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Community Newsletter

Boulder's award-winning community newsletter is a print newsletter that is mailed to homes in Boulder throughout the year. This is one of many ways we work to keep our community informed about projects and plans in a clear, accessible and compelling fashion. 

In addition to the printed publication, we produce an interactive digital version, as well as an accessible, screen-reader friendly PDF.

Read the Latest Community Newsletter

Community newsletter cover

Fall 2020

Accessible PDF pdf  |  Digital Publication 

In this issue:

  • Learn about our local economic health and how the city has responded to support local businesses
  • Read about police reform efforts by the City of Boulder
  • Get local ballot information for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election
  • Find favorite hikes from Open Space and Mountain Parks staff

And much more

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter Archive

Issue Links Topics

Summer 2020

Digital

Accessible PDF pdf

  • Timeline of local response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Volunteers helping the unhoused during COVID-19
  • Boulder's environmental legacy spanning more than a century
  • Tips on responsible recreation.

Spring 2020

Digital

Accessible PDF pdf

  • Highlights from the 2010s from infrastructure improvements to park openings to climate initiatives
  • The team that aims to help community members in crisis
  • Info on the 2020 Census in Boulder
  • Resilience and the effects of climate change in Boulder.

Fall/Winter 2019

Digital

Accessible PDF pdf

  • How Boulder Fire-Rescue worked with a local HOA to help reduce the severity of potential wildland fires
  • E-scooters in Boulder
  • 5 myths about red light cameras

Summer/Fall 2019

Digital

Accessible PDF pdf

  • Permanently affordable housing options
  • Steps to prepare for and respond to flash floods
  • How Boulder Public Library helped one woman find her footing in the city
  • How pollinators play a critical role for the health of our ecosystem but are endangered

Spring/Summer 2019

Digital

Accessible PDF pdf

  • How and why the city conducts prescribed burns
  • The city's effort to create a local electric utility
  • Bear movement in and around the city

Winter/Spring 2019

Digital

Accessible PDF pdf

  • Steps Boulder is taking to protect the city's waterways from invasive aquatic nuisance species
  • The city's proposed vehicle climate fee
  • Discover some quick tips to help make recycling more efficient

October/November 2018

Digital

Accessible PDF pdf

  • Safety-oriented goal of Vision Zero
  • Learn about the city's Victim Advocate program
  • Boulder is working to become a zero waste community
  • New city website progress and process

August/September 2018

Digital

Accessible PDF pdf

  • Service Enterprise certification for city volunteer efforts
  • Benefits of neighborhood grants, including one that helped spark a social movement
  • $2.7 million to local programs thanks to Sugar Sweetened Beverage tax

June/July 2018

Digital | Accessible PDF pdf
  • Benefits of Boulder's greenways
  • Boulder Small Business Development Center 
  • Library's Summer of Discovery;

April/May 2018

Digital

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  • Celebrate Earth Month and Boulder's ecosystems and environment; urban forest, pollinators, avoiding pesticides
  • Join the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

February/March 2018

Digital

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  • Emerald ash borer taking a toll on Boulder's trees
  • Exploring options of the next stages of solar adoption
  • City preps for HOP bus changes
  • Boulder bursts with arts and artists

December 2017/
January 2018

Digital

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  • Going above and beyond with Zero Waste
  • What's next for municipalization
  • Transformed Civic Area reopens
  • 'Tis the season to recycle
  • Striving for more affordable housing

October/November 2017

Digital

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  • Overview of the East Arapahoe Transportation Plan
  • Innovative tax measure passed 50 years ago
  • Toward Vision Zero: Making safety stick
  • Exploring the city's expanding alternative-fuel vehicle fleet
  • Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan

August/September 2017

Digital

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  • Boulder's thriving arts community
  • Improving how the city engages with the community
  • Working to protect sensitive habitats

June/July 2017

Digital

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  • Fire mitigation plan for your home
  • Five things to know about the Sugary Beverage Tax
  • Donating a home to preserve affordability

April/May 2017

Digital

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  • Boulder and its rapidly aging population
  • Under repair: Keeping our hiking trails in shape
  • Mobile home parks: vibrant, affordable communities

February/March 2017

Digital

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  • Boulder commits to ambitious set of climate goals
  • 5 things to know about inclusionary housing
  • Protecting Boulder's urban tree canopy

December 2016/
January 2017

Digital

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  • Improvements to the Civic Area and the Diagonal Highway
  • What we heard from the community about climate change
  • Limiting waste at multi-family units

October/November 2016

Digital

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  • Take a hands-on approach to the city budget
  • Civic Area improvements
  • Working to preserve local agriculture

August/September 2016

Digital

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  • Welcome back to University of Colorado Boulder students
  • "Hillanthropy" partnership to clean up University Hill
  • Charting two paths to the city's energy future. 

June/July 2016

Digital

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  • City of Boulder's resilience strategy
  • Guidebook to accessible hiking trails;
  • Information about the Baseline Underpass project

April/May 2016

Digital

Accessible PDF pdf

  • Introducing the community newsletter
  • New recycling, composting requirements
  • Services for struggling families