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Here are the top stories in Boulder today:

  1. What is it like to be person of color in the “Happiest City” in America? A new documentary explores the gap between the Boulder’s progressive self image and the lived experiences of its Black residents. This Is [Not] Who We Are, by filmmakers Katrina Miller and Beret Strong, premiered at the Boulder International Film Festival last week. (Reporting Lab)
  2. Boulder skunk tests positive for rabies. The City of Boulder’s animal protection division and an animal control officer took a skunk found near Brown Circle to Boulder County Public Health for rabies testing, and it is the first case of rabies this year in Boulder County. (Patch)
  3. How will crypto affect the environment? Colorado recently became the first state to announce that it will accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrency payments for taxes, but is it environmentally friendly? (Patch)
  4. 20 is Plenty didn’t actually slow traffic down. The program in Boulder was a call to action for drivers to drive slow in neighborhoods. Even in Portland, Oregon, which had the same type of of program found no real change in driving speed after lowering its speed limits from 25 to 20 mph. (Boulder Beat)
  5. Spring is right around the corner, and 5280 Magazine has some tips for getting your planting started the right way. (5280)

Today in Boulder:

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  • Play, Read and Fun Bilingual Storytime: At Holiday Park. (10:15 a.m.)
  • Magic the Gathering: Boulder Public Library. (1:3o p.m.)
  • Boulder Concert Chorale: First United Methodist Church. (4 p.m.)
  • The Catamounts- One Way-Back Day: Dairy Arts Center. (8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Spring Forward. It’s that time again… Just when you got used to the normal time, here we go with moving the clocks forward. Daylight saving time starts Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m.
  • World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to Boulder with new organizers. (CO Daily)
  • Boulder Creek Festival to kick off summer Memorial Day weekend. (CO Daily)
  • Boulder Creative Collective exhibit honors kitschy Chicanx culture with rasquachismo-inspired art. (Yahoo)
  • Boulder Public Library: Library Card Art Contest. (Patch)
  • Voter registration options for disaster victims: Legislation has been introduced that will allow Marshall Fire victims to continue using their home address for voter registration, whether or not their home is still standing. (BOCO)
  • Boulder County responds to DIGS lawsuit. Boulder County filed a response to the Temporary Restraining Order and preliminary injunction request in a lawsuit filed by Michael Brown’s nonprofit, Demanding Integrity in Government Spending (DIGS). The response includes affidavits from Marshall Fire survivors who say the requested injunction will harm survivors financially and emotionally. A copy of both the DIGS filing and the County’s response is available here: (BOCO)

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