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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Fresh, local food lines the Longmont Museums walls.
Take a run through the jungle.
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 >>
Geese Galore showcases Longmont’s fowl fare.
The Music Stand
A new gallery show features local backyards.
Colorado Stone Company
An ultimatum from the feds may lead to a line in the sand for Denver developers.