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Boulder Chamber interview with John Tayer


President of the Boulder Chamber John Tayer, explains the Business Services, Advocacy and the Economic Vitality they provide in the city of Boulder. John talks about the members who join the Chamber and ways the Boulder Chamber can connect them others to help build their business, as well he explains some of the local policies the Chamber takes a role in developing in the community and some of the networking events the Chamber hosts where business voices can be shared with others. He talks with Boulder channel 1 CEO Jann Scott See more Boulder channel 1 videos on the Boulder Chamber Here . If you or your company would like a video like this  see Boulder channel 1 Advertising Agency Services

Shop Local at McDonald Carpet One

Shop Local at McDonald Carpet One


Your Home is Our Home, Buy Local for a strong community at McDonald Carpet One in Boulder. When you shop at Carpet One Floor & Home you’re among neighbors, in addition to local business they’re active in the local community and support efforts of youth sports, animal welfare, the environment and more. To lean more visit McDonald Capet One at 6367 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder or Call (303) 449-0011

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 Boulder Chamber interview with John Tayer

Boulder Chamber interview with John Tayer

John Tayer and Jann Scott talk business. He explains the Business Services, Advocacy and the Economic Vitality they provide in the city of Boulder. John talks about the members who join the Chamber and ways the Boulder Chamber can connect them others to help build their business, as well he explains some of the local policies the Chamber takes a role in developing in the community and some of the networking events the Chamber hosts where business voices can be shared with others.[READ|SHARE]
Tebo’s Car Collection at Tebo’s Garage

Tebo’s Car Collection at Tebo’s Garage

Buy tickets for Boulder Chamber's Drive Your Business at Tebo's Garage on Wednesday, September 21! This premiere event provides the opportunity to mingle with business leaders amidst Boulder County's largest private car collection. With great food, drinks and a member expo booth treasure hunt, this unique event is not to be missed! Register Here today as space is filling up.[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Chamber

Boulder Chamber

To support and promote business, facilitate innovative business practices, create opportunities for peer interaction, and implement services that benefit our members.[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Chamber Tour

Boulder Chamber Tour

John Tayer, CEO shows us around the Boulder Chamber Offices and we learn about some of the things that the Chamber does for the local Boulder business community.[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Chamber - Boulder Business After Hours with John Tayer - February 19th 2014

Boulder Chamber - Boulder Business After Hours with John Tayer - February 19th 2014

John Tayer at Boulder Chamber Business After Hours event February 19th 2014 – Boulder Chamber’s CEO talk with Jann Scott about the Chamber's involvement in the Boulder business community including: Start-Up businesses, business services, capital investments, young professionals, Innovation Blueprint, community involvement, protecting the environment and having a thriving business community in the city. John also talks a little about his background and his role as CEO of the Boulder Chamber.[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Chamber - Boulder Business After Hours with Jane Lewis - February 19th 2014

Boulder Chamber - Boulder Business After Hours with Jane Lewis - February 19th 2014

Jane Lewis - Boulder Chamber's Event, Website and Possibilities Manager sits down with Jann Scott from Boulder Channel 1 and tells us about the Boulder Business After Hours event and other upcoming Boulder Chamber events.[READ|SHARE]
Boulder  Start Up week starts up on Wednesday

Boulder Start Up week starts up on Wednesday

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[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Chamber's Top Event for Business Leaders last night at Harvest House

Boulder Chamber's Top Event for Business Leaders last night at Harvest House

Boulder CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs, and rising stars feted and Schmoozed last night at the Millenium Harvest House. The event ‘Celebration of Leadership’ was promoted by The boulder Chamber: "celebration as we honor the executives who shape our community and pioneer the path to innovation". Guests were celebrating with beverages, and delicious Hor D' oeuvres while contemplating which item to bid for.[READ|SHARE]
City manager approves business incentive for Gnip

City manager approves business incentive for Gnip

Gnip is the largest provider of social data in the world, partnering with Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and WordPress, among others, to aggregate social media data and information for their clients. Founded in 2008, the company has emerged as a leader in the social media industry. With 50 employees, Gnip recently expanded into a new space at 1050 Walnut, Suite 115, to maintain its presence in downtown Boulder. In addition, Gnip was named “best place to work” by both the Boulder Chamber and the Denver Business Journal.[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Chamber Awards dinner March 15 2012 New video and story

Boulder Chamber Awards dinner March 15 2012 New video and story

Boulder Chamber Awards dinner March 15 2012 New video and story by Boulder Channel 1[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Chamber Flagstaff Star Card Celebrates with Artist Reception This Thursday, December 1st

Boulder Chamber Flagstaff Star Card Celebrates with Artist Reception This Thursday, December 1st

Flagstaff Star Card Celebrates with Artist Reception This Thursday, December 1st Join us to attend an Art Exhibit & Artist Reception for the 2011 Star card artist, Jason Emery. Starting at 5 p.m.[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Chamber Thanks Giving update:

Boulder Chamber Thanks Giving update:

Boulder Chamber Member Appreciation Breakfast and warm wishes for Thanksgiving Abundance.[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Chamber of Commerce event, Global Business Networking: Accessing High Tech Talent

Boulder Chamber of Commerce event, Global Business Networking: Accessing High Tech Talent

Live at 5:30 tonight, Nov 10, 2011 The Boulder Chamber of Commerce event, Global Business Networking: Accessing High Tech Talent Video Hosted by Jann Scott on[READ|SHARE]
Look Good Now Personal Stylist Marion Rothschild

