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Claire Walter

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In Boulder, Santa's Sleigh Is a Tesla

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2010 | 9:54 PM

BOULDER, Colo. -- Switch On The Holidays, Boulder's family-friendly holiday season kick-off, always features music of the season and the arrival of Santa. The Jolly Old Elf flips a switch to turn on the lights on the Pearl Street pedestrian mall, the Art Deco Boulder County Courthouse and...

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Snowstorm Stops Ski Star

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 3:06 PM

VAIL, Colo. - Lindsay Vonn, America's skiing superstar, has garnered fame and acclaim, medals and trophies and a considerable income by racing down snow-covered courses faster than just about anyone else. She blazes through the finish line, hefts her skis overhead and flashes her covergirl smile.


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Boulder Farmers Market Is Tops, But What's This About the Produce?

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 2:12 PM

BOULDER, Colo. -- Bon Appetit magazine recently decreed Boulder to be "America's foodiest town." Now the twice-weekly Boulder Farmers' market has made it onto another national list:,'s selection of the top 10 farmers markets in the land. The Boulder paragraph was accompanied by...

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The Corkscrew Passes at the Boulder Wine Merchant

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 1:25 PM

BOULDER, Colo. -- There are currently only 105 Master Sommeliers in North America (90 men, 15 women) and a mere 170 such wine professionals worldwide who have earned that title from the Court of of Master Sommeliers since 1973. Two of them, Wayne Belding (who passed the rigorous...

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Veteran Boulder Climber Glenn Porzak Injured Near Home

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2010 | 1:41 PM

BOULDER, Colo. -- Glenn Porzak, a veteran climber who had conquered the iconic seven summits (the highest points on all continents), was seriously injured on Aug. 21 during a relatively easy climb just a few miles from home. Porzak was on a low rock face when one rock gave way,...

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Boulder Daily Camera Building Sold for $9 Million

(2) Comments | Posted August 23, 2010 | 11:02 AM

BOULDER, Colo. -- It's been years since the local hardware store and the local drug store were located in downtown Boulder -- though there is a yuppie-style Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy plus several so-called medical marijuana dispenseries. Now the local daily newspaper is ready to leave downtown as the...

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2,800 Acres in Grand County Now Protected

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2010 | 1:23 PM

GRANBY, Colo. -- If the current crop of Colorado candidates with their slash-and-burn campaign promises had been in place four years ago, nearly 2,800 acres of land owned by Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies would not be protected in perpetuity, but now it is, thanks to...

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Frontier Airlines' "Political-Style" Ad

(3) Comments | Posted August 4, 2010 | 4:18 PM

Innuendo, partial truths and omissions are nothing new in political advertising, but in a newspaper ad for an airline? Yes indeed.

Frontier Airlines is touting its latest fare sale with a headline reading:

Born and bred in Colorado. (And proud of it.)

True enough, but after Colorado-born and...

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Fiddlers' Green Amphitheater Renamed for Dental Chain

(3) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 5:26 PM

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- The legend of Fiddler's Green, an imaginary afterlife where the fiddler never stops playing and the dancers never sit down, is a lovely inspiration for an outdoor performing arts and entertainment venue. Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, in a suburb south of Denver, was so named...

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Wellshire Inn: What Do Fates Have In Store?

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 1:43 PM

DENVER -- The Wellshire Inn, a venerable Tudor landmark, is now out of the restaurant business and is being redeveloped as a private events venue suitable for weddings, corporate events (it overlooks a golf course) and assorted other special occasions. Leo Goto, legendary Denver restaurateur and the longtime...

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KBCO Abandoning Boulder

(7) Comments | Posted January 15, 2010 | 4:11 PM

KBCO -- KBoulderCOlorado -- established in 1977 and as much a part of the Boulder landscape as the Flatirons, Chautauqua Park and the University of Colorado campus, is planning to pull up stakes this spring and move from its central Boulder studio to the Clear Channel Media complex at the...

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Chef Ian Kleinman Out of O's

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2009 | 10:41 AM

Fourteen Colorado chefs competed in the 2009 "Taste of Elegance" on Thurs., Nov. 12. Number 15 would have been Ian Kleinman, Colorado's captain of molecular gastronomy and winner of the "Most Creative Chef" honors at the 2008 festival. Kleinman wasn't there because he was just RIFed from the

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One Foot in the Grave and One at the Movies

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2009 | 8:09 AM

"Free Movie Night for Seniors" is being promoted to residents of Windsor Gardens, a retirement community on Alameda near Quebec. This monthly presentation of free films, free refreshments and a raffle for DVDs of each evening's film sounds like a pretty good deal for thrifty retirees.

The venue...

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Double-Take Headline in Boulder Newspaper

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2009 | 11:35 AM

"Armstrong Women's Time Trial at Worlds," according to a headline in the sports section of the Boulder Daily Camera. The headline writer must have been asleep at the keyboard when tapping out this headline. Or maybe not. Maybe s/he wrote it that way intentionally to lure readers into the...

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America's Second and Third Female Catholic Priests Ordained

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2009 | 1:05 PM

In May 2002, Giovanna Piazza was ordained as the first female Catholic priest in Orange, Calif., and more than seven years later, on September 18, in Colorado, Sheila Dierks and Teri Harroun became the second and third. Their denomination is is the Ecumenical Catholic Communion.

Dierks, 66, married, mother...

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Forest Service Apologizes for Slurs Against Latinos

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2009 | 12:23 PM

Federal lands are supposed to belong to the American people. All the American people. But a U.S. Forest Service official implied that Latinos are different. In a press conference on August 26, USFS special agent Gil Quintana (he with a Hispanic surname) wanted hikers to be on the alert for...

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Ten Tricks & Tips for Saving Money in Denver

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 11:12 AM

In and around Denver, the best things in life are free - or cheap. Mile High on the Cheap tracks down, free entertainment sales and special promotions and posts half a dozen or more every day.

Mile High on the Cheapskates Claire Walter and Laura Daily also have...

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McDonald's Burger With Blooper

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2009 | 10:59 PM

McDonald's is promoting its new Angus Third Pounder via a tenuous tie-in with public transportation systems in eight U.S. cities. Try Free, Ride Free coupons will be distributed on one day sometime after September 13, not announced in advance. Mickey D's reps will present a total of 75,000 people...

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