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Thursday, March 10,2011

Briefs | KGNU holds pledge drive

Community radio station KGNU is holding its spring pledge drive until March 19 to support its non-commercial, independent, community radio programming for the Boulder/Denver region. Now in its 33rd year of operation, KGNU delivers news and public affairs and music programming from both its Boulder and Denver studios. KGNU operates with six full-time employees and more than 300 volunteers.
Thursday, March 3,2011

Briefs | Census: Boulder shy of 100,000

The U.S. Census Bureau announced on Feb. 23 that Boulder's official population count for the 2010 census is 97,385, a 2.9 percent increase from the 2000 population count. But city officials say Boulder's population is higher, around 103,600, and being undercounted could have financial impacts on the community.
Friday, February 25,2011

Buff briefs | CU payloads aboard Glory Mission

CU has two payloads onboard NASA’s Glory Mission, a Taurus XL rocket that launched Feb. 23. The first, an instrument called the Total Irradiance Monitor, or TIM, will point directly toward the sun to measure both short- and long-term fluctuations in the sun’s energy output. These variations can influence long-term climate change on Earth, and this instrument is the most accurate ever made to study the energy output from the sun.
Friday, February 25,2011

Briefs | Children’s book sale at Lafayette Library

The Lafayette Public Library will be holding a children’s book sale next month to raise money for its summer reading program. Visitors will be able to sift through hundreds of children’s books, ranging in price from 50 cents to $3.
Thursday, February 17,2011

Briefs | Get your chill on

The Nederland Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 10th Annual Frozen Dead Guy Days on the weekend of March 4-6. A wild and wacky celebration of all things dead, frozen and frigidly fun, Frozen Dead Guy Days has won the Governors Award for Best Promotional Event in Colorado and the Readers Digest Top Five Winter Festivals in the United States.
Thursday, February 10,2011

Briefs | Legislative forum

Reps. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Longmont, and Deb Gardner, D-Longmont, will talk about their plans for the session and have a conversation about the new political landscape at the Capitol. Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, will attend as well.
Friday, January 28,2011

Buff briefs | CU business school provides tax help for low-income residents

The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder will be offering free tax help to low-income individuals for the second year in a row as part of its partnership with the Piton Foundation and other colleges throughout Colorado.
Thursday, January 27,2011

Briefs | Library offers career workshop

The event will take place at Rembrandt Yard, located at 1301 Spruce St. Participants will be able to bid on art created by artists of all ages and vote for the featured image of the 2011 Open Studios commemorative poster. Guillaumes Catering will provide food for the pARTy, and beer will be supplied by the Avery Brewing Company.
Thursday, January 20,2011

Briefs | Heath hosts town hall

Heath will discuss some of the key issues facing the state and the Legislature in 2011. His top issues include job creation and retention, fiscal and constitutional reform, education, the budget and redistricting.
Friday, January 14,2011

Buff briefs | Study: Bloggers’ words revealing

Words convey meaning, but our choice of specific words also conveys details about our personalities, new research shows. For example, extroverts are likely to use the word “mouth” frequently, and “open” personalities are likely to use words like “folk,” “poetry” and “universe” in their blogs.