Look Good Now Personal Stylist Marion Rothschild

Marion Rothschild at personal stylist and wardrobe consultant at Look Good Now talks to us about her fashion business in Boulder.[READ|SHARE]
29th Street Marketing Director - Heather Drake - Interview

29th Street Marketing Director - Heather Drake - Interview

Heather Drake the Marketing Manager for 29th Street Retail District talks to us about the Boulder Chamber Business Trade Fair and the Taste of 29th Street as well as some exciting new things going on and coming to the 29th Street Mall in Boulder.[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Business Trade Fair

Boulder Business Trade Fair

Boulder Business Trade Fair - A Taste of 29th Street, Boulder Chamber CEO Susan Graf tells us about the Boulder Business Trade Fair, a gathering to support local businesses in Boulder.[READ|SHARE]
former city council women Angelique Espinoza Spin doctor for Boulder Chamber blogs and blabs:

former city council women Angelique Espinoza Spin doctor for Boulder Chamber blogs and blabs:

former city council women Angelique Espinoza Spin doctor for Boulder Chamber blogs and blabs:[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Chamber members: Why Social Media is not the great savior of your company: or I just don't get it...and you're right!

Boulder Chamber members: Why Social Media is not the great savior of your company: or I just don't get it...and you're right!

Boulder Chamber members: Why Social Media is not the great savior of your company: or I just don't get it...and you're right![READ|SHARE]
Colorado Gov Hickenlooper speaks to Boulder Chamber on Boulder Channel One TV

Colorado Gov Hickenlooper speaks to Boulder Chamber on Boulder Channel One TV

Colorado Gov Hickenlooper speaks to Boulder Chamber on Boulder Channel One TV Governor John Hickenlooper addressed a captive audience of 250 Chamber and community members at our luncheon on March 21. He shared details on how government should be "effective, efficient and elegant."[READ|SHARE]
Boulder Chamber EXPOsion 2007

Boulder Chamber EXPOsion 2007

We visit the Boulder Chamber EXPOsion and talk with Ashley Winters the Boulder Chamber Events Manager, Susan Graff the CEO of the Boulder Chamber as well as local Boulder businesses attending the annual trade show about their companies and how they take part in the community.[READ|SHARE]

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Cal-Wood Education Center 

P.O. Box 347
Jamestown, CO, CO 80455 
Phone: 303-449-0603 

To offer a uniue educational experience to youth and adults in a manner that will carry on the vision of Roger and Oral Calvert. 

Cancer uilt Project 

2495 Agate Road
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 720-244-2207 

Cancer uilt Project is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, organized to design, sew and uilt handmade uilts for donation and distribution to chemotherapy centers for the purpose of providing beauty and comfort to cancer patients receiving treatment. 

Caring Pregnancy Center 

1275 Centaur Village Drive 
Lafayette, CO 80026 
Phone: 303-665-2341 

Caring Pregnancy Center (CPC) is an inter-denominational Christian, non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to providing constructive alternatives to abortion. We support women, men and children before, during and after an unexpected pregnancy. 

Carriage House 

PO Box 626
Boulder, CO, CO 80306 
Phone: 303-442-8300 

Carriage House is a day resource center that provides a stable, supportive community for homeless men and women. We meet immediate surival needs and provide resources that lead to employment, housing, personal stability and healing. 

Catalog for Giving – Boulder County 

1123 Spruce Street
Boulder , CO 80302 
Phone: 720-565-3898 

The Catalog for Giving of Boulder County was developed to bring public attention to these organizations that provide services to youth, but which have a difficult time finding financial support and other necessary resources. 

Center for People With Disabilities 

1675 Range Street
Boulder, CO 80301 
Phone: 303-442-8662 

Believing that all people are entitled to the freedom to make choices and the right to live independently in the community, CPWD provides resources, information and advocacy to empower people with disabilities to overcome barriers to independent living. 

Center for ReSource Conservation 

1702 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-441-3278 

The Center for ReSource Conservation is committed to leading Colorado residents, businesses, and municipalities towards a sustainable future. 

Central Asia Institute 

617 South 5th Avenue
Bozeman, MT, CO 59715 
Phone: 406-585-7841 

Supporting community-based programs in education, women’s empowerment, public healtha and conservation in regions of Pakistan’s Karakoram and Central Asia’s Pamir mountains 

Children’s House Preschool 

3370 Iris Walk Ct.
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 303-444-6432 

We believe all children of every ability, race, native language, culture and socio-economic status have the right to flourish in an inclusive preschool program. 

Circle of Care 

P.O. Box 4204
Boulder , CO 80306 
Phone: 303-358-4300 or 303-444-1429 

Circle of Care is dedicated to ending the plague of isolation and loneliness for the elder population, by providing accessibility to the arts and the community. 

Circles of Ten: Women for World Peace 

P.O. Box 18923
Boulder, CO, CO 80308 
Phone: 303-494-6503 

We see a world community whose women, men and children are actively living in peace. Our mission is to make visible the world-wide culture of peace by gathering in circles to identify, declare and carry out acts of courageous peacemaking. 

Civil Air Patrol, Boulder Composite Suadron 

4750 N. Broadway, PO Box 3782
Boulder, CO 80307 
Phone: 303-956-9177 

Civil Air Patrol has three Congressionally chartered Missions, Aerospace Education, Emergency Services including airborne search and rescue and disaster relief, and our Cadet Program for youth between 6th grade and age 21. 

