Longmont should consider allowing recreational pot deliverie…

Longmont should consider allowing recreational cannabis products to be delivered directly to its residents’ doos, a marijuana advocacy group representative suggested to a pair of City Council members last weekend. Ashley Weber, executive director of the Colorado chapter of NORML, [...]

2021-02-02T03:55:05+00:00February 2, 2021|Boulder|

In this cross-country battle of slight seers, which rodent r…

Flatiron Freddy, in front of his namesake mountains. Courtesy City of BoulderSaturday, Jan. 30, 2021 As the sun dawns on Groundhog Day 2021, two iconoclasts of meteorology will pit their prognosticating powers against one another, continuing one of the country’s [...]

2021-01-31T01:26:12+00:00January 31, 2021|Boulder|

Problems plague early tests of Boulder’s online petition sys…

Photo by Kaboompics .com from PexelsSaturday, Jan. 30, 202 The launch of Boulder’s new online petitioning system has been marked with frustrations from would-be users, unable to sign a sample petition and discouraged by the multi-step process involving (at times) [...]

2021-01-30T19:29:55+00:00January 30, 2021|Boulder|

State health department approves Boulder County’s 5-Star pro…

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has approved the Boulder County Administrative Committee’s application for the state’s 5 Star COVID variance program. The Colorado 5 Star Certification Program is designed to allow certified businesses —  inspected and compliant [...]

2021-01-30T03:23:05+00:00January 30, 2021|Boulder|

What does it take to use Boulder’s new online petitioning sy…

Photo by Maya Maceka on UnsplashFriday, Jan. 29, 2021 When Boulder first released its online petitioning system — Boulder Direct Democracy Online — for testing in January, a bevy of complaints followed. It was too confusing, users said, too complex, [...]

2021-01-29T22:30:01+00:00January 29, 2021|Boulder|

Physicist wins major early career development award

CU Boulder physicist plans to use the award to pursue cutting-edge plasma-physics research Michael Litos, assistant professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, has won an Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). [...]

2021-01-29T21:19:21+00:00January 29, 2021|Boulder|

First police oversight panelists await Boulder’s OK – Boulde…

Image via ShutterstockFriday, Jan. 29, 2021 Inaugural members of Boulder’s police oversight panel need only a thumbs up from elected officials to become the first group of civilians to ever hold such seats. City council will consider recommendations on Tuesday. [...]

2021-01-29T17:24:43+00:00January 29, 2021|Boulder|

Front Range comedy scene keeps the laughs going with safe sh…

While musicians have been slowly starting to book outdoor patios, comedians have been keeping the giggles going with socially distanced shows from Fort Collins to Boulder — proving that in times of a global health scare and much political unrest, [...]

2021-01-29T00:27:00+00:00January 29, 2021|Boulder|

Community decries anonymous postcard sent to Boulder City Co…

An anonymous postcard sent to members of Boulder City Council that compares councilmembers to Nazis for approving lethal prairie dog mitigation is drawing outrage from the community after the postcard was discussed publicly before Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The postcard [...]

2021-01-28T03:35:10+00:00January 28, 2021|Boulder|

Patrick O’Rourke named chief operating officer for CU Boulde…

Patrick O’Rourke, who has served the University of Colorado system for more than 15 years as an attorney, administrator and adjunct faculty member, will remain in his role as CU Boulder’s chief operating officer, Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano announced today. [...]

2021-01-27T20:21:15+00:00January 27, 2021|Boulder|

CU Boulder Conference for Student Success and Advising | Off…

CU Boulder promotes and supports quality academic advising, coaching, and other student support services in order to enhance the experience and development of students. The CU Boulder Student Success & Advising Conference is one avenue for student success professionals across [...]

2021-01-26T18:54:20+00:00January 26, 2021|Boulder|

Opposition to Marpa House redevelopment builds in some Bould…

Six hours of presentations and public comment wasn’t enough for Boulder’s Planning Board to feel comfortable issuing its recommendation on plans to turn the historic Marpa House into apartments for University of Colorado Boulder students. The board continued its meeting [...]

