Colorado’s job market continues to be very tight, and a study released last year by the nonprofit "Employment Policy institute" places the state’s teen unemployment rate at 26%. That means many kids are not finding work during the summer months. However, Boulder County has an outdoor public works program that is actively seeking teens looking for that summer job.
Starting Friday night, city parks in Boulder will be off-limits to campers and loiterers. City officials say the move is a response to health and safety concerns from an Occupy Boulder encampment just outside the municipal building.
The US House has given unanimous approval to a bill by Colorado Senator Mark Udall that would allow a land swap between the US Forest Service and a rural Boulder County fire district to enhance local wildfire fire mitigation and firefighter training efforts.