Climbing for Life 

710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401 
Phone: 303-278-0455 

Our mission is to provide young people at risk in the Denver/Boulder Metro area with experiences that impact their self-image leading to a more positive future for themselves and their communities. Our goals are to effect positive behavior change, assist in interpersonal and social skills development, and reduce illegal activity through crime prevention initiatives. We achieve these outcomes by building safe and supportive environments, challenging youth appropriately and encouraging them to take responsibility for themselves and their actions. 

Clinica Campesina Family Health Services 

1345 Plaza Ct. North
Lafayette, CO, CO 80026 
Phone: 303-665-3036 x236 

To provide health care seervices to low income and other medically underserved people. 

The Cohousing Network 

1460 uince Ave #102 Boulder, CO 80304 Phone: 303-413-9227 

The mission of The Cohousing Network is to support the creation of cohousing communities throughout the country. 

CO BPW Education Foundation 

P. O. Box 1189
Boulder, CO 80306 
Phone: 303-443-2573 

The Colorado Business and Professional Women’s Education Foundation invests in women who are transforming their lives through education…for themselves, their families, and their communities. 

Colie’s Closet 

5665 Pennsylvania Place
Boulder, CO 80303 
Phone: 303-494-4225 

Colie’s Closet’s mission is to work with and educate teenagers, young adults and others about depression and suicide. Colie’s Closet’s goal is to prevent suicide. 

Collage Children’s Museum 

2065 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301 
Phone: 303-440-0053 

Collage Children’s Museum embraces, empowers and celebrates the whole child in preparation for tomorrow’s world. Through fun, interactive experiences, we ignite a sense of wonder and encourage exploration. 

Colorado Anti-Violence Program 

1600 Downing Street, Suite 240
Denver, CO 80218 
Phone: 303-839-5204 

The Colrado Anti-Violence Program is dedicated to ending violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities of Colorado and ensuring the highest uality services are provided to victims of bias, domestic, sexual, and enforcement violence. 

Colorado Chautauua Association 

900 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-442-3282 

The Colorado Chautauua Association preserves the site and perpetuates the spirit of the historic Chautauua in Boulder, building community through uniue cultural, educational, social and recreational experiences. 

Colorado Conservation Trust 

2334 Broadway, Suite A
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 720-565-8289 

To preserve Colorado’s special places – agricultural lands, wildlife habitat and open spaces – by fostering leadership, strategic intiatives, and increased investment in conservation. 

Colorado Council on Economic Education 

225 East 16th Avenue Suite 350
Denver, CO 80237 
Phone: 303-832-8480 

CCEE’s primary work is improving the uality of economic education in Colorado’s K-12 schools by helping teachers meet the Colorado Model Content Standards in Economics. CCEE is a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1976 and an affiliate of the National Council on Economic Education. Funding is solely from foundations, businesses, and interested individuals. 

Colorado Environmental Coalition 

1536 Wynkoop Street, #5C
Denver, CO 80202 
Phone: 303-534-7066 

Since 1965, the Colorado Environmental Coalition (CEC) has been helping citizens protect their uality of life and the natural heritage that makes Colorado uniue. As the grassroots action arm of the Colorado environmental movement, CEC builds and mobilizes citizen campaigns to assure that Coloradans have a powerful voice in decisions that impact our state?s environment. 

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative 

710 Tenth St., Suite 220
Golden, CO 80401 
Phone: 303-278-7525 

To protect and preserve the natural integrity of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks through active stewardship and public education. 

Colorado Friends of the Lost Boys of Sudan 

454 Owl Drive
Louisville, CO 80027 
Phone: 303-666-0139 

The goals of the CFLBS are to assist in the general welfare, job training, and other education of Sudanese refugees living in Colorado known as the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan who have been orphaned by a prolonged civil war in their country. It is our hope that they may become self-sufficient, educated, healthy and contributing citizens of Colorado and that some of them will one day go back to help rebuild their war-torn country. 

Colorado Horse Rescue 

10386 N. 65th Street
Longmont, CO 80503 
Phone: 720-494-1414 

Colorado Horse Rescue provides shelter, care, rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted horses. 

Colorado Life-sharing Community Initiative 

7880 Grasmere Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301 
Phone: 303-527-0767 

CLCI?s mission is to bring a Camphill community to Colorado. The Camphill Movement is dedicated to social and cultural renewal through community building with children, youth, and adults who have developmental disabilities. In our time, when many people are experiencing a search for meaning, Camphill offers a life of celebration, service, and community in which all participants flourish. With one hundred communities around the globe, the Camphill Movement, founded in 1939, is internationally acclaimed for its high ideals and cutting edge work. 

Colorado MahlerFest 

970 Aurora Avenue, F-201
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-447-0513 

To present annually a one-week music and art festival devoted to the music of Gustav Mahler, and the art and culture of his times. 

Colorado Microcredit, Inc. 

3003 Arapahoe Street, Suite 218
Denver, CO CO 
Phone: 303-293-8544 

Colorado Microcredit,Inc. provides eual access to unsecured credit for low-income people, especially women, who want to start or grow a business through peer-lending loan circles and business training. 

Colorado Mountain Club, Boulder Group 

633 South Broadway, Unit N
Boulder, CO 80305 
Phone: 303-554-7688 

The Colorado Mountain Club is organized to: * Unite the energy, interest, and knowledge of the students, explorers, and lovers of the mountains of Colorado ; * Collect and disseminate information regarding the Rocky Mountains on behalf of science, literature, art, and recreation; * Stimulate public interest in our mountain area; * Encourage the preservation of forests, flowers, fauna, and natural scenery; and * Render readily accessible the alpine attractions of this region. 

