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    October 24, 2014

    Local Whiskerinas Will Add Hair-Raising Fun to Boulder Facial Hair Club Contest Tomorrow

    With No Shave November just around the corner, celebrations of Colorado's best beards and mustaches are already under way. The Boulder Facial Hair Club will be hosting its second annual Beard and Moustache Contest in Longmont tomorrow, October 25, at Dickens Opera House; this year's competition will ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Beer, beer and more beer on this weekend's culinary calendar

    The craft-beer scene has exploded in Colorado, and this week the second-largest craft-beer maker in the country is in Denver to celebrate the industry. Sierra Nevada invited every craft brewery in the nation -- nearly 3,000 in all -- to participate in seven regional celebrations for Sierra Nevada's ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Oskar Blues helps the Lyons and Longmont communities with Can'd Aid Foundation

    Kiernan Maletsky's cover story, "Rock On," focuses on the town of Lyons and the music scene's efforts to recover from last fall's devastating floods. Oskar Blues has played an instrumental role -- not only in the economic growth of Lyons, but in the recovery efforts there and in Longmont. Here's a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Longmont's Front Range Film Festival returns for a second run this weekend

    Coloradans like to celebrate their state almost as much as they like to live in it. Longmont's second annual Front Range Film Fest, running Thursday through Saturday, "Connects the Front Range to Film," with three feature-length films and a series of shorts, most of which are by local filmmakers. " ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014
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    April 10, 2014
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    March 20, 2014

    Bud, Guinness, Sam Adams protest Left Hand Brewing's attempt to trademark "Nitro"

    Left Hand Brewing in Longmont has been looking to get control of the word "Nitro" since 2011, first by wresting the trademark away from a small Canadian brewer that had never used it and then by filing a trademark claim of its own on the word as it relates to beer. But that effort bubbled over last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Video: Ryan Stone busted after wild car chase with kidnapped four-year-old

    This morning's news cycle was dominated by an event that many Coloradans watched live -- a police chase after a car-jacking suspect who'd raced away from a Longmont gas station in a stolen vehicle with a four-year-old boy inside. Fortunately, the conclusion of the story is relatively happy for most ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Photos: Ten best places to find a job in Colorado

    What are the best places in Colorado to find a job? The folks at the Nerd Wallet website have just released a list that attempts to answer that question, and surprisingly enough, several cities that almost always wind up on such rosters -- including Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs -- are nowher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Oil and gas industry poised to outspend fracktivists 30-1 on Boulder moratorium

    When the League of Women Voters recently made an analysis of issues on the November ballot, it couldn't find a group to make the case against 2H, a proposal to extend the City of Boulder's moratorium on new oil and gas drilling for another five years. "There is no organized opposition at this time," ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013
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    September 18, 2013

    Videos: Raw footage of breathtaking aerial rescues, flood-ravaged locations

    As we noted in a post yesterday, the best way to get a feel for the vast sweep of flooding in Colorado is to view it from the air. Understanding this, 7News, the local station that's offered the most comprehensive coverage of this story to date (going wall-to-wall on Sunday when a number of other De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Videos: Startling aerial footage of flooding in Lyons, Longmont

    Colorado Office of Emergency Management numbers have changed since our publication of a flooding update 24 hours ago -- some for the better (648 people remain unaccounted for, as opposed to 1,253 yesterday), the most important one for the worse (confirmed fatalities have gone up from five to eight). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    First look: Urban Thai opens in Longmont's Prospect neighborhood

    Edward Vanegas says he's drawing a line between traditional Thailand and the vital Thailand of today with his Longmont eatery, Urban Thai. "There's an older senior population that is the traditional Thai people that you come in contact with. They are very connected to the traditions," says Vanegas, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Craft-beer throwdowns at Breckenridge, Parry's Pizza and Twisted Pine this week

    New breweries are opening nearly every week in Colorado, but the one that started up a new Facebook page last Saturday isn't one of them. "No we didn't change our name," reads the first post on That Brewery on Zuni's page. "We're still that great craft brewery making unique, great tasting craft beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Food trucks rev up in Longmont, a duel at Edge and a Feast in Vail on the culinary calendar

    Prospect Park in Longmont now hosts a gathering of area food trucks every Monday night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Prospect Eats also features live, local music; visit the website for the full schedule, and keep reading for more items on the culinary calendar this week. See also: - Ten food trucks you nee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Photos: Leo DiCaprio's production of Dear Eleanor shooting in Niwot and beyond

