On Saturday morning, authorities in Boulder found a man's body beneath some bushes near a shopping center, and while the victim hasn't been identified yet, he's thought to have been a transient. Unfortunately, this discovery is becoming practically routine in the city, where five other homeless peo ... More >>
On Sunday, May 18, the Boulder County AIDS Project will join with the Interfaith AIDS Coalition of Boulder for the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. This is the 31st annual commemoration, and people will gather at 6:45 p.m. at the BCAP office -- located at 2118 14th Street in Boulder -- for a ... More >>
When the venerable John's closed on Pearl Street, Corey Buck, the chef/owner for over ten years, just kept rolling -- right over to the future Food at the Riverside, which will soon open as part of a cooperative office space/events center at 1724 Broadway, right by Boulder Creek. There's no set open ... More >>
Our posts about flooding in Boulder and Lyons show the wide-ranging nature of the ongoing situation, which has already resulted in a slew of road, business and public-agency closures, as well as several lives lost. But dealing with a deluge like this one remains a very personal experience, as illus ... More >>
Sure, Colorado is landlocked -- but that doesn't mean you have to spend your summer high and dry in the sweltering, 90-plus degree heat. We don't have an ocean, but there are rivers, reservoirs, pools, water parks and many more places where you can immerse yourself this summer. So dig out that Spee ... More >>
Boulder is accustomed to winning national polls about everything from happiness to being in shape: Note this recent survey declaring Colorado to be the least obese state in the U.S., with Boulder its trimmest city. But someone had better check those scales, because a new Sunset magazine roster of th ... More >>
Memorial Day is about honoring fallen soldiers, but it's also about enjoying good company, getting out of work, and firing up the grill. If you don't have a backyard to go to this year, we've got five events this Monday that won't cost you more than a five-spot, from a free barbecue to a rubber duck ... More >>
A little more than nine months ago, we ruffled a lot more than a few feathers by voicing our opinion on the local wine industry. Everyone from the Front Range Winery Association to hobbyist vintners juiced over where we got the balls to speak our minds on such an -- unbeknownst to us -- unbelievabl ... More >>
Chris Dailey -- owner of Boulder Creek Events and a pair of Flatiron Crossing restaurants, Street Legal Pizza and Street Legal Burgers - has had a lifelong fascination with America in the '50s. So when he found an open spot in Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street project (soon to be the home of Colorado's ... More >>
Lori MidsonThere's a reason why Dave Query, the brains behind the Boulder-based Big Red F Restaurant Group, generates so much respect: The restaurateur, who owns West End Tavern, Zolo Grill, Lola, Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, Bitter Bar and three Jax Fish locations is, quite si ... More >>
With only a few days to go until Christmas, it's time to 'fess up: Have you been naughty or nice? For goodness' sake, here's hoping you've been on your very best behavior this year -- because then you're fully deserving of these six stupendous bottles. Read on for the continuation of last ... More >>
Since getting spiffed up a few years back, Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street has played host to more than twenty restaurants, a mix of fast-casual and full-service chains plus independently owned spots that has changed frequently. Now the development is about to get another new joint to replace ... More >>
As the Fringe slides into the weekend, openings include two shows we've already highlighted in print -- an adapted Irish mystery, The Third Policeman, 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Dairy Center and Kelsey Huff's solo2 show HUFFS, 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Dairy -- and a whole lot more.
Guy MorissetteMemorial Day weekend is just around the corner, which kicks off the summer festival season. From sweaty outdoor concerts to snooty art crawls, here are the good, bad and ugly of the Metro-area's most popular festivals.
Male? Female? Both?We tend to think of water treatment safety in terms of potential harm to people. But CU-Boulder professor David Norris is also concerned about humans' impact on fish -- specifically the way chemicals we either dump out or excrete may be feminizing male fish, or creating on ... More >>
A Flickr photoPeak to Peak Highway.On Thursday, we told you about the second recent attack on a nature lover in the Boulder County area this month. Now, a third: a man and a woman were reportedly kidnapped by a rifle-wielding man over the weekend, but managed to escape. How concerned should ... More >>
Click to enlarge.If you're a woman in Boulder who likes to enjoy the great outdoors, you can't be reassured by the latest release from the Boulder Police department. Shortly after news broke about an attack on a hiker on the Foothills Trail, we're learning about an earlier incident on the Bo ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword is offering a n ... 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 >>
Bad name, worse timing, but still a good idea Buchi Cafe Cubano is a great Cuban restaurant. Step inside Cuba Cuba on a good night, and you need an oxygen tank (or a powerful constitution) because the air in the bar is like breathing muddled mint and rum. But while Denver has some Cuban r ... More >>
With students returning to the University of Colorado at Boulder campus for the fall semester, the Boulder Police Department is stepping up DUI patrols -- and the CU cops will be out in greater force, too. The university department has added six more officers as part of an overall plan to red ... More >>
Jason Sheehan's favorite festival is messin' up my market. On Cafe Society's Twitter account, Sheehan expressed his love for the Boulder Creek Festival: "With any luck, I should be posting pics of giant turkey legs and damp hippies from the Boulder Creek Festival this weekend. Stay tuned." Well, t ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed (or in case you're too lazy to scroll down the page just a little), we--the indomitable staff of the Westword Cafe section--now have a twitter feed. We're also sporting a couple of new bylines, some fresh blood, and have been working hard to keep the beast fed and t ... More >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Saving the planet one orgasm at a time.
Downtown is awash in art for Memorial Day weekend.
Chapungu unveils an African culture in stone
The Cream Puffery is on the rise.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
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.
A timeline of the Pearl Street Mall
Are Boulder's Open Space Department and its director one and the same?