Colorado Music Festival 

900 Baseline Road, Cottage 100
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-449-1397 

The Colorado Music Festival educates, entertains, and challenges audiences of all ages by presenting classical music performed by extraordinary professional musicians from around the world. 

Colorado Native Plant Society 

P.O. Box 200
Fort Collins, CO 80521 
Phone: 970-491-2998 or 303-902-4679 

Decidated to the appreciation and conservation of the Colorado native flora. 

Colorado Open Lands 

274 Union Blvd, Suite 320
Lakewood, CO 80228 
Phone: 303-988-2373 

To preserve the significant open lands and diminishing natural heritage of Colorado through private and public partnerships, innovative land conservation techniues, and strategic leadership. 

Colorado Outward Bound School Community Programs 

945 Pennsylvania St.
Denver, Colorado, CO 80203 
Phone: 303-831-6974 

To enhance individual character, promote self-discovery and challenge students to cultivate self-reliance, leadership, fitness, compassion and service through exceptional wilderness education. 

Colorado Reptile Humane Society 

13941 Elmore Road
Longmont, CO 80504 
Phone: 303-776-2070 

Colorado Reptile Humane Society (CoRHS) works to bring humane care to pet trade and CO wildlife reptiles and amphibians. 

Colorado Shakespeare Festival 

277 UCB
Boulder, CO, CO 80309-0277 
Phone: 303-492-0554 

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival has a 47-year history of excellence, producing an aesthetically challenging mix of both traditional and innovative productions of Shakespeare’s plays. We are committed to: · high professional standards of uality, diversity and safety in all departments · education through outreach, mentorship and advocacy · the development of new work and the nurturing of playwrights in our hope to contribute to the canon of future classics from our culture 

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center 

11968 Mineral Road
Longmont, CO 80504 
Phone: 303-652-9131 

The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center promotest the physical, psychological and social well-being of persons with disabilities through interaction with a therapeutic team consisting of an instructor and/or therapist, volunteer(s), and a horse. 

Colorado Ushers 

10 Emerson Street, Suite 403
Denver, CO 80218 
Phone: 303-282-8885 

Colorado Ushers provides uality and dependable volunteers to the performing arts within the Denver/Boulder metro area. 

Colorado Youth Program 

205 Canyon Bouldevard
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-402-9656 

Connecting kids with nature and their communities. 

Community and School Alliance (CASA) Fund 

PO Box 27
Nederland, CO 80466 
Phone: 303-258-9232 

The Community And School Alliance (CASA) Fund was formed to provide private support for Boulder County Mountain educational efforts via grants, community facilitated communications and organization, volunteers, and community business partnership while also serving as a liaison between its stakeholders including students, teachers, educators, parents and community. The CASA Fund shall empower, fund, organize, assist and ultimately compliment the individual and partnership participation to provide the highest uality educational opportunities for children in Nederland and the surrounding mountain areas. 

Community Food Share 

6363 Horizon Lane
Longmont, CO 80503 
Phone: 303-652-3663 

People in Boulder and Broomfield Counties are food secure. 

Community Foundation Serving Boulder County 

1123 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-442-0436 

The Community Foundation exists to encourage philanthropy and improve the uality of life in Boulder County, now and forever. 

Community Housing Partners, Inc. 

4800 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 720-564-4646 

To fund activities & services that support and improve the uality of life for low-income residents of the Boulder Housing Partners “Healthy Communities Program”. This program impacts and improves social bonding in each uniue BHP community. 

Community Shares of Colorado 

1536 Wynkoop, Suite 202
Denver, CO 80202 
Phone: 303-861-7507 

The mission of Community Shares of Colorado is to connect the people of Colorado to the charities the care about the most. 

Community Table 

950 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303 
Phone: 303-541-9534 

Community strives to provide a safe, nurturing and friendly environment where people can improve their nutrition and meet and mingle with new friends. This program is designed for people in need. 

Compass House 

1720 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-440-9410 

The mission of Compass House is to provide a wide range of affordable community-based therapeutic services to help youth and their families address a variety of challenging emotional, behavioral, and relationship issues using licensed, experienced professionals. 

Congregation Bonai Shalom 

1527 Cherryvale Road
Boulder, CO 80303 
Phone: 303-442-6605 

Congregation Bonai Shalom is a Jewish congregation dedicated to engaging Jewish adults in an active and fulfilling Jewish life through prayer, study and the creation of a vibrant Jewish community, and to prepare children to become fulfilled members and leaders of such a community. 

Cottonwood Institute 

1076 Grant Place
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-447-1076 

The mission of the Cottonwood Institute is to inspire students to change the world through an exciting blend of adventure and service. 

CTEK Venture Centers (previously Colorado Technology Incubator) 

1625 Broadway Suite 950
Denver, CO 80303 
Phone: 303-546-9595 

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs build profitable, sustainable business in their local community. Our network of mentors and advisors are committed to innovation in technology, fostering individual leadership and partnering with public and private sectors to support entrepreneurialism. 

CU Art Galleries 

318 UCB, Univ. of Colorado at Boulderv Boulder, CO 80309-0318 
Phone: 303-492-8300 

Enhancing public understanding of the visual arts and advocating a cross-disciplinary understanding of social,cultural, technological and historical context through art. Access to art of national and international significance, and broad access to the Colorado Collection, our permanent collection. 

Cultivating Stewards/Campaign Earth 

935 37th Street
Boulder, CO 80303 
Phone: 720-565-1100 

Real people, ordinary actions, extraordinary results. Campaign Earth?s mission is to create an environmental movement through incremental changes easily accomplished by the majority of Americans. 

