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The Bat and the Rat

The Bat and the Rat

by

Murray R., age 5, student at Broomfield Academy



The sun was shining.

It was fun to play.



Rat was out of the house.

All the bats flew away.



The bat flew down.

The rat got away.



The bat chased the rat.

The rat hid under the mat.



The rat found some cheese

And ran under my knees.



The bat found some blood

But it was a dud!



The bat and the rat got… Continue

Added by Broomfield Academy on October 28, 2008 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Amendment 52

The backers of Amendment 52 say it will improve I-70 or other transportation in Colorado (the measure's a big vague). Yet none of the traditional traditional transportation groups in Colorado are contributing any money to the effort. Club 20, the big West Slope lobbying group is opposing it. It goes against recommendations by I-70 communities. And all of the money behind Amendment 52 comes from out-of-state oil and gas companies.

Why would out-of-state oil and gas companies…

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Added by Jack Pommer on October 26, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Danse Etoile Ballet presents Matilda after Roald Dahl

November 14 at 7pm
November 15 at 4pm
November 16 at 2pm
At the Dairy Center for the Arts
Special ticket price of $10 for children under 12.
Witty , jazzy, lively ballet with all your favorite characters from the beloved book by Roald Dahl.
www.thedairy.org

Added by Danse Etoile Ballet on October 24, 2008 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

Global Financial Crisis Takes Center Stage at Socially Responsible Investment Industry Conference

Socially responsible investment industry leaders will focus considerable attention on the global financial crisis at the 19th annual SRI in the Rockies Conference October 26-28, 2008.



A record 720 participants are expected to converge on The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, in Whistler, British Columbia. Several of the scheduled conference sessions will feature experts discussing how socially conscious investors can help to reshape the future of the global financial system around the… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on October 21, 2008 at 10:35am — No Comments

A Night of Celtic Music with the Longmont Chorale and Denver Pipe Band

Saturday, Oct 18. at 7:30 pm

The Longmont Chorale and Dever Pipe Band will perform at Calvary Church in Longmont (2101 Gay St.).

The concert will include Celtic favorites such as Danny Boy, Loch Lomond, and Highland Cathedral, as well as the contemporary Irish song Only Time, made popular by the singer/songwriter Enya. To conclude the concert the choir and bagpipes wil offer an inspiring arrangement of Amazing Grace.



Tickets are still available at Ticketswest or at… Continue

Added by Tracy Cravens on October 16, 2008 at 9:22am — No Comments

OBERMEYER ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY TO OPEN NEW OFFICE IN DENVER

Obermeyer Asset Management Company (www.obermeyerasset.com) announced today the opening of its new Denver Colorado office at 3200 Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 480.



Located in the heart of the Cherry Creek business district, the office will allow the Aspen-headquartered discretionary asset management firm to expand its presence in the Colorado market. Obermeyer manages the wealth of affluent individuals, families, foundations and corporations by developing investment portfolios… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on October 15, 2008 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Falling House Prices in August Adds Pressure to an Already Volatile Economy

Integrated Asset Services, LLC (IAS, www.iasreo.com), a leader in default management and residential collateral valuation, today released its IAS360 House Price Index for August 2008. The monthly report, which includes the most current and granular data available in the industry, showed a 0.2 % decline in house prices on a national level in August, and an 11.6% decline from August 2007 to August 2008.The IAS360 House Price Index is a comprehensive housing index tracking monthly change in the… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on October 14, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

MASTERPIECE SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES ART GALLERY SOFTWARE UPGRADE

Masterpiece Solutions, the leader in comprehensive point of sale and business management software for art and antique galleries, artists and other independent retailers, today announced the upgrade of its Masterpiece Manager software and the introduction of its innovative Masterpiece Success Package. The advancements give galleries and artists a state-of-the-art, integrated gallery management solution, including advanced inventory controls, customer management, point-of-sale and web integration… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on October 10, 2008 at 11:27am — No Comments

SRI in the Rockies to Honor Community Investors

Investors who earmark at least one percent of their capital for community investment will be honored at the 2008 SRI in the Rockies Conference, the premier annual conference for the sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) industry in North America.



“Community investing, a core SRI strategy, has successfully served the same populations currently reeling from bad loans made by predatory lenders,” said Lisa Woll, chief executive officer of the Social Investment Forum (SIF).… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on October 8, 2008 at 2:46pm — No Comments

The real bail out should go to us !!!

Here’s a plan I could get behind!!! If only…….







Hi Pals,



I’m against the $85 BILLION bailout of AIG. Instead, I’m in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a “We Deserve It” dividend. To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000 bona fide U.S. citizens, aged 18+.



