Posts tagged Spring
“Spring is a great time of year to get out on your land and begin preparing your property for wildfires.”
Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Forest Health Initiative is pleased to announce the Community Forestry Sort Yard operating schedule for 2013. Two sort yard locations are open each summer to provide residents a free of charge location to dispose of logs and slash cut from their land.
The sort yards do not accept yard clippings, raked up pine needles, root balls, construction materials, dirt, furniture, household trash or wood with metal in it. Sort yard staff will refuse loads that contain unacceptable items.
Allenspark/Meeker Park Sort Yard
- Spring hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 24th thru June 15th
- Summer/Fall hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 30th thru Oct. 19th
Nederland Area Sort Yard
- Spring hours: Tuesday thru Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1st thru July 6th (closed July 4th)
- Summer/Fall hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20th thru Oct. 12th (these dates are tentative)
The Community Forestry Sort Yards may have additional closures during the open season due to weather, staff training or other administrative requirements. To check the operational status of a sort yard please call 303-678-6368.
Boulder County encourages all of its residents to be good stewards of their backyard forest and to implement effective wildfire mitigation on their land.
“The spring is a great time of year to get out on your land and begin preparing your property for wildfires,” said Ryan Ludlow outreach forester with the county’s Land Use Department. “Simple actions like picking up downed branches, raking away all pine needles within 5 feet of your structures, cutting tall dead grass and moving leftover winter firewood piles off of porches and placing them at least 30 feet away from the home can really help improve the chances of your home surviving the next wildfire.”
If you want to learn more about how to implement effective wildfire mitigation on your land join us at the Nederland Community Center on May 11 for a half day workshop focused on “Firewise Landscaping.” Learn how to transform your home’s perimeter into an area that you can not only use, but also looks good and helps protect your home from wildfire.
For more information about the sort yard program or how to implement proactive wildfire mitigation on your land, contact Ryan Ludlow, Boulder County Forest Health Initiative’s outreach forester, at 720-564-2641 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Government Elections at CU-Boulder, The PULSE is READY!
BOULDER, CO: October 24 -28th, 2011 – The University of Colorado at Boulder is holding their Student Government Elections this week. A two-party ballot, with student representatives running for positions within the College of Arts & Sciences and at large, the progressive PULSE ticket will be kicking off their campaign Monday 10/24 with a pep rally on the CU-Boulder campus.
The University of Colorado – Boulder student government manages a $36 million budget generated by student fees and operational revenue from the university cost centers, such as the Women’s Resource Center and Environmental Center.
Fresh from Spring 2011’s competitive campaign race, which saw the highest voter turnout in the history of CU-Boulder, the PULSE is eager to kickoff their campaign. The PULSE is an inclusive and multi-faceted ballot, with candidates representing a multitude of colleges and disciplines, international and underrepresented student populations. A few contentions of the PULSE platform include; making campus a safer place, maintaining and increasing CU-Boulder as the leading Environmentally Sustainable campus, re-accessing student fees, and in line with CU-Boulder’s Flagship 2030 initiative, strengthening the international student community.
The PULSE is running against the conservative leaning Value ticket. Voting ends Friday, October 28th at 8PM, and all CU-Boulder undergraduates, graduate, and law students are encouraged to vote on their MyCUinfo portals.
For more information please contact Brittni Hernandez, the PULSE media representative and candidate.
Phone: (970) 388-4214
2011 special trash service dates announced
According to Boulder Revised Code (BRC) 1981 Section 6-3-9, property owners and managers of rental properties in the University Hill and Goss/Grove neighborhoods are required to contract with trash haulers for pick-up service for the following dates in 2011:
- Spring: Wednesday, May 4, through Monday, May 9; and
- Fall: Saturday, July 30, through Monday, Aug. 29.
The University Hill neighborhood boundaries are from Arapahoe Avenue to Baseline Road and from Broadway Street to Ninth Street, and the Goss/Grove neighborhood boundaries are from Canyon Boulevard to Arapahoe Avenue and from Folsom Street to 15th Street.
The Special Trash Service code requires that properties in these neighborhoods sign up for the program. The City of Boulder’s Environmental and Zoning Enforcement Office (EZEO) will issue a summons to property owners and managers of rental properties in these two neighborhoods if they are not signed up for the program, regardless of the extent of trash violations on their property. The fine for a violation of this section of the code is $250 for a first offense.
The Special Trash Service code requirement was implemented in 2003 as a result of a community group recommendation. During tenant move-in and move-out periods, which occur at the beginning and end of the University of Colorado’s academic year, the Goss/Grove and University Hill neighborhoods experience significant trash impacts. This program was initially developed as a pilot program in 2002. Its success resulted in the development of the specific code requirement.
Tonight is Fashion Under the Flatirons at the Boulder Theater. Little is known about this event. There are no press photos, no cameras allowed , no video, just basic hostility toward the press. Downtown Boulder told us last year it is for kids and moms: not exactly spring fashion for Boulder. No Cameras? Apparently there are children and the organizers feel that Pervs will target Boulder’s little ones. So for Boulder, this sentiment makes sense. Considering the JonBennet factor. But Someone needs to come up with a real Fashion Show again. Max!
Since Boulder doesn’t exactly have a fashion week ……..at least like we used to. We decided to bring you the best best fashion news in the world.
Day 2 of New York Fashion Week, Spring 2011 features, Nicole Miller, George Chakra, Ports 1961 BCBGMAXAZRIA and Ann Taylor
See this is what we need in Boulder. A Mom Prom! Nearly 140 Michigan women turned the clock back for the 6th annual ‘Mom Prom’. The brainchild of a suburban Detroit mother, the ladies-only event invites women to squeeze into an old prom gown or bridesmaid’s dress for a charity dance night.
Boulder Colorado In the sunshine front yard of a north Boulder home a single crocus stuck it’s head above the soil signaling the beginning of spring in this idyllic hamlet beneath the flat irons. ” I was taking out the garbage this moring about 10:30…….you know those plastic containers on wheels. It’s Tuesday and the garbageman always comes on Tuesday said the resident who asked to remain anonymous. ( Boulder Channel one does not release name of gardeners or birders so they do not become the victims of ridicule) “ I looked down at one of my planting areas and there was a very faint touch of green. I knelt and looked closer, getting ready to pull a weed……….and wait….Oh My God ! it was a Crocus!! Imagine my surprise and it’s only January 18″, the home guardian said.
Though mid January does seem a bit early for Boulder, it is more typical than not. Crocus will continue to pop up and will be full bloom in March.
The Boulder Army Store wins Boulder’s Best Outdoor Store award and Pat Long walks us through to show us some of the items that make them the best retail outdoor store in town.