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    January 14, 2014

    Jose Diaz-Luevano allegedly killed after making food for gunman at Broncos-watching party (34)

    Update: We now know the identity of the man shot to death at 36th and Lafayette on Sunday: Jose Diaz-Luevano, 67 -- the man a child was referring to when he burst from the home shouting, "They shot my Papi!" See our previous coverage below. Clay Baeza-Garcia, 33, has been arrested for the crime. At ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013
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    June 19, 2013

    Jackalope: Summer Tales of Strangeness weaves seven stories together Thursday

    Calling all unicorns, jackalopes, mermaids, basilisks, abominable snowmen and New Jersey Devils! Grab a few s'mores, and settle in for a fun-filled night of theatrical mayhem as the Theater Company of Lafayette (TCL) weaves seven campfire-esque shorts all crafted to challenge preconceived notions, s ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Marijuana-friendly coffee shop sues Lafayette to fight city's pot-business ban

    The owner of a once pot-friendly coffee shop in Lafayette is suing the city over a ban that she says specifically targeted her legal operation. Veronica Carpio, owner of The Front Tea and Arts, had been allowing adults over 21 to vaporize cannabis on the premises during the evening since January, bu ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Marijuana business ban in Lafayette includes cannabis-friendly coffee shop

    Lafayette City Council unanimously voted last night to pass an eight-month moratorium on all marijuana-related businesses, including the city's lone cannabis-friendly coffee shop. Veronica Carpio, owner of the Front Tea and Arts Shop -- which allows adults 21 and over to use vaporizers during certai ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012
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    May 30, 2012

    Photos: Miller's Grille opens in downtown Lafayette

    Miller's Grille is replacing Tutti along South Public Road in downtown Lafayette. Owner Rich Womack wants it to be a neighborhood spot with reasonably priced steaks and burgers, but also to provide diners with classy choices like pear-caper vinaigrette-drizzled salads and a mean butternut squash ris ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    How artist Bongo Love used a chainsaw to carve out a niche for himself in Colorado

    Bongo Love isn't afraid of the chainsaw. He's won multiple awards at chainsaw carving competitions -- including third place in Vancouver and fourth place at the World Cup in Germany. He's also getting set to compete in Whittle the Wood in Craig this June. And he's recently opened a tea and art shop, ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    The 2012 Quaker Oatmeal Festival: a dehydrated mascot, lesbians and a loss

    The city of Lafayette has been hosting the Quaker Oatmeal Festival since 1996. This annual celebration starts with an oatmeal breakfast, which leads into an oatmeal baking contest, a health fair and a 5k run, and ends with hundreds of people getting plenty of fiber in their diets -- and free, full-s ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    January 9, 2012

    Allyson Stone, injured in Spork case, a bomb blast victim: Ex-husband is person of interest

    Lafayette's Allyson Stone, 44, has been at the center of two bizarre stories over the past few years. First, she was seriously injured by a dachshund named Spork while working as a vet tech -- an incident that prompted a campaign to prevent the aging pet from being dubbed a vicious dog and potential ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    September 21, 2011

    Gauntlet Hair releases new song, playing CMJ

    ​Lafayette-based duo Gauntlet Hair, who was picked up by Dead Oceans over the summer, is set to release its self debut on the imprint on October 18. Already receiving high praise from a number of music blogs around the country for "Top Bunk," the first single from the album, Gauntlet Hair just ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Super Mini Walnut Cafe will open next week in Lafayette

    Super Mini Walnut CafeThe owners of the Super Mini Walnut Cafe.​Earlier this year, Julia Buonanno and Dana Derichsweiler, the owners of Boulder's Walnut Cafe and South Side Walnut Cafe, put the brakes on the food truck they ran with Ashlie Beckham, but that didn't stop them from moving full s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Out of work? Here are four cool auditions for Front Range thespians

    ​ Theater seasons are revving up all over town, and as always they cover the gamut: serious, classic, thoughtful, imaginative, pandering, comic, adventurous, silly or just plain fun. On our random list of upcoming auditions, there's something for everyone. Get out your head shots, confidence a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Walnut A-Go-Go grinds to a halt

    ​With the news that Dylan Moore was garaging the Little Orange Rocket for good, a reader ominously predicted that this food truck wouldn't be the last to go. That reader was right: Walnut A-Go-Go, the mobile arm of the Boulder-based Walnut Cafe group, is now parked permanently.

