Published on Sunday, 02 March 2014 20:24
Subdivision Paving Advisory Committee
By Kim Glasscock
Boulder County’s subdivision paving local improvement district advisory board will include both supporters and foes of the district on its citizen advisory committee.
On Jan. 30, county commissioners appointed seven homeowners in unincorporated residential subdivisions to serve on the citizen advisory committee, along with three alternates. Two members of the group, member Vince Hirsch of Boulder Heights and alternate Chuck Wibby of South Meadow-Gunbarrel Green, are among 110 unincorporated subdivision residents suing the county over formation of the subdivision paving LID.Read more: Subdivision Paving Advisory Committee March 2014
Published on Saturday, 01 February 2014 17:49
Left Hand Laurel Boy Sout Troop 161
By Liz Emmett-Mattox
Most of them can’t even drive yet, but that doesn’t stop the members of Boy Scout Troop 161 from making big contributions to their community. Between the community service projects they do as a troop and the Eagle Scout projects that are led by a single senior scout, and usually involve younger scouts and community members as volunteers, Troop 161 has shown a sustained commitment to improving the community around them.
Sponsored by Left Hand Grange where they hold their regular meetings, Troop 161 has been led for 20 years by Bill O’Donnell and other committed leaders including David Limbach and Dennis Kapela.
Dorinda Dembroski and other Grange members are grateful for the efforts of the Boy Scouts over the years. The Grange has been the beneficiary of several Eagle Scout projects with scouts painting the interior, cleaning out and building shelving for the medical supply closet, and most recently replacing the acoustic tiles in the ceiling.Read more: Left Hand Laurel Boy Sout Troop 161 February 2014
Published on Saturday, 01 February 2014 17:44
Literacy Advocate Kelly Blackman Honored
By Mary Wolbach Lopert
To honor long time literacy advocate and Niwot Rotarian Kelly Blackman, the Niwot Rotary presented Niwot Elementary School with a check for $2,190.
According to Rotarian Pat Engstrom, the funds will be used to purchase a reading program called Leveled Literacy Intervention or LLI for kindergarteners.
While the district is buying the reading system for first through third grades, there wasn’t enough money for a kindergarten program. With the money raised to honor Blackman, the Rotary can not only purchase the LLI program, but will have enough additional funds to buy extra books for students to take home.Read more: Literacy Advocate Kelly Blackman Honored February 2014
Published on Saturday, 01 February 2014 17:40
Deputy Chief Steve Pischke Retires from MVFPD
By Liz Emmett-Mattox
On Dec. 19, Mountain View Fire Protection District bid a fond farewell to Deputy Chief Steve Pischke. A member of the department since 2001, Pischke served in many capacities including fire prevention, fire investigations, information technology, building and vehicle maintenance, disaster preparedness, community outreach and public information officer. He also helped develop a wildland fire team and served as liaison officer with the Boulder County Type III and the Rocky Mountain Area Type I Incident Management Teams.
Pischke got his start in the fire service in Wheatridge in the early 1970s. He was hired as the first superintendent for recreation in Wheatridge, and a number of his colleagues in the parks and recreation department were part of the Wheatridge Volunteer Fire Department. He joined them as a volunteer, and eventually became a career firefighter with the City of Littleton Fire Department in 1980.Read more: Deputy Chief Steve Pischke Retires from MVFPD February 2014
Published on Saturday, 01 February 2014 17:36
Roads LID Lawsuit
By Kim Glasscock
In December, a Boulder County District Court judge denied a request for a preliminary injunction to stop Boulder County from imposing a local improvement district on county subdivision residents to fund Boulder County subdivision road rehabilitation work.
The injunction was sought by eight Boulder County property owners, all members of Boulder County Fairness in Road Maintenance. The group filed suit Nov. 20 against Boulder County Commissioners to challenge the LID.
In his Dec. 31 decision, Boulder District Court Judge Andrew Hartman wrote that plaintiffs “will get their day in court, but for multiple reasons rooted deeply in the Colorado law since statehood, this Court cannot grant the procedural preliminary relief requested at this time.”Read more: Roads LID Lawsuit February 2014