• Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Spice: Tobacco King Sang Leaming's $100,000 Fine Largest for Store Selling "Synthetic Pot"

    We've been reporting about local law enforcement agencies' war on spice, a product popularly known as synthetic pot even though it has little in common with actual cannabis. Now, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers -- the newly minted Colorado Springs mayoral candidate featured earlier today in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Harold's closes in Longmont, and Smokin' Dave's steps in

    After two years, Harold's and the Bayonet Room, the farm-to-table restaurant in Longmont's Best Western Plaza Hotel, served its final dish this past Saturday. Fortunately for hungry Longmont residents, the space is now being renovated for a new concept from Dave Oehlman, owner of the two Smokin' Dav ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Director Brian Coppom on the Boulder Farmers' Market, opening tomorrow

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Fernet takes us behind the bar at Harold's Bayonet Room

    When Colorado booze manages to infiltrate the secretive San Francisco market, it's time to take notice. A recent trip to the Other Queen City found bottles of Leopold Bros. Highland Amaro Fernet being downed. This, in a place where Fernet Branca, the leading manufacturer of the bitter-tasting stuff, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    300 Suns Brewing opens Saturday in Longmont -- the town's first new brewery in five years

    When 300 Suns Brewing opens in Longmont this Saturday, it will become the first new brewery to open in town since Oskar Blues -- now Colorado's second largest beer maker -- moved there from Lyons in 2009 and only the fourth brewery overall. So, there's a little bit of pressure -- but mostly, there' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Beer calendar: Caution, Cannonball Creek, cans and coffee are cause for celebration

    Oskar Blues has introduced a new kind of vessel for taking beer to go from its Tasty Weasel taproom in Longmont. The Crowler, a cross between a can and a traditional growler, is a 32-ounce recyclable aluminum can that can be filled, purged of CO2 and sealed within minutes. Turn the page to see all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Modmarket opens in Longmont, its sixth location...and counting

    Another Modmarket opened yesterday, this one in Longmont right next to Lucky's. And that's just the start of the action we'll see next year from this Denver-based group, named a "Hot Concept" by Nation's Restaurant News in 2013. See also: Modmarket to open at Denver International Airport

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Photos: Oskar Blues will open Cyclhops Bike CANtina in Longmont

    The Oskar Blues crew is better known for peddling beer than pedaling bikes, but their new restaurant is bringing both to Longmont, under one roof. With tacos. And tequila. The Cyclhops Bike CANtina is an Oskar Blues joint through and through, right down to the pun in its name. And, when it official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Boulder Farmers' Market continues Saturday -- get out there and shop!

    It's been a rough year for local farmers. Late spring snows wiped out a lot of early crops, especially fruit, and then -- when they'd started to recover and at the height of the growing and selling season -- came the flood. Some acres of crops were completely wiped out, infrastructure was damaged, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Left Hand brews throwback beers to celebrate its 20th anniversary

    Left Hand Brewing marked its twentieth anniversary last week (a trying week, considering the floods that nearly wreaked havoc on the brewery), and to celebrate, the Longmont company is temporarily bringing back five beers it no longer makes. "These are some old favorites," says Joe Schiraldi, who i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Two new breweries and two new brewery-owned eateries heading to Longmont

    Longmont is already one of Colorado's craft beer meccas. The town is home to two of the state's biggest breweries, Left Hand and Oskar Blues, as well as the Pumphouse brewpub and two suds-centered restaurants operated by Oskar Blues. But over the next few months, the Boulder County burg will be inu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Longmont gets lucky with a new Lucky's Market, opening today

    What does it take to convert a giant empty building in Longmont into a bustling supermarket? "It takes a village," says Lucky's Market founder Bo Sharon, with an appreciative sigh. "It takes a lot of intelligent people working very, very hard -- 26,000 square feet is a big challenge." The added rea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Fracking fight coming to Loveland?

