February 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Education is a Powerful Force, Especially in a Tough Economy

The country’s unemployment rate stands at 7.6 percent, meaning that more than 11 million Americans are now without jobs. However, while the employment rate among high school graduates with no college education hovers at eight percent, those with bachelor’s degrees or higher are seeing the unemployment rate drop by more than half, to 3.8 percent, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Additionally, the average annual salary for individuals with graduate or doctoral degrees is… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on February 25, 2009 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Local Athlete's Day at the Legislature

A few weeks ago, I met an amazing young man at one of my town hall meetings. His name is Ryan Paulson, and he is a student at Legacy High School in Broomfield. A standout defensive player for Legacy football, Ryan has now committed to attend the Naval Academy and has been awarded a football scholarship. Outside of football, Ryan is an outstanding student and an active volunteer in his community. He made such an impression on me that I could not resist… Continue

Added by Dianne Primavera on February 24, 2009 at 10:31am — No Comments

Students Join Broomfield Rep. for Legislative Day

Two students from the Eldorado K-8 John Irwin School of Excellence joined me at the state capitol this past Friday (2/20) for Legislative Day 2009. Eric Walker and Taylor Davis were two of approximately 160 gifted and talented students from grades 8-12 who converged upon the capitol to shadow legislators and their aides for all or part of the day. The students were joined by parents and educators as they observed legislative activities and other vital… Continue

Added by Dianne Primavera on February 24, 2009 at 10:28am — No Comments

"Once Upon a Mattress"

Longmont Theatre presents

"Once Upon a Mattress"

February 27, 28

March 1* 6, 7, 8* 12, 13, 14

* Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm.

All others are at 7:30 pm

http://www.longmonttheatre.org/ or call 303-772-5200

Once Upon a Mattress is the hilarious musical comedy retelling of "The Princess and the Pea." In an attempt to keep her son, Prince Dauntless, single, Queen Aggravain has decreed that only a princess who can pass her test may marry him.… Continue

Added by Tracy Cravens on February 12, 2009 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

Flatirons Rotary awards Spark Plug award to Greenhouse Scholars

Besides being a social highlight of January, Flatirons Rotary Club Charter Night is the club’s chance to honor someone whose vision has “sparked” something of value in our community. This year’s recipient is Pete Burridge, whose company Greenhouse Partners has developed Greenhouse Scholars. Pete started Greenhouse Scholars in order to create a scholarship program that makes a broad social impact by helping students to become community leaders. He… Continue

Added by Bill Hendrick on February 10, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Volunteer Victim Advocates needed



Posted by Laurie Bullock Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is seeking volunteers to serve as Victim Advocates. Advocates work with Boulder County law enforcement to provide assistance to victims of crime, accidents, trauma, and critical events. Working as a victim advocate offers the opportunity to touch the lives of others. Victim advocacy provides an… Continue

Added by Laurie Bullock on February 10, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

Heidi Flammang Tapped for Advisory Board of the Leeds School of Business

Camp Bow Wow today announced that its Founder and CEO Heidi Flammang has joined the advisory board of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Board is an all-volunteer group dedicated to helping the school in its commitment to providing a quality education, creating and disseminating knowledge and supporting the economic drivers of the region, state and nation.

“We are very pleased that Heidi has agreed to join The Board. As an alumna, she brings… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on February 10, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Danse Etoile Ballet presents The Triplettes of Belville and 3 world- premiere pieces with live music March 6, 7 and 8 at The Dairy Center for the Arts

Dancers Rebekah Arth, Rebecca Walker and Kammie Deuschle and musicians and composers John Heins and Dechen Hawk join the lively Danse Etoile Ballet company for a performance of live music and dance with something for everyone.

The show will open with the classical Pas des Odalisques from Le Corsaire ballet, Two solos from The Flames of Paris, followed by 3 world-premiere contemporary pieces The Black Eagle set on music by French singer Barbara, La Valse d’Amelie and A Place to be… Continue

Added by Danse Etoile Ballet on February 9, 2009 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

Nite at the Rec this Friday

Hello all,

Make sure you come to Nites this week, we will have a special grade specific nite with 3-5th graders only. The theme is Backwards Clothes Nite, so come looking crazy!

See you at 7pm.

Added by Nite at the Rec on February 5, 2009 at 2:41pm — No Comments

New Blog on Colorado Real Estate

There's a new blog for those interested in Colorado real estate and homes, entitled HighRGround. HighRGround covers the gambit of home and real estate-related topic for those living in Colorado, or for those relocating. Sellers will find useful information as well from our regularly-updated and engaging posts.
Please visit today, and send us your comments.

Added by Lane Hornung on February 5, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Five Reasons for Art Galleries and Artists to Embrace Technology during Tough Economy

1. It’s Time to Break Out of Your Four Walls. An individual or brick-and-mortar establishment has boundaries. However, with the vast reach of the Internet, there are endless opportunities to sell your art to consumers across the globe. Millions of consumers are embracing online art research and consumerism. Whether you use your own website or a site like www.masterpieceonline.com to promote your artwork, it’s time to get in the game!

2. Recession isn’t a Time to Waste Time. Inventory… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on February 2, 2009 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Tickets on sale now for "Romance of Rum" rum tasting party and fundraiser

The Romance of Rum

Thursday, February 12, 2009

7-10 pm

Rembrandt Yard 1301 Spruce St. Boulder

New price and new speaker! Come away to the Caribbean on Thursday February 12, at the first Boulder-Cuba Sister City Organization's Romance of Rum rum tasting party and fundraiser. Featured speaker will be rum connoisseur Edward Hamilton, author of several books on rum and founder of the Ministry of Rum website. Guests will have the opportunity to… Continue

Added by Boulder Cuba Sister City Organization on February 2, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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