Good morning, everybody! It’s me, Brad K. Evans, your host of the Boulder Daily. Let’s get this Tuesday started off right, with a quick guide to what you need to know about what’s happening in and around Boulder today.
Tuesday’s weather: A t-storm around in the p.m. High: 85 Low: 62.
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Here are the top stories today in Boulder:
- Boulder eyes increased climate tax as wildfire threats grow. Originally proposed at $5M per year, city staff is now suggesting that the new starting point for Boulder’s climate tax be benchmarked at a higher amount, and the cost borne mostly by businesses and industry. (Boulder Beat)
- Superior hopes to add fire-prevention building codes for homes being rebuilt. The town board is voting on a measure this week that would include requiring non-combustible building materials as part of the planning codes for homes burned in the Marshall Fire. (9News)
- Boulder County Sheriff investigating possible homicide. A woman’s body was found near Realization Point trailhead on Sunday morning, and authorities suspect foul play. (7News)
- Former hacker says scammers are at it again. Almost $30 billion was scammed 2021 from unsuspecting victims. Security experts indicate that this summer’s scams include payment apps that appear real but are designed to capture your bank info. (FOX31)
- CU study confirms that maternal deaths will increase if abortions are banned. A recent University of Colorado study indicates that a national abortion ban would likely increase maternal mortality – as much as 24 percent – and higher for pregnant Black women. (CPR)
Today in Boulder:
- Open Studio: At Boulder Public Library. (7-11 a.m.)
- Book Writing & Publishing Masterclass: Passion2 Published (5-8 p.m.)
- Online Conversations in English Tuesday Evening. (6 p.m.)
- Colorado Music Festival: Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet. (7:30 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- YMCA’s Lead Colorado program. This free program provides inspiration and education that helps young leaders form self-awareness about their mission and values. The application deadline is Aug. 1. (YMCA of Northern Colorado)
- Boulder Mountainbike Alliance: Many of Boulder’s trails were closed due to heavy rain Sunday night, which caused muddy trail conditions. BMA reminds riders to ride only what is open! (Boulder Mountainbike Alliance)
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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Tuesday! I’ll see you first thing on Wednesday morning with another edition of the Boulder Daily. — Brad K. Evans
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