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1 year 1 month ago

One Person Dies in Boulder Flooding

Authorities say heavy rains have caused flash flooding in Boulder County that has closed streets, prompted evacuations, and left one person dead. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for Boulder County and northwest Jefferson County, while a mandatory evacuation was in effect for the tiny community of...

1 year 4 months ago

Tube to Work Day for Boulder

A day before Colorado marks Bike to Work Day, some commuters in Boulder got their feet wet heading to work by inner tube. The Daily Camera reports 19 people went tubing down Boulder Creek for Tube to Work Day on Tuesday. Many had on business clothes. There were eight participants...

1 year 5 months ago

Boulder County Jail inmate hangs himself in cell

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 30-year-old Boulder County Jail inmate facing menacing, assault and auto theft charges hanged himself in his cell. Cmdr. Rick Brough with the county sheriff's office says deputies checked on the inmate about 26 minutes before finding him unresponsive and not breathing at about...

1 year 6 months ago

CU-Boulder gets $36M NASA grant

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - NASA is giving the University of Colorado about $36 million to build and operate an instrument to gather data about the disruptive effects of space weather. The Daily Camera reports the instrument will weigh about 60 pounds and will launch aboard a commercial communications satellite. The...

1 year 6 months ago

Man injured in glider crash near Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A 38-year-old paraglider is recovering after crashing near Erie Municipal Airport east of Boulder. Steve Pischke, deputy chief of Mountain View Fire Rescue, tells The Daily Camera that rescue crews were called to the area at about 12:30 p.m. Friday after the man fell about 20...

1 year 8 months ago

CU mulls putting select courses online for free

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado is weighing a contract with a company that allows universities to offer free online courses that are available to hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. CU spokesman Ken McConnellogue tells The Daily Camera the university will decide sometime in February whether to...

1 year 9 months ago

Drought relief for farmers in 43 Colorado counties

DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43...

1 year 10 months ago

Anti-fracking activists delay Boulder County rules

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Anti-fracking activists have forced Boulder County commissioners to delay a decision on oil and gas drilling regulations. Opponents want the county to ban fracking, saying the procedure blasting water, sand and chemicals underground to free oil and natural gas is unsafe. Supporters say the procedure is...

1 year 10 months ago

SUV strikes, kills pedestrian in Broomfield

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say an 80-year-old man was killed and his 77-year-old female companion was seriously injured when the two were hit by a vehicle as they crossed a street in Broomfield. The Daily Camera reports a Longmont woman driving an SUV struck the victims, both from Erie,...

1 year 10 months ago

Forest Service restricts shooting near Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is restricting recreational shooting to daylight hours in Lefthand Canyon and the former Nederland dumpsite in the Boulder Ranger District. According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/bmwlxof ), the new limitations are in response to safety concerns over shooting at night. Both...

1 year 10 months ago

Explosives dropped off at Boulder waste facility

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Police are investigating after someone dropped off several containers filled with potential explosives at a hazardous materials collection site in east Boulder. Sgt. Pat Wyton says police were called to the Hazardous Materials Management Facility at about 2 p.m. Saturday and found several 1970s-era containers filled...

1 year 11 months ago

Changes to Boulder polling contracts considered

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County is considering changes to its contracts with polling places following an anti-abortion display at a church on Election Day. Boulder County deputy clerk and election coordinator Molly Tayer says the display at Sacred Heart of Mary was outside the 100-foot electioneering limit and on...

1 year 11 months ago

Colorado climber falls 250 feet to death

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 41-year-old man fell 250 feet to his death while climbing in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder. Sgt. Lori Cox with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office says the man was found dead just below the Bastille Rock formation at about 5:30 p.m. Friday....

2 years 2 weeks ago

CU wins grant to study natural gas development

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado Boulder has won a $12 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to maximize benefits of natural gas development while minimizing harms. Professor Joseph Ryan of CU-Boulder's civil, environmental and architectural engineering department will lead a team of...

