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Recent changes to the Boulder Reservoir have upset locals

For all long as many locals can remember, the Boulder Reservoir has been a sanctuary for the hottest summer days. Things are changing this year at the Reservoir because Boulder Parks and recreation have extended the hours to 9 pm and entered into a public-private partnership with a new restaurant owner who wants to throw Dinner of the Beach events, including food alcoholic beverages.
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Longmont, COLongmont Daily Times-Call

Longmont arson suspect set for trial in October

A man accused of setting a series of fires in a Longmont store before being tackled by firefighters is set for trial in October. Michael Edward Schrodt, 56, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Boulder District Court to first-degree arson, criminal mischief causing $100,000 to $1 million in damage, second-degree burglary and obstructing a firefighter.
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Man dies after collapsing during bike ride in Colorado

According to the Boulder County Communications Center, a cyclist has died after an incident on Chapman Drive Trail around 8:24 AM on Wednesday, June 16. A 60-year-old male was on a group ride when the group stopped to take a break on their way up the trail. Upon stopping, the man collapsed. Despite the life-saving efforts of riders on site and the responding rescue team, the man did not regain consciousness. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Man dies during bike ride on Chapman Drive Trail

A man died Wednesday after collapsing during a bike ride on Chapman Drive Trail. About 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Boulder County officials received a 911 call about a bicyclist who collapsed in the area of the 500 block of Chapman Drive, according to a news release. The caller said the man was with other bicyclists, and the incident was not related to an accident.
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Boulder Considering Heavy Tax on Marijuana Vaporizers

Some vaporizer batteries can be used for both cannabis and nicotine products. In 2019 Boulder voters passed a ballot initiative imposing a 40 percent tax on nicotine and tobacco electronic smoking devices (ESDs) to curb a spike in youth nicotine use and vaping. However, that tax may expand to include cannabis electronic vaporizers in the coming weeks.
Boulder, COColorado Daily

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast at CU Boulder canceled this year

Folsom Field will not be filled with the booms and glow of fireworks this year, as Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast again has been canceled because of concerns about COVID-19. For almost 80 years, the University of Colorado Boulder’s stadium has been home to the city’s Fourth of July celebration. The...
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Boulder Comedy Fest brings the laughs to area venues with inaugural event

The Boulder Comedy Festival — a four-day event, many months in the making — kicks off Thursday in Boulder County. With three Front Range venues and a star-studded lineup of 21 diverse comics that have performed in some of the most popular clubs in the country, it’s the ideal antidote to last year’s pandemic blues.
Longmont, COLongmont Daily Times-Call

Polis signs agriculture bill at Jack’s Solar Garden near Longmont

Three eastern Boulder County state lawmakers looked on Tuesday morning as Gov. Jared Polis signed an agriculture bill they’d sponsored in the Legislature’s recently concluded session. The measure, Senate Bill 21-235, “supports Colorado’s renewable energy and energy efficiency (ACRE 3 ) program. It allocates funds for research, guidance, technical assistance,...
Boulder County, CODaily Camera

Guest Opinion: Denise McCorvie and board members: Period Pals Project applauds BVSD

We, the board members of the Period Pals Project, are thrilled that the Boulder Valley School District has committed to installing free-of-charge period product dispensers in all of its K-8, middle and high school women’s and gender-neutral bathrooms by fall 2021. Nationwide, one in five students who menstruate report having missed school because they don’t have or can’t afford period products. We applaud BVSD for taking this crucial step to reduce student absences due to period poverty and address menstrual equity head-on.