    Our Melanie Asmar has been writing about a new film incentives law that aims to attract movie- and TV-makers to Colorado -- and in March, she revealed that Dear Eleanor, a movie produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's company, would soon start lensing here. Lo and behold, it's happening -- and while produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    The Comida food truck is throwing a birthday bash in Boulder today

    The crew behind Comida Cantina is celebrating the third birthday for "Tina," the hot-pink food truck that inspired two brick and mortars -- today at Flatiron Park in Boulder. There will be food specials and lawn games from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. See also: - Ten food trucks you need to try this sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Denver Post showing liberal slant by calling Mark Udall "privacy watchdog"?

    Denver blog posts have had a helluva day. Colorado Peak Politics goes after a Denver Post article in which Senator Mark Udall is referred to as a "privacy watchdog." Denver Egotist on kicking balls and taking names -- at an upcoming kickball tournament. Free Range Longmont's Ann Kibbey asks: Why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    What to expect when the Boulder County Farmers' Market returns tomorrow

    Some people say the first green shoots of spring have the most chi or energy, while others insist they're particularly cleansing for your system. No matter what the reason, most of us are yearning for fresh tastes after a plodding winter of carrots, onions, potatoes, winter squash and dried beans. S ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    Cheba Hut downtown has new murals by Gamma Acosta

    Cheba Hut is much more than a pot-based joke. The small chain of "toasted" sub shops may be based in Tempe, Arizona, but it definitely appreciates local customers, local produce and local beers -- the Cheba Hut in downtown Denver has twenty Colorado beers on tap. And now it also has two murals by Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Chia's Breakfast & Lunch Counter closes in Golden, and will reopen as Tin Star Smokehouse

    Last April, Eric Chiappetta, the former chef of Pizza Republica, along with his wife, Jamie, left the piehole world behind to open Chia's Breakfast & Lunch Counter in Golden. But last week, the couple shut the doors See also: - Chia's Breakfast & Lunch Counter is set to open next week in Golden - T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Man who allegedly killed three in Weld County was released from jail hours before

    Update, 10:30 a.m.: The man who allegedly killed three others in a Longmont home yesterday and then shot himself had been released from jail a few hours before the shooting, according to the Weld County Sheriff's Office. Daniel Sanchez, 31, reportedly showed up to the home where his ex-girlfriend wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Pizza gets Lucky, Spicy Pickle not so much: Our restaurant roll call for February

    The Louisville-based Lucky Pie closed out the month's action on February 29, when it opened a second Lucky Pie in (half of) the former home of Dixons. But other local ventures have not been so fortunate with their expansion plans: The companies behind both the Spicy Pickle and Mercedes Mexican Resta ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Contest: Win two seats to the Comida Cantina friends and family dinner

    The pink Comida taco truck has been a regular sight on the streets of Boulder for the last few years, and it's about to get a stationary counterpart: Rayme Rossello's Comida Cantina will open its doors in Longmont next Friday, serving up tacos, tortas and tostados -- with licuados and cocktails to p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    The ten biggest Colorado beer stories of 2011

    You could say that 2011 was the year that Denver's men and women matched its mountains when it came to beer culture. Seven new breweries opened in the metro area and stayed so busy that all seven have already expanded -- or are considering it. But good beer can also be found on the menus of fancy r ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    The ten worst skateparks in Colorado

    The November issue of Thrasher included the results of a contest in which the magazine had asked readers for the worst skateparks in their towns for a list titled "Certified Piece of Suck: Doo-Doo Skatepark Construction." One of these pieces of suck is located in Colorado.

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    December 2, 2011

    Gamma Acosta on Street Cred, graffiti and the importance of street art

    The last time we talked to Longmont artist Gamma Acosta, he quietly reminded us that there's redemption in street art, and many of the kids who come out of the tagging culture, spray cans in hand, have talent that can raise them above the low-rent materials of the street. That was seven years ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Beer labels can be beautiful, too. Here are five cool ones from Colorado brewers.

