This story out of the Akron Weekly Pioneer circa 1921 is an odd one. Not for the ancient Chinese mysticism involved, though that's plenty intriguing. No, it's because we can't tell if it was meant to scare the general public, bewilder them or truly inform. It speaks of a "Chinese drug, used many cen ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
FlickrWhat 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lori MidsonWhenever 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Johnny MolfettaThe space at 1800 Lawrence Street that held Pulcinella Ristorante from 2006 until early 2009 will soon be a 7-Eleven.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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:
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 >>
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 >>
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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