2 years 2 months ago

Eldora ski area seeks input on proposed expansion

NEDERLAND, Colo. (AP) - Eldora ski area hopes to expand its intermediate terrain, upgrade existing facilities and prevent high winds from closing the resort's 12 lifts. The Denver Post reports representatives with the 680-acre ski resort have solicited public input at two recent meetings in Boulder and Nederland. The plan...

2 years 3 months ago

Boulder County officials end search for hiker

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have decided to end their search for a 74-year-old woman last seen hiking in the foothills northwest of Boulder almost two weeks ago. Boulder County sheriff's officials said Monday that Patricia Wallace of Lafayette is presumed dead. Wallace was hiking with friends in the Camp...

2 years 3 months ago

10 Public Trustees resign

Gov. John Hickenlooper, on Tuesday, accepted the resignations of the 10 public trustees he appoints. The trustees are in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo and Weld counties, most of the largest in Colorado without Denver County. "We all have to stand for good government,"...

2 years 3 months ago

Boulder hiker missing for more than a week

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder rescue workers are still trying to find a hiker who has been missing for nearly a week. Rescuers plan to resume their search on Monday after taking a day off trying to locate 74-year-old Patricia Wallace. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Wallace was hiking...

2 years 5 months ago

CU: Cost of pot fest crackdown still unknown

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - University of Colorado officials say it will take a few weeks to determine the cost of a crackdown on the 4/20 marijuana celebration on the Boulder campus. University spokesman Bronson Hilliard tells The Daily Camera the school is waiting for invoices from agencies that assisted in...

2 years 6 months ago

Boulder considering more smoking bans

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder officials are looking into the possibility of banning smoking in more public areas, including downtown's Pearl Street Mall, public parks and the city's open space properties. The Daily Camera reports Mayor Matt Appelbaum and other council members discussed the idea earlier this year during...

2 years 7 months ago

Decomposed body found in tree near Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after hikers discovered a decomposed body hanging from a tree in a canyon in Boulder. Cmdr. Rick Brough with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office says the body was discovered in the Elephant Buttress area of Boulder Canyon west of the city at about...

2 years 8 months ago

More Students in Remedial Classes

The percentage of Colorado students needing to take remedial courses at public colleges after graduating high school has gone up. A report released by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education shows 31.8% tested below college level and had to enroll in remedial courses that don't. count toward a degree....

2 years 8 months ago

Atheist billboard in Colorado Springs

A new billboard on I-25 has Colorado Springs talking. It reads, "God is an imaginary friend. Choose reality, it'll be better for all of us." The Boulder Atheist Group spent $1,200 on three of these billboards around Colorado. They say, the message isn't anti-religion, its pro-thinking. They also hope...

2 years 9 months ago

Victim warns of car part thefts

If you drive an SUV and leave it parked outside, watch out. Thieves are now stealing parts right off of parked vehicles. Mary Arneson had the catalytic converter stolen from her Toyota Forerunner this weekend. She didn't drive until Monday morning and immediately thought the muffler had been removed...

2 years 9 months ago

Boulder looking for hybrid vehicles

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Residents in Boulder appear to have some kind of drive to buy hybrid vehicles. The Daily Camera reports statistics from the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office show 4.8 percent of all vehicles registered in the city of Boulder are hybrids. National statistics are...

2 years 10 months ago

CU among schools snapping up .xxx domain names

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado has snapped up 27 .xxx domain names in an effort to prevent pornographers from exploiting the school's name and brands, but failed in acquiring the Colorado.xxx name. The Boulder Daily Camera reports Wednesday that among the domain names under the newly created...

2 years 10 months ago

Boulder County considering biotech crops

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County commissioners are set to decide whether to allow genetically modified crops on open space land. The public had a chance to comment earlier this month, and commissioners are scheduled to make a decision at a meeting Tuesday. A debate over genetically modified...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Wildlife officers tranquilize mountain lion at CU

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado wildlife officers have tranquilized a mountain lion found in a tree on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. The Daily Camera reports the animal was spotted this afternoon near the Kittredge residence hall complex. Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says wildlife officers were...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Views differ on medicated driving

Medical marijuana supporters in Colorado believe that some patients can safely drive even if they have recently medicated. But state troopers think those supporters may be giving out dangerous advice. The Colorado Department of Transportation rolled out a public service announcement campaign last month warning drivers specifically not to...

