Spring 2021

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Pandemic Picnics

Whether a family adventure or a romantic meal alfresco, here are some ideas for taking an original “social distancing” activity to new heights. By Christine Mahoney   Ah, picnics. The original socially distanced form of outdoor dining. Grab some friends or opt for a day date—just you, your beloved (OK—maybe your kids and dog, too),

Electric Car Battery Boost

Solid Power, a startup in Louisville, is making waves with their all-solid-state batteries that could make electric cars more efficient and much safer.

Colorado Astronauts Selected for Lunar Mission

The last time NASA successfully sent astronauts to the moon was December 1972, with Apollo 17. Nearly 40 years later, they’ve selected astronauts for another lunar mission, and that team includes two Coloradans—Jessica Watkins of Lafayette, and Matthew Dominick of Wheat Ridge. Watkins has a doctorate in geology and collaborated on the Mars Curiosity rover.

Boulder County’s First Female Eagle Scouts

Congratulations to these scouts for becoming the first female Eagle Scouts in Boulder County on Feb. 8, 2021!

1,000+ Formerly Homeless Housed in Boulder

In 2017, Boulder’s city council approved a homelessness strategy that prioritizes permanent housing. Since then, more than 1,000 individuals have been housed.

Marin Stanek: Another Ceiling Shattered

Marin Stanek became the first female chief information officer at CU’s Office of Information Technology right in the middle of the pandemic.

Longmont Librarians Get Creative

Longmont Public Library and the dedicated librarians inside keep finding unique ways to bring the library to you during the pandemic.

Tribute to Dave Hight (1929-2021)

McGuckin Hardware’s first (and most beloved) “green vest,” cofounder Dave Hight passed away in January at age 91.

The Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary

The Great Escape provides safety and sanctuary for Colorado’s wild mustangs, as well as invaluable opportunities for horse lovers.

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Nature Kids

Thanks to generous grants from Great Outdoors Colorado, Nature Kids is bridging barriers to outdoor access for Lafayette kids.

Party Like a Pro

From casual to sophisticated, plan spring parties that are COVID-conscious, but still rock.

Lost Lafayette

Local historian Doug Conarroe goes on a journey through time with his most recent book, "Lost Lafayette."

Latino Parent Advisory Council establishes relationships, scores early wins at BVSD

In an effort to expand outreach and make school involvement more accessible to Latino parents, BVSD created the Latino Parent Advisory Council.

Blue Sky Bridge: Giving Victims of Child Abuse a Voice

Child advocacy experts at Blue Sky Bridge work to help children who are experiencing abuse during this difficult and isolating time.

CYL Sauna Studio: Good, Clean Sweat

CYL Sauna Studio offers infrared heat, improved wellness in private sauna suites.

Isaiah Chavous: Leading in the Time of Pandemic

CU Boulder student body president Isaiah Chavous takes time to think about the future and reflect on what got him this far.

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