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Voter registration deadline looms

Residents who plan to cast a ballot in the 2011 election have less than a month to register.

The deadline to register for the 2011 coordinated election, which will be conducted by mail ballot, is Oct. 3. Boulder County voters can visit to register to vote, request a mail ballot, or check and update their voter registration. They can also call 303-413-7740 for more information, or visit one of the three Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office branches: 1750 33rd St. in Boulder, 529 Coffman St. in Longmont, or 722 Main St. in Louisville.

Election Day is Nov. 1, but voters will begin receiving ballots in mid- October.

Remembering the Fourmile Fire

The Maria Rogers Oral History Program and the Carnegie Library for Oral History will present “Remembering the Fourmile Canyon Fire: One Year Later” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater, at 1000 Canyon Blvd. in Boulder.

The event will feature two short films about the fire, Packed and Saving Gold Hill: The Story of the Fourmile Canyon Fire, as well as live music by Ray Smith, followed by comments from the audience about their experiences since the fire. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Susan Becker at 303-441-1981.

Bike counters needed

The Boulder County Transportation Department is seeking volunteers to take bicycle counts around the county from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 24-25.

Volunteers will be rewarded with a one-year Boulder B-cycle membership and a custom thermos. The bicycle counts will provide county officials with information in five areas of study: conditions and trend analysis, network planning, demand forecasting, safety and usage.

The deadline to volunteer is Sept. 22. Contact Brandon Smith at 720- 564-2667 or for more information.

Candidate forums on tap

PLAN-Boulder will host the second of its three city council candidate forums from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, in the Boulder Public Library’s Creekside Community Room.

The forum will feature Mark Gelband, Tom Johnston, Suzanne Jones and George Karakehian. The forum will be moderated by David Grimm.

The final forum, which will be moderated by John Tayer, will be held at the same time on Sept. 23 and will feature Fenno Hoffman, Stephen Keenan, Dan King and Lisa Morzel.

Burn prescribed for Hall

A prescribed burn has been planned for the Hall Ranch Open Space between Sept. 21 and Oct. 31.

The proposed burn area is approximately 66 acres and is located near the Nelson Loop Trail, just west of the prairie dog area.

Weather conditions will determine the exact dates of the burn. Regular updates will be posted at

Officials say the burn is intended to help maintain an open ponderosa pine forest and help reduce the severity of damage from a wildland fire.

While the prescribed burn is in progress, officials advise nearby residents to keep their windows closed and pets indoors, and arrange to be elsewhere if possible. The park will be closed during the burn.

For more information, contact Chad Julian at 303-678-6202 or