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    September 16, 2014

    Six Homeless Deaths in Boulder Since April? Learn More About the Victims

    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 >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Jaacob Vanwinkle to enter guilty plea in murder of mom and two kids, rape of surviving teen

    Back in March, we told you about the arrest of sex offender Jaacob Vanwinkle following the murder of a woman and her two kids in Canon City. The person who led to Vanwinkle's arrest was a sixteen-year-old who he'd allegedly raped. Now, court documents reveal Vanwinkle's plan to enter a guilty plea ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Photos: How Boulder bicycle plan is turning city into living cycling laboratory

    Many cities are trying to become more cycling-friendly. But drivers and cyclists continue to be at odds, with sometimes fatal results. With that in mind, Boulder has launched "Living Laboratory," a plan to experiment with innovative treatments and pilot programs in order to come up with ways to imp ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    The five best jail-inspired musician memoirs

    Pop culture incrementally improved the chances that books would outlive CDs when news spread that Lil Wayne had inked a deal to write a memoir about the eight months he spent locked up on gun charges. Titled Gone 'Til November, the book is scheduled to be released in May. While the hip-hop blogosphe ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    September 14, 2012

    Gov't Mule at Fillmore Auditorium, 9/13/12

    GOV'T MULE @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 9.13.12 About two hours into Gov't Mule's epic three-hour set, the Warren Haynes-lead quartet kicked into the a deep and slow groove of "Effigy," which then morphed into "Hey Joe," with Haynes substituting a line for, "Going way out west, way out to Colorado. Way ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Folsom Custom Skis, RMU, Icelantic dominate Freeskier Top 10 "Microbrew" list

    Three of the companies featured in our January cover story on Colorado's "microbrew" ski industry just made the cut in Freeskier Magazine's Top 10 Skis list of the best microbrew and independent brand skis for the 2012-2013 season. And Folsom Custom Skis took the top spot with its Rapture skis, a ne ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012
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    February 15, 2012

    Venture Snowboards ventures into skinnier snow boards

    In January we reported on a handful of homegrown Colorado ski companies making handcrafted and custom skis that stand up to or surpass anything else on the market. If we'd waited a few weeks, we could have added another local brand to the mix: Silverton-based Venture Snowboards. For the last few y ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Hipp-E and Greg Eversoul: "When we tag-team, it comes out in our sound and in what we do"

    Arguably the biggest DJ ever to come out of Denver, Eric Galaviz aka Hipp-E made his bones promoting and deejaying at some of the earliest raves in Colorado. After leaving his indelible mark on our city, he moved to San Diego in the '90s, where he became an influential part of the West Coast house s ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    January 5, 2012

    Kenneth Cline allegedly crashed drunk in truck with STAYCLN license plate

    A vanity license plate reading STAYCLN hints at several possible interpretations. A desire to keep the vehicle nice and shiny, perhaps, or maybe a suggestion to others to watch their language. But if Kenneth Cline also saw it as a sign to stay sober, he may have to reconsider following a crash-and-b ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Tossa opens today in Boulder

    ​Boulder has welcomed several wood-fired pizza joints in the last couple of years, and it's not exactly short on Italian restaurants, either. So we were curious how Tossa, which signed a lease on a place near Folsom and Arapahoe two months ago, would differentiate itself from the rest.

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    October 17, 2011

    Review: Roger Daltrey at 1STBANK Center, 10/16/11

    Chip KalbackRoger Daltrey last night at 1STBANK Center​ROGER DALTREY at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/16/11Shortly after Roger Daltrey belted out the last note during his full performance of the Who's 1969 album Tommy in Broomfield last night, the legendary frontman summed up the record's significance. ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Rebecca Folsom, Mary Huckins and Hazel Miller collaborate on Wild Women of the West

    ​When Rebecca Folsom began working on fundraisers with Blue Sky Bridge, an advocacy group for abused children, the event she played was called Acoustic Harvest. "That was probably about ten years ago," Folsom notes. "I came in as a musician and ended up being pretty blown away by what these gu ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Rebecca Folsom reflects on the "Smoke and Tears" of the Fourmile Canyon Fire

    ​Received a heartening update from Rebecca Folsom, whose plight we first shared during the devastating Fourmile Canyon fire a few weeks ago. Folsom and her family, as you might recall, faced moments of uncertainty during the fire when early word seemed to indicate that her home was destroyed b ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Rebecca Folsom's home thus far spared by Fourmile Canyon fire