2021-01-25T23:28:38+00:00January 25, 2021|Boulder|

New CEO of Viridian settles in after Miragen’s rebrand, C-su…

It’s been a wild four months for the Boulder-based biopharmaceutical maker formerly known as Miragen. Now known as Viridian Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VRDN), the company this week completed a rebrand to cap off four months of tumult for the company, [...]

2021-01-24T17:00:42+00:00January 24, 2021|Boulder|

Three men have joint sex assault trial moved back to August

From left: Jesus Guerrero-Argumedo, Eduardo Quezada and Adrian Garcia RamirezThree men accused of sexually assaulting a woman over the course of one night in Boulder have had their trial rescheduled to August. Jesus Guerrero-Argumedo, 25; Adrian Garcia-Ramirez, 22; and Eduardo [...]

2021-01-24T15:00:09+00:00January 24, 2021|Boulder|

Boulder’s language on homelessness to get critical look

Shay Castle / Boulder BeatSaturday, Jan. 23, 2021 “Public space reclamation officer.” “Maintaining safe and welcoming public space.” These are phrases Boulder has employed — in official capacities — to discuss clearing encampments of unsheltered persons that have cropped up around [...]

2021-01-23T07:28:14+00:00January 23, 2021|Boulder|

Boulder extending business recovery program

Boulder on Thursday announced that it will extend its business recovery program through Oct. 31, or until emergency orders limiting indoor dining capacity are lifted. According to a city news release, the program waives minimum parking requirements, designates curbside drop-off [...]

2021-01-23T04:51:38+00:00January 23, 2021|Boulder|

Psychologist launches #TalkMentalIllness course for the mass…

After leading a ‘call to action’ on burgeoning mental-illness crisis, prof launches a massive, open online course on mental health Earlier this year, June Gruber and a colleague led a nationwide “call to action” to address mental health, which has [...]

2021-01-22T22:11:08+00:00January 22, 2021|Boulder|

Boulder will keep removing homeless camps; rejects more jail…

Photo by Raj Tatavarthy from PexelsThursday, Jan. 21, 2021 Boulder will keep removing camps of unhoused persons from city property, but it won’t force them to stay in jail for any particular length of time. The biggest question — whether [...]

2021-01-21T22:45:36+00:00January 21, 2021|Boulder|

Graduate student government conducting survey on fees, benef…

The Graduate and Professional Student Government Graduate Fees and Benefits Committee is conducting a survey to gain a better understanding of the economic situation graduate and professional students face. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and closes [...]

2021-01-21T19:08:23+00:00January 21, 2021|Boulder|

Macy’s affordable housing donation approved, project moving …

By Lucas High BizWest / Daily Camera BOULDER — Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) won approval Tuesday night for the final piece of its effort to move forward with its long-planned redevelopment of its store in the Twenty Ninth Street shopping [...]

2021-01-21T03:15:01+00:00January 21, 2021|Boulder|

Boulder-based singer-songwriter Finn O’Sullivan puts power i…

After a set prior to the pandemic, singer-songwriter Finn O’Sullivan was approached by an older “music-industry” dude that proceeded to “mansplain” to her just what she needed to do to make it big. The interaction resulted in O’Sullivan not heeding [...]

2021-01-20T23:59:33+00:00January 20, 2021|Boulder|

Dorrell Named FWAA’s “First Year” Coach of the Year – Univer…

                BOULDER — The University of Colorado's Karl Dorrell was named the Football Writers Association of America's (FWAA) "First Year" Coach of the Year, an honor bestowed on a head coach in his first season at a school.                   [...]

2021-01-19T21:36:58+00:00January 19, 2021|Boulder|

CU recognizes 7 individuals with 2020 Regent Awards

Marcy Benson Doctor of Humane Letters Described as “delightfully relentless,” Marcy Benson has been working for the betterment of the University of Colorado Boulder, the state and the nation for decades. After earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the [...]

2021-01-19T17:53:30+00:00January 19, 2021|Boulder|

Boulder City Council to talk homelessness, encampments

Boulder may choose to put more resources toward managing encampments of people experiencing homelessness. Boulder City Council on Tuesday will decide how it wants to proceed after a presentation from the Boulder Police, Housing and Human Services and other city [...]

