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Boulder County reports spike in COVID cases in past week

Boulder County reports spike in COVID cases in past week

The majority, but not all, of new cases are among college-age people living in the University Hill neighborhood in Boulder. Some of those newly infected report recent out-of-state travel as well as attending large gatherings in Boulder, according to the health department.
Pandemic, then riots lead to surge in firearms sales at Grandpa's Pawn and Gun

Pandemic, then riots lead to surge in firearms sales at Grandpa's Pawn and Gun

Sales at Grandpa’s Pawn and Gun have tripled since the onset of the pandemic. Sales were starting to slow, but a second surge began after riots broke out across the country amid protests over the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25.
Utility customers can still find help as disconnection moratorium is lifted

Utility customers can still find help as disconnection moratorium is lifted

Customers needing help encouraged to make payment arrangements or apply for assistance
Boulder County Fair to keep it virtual even as coronavirus restrictions ease

Boulder County Fair to keep it virtual even as coronavirus restrictions ease

Fair organizers on June 1 announced this year’s fair is canceled because of continuing concerns over the novel coronavirus, and the easing of statewide restrictions have not changed that plan. 
Longmont restorative justice programs go virtual in response to COVID

Longmont restorative justice programs go virtual in response to COVID

Clients, both responsible and harmed parties, have reported high levels of satisfaction with the virtual process, particularly because their cases were not put on “pause” by COVID restrictions, said Longmont Community Justice Partnership Executive Director Kathleen McGoey.
County reports attendee of Boulder Black Lives Matter protest tests positive for COVID-19

County reports attendee of Boulder Black Lives Matter protest tests positive for COVID-19

A Black Lives Matter protest wasn’t held in Longmont until June 5, but residents who traveled to Boulder the day prior for a demonstration in the University Hill area are being advised a participant recently tested positive for COVID-19.
Hidden Treasure's mask-making effort no longer a secret

Hidden Treasure's mask-making effort no longer a secret

The mother-daughter duo that owns Hidden Treasures 2, with help from community members, have made 23,750-and-counting masks for the community.
OUR Center sees increased demand during coronavirus pandemic

OUR Center sees increased demand during coronavirus pandemic

In an email newsletter sent this week, OUR Center stated financial needs for its Homelessness Prevention Program, which assists clients with rent and utilities, are 2 ½  times greater than normal and it anticipates the critical needs to continue for the foreseeable future.
Longmont Rec Center, Centennial Pool reopening by reservation

Longmont Rec Center, Centennial Pool reopening by reservation

City of Longmont announces plan for reopening recreation facilities.
Commissioners award grants to 34 Boulder County small businesses impacted by COVID

Commissioners award grants to 34 Boulder County small businesses impacted by COVID

County received requests for financial support totaling six times the amount of funding available