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Access Counseling (formerly The Counseling Center) 

1534 55th St.
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303-449-7898 

The Counseling Center provides early intervention counseling, education and referral services to families, couples and individuals in Boulder County regardless of their ability to pay. We seek to strengthen our community by helping people develop the skills they need to resolve difficult life situations before they escalate into more serious problems. 

Access Fund 

PO Box 17010
Boulder, CO 80308 
Phone: 303-545-6772 

The Access Fund is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and conserving the climbing environment. 

Acorn School for Early Childhood Development 

2580 Iris Avenue @ Folsom
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 303-938-8233 

The mission of the Acorn School for Early Childhood Development is to provide high uality, accessible, early care and education programs, and to advocate for higher standards in the field of early childhood education. 

Addiction Treatment Center of Longmont 

2130 Mt. View Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-651-9200 

Addiction Treatment Center of Longmont (ATC) is an Intensive outpatient substance abuse program. It is designed for adults with alcohol or drug abuse probelms who don’t reuire a hospital stay or residential treatment. 

Aeolian Art and Music Institution 

2005 18th Street
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-790-2224 

Bringing the communities of the East and the West together through fine arts, music, and cultural activities of both the East and the West. Our charter is to create a complete environment for unleashing a child’s creativity. We would like children to develop and sustain interest over the years by offering a positive learning environment in fine arts. 

Affordable Housing Alliance 

777 Pearl Street, Suite 210
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 720-260-2800 

AHA is dedicated to providing affordable home ownership opportunities for those who could not otherwise afford to own a home in the community in which they live and are active citizens. AHA believes that those who form the social fabric of our community (nurses, teachers, social workers, etc.) should have a permanent home in our community. 

Aging Services Foundation of Boulder County 

PO Box 471
Boulder, Colorado, CO 80306 
Phone: 303-441-4575 

The mission of the Aging Services Foundation is to raise and distribute funds for services that promote the health and well-being of older adults and caregiving families. 

Alienated Parents Association 

PMB 395, 1630 A 30th Street
Boulder, CO, CO 80301 
Phone: 303-449-6774 

Alienated Parents Association supports family association as a fundamental human right. 

All Together Now International 

P O Box 7111
Boulder, CO 80306 
Phone: 720-565-8777 

Our Mission is to support charitable projects designed to address material needs of poor populations in Asia. Our projects also work toward fostering self-sufficiency, cooperation and community. Our intent is also to provide support to individuals for personal action to help those in need. 

ALS Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter 

P.O. Box 7964
Boulder, CO 80306 
Phone: 303-549-1601 

The mission of the ALS Association-Rocky Mountain Chapter is to improve the uality of life for ALS patients and their families and to provide patient services support for the management and progression of the disease. 

Alternatives For Youth, Inc. 

24 Ninth Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501 
Phone: 303-776-8184 

The mission of Alternatives For Youth, Inc. is to provide timely and responsive services that promote social and academic success for youth and their families. 

Alt-X Digital Arts Foundation 

3188 Redstone Road
Boulder, CO 80305 
Phone: 303-499-9331 

Alt-X is devoted to supporting digital arts and culture. 

American Cancer Society 

6857 Paiute Ave
Longmont, CO 80503 
Phone: 303-776-2689 

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based volunteer health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. 

American Heart Association 

3135 23d Street
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 303-673-0292 

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. 

American Mountain Guides Association 

PO Box 1739 
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-271-0984 

The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) is a non-profit organization that seeks to represent the interests of American mountain guides by providing support, education, and standards. 

American Red Cross 

5378 Sterling Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301 
Phone: 303-442-0577 

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. 

Anam Chara 

1795 uince Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-442-4484 

Within the environs of home care for elders, Anam Chara expresses its mission of service for each in its community by nurturing a conscious journey through the passages of life. 

Archway Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc. 

PO Box 17054
Boulder, CO 80308 
Phone: 303-774-8347 

Archway wildlife seeks to address many environmental issues. We take care of wildlife in need as a direct result of human contact primarily, infant suirrels, raccoons,foxes,wood ducks, mallards and goslings. Another significant part of Archway is outdoor education. We teach animal tracking, wilderness survival, appreciation for the natural world,and heightened awareness,to all age groups. We also offer advice on wildlife conflict and management. 

Ars Nova Singers, Inc. 

890 Morgan Drive
Boulder, CO 80303 
Phone: 303-499-3165 

The art of choral music has been constrained in the minds of most of the populace of our state to endless repeat performances of a handful of traditional masterpieces. The Ars Nova Singers has accepted a leadership role in breaking new ground in Colorado’s choral tradition and opening up this music to new audiences. To accomplish our mission, Ars Nova is committed to these principles: ? the furthering of the choral art form, through public performances of the highest artistic uality; ? to educate our audiences about the diversity of artistic expression in the choral art form across eras and cultures, through innovative programming of non-standard repertoire; ? to emphasize, as our name implies, “New Art;? that is, choral music of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

ArtWalk Longmont, Inc. 

PO Box 1461
Longmont, CO 80502 
Phone: 303-678-8417 

Promoting the cultural arts in historic downtown Longmont. 

Association for Community Living in Boulder County 

5744 N. 71st Street
Longmont, CO 80503 
Phone: 303-527-0888 

The mission statement of the Association for Community Living is: We believe that people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities belong in the community in natural proportions ? to live, to work, and to participate fully in all aspects of community life. The ACL in Boulder County exists to ensure these rights by acting as a catalyst to promote attitudes, practices, programs, and policies that result in full participation. 