    The City of Longmont has been criticized and sued -- once by the state, once by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association -- over its citizens' decision last fall to ban fracking within the city limits. That's discouraged other local governments along the Front Range that have been thinking about getting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Photos: Longmont mortuary and crematorium goes up in flames with six bodies inside

    The smoke has now cleared over Howe Mortuary & Cremation Services in Longmont. But the blaze that struck the venerable business, which has been in operation since 1898, left its mark, destroying the building and disrupting the lives of families who were already grieving. Six bodies were reportedly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Artist Jill Powers explores insects, climate change at show opening tonight

    Like pine beetles, Boulder artist Jill Powers does some of her best work in bark. Her mixed media fiber sculptures and installations draw on exotic natural materials, from seed pods to a tough inner bark called Kozo that happens to be "sustainably grown" -- and that's good news, since Powers's new e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Cycling: Longmont considers ban on bikes downtown, advocates oppose strict enforcement

    Based on safety concerns and the potential for crashes in a congested corridor, Longmont officials are considering a ban on biking downtown through a so-called "dismount zone" that would require cyclists to get off their wheels and walk their bikes. And while cycling advocates aren't opposed to enco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Terroir closes in Longmont, but its owners keep cooking

    Fans were shocked and saddened when Terroir, a much-lauded farm-to-table restaurant on Longmont's Main Street, closed after five fruitful years. "It's definitely bittersweet," says Tim Payne, who ran the restaurant with his wife, Melissa Newell, and manned the line as executive chef. See also: - Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Twelve year old arrested: How often do parents call the cops to send kids a message?

    A mother in Longmont recently had a simple request for local police: Arrest my twelve-year-old daughter. This action was reportedly taken to send a message to the girl, who allegedly committed assault, although her mom had no obvious physical injuries. How often are cops asked to make such deliveri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Left Hand named a top fifty U.S. brewer; Oskar Blues is second in Colorado

    Longmont won big today when the Brewers Association, based just down the road in Boulder, released its annual list of the top fifty biggest craft brewers in the United States. Left Hand Brewing, which was founded in Longmont in 1993, cracked the list for the first time, logging in at number 49. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    EcoCreations takes over the Muse Gallery today

    The third annual EcoCreations opens tonight at Muse Gallery in Longmont. Seventeen artists were selected to display their work in this show, and it's all created entirely from recycled materials and found objects.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    It's okay to eat, drink and be merry on Fat Tuesday

    Fat Tuesday is the traditional day when folks are allowed to indulge -- before Ash Wednesday shuts all the enjoyment down and Lent begins. Fortunately, you don't have to be Catholic to get into the spirit of Mardi Gras's last hurrah, and while Colorado is far from the French Quarter, there's more th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Reader: Goodwill hunting for Cherry Creek shoppers a stupid idea

    Goodwill Industries of Denver is opening two new stores this spring -- one a major store in Longmont, which will hold a job fair to fill thirty positions starting tomorrow. Good idea. But that boutique store in Cherry Creek? Says Rockdove: Stupid idea.I can't even believe that they don't get wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Goodwill to open two stores this spring, including the thrift boutique Deja Blue

    Goodwill has plans to open two stores this spring, one in Longmont and a boutique in Cherry Creek, which will be do-good organization's 25th and 26th stores in the metro area.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Medical marijuana: Longmont City Council moves toward dispensary ban

    Longmont moves to ban dispensaries.​Last night, the Longmont City Council held a first reading of an ordinance that would ban medical marijuana centers in the city and restrict medical marijuana patients and primary caregivers. Judging from the 7-0 vote in favor of the ban, dispensary days are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Tonight: Wine tasting at Strings, wine dinner at Terroir

    A Flickr photo.​Are you partial to pinot noirs? Strings, 1700 Humboldt Street, has paired up with Marczyk Fine Foods and Republic National for the Passion of Pinot Noirs Wine Tasting, which will feature appetizers and a range of pinot noirs from around the world -- as well as some non-pinot w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    SmartCo is sprouting up all over the place

    ​SmartCo is swiftly making its mark on Colorado. Barely two months ago, SmartCo didn't even have a website. Since then, the supersize, discount supermarket has been taking root -- and attracting the interest of dozens of incompetent jobseekers (see comments) -- on the Front Range.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Google Fiber: Please, please come to Longmont!

