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Colorado regulators OK bigger buffer zone for oil, gas drilling near schools - Tue, 18 Dec 2018
Six weeks after Colorado voters rejected stricter buffers for oil and gas drilling, state regulators approved a bigger setback between wells and school property.

Boulder County's chances of white Christmas 'almost nil' - Tue, 18 Dec 2018
Boulder County residents hoping for a white Christmas will almost certainly be disappointed, but weather watchers can keep an eye on a winter system expected to arrive about the time people are cleaning up their holiday wrapping paper.

Sentencing delayed for man convicted in time-share scheme - Tue, 18 Dec 2018
The sentencing for a man convicted in August for his role in a time-share scheme has been delayed until 2019 so his new attorney can review the case.

Lafayette, Lyons wildlife rehab centers get first grants for service from CPW - Mon, 17 Dec 2018
Colorado Native Bird Care and Conservation in Lyons and Colorado Wild Rabbit Foundation in Lafayette have received grants from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. For grant program's first year, Parks and Wildlife received $83,000 in requests but had only $17,000 in funding. It awarded a total $16,684 to eight wildlife rehabilitation centers across the state.

Boulder looking for residents to lead youth nature hikes - Mon, 17 Dec 2018
Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks Department is looking for volunteers to lead youth educational hikes over the coming months as part of a program to connect children to "Boulder's diverse natural areas to help inspire a new generation of public land stewards," officials announced Monday.

Niwot Tavern to host 10th annual free Christmas Dinner - Mon, 17 Dec 2018
Niwot Tavern is celebrating 10 years of its annual free Christmas dinner this December.

Boulder County eyes end of cash bonds - Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Statewide and county-wide data show that alleged offenders released on personal recognizance bonds — which don't require cash up front — were less likely to commit another crime or miss their court appearances than those released on a cash bond. It brings to question why monetary bonds are, in most cases, mandatory, while some counties in the state don't have pretrial supervision services, which data shows may reduce risk regardless of a person's background. In recent years, more states are taking stock of their bond systems and enacting reforms. Some, like New Jersey, have eliminated monetary bonds altogether.

Mike Foote to complete Matt Jones' Senate term for eastern Boulder County - Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Colorado State Rep. Mike Foote will serve out the remainder of a vacated seat in the state Senate after gaining a landslide victory during a vacancy committee meeting on Saturday morning.

Boulder County turnout up nearly 10 percent in 2018 elections - Sat, 15 Dec 2018
More Boulder County voters turned out in the recent election than in the 2014 gubernatorial race — nearly 10 percent more, according to returns from the clerk and recorder's office.

Boulder County History: Friends replaced family for Ethel Joan Bransall Stout - Sat, 15 Dec 2018
'Greater Boulder Memories: The Early Years'What: An heirloom-quality, pictorial book featuring a glimpse of the greater Boulder area from the early years to 1939.

Boulder County hemp advocates hail federal approval of Farm Bill - Sat, 15 Dec 2018
This week marked a significant benchmark for a specialized sector of the agricultural economy in Boulder County and across the Front Range, with the passage in Congress of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalizes nationwide production of hemp for the first time in 80 years.

Boulder County to host community workshop on Niwot moratorium - Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Boulder County on Monday is holding a community workshop to gather public input on changes to the Boulder County Land Use Code and how it pertains to the Niwot Rural Community District.