Boulder has a fairly steady stream of interesting daily news. In this series, BLDRfly editors highlight that which stuck out.
Calwood Fire anniversary
Last week, Boulder County remembered the one-year anniversary of the devastating Calwood Fire, which burned over 10,000 acres in just a few days. After starting at the Cal-Wood Education Center in Jamestown and scorching 600 acres there, the fire spread further and damaged 26 buildings before firefighters fully contained it on November 14. While the cause of the fire remains unknown, some of the blackened trees are finally sprouting green needles, regrowing forests just west of Boulder proper. Read more at KDVR.
Boston Marathon in Boulder
Last week’s prestigious 125th marathon in Boston, Massachusetts was a success for participating Colorado natives. Nell Rojas, the race’s fastest American woman, finished sixth in 2 hours, 27 minutes and 12 seconds, and she’s also a local native who ran cross country at Boulder High School. The second fastest U.S. female racer Edna Kiplagat is from Longmont. Next year, Boulder will hold its very first marathon around the Boulder Reservoir and among the foothills. Read more in The Boston Globe.
Nonprofit Ramble Collective opened its second location at 3075 Pearl Parkway yesterday. The gift shop selling local art, books and jewelry employs people with disabilities in an apprenticeship program, where they gain paid work experiences and receive advice from job coaches. This location’s program will officially start in January, when staff hires a handful of apprentices after setting up shop. Read more in The Daily Camera.