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You Won't Believe What This $15 Thrift Store Purchase Is Worth

Aimee Heckel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

You might call it shopping. My husband thinks it's hoarding. I call it gambling. And I'm addicted.

The Beard Trend Crosses Gender Boundaries

Aimee Heckel | Posted 04.05.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Three years ago, I declared the amusing novelty of facial hair was on its way out. I was so violently wrong.

The World's Weirdest Fundraisers, From Naked Ziplining to Tater Tot Eating Contests

Aimee Heckel | Posted 03.28.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Fun-run peer pressure is a growing stress in my life, with fundraising races pretty much every weekend around Boulder. Maybe the participants are moved by the excitement. Maybe they just want to share the pain. Maybe I want to choose my own kind of pain.

This Bar Band Is a Blessing in Disguise: Lake Street Dive Smolder in Boulder

Michael Bialas | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Walking into Boulder's eTown Hall (yes, little "e," big "T") for the first time is something like basking in the afterglow of a religious experience.

Professor Will Resume Teaching After Prostitution Lecture Controversy

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Popular University of Colorado Boulder sociology professor Patty Adler will resume teaching her "Deviance in U.S. Society" class after university offi...

Hard Working Americans Know How to Get the Job Done, Seriously

Michael Bialas | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

"Holy shit, I think someone just sent me a bunch of drugs," funky folk singer-songwriter Todd Snider announced from Nashville. "That's mushrooms." Just another day in the life of a well-traveled troubadour.

Cold Boulder, Warm Dog

Rich Wolf | Posted 02.11.2014 | Denver
Rich Wolf

Dogs deserve our envy, not our pity, in the cold.

Valuing Diversity: The Pathway to Inclusion

Sojourner Marable Grimmett | Posted 12.30.2013 | Black Voices
Sojourner Marable Grimmett

I quickly checked myself before showing that I was alarmed by her reaction, and continued to smile. I imagined that I was the first black person that she had ever seen, and wanted my encounter with her to be a positive one.

There With Care Giving: Heather Maloney Sings Praises of Benefit

Michael Bialas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Heather Maloney admittedly didn't know what to expect when she joined forces with There With Care in late September. The singer-songwriter born in N...

Boulder Reeling From Epic Flood Event

Bob Wells | Posted 11.16.2013 | Denver
Bob Wells

When I finally went to bed Thursday night and closed my eyes, I could see only images of rushing water. In the ensuing days, the sound of falling rain, which I have always found soothing, now seems fearsome. When will it start up again? How hard will it rain? How long it will last?

Flood Safety: From Governor Hickenlooper and FEMA

Anita Thompson | Posted 09.14.2013 | Denver
Anita Thompson

It is the worst since the Big Thompson Flood of 1976. Raging late-summer storms overwhelmed the Rocky Mountain canyons, which gushed water into urban ...

Boulder's 100-Year Flood & Weather Weirding

Tom Weis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

I have lived in Boulder for nearly 30 years and have never seen anything -- weatherwise -- like what I've witnessed these past two years.

How Do You Help Young People? Listen to Them!

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.14.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

"How do you help young people? listen to them! It really is that simple. Sandwiches are sandwiches, a shower is a shower, a bed's a bed! But for too l...

Room-Size Boulder Slides Onto Road, Critically Injures Man

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 11.11.2013 | Crime

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An Arizona man was in critical but stable condition a day after a car-sized boulder slid onto a mountain road and landed on h...

Flesh and Blood Simple: He's My Brother She's My Sister Are Family Friendly

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Some groups are just so irresistible, you can't help but root for them like they're one of your own. He's My Brother She's My Sister is one of those g...

Wolves Will Lick Your Face

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

The penultimate trip this summer for me and Daniel can be summed up in two words: wolves rock. Still in awe, and it's been over a week since I was licked on the face by one.

Road Trip Top 10

Lisa McElroy | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Lisa McElroy

Driving 1,900 miles from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Boulder, Colorado, can be stultifying, especially when you're in a car by yourself with no one for company except 15 fish and two dachshunds.

'We Really Need To Change The Laws In Colorado' On Fracking

The Boulder Daily Camera | Charlie Brennan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Denver

Most requirements for corrective action set by regulators in a dispute between U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, and an energy company drilling near h...

'Voter Fraud' Check Finds, Oops, U.S. Citizens Voting

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

Voter fraud is not as rampant as Colorado's secretary of state would like you to believe. Last month, Secretary of State Scott Gessler (R) had anno...

Eleazar David Melendez

Colorado Ganjapreneur Envisions Weed Farmers Markets

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business

A Colorado entrepreneur is pushing to make buying marijuana nearly as easy as shopping for heirloom tomatoes. Justin Hartfield, the CEO of a Denver...

The End of Conflict? Time Out for TubeTALK

Alexia Parks | Posted 06.30.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

Everything is context. Take the bus driver off the bus, the waiter out of the restaurant, your child's teacher out of the classroom, and the question when you both meet on the street might be: "I think I know you..."

The Unseen Bean: Roasting Coffee in the Dark

Dark Rye | Posted 05.25.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

When you lose the use of one sense, the others become heightened. That's certainly true for Gerry Leary of Boulder, Colorado. Leary has been blind since birth, yet he operates a successful coffee roasting business and a café near Boulder's main pedestrian mall, Pearl Street.

CU Faculty Want Tuition Waivers Expanded To Year-Round

The Boulder Daily Camera | BRITTANY ANAS | Posted 02.25.2013 | Denver

The University of Colorado will consider improving a benefit that allows employees to pass along tuition waivers to their spouses or children so that ...

Rep. Levy Drafting Bill To Repeal Death Penalty In Colorado

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 12.21.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. State Rep. Claire Levy this week told The Colorado Independent she is writing a bill to eliminate t...

Mary Ellen Vernon Loves Boulder

Love Letters | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel
Love Letters

Always drawn to the water and the coast, I found myself surprisingly at ease in the tranquility of the mountains and trees.