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January 15, 2020

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January 16

Floodplain Open House

Boulder County is hosting an open house to review FEMA’s Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) with residents and property owners impacted by the recent revisions to the floodplain map of the Saint Vrain Creek, Lower Left Hand Creek, Dry Creek #2, and Little Thompson River on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ron Stewart Building (5201 St. Vrain Drive, Longmont). Representatives from FEMA, the Colorado Hazard Mapping Program team, and Boulder County will be on hand. Visit For more information or to view the Preliminary FIRMs, visit BoCoFloodplainRemapping.com.

January 19

Inkberry Book - Author Event

Local poet Ian Hayes will read from his collection of unique poems at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at Inkberry Books in the Cottonwood Shopping Center in Niwot. Hayes’ 10 volume collection of verses titled “In Other Words” are more often than not, a rephrasing of other people's words. Coming across speeches and stories, quotes and songs, and online reads often launch Hayes into his poetry-writing mode. Hayes’ reading will be followed by a reception.

January 21 - February 29

Baseball Registration

Early bird registration for the 51st season of Niwot Youth Sports baseball opens on Jan. 21. The program is open to players from ages 4-14 of all abilities. Practices start in early April and games run from early May through June. NYS is also looking for umpires, volunteer coaches, team parents and team sponsors. For more information, visit niwotyouthsports.com.


Alzheimer's Support Group

Alzheimer's Association Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Niwot United Methodist Church (7405 Lookout Road). This free service is for family members and friends who care for and care about people with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia.

County seeks Artist-in-Residence

The Boulder County Parks & Open Space Department is now accepting applications for the 2020 Artist-in-Residence Program at Caribou Ranch Open Space. Online applications will be accepted through Saturday, Feb. 1. Musicians, painters, illustrators, photographers, visual/film artists, sculptors, performers, poets, writers, composers, and crafts/artisans are all welcome to apply. For more information, visit http://www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/air or contact Pascale Fried at pfried@bouldercounty.org or 303-678-6201.

Prairie Dog Plan

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department is seeking public feedback on a draft approach and an evaluation of potential actions to manage irrigable agricultural land with large populations of prairie dogs. To review the plan and add your comment, visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/prairie-dogs-process. The deadline for comments is Feb. 12.

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