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Thursday, April 14,2011

Buff briefs | CU receives tree recognition

The Arbor Foundation issues the Tree Campus USA designation to campuses that meet five requirements, including convening a tree advisory committee, creating a tree care plan, implementing a tree program, holding an Arbor Day observance and offering a service learning project.
Thursday, April 7,2011

Briefs | Spaw days for Japan

Half of the proceeds from each 'Spaw' day purchase will be given to the Red Cross to support relief efforts related to the earthquake in Japan and subsequent tsunami. The other half of proceeds will benefit the World Vets volunteer organization, which works for animal relief efforts around the globe.
Thursday, March 31,2011

Briefs | Wow, what a party!

Scheduled activities include a buffet dinner, complimentary cocktails until 9 p.m., jazz music by the Dave Fulker Quartet, live and silent auctions, casino-style gaming tables, helicopter rides with Copter for a Cause (for a $75 per person donation) and Hollywood-themed fun.
Thursday, March 10,2011

Briefs | KGNU holds pledge drive

Community radio station KGNU is holding its spring pledge drive until March 19 to support its non-commercial, independent, community radio programming for the Boulder/Denver region. Now in its 33rd year of operation, KGNU delivers news and public affairs and music programming from both its Boulder and Denver studios. KGNU operates with six full-time employees and more than 300 volunteers.
Thursday, March 3,2011

Briefs | Census: Boulder shy of 100,000

The U.S. Census Bureau announced on Feb. 23 that Boulder's official population count for the 2010 census is 97,385, a 2.9 percent increase from the 2000 population count. But city officials say Boulder's population is higher, around 103,600, and being undercounted could have financial impacts on the community.
Friday, February 25,2011

Buff briefs | CU payloads aboard Glory Mission

CU has two payloads onboard NASA’s Glory Mission, a Taurus XL rocket that launched Feb. 23. The first, an instrument called the Total Irradiance Monitor, or TIM, will point directly toward the sun to measure both short- and long-term fluctuations in the sun’s energy output. These variations can influence long-term climate change on Earth, and this instrument is the most accurate ever made to study the energy output from the sun.
Friday, February 25,2011

Briefs | Children’s book sale at Lafayette Library

The Lafayette Public Library will be holding a children’s book sale next month to raise money for its summer reading program. Visitors will be able to sift through hundreds of children’s books, ranging in price from 50 cents to $3.
Thursday, February 17,2011

Briefs | Get your chill on

The Nederland Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 10th Annual Frozen Dead Guy Days on the weekend of March 4-6. A wild and wacky celebration of all things dead, frozen and frigidly fun, Frozen Dead Guy Days has won the Governors Award for Best Promotional Event in Colorado and the Readers Digest Top Five Winter Festivals in the United States.
Thursday, February 10,2011

Briefs | Legislative forum

Reps. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Longmont, and Deb Gardner, D-Longmont, will talk about their plans for the session and have a conversation about the new political landscape at the Capitol. Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, will attend as well.
Friday, January 28,2011

Buff briefs | CU business school provides tax help for low-income residents

The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder will be offering free tax help to low-income individuals for the second year in a row as part of its partnership with the Piton Foundation and other colleges throughout Colorado.