Association for Experiential Education 

3775 Iris Ave., Suite #4
Boulder , CO 80301 
Phone: 303-440-8844 

The mission of the Association for Experiential Education is to develop and promote experiential education. The association is committed to supporting professional development, theoretical advancement and the evaluation of experiential education worldwide. 

Association for Traditional Studies 

1630-A 30th Street, #420
Boulder, CO CO 80301
Phone: 303-482-2046 

The Association is dedicated to the preservation, documentation, and dissemination of traditional arts and knowledge around the world. The survival of traditional arts is imperative as we face issues of sustainability and development in the 21st century and the Association strives to create an environment for traditional practioners to reach the world to share their arts and knowledge. 

Association of Brewers 

736 Pearl Street
Boulder, Colorado, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-447-0816 

To make uality beer and brewing knowledge accessible to all. 

Attention, Inc. (Attention Homes) 

3080 Broadway Suite C
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 303-447-1206 

The mission of Attention Homes is to provide residential treatment, counseling, and safe shelter to at-risk youth. 

Audubon Colorado 

1966 13th Street, Suite 230
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-415-0130 

Audubon Colorado exists to inspire and work with people to conserve, restore and enjoy natural habitats in our state. We focus on birds and other wildlife through education, research, careful use of our resources, and by serving as strong voices for the natural world. 

Avista Hospital Foundation 

100 Health Park Drive
Louisville, CO 80027 
Phone: 303-761-0186 

Extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people of our communities. 

Ayacara International 

3926 Promontory Ct.
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 720-565-9266 

Fundacion Ayacara was created to match the need for concrete direct action in those areas where the socio-environmental crises are threatening sensitive ecosystems and very undeveloped communities in southern Chile Patagonia. Based on the fact that every single problem we are facing today originates within ourselves, this project focuses on proposing new alternatives based on comprehensive understanding of nature and its cycles for education and the development of the edge zones where wilderness and civilization clash.

Sleep Out for the Homeless

100 will Sleep Out for Homeless Youth November 13th!


November is National Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month.

Sleep Out for the HomelessSign up to Sleep Out here:

BOULDER, CO. – Attention Homes has announced that on Thursday, November 13th over 100 community members will sleep out in support of homeless and runaway youth. November is officially Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month. The 3rd Annual Sleep Out for Homeless Youth will be presented in partnership with First United Methodist Church of Boulder. Attention Homes, a local non-profit organization, is the only shelter for youth in Boulder County providing day and overnight shelter.

Participants will be spending the night sleeping outside on the lawn in downtown Boulder between Attention Homes’ office and the First United Methodist Church, near 15th and Spruce Street. They have pledged to each raise $1,000 for Attention Homes from friends, family and colleagues through their own fundraising page. Sleep Out is expected to raise more than $100,000 to support Attention Homes’ homeless and runaway youth services.

“The number of youth in our community who are either homeless or unstably housed is currently estimated to be 150 or more on any given night,” says Claire Clurman, Executive Director of Attention Homes. “Sleep Out is an opportunity to raise awareness about and funds for this critically important issue. By taking part in this event, individuals, community and business leaders will glimpse what life is like as a homeless youth by exposing themselves to weather and the uncertainties that come from living on the streets. Our hope is that as they return the next morning to safe and warm homes, their jobs and families, they will share a message of awareness and support for these local kids that need our attention and help.” Both principals from Fairview and Boulder High will be sleeping out this year.

Sleep Out participants will arrive the evening of November 13th at First United Methodist Church and take part in a simple meal provided by Pasta Jay’s before preparing to sleep out. Early the next morning, a light breakfast will be served before departing back to work and home where participants are encouraged to not shower or change in order to further heighten their connection to the experience of being homeless. Rev. Pat Bruns, Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church, was an early supporter of the event and believes Sleep Out perfectly complements their affirming and welcoming community that reaches out to support a variety of local non-profits. “Caring for one another works best when we build creative partnerships that help meet a wide variety of needs. Whether it is through our efforts with the Boulder County Aids Project, OutBoulder, Community Table, which also feeds the poor and homeless or by supporting the essential work of Attention Homes, we are doing what we all should do to help those who are so often both marginalized and forgotten in our community. And we are committed to changing the systems that create marginalization, neglect and homelessness in the first place.”

Attention Homes expects to serve close to 800 youth by the end of 2014 through street outreach, day drop-in services and overnight shelter. Programs connect vulnerable youth to education, employment, housing, mental health and substance abuse support and family reunification. To learn more about how you can participate go to

Attention HomesAbout Attention Homes:
Since 1966 Attention Homes has provided opportunities for youth in crisis to change their lives. We offer safe shelter, community-based living and teaching of life skills necessary for an independent future. Attention Homes operates the only shelter for youth in Boulder County.

Claire Clurman : Executive Director
303.447.1206 x122
720.308.1001 (cell)

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CU Boulder – Neanderthals Not Inferior To Modern Humans



neanderthal 2The widely held notion that Neanderthals were dimwitted and that their inferior intelligence allowed them to be driven to extinction by the much brighter ancestors of modern humans is not supported by scientific evidence, according to a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Neanderthals thrived in a large swath of Europe and Asia between about 350,000 and 40,000 years ago. They disappeared after our ancestors, a group referred to as “anatomically modern humans,” crossed into Europe from Africa.

In the past, some researchers have tried to explain the demise of the Neanderthals by suggesting that the newcomers were superior to Neanderthals in key ways, including their ability to hunt, communicate, innovate and adapt to different environments.