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    July 13, 2011

    Kitten tossed from car window: It's not just dogs being abused these days (VIDEO)

    Flickr​What did animals do to deserve such abuse? First, there was the story of Matthew Weatherspoon, who allegedly stabbed a bulldog puppy who nipped him -- after which our Shmuck of the Week patrol discovered another twelve recent cases of dog stabbings. And now comes word of a kitten being ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Gauntlet Hair signs with Dead Oceans

    ​Hooray for Gauntlet Hair and congrats to Dead Oceans for having the good sense to add the Lafayette-based duo to its roster. The outfit attracted the attention of the "instantly spellbound" label with a pair of 7-inch releases, one on Mexican Summer and the other on Gorilla Vs Bear's Forest F ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Super Mini Walnut Cafe will open soon in Lafayette

    ​Boulder's Walnut Cafe is on an expansion tear. Just last year, owners Julia Buonanno, Dana Derichsweiler and Ashlie Beckham, the trio behind the South Side Walnut Cafe, located at 673 South Broadway, unveiled Walnut-a-go-go, which took their most popular items to the street. And now, Nicole P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Whenever I'm desperate for a breakfast burrito fix, I normally make the trek to the Taco Wagon in Lafayette, but that could soon change, because I recently discovered a taqueria closer to home that satiates my yearnings. Bonus: Excellent tamales and green chile, too. Can you gue ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    January 6, 2011

    Free oatmeal this morning at McDonald's, followed by an oatmeal festival on Saturday

    Get it while it's hot​ The McDonald's Restaurant at 300 South Broadway (on the corner of Alameda and Lincoln) is handing out free oatmeal today from 7 to 9 a.m. Their "Sweet Harmony Oatmeal" street team is luring customers into the store parking lot to give out free, full-sized samples of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Rose Hill Drive rehearsing in advance of its back-to-back New Year's shows at the Fox

    In what's become a homegrown tradition on par with shows by Slim Cessna and Big Head Todd, Rose Hill Drive has helped usher in the New Year up in Boulder for at least the past five years by taking on a classic album in its entirety. This year at the Fox, the band will be playing Elephant by the Wh ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    October 21, 2010

    Pulcinella Ristorante is reincarnated as a 7-Eleven

    Johnny Molfetta​The space at 1800 Lawrence Street that held Pulcinella Ristorante from 2006 until early 2009 will soon be a 7-Eleven.

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    October 19, 2010

    Sunflower Farmers Market opens two more Colorado stores tomorrow

    ​Sunflower Farmers Market, the homegrown, all-natural and organic grocer started by Mike Gilliland in 2003, will open new stores in Lafayette and Thornton tomorrow. The new stores, which make it an even dozen outlets for Sunflower in this state, are at 555 West South Boulder Road in Lafayett ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    April 28, 2010

    Owners of Magnolia Restaurant & Sushi Bar are bringing kaTcH Fish House to Capitol Hill

    Lori Midson Will the new Katch be a catch?​Emily and Chris Deutschman, owners of Magnolia Restaurant & Sushi Bar, in Lafayette, are opening kaTcH Fish House in June at 1300 Pennsylvania Street, in the former home of Pizzicato Pizza. "The restaurant concept emphasizes seafood recipes found on ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Our updated medical-marijuana directory

