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Updated: August 29, 2015 7:19:20 PM MDT
Cliff Grassmick / Staff photographer
The installment of a downtown treehouse — presumably the most conspicuous in Boulder's slew of upcoming public art projects — was set to take place next month, but has been pushed back to April, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art said this week.   Full Story
 
Cliff Grassmick/ Staff Photographer
Staff members for the state Public Utilities Commission — the body tasked with approving or denying Boulder's controversial plan to acquire Xcel Energy's local assets in order to operate a municipal electric utility — sided against the city Friday in recommending the dismissal of what they called an "incomplete application."   Full Story
 
Hundreds of Boulder households bring in extra money by renting a room, an in-law apartment or their entire house to people visiting the city on vacation.   Full Story
 
Mark Leffingwell / Staff Photographer
A shortage of food has led to more and more bears coming down into Front Range cities such as Boulder, which has had bear sightings two consecutive days. On Tuesday, a mother bear and her two cubs took up residence in a tree near Folsom and Bluff streets. The day before that, a larger bear was spotted climbing a tree near Sixth Street and Alpine Avenue before climbing down and eventually wandering off.   Full Story
 
David R. Jennings / Staff photographer
Rising Colorado rents are outpacing nationwide gains, a recent report from rental website Apartment List found.   Full Story
 
Mark Leffingwell, Boulder Daily Camera
Earnings are down, but Broomfield-based Ball Corp. met expectations in the second quarter, CEO John Hayes said on an earnings call Thursday morning.   Full Story
 
Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer
Boulder will not move forward with "right-sizing" lane changes on Iris Avenue and 63rd Street until after an initial evaluation of how well a similar installation is working on Folsom Street.   Full Story
 
Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer
A Boulder police officer shot and killed a University of Colorado student believed to be high on LSD late Monday, after the man attacked residents with a knife, then confronted police with a hammer while naked, officials said.   Full Story
 
Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post
Colorado employers added more jobs in June than they have in any single month since official counts began back in 1939.   Full Story
 
AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post
Uber Inc. is shoring up its mapping capabilities by acquiring parts of Microsoft's Bing division, a move that will give the ride-sharing service control of a Longmont data center and a 50-person office in Boulder.   Full Story
 
A camper shot at a bear today after it reportedly refused to leave a campsite in west Boulder County, but wildlife officials do not believe the animal was injured.   Full Story
 
Boulder Police Department
Boulder's Pearl Street Mall gets a lot of visitors, but one in particular this weekend caused quite the ruckus. Boulder police say they had to scare away a young moose after the animal was seen wandering around the downtown walking mall late Sunday night.   Full Story
 
Jeopardy Productions, Inc.
An episode of the popular game show "Jeopardy!" will air tonight featuring Megan Casey, a mechanical engineer from Boulder.   Full Story
 
Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer
Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett will be seeking to add three full-time county-funded positions to his staff in next year's budget, he told the Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday.   Full Story
 
James Maynard
Sitting on almost 40 acres of land, with few rural neighbors, the most expensive home for sale in Boulder, Colo. has a price tag of $7.5 million.   Full Story
 
Shares in Nivalis Therapeutics Inc., a Boulder pharmaceutical firm developing cystic fibrosis treatments, hit the market priced at $14 in its initial public offering Wednesday.   Full Story
 
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc. announced that it is recalling additional lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia Nuts. The Lakewood-based company said the product could be contaminated with Salmonella.   Full Story
 
Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer
For decades, the Silver Saddle motel marked the western entrance to Boulder and served as a first stop for people moving to town.   Full Story
 
DENVER (AP) — A new law allowing Colorado cooks to sell homemade pickles is among five dozen new measures that have been signed into law by Gov.   Full Story
 
Handout
A brief appearance in the Star Wars movie trailer not only elevated robotics toymaker Sphero to a new level of geekdom, it helped the Boulder company attract $45 million in venture capital.   Full Story
 
Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer
With damage lingering nearly two years after the devastating 2013 flood, record rainfall is amplifying the remaining challenges and cost of ongoing recovery efforts in east Boulder County. After more than 20 months of repairs combatting countywide damage, Superior, Louisville, Lafayette and Erie were entering the final phases of flood recovery.   Full Story
 
"Mark Leffingwell"
The rain clouds and gray skies that have plagued Boulder so far this month made way for bright blue skies and radiant sunshine on Monday as some 52,000 runners took to the city's streets for the annual Bolder Boulder 10K race.   Full Story
 
Bold traditions • Hearing the herald trumpet play "Call to the Post" and knowing you have 30 seconds until your start gun sounds.   Full Story
 
Courtesy Ignite Boulder
Becky Boone opened her Ignite Boulder presentation last week with a disclaimer: "I do not represent the city of Boulder. All these ideas are my own. I don't want a strongly worded email to City Council tomorrow about the things I'm about to say."   Full Story
 
Those enjoying high-country recreation this Memorial Day weekend are cautioned by the U.S. Forest Service that recent weather has left many roads and trails wet, muddy and snow packed.   Full Story