The Superior Sentinel | A monthly publication serving the residents of Superior, Colorado.
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In This Issue

Upcoming Meetings
Recent Town Board Actions
Committee Vacancies
Get Involved!
Discarding Bulk Items
Yard Waste Site Open
Reducing Wind-Blown Trash
Energy Saving Tips
LPL September Events
YMCA September Programs
16th Annual Chili Fest
November Town Election
Committee Open House
Bug Hunt 9.3.16
Labor Day Pool Hours
Historical Commission Corner
Park Naming Contest
National Day of Service
Recycling Sharps
Road Work Updates
Transit Updates
Superior Call-n-Ride
Flashing School Zone Signs
Ride With Friends
At the Firehouse
Doo Good
CHaRM Coupon
September Calendar

Town Board Meeting
Monday, September 12th
7:00 pm at Town Hall
Work Session begins at 6:00 pm

Town Board Meeting
Monday, September 26th
7:00 pm at Town Hall
Work Session begins at 6:00 pm

Recent Town Board Actions

During the past month, the Superior Board of Trustees has:

Heard a Presentation from the Superior Chamber of Commerce (Update)

Approved a Liquor License Renewal for Rock Creek Wine and Spirits

Approved a Liquor License Renewal for Old Chicago Restaurant

Adopted a Resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder for the Conduct and Administration of the 2016 General Election

Approved the purchase of a vehicle for the Public Works and Utilities Department

Adopted a Resolution submitting to the Registered Electors of the Town the Question of Authorizing Municipal Broadband Services at the Town's Regular Election on November 8, 2016

Heard Presentations from the Superior Youth Leadership Council Presentation re: Town Flag, Town Center Update, and Second Avenue Property Concept Plan

Proclamation for Extra Mile Day

Adopted a Resolution recognizing Colorado Cities and Towns Week, September 12-18, 2016 and Encouraging all Citizens to Support the Celebration and Corresponding Activities

Approved an Alcohol Permit at Purple Park for a birthday party

Approved the Purchase of a Pavilion for Purple Park

Adopted a Resolution approving Superior Youth Leadership Council appointments

Approved a Liquor License Renewal for Delvickios Restaurant

Public Hearing and Adopted a Resolution approving Superior Town Center Final Development Plan 1, Phase 4, for the Marshall Road Extension, and the associated Subdivision Improvement Agreement

Approved US 36 Mayors and Commissioners Coalition Policy Agenda

Consideration of Mayor Pro-tem appointment - Chris Hanson

Town of Superior Board of Trustees


Mayor Pro-Tem






The Town currently has the following Committee vacancies:

Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee (RCAC) - 2

Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (PROSTAC) - 3

The Town Board appoints residents to serve on Committees and Commissions.  If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application which is available on the Town's website or by CLICKING HERE. Please submit the application form to Town Hall or call 303-499-3675 with questions.

Positions will be open until filled. 

Get Involved With the Public Art Working Group

The Town of Superior is seeking citizens interested in public art to examine options for additional art opportunities within the Town. The PUBLIC ART WORKING GROUP will assist in the development of public art projects and programs for the Town, and help coordinate the selection of future installations. Experience and knowledge of public art is beneficial, but not required, to participate on the working group. Applicants must have a strong desire to participate and work through group objectives and selection of public art projects.

This group meets monthly on the fourth Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Superior Town Hall.

CLICK HERE to learn more and to apply!

Additional Committee information can be found on the TOWN'S WEBSITE
or by calling Town Hall at 303-499-3675.


CLICK HERE for a list
of options to discard unwanted items.

Yard Waste Recycling Facility OPEN Year-Round

The Town's Yard Waste site, located at 2125 Honey Creek Lane, is open year-round to accommodate the extended Colorado growing season.

Hours of operation are:

Wednesdays -
8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturdays -
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundays -
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

CLICK HERE for a list of accepted items and details.

Actions to Reduce Wind-Blown Trash & Recycling

CLICK HERE for procedures that can be used at all times but are specifically recommended when high winds are forecasted for - or occur during - trash/recycling collection day.

These suggestions have been prepared and are recommended jointly by The Rock Creek Master Homeowners Association, Waste Connections of Colorado, and the Town of Superior.

Furnace filter

Energy Saving Tips From EnergySmart

1) Schedule a service for your heating system. Find out what maintenance is required to keep your heating system operating efficiently.