3 years 1 month ago

Boulder council limits marijuana advertising

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The Boulder City Council wants to limit advertising for medical marijuana dispensaries to people who have a medical need. The ordinance passed Tuesday is designed to bar advertising to youths or recreational users. The Boulder Daily Camera says council members are concerned about the tone of...

3 years 1 month ago

Boulder hair feathers complaint

A Boulder company that sells popular feather hair extensions, faces a legal challenge from an animal-rights group. The Daily Camera newspaper reports that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals filed a false-advertising complaint against the company Fine Featherheads. The company's website says the feathers used for the hair...

3 years 1 month ago

Woman faces murder charge for car wreck

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A 32-year-old woman faces up to life in prison if convicted of a rare murder charge in a fatal car wreck near Clover Basin Reservoir. The Longmont-Times Call reports that a Boulder judge Thursday ruled that prosecutors may pursue a first-degree murder, extreme indifference charge...

3 years 1 month ago

Potty peeper appears in court

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A man suspected of spying on women in bathrooms around Boulder is scheduled to be in court again Oct. 27. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that Luke Ivan Chrisco appeared in court Friday where a judge rescheduled his arraignment for next month. Arraignments are where suspects...

3 years 1 month ago

Legal help for Boulder medical pot workers

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder officials will consider a resolution stating the city will provide a legal defense to employees who regulate medical marijuana businesses if they face federal prosecution. The Boulder City Council plans to discuss the resolution Tuesday. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that memos this year...

3 years 2 months ago

Boulder Officer Assaulted

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A man accused of refusing to pay his $3 drink tab at a Boulder restaurant and punching a manager who tried to escort him out also is accused of assaulting a police officer. Police say officer Christian McCracken was taken to a hospital after the...

3 years 3 months ago

Man arrested for hiding in women's toilet

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado man suspected of hiding in the tank of a portable toilet is also accused of spying on women in bathrooms at several Boulder businesses. Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel said Monday that 30-year-old Luke Ivan Chrisco faces four charges of burglary. Police say...

3 years 4 months ago

Fire station being rebuilt after fire

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Volunteer firefighters have broken ground on a new station for the Fourmile Fire Department after it was destroyed by a wildfire. Fourmile Fire Chief Bret Gibson tells KUSA-TV that the rebuilding project shows that the fire department is moving forward after such a catastrophic event....

3 years 5 months ago

Dead man discovered hanging from CU bridge

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder Police are investigating a man found hanged from a pedestrian footbridge on the University of Colorado campus. The man was discovered by another pedestrian just before 4 a.m. Sunday. The bridge near a parking lot spans Boulder Creek through campus. The Camera newspaper...

3 years 5 months ago

Naropa contemplating move outside of Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Naropa University is thinking about consolidating its campus outside the city of Boulder, a move that could take at least a decade. The Daily Camera reported Thursday that officials at the Buddhist-inspired university say they're looking for a larger home, a decision based on a...

3 years 5 months ago

CU-Boulder confers 5,897 degrees in commencement

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A crowd of about 20,000 watched roughly 5,900 University of Colorado-Boulder students earn degrees. The Daily Camera reports the university conferred 4,593 bachelor's degrees, 884 master's degrees, 164 law degrees and 256 doctorates during the ceremony Friday. Chipotle Chief Executive Steve Ells, an art...

3 years 5 months ago

CU suing over "defective" toilet paper

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado at Boulder is suing two companies for what it claims was defective toilet paper that clogged the campus's sewage systems. The Daily Camera reported Wednesday that the university's Board of Regents filed a lawsuit last week in Boulder County District Court against...

3 years 5 months ago

ACLU: Words alone crime is disturbing

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The Boulder chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it finds disturbing a conviction of a man based only on his words. A jury on April 6 convicted 23-year-old Zachrey Harris of a misdemeanor charge of bias-motivated harassment. He faces up to 18 months...

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