RecycleBank comes to local towns


RecycleBank, a program that rewards its members for their
recycling efforts, has joined forces with Waste Connections of Colorado in an
effort to increase household recycling in 10 Colorado communities, including
several in Boulder County.

The program, which began this month, encourages people to
recycle by rewarding households with points for their efforts. The points are
recognized at local and national retailers, restaurants, grocers and more.

New 96-gallon recycling carts with special ID tags have been
delivered to Waste Connections customers in Brighton, Broomfield, Erie,
Firestone, Frederick, Fort Lupton, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior and
Westminster. Waste Connections trucks, retrofitted with special technology,
track recycling activity, and the amount recycled is converted into RecycleBank
Points. Like frequent flier programs, the more a family recycles, the more
points each household earns. Waste Connections customers can activate their
account online at or by calling 1-888-727-2978. RecycleBank
Points are redeemable for rewards, gift cards, groceries and a variety of other

Community partners honored

Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) has announced the winners of
its Partnership Award, recognizing individuals, businesses, government agencies
and nonprofits that support affordable housing and community efforts at BHP

The winners include Mal Birke, a resident at
Walnut Place who picks up day-old bread, pastries and dairy from Safeway
and distributes it to residents in need, and Meals on Wheels Executive Director
Francea Phillips, whose group provides low-cost meals to the elderly and
disabled, and partners with Special Transit to transport residents to the West
Senior Center for dinner and entertainment. The other winners were Kelly Fanno
of Kids and Cakes, which makes birthday cakes for the elderly and others who
would not otherwise get a birthday cake because of being isolated from family,
and Jamie Miller of Odell Architects, who helped bring the Denver Nuggets and
Sport Court together to build a new basketball court for Kalmia apartments,
complete with a court dedication ceremony attended by Rocky, the Nugget’s
mascot, Erwin Johnson, a former Nugget player, and Nuggets dancers. 

Boulder Housing Partners, the housing authority that serves
the city of Boulder, has given its Partnership Award three times a year since

i9 Sports organizes flag football for kids

i9 Sports, a nationally recognized program that aims to
provide children with a fresh perspective on sports, is now accepting
registrations for a youth indoor flag football program in Boulder that will
begin Dec. 6.

The program is for boys and girls ages 5 to 10, at all skill
levels. All practices and games are on Sunday afternoons at the Boulder Indoor
Soccer Futsal Arena at 28th and Valmont.

There are no tryouts, and each child receives equal playing
time. All instructors and volunteers go through a thorough background check and
certification process, and there are no fundraisers or mandatory volunteering.

i9’s website will provide participants with professional
management of all program details, certified officials at every game, and
access to league information, standings and team news.

Full program details and registration information can be
found at or by calling 303-462-1520.

Humane Society photo opportunity

The Longmont Humane Society will be taking holiday photos of
pet owners and their pets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22.

The event will be at the Longmont Humane Society’s
dog-training center on Nelson Road. The photos will cost $20 and will include
three-five photos on a CD for use in holiday cards or as gifts.

For more information visit or call
Julie Kunkel at 303-772-1232 x 235.

Google may ogle creek path

The Boulder Creek Bike Path has been announced as one of the
finalists for locations that Google’s Street View trike might visit in the
United States.

In the “Parks and Trails” category, the Boulder path is up
against the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia, Capital Crescent Trail in
Maryland/Washington, D.C., Centennial Trail in Washington, and Stevens Creek
Trail in California. More than 25,000 locations were submitted for

Street View, a feature of Google Maps, provides 360-degree
street-level imagery of a location. The Street View Trike is a tricycle system
that has a camera system towed by a bike. As the trike passes along pedestrian
walkways and trails, it automatically gathers 360-degree trike-level images as
it goes.

To vote, visit before Dec. 1. Multiple
votes can be cast by the same person.

Shoe drive not a pedestrian effort

In celebration of Thanksgiving, Boulder’s Pedestrian Shops
are asking customers to donate shoes they no longer wear to help people in
need. New or slightly used shoes may be brought to the Pedestrian Shops until
Dec. 6. Pedestrian is offering a 10 percent discount on a shoe purchase for
those who donate, but no purchase is required.

Pedestrian gives the used shoes to local assistance
organizations. In 21 years of twice-yearly shoe drives, the Pedestrian Shops
have collected more than 35,000 pairs for people in need. 

Pedestrian operates two Boulder stores. More information is
available at