Two beer festivals and a boozy dog wash with the Rollergirls are just the start of the fun this weekend. The Viewhouse is throwing a fantasy football party, Latke Love is popping up again...and there's plenty more. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar this weekend. See also:N ... More >>
For 35 days this summer, Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall made Colorado history when her office issued more than 200 same-sex marriage licenses. In doing so, she defied Colorado Attorney General John Suthers's threats of legal action. Late last month, after the Colorado Supreme Court i ... More >>
Denver blogs just want some peace and quiet. On our Backbeat blog, Gina Tron looks into how The Chive got permission to host a festival in City Park. The most annoying noise in Boulder County? Skydiving planes, according to Free Range Longmont. South Stands Denver ponders why no one wants to join ... More >>
Update below: Since the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its ruling on June 25 invalidating Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples -- seventy at last count. But Colorado Attorney General Joh ... More >>
There's a large bus with peeling white paint parked at one end of 13th Street for the Boulder Farmers' Market Saturday; it's part of Boulder County's School Food Project. The school lunch program has been being revamped since chef Ann Cooper was brought on board to shake things up five years ago -- ... More >>
When the Boulder County Farmers' Market -- just named Best Farmers' Market in the Best of Denver 2014 -- opens for the season tomorrow, customers will find that many things remain the same: the jubilation with which vendors and visitors greet each other on the first day, celebrating the coming of sp ... More >>
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 >>
The flooding in Boulder County may not be dominating newscasts the way it did back in September, but plenty of people in the area are still in recovery mode -- and many of them are plenty stressed, as illustrated by a recent incident on a road still accessible only to local traffic. According to th ... 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 >>
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 >>
Boulder Distillery, 2500 47th Street in Boulder, is hosting Souper Bowlder, a benefit for the Boulder County AIDS Projectm in its tasting room tonight from 7 to 10 p.m.
In the latest installment of a long-running saga, yesterday Governor John Hickenlooper reappointed five of the ten public trustees who resigned last month -- at his request. And he appointed three new trustees in three counties, including one who really puts the "public" in public trustee: sometime ... 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 >>
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 >>
Ben Pearlman.In Boulder County, commissioners have placed a number of restrictions on where medical marijuana dispensaries and grow operations can locate, limiting them mainly to retail or industrial areas, of which there aren't many in unincorporated areas. Commissioner Ben Pearlman sees th ... 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 >>
Folks at TV-news operations would never suggest that they love fires -- but the truth is, flames look great on television, particularly after darkness falls. This fact was reconfirmed by last night's coverage of an ongoing conflagaration in Boulder County, which has resulted in the destruction of at ... 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 sound ... More >>
A day of cucumbers, cooks and collages in Boulder.
The People's Republic of Boulder is all about life, liberty and the pursuit of self-esteem. So it's not surprising that local bureaucrats would come up with the first-ever Pinnacle Awards, a way of recognizing Boulder County employees "who exemplify the county's guiding values." But check out their ... More >>
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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.
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.