The Denver Roller Dolls' annual Colorado Cup competition brought roller-derby teams from across the state to the 1STBANK Center over the weekend. And at the end of the hard-fought tournament, the Boulder County Bombers were crowned the winners of the 2013 Colorado Cup. Continue reading for a few hig ... 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 >>
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 >>
From SF ABC7San Bruno blaze.Last night, the high winds that hit the Fourmile Canyon fire burn area near Boulder didn't exacerbate the situation as feared. As Boulder County public information officer Mike Banuelos says this morning, "Firefighters held the line." But will some of them be sent ... More >>
Pointing out the blaze.A short time ago, we shared videos of the Fourmile Canyon fire in Boulder, which continues to belch smoke all over the metro area. Now, thanks to Boulder County public information officer Mike Banuelos, we've got a number of updates, most having to do with numbers -- o ... More >>
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 >>
Click to enlarge.Yesterday, we told you about a weekend kidnapping near Peak to Peak Highway -- the third assault on Boulder County nature lovers in June. Hours later, following the release of a suspect sketch, authorities came upon Joseph Scott Carter, a local transient who's been arrested a ... 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 >>
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 Stout Month at Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery -- and all its satellite brewery locations -- which means beer educational classes galore. It's the perfect way to kick off your Superbowl Week, and we've also got the best places to grub on Sunday when you're watching the game. Here's a taste ... More >>
Get real, Rael.Earlier this month, Gino Rael, a 26-year-old registered sex offender, was accused of trying to lure underage girls by writing them letters -- from Boulder County Jail. This week, Rael offered his defense, reportedly claiming to have been tricked into contacting prepubescents - ... More >>
A Flickr photo"I've been kidnapped. Not LOL. Not :)" Face the facts: Texting in cars can be a pain in the ass when it's done by drivers who pay more attention to remembering how many times to press the "3" button to get the letter "e" than they do to staying in their lane. But in the case of ... 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 >>
Kick back at the Gold Hill Inn on July 4.
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 >>
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