But in an extensive review of recent Neanderthal research, CU-Boulder researcher Paola Villa and co-author Wil Roebroeks, an archaeologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands, make the case that the available evidence does not support the opinion that Neanderthals were less advanced than anatomically modern humans. Their paper was published today in the journal PLOS ONE.

Villa and Roebroeks scrutinized nearly a dozen common explanations for Neanderthal extinction that rely largely on the notion that the Neanderthals were inferior to anatomically modern humans. These include the hypotheses that Neanderthals did not use complex, symbolic communication; that they were less efficient hunters who had inferior weapons; and that they had a narrow diet that put them at a competitive disadvantage to anatomically modern humans, who ate a broad range of things.

The researchers found that none of the hypotheses were supported by the available research. For example, evidence from multiple archaeological sites in Europe suggests that Neanderthals hunted as a group, using the landscape to aid them.

Researchers have shown that Neanderthals likely herded hundreds of bison to their death by steering them into a sinkhole in southwestern France. At another site used by Neanderthals, this one in the Channel Islands, fossilized remains of 18 mammoths and five woolly rhinoceroses were discovered at the base of a deep ravine. These findings imply that Neanderthals could plan ahead, communicate as a group and make efficient use of their surroundings, the authors said.

Other archaeological evidence unearthed at Neanderthal sites provides reason to believe that Neanderthals did in fact have a diverse diet. Microfossils found in Neanderthal teeth and food remains left behind at cooking sites indicate that they may have eaten wild peas, acorns, pistachios, grass seeds, wild olives, pine nuts and date palms depending on what was locally available.

Additionally, researchers have found ochre, a kind of earth pigment, at sites inhabited by Neanderthals, which may have been used for body painting. Ornaments have also been collected at Neanderthal sites. Taken together, these findings suggest that Neanderthals had cultural rituals and symbolic communication.


Source: CU Boulder



Fee makes big dent in disposable bag use


 Reduces grocery checkout bags by 68 percent


After six months in effect, estimates show that the disposable bag fee has reduced use of paper and plastic checkout bags at grocery stores in Boulder by 68 percent. This reduction means the community has kept nearly 5 million disposable bags out of the waste stream since the fee went into effect on July 1, 2013.


“This is very positive news,” said Jamie Harkins, City of Boulder business sustainability specialist. “The bag fee arose from community concerns about the negative environmental and economic impacts of disposable bags in Boulder, and this progress report shows that we are addressing those concerns and doing so effectively.”


The disposable bag fee is one of several city initiatives aimed at bringing Boulder closer to its goal of becoming a zero waste community and diverting 85 percent of the waste stream away from the landfill and into recycling, composting and reuse facilities.


Of the approximately 22 million disposable checkout bags Boulder uses each year, 60 to 70 percent come from grocery stores. A study conducted by consultant TischlerBise in 2012 projected a 50 percent reduction in disposable bag use by the end of the first year of the fee, with approximately 3.6 million disposable bags subject to the fee (i.e. purchased) in the first six months. In actuality, Boulder shoppers have reduced disposable bag use by 68 percent and have purchased significantly fewer bags, approximately 2.3 million in total.


Of the 10 cents collected for each bag, 4 cents goes directly to retailers to defray fee implementation costs. The remaining 6 cents is remitted to the city to support education and outreach efforts about the bag fee as well as to cover expenses associated with providing bags to portions of the population that might be disproportionately impacted by the fee.  No revenue collected as part of the fee program can be used to support General Fund services or programs.


The disposable bag fee does not apply to bags used inside stores for items such as produce, bulk food, or meat and fish, and does not apply to pharmacy prescriptions or newspapers.





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EPA moves to protect Bristol Bay fishery from Pebble Mine


Release Date: 02/28/2014
Contact Information: Hanady Kader, EPA Public Affairs, 206-553-0454,

Agency action begins process to prevent damage to world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery

(Washington, D.C.—Feb. 28, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a process under the Clean Water Act to identify appropriate options to protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska from the potentially destructive impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine. The Pebble Mine has the potential to be one of the largest open pit copper mines ever developed and could threaten a salmon resource rare in its quality and productivity. During this process, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cannot approve a permit for the mine. 

This action, requested by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, reflects the unique nature of the Bristol Bay watershed as one of the world’s last prolific wild salmon resources and the threat posed by the Pebble deposit, a mine unprecedented in scope and scale. It does not reflect an EPA policy change in mine permitting. 

The Pebble Mine would be three times as large as the Kennecot mine pictured above

The Pebble Mine would be three times as large as the Kennecot mine pictured above

“Extensive scientific study has given us ample reason to believe that the Pebble Mine would likely have significant and irreversible negative impacts on the Bristol Bay watershed and its abundant salmon fisheries,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “It’s why EPA is taking this step forward in our effort to ensure protection for the world’s most productive salmon fishery from the risks it faces from what could be one of the largest open pit mines on earth. This process is not something the Agency does very often, but Bristol Bay is an extraordinary and unique resource.”

The EPA is basing its action on available information, including data collected as a part of the agency’s Bristol Bay ecological risk assessment and mine plans submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Today, Dennis McLerran, EPA Regional Administrator for EPA Region 10, sent letters to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the State of Alaska, and the Pebble Partnership initiating action under EPA’s Clean Water Act Section 404(c) authorities.

“Bristol Bay is an extraordinary natural resource, home to some of the most abundant salmon producing rivers in the world. The area provides millions of dollars in jobs and food resources for Alaska Native Villages and commercial fishermen,” McLerran said. “The science EPA reviewed paints a clear picture: Large-scale copper mining of the Pebble deposit would likely result in significant and irreversible harm to the salmon and the people and industries that rely on them.”

