The release of President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion spending plan for the fiscal year starting in October sparked concern on Tuesday in Boulder’s scientific community for its potential impact on the work that many see as critical to public safety in the face of a changing global climate. At the national level, much of the early focus has been on the budget’s slashing to Medicaid and anti-poverty efforts. But its cuts to scientific research are also being viewed warily at the local level.
People across Boulder County are making plans for Memorial Day weekend barbecues, wrapping up their Bolder Boulder training, coaxing their gardens into full flower — and preparing for the chance of snow. A slow-moving system pushing from the southwest into the area will make its first impact Wednesday evening, and deliver cold and wet weather through Friday. Up to 5 inches of snow is likely above 9,000 feet, and forecasters also see the possibility of some accumulation throughout Boulder County.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research campus on Table Mesa enjoys a level of enduring celebrity independent of its significance in the scientific or architectural communities, thanks to its inclusion in the 1973 futuristic Woody Allen farce "Sleeper."