2) As the cold begins reverse the switch on your ceiling fans so they blow upward, toward the ceiling. By reversing the fan's direction, the blades move air upward in winter. This is especially valuable in high ceiling rooms, where heat that naturally rises is forced back down into the room

3) Change the filter on your heating system to ensure it runs clean and efficiently.

Got questions? We've got answers!  Call EnergySmart at 303-544-1000 to speak with an Energy Advisor at no charge. 

CLICK HERE for more info.

Energy-saving tips brought
to you by the Superior Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee and Boulder County EnergySmart.

Louisville Public Library
Programs and Events

FindIT Colorado
Maker Programs
Robotics w/Innovative Experiences
SAT, Sept. 10
Handmade Envelopes & Notecards
SAT, Sept. 17
3D Jewelry Modeling
THUR, Sept. 22

On The Same Page

Family Program
Examination of
Atmospheric Phenomena
SAT, Sept. 17
1:30-2:30 pm

Pathways to Success:
Raising Resilient Children
in a Stressful World
TUE, Sept. 20
6-7:30 pm

Reading Buddies
Fall Program
Starts Sept. 18

Read to Rover
Every Tuesday
4-5 pm

Yoga for Kids
Storybook Yoga (ages 2-5)
10:00-11:00 am
Sept. 16
Discovery Yoga (ages 6-12)
1:30-2:30 pm
Sept. 17

Brown Bag Discussion
Louisville's Signs of the Times
THUR, Sept. 1
12:00-1:00 pm

Art Walk at the Museum
Louisville's Larder
FRI, Sept. 2
6:00-8:00 pm

Historic Walking Tour
Main Street Stories
SAT, Sept. 10
9:30 am

CLICK HERE to get all the details on these September Events!

September Sports and Ice Programs at the YMCA of Boulder Valley

The YMCA of Boulder Valley offers enrichment programs for children preschool through grade 12. Financial assistance is available to those that qualify. Please inquire if you need financial assistance. The Y strives to turn no one away due to inability to pay.

Superior residents receive discounted rates!


We have partnered with FC Boulder to develop Boulder Valley Soccer! Locations include: Pleasant View Soccer Complex (Boulder),Superior Community Park, Manhattan Middle School (Boulder), Arapahoe Y (Lafayette) or Longspeak Middle School (Longmont).
Soccer jamboree will take place on Oct 28.

U4 Mini Kicker League:
Fridays, Sept 16-Oct 21,
or Saturdays, Sept 17-Oct 22.

U5 Little Kickers League: Fridays, Sept 16-Oct 21,
or Saturdays, Sept 17-Oct 22;

U6 Recreational Soccer League:
Fridays, Sept 9-Oct 21, or Saturdays, Sept 10-Oct 22.

U7 Recreational Soccer League:
Fridays, Sept 9-Oct 21, or Saturdays, Sept 10-Oct 22.

U8 Recreational Soccer League:
Fridays, Sept 9-Oct 21, or Saturdays, Sept 10-Oct 22.

U9-U19 Recreational and Upper Recreational Soccer Leagues:
Fridays, Sept 9-Oct 21, or Saturdays, Sept 10-Oct 22.


Little Stars (Ages 6-8): Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept 12-Oct 19

Emerging Stars (Ages 8-10): Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept 12-Oct 19

Shooting Stars 
(Ages 10-14): Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept 13-Oct 20

Aces (Ages 10-16):
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept 13-Oct 20

Cardio Tennis
(Ages 18+): Ongoing

Locations: Superior North Pool Tennis Courts or Eldorado K8 in Superior

Volunteers needed:
Calling all volunteer youth sports coaches. Email Jessica Clay for details.

(Mites, CCYHL and CYRHL)
The YMCA Jr. Buffs Hockey Program will be participating in the Colorado Competitive Youth Hockey League and the Colorado Youth Rec Hockey League for the 2016/2017 season. All of our youth hockey players will go through an assessment/tryout to determine if they will be placed in CCYHL or CYRHL. Check the website for tryout dates.

For more information on the YMCA of Boulder Valley:

Mapleton Center
28th & Mapleton, Boulder, CO 80301, 303.442.2778

Arapahoe Center
95th & Arapahoe, Lafayette, CO 80026, 303.664.5455

Longmont Center
9th & Lashley, Longmont,
CO 80504, 303.776.0370

Quick Links

Superior Chamber of Commerce

Boulder County

Boulder Valley School District

Rocky Mountain Fire District

Rock Creek HOA

Town of Superior

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16th Annual Chili Fest!
Saturday, September 10th
2:00 - 6:00 pm

The 2016 Chili Fest will be back once again this year in Community Park on Saturday, September 10th from 2:00 - 6:00 pm!

