Boulder has a fairly steady stream of interesting daily news. In this series, BLDRfly editors highlight that which stuck out.
September is National Preparedness Month, and we’ve just passed the 11th anniversary of the Fourmile Canyon fire, which stopped burning on Labor Day in 2010. As we reflect on the most expensive Colorado wildfire at that time, the City of Boulder reminds us how to protect our families, homes and city during wildfire season. Tips include signing up for emergency notifications and where to monitor evacuation updates.
See more fire safety at the City of Boulder’s website, and read more about fighting rural fires in our piece on wildfire first responders in Fourmile.
Colorado’s Growing Economy
During the pandemic when labor and supply chain shortages run rampant, our state may be thriving more than most. Despite having an employment rate higher than the national average, Colorado has booming food, drink and hotel industries. These sectors’ combined sales exceeded pre-pandemic ones for the first time since the start of the coronavirus, even though Colorado has 25,000 fewer employees.
Bike to Work
Boulder, Longmont and other surrounding counties celebrated Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, when commuters rode to their jobs, stopping at breakfast stations throughout Boulder and Longmont. These commuters will receive another gift with the city’s proposed Diagonal Highway 119 Bikeway to help bikers ride safely from Boulder to Longmont and back again. If you’re an avid bike commuter, submit input to the project design here.
Read more at Longmont Times-Call