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Boulder start Up week is developing from an elitist all white college aged “new entrepreneurial vision of neo -com American business run by wine and coffee snobs” to something that the city of Boulder has endorsed and made an official event. In it’s early days BSUW was an invite, register only press censored event. Much of it was low on substance and high on partying. Don’t get us wrong Boulder start Up week is still a week long drinking convention for 20 and early 30 somethings, but it now has to conform to city strict Human rights policies. Read. It is now open to the public, press and the homeless.
Some of the more serious presentations for entrepreneurs are held by Metzger and Associates and the Boulder Chamber who bring in qualified mentors to actually assist aspiring Start Ups. Yet the week is an overt promotion to attract tech companies to Boulder. Look at the schedule of events and much of it partying drinking. Boulder has a huge rep for drinking drugging and partying in the start Up scene and for those looking for that, you won’t be disappointed. Yet, the schedule has tons of events and with a discerning eye you are bound to find something useful.
“What is Boulder Startup Week?
Each May, we throw a 5-day event that showcases the unique startup culture of Boulder. No registration required. You’ll find meetups, coffee shop pow-wows, the largest Ignite in the world, parties, drinks, food, hikes, bike rides, sun, and good people.
Wednesday is the official launch of Boulder Startup Week 2013. People from across the Front Rage will be flocking to Boulder to get a taste of the entrepreneurial culture and what it means to get an idea off the ground.
Here is Boulder start Up week Schedule
Maybe you’re in search of a co-founder. Maybe you need workshops to help your ideas to take shape.
Maybe you just need beer.mWhatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it over the five-day span of this year’s Boulder Startup Week. We’ve created a dang-near definitive go-to guide to help you get the most out of the week. Buckle up and let’s go.
Looking for a gig? There’s an entire listing of who’s hiring.
Need the schedule? You can access each day’s events right here.
Want to attend an event? Each event on the calendar has an Eventbrite link. BE SURE TO REGISTER. Many events are beyond full at this point. While some don’t have max capacities, some do. Be sure to check the Eventbrite link on each event before you just show up.Going to Ignite Boulder on the 15th? It’s sold out. Be glad you scored tickets. If you need tickets, sending out a tweet can sometimes help as can standing in front of the Boulder Theater to snag a spare from people who have already bought tickets and have a spare.Need to get to Boulder Startup Week? Catch the Uber Express Bus. The bus schedule is right here. Buses are running multiple times per day between Denver and Boulder to make it easy.Have you registered to attend Boulder Beta? Well, why not? It’s kinda the big shindig of the whole week. Tickets are $15 and available here.Need to feed? Nearly every day features breakfast and lunch sessions, sponsored by some of the coolest startups in Boulder. Be sure to say thank you as you breeze by and grab that pancake, breakfast burrito, or lunchtime taco-and-beer.For more information, stop by the Boulder Startup Week popuptent on Pearl Street. See you there!
some information was gathered from Erica Napalatono and Boulder Startup website
Written by Ann Schimke on Mar 5th, 2013. | Copyright © EdNewsColorado.org
School security has been beefed up across the country since the shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School left 20 students and six staff members dead in mid-December. Colorado is no exception.
Some districts are locking front doors, installing video buzzer systems, or implementing tougher rules for school visitors. Other districts are partnering with local law enforcement agencies to conduct staff trainings, emergency drills or building security reviews. In a few, measures such as bullet-proof glass or school marshals, similar to air marshals, are under consideration.
“This struck home with people all across the country and Douglas County was no different,” said Sgt. Kevin Moffitt, supervisor of the School Resource Officer Unit with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. “We had parents crying on the phone, ‘Our children are out there unprotected.’”
The response was similar in the Durango area, said Kathy Morris, the regional safe school coordinator for the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
“The questions started coming: ‘What are you doing about safety and security on my child’s campus?’”
With nine districts in her jurisdiction, including one with just 50 students, the answers vary. They include “vulnerability assessments” of school buildings, a review of open campus policies and a look at hiring school resource officers for the six districts that don’t already have them. Also, two elementary schools, both of which are on highways, have installed video buzzer systems at their front doors.
