From an art-toy meet-up to an experimental film symposium, this weekend is full of great events -- and we've found ten that are absolutely free. So save your change for bus fare and get out and enjoy this city. Did we miss a bargain? Share news of more economical events in our comments section, and ... More >>
Boulder is certainly used to obnoxious behavior. Whether it's drunken college kids rioting on the Hill, homeless kids with dreadlocks harassing people on the Pearl Street Mall, entitled CEOs landing in jail (or just cutting us off in traffic), or the hippie elite lecturing the rest of the world on f ... More >>
Yesterday marked the deadline for Colorado's 271 cities and towns and 64 counties to decide whether they want to ban recreational cannabis businesses and sales -- and it is starting to look like Denver will be ganja ground zero. Already, four of the ten largest cities in Colorado (Colorado Springs, ... More >>
The numbers are constantly changing when it comes to the devastating floods in Colorado -- and unfortunately, the latest alteration involves an increase of the fatality total in both Boulder County and the state as a whole. The Boulder Office of Emergency Management has confirmed the death of Gerald ... More >>
Denver blog posts are wet and wild. Mile High Report's Jess Place offers three reasons for Broncos fans to dislike this week's opponent, the New York Giants -- and surprisingly, none of them have to do with Eli Manning hogging the spotlight in that DirecTV "rap" ad with big bro Peyton. Denver Egot ... More >>
Eight years in, the 2013 edition of Absolute! Fabulous! Gorgeous! is set to be bigger and more marvelous than ever. An annual fundraiser put on by Atlas, the service-learning arm of the Boulder County AIDS Project, Absolute! Fabulous! Gorgeous! utilizes the skills of its talented volunteer base to p ... More >>
Beer! Boulder's History on Tap opens today at the Boulder History Museum, 1206 Euclid Avenue. The installation chronicles Boulder County's brewing history from the late 1800s to the present. See also: - Beer calendar: Try spruce tips, sushi rice and malted milk in your beer this week - A dozen new ... More >>
According to a press release from the In Defense of Animals organization and a corroborating story in the Boulder Daily Camera, $3,000 has been raised to put toward a memorial for an elk -- known as Big Boy to some Boulder residents -- shot by a Boulder cop on New Year's Day. Which is a prime examp ... More >>
Yesterday, the Boulder County Clerk's office announced that its election results are finally certified. However, a spokesman for Secretary of State Scott Gessler says just the opposite -- a final decision has not been made yet, although one could come soon. The conflicting statements have further i ... More >>
The Boulder County ACLU has come out in firm opposition to a proposed ordinance that would require approval from the city manager to allow protesters to gather in city parks. Although the topic is still in the brainstorming stages and won't merit a decision for months, its opponents fear it could pl ... More >>
Of all the constitutional freedoms cited in defense of the Occupy movement, the First Amendment is staked most territorially. But in Occupy Boulder, attorneys defending protesters arrested for illegal camping are using the Fourth Amendment in a push to dismiss evidence gathered when police officers ... More >>
Good food for good causes: How can you go wrong? You can't, so head to Terroir, 246 Main Street in Longmont, which is hosting Dining Out Days from 4 to 9 p.m. The Boulder County Aids Project will receive 15 percent of the proceeds; for more information, call 303-651-0630 or visit www.terroir- ... More >>
Opponents of a bill to set THC driving limits got a big boost after a blood test of Westword medical marijuana critic William Breathes showed he was nearly three times over the proposed limit when sober. But while the legislation has been put on hold, it's not dead -- and those in favor of it ... More >>
This week, the Boulder County jail is expected to formally end its policy of restricting inmate mail to postcards only -- and commissioners agreed to pay the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado $65,000 to settle a lawsuit over an issue that an ACLU spokeswoman hopes is now dead in the ... More >>
A piece of Louisville's past greets folks driving into downtown. Zipping through the bulk of modern Louisville, with all its bedroom-community developments (it took first place in Money Magazine's Best Place to Live: Top 100 in 2009), you'd think that most of the Boulder County berg's Italian ... More >>
