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Community Newsletter

Boulder's award-winning community newsletter is dedicated to keeping residents informed about the myriad projects and plans happening every day, and to do it in a clear and compelling fashion. Quite simply, the city intends that the newsletter be worthy of those who live here and to be creative and progressive in its approach. 

We also want to make the newsletter available to everyone, which is why we produce an email version and interactive digital version, as well as an accessible PDF, in addition to the printed publication. Most importantly, the newsletter allows for both those who have lived here all of their lives and those who moved here just recently to see the city and all it has to offer in fresh light.

Read the Latest Community Newsletter

Summer 2020

Accessible PDF pdf  |  Digital Publication 

In this issue:

  • Learn about the city's response to the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus and the impacts on our community.
  • Read about the volunteers helping Boulder's most vulnerable at the COVID-19 Recovery Center.
  • Look back at Boulder's environmental legacy that spans more than a century.
  • Get tips on responsible recreation in our parks and open space.

And much more




Newsletter Archive


Spring 2020

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Read about some of the highlights from the 2010s - from infrastructure improvements to park openings to climate initiatives; The EDGE team is a collaboration between the Boulder Police Department and Mental Health Partners that aims to help community members in crisis; Find out some helpful information about the what to expect for the 2020 Census here in Boulder; For Boulder, the effects of climate change are becoming more obvious. We must prepare by strengthening our community as a whole.

Fall/Winter 2019

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Find how Boulder Fire-Rescue worked together with a local HOA to help identify hazards and reduce the severity of potential wildland fires; The city has been exploring options around e-scooters. Will they come to Boulder?; Planning for snow and ice season starts now. Read about what the city does and what your responsibilities are; Boulder will be installing new red light cameras; Get the facts about five common myths related to this technology; And much more

Summer/Fall 2019

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Explore the city's programs related to permanently affordable housing options and steps being taken to preserve existing alternatives; floods happen in a hurry. Learn about steps you can take to prepare for a flash flood, and what can be done during and after an emergency situation; read about how the Boulder Public Library helped one woman find her footing in the city; September is Pollinator Appreciation Month. Pollinators play a critical role for the health of our ecosystem but are currently endangered; and much more

Spring/Summer 2019

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Learn how and why the city conducts prescribed burns and how it plans to protect drinking water in the event of a wildfire; stay up-to-date with the city's effort to create a local electric utility, this time with a focus on the city's electrical engineering work; the hills are stirring with wildlife activity ... make sure to be aware of increased bear movement in and around the city; tap into one of the many grants offered through the city ... it's a fun way to get creative and enhance Boulder; and much more.

Winter/Spring 2019

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Dig into the steps Boulder is taking to protect the city's waterways from invasive aquatic nuisance species ... and what you can do to help; learn about the city's proposed vehicle climate fee, which aims to provide revenue stream to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; discover some quick tips to help make recycling more efficient; read about the progress made on the Open Space and Mountain Parks Master Plan; and much more.

October/November 2018

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Take a deep dive into the safety-oriented goal of Vision Zero -- reducing the number of traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries to zero; learn about the city's Victim Advocate program, and hear why some of the volunteers take part in this important work; Boulder is working to become a zero waste community. Check out some of the progress made so far; the city is in the stages of improving its website, and community feedbackwill help move the project forward; and much more

August/September 2018

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Learn about partnerships between the city and local businesses that also benefit the community; Boulder's volunteer efforts have been raised to a new level with Service Enterprise certification; the many benefits of neighborhood grants, including one that helped spark a social movement; local programs benefit with awards of $2.7 million thanks to the Sugar Sweetened Beverage tax, and much more.

June/July 2018

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Take a deep dive and learn about the many benefits of Boulder's greenways; the Boulder Small Business Development Center is helping local businesses thrive; gather your neighbors in early August for National Night Out; bring the kids to the library for a Summer of Discovery; take in the beauty of the Pearl Street's tulips; and much more.

April/May 2018

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Celebrate Earth Month and explore the topics related to Boulder's ecosystems and environment; sustainability of our urban forests; make Boulder a pollinator haven; learn why the city opts to avoid pesticides; help guide the direction of our city parks by joining Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; and much more.

February/March 2018

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

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; and much more.

December 2017/
January 2018

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

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; and much more.

October/November 2017

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Overview of the East Arapahoe Transportation Plan; a look back at an innovative tax measure passed 50 years ago; Toward Vision Zero: Making safety stick; exploring the city's expanding alternative-fuel vehicle fleet; we have a Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan!; and much more.

August/September 2017

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Boulder's thriving arts community; police officers reach out to neighborhoods; new CU Buffs class moving in; improving how the city engages with the community; working to protect sensitive habitats; and much more.

June/July 2017

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Protecting our open space; fire mitigation plan for your home; five things to know about the Sugary Beverage Tax; cooperative housing licenses are now available; donating a home to preserve affordability; and much more.

April/May 2017

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Boulder and its rapidly aging population; the benefits of taking climate action; under repair: Keeping our hiking trails in shape; mobile home parks: Preserving vibrant, affordable communities; it's flood season ... read some tips to stay informed; and much more.

February/March 2017

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Boulder commits to ambitious set of climate goals; 5 things to know about inclusionary housing; keeping Boulder's trees strong and a look at the urban tree canopy; apply to take part in the Boulder Fire-Rescue's Citizens' Fire Academy; dealing with Boulder's wild side; and much more.

December 2016/
January 2017

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Improvements to the Civic Area and the Diagonal Highway; what we heard from the community about climate change; digital offerings from the Boulder Public Library; limiting waste at multi-family units; our Community Advisory Panel; and much more.

October/November 2016

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf

Finding strength in community; take a hands-on approach to the city budget; tackling Civic Area improvements; working to preserve local agriculture; updates on Boulder's municipalization efforts; and much more.

August/September 2016

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf Welcome back to University of Colorado Boulder students; disaster readiness programs; working to create an inclusive Boulder; "Hillanthropy" partnership to clean up University Hill; charting two paths to the city's energy future. 

June/July 2016

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf City of Boulder's resilience strategy; guidebook to accessible hiking trails; a look at the Neighborhood Parking Permit program; information about the Baseline Underpass project; and a city council member recounts a trip to Oregon. 

April/May 2016

Digital Publication | Accessible PDF pdf Introducing the community newsletter; new recycling, composting requirements; services for struggling families; and community vision for north Boulder open space.