    ​ The "Mile Highs and Lows" dispensary reviews you've come to know and love have welcomed a new member of the family: We've just published The Wildflower Seed's critique of 420 Highways, located in scenic Lafayette. Don't be late for this very important date. Then, check out other joints like ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    RTD's rash of crashes: Driver charged in Marvin Webb's death, another wreck yesterday

    The fatal Lafayette bus crash, as seen in CBS4 coverage.​Last week, we told you about the death of Marvin Webb, who was killed after he was struck by an RTD bus in Lafayette while he was riding his bicycle. Today, RTD spokesman Scott Reed confirms that the bus's driver, Paul John Johnson, has ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Chip's Place owner killed in RTD bus crash

    In just four days, RTD buses racked up three collisions that resulted in four fatalities. The latest victim? Marvin "Chip" Webb, who was riding his bicycle in Lafayette when he was struck by a bus Tuesday night. Webb, the owner of Chip's Place, had worked at Chip's Cafe, a diner at 103 North Public ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Marvin Webb dies in third RTD accident in four days

    The scene of the latest accident, from CBS4 coverage.​Update, 3:32 p.m.: As reported by the Colorado Daily, Marvin Webb has died from injuries sustained in a bus crash last night. This blog's headline and body copy has been changed to reflect this development; the original item, published at 2 ... More >>

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    January 9, 2010

    Today: Get healthy at the Quaker Oatmeal Festival

    ​This weekend brings the return of Lafayette's Quaker Oatmeal Festival, complete with an oatmeal breakfast, a certified 5K run/walk, a health fair, an oatmeal baking contest and the inaugural Oatmeal Creation Challenge; events run from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Spoon up all the details at www ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: A farewell to Sheehan

    ​The year might be starting off slow, but there are still plenty of culinary events to keep things cooking -- including your very last chance to have Westword restaurant critic Jason Sheehan sign a copy of Cooking Dirty. Here's a taste of what's ahead:

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    October 15, 2009
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    October 7, 2009

    Cannabis Therapy Institute offers framework for dispensary regulations

    ​Last night, city councils at localities throughout the state, including Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville and Thornton, discussed the issue of medical-marijuana dispensaries at city council meetings. In Durango, for instance, officials approved preliminary tweaks in regulations, setting hours o ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Parties, dinners and desserts tonight

    ​ Feel like a road trip tonight? Head to A Grande Finale Patisserie, 489 North Highway 287, Suite 100, in Lafayette, at 6:30 p.m. for a Dessert & Beer Pairing. Pastry chef Nicole Hedlund and New Belgium Brewery's Matt Furlong will satisfy your sweet tooth and your inner barfly simultaneously f ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Meanings of banned jelly bracelets: Is silver a hand job, fisting or outdoor sex?

    Here's a girl who's ready for just about anything.​The principal at Lafayette's Angevine Middle School has reportedly asked parents to urge their kids not to wear colored jelly bracelets to class -- and those who do will be asked to remove them. The reason: The colors are said to denote assort ... More >>

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    July 9, 2009

    Speed Thrills

    Hurry to see the chairmen of the board.

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    January 23, 2009

    Pulcinella: Another closed call?

    The last time I was in Pulcinella, the downtown Denver outpost of a homegrown chain of Italian eateries, it was to try the special holiday cocktail -- a concoction just as sweet as the restaurant's cozy little bar area. But when I popped by last night, at prime dinner time, the door was locked and t ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008
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    July 12, 2007
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    March 2, 2006

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    From the week of March 2, 2006

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    February 23, 2006

    Sushi Mara

    The raw truth about Magnolia.

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    August 11, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 11, 2005

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    January 8, 2004
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    June 19, 2003

    Bug Love

    A car show to exhaust VW fans

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    May 15, 2003

    Groovy, Man

    Posters from the hippie era radiate good vibes

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    January 9, 2003

    Free For All

    Highlighting the week's greatest gratis event

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    May 9, 1996

    Here's a Hot Little Number

    US West customers in Louisville and Lafayette reach out and touch...someone.

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