Boulder Memorial Day Has No Rubber Ducks

duckBoulder’s annual Boulder Creek Festival is a signature event each Memorial Day weekend, and the rubber duck race has been a well loved fundraiser each year.

This year, there will be no race, no rubber ducks, and no fundraiser.

Boulder Parks and Recreation Department announced that the Boulder Civic Area Park work has disrupted the area along the creek such that it would be impossible to hold the race. Apparently there’s just too much construction.

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Lafayette Colorado Promenade Approved Erie and Lafayette continue to ‘arm-wrestle’

Lafayette Tractor SupplyThe City of Lafayette approved the “Lafayette Promenade” project recently, and it is among several developments in the area near Hwy 287 and Arapahoe Road.

Tractor Supply Co will be potentially one of the first tenants since it’s the first tenant site plan the Council approved.

This project and several others including the Silo Subdivision on the Weems family property just west of the Lafayette Promenade and Nine Mile Corner just east of 287 and east of Silo and NE of Promenade are coming at a confluence of what’s become a high-traffic and rapidly developing area over the last few years.

These projects don’t come without controversy as the town of Erie and the City of Lafayette arm wrestle constantly over various proposed residential and commercial developments at these crossroads.

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Boulder County Oil And Gas Development

oil and gas drillingResidents of Boulder County may soon see oil and gas development even though the county has tried to prevent drilling and exploration for a very long time.

The county is currently being sued over the moratorium on oil and gas development that’s about to expire on May 1st.

The county may also have some legal battles about the regulations the Boulder Board of County Commissioners passed last month.

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Boulder Central Park Bandshell Spared

boulder bandshellThe historic Boulder Bandshell in Boulder’s Central Park near Canyon Blvd and Broadway, also called the Glen Huntington Bandshel,l will apparently not be moving any time soon.  According to reports about the latest three scenarios for the upcoming redesign of Canyon and the new bike lanes, the previously proposed idea of moving the bandshell is off the table for now.

The Boulder Bandshell in Central Park between Pearl Street and the Boulder Creek Path is an outstanding local landmark that’s seen some controversy and changes, but it’s weathered the times and still stands!

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Boulder Colorado Short Term Rental Rules

golden west 2Boulder Colorado has been one of many communities where city leaders have had to look at how short-term rentals impact local neighborhoods.

In Boulder, some folks have complained that homes in their area which are not owner-occupied change the feel and attitude of the neighborhood in a negative way. The constant change in residents at a particular home has apparently annoyed some people.

The City of Boulder made an ordinance that took effect on January 4th 2016. The ordinance allows Boulder homeowners to apply for a license to rent their property for less than 30 days at a time, and on November 10th 2016 the City Council pass amendments to the Short-Term Rental ordinance #8154.

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