“Let Hope Shine Among Us” -
Last Night to View Boulder Star is
With the Boulder economy beginning to show renewed signs of life under the evolving Safer-at-Home orders, the Boulder Chamber announced today the final evening for its special illumination of the Boulder Star will be Sunday, May 31. Though it’s traditionally an exclusive holiday season tradition, the Boulder Chamber relit the Boulder Star in late March in recognition of its power to help foster community resilience and hope for brighter days ahead during Boulder’s COVID-19 response.
“We recognize that COVID-19 and its impacts, both to public health and our economy, are still with us,” said John Tayer, Boulder Chamber President and CEO. “The transition to a Safer-at-Home order and the gradual reopening of many previously closed businesses, though, provides the opportunity for our community to begin the transition to finding strength and hope for our future through our personal interactions with business owners and each other.”
Tayer added, “The Boulder Chamber thanks the City of Boulder Open Space Department, the Flagstaff House Restaurant, area law enforcement personnel, and Craig Reynolds of Lord & Reynolds Electrical Services for the extra measure of support they provided during this special illumination period for the Boulder Star.”
“The Boulder Star has reminded us of our shared bonds as a community over the past few months by acting as a symbol of unity and hope during a very dark time,” said Boulder Mayor Sam Weaver. “Though it will be turned off for the time being, we must remember that this crisis is not over. The hard work of planning our recovery, in a way that protects our residents and public health, has just begun.”