    When Longmont's Left Hand Brewing hired Boulder-based Moxie Sozo to redesign its labels a couple of years ago, the results opened a lot of eyes -- and landed Left Hand beers on a lot of best-designed beer label lists. As an added bonus, Moxie, a Boulder design and advertising agency, incorporated th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Oskar Blues taps into viral honey badger video with new beer, but honey badger don't care

    Oskar Blues is the second Colorado brewery to tap into a viral YouTube video, releasing Honey Badger Smoked Porter at its restaurants in Longmont and Lyons yesterday. The beer was inspired by "The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger (original narration by Randall)," a National Geographic video with a hilar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Colorado beer calendar: BrewDEN meets at Renegade; Denver Beer Co taps its first firkin

    ​Construction continues at Vine Street Pub, where a new brewery operated by the Mountain Sun group should be ready by mid-September -- ready, but not operational. That's because it will take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months for the company to work out its permitting issues from the c ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011
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    May 25, 2011

    Oskar Blues can-cels Burning Can 2011

    ​Cantastrophe! Oskar Blues, the Longmont brewery that inspired the canned craft beer craze, has canceled its 2011 version of Burning Can, a festival it kicked off last summer. The fest, which debuted in Lyons in 2010, was going to be held in Longmont on June 18 and feature around 100 flavors ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Oskar Blues does it The Old Chubway

    ​The Oskar Blues Brewing Company has expanded its empire of oddly-named eateries yet again, adding The Old Chubway: Expeditious Chow Dispensary in Lyons. Oskar Blues already runs its original Grill & Brew in Lyons, the Tasty Weasel Tap Room in Longmont and Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Sol ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Heaven Fest quickly growing into a destination festival

    Heaven Fest is expected to draw even more people this year​ Way back in 2008, when we first spoke to Luke Bodley about Heaven Fest, the annual Christian music festival he produces was in its infancy. Bodley confided to us that he had difficulty convincing acts to perform at the inagural event ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Terroir hosts an organic beer dinner

    ​Asher Brewing Company is Colorado's first (and, right now, only) certified organic brewery, and tonight you can taste its creations at Terroir's Community Beer Dinner. The three-course menu features mussels, chiles, roasted tomatoes and shallots topped with poblano chili romesco sauce and pa ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    January 19, 2010

    Oskar Blues elects the Gubna as its next canned brew

    ​The race for governor of Colorado is in full swing, but the next "Gubna" of Colorado has already been decided. Oskar Blues Brewery will release Gubna Imperial IPA on March 1, the Longmont-based brewer's sixth canned brew. The unusual rye beer is made from three kinds of malt, including rye m ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Holiday beer season 2009 has begun

    ​Are you still in summer mode? Having trouble folding up your linen and packing it away in favor of fleece? Still pretending to be warm while shivering on some bar's patio? Well, here's a sudsy fact that might shock you into reality: local breweries have already begun rolling out their holida ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    May showers bring Belgian beer flowers

    Spring is the saison for Belgian-style ales, in particular because the lighter, citrusy sweet flavors - which accompany many Belgian beer types -- go so well served cold after a warm, flower-fragranced day. A couple of Colorado breweries have just released their seasonal Belgians, while a couple m ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Chocolate and beer -- what more could you need?

    The Colorado Chocolate Festival returns to the Denver Merchandise Mart this weekend, starting with a Friday Night Gala from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight; the regular show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets to the gala are $12, regular admission is $7 adults, kids 5-12 are $3, and under 5 are free ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    The Rib House is moving to Boulder

    Since Kevin Taylor's Prima in Boulder closed in late 2007, its spot at One Boulder Plaza has housed only a "For Lease" sign. But now Tracy Webb, chef/owner of The Rib House, at 1920 South Coffman Street in Longmont, will turn this location into his second Rib House.Webb is from Kansas City and has ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    Despite a Longmonster sighting, RTD still doesn't serve Nebraska

    Go west, young bus. You can find anything out there on the open road, but as a Westword operative recently discovered in Nebraska, some things seem more out of place than others. In this case, it was a shuttle-sized RTD bus heading westbound on Interstate 80 near the town of North Platte. A los ... More >>

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    August 30, 2007
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    July 19, 2007

    All's Fair

    A day of cucumbers, cooks and collages in Boulder.

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    October 19, 2006

    Stay Gold

    Mustangs and Madras take flight with a new album and tour.

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    August 11, 2005
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    April 29, 2004

    The Rhythm of Andalusia

    Multimedia flamenco show captures gitano spirit

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    October 9, 2003

    Breaking Ground

    Club Breakdown opens its arms

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    May 15, 1997
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