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When Sarina Eckman's son began attending Boulder Elementary School, she had a unique insider perspective on her child's education that most parents lack: She was the school secretary. Now, five months into a new job as the school's first-ever family engagement facilitator, Eckman is on a mis… Read Article

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The city of Boulder plans to retain ownership of the building it purchased and relocated from north of Helena to Boulder last year with the goal of providing a facility for affordable child care, and the city now has a draft plan for how it hopes to manage building maintenance and costs depe… Read Article

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The 80-foot-tall-sign above the Boulder Town Pump along Interstate 15 will remain as the gas station expands, and it will receive a new sign face, after a zoning ordinance variance for the sign was approved by the Boulder Board of Adjustments on Jan. 5. But the board was unsure how to handle… Read Article

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Gretchen George knows Boulder well. She grew up in town and she now lives "over the hill" in Clancy—and she knows that Boulder has an acute need for licensed child care. Since Jan. 3, she's been helping to meet that need, overseeing the opening of the new Nature Story Montessori at Boulder U… Read Article

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Editor's note: Because of incorrect information on Bloom dispensary's website, a previous version of this story stated the wrong street address for the Bloom location in Boulder. The story has been updated to reflect the correct address. Read Article

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One year after thousands of supporters of then President Donald J. Trump launched a violent and deadly insurrection against Congress at the U.S. Capitol with the goal of overturning the result of the 2020 presidential election, a much smaller crowd gathered in Boulder's Veterans Park for a m… Read Article

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In the pre-dawn hours of Dec. 16, a massive haul truck inched into Boulder carrying a 70-foot-long building. Crews steered the structure off Main Street at the L&P Grocery, then down Monroe Street for a few blocks before turning onto West Fourth Avenue and settling, around 6 a.m., behind… Read Article

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Before Boulder Mayor Russell “Rusty” Giulio, President Drew Dawson, and new member Patricia “Pat” Lewis were sworn into the Boulder City Council Dec. 20, the existing council spent most of the meeting discussing changes to the city’s five-year-old Employee Policy Manual. Read Article

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Braving 5-degree weather and a skiff of snow on the ground, dozens of Boulder residents of all ages huddled in a darkened Veterans Park, adjacent to City Hall, just before 6 p.m. They waited almost silently, hushed in frozen air. At the top of the hour, Mayor Rusty Giulio—bedecked in a top h… Read Article

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The seniors who run the Boulder-Basin Senior Center in Boulder—volunteers who took the helm of the local nonprofit and its facility from the generation ahead of them—worry that there will be no one for them to hand the organization to when it's time for them to step back, and that they may s… Read Article

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In an effort to recruit more volunteers to its Ambulance Service, the city of Boulder is covering most of participants' costs to take an upcoming emergency medical technician course scheduled to start in January, and the city will reimburse the remaining costs for participants who go on to v… Read Article

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For the first time in more than 40 years, Boulder's longtime bowling alley and bar—an institution in the town for decades—is no longer named Phil & Tim's. And though he'll still be a fixture in the establishment, Tim Yanzick is no longer the owner.  Read Article

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Reports and budgeting exercises commissioned to determine the viability of redeveloping the south campus of the former Montana Developmental Center found that high costs associated with renovating two historic buildings on the site would likely preclude efforts to profitably rent them out or… Read Article

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The Boulder Ambulance Service is poised to get a new ambulance and other equipment, paid for with grants the service was recently awarded. But the service is struggling to recruit volunteers—and while city officials have applauded its grant-writing efforts, they have also sparred with Ambula… Read Article

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Correction: The original story indicated that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality could seek ownership of the Montana Tunnels mine through a reclamation bond for the mine, possibly putting the agency in competition with the county for ownership of the mine. After publication, the… Read Article

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A school-shooting threat shared around the U.S. that mentioned a school with the initials "JHS" led to a lockdown and law-enforcement response at Jefferson High School in Boulder on Oct. 27. The full lockdown was lifted around lunchtime after law enforcement determined there was no threat in… Read Article

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Boulder Mayor Rusty Giulio and City Council President Drew Dawson will each be reelected to new four-year terms after running unopposed in this year's election—and because they are unopposed, the elections did not appear on this year's ballot. Read Article

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Two Boulder residents, separated by decades in age but sharing a strong desire to represent and serve their neighbors, are running to represent the west side of Boulder on the City Council for the next four years.  Read Article

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Despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, upcoming projects and several injections of relief funds from the federal government, Jefferson County and the city of Boulder are working through this fiscal year with budgets kept mostly level from last year. The Jefferson C… Read Article

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The Montana Highway Patrol will give away office equipment and furniture, and an assortment of other items, for free at a community day this Saturday that will also feature free hotdogs and drinks, opportunities to meet troopers and tour a mobile DUI processing center, and, possibly, a Highw… Read Article

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Following the Oct. 6 publication of a story about the Fuller Subdivision in Boulder, and in reference to a quote about the subdivision application's compliance with city regulations, Planning Board Member Sue Pasini clarified in an email to The Monitor that "I did not imply I was against the… Read Article

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What could the South Campus of the former Montana Developmental Center and the lands south of the fairground look like in the years and decades to come? County leaders aren't yet sure, but they're coming up with ideas and taking public comments in an attempt to figure it out.  Read Article

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Clarification: Following the publication of this story, and in reference to her quote about the subdivision application's compliance with city regulations, Planning Board Member Sue Pasini clarified in an email to The Monitor that "I did not imply I was against the entire subdivision; just c… Read Article

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For a third consecutive weekend, a massive plume of smoke rose from the mountains south of Boulder and towered over the town and surrounding terrain to the north and east, depending on the wind. But the smoke this past weekend was different: It was more from fires intentionally lit by the fi… Read Article

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Cool temperatures and occasional rain showers slowed the growth of the Haystack Fire south of Boulder on Sunday and early this week after the fire exploded to more than 10,000 acres on Saturday, but dangerous fire conditions forecast for later this week and this weekend could accelerate the … Read Article

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The Haystack Fire east of Elk Park and southwest of Boulder has grown to more than 1,760 acres and is burning in the upper reaches of the Little Boulder River drainage after high winds, low moisture and hot temperatures helped the fire run about 1.5 miles to the northeast last week, expandin… Read Article

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An abandoned house on the northeast side of Boulder burned to the ground around mid-afternoon on Sunday. As of Monday morning, no injuries had been reported and the cause of the fire remained unknown.  Read Article

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