- Get a glimpse into some of the county’s most sustainable homes at Colorado Green Building Guild’s (CGBG) Green Home Tour on Sept. 9. The tour will feature eight homes in Boulder, Nederland, Superior and Louisville at various stages of construction and with ranging techniques to cut back on emissions and energy use. Tickets are $15 for CGBG members and $25 for nonmembers. Register at greenhometour.co
- Boulder County Commissioners announced in August plans to raise the minimum wage in unincorporated Boulder County to $15.70/hour beginning Jan. 1 — putting hourly wages 15% above the state’s 2023 minimum wage. Community members and business leaders can share their feedback on wage increases at several upcoming sessions:
- Niwot Town Hall: Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Left Hand Garage,195 2nd Ave., Niwot. Open to residents and businesses.
- Public hearing: Nov. 2 in the Commissioners’ hearing room at 1325 Pearl St., Boulder, virtually via Zoom or by phone. Additional details will be announced in the Commissioners’ advance agenda Oct. 20.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share feedback.
- After 40 years of service, Mother House, a nonprofit residential program serving at-risk women and transgender individuals and their children, is rebranding as Haven Ridge amid a service expansion and relocation. The organization will relocate its transitional housing facility and navigation shelter to Gillaspie Drive in South Boulder, placing all its services under one roof. Haven House will host an opening neighborhood block party on Oct. 7 with live entertainment and food trucks at the new facility at 1242 Gillaspie Drive, Boulder.
In case you missed it:
- Two Boulder County projects have received grants totaling more than $8.5 million aimed to develop or preserve affordable housing across the state as part of the Transformational Housing Grant Program. Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley was awarded $720,000 for the Sugarmill Affordable Housing Development, which will include 12 townhomes that will become part of Longmont’s permanently affordable housing stock. The Boulder County Housing Authority was awarded $8 million to add 129 units to the multifamily rental complex known as Willoughby Corner, which is part of a larger 24-acre plot that will include 400 permanently affordable homes.
- Two Boulder residents, Elan Greenberg of Flock Safety and Sebastian Corradino of Archway Communities, were among 30 business and community leaders selected for the Governor’s Fellowship program. The program, a partnership between CivicCO and the governor’s office, allows fellows to shadow members of the Polis administration and other agencies to “deepen their understanding of Colorado state government and statewide public policy issues.”