2021-01-19T03:30:45+00:00January 19, 2021|Boulder|

Black in Boulder honors life of Martin Luther King Jr. and s…

People across generations shared their experiences being Black in Boulder during an event to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and shed light on the issues of racial inequity that the community needs to address. The panel that [...]

2021-01-17T03:42:02+00:00January 17, 2021|Boulder|

CU Boulder researchers see little change to single-cell orga…

For two consecutive weeks, Sarah Hurley slept in her car parked outside her working lab. Cyanobacteria cells as seen under the microscope. Doc. RNDr. Josef Reischig, CSc., CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia CommonsThe doctoral research assistant’s focus was on cyanobacteria, [...]

2021-01-16T18:00:35+00:00January 16, 2021|Boulder|

Adding an MBA to a full plate, student adjusts to world of c…

When Kate Lanter looks back on 2020, three events will stand out: staying on schedule during a pandemic for her MBA, getting a work promotion thanks to her MBA studies, and having a baby. So, it’s been a busy year [...]

2021-01-15T20:51:39+00:00January 15, 2021|Boulder|

Unlocking a century’s worth of congressional testimony

CU Boulder historian wins NEH-Mellon fellowship for digital publication A historian who is conducting a sweeping analysis of congressional lobbying from 1877 onward has landed a major fellowship that will support her research.  Vilja Hulden, a history instructor at the [...]

2021-01-15T17:23:42+00:00January 15, 2021|Boulder|

MLK Day to mark start of campus Power of Community initiativ…

A campuswide initiative to build community resilience, foster a greater sense of connection and promote a healing climate among students, faculty and staff following a historic and challenging 2020 will debut Jan. 18 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The [...]

2021-01-15T13:02:01+00:00January 15, 2021|Boulder|

New weekly state unemployment claims hit 14,123; biometrics …

An additional 14,123 people filed for traditional unemployment benefits in the week ending Jan. 9, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Thursday. The department also revised the prior week’s figure from 41,439 to 25,178, saying that the previous [...]

2021-01-14T22:45:42+00:00January 14, 2021|Boulder|

Boulder police oversight panel interviews start Thursday

Starting Thursday, 18 people will interview for a spot on Boulder’s first community police oversight panel, according to a city news release. The police oversight panel will review complaint investigation files and can make disciplinary, policy and training recommendations to [...]

2021-01-14T02:04:33+00:00January 14, 2021|Boulder|

Join ‘Real Talk for Black and Brown Communities,’ a town hal…

As COVID-19 vaccination begins across Colorado and the country, there are honest questions on the vaccine that have honest answers. To help facilitate these conversations, the CU Anschutz Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement is hosting a town hall discussion: [...]

2021-01-13T22:37:23+00:00January 13, 2021|Boulder|

Boulder boards ask for action on homelessness – Boulder Beat

Image via ShutterstockMonday, Jan. 11, 2021 Last year, Boulder’s volunteer boards and commissions independently made the same request of city council: limit bureaucracy and address the city’s housing crisis. The subjects cropped up in unlikely places, like the Arts Commission. [...]

2021-01-12T04:15:05+00:00January 12, 2021|Boulder|

Boulder City Council prepares for annual retreat in Tuesday’…

In a year ravaged by the coronavirus, Boulder managed to stay on track with most of its goals. Among other things, the city made progress on the CU South annexation project, the East Boulder Subcommunity Plan and its plans for [...]

2021-01-12T03:06:56+00:00January 12, 2021|Boulder|

CU, UCHealth recruiting trial participants for Novavax vacci…

The University of Colorado and UCHealth are recruiting potential candidates for a COVID-19 vaccine Phase III trial for NVX-CoV2373. NovaVax’s vaccine candidate uses deactivated pieces of the COVID-19 protein and an immune system booster to build immunity. The currently-approved vaccines [...]

2021-01-11T23:49:50+00:00January 11, 2021|Boulder|

10 things to do this week: TEDx talk, bouldering at The Rec,…

Welcome back! This week brings Buff Meet-Ups, Hansel and Gretel opera, events to help you get involved this semester, Bouncing Back: Resilience During a Pandemic and more. Monday, Jan. 11 3–3:15 p.m.  VirtualMeet the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) staff and [...]

2021-01-11T07:00:00+00:00January 11, 2021|Boulder|
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