This weekend is overflowing with food events, including Westword's own DISH, a Broncos season kickoff party at Elway's (where else?) and the Denver Food and Wine grand tasting -- among many other dinners and festivals. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: Whet You ... More >>
We always appreciate it when interview subjects get involved with readers in comment sections -- and that's definitely been the case with our post about Boulder's rejection of human-sized rat cages used in the state's "Don't Be a Lab Rat" campaign -- one intended to dissuade teens from smoking pot. ... More >>
Earlier this month, we told you about "Don't Be a Lab Rat," a new campaign aimed at dissuading teens from smoking pot. The multi-media effort, backed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, includes oversized rat cages intended to be displayed in public places throughout the sta ... More >>
I have a lot of high-minded reasons for doing almost all my summer shopping at the Boulder Farmers' Market. I worry about climate change, soil erosion, bee die-off, genetically modified foods and the flood of pesticides contaminating soil, sea, air and our bodies. I know small farmers must be suppor ... 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 >>
UPDATE: We have a winner of our Mateo "Provence to Lyons" flood relief benefit contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to tell us, in twenty words or less, why they're craving a spectacular meal. Congratulations to Matt Reilly, whose words won us over. Matt, we'll send you an e-mail with inf ... More >>
Colorado restaurants have come together to help those who have were victims of the floods -- and tonight there are two ways to support flood relief in Boulder. See also: Photos: Chautauqua Dining Hall unveils a new look for the historic building
Although it sometimes seems like the gang's all beer the week of the GABF, there are many other events on the culinary calendar -- including opportunities to do good while eating good food. Tonight, for example, you can help defeat youth homelessness by supporting Urban Peak at Vesta Dipping Grill, ... 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 >>
The Boy Scouts of America have reaffirmed a ban of gays from participation as organization members or leaders. This move prompted the ACLU of Boulder to renew an old complaint over the Boulder Valley School District allowing scout groups to use its facilities at free or discounted rates despite its ... More >>
Betcha the folks at the Boulder Valley School District are breathing a sigh of relief.... Nancy Sebring was reportedly a finalist for the BVSD's top job last year. Instead, she was slated to become the superintendent in Omaha, until her prospects were felled by the release of sex-obsessed e-mails, ... More >>
Last night, the Boulder City Council passed a resolution supporting CU-Boulder's plan to shrink the campus 4/20 event by closing Norlin Quad and banning visitors on Friday; read it below. This morning, we spoke to two members of the council -- one who supports it wholeheartedly, and another who vote ... More >>
Big photo below.If the folks at the Boulder County Sheriff's Office are correct, Brian Douglas Trumble was the most patient of child molesters. According to the BCSO, Trumble, a private music teacher, had been working with a student for long period of time before crossing the line into crimi ... More >>
Kimbal Musk of The KitchenYou could almost hear Whitney Houston singing "I believe that children are our future" playing in the background of TEDx in Boulder Saturday night, because according to the speakers, food issues start with kids. The night of lectures -- offered with the tagline "idea ... More >>
FlickrA third-grader at Foothill Elementary in Boulder brought a couple of unusual items to school yesterday: two live bullets. He's still alive, too, even though he pounded one of the bullets with a rock. But is he looking at mandatory punishment under post-Columbine zero-tolerance policies ... More >>
Ann Cooper is a busy lunch lady -- even if she's not the hairnet-wearing stereotype, standing behind the hot-lunch line plopping down scoops of canned green beans and powdered mashed potatoes. In fact, she's been trying for years to make sure those green beans are fresh (even local!) and the ... 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 >>
Now serving: Renegade Lunch Lady Ann Cooper, who's taking on the Boulder Valley School District. Cooper is known nationally as an advocate for healthier school lunches for children, and has already created greatly improved nutritional meal programs in New York and at the Berkeley Unified School ... More >>
On day two of Naturally Boulder Days 2008, the city‚Äôs fourth annual celebration of the $62 billlion natural-foods business, we put down the bread, ate all the chocolate and began with the real substance. Chef Ann Cooper offered the keynote, speaking about her passionate attempts to change the way ... More >>
Magistrate T.J. Cole holds court in the classroom.
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 >>
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