Morris said her districts have also continued efforts to educate students about Safe2Tell, an anonymous statewide system that allows students or parents to report threats of school violence or other dangerous situations.
Reviewing building security
Many school administrators have conducted walk-throughs of their buildings with law enforcement personnel to familiarize them with the facilities and evaluate security weaknesses.
In the Fremont R-2 School District in Florence, officers from three local police departments, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado State Patrol and even wildlife officers have toured district schools in recent weeks, receiving packets with aerial photos and maps of the schools and protocols for different types of emergencies.
Ultimately, every potential first responder in the county will have received the same training about school emergencies, said Florence Police Chief Michael DeLaurentis.
“If it ever does happen, we’re ready for it,” he said.
In addition, local police officers have stepped up their presence at Fremont school buildings, stopping by at unscheduled times to chat with staff or eat lunch with students.
A similar effort to increase police presence at schools has been underway in Douglas County since shortly after the Sandy Hook shootings. It came out of a meeting between district administrators and law enforcement personnel the Monday after the shootings, Moffitt said. Participants expressed particular concern about the district’s elementary schools, which don’t have school resource officers like the middle and high schools do.
The district and sheriff’s department quickly launched a program in which six patrol officers monitor 38 elementary schools every day, “walking hallways, giving knuckles to the kids, having lunch with them,” said Moffitt.
In addition, all officers were encouraged to pull into elementary school parking lots to write up reports instead of doing it at their substations or another location.
“The response from the public has been very supportive,” Moffitt said. “It’s brought the officers closer to the community.”
Exploiting the front door
John Nicoletti, an expert on school and workplace violence prevention, said that in most shootings by outsiders unconnected to the school, attackers “come right through the main entrance.”
For this reason, many districts are re-evaluating open-door policies that have long been in place. In addition to locked doors, districts are developing stricter rules for monitoring visitors and asking staff to step up enforcement of existing policies.
In Boulder Valley schools, more front doors have been locked in the last few months and visitors are now more likely to be asked for identification before entering. Twenty-three of the district’s 55 buildings have phone cameras at the front door, requiring visitors to be buzzed in by staff. In some schools, interior doors leading to classroom wings are also locked during the day, with staff unlocking them to admit visitors as needed.
Last week, the Brighton 27J School District finished installing visitor screening systems in 16 district schools, including 2 charter schools. The systems, which were already in place at four schools, require visitors to present identification at the school’s reception desk, undergo a background check of sex offender registries and wear a visitor’s badge that includes a photo.
“We made the decision in January following the Sandy Hook tragedy that we would implement that at all our schools,” said Kevin Denke, the district’s public information officer.
If visitors are flagged by the system, it doesn’t mean they will be prohibited from entering the building, he said. Instead, staff members will be alerted and may take precautions such as escorting visitors to their destination and back.
Keeping a community hub inviting
It’s not easy to lock school doors or tighten visitor rules without compromising the friendly, welcoming atmosphere that many schools seek to foster. That’s the fine line district leaders are walking right now as they update safety procedures or install new security systems.
Morris said there has been some resistance from parents who are not used to the stricter rules about signing in at the front desk and wearing a visitor badge.
“I’ve had some parents say, ‘I don’t have to sign in.’”
They relent once they’ve been briefed about why the procedures are in place, which is both for student safety and to ensure emergency responders know the number and identity of people inside the building in case of an emergency.
“Once the principal talks to the parents, they totally get it,” she said.
In the Brighton district, the biggest concern voiced about the new background check system was whether it would block access by parents who may lack an acceptable photo id because of undocumented status. Denke said the district may address that problem by issuing its own photo id card that affected parents could use in the schools.
Colorado schools ahead of the curve
It can be chilling to hear about active shooter drills or on-the-spot background checks for parent volunteers, but after Sandy Hook, the Aurora theater shooting and the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, few school leaders believe their districts are immune to violence, including mass murder.
“It could happen anywhere,” Morris said. “It could happen here and I do prepare for that.”
Insights like this have produced a focus on violence prevention in many school districts. In fact, experts say Colorado is ahead of other states in terms of school safety.
