Briefs | KGNU jam is July 24


KGNU jam is July 24

Slow-cooked, Texas-style barbeque, salads, homemade desserts and microbrew beers will accompany acoustic music at the Gold Hill Inn for the 23rd annual Charles Sawtelle KGNU Mountain Jam on July 24.

The “Charles” is named for Hot Rize guitarist Charles Sawtelle, who helped start the event in 1989. When he passed away in 1999, the station renamed the festival in his memory.

The festivities start at 11:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m., featuring music by Tim O’Brien, Open Road and Romano Paoletti.

Tickets are $15 for KGNU members, $20 for non-members and will be available by calling KGNU at 303-449- 4885 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays, or online at Children 12 and under are free; food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The event benefits KGNU, volunteer-powered, listener-supported community radio, heard locally at 88.5 FM in Boulder and Denver, 1390 AM in Denver and 93.7 FM in the Nederland and Ware area, and online at

For more information, contact Shawna Sprowls at 303-449-4885.

County needs volunteers

Boulder County is seeking volunteers who would like to voice their opinions and help guide decisions on matters ranging from the aging community to land use planning and mosquito control.

The county is recruiting residents to serve on 14 advisory boards and commissions. Advisory boards and commissions provide recommendations to the Boulder County commissioners and give residents the opportunity to have their voices heard within county government.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, July 29, at 4:30 p.m. To view descriptions of the various boards and commissions or to download an application, visit and click on “boards and commissions.” For more information, contact Carrie Haverfield in the Boulder County Commissioners’ Office at 303-441-1688 or

County seeks art for open space

Boulder County Parks and Open Space is soliciting design submittals for original sculptures to be placed at the entry to Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat.

See the sketch and photo at http:// for details on the entry monument concept. Artists are to submit up to three drawings of their proposed artwork, including material specifications. Only original work is eligible.

Inspiration for the artwork should be drawn from the plants and animals on the site. The project budget is limited to $3,500, including design, fabrication, transportation and delivery. Proposals are due by Friday, July 15, and should be submitted to Emily Greenwood at Contact Greenwood at 303-678-6369 or via email for more information.

Care for elderly relatives

The National Caregiver Training Program, a course designed to equip family caregivers with the information and skills they need to provide safe home care for older family members, will begin this month and continue through the summer. Classes begin July 12.

The 21-hour course, sponsored by Boulder County Aging Services, is taught by a registered nurse and provides participants with take-home materials, demonstrations and hands-on practice with safe wheelchair use, medication management, nutrition, fall prevention and more.

The course is open to Boulder County residents who are providing unpaid care for relatives, partners or friends over the age of 60 (or over the age of 50 for those with dementia).

Pre-registration is required, and registering is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, contact Emily Cooper at