Chautauqua Gets Wildfire Study Grant + Boulder High COVID-19 Level – Patch

Hey, everybody. It’s me, Brad K. Evans, your host of the Boulder Daily — here to share with you…….

Hey, everybody. It’s me, Brad K. Evans, your host of the Boulder Daily — here to share with you all the news that’s fit to print.

Saturday’s weather: Mostly sunny and hot. High: 94 Low: 66.

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Here are the top four stories in Boulder today:

  1. Boulder County is not the only community with high coronavirus community level. Thursday’s Center for Disease Control’s update shows that there are now 12 additional counties in Colorado that have elevated levels of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. (CO Daily)
  2. A former Olympic athlete wants to be a Boulder cop. One Boulder resident was so shaken by the King Soopers shooting that he applied to become a Boulder police officer. However not having a college degree, which is required for all Boulder cops, is standing in the former Olympians way. (9News)
  3. Chautauqua gets grant from History Colorado for wildfire mitigation. Chautauqua received a $37,350 grant to study how to protect the 1800s wooden structure from wildfire due to the site’s proximity to wildland forest. (CO Daily)
  4. Boulder County Commissioner primary campaigns raising near equal cash. According to recent campaign finance reports, the Boulder County commissioner primary race between Elaina Shively and Ashley Stolzmann is competitive, at least in one way: How much each candidate has raised. (Reporting Lab)

Today in Boulder:

  • Fire Driver Operator: Lefthand Fire Protection District. (8 a.m.)
  • Summer Reads: Book bazaar. (9 a.m.)
  • Drop In Tech Help: Boulder Public Library. (1 p.m.)
  • Plein Air Event Reception: Awards & auction. (2 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Boulder Valley School District adjusting its 2022-2023 spring break schedule, which will now align with CU Boulder. (Patch)
  • Boulder’s Open Space Board of Trustees have unanimously approved the new budget for City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks’ North Sky trail. Construction is expected to start in 2023. (Boulder)
  • Visit in Lyons. The Boulder County Commissioners’ next town hall will be held in Lyons. All Boulder County residents are invited to join the commissioners for a meeting in Lyons Thursday, June 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (Facebook)
  • Rebuilding after the Marshall Fire: What is a healthy home? The key to a healthy & comfortable home include airtight, well-insulated. solar orientation & shading, high-performance windows, heat recovery ventilation and electric heating. (BOCO)

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That’s it for today. I’ll see you first thing on Monday morning with another edition of the Boulder Daily! — Brad K. Evans