2021 Boulder County Fires Extended Boulder Star Illumination

Boulder Chamber and the City of Boulder to extend Boulder Star illumination

In a show of support for those affected by this week’s historic wildfires, the Boulder Star will remain lighted beyond Jan. 2, the original date for the final evening

BOULDER, Colo. – The Boulder Chamber, in coordination with the City of Boulder, will continue its illumination of the Boulder Star in a display of sympathy and support for the residents and businesses impacted by this week’s historic wildfires in Boulder County. The extended Boulder Star lighting also stands as a symbol of appreciation for the heroic firefighting and emergency actions of our first responders. The final evening for the Boulder Star's seasonal illumination was originally planned for Jan. 2.

With the support of local partners, including the City of Boulder, Lord & Reynolds Electrical Services, the CU Boulder Veterans Alumni Association and Citywide Banks, the Boulder Chamber lit the Boulder Star on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and planned to end this season’s lighting this Sunday. However, given the devastation of this week’s fires, the Boulder Chamber will keep the Boulder Star illuminated through the response period and as recovery efforts begin.

“The lighting of the Boulder Star is an anticipated annual tradition in our community, commemorating the service of our veterans and celebrating the holiday season. It is only in moments when our community needs to come together and as a sign of hope in difficult times that we light the Boulder Star outside the traditional period,” said John Tayer, Boulder Chamber President and CEO. “While this is a small gesture in the face of an historic disaster, and with other response and recovery efforts underway, we hope continued illumination of the Boulder Star will serve as a symbol of support for the businesses and families that have been so terribly affected by this disaster.”

The Boulder Chamber, along with other civic and business support organizations throughout Boulder County, will be working to provide short and long-term assistance to businesses and residents impacted by this week’s fires.

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