Fort Collins will explore creating 1041 regulations

Jessica Wong

Fort Collins will explore creating 1041 regulations, which could provide an avenue for stronger oversight of some high-profile development proposals.

1041 powers allow local governments to review and impose restrictions on developments that involve “areas and activities of state concern.” The idea is to give local governments a chance to ensure that regional or state-related projects meet local development standards, with each locality selecting specific areas or activities of state concern that it would like to regulate and adopting standards tailored to their community’s interests. Examples of developments that can fall under 1041 purview include:

  • “Key facilities” such as airports,
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Veterans: Explore Creative Arts Career

Jessica Wong

TOPEKA – The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) will present a virtual Artist INC Express workshop for military servicemembers, veterans and their family/caregivers living in Kansas who want to explore career options in creative arts industries.

The Artist INC Express workshop will introduce Kansas military members and veterans to career options in the creative arts sector. These highly interactive sessions will provide resources and an understanding of numerous career pathways in arts professions. Workshop sections include writing about your work, building a personal brand, goal setting and more.

“KCAIC specializes in high-quality professional development programs, and this particular workshop

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Get paid $1,000 to explore Wisconsin for the summer

Jessica Wong

A cellphone and internet comparison company wants to pay you $1,000 to get outside and explore Wisconsin.WhistleOut.com is looking to hire a chief adventure officer for the summer.”With vaccines rolling out, the sun shining, the birds singing and summer almost here, people are more restless than ever to escape the ‘great indoors’ and get outside,” the company said.WhistleOut.com wants to pay one lucky person to get out into nature and take some photos.To apply, click here. The chief adventure officer will receive a new smartphone of his or her choice to document their adventure.In addition to $1,000 in cash, the … Read the rest

More than a sandbox: Augmented reality lets students explore changing landscapes – School News Network

Jessica Wong

Lowell — Have you ever wanted to make it rain with just a wave of your fingers? Carve a river into an empty field and then make it flood? Topple a mountain with your bare hands and see what happens to the surrounding landscape?  

At the augmented reality (AR) sandbox in Jennifer Bolhuis’ fourth-grade classroom, students wield all this power and more. The sandbox is an Eagle Scout project and gift from one of Bolhuis’ former students, Lowell High School sophomore David Johnston. 

Student David Johnston built the AR sandbox himself, with help from friends, family, and YouTube tutorials (courtesy)
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Fulop ‘happy to explore’ city budget cuts to fund schools — if BOE and city council members can find where to trim

Jessica Wong

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said he is “happy to explore” any cuts the school board and city council members believe could be made to the municipal budget to help fund the city’s public schools.

Fulop told both nine-member bodies during a joint meeting Tuesday that he is willing to help the school board with funding if there is “a clear program” and if they can identify possible cuts to the municipal budget so the city can supply the funds.

“We have said all along that we are willing to help the Board of Education with funds: A, if it

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