Today’s action follows the January 2014 release of EPA’s “Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska,” a study that documents the significant ecological resources of the region and the potentially destructive impacts to salmon and other fish from potential large-scale copper mining of the Pebble Deposit. The assessment indicates that the proposed Pebble Mine would likely cause irreversible destruction of streams that support salmon and other important fish species, as well as extensive areas of wetlands, ponds and lakes. 

In 2010, several Bristol Bay Alaska Native tribes requested that EPA take action under Clean Water Act Section 404(c) to protect the Bristol Bay watershed and salmon resources from development of the proposed Pebble Mine, a venture backed by Northern Dynasty Minerals. The Bristol Bay watershed is home to 31 Alaska Native Villages. Residents of the area depend on salmon as a major food resource and for their economic livelihood, with nearly all residents participating in subsistence fishing. 

Bristol Bay produces nearly 50 percent of the world’s wild sockeye salmon with runs averaging 37.5 million fish each year. The salmon runs are highly productive due in large part to the exceptional water quality in streams and wetlands, which provide valuable salmon habitat. 

The Bristol Bay ecosystem generates hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity and provides employment for over 14,000 full and part-time workers. The region supports all five species of Pacific salmon found in North America: sockeye, coho, Chinook, chum, and pink. In addition, it is home to more than 20 other fish species, 190 bird species, and more than 40 terrestrial mammal species, including bears, moose, and caribou. 

Based on information provided by The Pebble Partnership and Northern Dynasty Minerals, mining the Pebble deposit may involve excavation of a pit up to one mile deep and over 2.5 miles wide — the largest open pit ever constructed in North America. Disposal of mining waste may require construction of three or more massive earthen tailings dams as high as 650 feet. The Pebble deposit is located at the headwaters of Nushagak and Kvichak rivers, which produce about half of the sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay. 

The objective of the Clean Water Act is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation’s waters. The Act emphasizes protecting uses of the nation’s waterways, including fishing. 

The Clean Water Act generally requires a permit under Section 404 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before any person places dredge or fill material into wetlands, lakes and streams. Mining operations typically involve such activities and must obtain Clean Water Act Section 404 permits. Section 404 directs EPA to develop the environmental criteria the Army Corps uses to make permit decisions. It also authorizes EPA to prohibit or restrict fill activities if EPA determines such actions would have unacceptable adverse effects on fishery areas.

The steps in the Clean Water Act Section 404(c) review process are:

  • Step 1 – Consultation period with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and owners of the site, initiated today.
  • Step 2 – Publication of Proposed Determination, including proposed prohibitions or restrictions on mining the Pebble deposit, in Federal Register for public comment and one or more public hearings.
  • Step 3 – Review of public comments and development of Recommended Determination by EPA Regional Administrator to Assistant Administrator for Water at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
  • Step 4 – Second consultation period with the Army Corps and site owners and development of Final Determination by Assistant Administrator for Water, including any final prohibitions or restrictions on mining the Pebble deposit.

Based on input EPA receives during any one of these steps, the agency could decide that further review under Section 404(c) is not necessary.

Now that the 404(c) process has been initiated, the Army Corps cannot issue a permit for fill in wetlands or streams associated with mining the Pebble deposit until EPA completes the 404(c) review process. 

EPA has received over 850,000 requests from citizens, tribes, Alaska Native corporations, commercial and sport fisherman, jewelry companies, seafood processors, restaurant owners, chefs, conservation organizations, members of the faith community, sport recreation business owners, elected officials and others asking EPA to take action to protect Bristol Bay.


BPD: Chief Beckner moving on


  Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner today announced his retirement effective April 1 after 36 years as a Boulder police officer.   Beckner joined the department in 1978 as a patrol officer, became a detective, sergeant, hostage negotiator, commander, including commander of the SWAT team, and, in 1998, was selected as Boulder’s police chief.

Beckner retiring after 36 years with BPD

Beckner retiring after 36 years with BPD

“Throughout Chief Beckner’s career, he has served with honor and integrity,” said City Manager Jane Brautigam.  “His commitment helped to define the culture of the Boulder Police Department and what our community expects from its public servants. I am very grateful to have had Mark’s counsel and experience as we dealt with community emergencies from wildfires to last year’s enormous flood, and as we worked to make Boulder a safer community. Through his leadership, we have built a strong police department that will continue to serve and protect the community for years to come.”

During Beckner’s tenure as chief, the Police Department opened the Communications Center, implemented the motorcycle traffic unit, received Colorado Accreditation through the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, created the Major Crimes Unit, oversaw the planning and construction of the police training center and firearms range, brought Animal Control Services and Code Enforcement under the department, and worked with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to create, fund, and staff a CBI DNA lab in the Boulder Police Department.

“It has been a privilege and an honor to serve Boulder,” said Beckner. “Over the past 36 years, we’ve covered a lot of ground from riots to Presidential visits, but what I will treasure most is the interactions and support from the community as we faced tragedies and celebrated successes together.   “Boulder has been a very rewarding career,” he said. “I am very appreciative to have served with so many fine men and women who helped build a strong, honorable department. And while it’s difficult to close this final chapter of a long and exciting career in law enforcement, I know that the department is in very capable hands, and I’m looking forward to new opportunities in my future.”

Over the next few weeks, Brautigam will be working with the police and city human resources departments to develop a search process for Boulder’s next police chief.


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