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 >>
As quickly as the floodwaters rose, Colorado is organizing benefits to help those affected, and bars and breweries are no exception -- especially those in Longmont, Lyons and Boulder where some of the flooding hit the hardest. One of those benefits is Longmont's Oktoberfest, organized by Left Hand B ... More >>
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 >>
The first Modmarket opened in 2009 in Boulder, a town that seemed ideally suited for its seasonal ingredients and farm-to-table philosophy set off by a sleek, fast-casual setting. But in the three years after that, owners Rob McColgan and Anthony Pigliacamto opened three more stores in metro locatio ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Denver blog posts make the most of what they've got. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein on the terrible performance by the new-look Nuggets in a loss to Philadelphia. Weren't those big contracts for Ty Lawson and JaVale McGee supposed to be inspiring? Free Range Longmont's Kaye Fissinger on the Denve ... More >>
Denver blog posts try to make the best of every situation. Colorado Independent's John Tomasic drills into Longmont's fracking ban proposal. Big Media's Jason Salzman thinks radio hosts shouldn't let politicians get away with calling Social Security a "Ponzi scheme" without backing up the comment. ... More >>
"I'm bursting at the seams, I'm so excited," says Comida Cantina owner Rayme Rossello, who just inked a deal to open a second Comida in a 2,700-square-foot restaurant space inside the Source, a behemoth indoor artisan European market, conceived and undertaken by urban developer Kyle Zeppelin, that w ... More >>
The talk continues about T|ACO, the updated taqueria with the awkward name that opened yesterday in Boulder. It's not the first hip taqueria in the area, of course. Pinche Taqueria gave the Pinche Tacos concept a permanent home last year. And in February Comida Cantina opened a brick-and-mortar ver ... More >>
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 >>
Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids, 1550 South Hover Road in Longmont, is bringing women on board with the Can Can Girls Beer Club Beer Dinner. Tonight's event pairs five courses with brews to help raise both awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. Admission is $50; for more details, call 303-585-94 ... More >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Oskar BluesTaprooms and food trucks are a perfect match: the taprooms need good grub to feed their customers, and the food trucks need to find good spots with a lot of hungry people. Over the past few years, it's a combination that's worked well for more than a dozen breweries in Denver, Bou ... More >>
Photo by Dq Israd, courtesy J. Walcher CommunicationsNick Batsch coming in hot at the 2011 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy PilotingThe mere thrill of jumping out of a plane wasn't enough for Denver-based skydiver Nick Batsch, who took up the sport of canopy piloting (where the ... More >>
Good food for good causes: How can you go wrong? You can't, so head to Terroir, 246 Main Street in Longmont, which is hosting Dining Out Days from 4 to 9 p.m. The Boulder County Aids Project will receive 15 percent of the proceeds; for more information, call 303-651-0630 or visit www.terroir- ... More >>
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 >>
Terroir, 246 Main Street in Longmont, will be full of the flavor of fall tonight when it hosts a Hard Apple Cider Dinner, with five courses (regular or vegetarian) and four hard apple cider pairings created by Dick Dunn of Talisman Farms. Here's the menu:
A Flickr photoMove, kitty!We found these three Denver blog posts -- and we're sharing. Colorado Pols tells about an offer from PETA to Longmont: We'll pave subdivision roads in exchange for our name on the pavement. Watch the fur fly. Denver Infill checks in with its thirtieth update on Uni ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
This might hurt a little.Do you think you're tough? No, seriously, do you think you're tough? Because if you have even a lingering doubt about the fortitude of your stomach lining or the iron sides of your throat, you won't want to try the ghost wing challenge at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Intricate stenciled forms make up a new exhibit in Longmont.
Films at the Brewery screens a cult classic.
Estrojam's fundraiser is smokin'.
A Taste of Language is a mouthful
The Polar Bear Gallery
Even in the best of times, farmers and developers fight for Colorado's water. And this summer's drought is far from the best of times.
When the housing boom hit Longmont, city inspectors missed a few steps.
To win underwriting contracts, bond houses provide campaigns with free political pros--but taxpayers wind up carrying the load.
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