Lots of readers took the opportunity to share their views about a Boulder proposal intended to stop "social misbehavior," with members of the homeless community being among the primary targets. Here's the take of a person who thinks a crackdown is more than justified, even though he hasn't always ha ... More >>
First came our top ten "You know you're NOT from Colorado" when punchlines post. That was followed by a sequel: the top ten "You know you're NOT from Denver when" punchlines. Now, with the new year upon us, we sought out fresh territory -- and there's no Colorado city fresher than Boulder. We've c ... More >>
In December, the University of Colorado launched a new $100,000 branding campaign, entitled "Be Boulder," in hopes of turning people's attention away from Boulder's rep as a party school and towards the noble laureates and astronauts and filmmakers the institution has produced. But facts are facts, ... More >>
Chow Down, Boulder's first food film festival, gets under way tonight. Hosted by the International Film Series and the Boulder Public Library, the event will bring together a slew of passionate Boulder foodies and local businesses over three days of programs that include seven films about food, fami ... More >>
We're still collecting reactions to a post about alleged post-flood looting on the CU-Boulder campus; Troy Sennet, seen here, was one of two people arrested. Among the recent comments is one from a local who decided he felt safer when strapped.
Urban Dictionary doesn't just offer definitions of terms like "penalty shotgun" and "MERL" -- both featured in our post dedicated to UD phrases inspired by CU-Boulder. It's also a place where site visitors define plenty of other things, including Colorado cities -- sometimes positively, but often in ... More >>
Pounding, unrelenting rain caused numerous creeks in Boulder and Larimer counties to flood early this morning, and Boulder, by the looks of the photos streaming in, is under water, prompting officials to close the University of Colorado Boulder campus today and tomorrow -- and that's just the beginn ... More >>
Yesterday, when we shared our list of the ten most popular Denver natives on Internet Movie Database, we marveled at the surprises -- notables we didn't know hailed from here or hadn't heard of, period. Well, the ten most popular people born in Boulder as judged by IMDB are even more unexpected. Th ... More >>
When Dry Dock Brewing filled its one millionth can of beer on June 19 -- an Apricot Blonde -- just six months after the company began canning its brews, the moment brought a little sense of pride to the staff of Wild Goose Canning Technologies. The Boulder engineering company had supplied the machi ... More >>
A few months back, after we checked out Root Organic in Boulder, several readers urged us to go back and visit Boulder Wellness next door. The herb is better quality and worth the drive up from Denver, they said. Whereas Root Organic (on the right) takes the more slick, modern approach to its opera ... More >>
Last week, we noted that Boulder is the third least-obese city in the United States according to a new Gallup survey. Why? One reader floated a theory using a 2012 post about the high rate of eating disorders at CU-Boulder.
Gallup has released a new poll that measures the most religious communities -- a list topped by the Provo-Orem, Utah area, where 77 percent of respondents described themselves as "very religious." What about the least religious places? Gallup calculated that, too, with none other than Boulder finis ... More >>
Part one of my interview with Adam Watts, chef de cuisine at Jax Boulder, ran on Wednesday; this is part two. Adam Watts Jax Fish House Boulder 928 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-1811 www.jaxboulder.com If you only had 24 hours in Denver/Boulder, where would you eat? I'd start out with brunch at B ... More >>
After putting together our top ten "You know you're from Colorado when...." punchlines list, plus our ten favorite "You know you're from Denver when...." zingers, Boulder was feeling left out -- or at least we're pretty sure it was. Either way, we stumbled upon a vintage list of funny references to ... More >>
Four-year-old Upslope Brewing is already too big for its current space -- a location that doubled in size just a year ago. Owner Matt Cutter is looking for a place in Boulder where the brewery can expand, and hopes to nail down plans this year. But in the meantime, Upslope is making more beer, incl ... More >>
With the first-round of the Cafe Society Street 16 neighborhood tournament in the rearview, we're on to the eight best Denver neighborhoods (and Boulder) for eating. First up is Boulder and Highland West. (Check out the winners and losers of Round 1 of the Street 16.) Vote below!
For Street 16, our culinary homage to March Madness, we called in the cartologists and pulled out our history books. The LoDo Historic District, for example, was created before Denver had a major league baseball team, much less Coors Field; technically, LoDo ends at the alley between Market and Lar ... More >>
The Boulder International Fringe Festival has announced its preliminary 2012 artist lineup, which includes such past fringe faves as TinHouse Experimental Dance, Gemma Wilcox Productions, Square Product Theatre and Band of Toughs, as well as a wide range of on-the-edge artists hailing from New York ... More >>
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All has announced its upcoming North American tour dates. The act is returning to the scene of the crime, as it were, on Sunday, March 11, to the Fox Theatre in Boulder, which as you might remember, was the first place the act played in Colorado last fall. The Fox appe ... More >>
Waffle Brothers isn't just "serving one warm waffle at a time" to Denverites. As of late last night, Boulder fans are also basking in the sweet aroma of waffles hot off the iron. January 12 marked the official grand opening of a Waffle Brothers store on the Hill in Boulder, a sibling to the Waffle ... More >>
Among the more unusual ballot items approved in Colorado's election yesterday was Boulder Question 2H, which calls for a constitutional amendment to declare that corporations are not people. And Boulder City Councilman Macon Cowles, one of 2H's most vocal backers, believes voters sent a messa ... More >>
More pics below.The Daily Beast recently dubbed Denver America's angriest city -- but there's a lot of happiness nearby. Last year, Boulder was dubbed the happiest U.S. city in a Gallup Well-Being Index survey, and the community has repeated the feat. But that's not all. Look below to see oth ... More >>
We know: You're all wrapped up in planning your GABF debauchery festivities, and we're here to help! Below, find a selection of pre-GABF events, plus a beer-versus-wine dinner, cooking demonstrations and much more. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
The Denver-based online shopping website ShopAtHome.com recently identified Boulder as the least frugal city in the U.S. based on coupon usage, or lack thereof, by the people who live there. One reader sees plenty of flaws in this measurement method.