    ​Earlier this week, there was some fear and uncertainty as to whether local singer-songwriter Rebecca Folsom was one of the unfortunate folks to have lost her home to the devastating and still burning Fourmile Canyon Fire. Evidently, Folsom was told initially that her house was one of the one ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    A half dozen prison songs for Charlie Sheen's "Aspen vacation"

    ​With Charlie Sheen's upcoming jail sentence for domestic abuse getting whittled down by the minute, the Two and a Half Men star may wind up with a slap on the wrist for slapping his wife. The latest report says that Sheen could possibly serve his 30-day sentence for felony menacing, misdemean ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Malcolm Gladwell hates Denver's One Book selection

    ​The selection of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird for this year's "One Book, One Denver" city-wide book club program must have seemed like a safe bet politically. The book's long been entombed in the shrine of high literature, a staple among middle-school curricula everywhere. Plus, this ye ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Aurora terror suspect lawyers up, gets media-friendly

    Najibbullah Zazi as he appeared on 9News.​Yesterday, following raids on a number of residences in Queens, New York, word surfaced that an Aurora man was the focus of a federal terrorism probe. No one would have been surprised if the suspect, Najibbullah Zazi, a cab driver based in Aurora, had ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    It takes a Village...

    ​ Why am I here? I'm squeezed into a booth, my eyes reduced to bloodshot slits staring into the middle of nowhere. I can't be here for the food or the atmosphere. I have no real connection with the place and don't especially care about its history, so I'm not here for any of those reasons, eit ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Rebecca Folsom on cover of Women's Magazine

    Boulder singer-songwriter, Rebecca Folsom, also one half of the duo known as Rhythm Angels, whose disc was reviewed in last week's issue, is slated to appear on the February cover of Women's Magazine, a publication based in the People's Republic that focuses on -- you guessed it -- women. Folsom and ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009

    Rhythm Angels

    Girls Like Us
    High Horse Records

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    September 23, 2008

    Fight Like Hell back for more

    When Fight Like Hell called it a day this past spring, Denver lost one of its finest and most vital hardcore bands. After the band broke up, the members moved forward, with Memphis going on to play drums in Death Before Dishonor, Jake joining Know the Score, and Matt playing with Folsom. It looked l ... More >>

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    June 24, 2008
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    August 23, 2007

    Asked and Answered

    Do you have what it takes to beat the brainiacs?

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    August 22, 2007

    Trivial Pursuits

    It was cruel and unusual to only list the answers to these trivial questions here, but here they are: Trivia Face Off Sample Questions • What team was defeated to bring Denver its first major sports championship? Florida Panthers • Alex Trebek provided the voice of “Alan Quebec,” a game-sho ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007

    Cash Crop

    Walk the line with Rusty Evans.

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    May 30, 2007

    Time for a Bolder Bolder Boulder

    There I was, on the home stretch of the Bolder Boulder, pounding down Folsom Street (read: jogging at an exhausted pace barely faster than a walk), endorphins ramping up for final push over the last hill. Then I heard it, blasting from a loudspeaker at a gas station: “Always have to steal my kisse ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006

    Kill the Messenger

    The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Diamonds in the Rough

    Rick Rubin put the polish on Neil Diamond's new disc. Who's next?

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    September 1, 2005

    All Balled Up

    The shootout between CU and CSU erupts again this Saturday.

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    September 9, 2004

    Off Limits

    Walk softly and carry a big shtick

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    June 3, 2004
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    April 8, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of April 8, 2004

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    March 15, 2001

    The Little Station That Could

    Boulder's KGNU finds a way to survive in the cutthroat radio world.

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    October 19, 2000

    Justice, Boulder Style

    The county will soon have its first new DA in 28 years. But in order for justice to be done, former cop Steve Thomas thinks the office needs a complete overhaul.

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    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

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    November 18, 1999


    Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.

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    December 3, 1998

    Music by the Pound

    The Pound Boys' DJ Dealer is keeping the beat in Denver and beyond.

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    November 5, 1998

    On the Good Foot

    Funkster Rick James learns how hard it is to remain hip.

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    July 23, 1998
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    May 21, 1998
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    December 12, 1996
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    April 11, 1996
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    December 27, 1995
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    May 31, 1995
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    February 22, 1995



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