Come join in the celebration that is sure to be hot, hot, hot! Back for its 16th year, this year's Chili Fest will feature great music brought to you by Globalsound Studio Bands and The Tyler Walker Band, great food, and great beer. Back again this year - the Boulder Valley Rotary Club is partnering with the Town to host the 3rd annual Boulder Valley Beer Fest - visit for more info!

Chili Cooks Wanted! To compete in the International Chili Society sanctioned chili cook-off, please  CLICK HERE to fill out an application! This year's winners will have the chance to compete in the ICS World Chili Cook-off on October 21-23 in Reno, NV. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

We need lots of hands to make this huge event runs successfully. If you are interested in volunteering please visit for more information. This is a great opportunity for middle school/high school students who need volunteer hours!

Parking - Parking will be limited. We encourage attendees to walk or ride their bikes and securely park them in the "Bike Corral".  Also this year, vehicle parking will be available at the corner of McCaslin Blvd. and Coalton Road. A free shuttle will be running every 15 minutes from the parking area to Community Park.

Town of Superior Election
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 

The Town of Superior's regular election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. This election is a coordinated election with Boulder County and is a mail ballot election. Mail ballots will be sent to all active voters by Boulder County.

Ballots may be dropped off at the Superior Town Hall in the Ballot Box located in the parking lot. No ballots will be accepted by Town Staff.

There will be a Voting Service and Polling Center at Town Hall and is located at 124 E. Coal Creek Drive, Superior, CO. For a list of all Voting Service and Polling Centers, as well as ballot Drop-off locations go to

For information on the coordinated election please call Boulder County at 303-443-7740 or visit their website at For information about the Town's Election contact the Town Clerk at 303-499-3675 extension 112 or email at

Advisory Committee OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, October 27

Are You Interested in Learning More About Town Advisory Committees and Commissions?

You are invited to attend an Open House hosted by the Advisory Committees & Commissions on:

Thursday, October 27, 2016
from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
at Superior Town Hall

The Town currently has the following Committee vacancies:
  • Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee - 2
  • Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee - 3
If you are interested in learning more about serving your community by serving on a committee or commission, please stop by. CLICK HERE for an application.

Saturday, September 3
9:00 - 11:00 a
- meet at Autrey Park

Discover a new and fascinating world right under your feet! Learn about our littlest wildlife and explore nature up close with wildlife ecologist Ashley DeLaup. Check out insects, spiders and more that help create a well-balanced and diverse ecosystem. Prepare to get dirty! 

Labor Day Weekend Pool Hours

Friday, September 2nd
North Pool, Open Swim 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
South Pool, CLOSED

Saturday, September 3rd
North Pool, Open Swim 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
South Pool, Open Swim 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 4th
North Pool, Open Swim 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
South Pool, Open Swim 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

Monday, September 5th (Last Day of the Season!)
North Pool, Open Swim 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
South Pool, Open Swim 10:30 am - 8:00 pm


Ice Cream Social & Special Event at the Superior Historical Museum This Saturday

Old Superior's most beloved teacher is the subject of a special exhibit at the Superior Historical Museum's monthly opening on September 3rd. Miss Edith Oerman taught at the Superior School for many years in the 1930's and 1940's. She dedicated her career to bringing the light of learning to the children of Superior's coal mining families and is fondly remembered for her efforts. In conjunction with the opening of the 2016 school year, displays featuring Miss Oerman and the two school buildings that were located in what is now Asti Park will be exhibited throughout the Museum.

In addition to the special exhibit, the Museum volunteers will host an ice cream social on the grounds of the old school yard adjoining the Museum building.

This is intended as a family event, so bring everyone to the Museum on Saturday, September 3, 2016 and visit the Museum, view the Miss Oerman exhibit and have a scoop of ice cream! Compare school days of old with yours or your children's.

The Superior Historical Museum is open from 10:00 o'clock a.m. till 2:00 p.m.

The Ice Cream Social starts at 12 o'clock noon.

The Museum is located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Maple Streets in Original Superior.

