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Boulder has a fairly steady stream of interesting daily news. In this series, BLDRfly editors highlight that which stuck out.

By Jess Mordacq Oct 8 2021

Boulder has a fairly steady stream of interesting daily news. In this series, BLDRfly editors highlight that which stuck out.

Google doubles down in Boulder

After building The Reve, a mixed-use building at 30th and Pearl that broke ground in 2019, developers will allow Google to move into 125,000 square feet of The Reve’s office space. As Boulder expands its tech playground over the last several years, Google has built out their 300,000-square-foot campus at 2930 Pearl St and have occupied offices at 3333 Walnut St., 2590 Pearl St. and 2600 Pearl St. and 2525 28th St.

Though IBM established a campus in Boulder in the 1960s, more recently, Amazon expanded its office space here in 2018 and Twitter in 2014. Google’s newest purchase in The Reve is in an effort to create a more cohesive campus, though they won’t move in for several months while renovating.

Read more at the Daily Camera here.

Bye bye, Brian

Brian Coppom, the executive director of Boulder County Farmers Markets, is departing today to work for the Colorado Department of Agriculture as a loans program manager. For eight years, Brian has orchestrated local vendors and farmers, learning how small-scale agriculture moves to the markets and contributes to the overall spirit of Boulder. In 2019, the market raked in $9 million in sales. Brian has played a large role in growing the market and developing cooperation with SNAP and WIC programs.

Read more at the Daily Camera here.

The view from the top of Bald Mountain. Credit: Jessica Mordacq

Pandemic hiking challenge

Seven friends hiked 155 miles of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks trail system, all in one year and one day. Last October, a group of Boulder women, some friends since 1980, started hiking together to hang out safely during the pandemic. A year later, Jane Christman, Lisa Andren-Peterson, Susan Graf, Marykay Cicio and Cheryl Barr, Sheryl Howe and Lauren Kingsbery completed their goal.

Boulder developed this challenge as an outreach effort to get citizens on its trails. Participating hikers can hike every OSMP trail or make their own challenges to match their abilities.

Read more at the Denver Post here.

Boulder policing 

The Boulder Police Department started reimagining their force over the summer, inviting locals to share feedback that the BPD will use throughout their program’s second iteration. This round of feedback will continue through October 17 and result in a new policing master plan for the department come next fall. Focus areas include integrating with the community, establishing the right response and serving as a partner in anti-racism and equity.

Submit feedback here, and read more at the City of Boulder here.