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KGNU League Updates

The LWVBC has begun working with KGNU on a monthly 4-minute radio spot on issues dealing with democracy and issues of importance to our members and the public. Jeannette Hillary has been working with Maeve Conran of KGNU to plan these programs and be our primary voice on the radio waves.

We debuted on 19 January 2017 with a spot on the Colorado General Assembly and League lobbying. Click here to read about this new radio project and to listen to our first broadcast.

Click here to listen to our second broadcast, which aired on Wednesday, 8 February 2017: "How a Bill Becomes a Law"

Colorado Capital Conference

Colorado Capital Conference University of Colorado logo The CU Office of Government Relations is excited to announce that the University of Colorado will co-host the 2017 Colorado Capital Conference with U.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, and Colorado Mesa University. CU President Bruce Benson will be CU's host at the conference, June 21-23, in Washington, D.C.

On behalf of University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, you are invited to apply to attend. This unique conference provides an opportunity for 100 Coloradans to hear directly from our nation's decision makers and opinion leaders in an informal and personal setting.

Applications must be submitted by March 27, 2017, to be considered.

For more information about the conference and to access the application, please go to: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/capital-conference/index.html If you have questions, please contact Connie Johnson in the CU Office of Government Relations, connie.johnson@cu.edu or 303-831-6192.

Mental Health Community Assessment

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Report Now Available for Viewing

Improving timeliness, reducing stigma, and increasing early detection are among recommendations

Boulder County, Colo. - A group of Boulder County organizations has released the Mental Health Community Assessment on the state of mental health and substance use treatment services in Boulder County. The group - made up of the Boulder County departments of Housing and Human Services, Community Services, and Public Health, as well as local behavioral health providers, nonprofits, advocacy groups, and consumers - conducted the study over several months.

This study occurred through a collaboration known as Community of Hope, which seeks to help improve the economic, environmental, and social conditions in Boulder County.

2016 Election Results

Cover of 2016 Post-Election Report Learn how Boulder County voters turned out and how they voted. The Boulder County Elections Division has compiled numbers and facts for their first ever post-election infographic report.

Our early history

Read a Boulder history feature by Carol Taylor from the Camera for Sunday morning, December 11th, 2016 here.