Columbine changed everything, said Nicoletti. In particular, many school districts got proactive about identifying and handling “insider” threats, or students, parents or other members of a school community whose behavior or communications prompt concern. Insider threats make up about 70 percent of shootings, he said.
Chris Harms, director of the Colorado School Safety Resource Center, said aside from Columbine, a 2006 hostage crisis at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey and a 2010 shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton have also impacted school safety efforts across the state.
“Unfortunately, we’ve had more than our share in Colorado,” Harms said.
Harms said the renewed focus since Sandy Hook on preparing for school emergencies is “the silver lining to the very bleak tragedy that was.”
“It got people to think about this again.”
Coffee for carpoolers to help improve travel on State Hwy 119 between Longmont and Boulder
Longmont, Colo. – For the month of March, the ‘Diagonal Shift’ will be rewarding carpoolers who carpool at least four times during the month – about once a week – with two free coffees at either Ziggi’s Coffee House or Brewing Market (a $10 gift card). The program applies to people who travel along State Highway 119 through Longmont or along the Diagonal between Boulder and Longmont.
Those who carpool and send a picture of their carpool group from each day they carpool will be entered into a drawing for each member of the carpool to win free coffee for the month of April (up to a $50 value).
“We hope this incentive program will encourage people to try carpooling once a week in March and see if it works for them even after they have received their free coffee,” said Hannah Polow, Multimodal Transportation Planner, Boulder County Transportation Department. “The long term incentives of carpooling include gas savings, less wear and tear on an individual’s own vehicle, and a whole host of other benefits that trump driving alone.”
Follow these steps to enter the challenge:
2. Each week, fill out a survey via email
3. Send your carpool pictures to email@example.com if you want to participate in the free coffee for a month challenge.
4. Carpool must include at least one other person.
How do you find a carpool?
1. Create an account on iCarpool
2. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organize an on-site presentation/carpool matching meeting coordinated by the Diagonal Shift program free of charge.
· You must have at least two people in your carpool (including yourself)
· Adult family members count (those who have a driver’s license)
· Any type of trip is eligible to work, to lunch, to the gym, to the grocery store, to school, etc.
· For the photos: you must include at least two people in your carpool in your pictures and those who send more pictures will have more chances to win (maximum of one picture/day/carpool)! Email pictures to email@example.com.
· Have more questions? Find your answers.
School health data system gets $3 million
Written by Ann Schimke on Feb 7th, 2013. | Copyright © EdNewsColorado.org
Kaiser Permanente and the Colorado Legacy Foundation on Thursday announced a $3 million, five-year plan to create a comprehensive data reporting system for school health and wellness indicators.
Students eating lunch at a Boulder elementary school where there has been an emphasis on healthy offerings. EdNews file photo
The new School Health Policy and Practice Data Collection Program will help demonstrate the link between health and education and provide feedback to schools to help them improve programming. The project is a collaboration between Kaiser, which will provide the funding, and the Colorado Legacy Foundation, the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Coalition for Healthy Schools.
Helayne Jones, president and CEO of Colorado Legacy Foundation, said part of the current problem is that “we don’t know what is working because we haven’t had a consistent way of measuring health and wellness practices.”
Currently, some Colorado schools report on some health indicators, but there is no uniform collection system in place. Data on nine indicators is collected through the state’s March Report Card. Other health data is collected intermittently through assessments like the Colorado Healthy School Champions Score Card, the School Wellness Policies Assessment tool, the School Environment and Policy Survey and Healthy Schools Colorado Database.
The new School Health Policy and Practice Data Collection Program is intended to simplify and streamline the collection process for schools. Once it is up and running, comprehensive health indicator data will be available through the Colorado Department of Education’s online SchoolView platform.
Written by Ann Schimke on Feb 5th, 2013. | Copyright © EdNewsColorado.org
Jamie Marrufo, a senior at Greeley West High School, noticed right away that the vending machine in the student commons looked a little different when she got back from winter break.
One of the new vending machines offering healthier snacks in the Weld School District 6.
“I was like, ‘Where are the Snickers?’”