Thanks go out to volunteers Katie Olson and Allyn Jarrett for their creative work on this project.

2nd Grade Field Trips Coming Up in September

Those of you who have Second Graders in your family can anticipate them taking a field trip to the Superior Historical Museum, Grasso Park and the Board Room in Town Hall. This annual event gives the youngsters a first-hand look at Superior's past and system of government. Maybe you can help chaperone?
  • Superior Elementary - September 22nd
  • Monarch K-8 - September 27th
  • Eldorado K-8 - September 30th

It's time to come up with a creative name for the newest park in Town located near Indiana Street and West Torrey's Peak Drive!

Construction is well underway on the Town's newest park located near Indiana Street and West Torrey's Peak Drive just north of the Eldorado K-8 School. The park will include several exciting features including a net climber play area, year-round restroom building, regulation size basketball court, sand volleyball court, two park shelters with picnic tables and bike racks, group grill, slackline posts, climbing rock with embankment slide, zip line, swings, walking paths, game tables, bocce court, outdoor fitness equipment, and dedicated parking.

The entry deadline is Friday, October 28, 2016! Awards will be made at the official park opening late this fall - date TBD.

NDS 2015

September 24, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at the South Pool Parking Lot
(3300 Huron Peak Avenue)

Join the Town of Superior and members of the Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee on September 24 for a community service project at Coyote Ridge open space in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of National Day of Service and Remembrance. National Day of Service began in 2002 in an effort to honor the victims, their families, and the heroes of 9/11, keeping the spirit of unity, empathy and service alive, and passing it on to future generations. 

This community service opportunity involves trail maintenance at Coyote Ridge to restore vegetation, re-establish trails, and prevent erosion helping sustain our trail system. This project ranges in in levels of difficulty from Very Light to Heavy Labor. Four (4) project areas have been identified with tasks for every skill level allowing families of all skill levels to work in the same area.

No prior experience is needed. All equipment and tools will be provided. Please wear clothes you can get dirty. To ensure safety please were closed-toe shoes, protective glasses, and bring water to stay hydrated. Light breakfast and coffee will be provided, hope to see you there!

Boulder County Household Hazardous Materials Management Facility

Each year, millions of Americans use needles, syringes, and lancets - also called sharps, to treat medical conditions at home. Disposing of those sharps after use can be a challenge.

Disposal of sharps generated in the home is not regulated in Colorado allowing the in-home sharps user to place them directly into the trash. Although this method is allowable, it is not recommended and should only be used as a last option if safe disposal methods are not available. Safe handling procedures should always be followed by the in-home sharps user.

CLICK HERE to learn more about sharps disposal!


Streets Project Final

2016 Road Rehabilitation Project is Complete

The 2016 Road Rehabilitation Project is complete and Rock Creek Circle is open to all traffic. This project involved replacing curb and gutter, sidewalk, and asphalt. New striping, crosswalks, and an entrance median help to reduce vehicle speeds and increase pedestrian safety. The Public Works & Utilities Department, Brannan Sand & Gravel, and J&T Consulting would like to thank all affected residents for their patience and flexibility during this project.

Street pavers

Town Center Street Construction:  Main Street in the Superior Town Center is under construction now. This view is looking west from the Sport Stable. 

McCaslin/Main Street Roundabout:  Work on the McCaslin Boulevard roundabout by Superior Town Center will begin this month with the construction of temporary bypass lanes. North and southbound traffic will each have two travel lanes and a bike lane, and there will be a reduced speed limit of 25 mph through the work zone. This work is expected to last through the end of the year.


US 36 Express Lanes Change from HOV 2+ to HOV 3+ on January 1, 2017

As part of the US 36 Express Lanes project, the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes there will shift from HOV 2+ to HOV 3+ on January 1, 2017 (HOV 3+ equals a driver and at least two passengers). This change is happening to all Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) HOV lanes across the state. In February 2013, the CDOT Transportation Commission passed a resolution, which was also approved by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) in its Regional Transportation Plan, that all CDOT HOV Express Lanes would change from HOV 2+ to HOV 3+ on Jan. 1, 2017.

CDOT has assembled the information attached regarding this change.

SUPERIOR Call-n-Ride

The Superior Call-n-Ride service was reinstated this summer and began service August 1st. RTD offers three simple ways for riders to take the Call-n-Ride:
  • Schedule a recurring trip with RTD's subscription service
  • Make a one-time reservation by phone or online
  • Ride reservation free from the US 36 and McCaslin Station during select morning and evening hours
Learn more about Superior's Call-n-Ride at: or by calling 720-645-5128.

