's rules and regulations about open space uses.after...




state wildlife officials warn crestone on drilling impacts to numerous species

recommendations of colorado parks and wildlifestate wildlife officials in a letter have asked that crestone peak resources consider wildlife and their habitats before drilling for oil on the eastern edge of boulder county. the suggestions include: • consult with cpw to apply any pre-construction surveys that should occur (active nests for burrowing owls, northern harriers, grassland nesting birds, wintering bald eagles) and apply any appropriate timing buffers or spatial restrictions• conduct surveys for small mammal burrows, burrowing owls (march 15 through oct. 31) and mountain plovers (feb. 21 through june 30) if construction begins in those time frames• recommend that no new activity, such as access roads, occur within 100 meters o...




boulder homeless providers bridge house, boho announce merger

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boulder comedy show and other local events for sunday, jan. 21, 2018

boulder comedy showthe boulder comedy show, established in 2013, is a weekly live standup comedy showcase featuring distinguished comedians from across the country, with credits such as comedy central, mtv, vice, hbo, nbc, trutv and so many more. the show runs every sunday, with two shows, at 7 and 9:15 p.m.; 6 p.m., bohemian biergarten, 2017 13th st., boulder; $5; 720-767-2863, bouldercomedyshow.com. todayboulder u-fix-it clinic — if you have something that's broken, fix it at the boulder u-fix-it clinic; 1 p.m., boulder public library, 1001 arapahoe ave., boulder; free; 720-778-1456, boulderufixitclinic.org. the new recorder consort to perform — golden west will welcome the new recorder consort for a musical performance. the new recor...




longmont police say one of two fires was intentionally set

longmont police and fire investigators on saturday were probing the causes of two early morning blazes that occurred about a half a mile apart, one of which police say was intentionally set.fire crews and police responded to the second story of 380 main st., at about 4 a.m. saturday in response to calls from residents. police announced on saturday evening that they believe the fire was intentionally set.upon arrival responders saw flames in the second floor of the building. crews rapidly attacked the fire and were able to get it knocked down, according to police. streets were closed in the area for about two hours.the fire damage was limited to the building's second floor, and police said the extent of the damage, and the number of offices...




lyons still seeks cure after closure of town's only primary care clinic

several months after lyons lost its only primary care clinic, the effort to replace it is underway, including overtures to other medical organizations and the formation of a task force to address the issue. lyons mayor connie sullivan said she has reached out to other health organizations in the area, including boulder community health and uchealth about bringing another primary care clinic to the town, but so far there hasn't been any interest. "we certainly respect that it's not something that's easy to do," sullivan said. "you have to find people to work there. i think that we are still a community that has a lot of kids and seniors who have a lot of primary care needs. we aren't giving up on it." longmont united hospital, which oper...




hundreds turn out in broomfield to show passion of resistance still burns

a fire that was lit when president donald trump was elected, one that propelled millions of women across the country to march in protest, is still burning strong and was seen across the faces of hundreds of broomfield marchers on saturday.men, women, children and dogs returned to the broomfield amphitheater with their signs, their pink hats and rallying cries for change.one voice would ask "what does democracy look like?" and others chanting "this is what democracy looks like!" as about 400 people marched around the pond saturday morning as other women's marches were held around the country.people from across the north metro joined the broomfield women's march, which was organized by wendy fiedler, the resident who started the local mo...




boulder city council charts policy goals at annual retreat

the back half of the city council's annual two-day retreat saw a charting of policy priorities through 2019, and many of the agreed-upon objectives centered on common desires for housing affordability and more deliberate urban planning processes.at the boulder museum of contemporary art, the council and all the city's top staffers convened early saturday, as they had friday evening, for a lengthy, moderated session during which council members identified some major items they want to add to what is already a fairly packed schedule for the near-future of policy making in boulder.three top priorities emerged: focusing on sub-community planning; and finally determining the circumstances under which developers should be allowed to build up to t...




gunbarrel developers plan 'fabulous' mixed-use project for boulder's northeast edge

what's proposed?the concept plan for this project, which is subject to change in the coming months, calls for:• 26 rental housing units (32,900 square feet)- 16 900-square foot one-bedroom units- eight 1,500-square-foot townhomes• a 20-room hotel (11,000 square feet)• office space (7,000 square feet)• retail, possibly including a bike shop, barber shop, salon, marijuana dispensary and yoga studio (4,950 square feet)• a corner library (1,000 square feet)• a food hall with between nine and 15 stalls, at least two of which would be bars (14,000 square feet• a coffee shop, ice cream/candy shop and corner café (850 square feet)• structured and surface parking (31,950 square feet)a brother-sister development team hopes to imp...




boulder county under a winter storm warning

boulder county is under a winter storm warning with up to 8 inches of snow forecast before it winds down late sunday.the national weather service called for snow to begin after midnight, with a chance of precipitation at 100 percent. a total of 1 to 3 inches was forecast overnight.snow, possibly heavy at times, is expected for sunday, with a high near 28 and the chance of precipitation still at 100 percent. add...




flatirons community church to open longmont 'portable' campus at plaza convention center

the largest church in colorado is opening one of its portable campuses in longmont later this month.flatirons community church, which began in lafayette, will open a campus at the plaza convention center, 1850 industrial circle, on jan. 28.as one of the megachurch's portable campuses, the worshippers at the longmont campus will enjoy music, hear church announcements and an introduction to that sunday's sermon.then, they will watch a live feed from flatirons' main lafayette campus, where lead pastor jim burgen or one of the church's other pastors will preach followed by more music and worship."our longmont campus will be similar to our aurora campus, where we load in, load out. we call that a portable campus," said flatirons spokeswoman...




first the cash left, and then it returned. now what?

publicly traded companies with a presence in boulder county expected to repatriate some foreign profits this yearalphabet inc. (google)ball corp.ibmgeneral electricin late 2015, apple inc. chief executive tim cook was asked why the technology giant continued to leave a mountain of cash overseas rather than return it to the united states."i'd love to bring it home," cook said of the cash hoard, which now totals a staggering $265 billion, in an interview aired on "60 minutes." but, he added, "it would cost me 40 percent (in federal and state taxes) and i don't think that's a reasonable thing to do."now, with the new u.s. tax law providing a much lower cost for cash repatriation, cook and the managements of many other u.s. multinational c...