They were gone.
So were the rest of the candy bars as well as the fried potato and corn chips. In their place were baked chips, honey wheat pretzels, Chex Mix, beef jerky, granola bars, and pouches of trail mix, peanuts, almonds and sunflower seeds. The change was part of a district-wide vending machine makeover intended to offer snacks lower in fat, sugar and calories.
Although Marrufo, who buys snacks from the machine about twice a week, loves Snickers bars, she likes the new vending machine choices too.
“It’s healthy food,” she said. “I think it’s good.”
Her friend Aimee Veenendaal, a junior who doesn’t like candy, also approved of the changes.
“I actually like it because that’s basically what I eat…the healthier stuff.”
Weld County School District 6 launched the new snack vending program in early January with the help of a $157,329 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. The grant paid for the district’s 16 food vending machines, a vending truck, the salary of a district vending employee for one year and marketing materials to promote the new program.
Jenna Schiffelbein, the district’s wellness specialist, said the impetus for the switch was feedback from a district-wide wellness assessment in 2011-12. With the exception of some nut products, the new vending snacks, which are accessible to students only at the district’s four high schools, all adhere to the district’s standards on fat and sugar content. In addition, each snack is coded with a red, yellow or green sticker indicating that, nutritionally speaking, it is “good,” “better,” or “best.”
The district has not changed the contents of its beverage vending machines as part of the new program, though Schiffelbein said that may come later. Currently, beverage machines in all Colorado districts are regulated by the state’s Healthy Beverages Policy standards, which prohibit soda from being sold to students.
Do your homework
- Colorado’s Healthy Beverage Policy standards
- Colorado law banning trans fat from school food, effective 9/1/13
- Resources for healthy vending programs from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
- Colorado Legacy Foundation: School Nutrition Data Snapshot
- Colorado laws on “School Food Environment” from the National Association of State Boards of Education’s“State School Healthy Policy Database”
- Centers for Disease Control report: “Competitive Foods and Beverages in U.S. Schools: A State Policy Analysis”
Healthy vending programs increasing
Weld District 6 is part of a growing group of Colorado districts that have slimmed down their vending machine snacks in recent years. While there is no hard data on the number of districts that have launched healthy vending programs, school nutrition leaders agree that more and more districts are heading in this direction.
Denver Public Schools and Jeffco Public Schools launched healthy vending programs several years ago, Boulder Valley joined the club last year, and Adams 12 is currently in the process of making the switch.
Jane Brand, director of the Colorado Department of Education’s Office of School Nutrition, said a variety of factors have driven the change, including the USDA’s updated nutrition standards for school meals, which took effect last fall, and its new, long-awaited “Smart Snacks in Schools” proposal, which came out Feb. 1.
Greater awareness about health and wellness in schools and high-profile initiatives such as Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign have also contributed to the push for healthier vending snacks, she said.
Naomi Steenson, director of Nutrition Services and Before and After School Enrichment in Adams 12, said, “It’s the right thing to do for the kids.”
The Jeffco experience
In Jeffco Public Schools, the largest district in the state, the vending program was revamped with healthier food in 2007-08 after a state audit found the district in violation of the federally-mandated “Competitive Foods” rule barring vending items from being sold when school meals are served. Linda Stoll, executive director of Food and Nutrition Services, said the district’s vending machines were supposed to be on timers that would disable them at the appropriate times, but because they lacked the technology the machines were always on.
As a result of the violation, the district launched a new vending bid process, specifying nutrition guidelines from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization focused on reducing childhood obesity. The guidelines use a common rule called the “35-10-35” standard, which stipulates that no more than 35 percent of a snack’s total calories can be from fat, no more than 10 percent can be from saturated and trans fat, and no more than 35 percent of a snack’s weight can be from sugar. Boulder Valley also uses these guidelines while Weld 6 uses a slightly stricter “30-10-35” standard.
In addition to a version of the 35-10-35 standard, some districts opt for additional parameters. For example, Boulder Valley also bans vending fare with non-nutritive sweeteners, hydrogenated or trans fat, artificial dyes, additives or preservatives. Jeffco prohibits high fructose corn syrup.