Flashing School Zone Signs

Flashing School Zone sign

School is back in session so it's time to pay attention to the flashing school zone signs! Flashing lights warn motorists when they are entering a 20 mph school zone. This lower speed limit improves road and pedestrian safety during school hours. Traffic violations, including but not limited to speeding, will result in increased fines. The school schedule varies from year to year so if in doubt, if the lights are flashing slow down to 20 mph.

US 36 Bikeway

Go for a Spin with Friends!
September 10 at 8:30 am

Support your community and US 36 cycling by taking a spin with Friends of the US 36 Bikeway on Saturday, September 10! Our six-mile ride will kick off at 8:30 a.m. from the US 36 and McCaslin Station (Louisville side, next to Cinebarre) and will loop by Founders Park before heading west to the Davidson Mesa Overlook. (With views even more spectacular from two wheels, this is a great way to experience the new US 36 Bikeway!)

The ride is open to cyclists of all abilities and those ages 9 and up. Before embarking on the ride, please view ride details and make sure to bring your helmet and water to the ride.

Seat belt safety

Passenger Safety in Vehicles

Passenger safety in vehicles is important for everyone, not just children. Do you buckle up every time you get behind the wheel? How close are you to the steering wheel? Do you text and drive?

In 2015 the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported a 7.7% increase in motor vehicle wrecks. An easy step you can take to prevent becoming one of the 35,000 people who are involved in a serious vehicle accident is to simply wear your seatbelt correctly and ensure all passengers in your vehicle are restrained properly as well. The lap belt portion of the seatbelt should ride low across your hips not up over your abdomen. The shoulder belt should be centered across your collarbone not over your neck or behind your shoulder. Ideally the driver should be 10-12 inches away from the steering wheel; improving control of the vehicle and vision of the road. Ensure the buckle is locked; listen for the click and give the seatbelt a tug to ensure it does not come out of the buckle. Don't start driving until all vehicle occupants are securely in their seatbelts.

September 18-24 is Child Passenger Safety Week. Take the time to ensure your child and all of the kids in your carpool are properly restrained. CLICK HERE for information on determining when to move your child into the next type of child restraint and when to move them into a seatbelt. Rocky Mountain Fire provides free car seat checks and assistance with car seat installation by appointment at all of our stations. Contact us at 303-494-3735 or to set an appointment up with one of our car seat installation technicians.

With everyone safely in seatbelts, a second step of safe driving is to minimize distractions. The easiest distractions to eliminate are texting while driving, talking on the phone, allowing the radio to distract you and eating behind the wheel. Before you drive away turn down the radio or turn it off and leave your phone in your pocket or purse (don't answer it while you are driving). Safely pull over to the side of the road out of traffic if you need to answer the phone or answer a text. We look forward to everyone making it safely to his or her destination.


Be a "Doo Gooder" - you can make a difference by being a responsible pet owner/guardian. Being a "Doo Gooder" means being a model for others and picking up your dog doo.

READ MORE from the Keep It Clean Partnership.

Eco-Cycle's Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM) in conjunction with the Town of Superior
is offering Superior Residents a 50% discount.
CLICK HERE for coupon.

Show this coupon to receive a 50% discount on the applicable fees for items accepted at the CHaRM. Discounts available while funds last.

For additional information about how to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste items, please click below:


(all meetings are held at Superior Town Hall unless
otherwise specified)

September 5
Town Offices 
Labor Day
September 6
Planning Commission Meeting,
7:00 pm
September 7
Youth Leadership Council,
6:30 pm
September 8
RCAC Meeting, 5:30 pm
September 10
16th Annual Chili Fest, 2:00-6:00 pm, Community Park
September 12
Work Session, 6:00 pm
Town Board Meeting, 7:00 pm
September 14
Court-Code Violations, 9:30 am
Court-Traffic Violations, 1:30 pm
OSAC Meeting, 6:30 pm

September 16
Historical Commission, 10:00 am
September 20
Planning Commission Meeting,
7:00 pm
September 21
PROSTAC Meeting, 7:00 pm
September 26
Work Session, 6:00 pm
Town Board Meeting, 7:00 pm

CLICK HERE to view
the Town's 2016 meeting and event calendar!