Posts tagged Boulder County Fairgrounds
Cropland Policy open house set for Nov. 7
Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department will host a Cropland Policy open house on Monday at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building.
When: Monday, Nov. 7, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Exhibit Building, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont
The event will include a short presentation on the Cropland Policy process at 6 p.m.
The open house will cover the policy proposed by the Cropland Policy Advisory Group, introduce some of the existing programs for promoting local food and growth in the agricultural economy, and highlight some of the work Parks and Open Space does with its farmer partners.
The effort to develop a management policy for county-owned croplands began in 2010 with public outreach, including farm tours, an open house, a Sustainable Agriculture Forum and a Farm and Ranch Panel Discussion.
In 2011, the Board of County Commissioners convened the Cropland Policy Advisory Group to formulate policy recommendations, which are available atwww.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/croplandpolicy.
For more information about the policy, upcoming meetings and public involvement opportunities, visit www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/croplandpolicyor contact Resource Planner Jesse Rounds at 303-678-6271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Fair this week will feature several events to help commemorate Boulder County’s 150th anniversary. As one of the 17 original counties created by the Colorado Territory in 1861, Boulder County is celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2011.
Stop by the Boulder County information booth near the events stage in the Exhibit Hall today through Saturday, Aug. 6 for a list of fun activities that adults and kids can take part in both at the fair and in the months leading up to the county’s Sesquicentennial Day on Nov. 1.
Anniversary events at the fair will take place at the Exhibit Building of the Boulder County Fairgrounds and will include:
· Music and dance entertainment on the Exhibit Building Stage
· Anniversary poster contest exhibit, featuring artwork by county grade school students
· Historic Boulder County exhibit information
· Kids cupcake decorating (Aug. 3 and 6)
· Pioneer life demonstrations (Aug. 6)
· Boulder County 150th Birthday Bash (Aug. 6)
Parking and general admission to the Boulder County Fair are free. Visit www.BoulderCountyFair.org for more details.
For more information about Boulder County’s 150th anniversary, please visit www.BoulderCounty150.org or contact Carrie Haverfield at email@example.com or 303-441-1688.
Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department and Colorado State University Extension are hosting this summer’s second tour to farms in Boulder County to inform the public and advisory committees about the issues relevant to the county’s Cropland Policy. Registration is required by Friday, August 5, to allow staff to arrange for adequate transportation.
What: Boulder County Cropland Policy Farm Tour
When: Tuesday, August 9, 5:15 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 5, $5 per person, at http://agtours.eventbrite.com/
Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont
The tour will depart from the Boulder County Fairgrounds north parking lot at 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont. Participants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to check in. Buses will leave promptly at 5:30.
The Cropland Policy will outline the guiding principles that county staff will use to make management decisions on open space properties managed as cropland. Defining these principles will streamline decision-making processes during planning and clarify the goals of the cropland program for tenants and residents.
Tour participants will learn about agricultural production systems and the issues, challenges and opportunities particular to Boulder County open space lands. The tours highlight different farms, representing field and forage crops, vegetable crops and livestock.
Guests will travel in air-conditioned buses equipped with restrooms and an audio system. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Participants should bring a water bottle, wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The tours are not recommended for children under 12. Participating farmers will be available to answer questions.
For more information, please contact Agricultural Resource Specialist Meaghan Huffman at 303-678-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lets Get this thing stopped Boyz, before the winds pick up!!!
|10/29 11:00 Evacuation updates|
|Boulder Community Hospital Mapleton and Maxwell facilities are being evacuated by 11:30 a.m. No patients should come to the either out patient facility. There are no evacuations scheduled at this time for Boulder Community Hospital on N. Broadway.
Boulder Humane Society @ 303-442-4030 and the Boulder County Fairgrounds @ 303-548-6530 have been notified and are preparing for displaced animals.
|10/29 10:45 Health advisory|
|October 29, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chana Goussetis, 303.441.1457, email@example.com
Boulder County Public Health issues health advisory in response to fire
Due to the possibility of rapid weather changes, it is difficult to predict the condition of air quality related to current the fire.
In general, if you can see or smell smoke, it is recommended that you avoid outdoor physical activities. If visibility is decreased in your neighborhood to less than five miles, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.
Children, Elderly, and People with Respiratory Conditions
If you can see or smell smoke, children, elderly, pregnant women, and people with pre-existing respiratory conditions should stay inside with the windows and doors closed. If it is hot outside, run an air conditioner if you have one, but keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside. If you do not have an air conditioner and it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed, seek shelter elsewhere.
Children are more likely to be affected by health threats from smoke because their airways are still developing and because they breathe more air per pound of body weight than adults. Children also are more likely to be active outdoors.
Older adults are more likely to be affected by smoke, as they have higher levels of heart or lung diseases than younger people.
Follow your doctor’s advice about medicines and about your respiratory management plan if you have asthma or another lung disease. Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen.
When smoke levels are high, even healthy people may experience coughing, a scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches, stinging eyes, and a runny nose. If you can see or smell smoke, you should limit outdoor physical activities and stay indoors if at all possible.
Wildfire smoke contains pollutants that can be harmful to health. Particles from smoke tend to be very small and can therefore be inhaled into the deepest recesses of the lung and may represent a greater health concern than larger particles. Even in healthy people, this can cause temporary reductions in lung function and pulmonary inflammation. Particulate matter can also affect the body’s immune system.
Air quality updates are available at http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/advisory.aspx.
Updates on the wildfire are available at www.BoulderOEM.com
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|10/29 10:30 City neighborhoods under evacuation orders|
|Residences and businesses within the following City of Boulder area are being asked to evacuate at this time: from Canyon Boulevard on the south to High Street on the north from the fire location on the west to 7th Street on the east. Everbridge notifications are being made. Evacuees are asked to respond to the Coors Event Center at CU.|
|10/29 10:30 A call center has been established for the #boulderfire Dome Fire.|
|A call center has been established for the Dome Fire. Affected residents can call 303-441-7730 for more information. Please do not call 9-1-1 with non-emergencies.|
|10/29 10:14 Air support making drops|
|One plane is|
Jann goes to the Colorado Cat Fanciers Association show at the Longmont fairgrounds, to look at and talk with cats and cat owners about the events of the day.