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Paul Harry Starkis
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Coordinated Election results are in
The final official results from Boulder County’s 2023 Coordinated Election are now available online. The final official results include the Statement of Votes, a document that shows precinct-by-precinct results for each contest. The Statement of Votes will be forwarded to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as part of the election closeout process.
Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee holding special meeting
The Parks & Open Space Advisory Committee (POSAC) will hold a special meeting and study session on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Committee members will consider the Capital and Stewardship Projects agenda item which was tabled from the Nov. 16 meeting. And the study session will provide a question and answer opportunity for members regarding the Integrated Weed Management Plan.
Proposed ban on religious instruction in Colorado’s state-funded preschools may spark legal fight
This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. When teacher Corrie Haynes asked the preschoolers gathered on the green rug in front of her what sin is, a little boy answered confidently: “All the bad things we do.”. “Very good,” she said.
Longmont police report: Nov. 29, 2023
The Longmont Leader receives a police report from Longmont Public Safety daily. The police notes are published in full with occasional modifications to exact addresses, individual names and spelling. Please note that the category that the crime is labeled as is limited by police software based on the information the dispatcher receives when the call is made. Longmont Public Safety may edit the category as more information is learned about each case.
Out and About: Habitat for Humanity hosts Home Tour
November 30th-December 2nd. Don't miss this time-honored Longmont tradition with 56+ years of history. The self-guided tour will feature homes “dressed up” for the holidays by decorators and décor stores. Purchase items for sale or simply browse for holiday decorating ideas. Click here for more information. Thursday,...
2023 Community Trust Grantees announced
Community Foundation Boulder County, the community’s trusted philanthropic partner for more than 30 years, recently announced 145 community partners selected as 2023 Community Trust grant recipients. This year’s grantees, selected by community volunteers, will receive a combined total of just under $400,000 to help address Boulder County’s most pressing needs.
Town hall to address oil and gas operations and regulations
Residents are invited to join the Boulder County Commissioners for a Town Hall on Thursday, December 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., to learn about the status of oil and gas operations and regulation in Boulder County. The Town Hall will take place at Boulder County’s Southeast Community Hub located at 1755 S. Public Road in Lafayette, Colo.
Local shelters announce weekend schedule ahead of cold temperatures
The National Weather Service is forecasting colder temperatures into the weekend. In anticipation, local shelters are extending their weekend hours. HOPE’s overnight severe weather shelters will be open through Saturday. Those experiencing homelessness can find shelter at Messiah Church at 1335 Francis St. on Thursday through Saturday nights. Agape...
Robert David Hepp
Robert David Hepp, 92, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2023. He was born on May 31, 1931, to Balthaser and Catherine Hepp in Brighton, Colorado. He was the oldest of six children. Always a hard worker, Robert left school after the eighth grade to support his family and help...
Tony S. Garcia
A mass of Christian burial for longtime Holly resident, Tony Garcia will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at the St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colorado. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at 9:30AM with Deacon Allan Medina reciting. Interment will follow at the Holly Cemetery in Holly.
Good Life Refuge celebrates five years
A local place of hope and refuge is celebrating a milestone this month. In honor of its fifth anniversary, Good Life Refuge held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the shelter’s dedication to caring for abused, neglected and at-risk farm animals. For...
Two men arrested for human trafficking in Longmont
Angel Gomez Rubio was arrested in Texas on 19 charges including five counts of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude, distribution of a controlled substance, pattern of being a special offender in relation to displaying a firearm, enticement of a child, two counts of internet luring of a child, two counts of sexual assault on a child, one count of sexual assault by force, kidnapping, money laundering, the sexual exploitation of a child and the distribution of marijuana.
Good morning, Longmont!
Not as cool with intervals of clouds and sunshine; the start of a stretch of dry and mild weather.
LTE: Transition back to a private citizen
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Learn about changes to Boulder County floodplain maps at public meeting
Following the 2013 Flood, the state-funded Colorado Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP) has been re-mapping the regulatory floodplain of the most affected waterways in Colorado. In July 2023, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) based on the CHAMP data and subsequent appeals. FEMA is now in the final stages of incorporating the CHAMP study into the effective FIRMs. We expect FEMA to update the effective FIRMs in the summer of 2024. FEMA uses Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) to determine who is subject to the flood insurance mandatory purchase requirement.
Kernza: the climate-friendly grain enticing craft brewers and distillers in Colorado
In a cool, dark cellar down a flight of stairs at the Denver Distillery on South Broadway, a small batch of whiskey is slowly aging. According to a note scrawled in marker on the barrel’s end, it’s been there since April. On a recent afternoon, General Manager Chris...
Phyllis C. Thompson
Phyllis was the oldest of three children born on September 22, 1934 to Twila “Marie” Menge and Phillip Menge. Phyllis attended Limon Public Schools, where she participated in Glee Club and Music, graduating in 1952. After high school she attended Blair Business College. She married Lee Thompson on...
Governor’s Citizenship Medal winners announced for 2023
DENVER – This year’s honorees for the Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals were announced by Governor Jared Polis in partnership with CiviCO, the state’s premier nonprofit leadership development organization. The medals are bestowed upon citizens and organizations who inspire excellence and service. 2023’s six recipients will be...
Aims College to celebrate graduating class Dec. 8
Aims Community College will celebrate graduating students on Friday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Aims Welcome Center, 4901 West 20th St. in Greeley. Below are a few facts about Aims Fall 2023 graduates:. 152 students will take part in the official ceremonies. Graduates range in age from 15...
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