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Suspected drug smuggler arrested by Boulder County Drug Task Force
Not a terrorist threat, say feds
A pilot flying a small, single-engine plane was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Boulder Municipal Airport after the Boulder County Drug Task Force found approximately 55 pounds of marijuana on the plane.
Carl Gruber (DOB 8/09/1966) was arrested on suspicion of Possession and Possession with Intent to Distribute (between 5 – 100 lbs.). He is from Bethel Island, CA.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requested the assistance of the Boulder Police Department and the Boulder County Drug Task Force on Saturday. DHS had been tracking the plane and contacted local authorities when it landed at Boulder Municipal Airport. Any questions about why DHS was monitoring the plane should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security.
Although DHS is involved in the investigation (and has impounded the plane), there was never an issue of any immediate danger to the community. The Boulder Police Department would have notified the public if there had been a concern; this has been a narcotics investigation from the beginning.
Leslie Nielsen, who starred in Airplane and Naked Gun, was a favorite of movie-watching potheads.
As this is an open and ongoing investigation, the Boulder County Drug Task Force and the Boulder Police Department will not be releasing further information about this case.
Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Boulder Police Department’s Tip Line at 303-441-1974 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
The Yawpers, a young indie rock ‘n’ roll and country band from Boulder, Colo., are thrilled to announce that Adventure Records will be releasing Savage Blue, the trio’s debut CD (a 5-song EP), in late November. The EP will be available through mailorder, iTunes, select music stores (starting 11/29), and directly from the band throughout an upcoming Western tour, which begins November 25 in Santa Fe and wheels back to Boulder December 2 for a raucous CD-release show at Shug’s.
The partnership between Adventure Records and The Yawpers aims to bring soulful, Southern-tinged rock ‘n’ roll from the Front Range to the larger music world. Highlighting the simultaneous romance and ravage of singer/guitarist/songwriter Nate Cook, Savage Blue alternates between sinister indie dirge ala The Black Angels; poignant, off-the-rails Exile On Main St.-style rock; and desolate, dusty balladry recorded with former Smashing Pumpkins engineer Bill Douglas.
Saturday, Nov. 5 at Shug’s in Boulder with Griff Snyder of Dovekins
Thursday, Nov. 10 at Swallow Hill’s “Thursday Cafe” in Denver
Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Evergroove Podcast in Evergreen, CO.
Friday, Nov. 25 at the Cowgirl BBQ in Santa Fe, NM
Saturday, Nov. 26 at Lo-Fi in Mesa, AZ
Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Eureka, CA TBA
Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Studio on 4th in Reno, NV (with Tidelands)
Thursday, Dec. 1 in Salt Lake City TBA
Friday, Dec. 2 at Shug’s in Boulder (CD Release Party)
Monday, Dec. 19 at KGNU Studios in Boulder (On-Air performance)
2331 Broadway St. Apt. BB
Boulder, CO 80304
BOULDER – The City of Boulder today announced that four finalists have been selected from a nationwide search for the Boulder Public Library director. The finalists were selected from 26 applicants during the extended search.
“Our extended search for a library director enabled us to consider 78 candidates. We believe these finalists are prepared to lead a complex organization like our library system and its performing arts center,” said City Manager Jane Brautigam. “Each of the finalists has significant library and management experience.”
The city will conduct a final round of interviews following a public presentation by each candidate, and a community reception for members of the public who wish to meet the candidates.
Members of the community are invited on Sunday, April 17, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to hear the candidates’ perspectives on balancing innovation and tradition in a public library context. The presentations will be held in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway. A public reception to meet the candidates will follow from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the lobby.
Finalists for the Boulder Public Library director are:
Ann Kling, assistant deputy director for Public Services, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, NY
Valerie Maginnis, director of Library and Cultural Services, City of Mission Viejo, CA
Jennifer Miles, acting director, Boulder Public Library, Boulder, CO
Donna Walker, manager, Neighborhood Libraries, Outreach Services, Child and Family Library Services, Arapahoe Library District, Centennial, CO
Information about the candidates, as well as comment cards, will be available at the public presentations and reception on April 17.
The City of Boulder posted the position in November 2010 and extended the search for a library director in February 2011. The recruitment firm Peckham and McKenney assisted in the nationwide search for the Boulder Public Library director. The city anticipates announcing the selected candidate in May.
We are excited to announce the start of demolition and abatement! We will begin with the removal of the cinder block classrooms built in the 1950′s and 1960′s and start our site work soon after. This past week our site development loan was closed and the final civil engineering and landscape plans for Phase I were submitted to the City for approval. The architectural design work has been progressing on the single-family homes, and unit design meetings are happening this month with the community members that have reserved units in the historic school building. Current plans are to start two or three of the single-family homes, the historic school building, and the Carriage residences, by May or June, depending on the timing for building permits.
