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|September 3 - 9, 2009
Cannabis health fair
The Cannabis Therapy Institute is hosting the Cannabis Health Fair, a full-day patient outreach event designed to answer patients’ questions about medical marijuana and how to become a legal marijuana patient in Colorado. The Cannabis Health Fair will feature speakers on many topics related to medical cannabis.
There will also be vendor tables and displays from medical cannabis dispensaries, as well as other hemp and cannabis-related businesses. The event is free and open to the public. Patients, caregivers, advocates, medical professionals, legal professionals and law enforcement professionals are encouraged to attend.
The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Eaton Humantities Room 1B50 on the University of Colorado’s Boulder Campus just north of the Norlin Quadrangle and south of Macky Auditorium.
Water projects get green light
Gov. Bill Ritter has certified 31 drinking water and wastewater projects in 17 counties around the state to be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 31 projects will be receiving approximately $62 million in ARRA funds and are estimated to create 600 jobs as projects begin in September.
Each of these projects will receive funding through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Water Quality Control Division and will involve both engineering and construction jobs. To receive the approved funding, each of these projects must comply with all federal requirements and commence construction by Sept. 30.
Trail work ahead
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks department will begin trail work on the South Boulder Creek Trail. This will result in periodic trail closures. The section of the trail affected extends north from South Boulder Road to the intersection with the Greenways trail to East Boulder Community Center. The closures will only be necessary during the working hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m,. and the project is expected to last approximately four weeks. Attempts to limit closures will be made. For more information, go to www.osmp.org.
Longmont sidewalk project begins
The City of Longmont’s Public Works & Natural Resources Department has contracted with Thoutt Bros. to install the missing sidewalk segment along the east side of Sunset Street from Spruce Avenue to just south of the railroad crossing. Construction began on Aug. 31 and will continue for approximately three weeks, depending on the weather.
The project will provide safer pedestrian access to Izaak Walton Park and the St. Vrain Greenway. The project includes replacement of the existing deteriorated timber railroad crossing with a smoother-riding concrete system. This will be one of the first items of work and will require a full-closure of Sunset Street between Boston and 3rd avenues for four days.
Also included in the project are Sunset Street striping changes that will add a bike lane along the east side and a shared bike/parking lane along the west side. The striping will be the last item of work. Temporary striping may be needed until the permanent striping is complete. For more information contact Richard White at 303-651-8567, Leonard Pelle at 303-378-8406 or Keith Thoutt at 303-458-1298.
BCAP to honor local legends
This year’s BCAP Local Legends Ball will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at the St Julien Resport & Spa with guest speaker Dr. Marjorie Hill. The Master of Ceremonies will be Chris Parente, news anchor on KWGN (The Deuce) and feature reporter for “Everyday” on KDVR (FOX 31).
Dr. Hill, currently the chief executive officer of Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York, the nation’s oldest AIDS service organization, has long been recognized as an ally and a champion of the LGBT community and for those impacted by HIV and AIDS. Her influence and involvement in the development of HIV/AIDS policy and the delivery of care and prevention services is widely lauded.
The Local Legends BCAP is honoring this year are: Tim Leifield, BCAP’s first executive director; Dr. Heather Pujet, HIV physician from the Beacon Clinic in Boulder; and Chuck Stout, a long-time supporter of needle exchange.
The event will feature fare from Boulder County’s finest restaurants, including 14th Street Bar and Grill, Centro, Empire, Jax, Jills, John’s Restaurant, Ques, Tee & Cakes (providing dessert), and Terroir. For more information, go to www.bcap.org.
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