Headlines April 20, 2022
Charges Are Pending For The Tally Ho Fire In Gunbarrel Yesterday
The 100% contained fire started around 1 PM and burned through 10 acres. No lives or structures were lost. Authorities haven’t declared the cause of the Tally Ho Fire but are investigating possible criminal charges against a Gunbarrel woman.
The damages are estimated to be between $5,000 to $10,000. There was no evacuation order put in place, however Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said a few door-to-door evacuations did occur.
Louisville Voters Shoot Down Redtail Ridge Development
According to unofficial reports posted last night, the people of Louisville voted against the building of the Redtail Ridge Masterplan. The election was to decide what to do with the nearly 400 acres of land between U.S. 36 and Northwest Parkway.
A group of people in opposition gathered more than twice the number of signatures required for a referendum. The City Council decided to leave the decision up to the voters, who appear to have voted against the planned development.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) announced Monday, that masks are no longer mandatory when traveling,
The “no mask” signs will be removed from the buses “as soon as practicable” according to their website.
Boulder’s Nell Rojas Top American At Boston Marathon Second Year In A Row
Nell Rojas, a 34-year-old Boulder Business owner and running coach, came in 10th place at the Boston Marathon this week. With an average mile time of just under 6 minutes, she cut 75 seconds to her previous Boston Marathon race and was the first American woman to finish.
According to The Boston Globe, Rojas, said that she dedicated her race to “all the strong girls, the Latinas, the minorities.”
Boulder Officials To Review Student-Housing Project At Former Best Western
After 52 years, the Best Western Plus in Boulder on Baseline Road and 28th street has closed.
The Boulder City Council convened Tuesday, to review proposals to replace the hotel with a new student housing apartment complex. A Chicago-based development agency, Core Spaces, purchased the hotel for $28.5 million from Neda Enterprises Partnership late last year.
City Project Partially Closes Baseline Road
Traffic will be disrupted for at least the next few months on Baseline Road between Foothills Parkway and 55th. Starting today, The Foothills and Baseline Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project is heading west. Eastbound lanes on Baseline Road between Foothills Parkway and 55th Street will be closed and moved to the westbound lanes. Crews expect to be installing the sanitary sewer piping for the next two to three months.
The project aims to replace 7300 feet of sanitary sewer piping in response to aging infrastructure and to increase the capacity of the wastewater collection system. The hope is to avoid sewer back-ups like those experienced during the September 2013 flood.
The project will mean that some customers will experience brief water and sewer outages, but the city reports that customers will receive notifications prior to any planned service interruptions.
Earth Day Events
This Friday is Earth Day and Sustainable Resilient Longmont, in partnership with the Longmont Museum, is planning to celebrate. On Saturday, the Longmont museum will host educational programming, arts, crafts and local music from 10 AM to 3 PM. The Raptor Education Foundation will also bring a herd of baby goats and food trucks.
In Boulder, the Boulder Valley School District has named this week, “Bike and Roll to School Week.” Students arriving at school by foot or bike will be greeted with stickers, snacks and other activities throughout the week.