Our population is about 301 million counting every man, woman and child. So, 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up. Now, divide 200 million, 18+ adults… Continue

Added by William H.Brandt on October 7, 2008 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

SCHWAB CHARITABLE PIONEERS INNOVATIVE MICROFINANCE GUARANTEE PROGRAM

Schwab Charitable, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing nonprofits and facilitators of charitable giving with over $2 billion in assets and $350MM in annual grants, announced today the launch of an innovative microfinance guarantee program. It is the first program of its kind to enable donors to set aside a portion of their Charitable Gift Accounts to guarantee microfinance loans to the world’s poorest entrepreneurs to start, maintain or expand small businesses. Guarantees are… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 26, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

Daughters of the American Revolution and Children of the American Revolutin in the Louisville Labor Day Parade

25 members of the Arapahoe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution participated in the Louisville Labor Day Parade. Many members wore Colonial Costume. 14 hildren of the American Revolution, sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution also marched in the parade, dressed in Colonial costume and everyone handed out over 900 American Flags and cards describing the committees of Scholarship, Project Patriot and American History Essay Contests for Boulder Valley Schools.

Added by Arapahoe Chapter DAR on September 25, 2008 at 12:04pm — 2 Comments

Zonta Foothills of Boulder County

Women in the

Work Force Event

On Saturday October 18th , Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County will join forces with the 29th Street Mall to host Women in the Workforce. This event will help women from Boulder County who are looking to enter or re-enter the work-force by providing them with training and coaching. We will help with job hunting and inter-viewing skills and provide tips for dressing and make up. The mall will provide support from merchants like Macy’s, Sophora and… Continue

Added by Catherine Lentine on September 24, 2008 at 2:16pm — No Comments

David Brancaccio, Stephen Lewis and Barbara J. Krumsiek Lead Speaker Line-up at 19th Annual SRI in the Rockies Conference

Award-winning veteran journalist David Brancaccio, Stephen Lewis, Former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations and Barbara J. Krumsiek, Chair, CEO, and President of Calvert Group, Ltd. are among a powerful group of speakers and topics slated for the 19th annual SRI in the Rockies Conference, October 26–29, 2008.



Mr. Brancaccio, host of the PBS news magazine NOW and author of Squandering Aimlessly; will moderate a roundtable on industry trends at SRI in the Rockies, which will be… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 24, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE COLORADO ANNOUNCES HEROES OF SUSTAINABILITY FINALISTS

The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (www.sustainablecolorado.org) today announced the names of six of its eight Heroes of Sustainability finalists who have led the way to a more sustainable future in four categories: non-profit, business, government and academia. The finalists will be showcased during the Sustainability Gala scheduled for Thursday, October 16 at the Sherman Events Center in Denver.



Residents of Colorado were encouraged to nominate people who show leadership and… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 23, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

There is a real difference between the candidates for local offices

I recently attended the Boulder Valley School District Parent Council candidate forum. From perusing candidate websites, sometimes it appears that the candidates are very similar in their views and positions. However, after listening to the candidates at the forum, there was a clear difference between the candidates in Boulder Valley. Every single democratic candidate was present at the forum or sent a representative from their campaign. Several of the republican candidates did not show up or… Continue

Added by Angelique Layton on September 19, 2008 at 4:13pm — No Comments

new novel different slant

I just finished reading Resistance, a novel set in WWII Wales. The author has given the timeline a different twist. The Germans are winning, the Allied Invasion has failed and Britain is about to fall to the Nazis. In the opening scene all of the men in this remote valley famland have left--mysteriously disappearing during the night. That fall a patrol of five German soldiers arrives in the valley. The story centers on what happens during an exceptionally harsh winter when the two elements--the… Continue

Added by Ann Brandt on September 13, 2008 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

2008 SRI in the Rockies Conference to be a ‘Green Meeting’

First Affirmative Financial Network and the Social Investment Forum, hosts of the 19th annual SRI in the Rockies Conference, have designed their 2008 event to be a “green meeting.” This year’s conference is expected to draw a record 700 sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) industry practitioners and professionals to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, October 26–28, 2008.



According to the Convention Industry Council's definition, a green meeting is “a meeting or event that… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 11, 2008 at 6:15pm — No Comments

ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE COLORADO’S “BIG TENT” EVENT A BIG SUCCESS

The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (www.sustainablecolorado.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to unifying the sustainability movement in all 50 states across the country, today announced that it was successful in exposing over 500 bloggers, journalists, celebrities and political and business leaders to its message of a more unified environmental sustainability network at the “Big Tent” event during the 2008 Democratic National Convention.



The Big Tent, an 8,000 square-foot… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 11, 2008 at 4:45pm — No Comments

IAS360 House Price Index Rises Again, Up 0.9% in July

Integrated Asset Services, LLC (IAS, www.iasreo.com), a leader in default management and residential collateral valuation, today released its IAS360 House Price Index for July 2008. The monthly report, which includes the most current and granular data available in the industry, showed a 0.9% appreciation in house prices on a national level in July, and a -11.4% decline from July 2007 to July 2008.



The IAS360 House Price Index is a comprehensive housing index tracking monthly change… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 9, 2008 at 11:53am — No Comments

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