    See full-size image below.​Plenty of cities romance corporations looking for a new home. But few go to the extremes of Longmont, which so wants Google Fiber to set up housekeeping there that it's created a photo from space expressing its desire, plus a video contest and more. Check out exampl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Drug ring in Boulder County: 17 indicted for meth, cocaine, to Stan Garnett's delight

    Stan Garnett.​Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett, who's challenging John Suthers for the job of Colorado Attorney General, was able to burnish his law-and-order credentials today via the actions of a grand jury, which just handed down a 127-count, seventeen-person indictment aimed at a Lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Craft beer, anniversary parties and benefits

    A Flickr photo.​Between the craft beer, anniversary parties and benefit events, there's plenty to fill your plate with foodie events this week. Here's a taste of what's coming up: Monday, May 17: Celebrate American Craft Beer Week, which highlights the industry and culture of craft beer, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Placenta poking encouraged at elementary school

    A Flickr photo"I think it takes after your side of the family."​Those of you still struggling with the trauma of having to dissect frogs during high school should thank the heavens above that you didn't attend Alpine Elementary School in Longmont. Why? Because, according to Channel 4, fifth g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Ninjas rob restaurant, leave tacos behind

    ​On Sunday, a pair of ninjas robbed Deli Cioso, a Mexican restaurant in Longmont. Owner Rudy Masia says he turned over a day's receipts to the mysterious miscreants, who were tiny and dressed in black. Longmont Police Sergeant Garrett Boden told the Longmont Times-Call that the culprits didn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Latest beheading victim: a horse (made of fiberglass)

    "Why couldn't I have bought a fiberglass horse instead of a real one!"​What is it with beheadings all of a sudden? Last week, we told you about a Boulder break-in during which a woman's betta fish was decapitated. And now, a Longmont couple reveals that the head of their beloved fiberglass hor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Tiger Woods "Unfaithful" art project goes global

    It wasn't quite pop art, but close -- and readers and viewers everywhere are chugging it down. This weekend, Channel 9 reported about bottles of Gatorade on local store shelves featuring a photo of Tiger Woods and his wife and the word "Unfaithful" -- an art project pulled off by Longmont's Jason ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Colorado Crimes: Brian Christopher Naranjo shouldn't have drawn that gun

    Brian Christopher Naranjo.​The press releases issued in the wake of yesterday's officers-involved shooting suggest that Longmont resident Brian Christopher Naranjo, 35, had numerous opportunities to avoid getting shot and killed. Naranjo, who's been arrested in the past for everything from for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Salazar with a commanding early fundraising lead

    ​ We're giving away three links every day. All you have to do is send them to us. The challenger for John Salazar's House seat isn't exactly rolling in dough at this point. (Colorado Independent) Corruption for a good cause in Longmont? (Face the State) Brekenridge might not even need to vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Denver-based DigitalGlobe can see your house -- and it's making a mint doing it

    DigitalGlobe When you want to stalk someone but Facebook and parking outside their house for hours with binoculars just aren't doing it for you, how about buying high-resolution images of their neighborhood as taken by satellites? Sure, you could just get an image off of Google Maps, but if you wan ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    Garden of Eatin'

    Fresh, local food lines the Longmont Museum’s walls.

  • Music

    April 17, 2008

    Tusk Safari Lounge

    Take a run through the jungle.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007

    More Messages: Hard Sell

    Here's a story that's unlikely to turn up in the Denver dailies or the Boulder Daily Camera. "Times-Call the Target of Subscription Sales Ploy," an offering published last week in Longmont's Daily Times-Call, begins by denying that the venerable publication has been sold. That's followed by an odd e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003
  • Calendar

    July 18, 2002

    Honk for Geese

    Geese Galore showcases Longmont’s fowl fare.

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2002
  • Food & Drink

    April 4, 2002

    Best Tea

    Tea Train

  • Goods & Services

    March 29, 2001
  • Calendar

    October 5, 2000

    Alley Cat

    A new gallery show features local backyards.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best stone

    Colorado Stone Company

  • News

    May 9, 1996

    Ring Around the Sprawler

    An ultimatum from the feds may lead to a line in the sand for Denver developers.

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