Sunday shall be final night time to see Boulder’s Flagstaff Star lit this season – Boulder Day by day Digicam

Sunday will be the last night to see the Flagstaff Star illuminated in Boulder.

Lighting the Flagstaff Star is a holiday tradition that began in 1947. The Boulder Chamber chose to light it for a few months at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to offer hope to the community.

The area around the star on Flagstaff Mountain is owned and operated by Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks.

According to a news release from the Boulder Chamber, people are not allowed to hike or gather in the area due to significant plant damage, erosion and disturbance of wildlife habits. Currently, there is a Golden Eagle habitat there that must be protected during the breeding season, the release stated.

Reinforced wood fencing was installed in November to prevent people from accessing it.

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