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Longmont announces hiring of planning director

Longmont announces hiring of planning director

Glen Van Nimwegen started with the city in December, replacing Joni Marsh, who previously served as the city’s director of planning and development and was named assistant city manager in December 2019.
Letter to the editor: Judy Lubow — The time is right for public banking in Colorado

Letter to the editor: Judy Lubow — The time is right for public banking in Colorado

"There are many laudable characteristics of a public bank, which should help Colorado’s economy. "
Longmont police report Feb. 22, 2021

Longmont police report Feb. 22, 2021

A daily crime report in Longmont.
Even as project is on hold, Erie trustees write letter to object to county's proposed compost facility

Even as project is on hold, Erie trustees write letter to object to county's proposed compost facility

The trustees’ objections are the latest to the plan to use the  abandoned 40-acre Rainbow Nursery as a site for a composting plant, a plan over which three property owners are suing Boulder County. Their suit alleges the county used sales and use taxes to create a conservation easement at the site, then changed gears in 2018 to announce the parcel would support an industrial-type structure to receive and process human and animal waste for use as compost.
Colorado universities and colleges could face more cuts if state doesn’t restore funding, leaders say

Colorado universities and colleges could face more cuts if state doesn’t restore funding, leaders say

Academic leaders are campaigning for funding to be restored as if the health, and perhaps existence, of their campuses are at stake.
Thursday Nights @ the (Virtual) Museum continues this week with look at air quality

Thursday Nights @ the (Virtual) Museum continues this week with look at air quality

"The Air We Breathe: On Front Range Air Quality,"  with National Center for Atmospheric Research scientists Frank Flocke and Gabi Pfister, will be streamed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Schools must still give standardized tests this year, Biden administration says

Schools must still give standardized tests this year, Biden administration says

States must administer federally required standardized tests this year, but schools won’t be held accountable for the results — and that states could give shorter, remote, or delayed versions of the exams. 
With RTD promising restart of progress on Northwest Rail, city council set to talk about long-delayed service in closed-door session

With RTD promising restart of progress on Northwest Rail, city council set to talk about long-delayed service in closed-door session

Council members will meet in an executive session, which will be closed to the public, to discuss the future of Northwest Rail, as well as the planned First Avenue and Main Street transit project.
Colorado bill seeks to suspend most standardized testing this year

Colorado bill seeks to suspend most standardized testing this year

Opponents of testing this year — which include many superintendents and school boards as well as the state’s largest teachers union — say that testing amid an ongoing pandemic presents numerous logistical challenges and would take away from precious instructional time, without yielding valid results. Many education advocacy groups, meanwhile, say that standardized tests could provide invaluable information for assessing learning loss and help direct resources to students who need the most help.
Age-friendly community grant applications now open

Age-friendly community grant applications now open

The grant program, now in its fifth year, is part of AARP's national Livable Communities initiative, which supports efforts in cities, towns, neighborhoods and rural areas to improve public parks and open spaces, increase access to transportation and housing options, and foster civic engagement.