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Month In Review | May 2021


“Boulders block road in Boulder Canyon near Boulder according to Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.”

PRIDE is changing in Boulder County, as events are consolidated. Out Boulder County announced its plans to celebrate Pride next month, with a conjoining of Longmont and Boulder Pride events for a week of activities betweenJune 7 and 13. The week of celebrating will culminate June 13, where there will be three motorcade parades in Longmont, Boulder and Lafayette.

Please visit public lands responsibly. “With visitation to Front Range trails expected to increase over the next several weeks, a group of eight federal, state, and local Colorado land managers remind visitors to recreate responsibly on area public lands. Recreating outdoors is an important way of life for all Coloradans. Public land agencies need everyone’s cooperation to help them sustain enjoyable outdoor experiences and to preserve natural areas for future generations,” a Boulder County press release exhorted.

Mask on, Mask off, per new state rules which Boulder County officials adopted. Are we back to normal yet? Rules continue to vary across industry, intra-industry, and from county to county. Best bet is to think not only of yourself, but those you come in contact with, who may not have the vaccine, or may not be able to get it. Boulder County Public Health amended its mask order to require face coverings in certain settings – at schools, child care facilities, healthcare settings, on public transportation and at long-term care facilities regardless of vaccination status – and extended it through June 10.

Boulder DA’s office has again added more charges to the Boulder King Soopers mass shooting case, “with 13 more attempted murder charges and 47 crime of violence sentence enhancers for use of a deadly weapon on each of the attempted murder charges, bringing the total counts in the case to 115” according to a press release.

A 33 year-old woman was rescued after a 20 ft. fall, causing injuries to both ankles. This is a reminder to be safe as we re-engage the world and get outdoors as Spring and Summer outdoor adventures really take off.

Two free shuttle bus services to popular local recreation and open space areas in Boulder County return for the season on Memorial Day weekend and will continue through the Summer, ending on different dates in the Fall. The Hessie Trailhead Shuttle and the Eldorado Canyon State Park Shuttle are free shuttle buses that offer public lands visitors a convenient way to travel. Check boco.org/shuttles for info.

Small Talk

“Ultimately, when you have exhausted all those what-ifs and you’re still left with the fact that this is in our airspace and it’s real, that’s when it becomes compelling, and that’s when it becomes problematic.”
Luis “Lue” Elizondo, who spent 20 years running military intelligence operations and served in the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program

“Boulders block road in Boulder Canyon near Boulder according to Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.”
– KKTV 11 headline that made waves for the repetition. Some called it the most Boulder thing out of Boulder this year. Article by Tony Keith.

“Based on developments in the ongoing investigation, the District Attorney’s Office has determined that additional crimes and sentence enhancers must be charged in this matter.”
– Boulder County District Attorney’s Office statement on the King Soopers shooting

“As per CDC’s guidance, if people are fully vaccinated, they may largely resume normal life without masks or social distancing. If they are unable to or have not yet received a vaccine, we recommend they continue to practice physical distancing of 6 feet, handwashing and wearing a mask whenever near members of other households who are not fully vaccinated.”
Lexi Nolen, BCPH’s interim executive director

“That’s right, you could win $1 million… Anybody who got the vaccine in Colorado – or who gets the vaccine – will be automatically entered in not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but 5 drawings for a million dollars, a total of $5 million that will be given away to people who have received the life saving vaccine.”
Governor Jared Polis, announcing Comeback Cash, an incentive for Coloradans to get the vaccine

By The Numbers


Cases: 23,618
Deaths: 257
Hospitalizations: 815
Vaccine-eligible w/ at least 1 dose: 70.6%


UFO sightings in Colorado in 2021. There were 2,176 reports overall to the National UFO Reporting Center, including one by a Longmont man.


New cases to new hospitalizations from COVID, as of May 19, 2021


New murder charges and updated total number of charges against Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, who was apprehended after the King Soopers shooting.

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