Snarf's, the chain of sandwich shops that got its start in Boulder and is now taking a bite out of Denver, closed its location at 1310 College Avenue in Boulder last month. According to employees at the original location on Pearl Street, this Boulder outpost couldn't draw enough customers t ... More >>
>Tomorrow is the longest day of the year, and this could be one of the biggest weeks of 2011 for food and drink events, culminating in the long-awaited Colorado Cocktail Contest. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Video below.Last year, we noted that Boulder had been named the happiest place in the United States by the Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index. And yesterday, CBS Sunday Morning shared its piece on the subject -- one that juxtaposes bliss in Boulder with the aspects that caused Huntington, We ... More >>
A Flickr photo.There's one week till Valentine's Day, and you'd better believe the restaurant industry knows it; our calendar is packed to overflowing this week with chocolate, wine and intimate dinners. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Next Monday, Boulder's Bácaro Venetian Taverna, 921 Pearl Street, will unveil a new menu wrapped in a new concept. While the restaurant has been serving up Venetian fare since 1998, about a year ago, Italian-born Fabio Flagiello took the top toque, putting a more traditional bend on the me ... More >>
Boulder, Colorado.The folks at Portfolio.com have a serious crush on Boulder. Less than five months after declaring the community's quality of life the best of any midsized city in the U.S., the business publication now says Boulder has the "strongest brainpower" of the nation's largest 200 ... More >>
FlickrRecent U.S. Census Bureau data shows that barely half of Boulder's work force get to their jobs driving alone -- a significant reduction in the number of solo commuters that puts the green-minded community well ahead of traffic planners in Denver and other Front Range cities who are try ... More >>
The news from the Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder keeps coming fast and furious. Authorities now predict that full containment won't be achieved until Monday, September 13 -- and there's also word that some scumbag stole about $1,500 worth of stuff from an evacuee's car. Details below:
Boulder recently placed fourth in the best-cities-for-the-next-decade roster assembled by Kiplinger's Personal Finance and earned honors as the finest place to raise abducted children courtesy of The Onion, whose writers may nor may not have been joking. But the folks at The Daily Beast are s ... More >>
Boulder: Best place to raise those stolen kids!Boulder tends to win a lot of "Best place to..." awards, and now it's racked up a new honor: The city's been named the best place to raise abducted children by American Living magazine. Never heard of that publication? That's because the whole th ... More >>
Lazy Pennsylvanians can now grab a bottle of their favorite vino out of a vending machine, right after scoring some Rolos and Gardettos. With the recent introduction of wine to some vending machines in that state, the alcoholic beverage joins the elite ranks of Funyuns, Nibs, temporary tattoo ... More >>
More than two dozen restaurants and Colorado wineries are taking part in Sunday's Taste of Pearl in Boulder, a four-hour walkabout along pedestrian Pearl Street Mall that combines the three greatest past times on the planet: grazing, imbibing and shopping. A slew of downtown Boulder busines ... More >>
Pueblo Chamber of CommerceFoodie fun in Pueblo: the annual jalapeno-eating contestYes, it's yet another list. Livability, the site that invites you to "discover America's best places to live," has just released its list of "Foodie Finds: 10 Surprising Food Cities," and Colorado occupies two o ... More >>
Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker (due tonight at the Boulder Theater), has announced plans to release three new EPs, the first of which, Making Up a Changing Mind, was just posted to his site last week. With three albums already under his belt that have rec ... More >>
Last year, the son of the owner of Arvada's Alamos Verdes was rated the Worst Boss of 2009, an honor he clinched with "simply repulsive" behavior with young female employees, according to a lawsuit filed by the EEOC in October. But Opas Sinprasong, owner of several Thai restaurants in Boulde ... More >>
The panhandler outside looked happy. The hostess inside looked happy. The server looked happy. And we were happy, to take a break from our marathon drive across Colorado to look at colleges and sit down in a booth in a Boulder restaurant with a nice view of the Pearl Street Mall and all the h ... More >>
A rainbow purse leads to a plane crash? Really? (Click to enlarge.)When last we heard from the virulent homophobes at Westboro Baptist Church, they were no-shows at a same-sex-marriage debate at CU that they'd earlier promised to picket. But that doesn't mean they've forgotten about Boulder. ... More >>
Fall fashion and charity are all the rage at Absolute! Fabulous! Gorgeous!
Boulder throws another Barbie on the fire.