From the 1970s through the late 1990s, Utah's Jeff Lowe was one of climbing's guiding lights, setting new standards for light-and-fast alpinism with ascents in the Himalayas and Alps and helping to establish the sport of modern mixed climbing with his climbs in the mountains of Colorado.. Now 63, Lo ... More >>
"The question 'what is Wuerzburger' has been answered. It is the freshest, foamiest, liveliest, pleasantest beer seen in Boulder," read an August 12, 1905, article in the Boulder Daily Camera. "Wuerzbuger (pronounce the z as if it were a t) would be called 'hot stuff' were it not that it is always s ... More >>
There have been a handful of standup comics with cerebral palsy over the years, but few have transcended the "inspirational" novelty and gone on to achieve legitimate credibility in their field. Not like Denver's Josh Blue, who conquered the fourth season of Last Comic Standing and released his own ... More >>
The Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website draws attention to unsolved murders, and we tried to do likewise in three posts last year -- in May, September and November. The ten crimes featured in this installment include two of the most famous unsolved crimes in Boulder history: the ... More >>
Has there been an uproar among students and staffers at Boulder High today -- the first full school session since news broke that principal Kevin Braney had been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and a couple of other charges? Far from it, says Briggs Gamblin, spokesman for the Boulder Val ... More >>
Jim Kozlowski, a Boulder High School teacher and coach for the golf team, was scheduled to report for the new academic year this Thursday. But not now, and for a reason that's flat-out bizarre. Kozlowski is accused of slyly but intentionally exposing his genitals while visiting two separate garage ... More >>
You cannot escape the groove of African dance. Doesn't matter if you're tone deaf, half-dead or were born with two left feet -- African dance will pick you up and fill you with joy and never let you go. Which is why you should let the spirit move you to the BaoBao Festival, an annual celebration of ... More >>
Behold, Untold Stories, another new periodic feature on Backbeat. As you've probably deduced from the name of this feature, Untold Stories will feature first-hand accounts of momentous occasions involving local folks that have never really been highlighted -- thus the Untold part of that equa ... More >>
Big pics below.Tomorrow, Vally Dikovitskaya and seven other members of the Boulder Youth Body Alliance (BYBA), a program dedicated to helping teens with body image concerns and eating disorders, will be in Washington, D.C. They're hoping to convince Colorado officials to co-sponsor the Federa ... More >>
Alex Maldonado.The death of a child is a parent's worst nightmare under any circumstance -- but a lawsuit by Philip Maldonado, whose son Alex died this summer, accuses Boulder's Crist Mortuary of compounding the family's agony. The complaint states that mortuary employees dropped Alex's cask ... More >>
Corporal Larry D. Harris and wife Stacia.The extraordinary life and tragic death of Corporal Larry D. Harris, a Colorado Marine killed in Afghanistan, will be marked across the state tomorrow: Governor Bill Ritter has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to mark his passing. Meanwhile, the ... More >>
Brandon Gouin's probably not as happy as in this photo.Yesterday, CU Buffs player Brandon Gouin was charged by the Boulder County Sheriff's Office for allegedly providing booze for a Boulder High senior campout that resulted in multiple alcohol-related hospitalizations and one arrest. In our ... More >>
Brandon Gouin may have fumbled.On Friday, we told you about a Boulder High senior camping trip that led to three hospitalizations, trips to the county's alcohol-recovery center and a third-degree-assault arrest. According to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Brandon Gouin, a 21-year-old C ... More >>
We're guessing students didn't greet deputies as in this photo from the movie "Alive."Boulder High School seniors hold an annual camping trip near the end of the school year -- but judging by its take on this week's edition, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office wishes the tradition would end. ... More >>
The man who loves to hate: WBC pastor Fred Phelps.The infamous clan of gay-hating, anti-Semitic demonstrators of the Westboro Baptist Church kept its promise to harass schools in Boulder Thursday -- an almost rare follow through for the group that appears to have found their obnoxious presenc ... More >>
The grim graffiti appeared at Boulder High School on Monday.Update, 1:12 p.m.: An arrest has been made in the Arapahoe campus incident described in this post. Look below the original item for more information. Back in February, graffiti appeared at Boulder High School declaring "Everyone wil ... More >>
WBC pastor Fred Phelps is a radical homophobe with a penchant for flakiness. Last week, we broke the news that the infamously hateful Westboro Baptist Church has announced a three-day-long protest at fifteen Denver metro locations, including events at area high schools during school hours. An ... More >>
Somebody's been spending a little bit too much time in the BHS bathroom.Earlier this month, we told you about bathroom graffiti at Boulder High School that read "Everyone will die 2/12/10." Fortunately, this threat proved empty -- but hot on its heels comes another one almost identical to it ... More >>
Relax. Everything should be fine.These days, everyone who sends a child off to school worries about safety -- and that's doubly true in Colorado, where the word "Columbine" hasn't called the state flower to mind for more than a decade. So imagine how Boulder High School parents felt when they ... More >>
The campaign by several Boulder High School students to rename their facility after President Barack Obama was dropped yesterday due to a lack of support, but not before inspiring our satirical blog "Ten More Things That Should Be Named After Barack Obama Other Than Boulder High School." Frankly, th ... More >>
At 3:30 p.m. this afternoon, students at Boulder High School will explain why they think the institution should be renamed in honor of President Barack Obama. Since the whole world (or at least Fox News) will be listening, we're hoping the speakers will consider suggesting some other things whose mo ... More >>
Welcome. Make yourself at home. Today in Cafe Society: • Arugula's big night in Boulder. • Our Weekly Bread: Mendelson's Greenwich Village. • Veggie Girl: Il Vicino. • The Sandwich Solution. Today in Backbeat Online: • An evening with Yes tonight at the Paramount is a no-go. • A time-l ... More >>
The Denver Post recently noted that Marcus Brauchli, the just-named executive editor of the Washington Post -- easily one of the highest-profile journalism jobs in the country -- is a Boulder boy. He freelanced for the Boulder Daily Camera while attending Boulder High School and briefly worked for t ... More >>
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Rick Reilly on his impending move to ESPN, being directed by George Clooney, and the joys of doing absolutely nothing.
It's hard to know who deserves the most blame: Bill O'Reilly's staffers, whose apparent lack of research really hung their boss out to dry, or O'Reilly himself, for blustering on ignorantly in a manner that confirmed just about every negative thing his critics say about him. Then again, the segment ... More >>
The horrors of McCarthyism in a high school resonate in Boulder today.
Boulder parents get their panties in a twist over a high-school sex talk.
Melissa Little plays a deadly game of pool.
Give me a C! Give me a U! What do you have? The start of the year's biggest scandal.
Bratrace features everyone at play
PeakArts founder Karen Romeo may be a victim of the Boulder arts community's haughty ego.
Medeski, Martin and Wood branch out beyond jazz.