Not all snacks that met the letter of Jeffco’s standards were approved by Stoll. She vetoed MoonPies because she believed they were unhealthy though somehow they met the guidelines.
Stoll said she hopes the changes, which affected students in 17 high schools, have encouraged students to make healthier food choices.
“I’m sure kids miss Flamin’ Hot Cheetos but I haven’t heard a lot of complaints,” she said.
Impact on sales
While many food service directors expect some decline in sales after switching to healthier vending fare, it’s hard to quantify since individual schools often manage the day-to-day details of vending machines.
A vending machine containing healthier snacks at Greeley West High School.
At Fairview High School in Boulder, sales have dropped about 44 percent since new healthier vending snacks were introduced last winter. Still, school treasurer Ronda Pendergrass said the decrease may have nothing to do with a lack of interest in healthier choices. Instead, she believes it’s because the old machines weren’t properly programmed to be disabled during the school’s lunch periods until a few months into the 2011-12 school year. Thus, they racked up more sales than they should have.
Vending proceeds at Fairview benefit the athletics program, paying for sports equipment, signing parties for college-bound student athletes and some scholarships, said Pendergrass.
In Weld District 6, Nutrition Services Director Jeremy West said with the new vending selection in place, “Sales may dip a little bit. We do not have candy bars in there. We do not have gummy worms in there.”
Ultimately, West’s goal is for the new vending program is to break even, fully supporting itself after the grant funding is gone. Under the new program, 15 percent of vending sales will return to the schools that house the machines and 85 percent will go to the nutrition services department.
Ann Cooper, director of nutrition services for Boulder Valley School District (and an expert on EdNews Parent), said she’s not concerned about whether sales have dropped since the district switched to healthier vending items last winter.
City announces new hours and appointment scheduling at the Planning & Development Services Center
In response to customer feedback, the City of Boulder’s Planning & Development Services Center will be testing extended business hours and advance appointment scheduling in 2013. The services center, which is currently closed for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. daily, will be open during the lunch hour beginning Monday, Jan. 7. The services center will be continuously open and available to customers from:
· 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and
· 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Anyone who enters the services center before 4 p.m. will be served. The new operating hours are based on the schedules of the industries served and are consistent with those of neighboring communities. City staff will be evaluating the success of the changes on an ongoing basis and will announce any proposed revisions as necessary.
In addition to the new hours, customers that are working through the Land Use Review (LUR) and Technical Document (TEC) processes will be able to schedule an appointment with a Project Specialist ahead of time by contacting Karlin Goggin at 303-441-4053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The services center is committed to providing excellent customer service and continuous improvements,” said Administrative Services Manager Aimee Kane. “We are excited to offer our customers expanded business hours and services to better accommodate their needs and schedules.”
Planning & Development Services coordinates all of the development-related functions across the city’s Community Planning & Sustainability and Public Works departments. The customer services provided include building applications and permits, comprehensive planning, development review, GIS mapping services, historic preservation, inspections, licensing, and zoning information.
All customers are encouraged to use www.boulderplandevelop.net before visiting the services center to take advantage of the many services that are available online.
The University of Colorado Police Department has received reports of a high number of thefts during the month of October. Since Oct. 2, UCPD has recorded 15 cases of a suspect or suspects stealing laptops and wallets from common areas or unlocked offices. The thief has targeted academic building offices, as well as the University Memorial Center. The following buildings have seen thefts in recent weeks: Benson Earth Sciences, Continuing Education, Engineering Center, Environmental Design, Imig Music, Koelbel Building, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University Theatre, Visual Arts Complex and Woodbury Arts and Sciences. For a Google Map with dates, locations and stolen items, see http://bit.ly/Oct2012CUthefts.
From Oct. 1-18 this year, UCPD has recorded 86 stolen pieces of property. During that same period last year, 68 items were stolen. CU Police have also seen a higher number of bike thefts in recent weeks. In nearly all cases, thieves have cut cable locks.
“Officers will be increasing their presence around bike racks and academic buildings, but we need the public’s help, too,” said CU Police spokesman Ryan Huff. “These are crimes of opportunity. Leaving your valuable items unattended or unprotected makes you a target for theft.”
