It’s Monday, July 24, 2023.

Welcome to Monday, Boulder. Here’s what’s going on in your excessively sunny town.

For today, our outdoors contributor Jenna Sampson covers maternity leave for trail runners. With trail running moving onto the menu of mainstream sports, the Professional Trail Running Association is pushing out a new contract that includes 18 months for maternity leave. Boulder athletes have been on the frontlines of this fight. β€œIt’s giving more control to the athletes who have individually felt like they have not had control in their own livelihood,” said Boulder’s Kelly Newlon, who helped write the contract.

Also, our food writer Jessica Mordacq covers a new coffee shop opening on Pearl Street. At each of the 17 Bitty & Beau locations across the country, and soon the one downtown slated to open in September, the shop employs dozens of local community members with disabilities.

Have a great start to your week.

β€” Tim, reporter

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Featured stories

A game changer for Boulder’s trail running world: Maternity leave will soon be a standard in athlete contracts

With trail running moving from the margins to the mainstream β€” and global brands like Lululemon launching a trail running team β€” Boulder athletes weigh in on the fight for fair pregnancy terms. Continue reading…

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee to open its first Colorado location on Pearl Street

Bitty & Beau’s now has 17 locations employing over 400 people with disabilities with another six stores launching soon, including one at 1468 Pearl Street in Boulder. Continue reading…

This week in Boulder: Summer 2023 Mural Series, ‘Coal Wars’ and a family block party on the Hill

Other events include a jazz jam at Trident and an art opening at CU Boulder Art Museum. Continue reading…

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In other news

More of the same

Hot with clouds, hot without clouds, hot with some chance of rain. This week isn’t very interesting weather-wise.

Input for East Boulder Creek site closing soon

Boulder County Parks and Open Space is seeking public input on the East Boulder Creek Site Management Plan through an online survey available until July 31. The 1377-acre site comprises five open space properties with ponds and streams along Boulder Creek and Coal Creek. The plan aims to create a welcoming public space while preserving the area’s habitat. If you miss the window to respond this go around, fear not. Additional public input opportunities will be available in the fall.

CDOT funding some Boulder bike paths

The City of Boulder has been awarded $936,000 by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to extend the multi-use path on US36/28th Street. The project, scheduled for 2025, will connect Fourmile Canyon Creek to Jay Road, providing a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists. The 10-foot-wide paved path will complete a crucial northern segment of the US36/28th Street multi-use path and the Rocky Mountain Greenway regional trail system. The city will contribute $234,000.

Information for immigrants

The City of Boulder and CU Boulder Law School are hosting an immigration information event for Boulder-area immigrants on July 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Council Chambers in the Penfield Tate II Municipal Building (1777 Broadway). The session will be in Spanish with English interpretation available. It aims to provide resources and guidance on navigating the immigration process, but it’s not a legal clinic for individual cases. Attendees will learn about where to seek individualized help and financial assistance.

β€œIt’s no secret that our immigration system can be complicated,” said the city’s Equity Policy Adviserr Ana Silvia AvendaΓ±o Curiel. β€œWe hope that these sessions answer some of the most common questions that people may have on how to navigate their immigration process, so that people may feel empowered to continue making informed decisions.”

Suspects sought in armed robbery

Boulder Police are calling on the community to help identify suspects involved in an armed robbery and hit-and-run incident on Friday night. At around midnight on Friday, near 4800 Baseline Road, two men robbed a third at gunpoint before hitting him with a truck, police said. The victim is being treated for serious injuries at Boulder Community Hospital. The cars involved, according to police, were an early 2000s Ford F250 and a mid-2000s gray four-door SUV. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Neuzil at 303-441-1904, referencing case number 23-06953, or Boulder Police Dispatch at 303-441-3333.

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Tim Drugan is the climate and environment reporter for Boulder Reporting Lab, covering wildfires, water and other climate-related issues for Boulder with a focus on explanatory and solutions journalism. He also is the lead writer of BRL Today, our morning newsletter. Tim grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from UNH with a degree in English/Journalism. Email: tim@boulderreportinglab.org.