Photos below.We're almost ready to unveil our top mug shots of 2010, after sharing galleries of women, tattoos, bad hair and accused teachers and caretakers. But as one last tease, check out booking photos of the famous and infamous that appeared here this year. Some you'll immediately recogn ... More >>
Even if you miss out on a Mondo t-shirt for amfAR, there are still ways to observe World AIDS Day locally. Here's how to help let the world know that HIV/AIDS isn't over, because yeah, it's not:
Back in June, commissioner Ben Pearlman told us about the passage of new rules for medical marijuana operations in Boulder County. An application to grow marijuana on the 67-acre Szymanski Farms property would have been rejected under the updated regs. But because the ap was filed before thei ... More >>
This is NOT a mail truck.Jailers in Boulder and Colorado Springs have cracked down on inmate mail, banning personal letters and limiting prisoners to postcards that staff can monitor and intercept if the communication is objectionable. County officials say the practice saves money and makes t ... More >>
Lori Midson A 2009 Meadowlark Farm dinnerOne of the hardest reservations to get in Boulder County these days isn't even in a restaurant. It's on a farm. Meadowlark Farm Dinners is a roving troupe of chefs and servers that pack their cookware into a bus and make meals of seasonal ingredients ... More >>
A bill that would legalize syringe exchange programs in Colorado cleared its first hurdle today. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved it with two nay votes. Last year, Westword wrote about the state's lack of legal syringe exchange programs, which swap injection-drug user ... More >>
"Helllooo, ladies!"Words commonly used to describe mug shots include "menacing," "pathetic," "disturbing" and "hilarious" -- but usually not "sexy." So congrats, Dustin Winesberry. The seductive, come-hither mug shot taken of you yesterday at Boulder County Jail looks like the cover of a '70 ... More >>
"Some of these cases are even cold by my standards."This week, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office revealed that they'd closed the 1970 murder of Harold "Nicky" Nicholson. Not that the alleged slayer -- Jake Dwight Jones, Nicholson's father in law -- will be prosecuted for the crime. Investig ... More >>
Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant will donate a portion of its proceeds to BCAP.Eat out for a good cause today, when both Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, 2010 16th Street in Boulder, and Aji Latin American Restaurant, 1601 Pearl Street in Boulder, will donate 15 percent of the day's sales to the Boulder ... More >>
It's not quite on the same tap as the Great American Beer Festival, which flows down on Denver on September 24 at the Colorado Convention Center, but the toddler-aged Greater Boulder Beer Festival, which turns two this year, isn't exactly a slacker when it comes to suds. Sure, it's small i ... More >>
View Larger Map Tuesday evening, the body of a 34-year-old woman was found in a residence on the 5100 block of Williams Fort Trail in Boulder County, the area featured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). At this point, officials haven't identified ... More >>
Strong winds yesterday knocked down a power line that sparked a wildfire in Boulder County that continues this morning. How strong were the winds? Check out this video of several women getting knocked down by powerful gusts as they try to cross an office parking lot in Broomfield. Ignore the sou ... More >>
A day of cucumbers, cooks and collages in Boulder.
Boulder celebrates a soon-to-be-lost colony
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Spanish-speaking workers are dishing dirt on a local landscape company.
Tim Seastedt takes no prisoners in the war against knapweed.
The Boulder County Farmers' Market goes dormant for the winter.
Even in the best of times, farmers and developers fight for Colorado's water. And this summer's drought is far from the best of times.
Gravel mining wasn't allowed near their homes in the 1980s. These Jeffco homeowners want to know what's different now.
Boulder property owners worry that the county's slow-growth policies have become no-growth policies.
For mountain property owners in Boulder, the road home may be getting steeper.
Overwhelmed by growth, the town of Superior struggles to transform a subdivision into a community.
A developer's search for Nirvana has turned Boulder's Fourmile Canyon into a living hell.
A mainstream Republican starts what could be a strong run to replace David Skaggs in Congress.