Archive - August 10, 2021

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Bats, Novel by Cathie Smith Keenan (Afghanistan)
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Boulder County names Therese Glowacki (Senegal) to head Parks and Open Space Department

Bats, Novel by Cathie Smith Keenan (Afghanistan)

  Bats is an unlikely love story set in a small New England town. It is the tale of misfits of differing sizes and shapes. Jean Woodland has lived her entire life in Derby but never quite fit in. Socially awkward, she has always been an outsider, unable or unwilling to identify with her neighbors or her students. Mylo, the handsome guy who bags groceries at the local market, lives on the margins of society in a residence for disabled adults. Disarmingly friendly and kind, he makes Jean feel distinctly uncomfortable, but she finds his deep-seated desire to help impossible to deflect. Then there are the bats. Discoveries follow. A bat colony on the brink of extinction. A land development company with fifty more houses to build. The thrill of activism. Next-door neighbors whose livelihood depends on the development. Raising three children, the family have enough problems. A town grapples . . .

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Boulder County names Therese Glowacki (Senegal) to head Parks and Open Space Department

  By JOHN FRYAR | jfryar@prairiemountainmedia.com Longmont Times-Call, August 9, 2021  •  Therese Glowacki.(Courtesy Photo) Boulder County commissioners announced Monday that they have named Therese Glowacki to be the county Parks and Open Space Department’s director, effective Aug. 23. Glowacki, a member of the Parks and Open Space staff since 1999, is currently manager of the department’s Resource Management Division. Her appointment will fill the vacancy created when former department director Eric Lane resigned earlier this year. She was a Peace Corps Agriculture Volunteer in Senegal 1983-86, former HQ Staff and Madagascar Staff 1994-96. “I am very excited to lead the department on our diversity and climate action goals, while supporting the bedrock work of the department providing the best in public service in all we do,” Glowacki said in the county’s Monday news release announcing her appointment. The Board of County Commissioners is to take official action on Glowacki’s appointment at . . .

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