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University of Colorado student missing; Boulder police ask for public assistance
Search efforts are underway west of Boulder for a 19-year-old University of Colorado student who has been missing since June 17, 2012.
Police found Nicholas Marc Valore’s vehicle parked at the NCAR parking lot last night, after they were notified that Valore might be missing. There are no signs of foul play.
A classmate of Valore’s contacted University of Colorado police late yesterday afternoon to report that he hadn’t seen Valore in classes this week. He was concerned because it was unlike Valore to miss class. CU police were able to locate Valore’s 2004 blue Audi TT Roadster at NCAR, a favorite hiking area of Valore’s. Because NCAR is in the city’s jurisdiction, CU police contacted Boulder police, who are conducting the investigation.
Police contacted Valore’s roommate and Valore’s family members, and no one has heard from him since Father’s Day.
Valore is an avid hiker, and usually wears cargo shorts, a T-shirt and a bright-colored hoodie while hiking. He also carries a black, JanSport backpack. Police have searched Valore’s residence, and it appears that he took some of his hiking gear with him. The hiking gear and clothing was not found in the car.
Search and rescue teams have been looking in the foothills west of NCAR for any sign of Valore. He has been known to hike in the “bouldering” area west of NCAR, and also likes an area known as Mallory Cave. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating the search effort with assistance from Rocky Mountain Rescue, Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks rangers and Front Range Rescue Dogs.
A photo of Nicholas Valore is attached. Police are asking anyone who may have seen Valore hiking near NCAR or who may have been in contact with him to call police Dispatch at 303.441.3333.
Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services is leading the Colorado PEAK Outreach Initiative, a statewide effort to ensure the success of a new online benefits application.
The application, www.Colorado.gov/PEAK, launched in early June to help facilitate access to public medical, food and cash assistance programs for eligible children, adults and families across Colorado.
Boulder County is leading the initiative’s statewide implementation through unprecedented collaboration with state agencies, community-based organizations and leadership in each of Colorado’s 64 counties.
“The initiative aims to ensure that every eligible individual, child and family in Colorado is screened for and enrolled in the health, food and financial self-sufficiency benefits that help them thrive,” project director Dawn Joyce said.
Colorado has joined with 26 other states across the U.S. that offer online benefit applications as a targeted effort to meet the increasing demand for public assistance benefits and to remove barriers preventing people from receiving assistance.
“After talking with several other states with online applications like Colorado PEAK, we learned that a targeted, effective outreach effort was critical to the success of web-based benefit application,” said Housing and Human Services Director Frank Alexander.
Boulder County secured numerous foundation grants to fund the three-person PEAK Outreach Initiative team, which has built coalitions across the state, developed outreach and training materials, and conducted focus groups with more than 200 individuals to ensure that the PEAK online application is user-friendly in both English and Spanish.
Organizations in Boulder County currently offering assistance with PEAK are: Emergency Family Assistance Association, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, the Mental Health Center of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, Sister Carmen Community Center, Our Center, The Parenting Place, Community Food Share, Project Hope, Longmont Senior Services and City of Longmont Aging Services.
For more information about PEAK and training opportunities, please Jacqueline Sullivan at 303-918-5427 or PEAKOutreach@bouldercounty.org.
Boulder County, Colo. – Through the Circles Campaign, Boulder County is working with the local business community to help move individuals and families out of poverty and into a life of sustained self-sufficiency.
In collaboration with the Erie Chamber of Commerce and WorkLife Partnership, Boulder County is presenting a workshop to help businesses understand entry level employees and increase retention rates.
What: “Bridges for Employers” workshop, using guiding principles of the Bridges Out of Poverty model to help businesses understand entry level employees and increase retention rates.
When: Thursday, June 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Erie Public Library, 400 Powers St.
For more information or to RSVP please contact Boulder County Circles Campaign Coordinator Eliberto Mendoza at email@example.com or 303-441-1503, or email the Erie Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circles is a national campaign designed to help families out of poverty and initiate changes in the community that result in eliminating barriers to economic stability. The long-range vision is to eliminate the condition of poverty altogether.
“National data reveals that Circles have helped people increase earnings, rely less on public assistance, and to become more confident problem solvers and effective parents,” Mendoza said. “The business community can really help to provide coaching, networking and other non-financial support necessary to help families achieve their goals.”
Boulder Colorado During the weekend of Oct. 22, 2010, two female victims reported that their wallets were stolen while inside businesses at the Twenty Ninth Street Shopping District. In both cases, stolen credit cards were used at Boulder-area businesses.
In the first case (case #10-13137), the suspects are identified as a Hispanic female, 5’2”-5’5” tall, 25-35 years old, with blond-colored hair and having 2-3 gold teeth. The second suspect is identified as a Hispanic female, 5’10” tall, with dark-colored hair and having temporary braces on her teeth.
The suspects in the second case (case #10-13167) are described as a Hispanic male, 5’10” tall, approximately 180 pounds, 25-35 years of age with an athletic build. The second suspect is identified as a Hispanic female, 5’3” tall, a heavy-set build with long, wavy hair.
The individuals in these two cases are also suspected of committing similar crimes in both Longmont and Broomfield. Law enforcement officials would like to remind residents to always have personal items in view and to not place belongings such as a backpack or purse slung over the back of any chair or barstool.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Craig Beckjord at 303-441-3336. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via 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.
Source Boulder Police Department press release
The Boulder Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in an ongoing burglary investigation that has resulted in the recovery of hundreds of items believed to have been stolen during residential break-ins throughout the Denver metro area. Detectives have posted photographs of many of these items on a website in hopes that the rightful owners will be able to identify and ultimately, claim them.
Police recovered most of these items in March during an investigation into multiple burglaries that had occurred within City of Boulder limits during the past three years. In the subsequent months, detectives have been working with investigators in other jurisdictions while also logging each item as evidence. The items include jewelry, electronics, tools and firearms.
Digital images were taken of the recovered property and have been placed into Web-based photo albums. A box posted on the right side of the police department website, www.boulder-police.com, will provide the public access to those images. Once an album is opened and an image is clicked, a brief description of the item will appear. Each item has been assigned a unique item number (6999-3 for example). Members of the public, especially those who have been victims of residential burglaries, are encouraged to view the images.
If you recognize an item(s) that was stolen from your home during a burglary, please contact the law enforcement agency that documented the incident. Provide that agency with the item number(s) to assist with its investigation.
If the burglary took place within Boulder city limits, please contact 303-441-3330.
If the burglary took place outside of Boulder city limits, please do not contact the BPD. You will be referred to the agency that documented and investigated the incident. That agency can then contact the BPD for investigative follow-up.
The case number for this incident is 10-4008.