The Police Department offers the following safety tips:
- Always keep your office locked when unattended. That includes when leaving for lunch or using the restroom.
- In common areas, such as dining facilities, libraries or the University Memorial Center, never leave laptops, mobile phones or other valuable items unattended.
- Record serial numbers of bikes, desktop computers, laptops, mobile phones and other items that could be stolen. If these items are recovered, it is easier to return them to you.
- Register your bike at the CU Bike Stations – east of the UMC or west of the Engineering Center. Register your laptop at the Telecommunications Center, also east of the UMC.
- For more crime prevention tips, see http://police.colorado.edu/crime-prevention-and-safety
As part of the fourth annual Live Free Weekend, the University of Colorado Boulder community is being encouraged to take a pledge to forego all alcohol use for 96 hours from Oct. 4-8.
Presented by the CU-Boulder student group Oasis and Counseling and Psychological Services, the pledge also includes no recreational drugs for all participants. Numerous free activities including a film screening, ultimate Frisbee tournament, intramural sports, rock climbing and yoga sessions will be offered throughout the weekend to highlight substance-abuse-free lifestyles.
“One of our goals is is to give people who binge drink and use drugs a chance to take a step back and look at what they are doing,” said Matthew Tomatz, substance abuse coordinator at CU-Boulder Counseling and Psychological Services.
The CU Intercollegiate Athletics department will help kick off the event with the Live-Free Kickoff Lunch on Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at noon on the south side of the Balch Field House. The free lunch, available to those who take the pledge, also gives participants a chance to meet others who are taking the challenge.
“We are excited and proud to be able to get involved with Live Free Weekend,” said Chris Schaefbauer, CUSG director of health and safety. “It’s important to have events like this on campus, where we question the things we do and the choices we make. Live Free Weekend gives the student body a great way to engage in dialogue within our community about alcohol and other substance abuse, because the truth is, it’s a problem among our students and college students in general.”
Live Free Weekend is sponsored by CU-Boulder Housing and Dining Services, CU Parents Association, CU Intercollegiate Athletics department, CU Volunteer Resource Center, Residence Hall Association, Community Health, GLBTQ Resource Center and Veteran Services.
To sign the pledge and see a complete list of events visit www.colorado.edu/livefreeweekend.
“What a Waste”
“Hotshots” looks at a movie!
Chronicle is another one of those movies in which the gimmick is that the audience sees what the characters in the movie have recorded themselves with a camera, and yet we see footage from more than one camera and even footage from surveillance cameras, as well.
Right. What is the point of the gimmick, especially when such extraordinary lengths have to be taken to be able to show the person behind the camera, like, for example, when he is flying up in the air high enough to almost get hit by a passing airliner?
At the beginning of the movie, we meet Andrew, a high-school senior, and he establishes the gimmick when he sets up a camera on a tripod in his bedroom and then says to his drunken father outside the door, “I bought a camera, and I’m filming everything from here on out.”
Andrew takes the camera to school with him and keeps it recording while he is eating lunch by himself on the bleachers at the football field, and we see him creep out the cheerleaders who are practicing their routines and also see him get picked on by bullies.
Now, any intelligent person in the audience is going to figure out that this is going to play a part later in the movie. You guess which one.
Andrew has a cousin named Matt, and Matt tells Andrew not to take his camera with them when they go to a party together, but naturally Andrew doesn’t listen.
While they are at the party, Matt and another friend of theirs named Steve find something out in the woods, and they tell Andrew to come out and get it on tape.
It is a large hole with a loud unusual noise coming up out of it, Steve falls in the hole, and Matt and Andrew, who keeps the camera with him, of course, go down into the hole after Steve.
We don’t see what is in the hole, and the movie cuts to a different day when we see that the three boys have unusual powers that they are trying out and practicing, powers that allow them to manipulate objects with just their minds, and they learn that they can increase their abilities with practice.
So, do they do good or evil?
Chronicle is a total waste.
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”
CU-Boulder-led effort to reduce
youth violence in Denver’s Montbello
neighborhood kicks off Feb. 16-17
A five-year project to improve the lives of youth in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood will kick off Feb. 16-17 with public meetings on the Evie Garrett Dennis Campus.
Community members and key leaders will gather in the community room at 4800 Telluride St. in Denver to discuss efforts to reduce youth violence to be led by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. The public is invited to attend.
Two boards will be launched at the meeting. The Key Leader Board, consisting of influential community leaders, will convene on Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Community Board, a coalition of community stakeholders, will also attend the meeting with the Key Leader Board from 8:30 to 12:30 on Feb. 16.
The Community Board will continue to meet the afternoon of Feb. 16 until 4:15 p.m., and on Feb. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served both days.
The CU-Boulder center will work closely with the two boards and residents of Montbello to reduce levels of youth violence among those aged 10 to 24. The project aims to reduce rates of serious violent crime and gang-related violence, in addition to rates of drug and alcohol abuse, gang participation, fighting, and bullying or being bullied in schools.
Partnering with CU-Boulder on the project are the Lowry Family Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado, The Foundation for Educational Excellence, the Denver Crime Control and Prevention Commission, Denver Police Department and the Denver Safe City Office.
The project is funded by a $6.5 million cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The principal investigator on the project is Delbert Elliott, director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and a nationally recognized expert on juvenile violence and school safety. Dr. Eric Sigel, an associate professor of pediatrics at the CU School of Medicine, and fellowship director of Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine Clinic, will serve as a co-investigator.
In addition to reducing juvenile violence, the project will work with the CU School of Medicine to train future youth violence prevention researchers in the areas of behavioral science, public health and adolescent medicine.
In the first year of the project researchers will collect baseline data in the Montbello community and in the comparison neighborhood of Northeast Park Hill. After data collection, the Montbello Community Board will create a community action plan. Montbello has more than 30,000 residents and is located northeast of I-70 and Peoria Street and south of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.
The second through fifth years will involve implementing evidence-based programs and strategies chosen by the community board, monitoring the programs’ implementation and evaluating impacts.
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence is part of CU-Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science. The center provides information on the causes, consequences and prevention of youth violence in addition to conducting research and providing technical assistance.
CDC has designated CU-Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence a National Academic Center for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. For more information on the CU-Boulder center visit http://www.colorado.edu/cspv or call 303-492-1032.
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The Cougar male Mountain Lion caught in a tree on the University of Colorado Campus chose an area known for Girl watching. Kittredge Commons is a favorite spot for you female CU students to sunbath. According to news reports:
“Jennifer Churchill, a spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said officers estimated the male mountain lion to be between 1 and 2 years old. She said at that age, males are no longer with their mothers and begin their search for territory of their own.”
Well it’s apparent this young male had something else on his mind too. Perhaps a tasty lunch of tender CU girls.
“It’s not unusual for young males to end up in strange places when they are looking for new territories,” she said. “CU is adjacent to mountain lion territory, so it’s not unusual for them to end up in town or on campus, although they normally come down at night.”
Well, that’s for sure. Young males of the human species often hang out in trees at night looking in dorm rooms of CU Co-eds.
One CU psychology grad student who works in SM told Boulder Channel 1 news” Look, that lion wasn’t stupid or confused. He sniffed out a good thing and was preparing to pounce. ”
But was the lion attracted to female hormones? Did he want sex or did he want to be petted? ”
No definitely not” said a CU lab technician.” Lions are not interested in sex with Humans. At least there is no record of them having sex. I mean, I wouldn’t rule it out, but being petted is a possibility. ”
An off duty Sheriffs deputy who has had a lot of experience with Cougars told us: ” Mountain Lions like small, short, low to the ground humans who look like easy prey. Seeing that there were a lot of girls around, it makes sense the lion posisioned himself in a tree over the foot bridge. Its a good thing a 4’8″ cute little thing didn’t happen buy. Or worse a Midget. “
Mountain Lions have been know to grab young children, but at press time we could not verify if a midge has ever been eaten by a Cougar.
The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department is recruiting volunteers for a trail building project on National Trails Day, Saturday June 4, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
This effort will assist in re-routing a section of Green Bear Trail. Volunteers will clear the trail corridor, haul slash and generally work toward establishing new tread. The re-route will move a portion of the trail out of the Bear Canyon riparian area. This, combined with previous trail projects, will help improve the entire length of the riparian area in Bear Canyon. Riparian areas provide essential habitat for a long list of plant and animal species and are some of the most biologically rich areas on the OSMP system.
A portion of the re-route will move the trail out of Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse habitat. This federally listed species requires riparian shrubland habitat, like those found in Bear Canyon, for feeding, breeding, and hibernation. The new trail alignment will also be more sustainable, resulting in a reduction of trail erosion that can both degrade water quality in the creek and impact native vegetation.
Volunteers should dress in layers and bring appropriate clothing for rain and full-sun exposure. Work gloves, sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, a long sleeved T-shirt, a water bottle, snacks, sunscreen and a hat are also necessary to participate. Tools and lunch will be provided. In addition, each volunteer will receive a custom-made project tee-shirt.
To pre-register for this event please visit www.osmp.org or call 303-413-7632. Due to the type of work and the location, registration is limited to 50 participants. These will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Designated parking will be at New Vista High School parking lot at 700 20th St. Volunteers will be shuttled to the project site.
Rueben’s Burger Bistro in Boulder is a happy place. It’s the kind of place you take your kids on a Friday night before the Buffalo Stampede on Pearl Street. Married couples might meet there on the same night same time for drinks. It is chatty, noisy, friendly, breezy, open and just so doggone American it makes you feel good to go out at night.
We also went to Rueben’s which hosted the nightly Crab talk show during the Fringe Festival in August. Even with all the artists, and performers it still had that approachable friendly vibe.
This is the kind of place where you get a huge fat burger made any way you want it with fries. It is not a chain and is downtown at B-way and Walnut so it is in the heart of Restaurant row. They also serve Mac and cheese anyway you want it so kids love this place. And let’s face it with a lot of downtown upscale restaurants aimed at singles and not families, Reuben’s is definitely a place where you’ll feel comfortable with the kids , yet feel like you have not fallen into a cultural abyss by being forced to endure Red Robin…which is fine…it is just not upscale anddowntown.
They have a big bar too and a wide selection of Belgium beers. We did notice few Martinis being served, but all and all this place was Rockin at 7:00 pm At night they have bands on weekends plus a bunch of TV’s which might as well been off cause people were into each other while we were there.
The decor of the Restaurant is worth noting. It was originally designed as a Mediterranean French restaurant so it’s nice. There is outdoor seating comfy booths and lounges inside. They even have new grass outside some kids and dads were playing on. So Rueben’s is the most wholesome downtown restaurant where you can get a drink, not have to deal with attitude from customers or staff nor see drunk moms trying to get kids to be quiet. You can go to the Kitchen, Med or Brasserie 1010 for that. Rueben himself is a good guy, friendly and has been in the Boulder restaurant biz for 15 years so he knows what he’s doing.
The Boulder Seniors Foundation presents a lunch and learn on the subject of Estate Planning – Wills and Trusts. This lunch and learn will be held at the West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave., from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. The fee is $15, which includes lunch provided by Café Classico.
After lunch, local attorney Sharon Svendsen, who specializes in estate planning and elder law, will give a presentation on the most important steps any person can take to make sure their final property and healthcare wishes are honored.
This seminar is sponsored by the Boulder Seniors Foundation as a fundraiser for Senior Resources. The Senior Resources staff offers individualized consultation and resource referrals. Call to learn about and understand the resources available to adults age 60 and older, as well as their families. The staff can help you clarify needs, understand what your options are, learn how to maneuver the application processes, balance care giving and develop a plan of action. Senior Resources is a program of the City of Boulder, Department of Housing and Human Services.
Look at this and other activities online at www.boulderseniorservices.com For information or to register by the deadline of Monday, April, 18, call 303-441-3148 or 303-441-4150.
Boulder Senior Services is a division of the Department of Housing and Human Services. For further information please call 303-441-3148 or 303-441-4150.