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Feb. 20, 2024

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Right in the Eye Artist in Residency

Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime immersive artistic experience coming to Broomfield! Alcoléa & Cie is bringing their passion for cinema and music all the way from France to Broomfield. On stage, during the screening of 12 short silent films by Georges Méliès, the Alcoléa and Cie Ensemble trio of musicians will play over 50 different instruments, including rare, unique and hand-built ones. These events are funded by CCOB Arts and History and there is no cost to participate.

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One Book One Broomfield Community Vote

Cast your vote for the book to be read by the whole community as part of the annual One Book One Broomfield community read in 2024! The following titles are being considered this year: 

  • "The Maid" by Nita Prose 
  • “Remarkably Bright Creatures" by Shelby Van Pelt 
  • "Solito" by Javier Zamora

Voting is open through Feb. 29 and the winning title will be announced in May! Visit for more information.

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Cast Your Vote

2024 Broomfield Days Logo Contest

Show your community what Broomfield looks like to you by designing and creating the 2024 Broomfield Days theme. The theme includes a logo and slogan! The 2024 winner will receive four Broomfield Days tee shirts featuring their winning logo and your design will be used throughout the event. Submit your design by March 4 at 5 p.m.!

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Submit Your Design

Tonight: WaterWise Yard Webinar

Looking for new ideas on how to make your yard both beautiful and environmentally friendly? Join the WaterWise Yard Webinar tonight from 6–8 p.m. In this class, Amy Scanes-Wolfe will teach you how to translate deep observation of your yard into an abundant landscape that thrives in Broomfield’s high, dry climate. Topics include working with and creating microclimates, building healthy and water-retentive soils, choosing appropriate low-water edible and medicinal plants and the basics of forest garden design.

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Open Space, Parks, Recreation and Trails Plan (OSPRT Plan)

Join Broomfield City Council for the presentation of the proposed final OSPRT Plan which will be up for consideration of approval Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. The OSPRT Plan provides a 20-year strategy for community goals related to open space, parks, recreation and trails. Community engagement has played a key role in the creation of the Action Plan. Throughout the two and a half year planning process, the Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee and Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Advisory Committee have also provided essential guidance.

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👶 Baby Welcome Bag: Infants newborn to 12 months who visit the Broomfield Public Library are eligible to receive a free Baby Welcome Bag! The Baby Welcome Bag includes community resources for families, a board book, a baby t-shirt and information about the importance of reading aloud to babies. Ask for more information at the Children's Library Desk.

⛹️ Middle School Rec Center Access: Looking for a fun and safe after-school spot? Broomfield middle schoolers can now access the Paul Derda Recreation Center and Broomfield Community Center for FREE after school! Show your Broomfield middle school I.D. for entry Monday through Friday from 3–5 p.m. (and stay as long as you’d like!). Thank you to the Broomfield Communities that Care Coalition and Broomfield Recreation Services for making this program possible.

⚕️ Free Home Radon Test Kits: Broomfielders can order a FREE home radon test kit, while supplies last! Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas that forms naturally in the soil and can seep into your home. Long term exposure to radon can increase the risk of lung cancer. Almost 47% of radon tests done in Broomfield between 2005 and 2021 had elevated levels of radon. Don’t delay, sign up for a FREE radon test kit at!

🏘️ Housing Programs: Did you know you might be eligible for a variety of programs to assist Broomfield residents in the different stages of renting and home ownership? These Broomfield Housing Division programs can assist with payments, generating additional income, legal counseling and some rehabilitation assistance for the home. Visit to learn more.

💃 Prom Swap Shopping Day: It’s time for the Broomfield Library second annual prom swap! Skip the mall and opt for an eco-friendly way to shop for prom attire. Bring your unwanted (and clean) formal wear or accessories to the Broomfield Library and take a new-to-you dream outfit home. For each dress, suit, pair of shoes or accessory you donate, you receive credit to trade for a new-to-you item of the same category. Don’t have anything to donate? That's okay! All are welcome on shopping day on Saturday, March 9 to take home a new outfit.


🐶 Broomfield County Commons Dog Park Closure: The Broomfield County Commons Dog Park will be closed tomorrow, Feb. 21 due to regular maintenance and upgrades to the drinking fountains. Broomfield has several other dog parks residents and their four-legged friends can enjoy during this closure: 

  • Shepsfield Dog Park: 8462 Sheps Way,
  • Spano Dog Park:17715 Huron St,
  • Del Corso Dog Park: 13780 Del Corso Way

👮‍♀️ Broomfield Police Department (BPD) Teen Academy: Registration is open for the 2024 BPD-Inside Teen Academy. Coming June 3–7, the academy is a fun and interactive way for local teens to learn about the BPD and their many divisions and units. Experience what it's like to be a police officer while exploring the vast array of opportunities available in law enforcement. 

Community Partner Information:

🎓 Scholarship Opportunities: 2024 scholarships are now open! The Broomfield Community Foundation facilitates a scholarship program to benefit higher education for Broomfield’s younger generation. Abundant opportunities are available for high school seniors entering college this fall, nursing/PT/medical students in their third or fourth years or those in a CSU program, among others. Applications are due in early March.

🎎 Broomfield Sister City Organization: Take a leadership role in organizing and spearheading Broomfield Sister City Organization’s (BSCO) programs, engaging with the diverse community and collaborating closely with board members. In 2023, BSCO became a 501c3 nonprofit for the purpose of expansion to include additional sister city affiliates, enhance community involvement and support, and provide dedicated funding to the organization.

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Feb. 20: 🏛️ Study Session of the City Council

Feb. 22: Property Tax Workshop

Feb. 27: How and When to Disclose a Disability Virtual Workshop

Feb. 27: 🏛️ Regular Meeting of the City Council

Feb. 28: Property Tax Workshop

Feb. 28: Ageism Workshop

Feb. 28: February Networking and Career Fair

March 6: Women’s Safety Day

March 9: Creative Images in Early Cinema Interactive Workshop for Families with Alcoléa & Cie

Visit and to find and register for programs, events and classes.

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Feedback Opportunities

Give feedback on City and County of Broomfield projects including:

⚕️ Community Health Assessment: What matters most to your health: mental health, housing, health care access or substance use? Share your opinion to help guide the next five years of local public health planning. Take the one-question poll. Every five years, local public health departments do a Community Health Assessment to see what areas are going well for community health and what could be improved. Because of your feedback from the last Community Health Assessment, behavioral health was identified as a community priority resulting in mental health and substance use public health programs and efforts. Learn more about the Community Health Assessment at

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of the City and County of Broomfield serving with compassion, integrity and humility. Broomfield residents enjoy numerous programs and services that wouldn't be possible without the help and expertise of dedicated volunteers. In 2023, volunteers delivered 34,701 meals to 484 clients through the Meals on Wheels program, 150 volunteer coaches mentored and supported nearly 2,400 youth athletes on and off the field, volunteers electronically scanned thousands of birth and death certificates and so much more! View the full 2023 Volunteer Impact Report.

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