-Steven Toot, VP of Construction
Establishing a Healthy, Sustainable Lifestyle for an Aging Generation
by Chuck Durrett
Last year Americans drove 5 billion miles caring for seniors in their homes (Meals on Wheels, Whistle Stop Nurses, and so on). In our small, semi-rural county in the Sierra foothills, Telecare made 60,000 trips in massive, lumbering, polluting vans-buses – usually carrying only one senior at a time – schlepping a couple thousand seniors total over hill and dale to doctor’s appointments, to pick up medicine, or to see friends. In our cohousing community of 21 seniors, I have never seen a single Telecare bus in the driveway. In cohousing it happens organically by caring neighbors: “Can I catch a ride with you?”; “Are you headed to the drug store?”, etc. And this alternative is much more fun and inexpensive for all involved, and much less damaging to the environment. Wolf Creek Lodge, a new senior cohousing community under construction, has 30 units on 1 acre within walking distance of downtown Grass Valley, CA. population 12,000. Top of mind, one future household will be moving from a 20 acre lot, 9 miles from town, another from 15 acres, also 9 miles out of town, and another from 13 acres, 7 miles from town. These are young seniors planning not only to live more sustainably, but more fulfilling as well.
Bill Thomas, M.D. and prominent author on issues affecting seniors, describes our currently predominant scenario of caring for seniors as the “$3 trillion dollar dilemma.” The cost of care for the 78 million new senior/baby boomers “coming of age” in the next 20 years will be $3 trillion dollars more per year than it is now (and that is in a nation with a $13 trillion dollar GDP – to put it into perspective). It goes without saying, that the current pattern is not sustainable from an environmental, cultural or financial point of view.
President Obama has announced that for us to arrest global warming, we will have to reduce carbon emissions by 2% per year until 2050. It seems doable, but last year, carbon emissions increased by 1.4% – we are headed in the wrong direction. Given this situation, we’ve got to do something. We need to think collectively about how to set seniors up for success and to help them achieve their full potential into their last 20-30 years and how to set the environment up for success at the same time. Cohousing is for seniors who want to be a part of the solution.
SENIOR COHOUSING WORKSHOP APRIL 11-15, 2011
Senior Cohousing: A Community Approach to Independent Living, second edition published by New Society Publishers (www.newsociety.com) – and the type of communities it describes and helps to create – allows seniors to live lightly on the planet and to enhance their quality of life at the same time.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 3, 2011, –/WORLD-WIRE/–New on the Earth
Day scene this year is Earth Day SF, a free public event focused on
helping our community take action steps toward creating
eco-sustainable solutions to our local and global ecological
This new educational festival and multi-cultural entertainment event
will keynote pressing environmental issues & promote solution oriented
community action. Top Notch Music, performance, well-known speakers &
activists will grace our three stages: Earth Day Main Stage,
Speaker’s Stage and Gaia Stage. Exhibitions, hands on workshops and
solution-based talks on eco-green topics are major components of the
event in our Permaculture Zone, Clean Energy Zone, Holistic Wellness
Zone and Youth in Action Zone.
Join leading members of the business and indigenous
communities,educators, artists and artisans, craftspeople, civic
community leaders, local “eco-green” politicians, ceremonialists,
workshop leaders, eco-green & youth activists and social justice
non-profit organizations in a powerful full on day.
Meet in person, Native American Chaske Spencer, Star in the film The
bringing his own cause to Earth Day San Francisco.
Our internationally recognized line-up of speakers include Kevin
Danaher [Green Festival & Global Exchange,] Jamie Henn [350.org,]
Dolores Huerta [National Farm Workers, Founder] Richard Heninberg
Rev.Cecil Willams [Glide Memorial, Founder] Ocean Robbins
Wade Crowfoot and many
Founders of Earth Day SF <http://earthdaysf.com/>
are Green Zone Productions
and One World One Voice <http://www.oneworldonevoice.org/>
Executive Producer and Fiscal Sponsor is Empowerment Works.
Co-producing the event in cooperation with are: TheNational
Organization for Women <http://sfnow.org/>
, Living Mandala <http://livingmandala.com/>
, Solar Living Institute <http://www.solarliving.org/>
,Sustainable Living Roadshow
, and with the support of Earth Day Network
,, Harmony Festival <http://harmonyfestival.com/>
, Global Exchange <http://globalexchange.org/>
, Earth Island Institute <http://earthisland.org/>
, 350.org <http://350.org/>
, Green Kids <http://greenkids.com/>
, Teens Turning Green <http://www.teensturninggreen.org/>
, Grind for the Green <http://www.grindforthegreen.com/>
/ Green For All <http://www.greenforall.org/splash>
Bands include Barry the Fish Milton
, Sila <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0r_-XvBa_s>
, Ashel Eldridge
, Scott Huckabay,
Non Stop Bhangra
and many more.
The public will experience interactive learning and art projects,
green jobs info, organic and raw food offerings organic beer and wine
tasting, green film festival, cutting edge eco fashion shows,
educational program, alternative vehicle showcase and much more!
The event is actively seeking sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers.