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Durst performs at KGNU fundraiser

Comedian Will Durst will perform at a benefit for KGNU Community Radio at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Ozo Coffee House at 1015 Pearl St. in Boulder.

Boulder’s own “Hippieman,” John Novosad, will open the show.

Durst is a five-time Emmy nominee and recipient of seven consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. Novosad is a stand-up comedian based out of the Comedy Works in Denver who grew up in Boulder.

Advance tickets are $10 for KGNU Listener Members and $15 for the general public and at the door.

For more information, call 303-449- 4885, or see

Benefit slated for Lyons family

A benefit concert will be held at Oskar Blues Grill and Brew in Lyons at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, to raise funds to help a local family who was hit by an uninsured drunk driver on July 10.

The concert will feature regional favorites Bonnie & the Clydes, Crow Radio and Interstate Stash Express.

Dan Lee, Tracey Sobel and their two children were returning from a softball tournament in Colorado Springs July 10 when a car crashed head-on into the family vehicle, sending all four members to the hospital.

All of the musicians are donating their time and resources, and all proceeds will help pay for the family’s extensive hospital bills and loss of work while both parents recover. The suggested donation for the event is $10, and Oskar Blues will match the total door take. Donations may also be made to the Lee/Sobel Family Fund, 1st National Bank, P.O. Box 578, Fort Collins, CO 80521.

Longmont plans transit station

The City of Longmont is moving forward with plans for a Regional Transportation District (RTD) transit station at the site of the old flour mill near First Avenue and Main Street.

The city has contracted with the transit/land use planning firm of Steer Davies Gleave to conduct a 10-month study and draft the plan. The project team is expected to engage the public in the coming months for input on various design options.

For more information about the plan, contact city Transportation Planner Phil Greenwald at or by phone at 303-651-8335.

Dog Daze events on tap

The Boulder History Museum will host a Dog Daze of Summer Family (and Dog) Day from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7.

The event is being held in conjunction with the current “Nature of Dogs” exhibit.

The public is invited to bring their leashed dogs to the free event, which will feature an agility course for amateurs, an Adopt-a-Pet van, booths for local service-dog organizations and dog-related businesses, a doggie treat bar and doggie crafts for the kids.

The museum is located at held at the museum at 1206 Euclid Ave. For more information, see, or contact Susan Linde at 303- 449-3464 or

In related news, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Boulder’s Natural Animal Hospital, at 685 S. Broadway.

The event, co-hosted by the animal hospital and Out-U-Go! Boulder, will feature professional canine massage, fresh-baked canine cookies from Paws Barkery, professional pet photography, “doga” (yoga for dogs) and hot dogs and drinks for the humans, all for $5.

For more information, see

Weigh and Win in Lafayette

Weigh and Win, a partnership between Kaiser Permanente and incentaHEALTH that rewards cash and prizes to people for weight loss, has added a kiosk to the Bob Burger Recreation Center in Lafayette.

In the program, which is free to all state residents 18 and over, participants weigh in at the kiosk quarterly and receive cash incentives for positive results, as well as prizes for maintaining a healthy weight.

“Lafayette is proud to provide the community with convenient access to this innovative program,” Lafayette Mayor Frank Phillips says. “Who isn’t motivated by the prospect of getting paid to lose weight?” For more information, see