June 23, 2022
Boulder Files Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Its Camping And Tent Bans
The city of Boulder has filed a motion to dismiss a recent suit brought by the ACLU that calls the city’s camping ban unconstitutional.
The lawsuit argued that Boulders’ recent camping and tent ban violates provisions related to the freedom to use public streets, cruel and unusual punishment, and other rights stated in the constitution.
The Boulder attorney Luis Toro argued against the lawsuit, stating that the ban does not ban warm clothing and so does not violate civil rights.
New Bus Route Will Provide Transportation Between Lyons And Boulder
A new bus connecting Boulder and Lyons via US 36 will begin operating on June 27th. The route will replace Regional Transport Districts’s previous Y-route from Boulder to Lyons which RTD suspended during COVID. RTD will fund the new Lyons Flyer, but the city of Lyons will operate the bus. Passengers will also not have to pay a fare to ride the line.
The Lyons Flyer will operate 3 round trips in the morning and afternoon during peak commute times. Mayor Hollie Rogin said in a press release that the new route “allows our residents greater flexibility to take care of their daily needs and plan trips to Boulder and beyond on the updated Lyons Flyer.”
Survey Results: Boulder County Residents In Favor Of Funding For Wildfire Mitigation, Wildland Emergency Response, And Transportation
Boulder County residents want more funding for transportation, wildfire emergency response and wildfire mitigation. That’s according to the results of Drake Research & Strategy’s annual public opinion survey released this week.
Other major concerns identified in the survey are costs of living and rising homelessness. This has been a constant topic in the annual survey, but concern spiked due to the impact the pandemic had on these issues.
The Board of County Commissioners will hold public hearings on these issues if they refer to the ballot measures for this upcoming November election.
Boulder County Board Of Health Executive Director Camille Rodriguez Resigns
Boulder County Public Health Executive Director Camille Rodriguez announced her resignation yesterday, which will take effect next Friday, July 1st. Rodriguez was the first Latina appointed as executive director of the department. She has held the position since June of last year, after her predecessor retired.
BCPH’s Deputy Director Lexi Nolen will assume the role of interim executive director for 6 months until a permanent replacement is put into the position, although her time can be extended.
The board of BCPH will oversee the hiring process.
The Colorado Avalanche Win Their Third Game Of The Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday Night
More overtime heroics were on display Wednesday night after the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa Bay 3-2.
The game was mostly in favor of the Lighting, who led the game for two full periods. That was until Avalanche Center Andrew Cogliano scored in the third to tie the game at two a piece, and that’s where the score would stay until the end of regulation time.
This took the teams into sudden death overtime where the next goal would win the game.
The Avalanche were swarming the Lightning’s goal during the entire extended period, ending as the Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri scored the game winning goal.
It was unsure if Kadri was even going to play in the game. He had surgery to repair an injured thumb just eighteen days before, yet he would be the one to put the Avalanche up three to one in the series. The Avalanche face off against the Lightning again here in Denver on Friday at Six o’clock, where they could win it all.